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Event Speaker

YES, Barry is available for public speaking events!  

Barry's talks are unique and highly relevant to our time.  His presentations are tailored to your audience and will captivate them with a fascinating ride in a Virtual Time Machine.  

Time travel is not only possible, we do it all the time using stories, imagination and scientific data.  Sometimes we call it hindsight - the ability to look back at our experiences and learn - or sometimes we call it foresight - when we imagine a future we are heading for.  There are many physical time machines we use to trigger our virtual time machines, think of books, movies, spreadsheets, campfire stories, science and computer simulation models.

As a Systems Ecologist, Barry starts with the end in mind and shares how to apply a systems understanding that "everything is connected" in order to imagine a future that does not yet exist, and then reverse engineer the steps needed to be followed in order to get there.  This systems understanding is in essence Cumulative Effects.

Barry will share with your audience examples from his own research and studies as well as those of other leading edge scientists, traditional knowledge holders, planners and decision-makers.  Your audience will leave feeling inspired with the know-how to use this knowledge themselves to write their own story, to create the future.  

If you would like Barry to speak at your event, contact him at [email protected] 

Confirmed Live Speaking Events for 2018:

Thompson Rivers University
April 4, 2018,  Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Woodworking Circle Of Excellence
April 6, 2018, Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada

Salmon Arm Daybreak Rotary Club
April 12, 2018, Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada

Secwépemc Water Gathering 
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April 21, 2018, Invermere, British Columbia, Canada

The Canadian Institute's Cumulative Effects Conference
June 12-13, 2018, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

The Canadian Institute Cannabis Business Conference
- To Be Confirmed
September 2018, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The American Planning Association - California Chapter
- To Be Confirmed
October 2018, San Diego, California, United States

Recent Presentations


Shuswap Naturalist Club
November 7, 2017

The Canadian Institute's Cumulative Effects Conference
June 19,20, 2017, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

British Columbia Institute Of Agrologists
May 5, 2017, Nelson, British Columbia, Canada

British Columbia Wildlife Federation Convention
May 6, 2017 Nelson, British Columbia, Canada

35th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference
March 29 - April 1, 2017, Davis, California, United States

Naturalist Club
Salmon Arm, British Columbia


Shuswap Trails Roundtable
Enderby, British Columbia

Squamish First Nation
North Vancouver, British Columbia

Canadian Institute Energy Group
Vancouver, British Columbia

Columbia Mountains Institute For Applied Ecology Environmental and Social Assessment Forum
Cranbrook, British Columbia

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Ottawa, Ontario

Little Shuswap Indian Band
Skwlax, British Columbia

Esk'etemc First Nation
Alkali Lake, British Columbia

BC Hydro Resource Planning Team
Vancouver, British Columbia

Stk'emlupsemc te Secwepemc Nation Ajax Evironmenatl Impact Assessment Panel Hearing
Kamloops, British Columbia

BC Hydro Business Planning & Risk Group
Vancouver, British Columbia

Collaborative Global Initiative,
Cranbrook, British Columbia


Shuswap Trails Roundtable,
Enderby, British Columbia

MacQuarrie Institute
Salmon Arm, British Columbia

Secwépemc Reconciliation Framework Agreement
Kamloops, Chase, British Columbia

First Nations Fisheries Council Science Series: Environmental Assessment Of Extractive Resource Activities
Vancouver, British Columbia

Secwépemc Unity Conference
Chase, British Columbia

Urban Systems, City of Kelowna, Okanagan Nation Alliance
Kelowna, British Columbia


Secwépemc Reconciliation Framework Agreement
Kamloops, Chase, British Columbia

City of Salmon Arm Environmental Advisory Committee
Salmon Arm, British Columbia

Salmon Arm Daybreak Rotary Club
Salmon Arm, British Columbia

Plan B,
Salmon Arm British Columbia

Metlakatla First Nation
Prince Rupert, British Columbia

2005 - 2013

2013 International Forest Products

2013 Treaty 8 First Nations

2013 British Gas / AECOM

2013 Annual Professional Biology Conference & AGM

2012 Pembina Institute

2012 Clean Energy BC

2012 School District #83

2012 Masterton Land Services

2011 Adams Lake Indian Band

2011 Forrex

2011 Métis Nation of British Columbia

2010 Cenovus Energy

2010 Okanagan Basin Water Board

2010 One Watershed - One Water Conference

2010 BC Oil & Gas Commission

2010 Natural Resources Canada

2010 BC Ministry of Marketing, Aboriginal & Community Relations

2010 BC Ministry of Environment

2010 BC Ministry of Energy, Mines & Petroleum

2010 Stockwell Day, President of the Treasury Board and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway

2010 Government Of Canada BC Caucus

2010 Shuswap Environmental Action Society

2010 Mas Gak Resources

2010 Tolko Industries

2009 Sahtu Land Use Planning Board

2009 - 2010 Alberta Land Use Secretariat

2009 South Saskatchwan Regional Plan Regional Advisory Council

2009 Columbia Mountains Institute For Applied Ecology

2009 Canadian Institute Cumulative Effects Conference

2009 Colin Mayes - Member of Parliament Okanagan-Shuswap

2009 Fraser Basin Council

2009 Sexqéltkemc te Secwepemc

2009 2009 Neskonlith First Nation

2009 Oilsands Branch, Alberta Sustainable Resource Development

2009 Mikisew Cree First Nation

2009 Water & Land Management in Alberta

2008 Water & Land Management in Alberta Conference

2008 BC Deputy Ministers & Office of the Premier

2008 Chief Mountian Cumulative Effects Working Group

2005 - 2010 Cumulative Environmental Management Association (many)




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