Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Truth, Well Told

Alan Durning

Next Monday, May 2, Alan Durning, founder and executive director of the Sightline Institute will speak at the University of Oregon. He will present a series of case studies demonstrating how Sightline uses facts and keen storytelling to shape public debate and influence major policy decisions in the service of a sustainable future. His lecture promises to offer a rare behind-the-scenes look at how the Sightline Institute does its work. It will be about, as the title suggests, The Truth, Well Told. Above all, it will be a testament to the power of information.

Alan’s appearance at the UO comes on the heels of his participation as one of our keynote speakers at last October’s 2010 AIA Northwest & Pacific Region Conference here in Eugene. As I reported at the time, he is an outstanding orator and provocateur. Listen to Alan and you will believe that every one of us can make a difference. He has the power of conviction and wields it with authority. His mission is to make the Northwest a global model of sustainability comprised of strong communities, a green economy, and a healthy environment.

The lecture is sponsored by the university's Sustainable Cities Initiative (SCI). The SCI is a cross-disciplinary organization at the University of Oregon that seeks to promote education, service, public outreach and research on the design and development of sustainable cities.

If you have some time to sneak away from work or school on Monday afternoon, join Alan and other like-minded folk for what is sure to be an interesting talk!

What: Alan Durning: "The Truth, Well Told"

When: Monday, May 2, 2011, 3:00 PM

Where: University of Oregon, 107 Esslinger, Eugene, OR

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