Keynote Festival

02 – 05 March

There were two Keynote Speakers each day. Their 45-minute presentations were followed by a 45-minute Q&A Session, allowing direct interaction with the speaker. 

Click each speaker to see an outline of their presentation and to access a recording.

The Speakers and Their Topics

Clover Hogan

We Won’t Solve The Climate Crisis With The Same People And Thinking That Created It.
How Do We Get New Voices In The Room?

Elise Buckle
Does Ecological Transition
Have a Gender?

How can women empowerment, diversity and inclusion help us address the planetary emergency?
What could be the role of coaching in raising awareness of the crucial role of women. and diversity in climate and ecological emergency conversations.

Anita Sanchez, Lily Seto
and Michelle DeGroot:
How We Can Draw On Indigenous Wisdom For The Challenges Facing Us Now

Anita, Lily and Michelle will discuss the inner conditions for regenerative, harmonious relations with Self, other People and the Earth.

Mac Macartney
A Horizon Beckoning

Much as we try, we can only peer a very short distance into the future, and even then the unfolding of sudden unforeseen events can crack open what we imagined to be immutable. The very ground we stand on is fissured and moving.

This talk invites a radical re-imagining of the story that has brought us thus far. It is a horizon beckoning.

Giles Hutchins
Regenerative Leadership

Explore the next-stage leadership consciousness for future-fit business 

Karen O'Brien
Responding to climate change:
You matter more than you think!

Karen explores insights around engaging people and communities to look at their own beliefs, values, and worldviews.

Srivi Kalyan
The Self in a Zillion
Eco Transitions

The session brings ideas and perspectives from ancient Indian philosophy, aesthetics and dramaturgy to look closely at our own consciousness in a playful creative process.

Amy Isham
Finding Flow: Human Flourishing on a Finite Planet

What is the psychological state of flow.
The benefits of flow experiences for personal, social, and ecological wellbeing.
Steps that can be taken to encourage the experience of flow in people’s lives.

Drew Dellinger
Planetizing the Movement with the Powers of Dream, Story, Art, and Action

Drew Dellinger, Ph.D., is an internationally known speaker, poet, writer, and teacher whose keynotes and poetry performances — which address ecology, justice, cosmology, and connectedness — have inspired minds and hearts around the world.

The Program

In the same way that CCA is a truly international alliance, the 2023 Festival welcomed participants from every corner of our planet. Understanding this, we divided each day into four 6-hour segments to accommodate global time zones.

Zone 1: New York - EST

Zone 2: London - UTC/GMT

Zone 3: New Delhi - IST

Zone 4: Sydney - AEDT

Zone 1 EST: 1.00am - 7.00am

Zone 2 UTC: 6.00am - Noon

Zone 3 IST: 11.30am - 5.30pm

Zone 4 AEDT: 5.00pm - 11.00pm

Zone 1 EST: 7.00am - 1.00pm

Zone 2 UTC: Noon - 6.00pm

Zone 3 IST: 5.30pm - 11.30pm

Zone 4 AEDT: 11.00pm - 5.00am

Zone 1 EST: 1.00pm - 7.00pm

Zone 2 UTC: 6.00pm - Midnight

Zone 3 IST: 11.30pm - 5.30am

Zone 4 AEDT: 5.00am - 11.00am

Zone 1 EST: 7.00pm - 1.00am

Zone 2 UTC: Midnight - 6.00am

Zone 3 IST: 5.30am - 11.30am

Zone 4 AEDT: 11.00am - 5.00pm


We are delighted to acknowledge and thank our partners in promoting the CCA Global Festival 2023