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Author, Sustainability & Global Cleantech Expert

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Chris Turner Biography

Chris Turner is an author, essayist and strategist, providing an authoritative voice on climate change solutions and the global energy transition. His latest book is "How to be a Climate Optimist: Blueprints for a Better World." His 2017 book "The Patch: The People, Pipelines and Politics of the Oil Sands" was a Canadian bestseller and winner of the 2018 National Business Book Award. He is also the author of two bestselling books on sustainability and climate solutions, "The Leap" and "The Geography of Hope." His 2014 book "How to Breathe Underwater," an essay collection, won the City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize.

As a speaker and communications strategist, Turner's recent clients have included the Canadian Climate Institute, Natural Resources Canada, TD Bank, Compugen, Shaw Industries and Siemens Energy. His feature reporting on energy, climate and sustainability issues has won 10 National Magazine Awards and appeared in The New Yorker, The Guardian, Vox, The Globe & Mail, and many other publications.

He was a 2019 media fellow at the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue, a 2013 writer-in-residence at the Berton House in Dawson City, Yukon, and a 2010 Paul D. Fleck Fellow at the Banff Centre. He lives in Calgary with his wife and two children.

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Books
How to Be a Climate Optimist: Blueprints for a Better World

How to Be a Climate Optimist: Blueprints for a Better World

The Patch: The People, Pipelines, and Politics of the Oil Sands

The Patch: The People, Pipelines, and Politics of the Oil Sands

How to Breathe Underwater: Field Reports from an Age of Radical Change

How to Breathe Underwater: Field Reports from an Age of Radical Change

The Leap: How To Survive And Thrive In The Sustainable Economy

The Leap: How To Survive And Thrive In The Sustainable Economy

The Geography of Hope: A Tour of the World We Need

The Geography of Hope: A Tour of the World We Need

Speaking Topics
  • The Leap in the City

    We are living in the first truly urban century, and the way we build cities today will determine whether we survive and thrive in the sustainable economy. “The Urban Leap” shows how the Copenhagen and other cutting-edge urban models of livable urban design can help us build our brightest possible future and how “tactical urbanism” provides the quick and inexpensive toolkit of to get started. The Urban Leap surveys the state of the art in urban sustainability from Melbourne to Montreal and Dallas to Dawson City.

  • Taking the Leap: Embracing the Sustainable Economy

    Chris Turner is one of the world’s leading voices on climate change solutions and the global energy transition, who draws on recent breakthroughs in state-of-the-art renewable energy and urban design to paint a vivid portrait of a new, sustainable world order that will allow individuals and businesses alike not only to survive but to thrive in the twenty-first century economy. Come and hear Mr. Turner as he speaks about ways that we can embrace the challenge of climate change and develop a more sustainable local economy.

  • Tracking the Global Energy Transition

    The global economy is undergoing the greatest transformation since the dawn of the industrial age as it shifts from an energy regime built on fossil fuels to one run by clean, renewable power. Award-winning author and sustainability strategist Chris Turner has been documenting this energy transition for more than a decade, and his presentation combines insights from his bestselling books on the cleantech revolution, The Leap and The Geography of Hope, as well as analysis of the transition’s impact on the conventional energy economy drawn from his most recent book, The Patch. Turner explains where the energy transition leads, what our energy future looks like, and what it means for the strategic decisions businesses and organizations need to make to survive and thrive in the new energy economy.

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Chris Turner?

    Booking fees for Chris Turner, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Chris Turner, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Chris Turner?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Chris Turner for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Chris Turner for your next private or corporate function.
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Chris Turner Biography

Chris Turner is an author, essayist and strategist, providing an authoritative voice on climate change solutions and the global energy transition. His latest book is "How to be a Climate Optimist: Blueprints for a Better World." His 2017 book "The Patch: The People, Pipelines and Politics of the Oil Sands" was a Canadian bestseller and winner of the 2018 National Business Book Award. He is also the author of two bestselling books on sustainability and climate solutions, "The Leap" and "The Geography of Hope." His 2014 book "How to Breathe Underwater," an essay collection, won the City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize.

As a speaker and communications strategist, Turner's recent clients have included the Canadian Climate Institute, Natural Resources Canada, TD Bank, Compugen, Shaw Industries and Siemens Energy. His feature reporting on energy, climate and sustainability issues has won 10 National Magazine Awards and appeared in The New Yorker, The Guardian, Vox, The Globe & Mail, and many other publications.

He was a 2019 media fellow at the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue, a 2013 writer-in-residence at the Berton House in Dawson City, Yukon, and a 2010 Paul D. Fleck Fellow at the Banff Centre. He lives in Calgary with his wife and two children.

Chris Turner Videos

  • Chris Turner AVICC on Energy Sustainability
    Vancouver Island's Place in the Global Energy Transition. Chris Turner, Author/ Sustainability Expert speaks to the Vancouver Island and ...
  • The Urban Leap -Chris Turner
    Chris Turner, author, speaker and strategist, speaks at First Annual Trottier Symposium on Sustainable Engineering, Energy and Design 2014.

Chris Turner Books

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Chris Turner Speaking Topics

  • The Leap in the City

    We are living in the first truly urban century, and the way we build cities today will determine whether we survive and thrive in the sustainable economy. “The Urban Leap” shows how the Copenhagen and other cutting-edge urban models of livable urban design can help us build our brightest possible future and how “tactical urbanism” provides the quick and inexpensive toolkit of to get started. The Urban Leap surveys the state of the art in urban sustainability from Melbourne to Montreal and Dallas to Dawson City.

  • Taking the Leap: Embracing the Sustainable Economy

    Chris Turner is one of the world’s leading voices on climate change solutions and the global energy transition, who draws on recent breakthroughs in state-of-the-art renewable energy and urban design to paint a vivid portrait of a new, sustainable world order that will allow individuals and businesses alike not only to survive but to thrive in the twenty-first century economy. Come and hear Mr. Turner as he speaks about ways that we can embrace the challenge of climate change and develop a more sustainable local economy.

  • Tracking the Global Energy Transition

    The global economy is undergoing the greatest transformation since the dawn of the industrial age as it shifts from an energy regime built on fossil fuels to one run by clean, renewable power. Award-winning author and sustainability strategist Chris Turner has been documenting this energy transition for more than a decade, and his presentation combines insights from his bestselling books on the cleantech revolution, The Leap and The Geography of Hope, as well as analysis of the transition’s impact on the conventional energy economy drawn from his most recent book, The Patch. Turner explains where the energy transition leads, what our energy future looks like, and what it means for the strategic decisions businesses and organizations need to make to survive and thrive in the new energy economy.

FAQs on booking Chris Turner

  • How to book Chris Turner?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Chris Turner for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Chris Turner, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Chris Turner or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Chris Turner?

    Booking fees for Chris Turner, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Chris Turner, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Chris Turner?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Chris Turner for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Chris Turner for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Chris Turner or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Chris Turner or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Chris Turner is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as The Leap in the City, Taking the Leap: Embracing the Sustainable Economy and Tracking the Global Energy Transition. The estimated speaking fee range to book Chris Turner for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Chris Turner generally travels from CalgaryCanada and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Bill Nussey, Katharine Hayhoe, Pat Wood, Doug Fine and Daniel Esty. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Chris Turner for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Chris Turner Speaker Videos

  • Chris Turner AVICC on Energy Sustainability
    Vancouver Island's Place in the Global Energy Transition. Chris Turner, Author/ Sustainability Expert speaks to the Vancouver Island and ...
    The Urban Leap -Chris Turner
    Chris Turner, author, speaker and strategist, speaks at First Annual Trottier Symposium on Sustainable Engineering, Energy and Design 2014.

Chris Turner Speaking Topics

  • The Leap in the City

    We are living in the first truly urban century, and the way we build cities today will determine whether we survive and thrive in the sustainable economy. “The Urban Leap” shows how the Copenhagen and other cutting-edge urban models of livable urban design can help us build our brightest possible future and how “tactical urbanism” provides the quick and inexpensive toolkit of to get started. The Urban Leap surveys the state of the art in urban sustainability from Melbourne to Montreal and Dallas to Dawson City.

  • Taking the Leap: Embracing the Sustainable Economy

    Chris Turner is one of the world’s leading voices on climate change solutions and the global energy transition, who draws on recent breakthroughs in state-of-the-art renewable energy and urban design to paint a vivid portrait of a new, sustainable world order that will allow individuals and businesses alike not only to survive but to thrive in the twenty-first century economy. Come and hear Mr. Turner as he speaks about ways that we can embrace the challenge of climate change and develop a more sustainable local economy.

  • Tracking the Global Energy Transition

    The global economy is undergoing the greatest transformation since the dawn of the industrial age as it shifts from an energy regime built on fossil fuels to one run by clean, renewable power. Award-winning author and sustainability strategist Chris Turner has been documenting this energy transition for more than a decade, and his presentation combines insights from his bestselling books on the cleantech revolution, The Leap and The Geography of Hope, as well as analysis of the transition’s impact on the conventional energy economy drawn from his most recent book, The Patch. Turner explains where the energy transition leads, what our energy future looks like, and what it means for the strategic decisions businesses and organizations need to make to survive and thrive in the new energy economy.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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