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Duane Elgin

Futurist, Sustainability Expert, and Author of "Promise Ahead" and "Voluntary Simplicity"

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 Duane Elgin Biography

Duane Elgin is an author, speaker, educator, consultant and media activist. For more than three decades, he has defined the cutting edge in consciousness research, in the ecology movement, and in future studies. He pioneered the “Voluntary Simplicity” movement with his now classic first book of the same name, published in the 1980s. The book provided an exploration of the practical and philosophical meaning of simplicity, as well as a comprehensive overview of the precarious ecological predicament of our planet.

As an internationally recognized author and speaker who looks beneath the surface turbulence of our times to explore the deeper trends that are transforming our world, Duane Elgin examines how momentous "adversity trends" (such as climate change) are meeting equally momentous "opportunity trends" (such as the global communications revolution) and what the implications of such converegences may hold. For more than thirty years, Duane Elgin has been speaking and writing in four major areas: the big picture of humanity’s evolutionary journey at this pivotal time in history, more sustainable and satisfying ways of living, media accountability for an empowered citizenry and society, and the convergence of science with the world’s wisdom traditions and their shared views of a living universe.

Duane has given more than 250 keynotes and workshops with audiences ranging from business executives and civic groups to spiritual communities and college students. He likes to bring an engaging, conversational approach to his talks. Audiences often describe Duane Elgin's presentations as "absolutely captivating" and that they "inspired our deepest thinking."

Duane Elgin is the author of several major books: Promise Ahead: A Vision of Hope and Action for Humanity's Future, Voluntary Simplicity: Toward a Way of Life That is Outwardly Simple, Inwardly Rich, and Awakening Earth: Exploring the Evolution of Human Culture and Consciousness. With Joseph Campbell and others, he co-authored the book Changing Images of Man.

Duane Elgin has worked as a senior social scientist with the think tank SRI International, where he co-authored numerous studies on the long-range future for government agencies such as the National Science Foundation. He has also worked as a senior staff member of the joint Presidential-Congressional Commission on the American Future.

As a media activist, over the past twenty-five years Duane Elgin has co-founded three, non-profit, trans-partisan organizations concerned with media accountability.

Duane Elgin has an MBA from the Wharton School, an MA in Economic History from the University of Pennsylvania, and an honorary Doctor of Philosophy for work in "ecological and spiritual transformation" from the California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA. Duane Elgin was honored in 2006 with the International “Goi Peace Award” in recognition of his contribution to a "global vision, consciousness and lifestyle” that fosters a “more sustainable and spiritual culture.”

 

Suggested Programs   

Green Business and New Consumer Values in a World of Rapid Change:

The World At The Tipping Point -- A Hopeful View of Our Future:

Moving Toward Simplicity, Sustainability, and Community:

We Live In a Living Universe:

Media Accountability & Citizen Empowerment:

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Duane Elgin

Futurist, Sustainability Expert, and Author of "Promise Ahead" and "Voluntary Simplicity"

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Duane Elgin Biography

Duane Elgin is an author, speaker, educator, consultant and media activist. For more than three decades, he has defined the cutting edge in consciousness research, in the ecology movement, and in future studies. He pioneered the “Voluntary Simplicity” movement with his now classic first book of the same name, published in the 1980s. The book provided an exploration of the practical and philosophical meaning of simplicity, as well as a comprehensive overview of the precarious ecological predicament of our planet.

As an internationally recognized author and speaker who looks beneath the surface turbulence of our times to explore the deeper trends that are transforming our world, Duane Elgin examines how momentous "adversity trends" (such as climate change) are meeting equally momentous "opportunity trends" (such as the global communications revolution) and what the implications of such converegences may hold. For more than thirty years, Duane Elgin has been speaking and writing in four major areas: the big picture of humanity’s evolutionary journey at this pivotal time in history, more sustainable and satisfying ways of living, media accountability for an empowered citizenry and society, and the convergence of science with the world’s wisdom traditions and their shared views of a living universe.

Duane has given more than 250 keynotes and workshops with audiences ranging from business executives and civic groups to spiritual communities and college students. He likes to bring an engaging, conversational approach to his talks. Audiences often describe Duane Elgin's presentations as "absolutely captivating" and that they "inspired our deepest thinking."

Duane Elgin is the author of several major books: Promise Ahead: A Vision of Hope and Action for Humanity's Future, Voluntary Simplicity: Toward a Way of Life That is Outwardly Simple, Inwardly Rich, and Awakening Earth: Exploring the Evolution of Human Culture and Consciousness. With Joseph Campbell and others, he co-authored the book Changing Images of Man.

Duane Elgin has worked as a senior social scientist with the think tank SRI International, where he co-authored numerous studies on the long-range future for government agencies such as the National Science Foundation. He has also worked as a senior staff member of the joint Presidential-Congressional Commission on the American Future.

As a media activist, over the past twenty-five years Duane Elgin has co-founded three, non-profit, trans-partisan organizations concerned with media accountability.

Duane Elgin has an MBA from the Wharton School, an MA in Economic History from the University of Pennsylvania, and an honorary Doctor of Philosophy for work in "ecological and spiritual transformation" from the California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA. Duane Elgin was honored in 2006 with the International “Goi Peace Award” in recognition of his contribution to a "global vision, consciousness and lifestyle” that fosters a “more sustainable and spiritual culture.”

 

Suggested Programs   

Green Business and New Consumer Values in a World of Rapid Change:

The World At The Tipping Point -- A Hopeful View of Our Future:

Moving Toward Simplicity, Sustainability, and Community:

We Live In a Living Universe:

Media Accountability & Citizen Empowerment:

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  • How to book Duane Elgin?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Duane Elgin for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment 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. Fill out a booking request form for Duane Elgin, 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 Duane Elgin or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Duane Elgin?

    Booking fees for Duane Elgin, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker 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 Duane Elgin, 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 Duane Elgin?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Duane Elgin 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 Duane Elgin 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 Duane Elgin or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Duane Elgin 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.

Duane Elgin is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Duane Elgin for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Duane Elgin generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Josh Tickell, Amber Jenkins, Amory Lovins, Geoff Colvin and Joseph Stiglitz. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Duane Elgin for an upcoming event.

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