Announcing our Closing Keynote

The Information Without Borders Conference is excited to announce that Carl Duivenvoorden will be our closing keynote speaker at the 2015 conference.

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Carl Duivenvoorden was raised on a dairy farm in northern New Brunswick.  His diverse early agricultural career took him to over 25 countries, from New Zealand to Vietnam to Brazil.

But from his early days in the village of Belledune, Carl always had an uneasy concern about human impacts on our global environment.  In 2006, he read “An Inconvenient Truth”, the book that catapulted climate change onto the global agenda.  In April 2007, he became one of the first Canadians to be personally trained by former US Vice President Al Gore to present live versions of his Academy Award-winning slideshow.  Since then, he has presented to over 300 audiences in Atlantic Canada and the US.  In September 2011, he was one of 23 volunteer presenters worldwide who joined Al Gore in “24 Hours of Reality”, a climate change awareness event livestreamed globally; he spoke from Ilulissat, Greenland.

Formerly with Efficiency New Brunswick, Carl works as a professional speaker, writer and sustainability consultant, helping people and organizations learn how they can save money, energy and our environment.  He presents on subjects as diverse as transportation, economics, efficiency, biodiversity and renewable energy – because all factor into a healthy planet.  His newspaper column, Green Ideas, is featured regularly in the NB Telegraph Journal, the Fredericton Daily Gleaner and four weeklies.  Learn more at