Rob Hopkins Keynote Speech

Rob Hopkins Catalyst and Outreach Manager, Transition Network

We were delighted to have as our keynote speaker Rob Hopkins, co-founder of Transition Network and was instrumental in starting the first ever Totnes Pound in 2007.

“Rob Hopkins brings humour, imagination and vision to the great challenges of our time, and argues that what is needed, above all else, at this time in history, is “engaged optimism”.  The rapidly-spreading Transition movement which he was pivotal in establishing, is an embodiment of that.  Nicholas Crane, presenter of BBC2’s recent ‘Town’ series, recently referred to Transition as “the biggest urban brainwave of the century”.