EarthFest Expo Keynote Speaker: Joel Magnuson, Ph.D.

Joel Magnuson, Ph.D. is an economist, writer, speaker, and affiliated professor of economics at Portland State University. Magnuson has written five books including “The Approaching Great Transformation: Toward a Livable Post Carbon Economy”, which forms the basis of his presentation.

“Transforming our economic system into something new and better will require the development of educational programs aligned with this effort. Educational institutions need to develop new curricula and workshops that will provide tools and guidelines for people who seek to learn how to become citizens in their communities and to design, heal, manufacture, grow, repair, plan, rebuild, as well as to become the visionaries of their own generation.”