Chris Turner

ChrisTurnerCHRIS TURNER is an author, speaker and strategist, providing Canada’s most authoritative voice on sustainability and the global cleantech boom.  He will be giving a special presentation, “Building a Corporate Ecological Ethic” (click here for info) on Saturday morning in addition to his main conference presentation.

A National Business Book Award finalist for The Leap (which the Globe and Mail called “one of the most arresting arguments for building a green economy yet in print“) and  The Geography of Hope, he is also the author of international bestseller Planet Simpson.

A TEDx speaker in 2010, Turner has appeared in Fast Company, Time, Utne Reader, the Walrus, Canadian Geographic, and countless other publications, his expertise earning him nine National Magazine Awards.

As the Green Party candidate in the 2012 Calgary Centre byelection, Turner’s passion, platform and personality allowed him to  post the best result ever by a Green candidate in Alberta.  His latest book, The War on Science, has already been heralded as “required reading for all Canadians.

When not writing or consulting, Turner enjoys life in Calgary with his wife and two children.