Conference Timetable

IPC 10 Conference Timetable
(September 17, 2011)

The IPC 10 Conference is open to all, whereas the Convergence (see ‘Convergence Timetable’ at left) is only open to people who’ve completed a Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course.


The Conference will be held at Le Royal Grand Hotel in Amman. It will be opened the night before (7:30 – 10pm), on September 16, with a gala dinner (also at Le Royal Grand Hotel, Amman).

Conference Timetable

Click here for details on speakers and their topics.

  • 9:00am to 9:30am, opening 30 minutes
    Nadia Abu Yahia Lawton: “Welcome to Jordan”
  • 9:30am to 10:15am, 1st speaker, 45 minutes
    Roberto Perez Rivero: “Permaculture’s Use of Water in Time of Climate Change – the Cuban Experience”
  • 5 minutes break
  • 10:20am to 11:05am,  2nd speaker, 45 minutes
    Sameeh Al Nuimat: Rainwater Harvesting to Increase Per Capita Share of Water in Dry Regions (a Case Study from Jordan)
  • 5 minutes break
  • 11:10am to 11:55am, 3rd speaker, 45 minutes
    Brad Lancaster: “Urban water harvesting systems”
  • 5 minute break
  • 12:00pm to 12:45pm, 4th speaker, 45 minutes
    Tony Rinaudo: “Against the odds: Reversing desertification in arid and semi arid lands”
  • 1 hour lunch break
  • 1:45pm to 2:30pm, 5th speaker, 45 minutes
    Geoff Lawton: “The Importance of Establishing Self-Replicating Dryland Permaculture Demonstration Sites
  • 5 minute break
  • 2:35pm to 3:20pm, 6th speaker, 45 minutes
    Rhamis Kent: “Permaculture in Somalia”
  • 5 minute break
  • 3:25pm to 4:10pm, 7th speaker, 45 minutes
    Warren Brush: “Permaculture and peacemaking in a thirsty world”
  • 5 minute break
  • 4:15pm to 5:00pm, 8th speaker, 45 minutes
    Bill Mollison: “Virtually unknown, rarely applied yet quite effective”


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