Due to requests made to see the presentations put online, here are the two presentations from Pamela Schreiner and Mark McInnes.
The first is the Big Picture View of Systems and Structures, from Pamela. This presentation, that delves into how systems hold our cultural beliefs, and reflect our human nature in attempts to become too rigid, inevitably fail, and that only a self-organizing system, open to change and trust, can better reflect a more sustainable, humane society.
The second presentation, by Mark McInnes, gets into the systemic issues facing democracy and politics in BC and Canada. The Powerpoint presentation, Broken Politics, ties into the lecture. Campaign financing, partisanship, low-voter turnout, and incestuous revolving-door practices, all affect the quality of our society, and our ability to tackle issues facing our communities.
The text of the speech is available here.