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Call for Presentations

As we prepare for this momentous event, we invite passionate individuals like you from around the world to join us as speakers and contributors, to collectively explore the diverse aspects of permaculture and its invaluable contributions to our environment and society.

IPC15 aims to foster collaboration, strengthen connections, and facilitate knowledge sharing within the global permaculture network. This year, we have identified several key themes that will guide our discussions and workshops.

Become A Presenter

Guidelines for applying to present at IPC15

Anyone who intends to be present during the weeklong convergence and is interested in sharing experiences and insights on how permaculture practices can positively impact communities, ecosystems, and sustainable livelihoods. There is also option for online presentation.  We will try our best to accommodate online presentations.

Please describe what it is you wish to share, including expertise, lessons learned, and case studies that can foster cross-cultural understanding and inspire others to adopt sustainable practices

Please fill out our online application form before May 31, 2024. This will give us time to arrange a schedule for presenters.

Suggested Topics

Both urban and rural areas need to be more resilient to face a rapidly changing future. Urban spaces can be retrofitted with more regenerative functions to provide for more of its own needs and better withstand extreme weather, while rural areas can strengthen food security through regenerative agricultural planning such as perennial intercropping and sustainable animal systems. In addition to disaster prevention, disaster mitigation is equally important. Whether in cities, rural areas, or in the margins, more cooperation and connections between people are needed so that true mutual aid can be achieved when disasters strike.

The future of Earth is in the hands of the next generations. In the face of overshooting systems and climate mayhem, permaculture design can help young people build resilience in their own lives and communities. By sharing youth actions from various countries, we hope to create connections among younger generations, and inspire each other as we increase our capacity to survive in uncertain times.

Climate extremes will continually test us and no one can guarantee that they will not become a climate refugee. Class wars and military wars are confining more and more innocent lives in refugee camps. With the concentration of wealth brought about by capitalism and the widening gap between rich and poor, increasing numbers of people live on the edge of poverty. As permaculture practitioners, what can we do to empower the marginalized?

The traditional wisdom of humanity that has been passed down for millennia has always been the source of inspiration and the basis of permaculture. Taiwan is located among the East Asian Islands and is also one of the origins of Austronesian culture. Let us take a look at how the encounter between East Asian and Austronesian cultural wisdom and permaculture can be woven to enhance ecological wisdom.

More people are looking beyond capitalism, which only creates wealth for a few people and a serious gap between rich and poor. Small and beautiful human-scale community-based economic models and behaviors allow more people to experience fulfilling lives. Real life examples are emerging of low carbon, autonomous and more resilient economies. These are the stories we want to hear!

Application of permaculture design principles has become the basis of regenerative land management. Under this theme, we want to highlight examples of how understanding natural patterns is helping people restore damaged landscapes, retain water in the land, replenish soil fertility and increase diversity. Earth stewards worldwide are regenerating landscapes that feed humans and other life.

Human society has much to gain by drawing on nature’s patterns to enhance friendly interpersonal interaction. Conscious group design focused on integrating people’s existing and emergent roles and functions can open up all group members to exploring optimal settings for mutually beneficial relations. Under this theme, we invite you to share cases of social permaculture design, peacemaking, placemaking, ecovillage design, interpersonal communication, and community building.