To book Tom Rand, please click here. Regular appearance on CBC’s On the Money w Peter Armstrong (ex The Exchange w Amanda Lang) every other Monday (PowerSource).

A partial list of recent and upcoming speaking appearances:


Dec 4/5: Planetary Security Initiative, Workshop, The Hague, Netherlands

Nov 7/10: U of T University Lecture Series; Oakville and Markham; Frog keynote.

Nov 18: Panel Moderation, “The Role of Industry in Driving an Innovative Energy Future”, Economic Energy Summit (Economic Club of Canada), Calgary

Nov 17: Fresh Dialogues keynote, Creekside Community Theatre, BC

Nov 7 & 10: University of Toronto Lecture Series, Oakville & Markham.

Oct. 20, Plenary Interview (w/ M Jaccard): Financing Clean Energy – Green Banks, Climate Forum, Ottawa

Sept. 20, Fireside Chat: What is the role of fossil fuels in a 2050 carbon constrained world? w Shell’s David Hone & Pembina’s Ed Whittingham, Calgary, AB

May 16: Transforming Lives and Communities, Keynote; Centennial College

April 14: The Climate Change Imperative, Keynote; Hatch Engineering Annual Conference, Niagara Falls

Jan 22: Keynote, Signals Conference, Ottawa


Nov 5: Beyond Carbon: Investing in Clean Energy and a Livable Climate, a chat moderated by Thomas Homer-Dixon, University of Waterloo

Nov 2: Clean Energy BC: Climate progress and paralysis: an Update, Vancouver

Oct 27: Waking the Frog – York Central Library

Jul 8: Mobilizing Capital: Investment & Financing, Climate Summit of the Americas, Toronto

June 18: Climate Change, Carbon Pricing and Ontario’s Cap-and-Trade Announcement, Mindfirst Seminar, Toronto

May 20, Keynote, BioEnergy 2015, Toronto

May 11: Ready, Steady, Adapt: Leading Adaptation through Collaboration, Ontario Climate Consortium, McMaster University

April 22: Earth Day Town Hall meeting and lecture, St. Catharines


Nov 22: Trudeau Foundation: Weathering Change – Pathways to Sustainability in Canada Conference, Technological Innovation and Fiscal Policy (panel), Toronto

Nov 6: Energy Opportunities, Waking the Frog, Sault St Marie

Nov 3: Health Achieve 2014, “Climate Disruption & Health Care: The front line in mitigation & adaptation”, Toronto

Oct 28: Climate Business Forum, “Increasing the sense of urgency on climate”, Hong Kong

Oct 7: A Conversation with Laurie Brown, Ravine Winery, Niagara-on-theLake

Oct 1:  Solving Wicked Problems, “Solutions For Our Climate Change Paralysis” Rotman School of Business, Toronto

Sept 26: Banff Venture Forum Keynote, “Energy Incuments & Cleantech: Investing in a Warmer World“, Banff, Alberta

Sept 19: The Future of Energy – Atlantic-Bruecke Conference, Banff, Alberta

Sept 9: Distinguished Lecturer Series, “Waking the Frog: breaking our paralysis on climate change” Centre for Global Change Science (CGCS), University of Toronto

June 26: TREC Annual Meeting, Steamwhistle Roundhouse, Toronto

June 17: Canada 2020: Innovation in the Energy Sector, Chateau Laurier, Ottawa

May 27: Sustainable Prosperity, University of Ottawa

May 9: Thought Leaders Forum: Economic Development, Job Creation and Clean Renewable Energy, Calgary

April 28: Walrus Talks Climate, Ottawa

April 16: Opening keynote at Zero 2014: Low Carbon Conference, Edmonton

April 3: Book launch & talk for Waking the Frog: Solutions for our Climate Change Paralysis, MaRS, Toronto

March 25: Walrus Talks Energy, Vancouver

March 25: Closing Address: Leading Change 2014, Vancouver

March 6: Waking the Frog: Breaking our Paralysis on Climate Change, Wilfrid Laurier, Senate & Board Chamber, Waterloo


Nov. 28: Kingston Sustainable Cities, Keynote, Kingston.

Oct. 25: Earth Day Youth Conference, Keynote, Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, Toronto.

Oct. 24: World’s Petroleum Council’s Youth Conference, Calgary, Alberta.

Oct 7: Renewable Energy Storage Summit, Metro Convention Centre, Toronto.

Oct 2: Economic Club/SDTC: Economic Prosperity Through Clean Technologies, Ottawa.

Sept 27: Caribbean Energy Summit, Barbados.

April 4: The Walrus Talks Energy, MaRS, Toronto.

April 4: Transition Towns – An Afternoon with Tom Rand, Georgian College, Barrie.


Oct 19: Annual Ontario Geography Conference, Keynote, Queen’s University, Kingston.

Oct 18: Sustainability Summit, Keynote, Lakehead University, Orillia.

Oct. 16: Ontario Power Authority (OPA), Lunchtime Speaker Series, Toronto (a workshopping of the ideas emerging from Hot Water)

April 11: Renewable Energy Conference, Halifax

March 24: Canadian Business & Techology Conference, Toronto

March 12:  University of Toronto – United Nations Development Program

Feb 10: Canadian Urban Institute – Toronto

Feb 9: Sustainable Communities Conference, Federation of Canadian Municipalities – Ottawa – Video here.


Sept 2011:  BOMA, St. John’s, Canada.

June 27, 2011:  Debating Bjorn Lomborg at International District Heating Conference – video here

June 20, 2011: Canadian Resonsible Investment Conference, Keynote, Victoria, BC, Canada

May 19, 2011: Halton Apprenticeship Advisory Council, Keynote, Halton, Ontario.

April 30, 2011: ieee Women in Engineering National Conference, Keynote, Toronto, Canada

April 2011: East Coast Energy Conference, Keynote, Halifax, Canada.

April 16/17: Green Living Show, Toronto, Ontario

April 8, 2011: E3 Symposium – Education for a Sustainable Energy Economy, Keynote, Toronto, Canada.

March, 2011 Windor Law Society, Laurier University, George Brown College


Nov 29, 2010: Lehigh University, USA.

Nov 25, 2010:  Niagara College, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.

 Nov 18, 2010: Snider Lecture at University of Toronto at Mississauga.

Nov 8, 2010: Clean Energy BC, Keynote, Vancouver

Nov 15, 2010:  OSEA Cmmunity Power 2010, Keynote, Toronto Convention Center

Nov 4, 2010: Energy Into Action, Keynote, Air Canada Center, Toronto

June 18th, 2010: OPA address in Kitchener-Waterloo.

June 4th, 2010: 2pm – United Kingdom book launch, at Canada House, London, UK.

May 27th, 2010: Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA); keynote luncheon address.

May 18, 2010: Canadian Business – Sustainable Cities Challenge, moderated by Wendy Mesley

April/10: Book Launch at MaRS, Toronto: Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit – (followed by book signing).

Feb/10: Keynote at Building Sustainability Forum.

Jan/10: Keynote at SDForum, San Francisco: Policy to Bring Cleantech to Scale.


Sept/09: Tom speaks at TEDxTO, Toronto.

July/09: MaRS Best Practices Series, talk and blog on Planet Traveler: Building North America’s Greenest Hotel