Talks, Seminars, etc.


Dmitry Orlov is the author of the award-winning book Reinventing Collapse: The Soviet Example and American Prospects and numerous essays published on his blog, Born in Russia, he moved to the US while a teenager, and has traveled back repeatedly to observe the Soviet collapse during the late eighties and mid-nineties. He is an engineer who has worked in many fields, including high-energy Physics research, e-commerce and Internet security. Recently, he has been experimenting with off-grid living and renewable energy by giving up the house and the car. Instead, he has been living on a sailboat, sailing it up and down the Eastern Seaboard, and commuting by bicycle. Dmitry believes that, given appropriate technology, we can greatly reduce personal resource consumption while remaining perfectly civilized.


a sampling of previous public appearances

Social Collapse Best Practices

For the Long Now Foundation at Cowell Theatre in Fort Mason Center in San Francisco
February of 2009

Seizing the Mid-Collapse Moment

June 2009, at the Davenport Hotel, Dublin, Ireland

Definancialisation, Deglobalisation, Relocalisation

At the New Emergency Conference: Managing Risk and Building Resilience in a Resource Constrained World. Held on 10-12 June 2009, All Hallows College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, Ireland

The Twilight of the Antipodes and the Cultural Flip

March 2012 at Green Life Eco Fest in Grass Valley, California

Please email your requests to dmitry dot orlov at gmail dot com.

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