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Jordan IPC10 Update – Live Streaming is Good to Go

Bill and Lisa Mollison about to go below sea level and into the
Dead Sea Valley, Jordan. Bill is, as you can see, particularly prepared.
Photo © Craig Mackintosh

Hello from Jordan! Many of you expressed interest in wanting to watch the IPC via live-streaming, and not a few of you were kind enough to contribute to our costs for facilitating this. Many thanks to those who did, it’s much appreciated indeed. If you were not amongst the donors, and you’re feeling able to do so, a little more help wouldn’t go amiss.

Anyway, I just thought I’d update you all now that I’m here, to let you know it looks good to go. I took my gear along, connected it all up, fiddled a bit, and it seems to be all working just as well here as it did when I tested it back home — except here I’ve also borrowed (and now tested) a wireless lapel microphone system to ensure the best audio. So, short of a power outage, an earthquake, the black plague or the cleaning guy tripping over our cables, you should all be able to check in and watch the speakers give their talks on Conference day (September 17), live as it happens.

Here are the details you need to watch:

  1. Conference speaker timetable to see who you can watch and when.
  2. Calculate the time difference for where you are in relation to Amman. You’ll find ‘Amman’ under ‘A’. (Excuse my weird sense of humour….)
  3. Watch it here when the time rolls around.

If you miss any live-streams, don’t panic, you can go to the ‘watch it here’ link above and just below the main video at top (the live streaming video), you’ll find the previously-streamed videos ready to play on demand.

With all of you watching over my shoulder making me nervous, don’t get upset if the camera footage looks a bit shaky!

Bill and Lisa Mollison at the
Dead Sea, Jordan.
Photo © Craig Mackintosh


  1. Glad it’s working Craig. I’ll be tuning from Mexico. If you run into a snag broadcasting and can’t figure it out send me an email. Best.


  2. Ok this is the way I see it. Those of us who earn money or in-kinds out of Permaculture and describe their services or goods for that matter as Permaculture will one day I hope, put back something into the structures and people that has helped them to earn and have a good life.
    It is very fortunate indeed that Tagari, the company that publishes Bill’s writings, takes extreme good care of him on every level so he does not need finances from the Permaculture movement.
    I remember clearly Bill to pay cash for everyone he hanged with and give many PDC for nothing in exchange to all sorts of needy people including me at the time in early 1980’s. Bill also put money into a multitude of projects and people as well, he thought are worthwhile while he was far from wealthly himself.
    So what I am saying is “nurture the feeding hand”.

  3. I definitely will not miss this! Thanks everyone for contributing your time and funds to making this possible! Can’t wait to hear all the dynamic speakers!


    We’re excited and very glad for the live-streaming – as we think it very important to make these conferences and convergences as inclusive as possible.

    So we will be translating (in summary) to our colleagues in the spanish PC networks as much as we can of the Conference, thanks to the live-streaming.

    And will do our best to translate for the Convergence too, as much as is possible.

    News in spanish here (all help very welcome – get in touch if you’re bilingual English-Spanish)

    NodoEspiral of the PC Academy
    will also be giving a presentation in both languages (which will be recorded & available online) during the Convergence, see here to subscribe to the English version:

  5. Craig,
    Thanks so much for making these talks available to all of us around the world. I so appreciate your efforts to make this site dynamic and for getting the permaculture word out there.

    I am compelled, however, to bring up a very glaring issue with regards to the conference and perhaps something I need to address with the organizers rather than on this forum. With the exception of Nadia, who gave the introduction, all other nine permaculture speakers were men. This is not to say that their talks were not compelling, informative and inspiring. It would be nice, however, to get more women’s voices into these larger meetings. Perhaps women permaculturalists were invited and unable to attend; I am willing to give the organizers the benefit of the doubt. But it is something that we should be more conscious of in the future.


  6. @Kareen

    Hi Kareen, the princess also had a speech, and I don’t think there is an obstacle for women permaculturists to speak at the conference. It was only a coincidence that they were all men. Jo was presenting her active Jordan project during the convergence.

  7. @Kareen also

    The lineup of speakers being male was not intentional in the slightest. In fact, Rosemary Morrow was originally scheduled to speak, and also to teach in the pre-IPC PDC, but she had to cancel out due to personal circumstances.

    The main bid was to have speakers with expertise in dryland situations – whatever their gender.

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