Roanne (Ph.D) is an international speaker, awarded author and social scientist. She is a member of the Association of Professional Futurists.
UPCOMING PUBLIC EVENTS:
24 July 2019, NEMO: on Future Foods
16 August 2019, Lowlands: Once We Ate Animals – Fast Forward to a 2039-Lowlands edition!
March 2020: Booktour Indonesia – details TBA
Roanne enjoys working with event coordinators to customize her talks within the scope of her research. Below is a list of the most requested topics:
- An anthropology of the future.
Scientists and futurists predict that consuming meat and dairy will be banned or taboo in the near future. Veganism is one of the last options we have to help humanity prevent climate change; it is also one of the fastest-growing social movements of the 21st century. Veganism is booming. But what will we eat, instead of animal products? What will we wear, do for a living, and how will we look back on our carnivorous history? Based on scientific research and dozens of interviews with futurists, trend watchers, lawyers, lobbyists, sociologists, historians, food experts, psychologists, inventors, vegan bodybuilders, influencers and farmers, Roanne outlines an anthropology of the future. She shows how norms, trends, and cultures in societies will rapidly change and introduces you to a post-cruelty future.
2. Once We Ate Animals
What will you be having for breakfast, lunch or dinner in 2030? Where will this food be sourced? And how will it be prepared? Will we eat burgers made from cultured meat? Snacks made from insects? Or pills and powders based on your DNA profile? It may sound far-fetched, but with a growing world population we must carefully reconsider our food system. With videos, images and personal stories about the future food that she tested for you, Roanne offers an insight into your future meals.
3. Idealism in an era of skepticism and anxiety
How do social revolutions occur? Is a social revolution still possible in our times of climate anxiety and skepticism? Roanne explores the history of social revolutions and explains what is needed for a revolution to succeed. She takes a pragmatic approach, leaving the audience with inspiration, hope and a actionable checklist.
If you are interested in scheduling an event, please contact MVP management:
Roanne is an award-winning and internationally-published author, social scientist (Ph.D) and public speaker. She’s been doing research on the themes of climate changes and sustainability for over a decade.
Her reputation as a speaker is built on her ability to explore difficult topics with tremendous honesty, warmth, and humor. She is a researcher and storyteller with the rare ability to both inspire audiences and leave them with actionable change strategies.
What others say:
‘Our largest event-space was fully booked after we’d booked Roanne to speak about the art of overcoming fears. The audience was amazed and thrilled!‘ (Patrick Baars, Marketing en Communicatie account manager NKBV)
‘Roanne gave a public lecture for our Better Future Campus, for 80 senior managers and corporate professionals. She spoke about courageous leadership with wisdom and humour – the audience loved it.’ (Michel Barth, managing partner Better Future)
‘The 200 people in the Museon thoroughly enjoyed Roanne’s story. Her knowledge and expertise are impeccable, and she is a passionate speaker – everyone was moved. We immediately booked her again! .’ (Diederik Veerman, curator Museon)