Public Speaking

Alex Maclean is a requested presenter for schools, assemblies, conferences, and nonprofit fundraisers providing commentary with his projected aerial images that address development patterns which impact our economic and social well-being. His images are entertaining while graphically telling stories about our constructed and natural environments and their relationship to climate change. 

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Upcoming and Past Public Speaking Engagements 

Urban Forum | Ottowa, Canada | December 3, 2014 

Sponsored Lecturer 

VRA Conference | Providence, RI | April 6, 2013 

Keynote Speaker 

The Arlington School | Belmont, MA | April 4, 2013 

Sponsored Lecturer 

Harvard Traveller's Club | Cambridge, MA | May 15, 2012 

Sponsored Lecturer 

Design Exchange | Toronto, ON, Canada | March 26, 2012 

Sponsored Lecturer 

ASCE Solutions to Coastal Disasters Conference | Anchorage, AK | June 27, 2011 

Keynote Speaker 

Boston Harbor Association | Boston, MA | June 14, 2011 

Sponsored Lecturer 

Gulf Coast Green Symposium | Houston, TX | May 25, 2011 

Keynote Speaker 

The Chilton Club | Boston, MA | May 18, 2011 

Sponsored Lecturer 

Lincoln Land Conservation | Lincoln, MA | May 17th, 2011 

Sponsored Lecturer 

Urban Forum | Ottawa, ON, Canada | February 16, 2011 

Keynote Speaker 

Community Matters | Denver, CO | October 2010 

Keynote Speaker 

Return of Landscape | Academy of Art, Berlin, Germany | March 2010 

Sponsored Lecturer in conjunction with exhibition of same name 

American Society of Landscape Architects | September 2009 

Sponsored Lecturer, "Photography and the Build Landscape: Two Points of View" with Alan Ward 

Burlington Firehouse Gallery | Burlington, VT | September 2009 

Sponsored Lecturer, "Human = Landscape" 

Monadnock Conservancy | Monadnock, VT | August 2009 

Sponsored Lecturer 

Academy of Arts | Berlin, Germany | April 2009 

Sponsored Lecturer, "Return of Landscape" prior to upcoming exhibition in 2010 

Boston University | Boston, MA | March 2009 

Sponsored Lecturer 

Tabor Academy | February 2009 

Sponsored Lecturer 

Boston Society of Landscape Architects | Boston Public Library, Boston, MA | October 2008 

Sponsored Lecturer 

Massachusetts College of Art | Boston, MA | September 2008 

Sponsored Lecturer 

COMPASS Idaho | May 2008 

"Visualizing Density": One day intensive workshop presented with Julie Campoli 

Congress for New Urbanism | Austin, TX | April 2008 

"Visualizing Density": One day intensive workshop presented with Julie Campoli 

Arizona State University College of Design | Phoenix, AZ | November 2007 

"Visualizing Density": One day intensive workshop presented with Julie Campoli 

The Boston Harbor Association | Boston, MA | November 2007 

Sponsored Lecturer 

The Nature Museum | Grafton, VT | September 2007 

Sponsored Lecturer 

Boston Society of Architects, Housing Committee | Boston, MA | December 2006 

Sponsored Lecturer, "Metro Future" 

Harvard Alumni Startups | Cambridge, MA | November 2006 

Sponsored Lecturer, "The Power of Place" 

Middlebury College | Middlebury, VT | November 2006 

Sponsored Lecturer 

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy | Lincoln, MA | December 2006 

"Visualizing Density": One day intensive workshop presented with Julie Campoli 

Harvard Graduate School of Design | Cambridge, MA | October 2006 

"Big City Planning Director's Institute" : Three day intensive workshop presented with Julie Campoli 

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy | Lincoln, MA | December 2004 

Sponsored Lecturer, "Visualizing Density" 

Kansas City Design Center, Kansas City, MO | November 2002 

Sponsored Lecturer, "Sustaining a Sense of Region" 

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy | Lincoln, MA | May, 2002 

Sponsored Lecturer, "Visualizing Density" 

University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Fine Arts | Philadelphia, PA | April 2002 

Sponsored Lecturer, "World Urbanism and Landscape Architecture: A Symposium on Contemporary Urbanization and Future Practices of Landscape Architecture" 

Dallas Architecture Forum | Dallas, TX | April 2001 

Sponsored Lecturer 

Boston Harbor Associates | Boston, MA | October 2001 

Sponsored Lecturer 

American Planning Association | April 2000 

Sponsored Lecturer, "Can This Town Be Saved?" 

The Menil Collection | Houston, TX | Fall 2000 

Lecturer in conjunction with solo exhibit, "Houston Landscapes and Beyond" 

The Boston Athenaeum | Boston, MA |march 1999 

Sponsored Lecturer, "Evolving Landscapes As Seen From Above" 

Rice University, Rice Design Alliance | Houston, TX | October 1998 

Sponsored Lecturer, "Changing Focus: Photographers View Place" 

Massachusetts Insitute of Technology School of Architecture and Planning | Cambridge, MA | November 1998 

Sponsored Lecturer, "Imaging the City: The Place of Media in City Design and Development" 

Massachusetts Association of Consulting Planners | Boston, MA | February 1997 

Sponsored Lecturer 

Yale University School of Architecture | New Haven, CT | Fall 1997 

Artist-in-Residence in conjunction with seminar course taught by Dolores Hayden, Yale University Professor of Architecture and Urbanism and Professor of American Studies 

Photographers Against Racism | December 1996 

Invited Speaker, “Environmental Racism: Borders and Boundaries"  

The Waterfront Center | Boston, MA | November 1996 

Featured Speaker, “Urban Waterfronts" 

Wentworth Institute of Technology | Boston, MA | November 1996 

Sponsored Lecturer, “Boston Development Patterns" 

American Institute of Architects | October 1996 

Sponsored Lecturer, “Everyday Communities, Everyday Neighborhoods"