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- November 4: The Public Affairs Council and Congressional Quarterly are convening a one-day seminar - sponsored by Philip Morris parent company Altria - to review the post-election landscape. Amongst those rubbing shoulders with reporters from Congressional Quarterly, National Public Radio, the Los Angeles Times and Knight Ridder will be Norman Ornstein and Kevin A. Hassett from the American Enterprise Institute and Thomas Mann from the Brookings Institution.
- November 10: Philanthropy Roundtable, the coordinating committee of conservative foundations will be holding its 13th Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Florida, USA. A special pre conference environmental meeting will feature Bjorn Lomborg as a dinner speaker as well as sessions on oceans and aquaculture policy, the fate of the Amazon forests, environmental education and water policy in Florida. And that's before they get to hear from David Brooks, op-ed columnist for the New York Times or discuss what to do about teachers unions.
- November 10: The hi-tech enthusiasts at the London-based Scientific Alliance are organising a one-day seminar Cautionary Tales: Rethinking Environmental Decision Making and Risk Assessment. Participants will be treated to presentations on "Organic Farming and Pesticides", "Wind Power and its Risks", "Mobile Phones: Public Fear and New Technology" and to cap it all off a series of workshops addressing the precautionary principle.
- November 9-12: Corporate CEO's from around the world will be jetting in to New York for the Business for Social Responsibility's annual conference The Rewards and Challenges of Integrating Responsible Business. Amongst those strutting their corporate social responsibility credentials this year will be Sir Tom McKillop from AstraZeneca, Paul Pressler from Gap and Paul Skinner from Rio Tinto. Georg Kell will be there to talk about the United Nations Global Compact. Former Executive Director of Greenpeace UK, now Burson-Marsteller consultant, Lord Peter Melchett will speak on "Campaigns that Win Hearts, Minds, Coverage, and Change".
- November 12: the Young America's Foundation will hold its West Coast Leadership Conference in Santa Barbara, California, USA. "A gathering of conservative students from around the country to hear from conservative speakers, learn about Ronald Reagan's ideas, and meet other students," the promo spiel states.
- November 19: The Young Britons Foundation will host their 2nd Annual Activist Training Conference in London, UK. The conference promotional spiel states that "people like you will be given expert media training, taught about Britain's classical liberal tradition, shown how to put your political principles into practice, and armed with the arguments against socialism, federalism, and statism'.
- December 3-4: The conservative Australian think tank the Institute of Public Affairs is hosting its inaugural Eureka Forum. The M.C for the event, which the IPA hopes will "help build a strong national network" to counter "environmental fundamentalism", will be Tim Lee from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's rural program Landline. Michael Short from the Australian Financial Review will be presenting on "The Greens & the Australian Media" along with IPA movers and shakers Jennifer Marohasy and Mike Nahan. Michael Thomson from Rural Press, which owns a network of newspapers across Australia, will speak at the conference breakfast.