Karen Blincoe is a board member of Transition World. She is a consultant, educator and designer in sustainability issues, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, UK and Member of Design Denmark. Karen is the founder of the International Centre for Innovation and Sustainability (ICIS), DK. She set up the centre in Denmark in 2001 to teach and develop educational modules and programmes for designers and architects in topics relating to sustainability, professional practise, leadership and business innovation. She has helped develop and is the chairman of Chora Connection, a new centre for sustainability and resilience based in Copenhagen. She has been President of Danish Designers, Director of Schumacher College, UK and is Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Arts at Brighton University in England. She has also been appointed a board member of the Energy Academy, Samsø. Karen lectures on sustainability issues on all continents and is privately interested in personal development, leadership and spirituality.