Environmentalism, Activism, Justice, Education and Community
The Bioneers Conference: Connecting People With Solutions and Each Other
“Occasionally a conference can, by the strength of its vision, create a whole new context within which to understand an issue. It can also build a network among people in related but separate fields of activity. The Bioneers Conference achieves all this, and more—being there changes the way one views the landscape of the environmental movement. Bioneers is central to the re-imagination of what it means to be human.”
– Paul Hawken, author and social entrepreneur
The acclaimed annual National Bioneers Conference is a pre-eminent leading-edge knowledge forum where brilliant social and scientific innovators illuminate breakthrough solutions for restoring people and planet. As a network of networks, Bioneers connects people with solutions and each other in an inspiring celebration of the applied genius of nature and human ingenuity.
As a community of leadership, thousands of engaged leaders, groups and citizens connect with each other in a fertile field of opportunity oriented to innovative action. Participants come from diverse walks of life, cultures, disciplines, and sectors, including civil society, education, science, the arts, technology, media, government and business.
You can connect with kindred spirits to build a rich legacy of social and ecological transformation to co-create a healthy, diverse, just and verdant future people and planet.
The 23rd annual conference will feature well-known leaders such as Paul Hawken as well as “the greatest people you’ve never heard of. It animates a kaleidoscope of interconnected topics, highlighting:
¨ Climate Change Solutions & Action
¨ Protecting the Amazon Rainforest
¨ Building Resilient Communities
¨ Advancing Women’s Leadership
¨ Creating Justice
¨ Reinventing Eco-nomics
¨ Restoring Ecological, Local and Just Food and Farming Systems
¨ Plus: Ending the War on Drugs, Faith-based Action, Cosmos and Psyche
¨ And the Native-directed Indigenous Forum of Indigenous Wisdom
Our acclaimed annual national and local Beaming Bioneers community conferences are complemented by extensive media outreach including an award-winning radio series, book series, and role in media projects such as Leonardo DiCaprio’s film The 11th Hour. Social entrepreneurs and Co-CEOs Kenny Ausubel and Nina Simons founded Bioneers in 1990 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
“The Bioneers Conference is one part global salon for an ongoing conversation between like-minded but otherwise isolated visionaries and practitioners at the forefront of civilizational change, and one part catalytic organization that takes the many conversations up to a higher level and down to Main Street.”
~David W. Orr, Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin College and a James Marsh Professor at the University of Vermont
Watch this video documenting the 2011 National Bioneers Conference experience: