The virtual Bioneers 2021 Conference is quickly approaching, and we're excited to announce that many new, incredible speakers have been added to our Conference lineup. Speakers at the 2021 Conference will share their expertise on everything from an Indigenous regenerative future to urban oil drilling to biophillic infrastructure. Register to join a growing community of leaders on the frontlines of affecting change and confronting the most pressing challenges facing us today.
Many new speakers have been added to our Conference schedule, with more being added regularly! Here are just a few of the leaders we are excited to welcome to the Bioneers Conference in November. Check out the conference page for the full list!
Nick Estes, Ph.D. (Kul Wicasa/Lower Brule Sioux), is an Assistance Professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico and a co-founder of the Red Nation, an organization based in Albuquerque, NM dedicated to the liberation of Native people from capitalism and colonialism.
Bill McKibben, one of the most important thinkers on environmental issues and climate activists of our era, is a founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org. Bill has written over a dozen books about the environment, including his first, the seminal, groundbreaking text, The End of Nature, published 30 years ago; and his most recent, Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?
Nalleli Cobo, 20, began has been an environmental justice activist since the age 9 when she founded a People Not Pozos ("wells" in Spanish) to shut down a well that was poisoning her community. She is a co-founder of the South Los Angeles Youth Leadership Coalition, which sued the City of Los Angeles for Environmental Racism. Nalleli has become an award-winning, internationally renowned, profoundly inspiring young leader.
Artemisio Romero y Carver,18, is a Santa-Fe based artist, poet and Brower you award-winning organizer who helped found Youth United for Climate Crisis Action (YUCCA), a youth-led nonprofit working to hold elected officials accountable for the health of the planet, future generations, and BIPOC communities.
Ben Goldfarb is the author of Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter, winner of the 2019 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. His work has appeared in publications including the Atlantic,Science, Orion Magazine and the Washington Post. He lives in Spokane, Washington, with his wife and his dog, Kit.