Thursday, January 05, 2023

NOW OPEN: Registration for Bioneers 2023!

Hi Bioneer,

Bioneers is about a revolution from the heart of nature and the human heart. Never has it been more vital that we come together around the council fire to share what we’ve learned, link arms, fill our hearts and vision, and align ourselves to prevail for the long haul. 

As we roll into our 34th annual conference, the big wheels of massive change are turning. We invite you to join forces with the Bioneers community of leadership in this time when we’re all called upon to be leaders.

Registration for Bioneers 2023 is officially open! Register today to get the lowest ticket prices of the year.
Read the full introduction to Bioneers 2023 here.

Our exciting list of Bioneers 2023 speakers and programs still growing. Be sure to check back often for new additions!


Check back often to see additions to our speaker list!
Kim Stanley Robinson, one of the world’s leading science fiction writers, is the award-winning author of 20+ books, including the bestselling Mars trilogy, and more recently The Ministry for the Future, Red Moon, New York 2140, Aurora, Shaman, Green Earth, and 2312. Named a “Hero of the Environment” by Time magazine, he works with the Sierra Nevada Research Institute, the Clarion Writers’ Workshop, and UC San Diego’s Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination. In 2016 asteroid 72432 was named “Kimrobinson.”
Judy Baca, one of the most renowned “engaged” artists of the last half century, who, among her countless achievements and plethora of participatory, community-based artworks around the world, created over several decades with the help of over 400 community youth and artists the Great Wall of Los Angeles, the largest communal mural project in the world.
Rebecca Solnit, one of our nation’s most influential writers, thinkers, historians and activists, author of 20+ books, including: Orwell’s RosesRecollections of My NonexistenceHope in the DarkMen Explain Things to MeA Paradise Built in HellThe Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster; and A Field Guide to Getting Lost.
Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, one of the most effective political figures in the country who has been an indispensable vital force pushing for social justice-oriented policies in Washington.
Casey Camp-Horinek, Councilwoman and Hereditary Drum-keeper of the Women’s Scalp Dance Society of the Ponca Nation of Oklahoma is a longtime activist, world-renowned campaigner for Environmental Justice, as well as an actress and author. 
Danny Kennedy, with a long background in eco activism, has become one of the nation’s leading figures in clean-technology entrepreneurship and the capitalization of the transition to a “green” economy. Co-founder of solar energy companies, Powerhouse and Sungevity, he is currently Managing Director of the California Clean Energy Fund.
Bryant Terry, an award-winning chef, educator, and author renowned for his activism to create a healthy, just, and sustainable food system, is: Editor-in-Chief of 4 Color Books (an imprint of Penguin Random House and Ten Speed Press); Co-Principal and Innovation Director of the Zenmi creative studio; and Chef-in-Residence at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco. His most recent (2021) and 6th book, Black Food was among the most widely critically acclaimed food-related books of recent years. His other books include: Vegetable KingdomAfro-Vegan, and Vegan Soul Kitchen.
Laura Flanders, one of the pre-eminent progressive journalists and media figures in the country, is the host and executive producer of The Laura Flanders Show, which airs on PBS stations nationwide. She is an Izzy-Award winning independent journalist, a bestselling author (including of: Blue Grit: Making Impossible, Improbable, and Inspirational Political Change in America and Bushwomen), and a recipient of the Pat Mitchell Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women’s Media Center.


On Wednesday, April 5, we’ll welcome registrants to join us for two pre-conference East-Bay social justice-themed guided tours, designed for Bioneers attendees. Each tour will include site visits, presentations by experts, and specially-themed lunches.

Bay Area Green Tours expedition will showcase several cutting-edge socially conscious urban farming and food production projects in the East Bay.

Ethnic Ties Travel tour will celebrate the vibrant cultural history and ever-developing landscape of the East Bay as a hub of social justice activism.


We are proud to be partnering in wide range of ways with several vital, locally based organizations this year, including: 
Many others to be announced soon!

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