Coming to Bioneers Weekend 1: Artivism, Indigenous Wisdom, & More!

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Weekend One of the Bioneers Conference is just a few days away!

As we prepare for this virtual gathering, we want to highlight the wisdom you can expect to hear from leaders of the world’s most pressing social and environmental movements — not just the campaigns making front-page headlines, but also the revolutionary ones you may not know about yet.

Our digital platform makes the Bioneers Conference easier to join now than ever before, but “Beyond the Great Unraveling: Weaving the World Anew” isn’t just an online event. It’s an experience to enlighten, inspire and interact. Join us! Click here to register now.

This week, we feature some of the best programming that Weekend One of the Bioneers 2020 Conference will have to offer.


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Every session at this year’s Conference will be immediately available on-demand for Bioneers Conference attendees for the month of December. So if the Conference schedule doesn’t align perfectly with yours, we’ve got you covered — watch a keynote talk again or catch that panel you wished you could have attended. Listen to the entire Conference in the background while you work for the next couple of weeks. Experience Bioneers as it works for you.

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Art That Responds to the Times: Wisdom from Rising Appalachia

Rising Appalachia is an American musical group rooted in storytelling and passionate grassroots activism. The band provides a platform for local causes wherever it plays and frequently incites its fans to gather with it in converting vacant or underused lots into verdant urban orchards and gardens.

In this Q&A with one-half of the duo, Chloe Smith, she discusses the role of art and music in social justice movements.

Read more here.

Join Rising Appalachia for a live performance at the Bioneers 2020 Conference this Sunday, Dec. 6! They’re also leading the “Come To Life: Inspiring the Regenerative Movement Through Arts and Activism” panel discussion on Dec. 12. Register now!


New Keynote Speaker: Chloe Maxmin

At Bioneers 2020, Maine State Senator Chloe Maxmin is delivering a keynote address and joining a panel conversation on rebuilding democracy. Register now to watch her speak!


How Indigenous Wisdom Can Help Us Address Today’s Challenges, with Anita Sanchez

Dr. Anita Sanchez is an author whose visionary work bridges Indigenous wisdom and modern life. Inspired by the rich culture of her Mexican and Aztec heritage, Sanchez is helping individuals and organizations achieve transformational, positive change around diversity.

In this interview, Sanchez shares how Indigenous wisdom can help us honor the interconnectedness of life and sustain a more fulfilling human presence on Earth.

Read more here.

Join Anita Sanchez at the Council and Talking Circle Sessions at the Bioneers 2020 Conference. Register now!


Community Conversations at Bioneers 2020

At Bioneers, we have an amazing community – discerning, engaged, committed and reflective. That’s why we’re offering Community Conversations at our 2020 Conference, as an opportunity for us to come together around key topics to talk about what has real meaning and value to us.

Stimulated by a brief ‘keynote’, or “conversation starter”, and captured by a creative ’synthesis’ from talented young spoken word artists, these community conversations offer a place to bring your best thinking forward in creative and innovative ways. Join us, and weave your heart, mind, and voice into the collective braid!  

Browse our Community Conversation programing now!


“Unraveling” by Terry Tempest Williams

In this essay for Emergence Magazine, Terry Tempest Williams searches for what is revealed when worlds unravel, tracing the entangled nature of undoing and becoming.

In line with the theme of the Bioneers 2020 Conference, she reflects on the state of “permanent emergency” we’re entering, as the intersection of ecological, social and political crises demands the emergence of solutions. She asks: How can we hold the uncertainty at this time of transition and transformation? How can we not be paralyzed in the great unraveling and each play a part in weaving the world anew?

Read more here.

The second annual print edition of Emergence Magazine is available for pre-order now! Order your copy and use discount code BIONEERS15 at checkout to receive 15% off.


The Benefits and Risks of the Mainstreaming of Sacred Plants and Psychedelics

While the Bioneers Conference is above all focused on ecological and social justice domains, the event has always included a strong interest in sacred plant and psychedelic use and its apparent links to enhanced eco-consciousness.

This year’s Conference is no different, featuring two keynote addresses and two panels with luminaries in the exploration and research of visionary plant use. You won’t want to miss this range of programs — including Paul Stamets on magic mushrooms and Katsi Cook on Native American Church peyote ceremonies.

Read more here.


One Earth: Integrating Climate Action and Biodiversity Conservation into a Blueprint for a Livable Planet

In this Dec. 5 panel discussion, climate activists explore how we can protect and restore 50% of global landscapes while staying below a 1.5°C temperature rise in the next few decades. By following the roadmap of new projects like the Global Safety Net, we’ll learn how to make change through a combination of world-class science, Indigenous rights and stewardship, grassroots action and transformative philanthropy.

Register now to join!


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