Introducing the 2021 Bioneers Conference: Between Worlds

What happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object? 

That’s the crucible we will face over these next several years: The inevitability of massive change clashes with the rickety systems and structures of a misbegotten civilization that in most cases is provoking the very conditions that are toppling it. 

Something is dying and something is being born. The past is meeting the future with great force. This cusp marks what Joanna Macy calls “the epochal transition from empire to Earth community.”  

The outcome is deeply uncertain. How will the arc of the moral universe bend, and who will bend it?

Slouching toward sustainability will not turn the tide. Only immediate, bold and transformative action will enable us to make the leap across the abyss. The solutions are largely present, or we know what directions to head in. The solutions residing in nature surpass our conception of what’s even possible. The genius of human creativity married with fierce determination is up to the job.

For over 30 years, the Bioneers conference has illuminated the ley lines of the transformative change that restores nature and our relationship with it – and that now more than ever showcases the social movements that are the irresistible force reimagining and co-creating the next world. Taking care of nature means taking care of people – and taking care of people means taking care of nature.

Bioneers 2021 will make the connections from ancient wisdom of forests to the visionary struggles of Amazonian First Peoples to protect the rainforest – from the movement for solidarity economics to Ecological Medicine and health equity – from the genius of the biophilic design revolution to designing nature-based infrastructures  – from the Green New Deal to regenerative agriculture and the power of soil to sequester carbon – from multicultural healing, eco-feminism and a culture of pluralism to the dismantling of corporate power. In interactive sessions in smaller groups, you can also connect with other inspired Bioneers around some of the topics you most care about.

The solutions and models that Bioneers has been showcasing for 30 years are ready for prime time, and it’s the now-or-never moment to adapt, scale and spread them. If we successfully navigate this crucible, we will change the trajectory of civilization onto a life-enhancing path and a viable future.

In this time, we’re all called upon to be leaders. Please join with us at the Bioneers 2021 virtual conference to experience how some of the wisest among us are bridging the space between worlds. As Robbie Robertson put it, “When you get your heart beating in the right direction, that’s when you make a real connection.” We invite you to join forces with the Bioneers community of leadership to make this revolution from the heart of nature and the human heart. See you there.


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