National Bioneers Conference http://conference.bioneers.org For 27 years, Bioneers has been the leading summit calling for a revolution from the heart of nature. Come explore practical, visionary solutions to live more harmoniously on this planet. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:43:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 2016 Bioneers Conference Featured Artist: Louis Masai http://conference.bioneers.org/2016-bioneers-conference-featured-artist-louis-masai/ Mon, 23 May 2016 23:45:29 +0000 http://conference.bioneers.org/?p=8197 To highlight biodiversity conservation – a big theme at the 2016 Bioneers conference – we turned to London-based artist Louis Masai (he’s in the photo above). The Bioneers Conference is like a coral reef – beautiful, diverse, a place where important and sometimes surprising connections are made and a bigger community flourishes. But real coral […]

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Artist Louis Masai with his mural in London for Synchronicity Earth

To highlight biodiversity conservation – a big theme at the 2016 Bioneers conference – we turned to London-based artist Louis Masai (he’s in the photo above).

The Bioneers Conference is like a coral reef – beautiful, diverse, a place where important and sometimes surprising connections are made and a bigger community flourishes. But real coral reefs are vanishing, as are the marine species that depend on them.

The coral reef imagery you see throughout our websites and on other conference materials is from a huge mural Louis created in London’s Shoreditch neighborhood, part of his work with Synchronicity Earth to draw attention to the beauty and decay of reefs worldwide.

We’re thrilled that Louis will travel from London to join us at Bioneers 2016 and create art live on the grounds with Bioneers youth leaders, as well as participating in an afternoon session and unveiling two new short films. Read on for more from Louis in his own words!

How would you describe yourself?

I’m a London-based artist interested in raising awareness for species in decline and highlighting the importance of biodiversity. I use murals to spread the message to places that my studio work can’t reach.

When did you begin your journey as an artist?

I’ve always been creating art, I went to art school in Cornwall when I was 20, but I’ve been in London for the past six years working on my career full time.

What is the impact you are hoping to have with your artwork?

I just want people to recognize that the planet doesn’t revolve around them and we share it with all of Nature’s creations.

What do you want the Bioneers community to know about you?

That I am traveling on a tour of the United States for two and half months from October to December with two filmmaker friends of mine. We will be creating a documentary about American species decline and the bee colony collapse via my street murals.

What place do you call home?

I live in Sydenham, London, but I think home is where you make it, it’s ever-changing…

What about the collaboration with Bioneers feels the most inspiring to you?

I’m looking forward to meeting scientists and environmentalists who can share knowledge with me about what I do visually everyday but from a different perspective, and I’m looking forward to showing them what I do so that hopefully we might see common ground and create ways to encourage new demographics of eco warriors.

See more of Louis’s art on his website, and join him Friday, October 21, 2016 at the National Bioneers Conference for an afternoon session on “Visual Art and Social Change,” plus screenings of two new short films about his work later that evening.

Register today to join us at the 2016 Bioneers Conference »

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Change Makers Fair http://conference.bioneers.org/bioneers-change-makers-fair/ Thu, 14 Apr 2016 14:00:49 +0000 http://confdev.bioneers.org/?p=7596 A marketplace for businesses, nonprofits and artists.

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Welcome to Bioneers 2016 http://conference.bioneers.org/welcome-to-bioneers-2016/ Tue, 05 Apr 2016 15:44:11 +0000 http://localhost:8888/bioneers/?p=6986 Over 27 years, the Bioneers Conference has become a thriving “coral reef” where you can connect with people, ideas and actions that merge human creativity and nature’s genius.

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Meet Our Presenters http://conference.bioneers.org/why-join-us-this-year/ Tue, 05 Apr 2016 15:43:35 +0000 http://localhost:8888/bioneers/?p=6993 Connect with diverse, inspiring changemakers honoring nature’s genius and human creativity.

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Take a Closer Look http://conference.bioneers.org/take-a-closer-look/ Tue, 05 Apr 2016 15:42:34 +0000 http://localhost:8888/bioneers/?p=6998 Build your knowledge base, skills and relationships in one-day intensives on Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Gender Reconciliation.

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Become a 2016 Sponsor http://conference.bioneers.org/make-the-conference-extraordinary/ Tue, 05 Apr 2016 15:41:02 +0000 http://localhost:8888/bioneers/?p=7003 Engage with the Bioneers community as a 2016 Conference Sponsor! At any level, your partnership will keep the conference accessible and thriving.

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