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Free Events at the Bioneers Conference 2017

Even if you can’t join us for the full conference schedule this year, there are plenty of ways that you can sample Bioneers experience. Events listed on this page are free and open to the public – please share with your networks!

Visit the Change-Makers Fair All Weekend

Join the Change-Makers Fair and connect with organizations, non-profit and for-profit, who are focused and committed to building a healthy community and promoting sustainability, justice and resilient world. You will find the Change-Makers Fair exhibitor’s space near the central lawn. The fair will run all three days of the conference, Oct. 20-22, and is free and open to the public.

Come and enjoy the performances, green energy demonstrations, sampling of conscious food products, enjoy sustainable shopping and learning about the mission and efforts of our local organizations and businesses.

Click here for a list of Exhibitors at the 2017 Change Makers Fair>>

Friday

7:30 am and 1:30 pm daily
Yoga At Bioneers
Give your body what it needs and put your mind at ease with yoga. Included in this 50min class is breath work, visualization, elements of flow, and surrender. Leave class feeling energized, present, ready to better absorb and retain your Bioneers journey. Classes taught by yoga teacher,  Laurel van den Cline.

 

4:30 pm  – 6:00 pm
Youth Leadership. Culinary Wellness Concert
In this unique interactive “Eco Hip Hop” performance/healthy foods workshop, we’ll explore plant-based nutrition, self-love, transformation, gardening, and sustainability with Denver’s extraordinary “conscious rappers,” raw vegan chefs, healers, organic gardeners, and educators—DJ Cavem and Alkemia Earth.


9:10 pm
Caroline Casey Performance | Bodhisattva Coyote’s Alchemical Aikido Guide to Our Dangerous Beautiful Assignment
The one-and-only host/creator of the Visionary Activist Show on KPFA/KPFK weaves her magical astro-mytho-politico meta-narrative, blending pragmatic mysticism, applied divination and democratic animism. She’ll invoke Hue Hue Coyotzin (“ancient revered coyote”) and the spirit of Scheherazade to unleash a host of liberating trickster genies to help us partner with nature’s evolutionary genius, play our role in destiny, and save the world.

Saturday

7:30 am and 1:30 pm daily
Yoga At Bioneers
Give your body what it needs and put your mind at ease with yoga. Included in this 50min class is breath work, visualization, elements of flow, and surrender. Leave class feeling energized, present, ready to better absorb and retain your Bioneers journey. Classes taught by yoga teacher,  Laurel van den Cline.

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Family Fair
Saturday and Sunday |October 21 and 22

Explore science, nature, and the arts through hands-on experiential education activities led by some of the Bay Area’s leading nature-inspired educators!

  • Meet live owls from the Hungry Owl Project
  • Take a guided nature walk provided by Vida Verde
  • Learn about animal tracks and create your own plaster animal print with Vilda Nature
  • Create your own garden designs, make bird feeders and pollinator seed balls with Daily Acts
  • Make art with natural items facilitated by Lauren Elder
  • Learn about watersheds through hands-on activities from the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s Ocean Guardian Schools
  • Learn Pollution Solutions, explore nature artifacts, find a fossil, and make animal masks with the Point Bonita YMCA
  • Have your face painted by “Honeybee” Nutmeg Baker and Kristin Baker
  • Engage in nature-based art with Garden Art Studio After School Program
  • Learn about green science from local credentialed teachers

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!   

or purchase a tandem ticket shared by 2 adults and attend the Bioneers conference while the kids and one adult attend the Family Fair.

The Bioneers Conference is a Family Friendly event. Family Fair activities are free to the public, but do not include access to other regular conference keynotes, panels, and workshops. Click here for a full list of activities >>


6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
Drum and Dance Activation
Release Grief & Rage, Dance Our Liberation and Rise in Solidarity! 

Rise with the Global movement to end violence against women and build solidarity around racial, gender, economic, and environmental justice through an embodied ecstatic practice of Raising our Voices, Drumming our Hearts, and Moving in Solidarity! The circle is stewarded by Afia Walking Tree, Spirit Drumz ensemble, and YOU!  Bring your voice, body, drum! Everyone Welcome. No Drum Experience Necessary. Drums will be provided. Saturday, 6:15-7pm, on the lawn.


9:30 pm – 11:59 pm
Dance Party
Don’t miss the legendary, high-energy Bioneers Saturday night dance! Curated by Isis Indriya and Eve Bradford.

Fresh from a summer season curating and designing environments for the Lightning in a Bottle and Oregon Eclipse festivals, Living Village Culture and Bamboo DNA are thrilled to have been invited to produce this year’s Dance Party, which will feature electro-acoustic world music ensemble Stellamara, whose legendary stage shows are steeped in the music of the Middle East, Balkans, and beyond; and the beloved West Coast DJ and event producer Brian Hartman, whose refined and versatile sound ranges from sweet dub cumbia to organic world beats. Location: Exhibit Hall



Sunday

7:30 am and 1:30 pm daily
Yoga At Bioneers
Give your body what it needs and put your mind at ease with yoga. Included in this 50min class is breath work, visualization, elements of flow, and surrender. Leave class feeling energized, present, ready to better absorb and retain your Bioneers journey. Classes taught by yoga teacher,  Laurel van den Cline.

5:00 pm
The Story of Everything by Kealoha
Hawaii’s Poet Laureate, Kealoha, presents a creation story in epic poem form that traces human origins from the Big Bang to the present day using a dazzling mix of science, poetry, storytelling, movement, music, visual art, and chanting. A multi-media feast for the soul, this performance explores life’s biggest questions—“Where do we come from?” “Where are we going?”—drawing from sources as diverse and yet interconnected as astrophysics, disco, biology, Michael Jackson, and the Kumulipo.

Art on the Grounds

Take flight with Toni Milkulka’s flock of beautiful silk bird puppets. Artist, Toni “Tone” Mikulka, makes giant flying, rod-supported bird kite puppets of silk, bamboo, reed, and papier mache, using nontoxic processes. Operated by one, two or three people, the birds are lightweight and can be puppeteered by children as young as four years old with some guidance.
www.giantpuppetssavetheworld.com

Sit inside a life size “Spirit Nest” created by Jayson Fann. “Throughout the natural world there are numerous species of animals crafting nests for comfort, safety and a sense of home. We find inspiration in the intuitive nature of nest building. Guided by artistic intuition as well as the natural form of the wood we work with we often find the pieces fit into place all on their own.” ~Jayson Fann
www.spiritnestcreations.com

Artist Joel Dean Stockdill brings an original sculpture to Bioneers built with found and recycled materials. He will also be talking about his project The Trace, which aims to leave behind a piece of art that can bring life and engagement in the community and change the way people look at waste. “My Wild Life Series began as a simple attempt to restore a line of communication with the wild animals. These homages take form as sculptural cave drawing, built freestyle with found materials.” ~Joel Dean Stockdill
www.thetrace.co
www.joeldean.me

Artist, Wendy Domster has been creating sculptural Installations specifically for the Bioneers Conference over the past ten years. She returns this year to join in the Uprising and re-imagining of our experience of the world around us through sculptural composition, using elements from nature and recycled manufactured materials. This years installation is titled: “STICK TOGETHER”.

 

Take a restorative break in a meditation space by the lake, design by Ryan Tacata.
www.johnlumarchitecture.com

   

The medicine wheel is the name now used to refer to a Native American symbol of a circle divided by the lines that mark the 4 cardinal directions. Distinguishing the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of each person. The design has been graffiti painted all over the Bay Area. Ancient medicine wheels like that of Big Horn, WY, were stone installations that outlined solstices and other astrological events. This installation celebrates the new moon on October 19th and holds the artists intentions for the rest of the lunar cycle.
www.medicinewheelproject.tumblr.com
www.tomahawkgreyeyes.com

I am a sculptor, art instructor and owner of Earth Art Studio. I have been an artist for as long as I can remember; memories of cutting, bending and building as a child have matured into a career of creating. Passionate about working with clay to build abstract forms and installations that reflect the beauty of the natural world, my favorite days are ones where I am splattered with clay and working in the studio all day long. Outside the studio, I can often be found exploring the forests, mountains or tide pools near my California studio for inspiration, usually with a collection of bones, rocks and wood in my pockets. My exploration of the natural world are referenced throughout my work. I am a wanderer who ventures off to foreign lands where I find inspiration in the people, the land and the art I encounter. A natural teacher and philanthropist, I share my creativity with students at my home studio and abroad.
www.jenniward.com

Lunchtime Performance Schedule

Lunch Hour Music: Join us in the Living Culture House for relaxing and rejuvenating live music by a wide variety of artists, Fri-Sun, 1:00-2:30pm

Friday (Lawn)

1:15-1:45 Embodiment Project “Ancient Children” is a hip-hop documentary dance theater production based on Shakti Butler’s new film, Healing Justice, which explores the ways restorative justice can interrupt the school-to-prison pipeline. Performed by eight dancers, this piece illuminates this pressing issue through a combination of theater and hip-hop dance.

Saturday (Lawn)

1:15-1:45 Dancing Earth Dancing Earth’s Bay Area indigenous contemporary collaborators will create a mobile site-immersive performance that improvises on the theme of ReNewAble Energy from practical, spiritual and cultural perspectives, and responds to the land, water, sky, architecture, people and themes of that moment and place on Oct 21st 2017.
www.dancingearth.org
www.facebook.com/DancingEarthCreations
www.facebook.com/rulan.tangen
www.twitter.com/Dancing_Earth
www.instagram.com/dancing.earth

1:50-2:30pm Trashion Show– Truckee High’s Envirolution Club’s annual extravaganza

Artists Village: Exhibit Hall

Join us for an artist village that brings together artists inspired by ecology, social justice and indigenous knowledge. There will also be an artist market with beautiful art work for sale.

Displaying artists include:

Future Parks Foundation: “The goal of the Future Parks Foundation is to create engaging new forms of art to cultivate the support the National Parks need. New types of media about the Parks will spark awareness and stewardship for the next generation.”
www.FutureParks.net
www.instagram.com/future_parks

Cara Romero: Bioneers’ own Director of the Indigenous Knowledge Program and award winning artist, Cara Romero, displays her stunning photographs. Cara Romero is a Chemehuevi photographer creating monumental fine art photographs. Her work is a response to current events and issues in Indian Country.
www.cararomerophotography.com

Beekeeper Terry Oxford showcases UrbanBee San Francisco Honeycomb art created by bees from local San Francisco hives.
www.urbanbeesf.com


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