Get our newsletter

Free Events at Bioneers 2016

Even if you can’t join us for the full conference schedule this year, you can still get a taste of the bigger Bioneers experience. All the events listed on this page are free and open to the public – please share with your networks!



Family Fair

Saturday, October 22 & Sunday, October 23, 9am-6pm, Marin Center Exhibit Hall

Our unique learning-and-play program is free for families with kids 13 and under – or check out our special conference registration package for families. More about the Family Fair »

Change Makers Fair

Friday-Sunday, October 21-23, 9am-6pm, Marin Fairgrounds

The Change Makers Fair at the Bioneers Conference is a vibrant marketplace that showcases businesses, nonprofit organizations, artists and artisans who are building community and promoting sustainability, justice and a resilient world. Learn more »

On-site Art Installations

Friday-Sunday, October 21-23, 9am-6pm, Marin Fairgrounds

Come explore the grounds to see and experience beautiful, engaging and interactive art installations, make your mark on community art projects, and more.

Visit the art page for updates on featured artists »

Networking Sessions

Friday-Sunday, October 21-23, Exhibit Hall

Bioneers is excited to be able to host a series of networking sessions with expert facilitators from the dynamic NuMundo network (, and Stuart Valentine of Centerpoint Investment Strategies. Join us to build relational webs that can help spark the regeneration of life on our planet.

Visit the networking sessions page for full details »

Sun Stage Performances

Friday-Sunday, October 21-23, 1:15pm, Marin Fairgrounds

Find a seat or place to dance on the central grassy plaza in front of our outdoor stage where you can enjoy daily performances, including music, dance, circus, and the ever-popular Trashion Show, presented by the Truckee High Envirolution Club.

Visit the Sun Stage Performances page for full details »

One Billion Rising Drum-Dance Activation Circle

Saturday, October 22nd, 6:15 pm, Sun Stage

Hosted by Eve Ensler and Afia Walking Tree

Let’s interrupt racial and gender violence and activate our solidarity in a high energy ritual!  Join playwright Eve Ensler, founder of V Day and One Billion Rising, the global movement to end violence against women everywhere, and maestra percussionist Afia Walking Tree and her community ensemble, Spirit Drumz. All welcome!

Seed Exchange

Saturday, October 22, 6:30pm, Marin Center Exhibit Hall

Celebrate open-pollinated, heirloom, traditional and organic seeds with hard-core seedheads! Acquire new varieties for your garden, swap your seeds and learn from master seed savers.

Book Signings

Daily, October 21-23, 4:30pm, Marin Center Exhibit Hall

Purchase books and have them signed by some of our amazing keynote speakers and panelists at the REAL Books store in the Exhibit Hall. Click here for the schedule »