SATSaturday Sessions

8:45 AM

Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium

9:00 AM

Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium

9:15 am

Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium

“One Drop” Film with Louie Schwartzberg

"One Drop" Film with Louie Schwartzberg, award-winning cinematographer, director and producer.

9:30 AM

Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium

Janine Benyus | The Biomimicry Network Effect: What Will We Solve Together?

By: Janine Benyus

Introduction by Nina Simons

If we collectively consulted nature to solve a few key issues, imagine what a difference we could make!  The acclaimed biomimicry guru, biologist, innovation consultant, and author Janine Benyus illuminates how the Biomimicry community might collaborate, with nature’s help, on a short list of challenges that just can’t wait. She will translate the latest scientific findings on Biomimicry, heralded by the Harvard Business Review as “one of the 20 breakthrough ideas in business,” and on biological networks into an action plan for anyone wanting to spread good ideas organically.

10:00 AM

Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Motherhood and Leadership

By: Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

The Executive Director of Green For All shares her deeply personal journey of how the experience of becoming a mother has created a new sense of urgency in her work to create a healthier and more just planet. She reveals how the challenges of parenting have stretched and transformed her approach to leadership.

10:30 am

Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium

10:45 AM

Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium

Youth Leadership Focus with Brower Youth Award winner, Asa Needle | Toxic Soil Busters: Urban Soil Remediation.

Youth Leadership Focus with Brower Youth Award winner, Asa Needle | Toxic Soil Busters: Urban Soil Remediation.

11:00 AM

Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium

Tom B.K. Goldtooth | Stopping the Privatization of Nature and Commodification of Mother Earth

By: Tom B.K. Goldtooth

Introduction by Melissa Nelson, The Cultural Conservancy                              

The Executive Director of the Indigenous Environmental Network weaves together the voices of Indigenous peoples who are asking the world to reevaluate our relationship to Mother Earth, to turn away from destroying, privatizing and commodifying nature, and to turn instead to indigenous wisdom with "indigenuity." We can fashion sustainable solutions and re-sacralize our relationship to Mother Earth.

11:30 AM

Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium

Darren Doherty | Regrarianism: Re-booting Agriculture for the Next 10,000 Years

By: Darren Doherty

Introduction by Brock Dolman, Occidental Arts and Ecology Center

Large-scale modern agriculture is the world's largest industry and the most ecologically destructive human activity. One of the world's most brilliant and accomplished Regenerative Agriculture practitioners who has worked on thousands of projects on five continents will describe how "Regrarianism" can reverse this destruction and usher in a new regenerative future for our food systems.

12:00 PM

Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium

Performance by Climbing PoeTree | Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman

Performance by Climbing PoeTree | Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman, award-winning spoken word duo, committed organizers and boundary-breaking soul sisters.

12:30 PM

Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium

Danny Glover | Reimagining Citizenship, Democracy and Nature

By: Danny Glover

The beloved actor and progressive elder shares the long view of how change happens, and how we are called upon today as never before to reclaim our rights and responsibilities as citizens. He scans the horizon of the arc of justice and the convergence of the movements to restore justice and nature.

1:30 pm

Indigenous Forum

A Call From the Amazon

Lunchtime event: 1:30-2:30 p.m. (bring your lunch and listen…)

A Call From the Amazon (lunchtime presentation and discussion at Indigenous Forum)
Learn more about the vision to defend the Yasuni National Park and indigenous territories threatened by oil development in the Ecuadorian Amazon and beyond. With: Franco Viteri, Kichwa from Sarayaku, Ecuador and President of Governing Body of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuadorian Amazon (GONAE); Atossa Soltani, Amazon Watch Executive Director and Yasuni Ambassador; Leila Salazar-Lopez, Amazon Watch Program Director, and others TBA.

2:45 PM

Meet at the Sun Stage

2:45 PM

World Café Space

Wiser Together Open Space: If you could have any conversation, or host any activity, what would it be? Bring it here

These participant-driven conversations use Open Space Technology (OST) to help us leverage our collective intelligence, share our dreams and move towards wise action. Participants post and join topics they are passionate about, co-creating an exciting meeting of minds to address complex issues and common interests. There are multiple sessions; participants can attend any and all of them and come and go as they please. With: David Shaw, Common Ground Center, UC Santa Cruz; Dana Pearlman, The Lotus: Authentic Leadership Development and the Global Leadership Lab; Tim Merry, Myrgan Inc, Art of Hosting; Giselle Chow, Graphic Facilitator and Recorder, Giselle Chow Consulting. (This is a double session.)

2:45 PM

Youth Unity Center

Youth Leadership: Peaceful Warriors

Here’s how to do violence prevention through movement, games, role-playing and conversation (all ages). Led by Rashidi Omari, hip-hop instructor; Destiny Arts students

2:45 PM

Moonrise Experiential

2:45 PM

Indigenous Forum

The Native Artist’s Voice: A Commentary on Social and Environmental Issues

Indigenous Forum

Hosted by: Reuben Roqueni, Program Director at the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation. Director, Bioneers Indigeneity Program. With: Rulan Tangen (Metis), dancer/choreographer; William Wilson (Navajo), photographer; Kade Twist (Cherokee), multi-disciplinary artist; Tracey Rector (Seminole), filmmaker and producer.

To view the entire Indigenous Schedule click here

2:45 PM

Sausalito Room

Leadership Lessons from the Living Earth

With: Toby Herzlich, founder, Biomimicry for Social Innovation and co-founder, Cultivating Women’s Leadership trainings, and accompanied by a host of natural mentors.

Interactive/Experiential

2:45 PM

Moonrise Experiential

Spine of the Continent: Wildlife Corridors, Biodiversity and Climate Change

Hosted by Mary Ellen Hannibal, author of The Spine of the Continent; With: Healy Hamilton, Senior Research Fellow with Marine Conservation Institute; Adina Merenlender, conservation biologist with UC Berkeley’s College of Natural Resources; Justin Brashares, Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at UC Berkeley.

2:45 PM

Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium

Climate Change and Agriculture

With: Ann Thrupp, Executive Director of the Berkeley Food Institute, Darren Doherty, master Permaculturist; Renata Brillinger, California Climate and Agriculture Network.

2:45 PM

Showcase Theater

Mother Jones Presents: Media Mojo for Social Change

Hosted by Steve Katz, Publisher of Mother Jones. With: Danny Glover, renowned actor and lifelong activist; Katie Galloway, director and producer of the award-winning film "Better This World"; Gay Dillingham, award-winning film producer/director.

2:45 PM

Larkspur Room

Redesigning the Corporation and Its Supply Chain for Social and Environmental Values

Hosted by Andrew Revkin, Senior Fellow at Pace University's Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, NY Times blog dotearth. With: Tensie Whelan, President, Rainforest Alliance; Manuel Rodriguez, Senior Vice President, Government & International Affairs and Corporate Responsibility Officer, Chiquita Brands International, Inc; Jonathan Atwood, Vice President, Sustainable Living and Corporate Communications, Unilever.

2:45 PM

Santa Rosa Room

Beloved Community: An Invitation

An emergent conversation hosted by Connie Cagampang Heller, co-founder, Linked Fate Fund for Justice. With: John A. Powell, Executive Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley; Joseph Phelan, founder and co-principle of WeAreNotTrayvonMartin.com; Catherine Lerza, philanthropic advisor, organizer and consultant to Groundswell Fund.

2:45 PM

Networking Hub in Expo Hall

Facilitated Dialogue at the Networking Center—Building Local Economies

What New Economy systems and networks are already supporting local wealth, jobs, ownership, and a robust system of exchanges? What else is needed? Come connect, network, and share your insights.

4:30 PM

World Café Space

4:30 PM

Council Circle

4:30 PM

Youth Unity Center

Generation Waking Up: Building A Movement For Systemic Change

An interactive, multimedia program exploring the game-changing role of today's young generation, connecting the dots between environmental sustainability, social justice, and human thriving. We will walk away with a deeper sense of individual and collective purpose as we build bridges across movements to create systemic change. With, from Generation Waking Up: Joshua Gorman, founder; Barbara Jefferson and Hanni Hanson, trainers and coordinators; and Cherine Badawi, curriculum coordinator.

4:30 PM

Moonrise Experiential

Gender Reconciliation: Breakthrough in Healing Gender-Based Violence

With: Will Keepin, Ph.D. and Rev. Cynthia Brix, Co-Directors of the Satyana Institute and Gender Reconciliation International.

Interactive/Experiential

4:30 PM

Indigenous Forum

Guardians of the Water: Native Youth Speak Out on Arts, Media, and Cultural Health

Indigenous Forum

Hosted by Melissa Nelson (Turtle Mountain Anishinaabe), President of the Cultural Conservancy/professor at SFSU. With: Nicola Wagenberg (Colombian), Vice-President and Director for the Guardians of the Waters Youth program of The Cultural Conservancy (TCC); Valarie Perez Ordoñez (Salvadoran-Mexican), artist, activist, TCC Youth Coordinator for the Guardians of the Waters Youth program; Mateo Hinojosa (Bolivian-American), documentary filmmaker, educator, media director and teacher at TCC.  

To view the entire Indigenous Schedule click here

4:30 PM

Santa Rosa Room

Giving Power: Exploring “Situatedness” and Power

Hosted by Connie Cagampang Heller, co-founder, Linked Fate Fund for Justice. With: Jeannette Armstrong, Ph.D. (Syilx Okanagan), traditional Okanagan knowledge keeper, co-founder and Executive Director of En’owkin Centre; Claire Jean Kim, Associate Professor of Political Science and Asian American Studies, UC Irvine.

4:30 PM

Sausalito Room

4:30 PM

Larkspur Room

Biodynamic Farming: Way Beyond Organic

With: Gena Nonini, 3rd-generation farmer, owner/operator of Marian Farms, a premiere Biodynamic farm and distillery in Fresno, CA.  

4:30 PM

Manzanita Room

The Healing Potential of Cannabidiol, MDMA, and Entheogens

Hosted by J.P. Harpignies, Bioneers associate producer. With: Martin Lee, Director of Project CBD, a cannabis science information service, author of Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana - Medical, Recreational and Scientific; Amy Emerson, Director of Clinical Research at the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS); Ralph Metzner, legendary psychedelic research pioneer.

4:30 PM

Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium

Building the Movement for a New Economy

Hosted by John Bloom, Senior Director of Organizational Culture at RSF Social Finance. With: Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, Executive Director, Green for All; Bob Massie, President of the New Economics Institute; David Levine, co-founder and CEO of the American Sustainable Business Council.

4:30 PM

Showcase Theater

The Crossroads of Art and Social Change

Performances plus discussion. With: John Densmore, iconic drummer of the legendary rock group, the Doors, author of The Doors: Unhinged, and Riders on the Storm; Climbing PoeTree, award-winning spoken-word activists; Hosted by Filmmaker and Professor Jeremy Kagan, founder of The Change Making Media Lab at the University of Southern California.

4:30 PM

Networking Hub in Expo Hall

Facilitated Dialogue at the Networking Center—Dreaming Bioneers

Bioneers celebrates our 25tth anniversary in 2014. What should our goals be in the crucial years ahead? Come connect, network, and share your insights.

6:30 PM

Expo Hall

Seed Exchange

Hosted by: Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, Tesuque Pueblo Farm, Richmond Grows Seed Lending Library, Living Seed Company, and Sustainable Seed Company.

7:00 pm

Showcase Theater

Better This World

Introduced by directors Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega

This extraordinary, multiple award-winning film shows us how two boyhood friends from Midland, Texas wound up arrested on terrorism charges at the 2008 Republican National Convention. A dramatic story of idealism, loyalty, crime and betrayal, Better This World goes to the dark heart of the War on Terror and its impact on civil liberties and political dissent in post-9/11 America.

8:44 PM

Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium

Caroline Casey: Change the Metaphor – Change the Culture!

Caroline Casey with guest Richard Tarnas: Change the Metaphor - Change the Culture! Calling All Public Dreamers 8:44pm – 9:45pm. The Visionary Activist Show radio host and stand-up astrologer invokes the “Green Fire of Reverent Indigenuity Rising from the Rubble -- that we be agents of responsive cool in a hot reactive world.” Caroline welcomes long-time ally Richard Tarnas, author of the acclaimed book “Cosmos and Psyche”  together animating the astro*mytho guiding meta-story that we may form a collaborative alliance with the desirable future.  The event will be filmed for the motion picture “Startracks.”

This session is included with all Bioneers registrants including; 1, 2, and 3 day tickets as well as half day tickets. If you would like to attend Caroline Casey's session and have not registered for one of the Bioneers passes you may indenpentenly register for this session here: https://www.regonline.com/casey2013

8:45 PM

Showcase Theater

Dying to Know: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary

Introduced by director Gay Dillingham - Starts at 8:45 PM

Gay Dillingham offers a short clip from this nearly finished film that captured one last intimate conversation between these two bigger-than-life figures just a few months before Leary’s death, as they pondered life, drugs, and the biggest mystery of all: death. It’s a deeply touching portrait of two very complex, controversial characters whose epic friendship helped shape a generation.

8:55 PM

Showcase Theater

Standing on Sacred Ground, Parts 1 and 2

Introduced by director Toby McLeod - At 8:55 PM

We will get to see the first two installments in this four-part film series about indigenous cultures fighting to protect their sacred lands for future generations. Episode 1, “Pilgrims and Tourists” tracks Russian shamans and a northern California tribe as they each confront massive government projects. Episode 2,Profit and Loss” highlights resistance to destructive extraction projects in Papua New Guinea and in Alberta, Canada’s Tar Sands.
 

10:30 PM

Expo Hall

Dance Party with DJ Dragonfly

From 10:30 PM - Midnight