Community of Mentors Office Hours with speaker to be announced

The Community of Mentors Program gives youth (ages 23 and under) the opportunity to meet in a small group interactive mentoring session with a Bioneers presenter who will share his life experience as an innovator providing insight to help youth overcome challenges and advance their sustainability and social justice work. Limited Space – pre-registration in Youth Unity Center recommended.

Location: Room 110, Embassy Suites

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Community of Mentors Office Hours with Karolo Aparicio

The Community of Mentors Program gives youth (ages 23 and under) the opportunity to meet in a small group interactive mentoring session with a Bioneers presenter who will share his life experience as an innovator providing insight to help youth overcome challenges and advance their sustainability and social justice work. Karolo Aparicio is the ED of Eco Viva building a green rural economy in Central America while protecting the environment. Limited Space – pre-registration in Youth Unity Center recommended.

Location: Tiburon Room

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Leadership for the 21st Century: What You Don’t Know Will Surprise You

What if the assumptions you had about yourself were not only challenged, but dispelled? Experience a breakthrough in what you know about who you are by working with a horse and Lisa Arie, founder/CEO of Vista Caballo.

Location: Vista Caballo Horse Arena

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HerbWalk

Explore the medicinal and edible landscape with herbalist Kami McBride.
(Interactive, experiential)

Location: Meet at Sun Stage
 

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Wiser Together Café | Igniting Possibilities through Intergenerational Partnerships

Join a participant-driven conversation around themes emerging at the conference. How can we collaborate, connect diverse perspectives, share talents, and shape the future? With: David Shaw, Common Ground Center, UCSC; Dana Pearlman, The Lotus, and Global Leadership Lab.

Location: World Cafe

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Design Thinking for Bioneers

Learn and apply a creative, research-based method to help catalyze your visionary ideas, reframe challenges collaboratively to generate new solution possibilities, and use design thinking to find inspiring new pathways to transformative action. With: Marilyn Cornelius and Zanette Johnson, d.cipher facilitators.
(Interactive)

Location: Everyone’s Everywoman’s Leadership Tent

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Council | It Takes a Village to Raise an Elder: Intergenerations Honoring the Wisdom of the Elders in our Communities, Families & Glocal World

For most of human history, people have lived in small village clusters. From indigenous to intentional to family systems to global community, the face of our social structures are changing. We are about to have the oldest population in US history; soon, 1 in 4 Americans will be in their golden years. Can honoring their wisdom encourage innovative and timely solutions to our global and personal concerns? In this intergenerational Council, we will explore the role of elders in our world and what youngers, and middlers, have to do with it. With Ilarion Merculieff, Aleut traditional messenger and Sharon Shay Sloan, council trainer and community steward. Bioneers of all ages strongly invited to attend.
(Interactive, experiential)

Location: Council Circle

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Youth | Stepping Up to Leadership—Strategies and Advice for Young Activists

Award-winning young environmental leaders share stories, challenges and successful strategies for environmental justice. Learn practical tips: how to initiate community environmental campaigns, rally support and resources, and make real change for a more sustainable future. With 2014 Brower Youth Award winners.

Location: Youth Unity Center

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Indigenous Forum | Brave-Hearted Women: Protectors of Native Women’s Health

Indigenous Forum

Indigenous women examine health threats to women, families and communities, and provide breakthrough case studies and models for protecting and supporting Native women’s health in urban and rural contexts. Hosted by Melissa Nelson (Turtle Mountain Anishinaabe), President, The Cultural Conservancy. With: Erin Konsmo, (Metis/Cree), Media Arts Justice and Projects Coordinator, Native Youth Sexual Health Network; Esther Lucero, MPP (Navajo), California Consortium of Urban Indian Health Centers; April McGill (Pomo/Yuki), Native American Health Center, San Francisco; and Katsi Cook (Akwesasne Mohawk), traditional midwife and health advocate.

Location: Indigenous Forum Tent

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Spirituality and Faith Communities: Engaging for Resilience and Action

Many communities of spirituality and faith have adopted formal resolutions proclaiming protecting the Earth and promoting environmental justice as cornerstone moral responsibilities. How can faith congregations build vibrant networks and partnerships to build resilience locally and regionally? Moderated by Shilpa Jain, Executive Director, YES!  Connecting, Inspiring & Collaborating with change makers. With: Rev. Canon Sally Bingham, President, The Regeneration Project, Interfaith Power and Light; Owsley Brown, Chairman, Festival of Faiths; Rev. Fletcher Harper, Executive Director, GreenFaith; Krithika Harish, Associate Director of Global Programs and Network Development, United Religions Initiative.

Location: Manzanita Room

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