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.

Herbwalk: The Medicinal and Edible Landscape

With master herbalist Kami McBride.

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.)

Council: Community of Mentors: Intergenerational Reciprocity, Guidance and Mutual Exchange

Facilitated by Ilarion Merculieff and Sharon Shay Sloan.

Interactive / Experiential

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

Spirit Moving into Form: The Sacred Dance of the Feminine and the Masculine in Today’s World

With: Pele Rouge Chadima, FireHawk Hulin, Lana Holmes, co-founders of Timeless Earth Wisdom, Inc. Interactive/Experiential

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.

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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.


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.

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.