Adina Merenlender

Adina Merenlender

Adina Merenlender, on the faculty at UC Berkeley, is an internationally recognized conservation biologist working on environmental problem solving at the landscape-scale. Co-author of Corridor Ecology and The California Naturalist Handbook, she has published over 70 scientific research articles and recently helped start the new UC California Naturalist Training Program.

www.ucanr.org/sites/merenlender

Sessions:
Spine of the Continent: Wildlife Corridors, Biodiversity and Climate Change – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Afia Walking Tree

Afia Walking Tree, M.Ed, is a Jamaica-born, Bay Area-based, internationally acclaimed master percussionist and performer, workshop leader, and leadership trainer. She is the founder and Director of Spirit Drumz, an international organization that seeks to activate empowerment and healing among women and youth of all cultures using African Diasporic drumming, dancing, and storytelling. Her first solo CD is Soul Affirmationz.

www.spiritdrumz.org

Alfonso Montuori

Alfonso Montuori

Alfonso Montuori, founder/designer of the Transformative Leadership M.A. and Ph.D. programs at the California Institute of Integral Studies, formerly taught at Miami University (Ohio) and in China. He is also a musician, producer, an international consultant, and the author of several books on creativity, innovation, and leadership. He sits on the editorial boards of numerous academic journals, including World Futures.

www.ciis.edu

Sessions:
Creativity and Improvisation in Leadership, Education and Sustainability – Friday – October 18, 2013

Amy Emerson

Amy Emerson

Amy Emerson is the Director of Clinical Research for the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), for whom she focuses on using MDMA to treat PTSD. She earned her BS in genetics and cell biology from Washington State University and has worked in clinical development and research for the last 15 years in a variety of fields.

http://mdmapstd.org

Sessions:
The Healing Potential of Cannabidiol, MDMA, and Entheogens – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Andrew Revkin

Andrew Revkin

"Andrew Revkin, the Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace University's Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, writes the award-winning Dot Earth blog for the Opinion side of The New York Times. He has spent three decades covering global environmental issues and is the author of several books, including The Burning Season: The Murder of Chico Mendes and Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast,

www.nytimes.com/revkin

Sessions:
Redesigning the Corporation and Its Supply Chain for Social and Environmental Values – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Angelina M. Galiteva

Angelina M. Galiteva

Angelina M. Galiteva, JD, an attorney with degrees in International, Environmental and Energy Law, founder and Board President of the Renewables 100 Policy Institute, a non-profit dedicated to advancing renewable energy, also chairs the World Council for Renewable Energy and is a Principal of New Energy Options, Inc. Her previous positions include Executive Director of Strategic Planning for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

www.renewables100.org

Sessions:
Disruptive Financing Innovations for Distributed Energy and Sustainability – Sunday – October 20, 2013

Ann Thrupp

Ann Thrupp

Ann Thrupp, Ph.D., just named Executive Director of the new Berkeley Food Institute at UC Berkeley, was previously Sustainability Manager at Fetzer and Bonterra Vineyards. Ann has worked on organic agriculture, natural resource management and sustainable development for over 20 years, (including as a former Director of Sustainable Agriculture at the World Resources Institute). She has authored over 70 papers and served on committees for the National Academy of Science.

www.fetzer.com   |   www.bonterra.com

Sessions:
Climate Change and Agriculture – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Anna Lappé

Anna Lappé

Anna Lappé, a renowned sustainable food advocate, founding principal of the Small Planet Institute and the Small Planet Fund and currently leading the Real Food Media Project, is the co-author or author of three books and the contributing author to nine others. Her most recent is: Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It.

www.smallplanet.org

Sessions:

Women as Democracy Builders: Reclaiming Our Commons from Corporate Power – Friday – October 18, 2013

Anneke Campbell

Anneke Campbell

Anneke Campbell, born in The Netherlands, has worked as a midwife, nurse, yoga teacher, and writer in many genres. She is the co-author (with Thomas Linzey) of Be The Change: How To Get What You Want in Your Community and co-editor (with Nina Simons) of Moonrise: The Power of Women Leading from the Heart. She also writes and co-produces advocacy videos for non-profits.

Sessions:
Creativity and Improvisation in Leadership, Education and Sustainability – Friday – October 18, 2013

Annie Leonard

Annie Leonard

Annie Leonard is Co-Director of The Story of Stuff Project and author of The Story of Stuff. The Story of Stuff, a look at the hidden costs of consumer culture, and Annie’s subsequent films have generated over 23 million views in some 200 countries. Previously Annie spent 2 decades working on sustainability, environmental and health issues, traveling to 40 countries working for organizations such as Greenpeace International and GAIA.

www.storyofstuff.org

Session:
Moving from Sustainababble to True Sustainability – Sunday – October 20, 2013

Antwi Akom

Antwi Akom, Ph.D., an Associate Professor of Environmental Sociology, Public Health, and STEM Education at San Francisco State, is co-founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Economic, Educational, and Environmental Design (I-SEEED).  A social change activist within low-income and communities of color for over 20 years, he is world renowned as an educational, environmental and economic justice leader.

www.iseeed.org

Sessions:

Technology to Transform: Building a Youth Driven Climate Justice Movement – Sunday – October 20, 2013

Arty Mangan

Arty Mangan

Arty Mangan, Bioneers' Food and Farming Director, joined the organization in 1998 as Project Manager for the Restorative Development Initiative. A former board president of the Ecological Farming Association and member of the Santa Cruz GE Subcommittee, Arty has worked with farmers and agriculture since 1978, first as a partner in Live Juice and later with Odwalla, where he was in charge of fruit sourcing.

www.bioneers.org

Asa Needle

Asa Needle

Asa Needle, a 2012 Brower Youth Award winner, is a staff member of the Worcester Roots Project, facilitating environmental justice and youth empowerment workshops around New England. Starting out in the Toxic Soil Busters, a youth-run program that remediates lead soil and promotes social entrepreneurship, Asa also works with the Solidarity and Green Economy Alliance and is a board member of the Stone Soup Community Center.

www.worcesterroots.org

Sessions:
Youth Leadership Focus with Brower Youth Award winner, Asa Needle | Toxic Soil Busters: Urban Soil Remediation – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Atossa Soltani

Atossa Soltani

Atossa Soltani, founder and Executive Director of Amazon Watch, has been leading global campaigns for indigenous rights, corporate accountability and rainforest protection since the early 1990s. Board chair of the Christensen Fund and a board member for Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs, she is also an advisor to the Arkana Alliance. The Sir Edmund Hillary Institute recently named Atossa their 2013 Laureate.

www.amazonwatch.org

Sessions:
A Call From the Amazon – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Campaign Connection: Mobilizing Women for Climate Solutions – Sunday, October 20, 2013

Autumn Summers

Autumn Summers

Autumn Summers, who has intensely studied herbalism and ethnobotany for 20 years with a special kinship for the plants of Northern California, teaches edible and medicinal plant classes at the California School of Herbal Studies, consults for the pioneering herbal company, Herb Pharm, and teaches in their intern program in Southern Oregon.

www.cshs.com

Sessions:
Herbwalk – Sunday – October 20, 2013

Barbara Jefferson

Barbara Jefferson

Training and Field Coordinator at Generation Waking Up, is an experienced designer, organizer, facilitator, and trainer, specializing in Theater of the Oppressed, Restorative Justice, Joanna Macy’s Work that Reconnects, Deep Culture, and the Wake-Up Experience. She has developed experiential curricula for food justice and youth leadership, and has traveled internationally facilitating transformative learning experiences for young adults.

Sessions:

Generation Waking Up: Building A Movement For Systemic Change – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Bill McDonald

Bill McDonald

Bill C. McDonald, President of the Farmer’s Cooperative Association of Guam (FCAG), has helped grow FCAG into a highly regarded organization that works with local farmers to produce and sell a wide range of fruits, vegetables and herbs to local and international markets. FCAG is currently in the planning stages of building a permanent facility to store, package and sell island produce and its by-products.

www.guamfarmers.org

Sessions:
Eat Your Heritage: Chamorro Foodways from the Island of Guam – Sunday – October 20, 2013

Billy Parish

Billy Parish

Billy Parish is founder and President of Mosaic, a marketplace for clean energy investing. In 2002 he dropped out of Yale to found the Energy Action Coalition and grew it into the world's largest youth clean energy organization. He is the author of Making Good: Finding Meaning, Money & Community in a Changing World.

www.joinmosaic.org

Sessions:
Billy Parish | 100% Clean Energy For and By The People – Sunday – October 20, 2013
  
Disruptive Financing Innovations for Distributed Energy and Sustainability – Sunday – October 20, 2013

Bob Massie

Bob Massie

Bob Massie, President and CEO of the New Economics Institute and an ordained Episcopal minister, was Director of the Project on Business, Values and the Economy at Harvard Divinity School from 1989 to 1996, subsequently served as President of Ceres, co-founded the Global Reporting Initiative, and initiated the Investor Network on Climate Risk. His autobiography, A Song in the Night: A Memoir of Resilience, has just been published.

www.neweconomicsinstitute.org

Sessions:
Building the Movement for a New Economy – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Bob Stilger

Bob Stilger

Bob Stilger, Co-President of New Stories, a U.S.-based nonprofit working to transform culture by helping people discover the new stories of their lives and communities, does extensive work in the Fukushima disaster region of Japan. Formerly Co-President of The Berkana Institute, Bob works globally on community resilience issues. Bob also teaches leadership at St. Mary's College, Gonzaga University, and the Union Institute & University.

www.newstories.org   |   www.berkana.org

Sessions:
Building Community Resilience from Detroit to Japan – Friday – October 18, 2013

Brock Dolman

Brock Dolman

Brock Dolman, Director of the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center’s WATER Institute and its Permaculture program, a renowned innovator in watershed management and Permaculture design, has: advised many educational centers and projects in a dozen countries on land-use planning; certified over 2,000 students in Permaculture design; and provided countless presentations on a range of ecological issues to government agencies, organizations, universities, and conference attendees.

www.oaec.org

Sessions:
Darren Doherty | Regrarianism: Re-booting Agriculture for the Next 10,000 Years – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Cara Romero

Cara Romero

Director, Bioneers Indigeneity Program.

Caroline Casey

Caroline Casey

Caroline W. Casey, creator/weaver-of-context of "The Visionary Activist Show" on Pacifica Radio stations KPFA (Bay Area) and KPFK (Los Angeles) (also web and podcast), is the author of Making the Gods Work For You and founder/Chief Trickster of Coyote Network News, a mythological news service that provides astrological meta-stories describing collective global culture. Caroline has brought astrology's guiding story to mainstream venues from Nightline to the Washington Post.

www.visionaryactivism.com | www.coyotenetworknews.com

Carolyne Stayton

Carolyne Stayton

Carolyne Stayton is the Co-Director of Transition U.S., the national hub of the global Transition Towns Movement now in more than 43 countries and 300 communities across the U.S. The Transition Movement organizes to promote a historic shift to local community resilience, providing trainings, tools and resources to encourage citizen action, local business development, the reinvention of food/transportation/energy systems, and local “re-skilling” with practical know-how.

www.transitionus.org

Sessions:
Tools for Transforming Education: Whole Child, Whole Person, Whole World – Friday – October 18, 2013

Catherine Lerza

Catherine Lerza

Catherine Lerza, with 40 years' experience as a grantmaker, advocate, trainer, organizer, and writer/editor working with nonprofits and foundations on a wide range of issues, served most recently as a senior philanthropic advisor at Tides Foundation. During her long career she edited Environmental Action Magazine, co-founded and directed the National Family Farm Coalition, and served as associate director of the Rural Coalition in Washington DC.

Sessions:
Beloved Community: An Invitation – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Cherine Badawi

Cherine Badawi

A dual Egyptian/U.S. citizen, a facilitator of experiential social justice and conflict resolution programs for young people around the world, serves as the Curriculum and Training Coordinator for Generation Waking Up. She previously worked with UNESCO, The Scholar Ship, and The Mosaic Project, and is the co-founder of Thrive Trainings, an intercultural, interpersonal, and diversity training company.

Sessions:

Generation Waking Up: Building A Movement For Systemic Change – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Christy Foley

Christy Foley

Christy Foley, founder of The Foley Connection, a seasoned marketing executive and strategy consultant who spent decades working with many of Silicon Valley’s leading technology and media companies, is currently a board advisor to Mary’s Gone Crackers and is the Executive Director of a private charitable foundation focusing on the underserved and projects that foster global community and consciousness. 

www.thefoleyconnection.com

Chuck Fisher

Chuck Fisher

Chuck Fisher, Ph.D., Managing Director of Dovetail Learning, has 30 years’ experience as a K-12 school counselor/administrator, has developed and directed social/emotional learning programs in public and independent schools, has been a trainer for the PassageWorks and Heartmath institutes, and is on the adjunct research faculty at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology.

www.dovetaillearning.org

Sessions:
Tools for Transforming Education: Whole Child, Whole Person, Whole World – Friday – October 18, 2013

Claire Greensfelder

Claire Greensfelder a lifelong environmental, peace and safe energy activist, educator, political campaigner, and print and radio journalist, has served in leadership roles in over four dozen NGOs, campaigns, media outlets and youth organizations, including the International Forum on Globalization, Greenpeace, the MLK, Jr. Freedom Center, INOCHI/Plutonium Free Future, Friends of the Earth, Sierra Club, American Friends Service Committee, and the Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign.

Sessions:
Campaign Connection: Mobilizing Women for Climate Solutions – Sunday, October 20, 2013

Claire Jean Kim

Claire Jean Kim

Claire Jean Kim is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Asian American Studies at University of California, Irvine.  She is the author of the award-winning Bitter Fruit: The Politics of Black-Korean Conflict in New York City and of the forthcoming Race, Species and Nature in a Multicultural Age.

Sessions:
Exploring ‘Situatedness’ and Power – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Cleary Vaughan-Lee

Cleary Vaughan-Lee

Cleary Vaughan-Lee is the Education Coordinator for the Global Oneness Project, a digital, ad-free, bi-monthly magazine which explores, through stories, the threads that connect culture, ecology, and beauty. The project produces film, media, and educational materials that challenge us to rethink our relationship to the world. She holds a BA in English with a focus on film and media studies from George Mason University.

www.globalonenessproject.org

Sessions:
Tools for Transforming Education: Whole Child, Whole Person, Whole World – Friday – October 18, 2013

Climbing Poetree

Climbing Poetree

Climbing PoeTree, a performing duo (Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman) that interweaves spoken word, hip-hop, and award-winning multimedia theater to expose injustice, has blazed stages across the U.S and around the world for over ten years.  Alixa and Naima are also innovative educators who have lead workshops in institutions from universities to prisons and are currently developing a multimedia social justice curriculum.

www.climbingpoetree.com

Sessions:
Performance by Climbing PoeTree | Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman – Saturday – October 19, 2013
    
The Crossroads of Art and Social Change – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Connie Cagampang Heller

Connie Cagampang Heller

Connie Cagampang Heller, co-founder of the Linked Fate Fund for Justice and consultant to the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, creates spaces for people to deepen their understanding of racialization and its implications for their work. She is also an artist whose textile collages are featured in World Trust’s new film Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequality.

Sessions:
Beloved Community: An Invitation – Saturday – October 19, 2013
  
Exploring ‘Situatedness’ and Power – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Cynthia Brix

Cynthia Brix

Rev. Cynthia Brix, co-founder of Gender Reconciliation International, which has conducted 80 programs in eight countries for reconciliation between women and men, and former campus minister at the University of Colorado, is an interfaith minister, co-author of: Divine Duality: The Power of Reconciliation between Women and Men, and Women Healing Women; and producer of the DVD, Cultivating Women’s Spiritual Mastery. 

www.GRworld.org

Sessions:
Gender Reconciliation: Breakthrough in Healing Gender-Based Violence – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Dale Rodrigues

Dale Rodrigues

Dale Rodrigues, a life-long entrepreneur since his adolescence, was the founding Director and is the CEO and President of Mary’s Gone Crackers, a premier natural foods brand that has grown over 40 percent every year since it was founded in 2004 and that employs more than 240 people.

www.marysgonecrackers.com

Sessions:
Entrepreneurship: Mission-Driven Companies – Friday – October 18, 2013

Dana Pearlman

Dana Pearlman

Dana Pearlman, dedicated to designing and facilitating conversations and participatory processes to unearth deeper wisdom at the individual and collective levels, co-authored the free guidebook: The Lotus: A practice guide for Authentic Leadership towards Sustainability, and is a co-founder of the Global Leadership Lab.

www.blurb.com/b/2513859-the-lotus

Sessions:
Wiser Together World Café: Intergenerational Dialogue and Mentoring – Friday – October 18, 2013
   
Wiser Together Open Space: If you could have any conversation, or host any activity, what would it be? Bring it here – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Wiser Together World Cafe: Creating Tomorrow Together! – Sunday – October 20, 2013

Danny Glover

Danny Glover

Danny Glover, a commanding presence on screen and stage for over 25 years whose credits range from such blockbusters as the Lethal Weapon franchise to countless independent features, is also a multiple award-winning international film producer who co-founded Louverture Films. Glover is also a tireless, award-winning activist and philanthropist, focused on economic justice and access to health care and education in the U.S. and Africa, including as a UNICEF Ambassador.

Sessions:
Danny Glover | Reimagining Citizenship, Democracy and Nature – Saturday – October 19, 2013
  
Mother Jones Presents: Media Mojo for Social Change – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Darcie Houck

Darcie Houck

Darcie L. Houck, J.D., Partner, Fredericks Peebles & Morgan, LLP, is an attorney specializing in energy, environmental law, federal and state Indian law, Indian child welfare, and gaming law who has represented many tribal organizations in all aspects of the law and previously served as staff counsel at the California Energy Commission, and has taught law widely, including at UC Davis and San Francisco State.

www.ndnlaw.com

Sessions:
From Conflict to Collaboration in Indigenous Territories: Tribal Strategies for Resistance and Restoration – Friday – October 18, 2013

Darren Doherty

Darren Doherty

Darren Doherty, a 5th generation Australian farmer and Regenerative Agriculture pioneer who has worked in over 40 countries over 20 years as a farm planning consultant and educator, originated the Keyline Design Course and the RegenAG concept. Darren has designed thousands of projects, focusing on the practical regeneration of agricultural landscapes, soils, communities, and families.

www.heenandoherty.com

Sessions:
Darren Doherty | Regrarianism: Re-booting Agriculture for the Next 10,000 Years – Saturday – October 19, 2013
   
Climate Change and Agriculture – Saturday – October 19, 2013

David Levine

David Levine

David Levine, co-founder and CEO of the American Sustainable Business Council, a growing coalition of business organizations and businesses that together represent over 165,000 businesses, is working to create market shifts and policies for a vibrant, just and sustainable economy.

www.asbcouncil.org

Sessions:
Building the Movement for a New Economy – Saturday – October 19, 2013

David McConville

David McConville

David McConville is a media artist who designs visualization tools for seeing the world in new ways. He is President of the board of the Buckminster Fuller Institute, which facilitates convergences across design, art, science, and technology to identify and cultivate whole systems strategies for addressing complex global challenges.

www.bfi.org

Sessions:
David McConville | Cosmomimicry: Why the Universe Matters – Friday – October 18, 2013
   
The Leading Edges of Design for a Sustainable World – Friday – October 18, 2013

David Shaw

David Shaw

David Shaw, 31, a Permaculture and whole systems designer, facilitator, and educator, co-founded the Common Ground Center at UC Santa Cruz, an inter-generational partnership focused on education for a just and sustainable world, which seeks to support communities locally and globally to transform their shared future through dialogue and collective action.

kresge.ucsc.edu/commonground

Sessions:
Wiser Together World Café: Intergenerational Dialogue and Mentoring – Friday – October 18, 2013
   
Wiser Together Open Space: If you could have any conversation, or host any activity, what would it be? Bring it here – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Wiser Together World Cafe: Creating Tomorrow Together! – Sunday – October 20, 2013

David Zuckerman

David Zuckerman

David Zuckerman is a research associate at The Democracy Collaborative and author of Hospitals Building Healthier Communities: Embracing the Anchor Mission. He has assisted with multiple feasibility studies of anchor-led economic development projects and also serves as Principal Editor of Community-Wealth.org's newsletter. He received his Master of Public Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park.

www.democracycollaborative.org

Sessions:
The Commons of Healthcare: Resilience as the Anchor for Health – Friday – October 18, 2013

Deb Lane

Deb Lane has been playing the drums for most of her life. Formerly a member of the Santa Cruz World Beat Band, Pele Juju, she performs with artists throughout the Bay Area and beyond. In addition to her musical endeavors, Deb is a leader in water-use efficiency and works as a Water Resources Analyst.

Deborah Koons Garcia

Deborah Koons Garcia

Deborah Koons Garcia is a filmmaker whose award-winning, widely shown documentaries on the environment and agriculture include: The Future of Food, Transition Town Totnes, Portrait of a Winemaker: John Williams of Frog's Leap, Sekem Vision, Soil in Good Heart, and the just released Symphony of the Soil. She has lived on the same watershed in Marin County for over 35 years.

www.lilyfilms.com

Sessions:

Symphony of Soil – Friday – October 18, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Debra Weistar

Debra Weistar

Debra Weistar, with her husband Tom, founded and directs Synergia Learning Center and Finding the Good Traveling Semester, located in the Yuba River watershed near Nevada City, CA. Her pioneering work in informal education includes teaching youth to tell the stories of our time through filmmaking. Their most recent film, Soul Migration, introduces audiences to Rights of Nature through a story of whaling.

www.findingthegood.org and www.synergialearning.org

Sessions:
Youth Leadership: Recognizing The Rights of Nature – Friday – October 18, 2013

Dekila Chungyalpa

Dekila Chungyalpa

Dekila Chungyalpa is Director of the Sacred Earth Program at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), which partners with faith leaders and institutions to protect biodiversity, natural resources and environmental services around the world. Dekila previously led WWF's efforts in the Mekong region on hydropower and climate change and on community-based conservation in the Eastern Himalayas.

www.worldwildlife.org/religion

Sessions:
Dekila Chungyalpa | Faiths for Conservation: The Hope of A New Environmental Movement – Sunday – October 20, 2013
  
Spiritual Ecology: A Spiritual Response to the Ecological Crisis – Sunday – October 20, 2013

Diana Almendariz

Diana Almendariz, of Maidu, Wintun, Hupa, Yurok, and Cherokee descent, granddaughter of the late renowned elder, Bertha Nye Norton, and a foremost expert in the plants, medicines and cultures of indigenous people from the Sacramento region, is an award-winning cultural interpreter, indigenous artist, language teacher, and cultural demonstration specialist. She continues to consult for several schools and many California tribes who often refer to her as "grandma".

Dorian Baroni

Dorian Baroni

Dorian Baroni, a former senior executive with 25 years’ global corporate experience who has worked in the UK, US, Europe, and Venezuela in investment banking, global energy, consumer goods and art retail and is a dual US/Italian citizen, is an executive coach and organizational advisor, most recently working with the CIYO network, an ecosystem of women’s leadership development programs.

 

Ed Willie

Ed Willie

Edward Willie, a Petaluma, CA-based artist, educator, native ecologist, graphic designer, basket-weaver, regalia maker, permaculturist, and budding herbalist, is dedicated to uncovering and rekindling the Earth-based knowledge and traditions of California’s Native American cultures.

Eileen Rockefeller

Eileen Rockefeller

Eileen Rockefeller is the youngest daughter of David and Peggy Rockefeller and a great-granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller. As founder and former President of the Institute for the Advancement of Health, she has been a pioneer in catalyzing acceptance of mind/body interactions and the importance of social and emotional skills. Co-chair of her family's generational association and founding chair of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and the Growald Family Fund, she is the author of the newly released memoir, Being a Rockefeller, Becoming Myself.

Sessions:
Paths to Healing Around Family and Money: An Intergenerational Emergent Conversation – Sunday, October 20, 2013

Elizabeth Thompson

Elizabeth Thompson

Elizabeth Thompson, the Executive Director of The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) since 2004, has lead BFI through a re-birth, expanding its strategic vision and mission and boosting its educational programs. In 2007 she launched The Buckminster Fuller Challenge, now recognized as socially responsible design's highest award. Elizabeth has served in a leadership capacity in several leading-edge cultural and educational initiatives throughout her 25-plus year career.

www.bfi.org

Sessions:
The Leading Edges of Design for a Sustainable World – Friday – October 18, 2013

Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee

Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee

Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, a filmmaker, musician and composer, has directed and produced numerous award-winning films, including: Elemental, Yukon Kings, Laugh Clown Laugh, A Thousand Suns, and Barrio de Paz. He also founded and edits The Global Oneness Project, an award-winning online magazine. Earlier Emmanuel performed with some of the biggest names in jazz and released two critically acclaimed records: Previous Misconceptions and Borrowed Time.

www.globalonenessproject.org | www.goprojectfilms.com

Sessions:

Elemental – Friday – October 18, 2013 at 9:00 pm

Erik Assadourian

Erik Assadourian

Erik Assadourian, a Senior Fellow at Worldwatch Institute, has directed over the last decade two editions of Worldwatch’s Vital Signs and four editions of State of the World, including the latest State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible? Erik also directs Worldwatch’s Transforming Cultures project, and recently designed Catan: Oil Springs, an eco-educational scenario for the popular board game Settlers of Catan.

www.transformingcultures.org

Session:
Moving from Sustainababble to True Sustainability – Sunday – October 20, 2013

Ethan Castro

Ethan Castro (Wailaki) is a painter, Permaculture designer and builder who helps create Native spaces and cultural works such as tribal canoes.

FireHawk Hulin

FireHawk Hulin

FireHawk Hulin is a co-founder of Timeless Earth Wisdom, Inc., an EarthWise business ecology founded on ancient “Medicine Wheel” teachings. He has a long history of co-creating ceremonies, rites of passage, vision quests and wisdom councils in the U.S. and Europe.

www.timelessearthwisdom.com

Sessions:
Spirit Moving into Form: The Sacred Dance of the Feminine and the Masculine in Today’s World – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Gabrielle Donnelly

Gabrielle Donnelly

Gabrielle Donnelly, a doctoral student at CIIS, is a researcher and a practitioner in the field of social innovation whose work includes facilitating strategic change processes, stewarding collaborative evaluation approaches, and hosting women’s leadership retreats.

Gay Dillingham

Gay Dillingham

Gay Dillingham, an award-winning film producer/director, owner of CNS Communications, LLC, previously co-founded/co-managed two environmental technology companies with her husband and chaired New Mexico’s environmental management and consumer protection board for 8 years. She is just releasing a feature-length documentary film, Dying to Know, which she started working on in 1995. Gay is also currently Vice Chair of Bioneers’ board.

www.dyingtoknowmovie.com

Sessions:
Mother Jones Presents: Media Mojo for Social Change – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Dying to Know: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary – Saturday – October 19, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Gena Nonini

Gena Nonini, a leading Biodynamic teacher, master distiller and 3rd generation owner of Marian Farms (the first vineyard in the Americas to be certified Demeter Biodynamic ® and today, a 100+ acre, horticultural diversified farm with a 5,000 square foot distillery and CSA operation), is currently interim Executive Director and board President of the Josephine Porter Institute for Applied Biodynamics.

www.marianfarmsbiodynamic.com

Sessions:
Biodynamic Farming: Way Beyond Organic – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Gloria Rivera

Gloria Rivera

Gloria Rivera, a Detroit-based member of the Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM), is a passionate social justice and environmental activist, who was a key leader in founding the Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit conference, now in its 8th year, and is its main coordinator, collaborating with many local groups, including Detroit Food Justice Task Force, Black and Brown Alliance, and Zero Waste Detroit.

Sessions:
Building Community Resilience from Detroit to Japan – Friday – October 18, 2013

   
Resist, Restore, Re-imagine: Greening Detroit with Resilience – Friday – October 18, 2013

Hải Võ là người Mỹ gốc Việt

Hải Võ là người Mỹ gốc Việt

Hải Võ là người Mỹ gốc Việt  is a first-generation soil steward with roots in present-day Vietnam passionate about traditional foodways, food sovereignty, and popular education. Hai co-founded the Real Food Challenge (RFC) at the University of California at Irvine and was the recipient of a Brower Youth Award in 2009.

Sessions:

Youth Leadership Focus with Brower Youth Award winner, Maya Salsedo | The Youth Food Bill of Rights – Friday – October 18, 2013

Hanni Hanson

Hanni Hanson

Hanni Hanson is the Operations Coordinator for Generation Waking Up, an Oakland, California-based nonprofit working to empower young people to bring forth a thriving, just, and sustainable world. Hanni graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Religious Studies, focusing on the relationship of religion and spirituality with social change movements.

www.generationwakingup.org

Sessions:
Generation Waking Up: Building A Movement For Systemic Change – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Healy Hamilton

Healy Hamilton

Healy Hamilton, Ph.D., a biodiversity scientist whose research focuses on forecasting the impacts of climate change on species and ecosystems for natural resource management and conservation, is a Senior Research Fellow at the Marine Conservation Institute and serves on the science advisory board for the National Park Service. She is a Switzer Foundation Environmental Leadership grantee and a former U.S. Fulbright Scholar.

Sessions:
Spine of the Continent: Wildlife Corridors, Biodiversity and Climate Change – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Ilarion Merculieff

Ilarion Merculieff

Ilarion (Larry) Merculieff (Aleut) has over 35 years' experience serving his people and other indigenous peoples internationally. The first Native commissioner of the Alaska Department of Commerce and Economic Development, he chaired the Indigenous Knowledge sessions of the Global Summit of Indigenous Peoples on Climate Change, and co-founded several organizations including the Indigenous Peoples' Council for Marine Mammals. He has received many prestigious awards for his activism and co-authored Aleut Wisdom: Stories of an Aleut.

Sessions:
Council: Restoring and Honoring the Sacred Feminine and Sacred Masculine – Friday – October 18, 2013
   
Council: Community of Mentors: Intergenerational Reciprocity, Guidance and Mutual Exchange – Saturday – October 19, 2013
 
Council: Weaving the Fabric of Community – Saturday – October 19, 2013
  
Ilarion Merculieff | The Womb At The Center of the Universe – Sunday – October 20, 2013
 
Gender Equality and Finding Balance: Diverse Approaches – Sunday – October 20, 2013

J.P. Harpignies

J.P. Harpignies

J.P. Harpignies, Bioneers Conference Associate Producer, affiliated with Bioneers since 1990, is a NYC-based consultant, conference producer, copy-editor and writer. A former Program Director at the New York Open Center and a senior review team member for the Buckminster Fuller Challenge the last 3 years, he has authored or edited several books, including Political Ecosystems, Delusions of Normality, and Visionary Plant Consciousness.

Sessions:
The Healing Potential of Cannabidiol, MDMA, and Entheogens – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Jamie Harvie

Jamie Harvie

Jamie Harvie, Executive Director of the Institute for a Sustainable Future (ISF), coordinated the successful national healthcare mercury elimination campaign and initiated the Healthy Food in Healthcare Campaign, receiving the NRDC National Thought Leader Growing Green award for this work. In 2012, Jamie was recognized by Food Service Director Magazine as one of the top twenty most influential food system leaders. 

www.isfusa.org

Sessions:
The Commons of Healthcare: Resilience as the Anchor for Health – Friday – October 18, 2013

Janine Benyus

Janine Benyus

Janine Benyus, a biologist, innovation consultant, and author of six books, including the seminal Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature, co-founded the Biomimicry Guild, The Biomimicry Institute, and, most recently the social enterprise Biomimicry3.8, the world’s leader in biomimicry innovation consulting, training for professionals, and curricula development for educators. Janine’s many prestigious awards include a Heinz Award, a Time Magazine Hero of the Planet and a UNEP Champion of the Earth.

www.biomimicry.net

Sessions:

The Biomimicry Network Effect: What Will We Solve Together? – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Jason McLennan

Jason McLennan

Jason F. McLennan, CEO of the International Living Future Institute, which focuses on the transformation to a socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative world, is the author of 4 books, including the classic The Philosophy of Sustainable Design, and the founder of the Living Building Challenge, the world's most progressive green building certification program. McLennan won the prestigious Buckminster Fuller Prize in 2012.

www.living-future.org

Sessions:

Jason McLennan | Living Buildings and a Regenerative World – Friday – Ocotober 18, 2013
   
The Leading Edges of Design for a Sustainable World – Friday – October 18, 2013
 

Jay Harman

Jay Harman

Jay Harman, a naturalist, entrepreneur, and inventor, is founder and CEO of PAX Scientific and its subsidiaries, dedicated to producing biomimicry-based equipment that is vastly more efficient than current norms and is profitable for both shareholders and the planet.

www.paxscientific.com

Sessions:

JAY HARMAN – The Nature of Innovation – Friday – October 18, 2013

The Leading Edges of Design for a Sustainable World – Friday – October 18, 2013

Jeannette Armstrong

Jeannette Armstrong

Jeannette Armstrong, Ph.D., (Syilx Okanagan), a traditional Okanagan knowledge keeper who holds the Canada Research Chair in Okanagan Indigenous Knowledge and Philosophy at UBC Okanagan, is an award-winning educator, author, environmental activist, and co-founder and Executive Director of En’owkin Centre, which serves the seven reservations of the Okanagan Nation. Jeannette has been instrumental in the development of successful Nsyilxcen language revitalization programs.

http://www.enowkincentre.ca

Sessions:
Connecting Across Difference Through Indigenous Learning Practices – Friday – October 18, 2013
  
Exploring ‘Situatedness’ and Power – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Jeremy Kagan

Jeremy Kagan

Jeremy Kagan is an internationally recognized, award-winning (including Emmy and Cable ACE awards) director/writer/producer of feature films and television. His credits include the 10-part TV series - the ACLU Freedom Files, and feature films: Heroes, The Big Fix, The Chosen, The Journey of Natty Gann, Katherine: The Making of an American Revolutionary, Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8, Roswell, and Crown Heights. A tenured film professor at USC where he runs the Change Making Media Lab, he has recently been making advocacy videos for The Democracy School, The Doe Fund and Bioneers. He has also served as Artistic Director of the Sundance Institute and is the author of Directors Close Up.  Jeremy's new ebook MY DEATH: A Personal Guidebook has been published by Balboa Press.

cmml.usc.edu

Sessions:
The Crossroads of Art and Social Change – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Jihan Gearon

Jihan Gearon

Jihan Gearon, of Navajo and African American ancestry, originally from the Navajo reservation, is the Executive Director of the Black Mesa Water Coalition, a board member of the Center for Story-based Strategy, and a steering committee member of the Climate Justice Alignment. She is a graduate of Stanford with a Bachelors of Science in Earth Systems and a focus in Energy Science and Technology.

www.blackmesawatercoalition.org

Sessions:
Tools for Transforming Education: Whole Child, Whole Person, Whole World – Friday – October 18, 2013

From Conflict to Collaboration in Indigenous Territories: Tribal Strategies for Resistance and Restoration – Friday – October 18, 2013

Joanna Macy

Joanna Macy

Joanna Macy, a renowned Buddhist teacher, eco-philosopher, systems theorist, scholar, and longtime peace, justice and ecology activist, is the root teacher of the Work That Reconnects, a theoretical framework and workshop methodology for personal and social change. Joanna’s many seminal books include: Despair and Personal Power in the Nuclear Age; Thinking Like a Mountain; World as Lover, World as Self; and Pass It On: Five Stories That Can Change the World.

www.joannamacy.net

Sessions:

The Role of “Heroic” Learning Communities in the Postmodern Era – Friday – October 18, 2013

JOANNA MACY | Choosing Life – Sunday – October 20, 2013

Spiritual Ecology: A Spiritual Response to the Ecological Crisis – Sunday – October 20, 2013

John A. Powell

John A. Powell

John A. Powell, Executive Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society and Robert D. Haas Chancellor’s Chair in Equity and Inclusion at UC Berkeley, formerly directed the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State and the Institute for Race and Poverty at the University of Minnesota,  and is the author of Racing to Justice: Transforming our Concepts of Self and Other to Build an Inclusive Society.

diversity.berkeley.edu/haas-institute

Sessions:
Beloved Community: An Invitation – Saturday – October 19, 2013

John Bloom

John Bloom

John Bloom, Senior Director of Organizational Culture at RSF Social Finance in San Francisco, has developed innovative philanthropic programs and been a thought leader in social finance and the intersection of money and spirit in personal and social transformation. He writes frequently for RSF's Reimagine Money blog, and has worked with over 100 non-profits in the areas of capacity building and culture change. John founded two non-profits, served as a trustee on several, including  the Yggdrasil Land Foundation agricultural trust, and worked as the administrator at San Francisco's Waldorf School before joining RSF. A Renaissance man, John also co-founded a CSA and contributes to the Biodynamic Journal and is a painter and photographer with work in major collections. He is the author of The Genius of Money: Essays and Interviews Reimagining the Financial World

www.rsfsocialfinance.org

John Densmore

John Densmore

John Densmore co-wrote and produced numerous immensely popular albums and toured the world as a founding member of the legendary musical group The Doors. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, he is the author of a bestselling autobiography, Riders on the Storm, and is a film producer whose influential, socially engaged, award-winning documentaries include Road To Return and Juvies.

Sessions:
The Crossroads of Art and Social Change – Saturday – October 19, 2013
 

John Neffinger

John Neffinger

John Neffinger, a Principal of Washington, DC-based KNP Communications, advises major political figures, executives and expert guests on national TV programs on their public speaking. Formerly a management consultant for major corporations and a litigating attorney, he also served on the staff of the Council on Foreign Relations and as Director of Communications & Outreach at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

www.knpcommunications.com

Sessions:
A Hero's Quest: Tapping Our Courage and Unleashing Our Ingenuity to Address Climate Change – Saturday – October 19, 2013

John Roulac

John Roulac

John W. Roulac is the founder and CEO of Nutiva®, the world’s leading brand of organic hemp foods and coconut oil. A longtime advocate for holistic living, he is the author of four books on hemp and composting, helped jump-start the modern home-composting movement, successfully sued the U.S. DEA to keep hemp foods legal, and has founded three ecological nonprofits.

www.nutiva.com

Sessions:
Entrepreneurship: Mission-Driven Companies – Friday – October 18, 2013

Jonathan Atwood

Jonathan Atwood

Jonathan Atwood, Unilever’s Vice President of Sustainable Living and Corporate Communications, North America, had previously founded Common Way Communications, a public affairs consultancy, where he worked on responsible labor practices in the West African cocoa sector, and before that was Senior Director of Global Issues Management for Kraft Foods working on the long-term sustainability of Kraft’s sources of key commodities.

www.unilever.com

Sessions:
Redesigning the Corporation and Its Supply Chain for Social and Environmental Values – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Joseph Phelan

Joseph Phelan

Joseph Phelan, founder and co-principle of WeAreNotTrayvonMartin.com, is a communications consultant with 13+ years' experience in social justice organizing. His previous positions include: Communications Coordinator at the Miami Workers Center, Communications Director of Florida New Majority, and, most recently, Communications Director for Caring Across Generations (a campaign of Jobs with Justice and the National Domestic Workers Alliance).

WeAreNotTrayvonMartin.com

Sessions:

Beloved Community: An Invitation – Saturday – October 19, 2013
 

Josh Healey

Josh Healey

Josh Healey, an Oakland, CA-based award-winning writer, performer, and creative activist whose work fuses storytelling, subversive humor and a love of justice, is a regular performer on NPR’s Snap Judgment, and is currently the Culture Shift Fellow for Movement Generation's Justice and Ecology Project.

www.joshhealey.org

Sessions:
Youth Leadership: Poetry Slam | Hosted by poet Josh Healy – Friday – October 18, 2013

Joshua Gorman

Joshua Gorman

A writer, facilitator, speaker, and educator based in Oakland, California, is the founder and Coordinator of Generation Waking Up, a nonprofit organization seeking to ignite a generation of young people to bring forth a thriving, just, and sustainable world. Joshua also serves on the Board of Directors for the Global Youth Action Network / TIG-USA, and supports youth-led projects internationally.

Sessions:

Generation Waking Up: Building A Movement For Systemic Change – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Justin Brashares

Justin Brashares

Justin Brashares, Associate Professor of Ecology and Conservation in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at Berkeley, has 25 years’ experience working with wildlife and rural communities in Africa and North America. His work extends beyond traditional ecology and conservation to consider the economic, political and cultural factors that drive and, in turn, are driven by, changes in biodiversity.

www.berkeley.edu

Sessions:
Spine of the Continent: Wildlife Corridors, Biodiversity and Climate Change – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Kade Twist

Kade L. Twist, MFA, an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation, is a widely exhibited (nationally and internationally) interdisciplinary artist working with video, sound, text and installation environments to re-imagine tribal stories with geopolitical narratives to examine the unresolved tensions between market-driven systems, consumerism, and American Indian cultural self-determination. He was one of the co-founders of Postcommodity, a trans-disciplinary artist collective.

www.nativelabs.com

Sessions:
The Native Artist’s Voice:  A Commentary on Social and Environmental Issues – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Kalia Lydgate

Kalia Lydgate

Kalia Lydgate co-founded P.O.W.E.R. (People Organizing for Wealth and Ecological Restoration), a New Bedford Massachusetts-based program of the Marion Institute, to develop innovative, whole-systems solutions for environmental, economic and social justice challenges. Previously Kalia founded New Bedford's Green Jobs, Green Economy Initiative and led the groundbreaking Youth Initiative for  Connecting for Change, a Bioneers satellite site.

Sessions:
Tools for Transforming Education: Whole Child, Whole Person, Whole World – Friday – October 18, 2013

Kami McBride

Kami McBride

Kami McBride, author of The Herbal Kitchen, has taught experiential herbal programs focused on sustainable wellness practices and revitalizing our relationship with the plant world for over 25 years. Her popular course, Cultivating the Herbal Medicine Woman Within empowers people to use herbal medicine in their daily lives for home wellness care.

www.livingawareness.com

Sessions:
Herbwalk: The Medicinal and Edible Landscape – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Kathy Wallace

Kathy Wallace

Kathy Wallace (Karuk/Yurok/Mohawk and member of Hoopa Valley Tribe), a life-long traditional basket weaver and advocate for California’s native people, plants and traditional gathering areas, teaches California Native culture, history and Native American basketry at San Francisco State, and works with museums and galleries to make sure that the interpretation of California Native culture is guided by Native American consultants.

Katie Galloway

Katie Galloway

Katie Galloway, Ph.D., a Media Studies professor at Berkeley and award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work explores the intersections of institutional power, civil/human rights, and political activism, co-heads Loteria Films, producers of Gotham Independent's Best Documentary Prize winning Better This World, and several upcoming films, including After Life and El Poeta. Galloway is a 2012-2013 Sundance Women’s Initiative Fellow and 2011-2012 Sundance Producing Fellow.

www.loteriafilms.com

Sessions:
Mother Jones Presents: Media Mojo for Social Change – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Better This World – Saturday – October 19, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Kelle Louaillier

Kelle Louaillier

Kelle Louaillier, Executive Director of Corporate Accountability International (CAI) since 2007, has worked for CAI for 20 years in many capacities, helping win many major campaigns on tobacco, nuclear, food, and water issues, and radically boosting the organization’s fundraising. Her social change career began teaching math in the Central African Republic with the Peace Corps and working to empower homeless youth in Seattle.

www.stopcorporateabuse.org

Sessions:
Women as Democracy Builders: Reclaiming Our Commons from Corporate Power – Friday – October 18, 2013

Kelly Duane de la Vega

Kelly Duane de la Vega

Kelly Duane de la Vega is a multiple award-winning (Sundance Documentary Fellow, Writer’s Guild of America’s Best Documentary Screenplay Award, etc.) filmmaker whose feature documentaries have been shown in hundreds of film festivals worldwide and broadcast on PBS and other channels. Her most recent film is the award-winning Better This World. Her film Monumental: David Brower’s Fight for Wild America was nominated for an Emmy.

www.loteriafilms.com

Sessions:

Better This World – Saturday – October 19, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Kenny Ausubel

Kenny Ausubel

Kenny Ausubel, Co-CEO and founder (in 1990) of Bioneers, is an award-winning social  entrepreneur, journalist, author and filmmaker. A pathfinder in  advancing “backyard biodiversity” conservation and organic farming and  food, he co-founded the organic seed company, Seeds of Change, serving  as its CEO until 1994. His film Hoxsey: When Healing Becomes a Crime  (specially screened for members of Congress) and its companion book  helped influence national policy on alternative medicine. Kenny has  edited several books and written four, including 2012′s Dreaming the  Future: Reimagining Civilization in the Age of Nature. Among his honors: runner-up, 2009 Buckminster Fuller Challenge award for Dreaming New  Mexico, a Bioneers program Kenny co-directs with Peter Warshall; more  than 30 awards in international radio competitions; with Nina Simons,  the 2007 Rainforest Action Network REVEL Award, and the 2006 Global  Green-Green Cross Millennium Award for Community Environmental  Leadership. 

www.bioneers.org

Sessions:

Welcome by Bioneers Founders Kenny Ausubel, CEO, and Nina Simons, President – Friday – October 18, 2013

   
Opening Remarks by Kenny Ausubel – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Kevin Spelman

Kevin Spelman

Kevin Spelman, Ph.D., MCPP, a scientist, clinician, leading botanical educator, herbalist, and writer, has conducted research on cancer, malaria, and many other conditions internationally, including at the NIH. He has taught widely and currently lectures at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, National College of Natural Medicine, California School of Herbal Studies, and Maryland University of Integrated Health. He has practiced phytotherapy since 1989.

Sessions:
Herbwalk – Sunday – October 20, 2013

Kimberlee Kihleng

Kimberlee Kihleng

Kimberlee Kihleng, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Guam Humanities Council, has many years of experience working with cultural heritage organizations and educational institutions throughout the Pacific region. Under her leadership the Council has broadened the scope of its programs to reach a more diverse audience, highlighting the rich cultures and histories of Guam, particularly that of the indigenous Chamorro people.

www.guamhumanitiescouncil.org

Sessions:
Eat Your Heritage: Chamorro Foodways from the Island of Guam – Sunday – October 20, 2013

Kyle Thiermann

Kyle Thiermann

Kyle Thiermann, creator and host of the YouTube series, Surfing for Change, combines surfing imagery and current global issues to highlight the power of individuals to create a better world through everyday decisions. Kyle speaks throughout the country and has been featured in Outside Magazine, Surfer Magazine and on the Discovery Channel. Kyle lives in Santa Cruz where he recently built a backyard half-pipe.

www.surfingforchange.com

Sessions:
Youth Leadership Focus with Brower Youth Award winner, Kyle Thiermann | Surfing for Change – Sunday – October 20, 2013

L. Frank Manriquez

L. Frank Manriquez

L. Frank Manriquez (Tongva/Ajachmem), a Native California Indian artist, tribal scholar, cartoonist, and language advocate who has exhibited her artwork (paintings, sculpture, weavings, photography) in museums and galleries nationally and internationally, serves on the boards of the Cultural Conservancy and Neshkanukat, and is the author of: Acorn Soup and First Families: A Photographic History of California Indians, both published by Heyday Books.

Lana Holmes

Lana Holmes

Lana Holmes, a co-founder of Timeless Earth Wisdom, Inc., has many years’ expertise helping establish and launch companies that embody EarthWise™ values—the belief that organizations should mirror the inherent wisdom, beauty, and collaborative systems found in nature in order to help create a thriving, life-promoting world.

www.timelessearthwisdom.com

Sessions:
Spirit Moving into Form: The Sacred Dance of the Feminine and the Masculine in Today’s World – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Laurie Marshall

Laurie Marshall

Laurie Marshall, founder of the Singing Tree Project and a lead artist/facilitator with Create Peace Project.org, has led over 50 "Consensus Building Through Art" murals with underserved youth, elders, NASA, the Army Corps of Engineers, foster homes, hospices, and prison inmates, involving over 12,000 people from 50 countries.

www.createpeaceproject.org

Leila Salazar-Lopez

Leila Salazar-Lopez

Leila Salazar-López, the Program Director at Amazon Watch overseeing its campaigns to defend the Amazon and advance indigenous peoples’ rights, helped launch Amazon Watch’s Clean Up Ecuador Campaign in 2002 and previously served as Director of Rainforest Action Network's Rainforest Agribusiness Campaign and as a Corporate Accountability Organizer at Global Exchange. She is Chicana from Southern California and a proud mother of 2.

www.amazonwatch.org

Sessions:

Women as Democracy Builders: Reclaiming Our Commons from Corporate Power – Friday – October 18, 2013

A Call From the Amazon – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, a Sufi teacher and mystic, writes and lectures extensively about Sufism, mysticism, dream work and Spirituality. One of his specialties is the integration of ancient Sufi approaches to dreams with the insights of modern psychology. For the past few years his teaching has focused on spiritual responsibility in this time of global crisis, spiritual ecology, and global consciousness of Oneness.

www.spiritualecology.org   |   www.workingwithoneness.org   |   www.goldensufi.org

Sessions:
Spiritual Ecology: A Spiritual Response to the Ecological Crisis – Sunday – October 20, 2013

Lottie Spady

Lottie Spady

Lottie V. Spady, Media Director for East Michigan Environmental Action Council (EMEAC) and EMEAC’s representative on the Detroit Food Justice Task Force, a consortium of people of color-led organizations and allies, has been working for 11 years on media creation, activism and literacy to help communities co-create solutions to issues facing underserved, underrepresented urban areas, including directing the innovative, immersive community-based environmental justice media program, “Re:Media.”

www.emeac.org

Sessions:
Resist, Restore, Re-imagine: Greening Detroit with Resilience – Friday – October 18, 2013

Louie Schwartzberg

Louie Schwartzberg

Louie Schwartzberg is a celebrated filmmaker whose cinematic artistry brings nature’s allures and wonders into our lives. His most recent feature film is "Wings of Life" for Disneynature, narrated by Meryl Streep. As a storyteller, Louie's TED talks have garnered over 31MM views. His 3D IMAX film for National Geographic, "Mysteries of the Unseen World," premieres nationwide next month.

www.movingart.com

Sessions:
"One Drop" Film with Louie Schwartzberg – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Lynne Twist

Lynne Twist

Lynne Twist, a global visionary, consultant, speaker, and award-winning author of The Soul of Money, has dedicated her life to global initiatives that create a sustainable future for all. Lynne is the founder and President of the Soul of Money Institute, and co-founder of The Pachamama Alliance, Lynne is the winner of numerous prestigious awards, including the "Woman of Distinction" award from the UN.

www.soulofmoney.org

Sessions:
Women as Democracy Builders: Reclaiming Our Commons from Corporate Power – Friday – October 18, 2013

Malik Yakini

Malik Yakini

Malik Kenyatta Yakini, a founder and the Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network and an Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy Food and Community Fellow, works to connect food issues to the larger movement for freedom, justice and equality and to help develop an international food sovereignty movement that embraces black farmers throughout the Americas, Caribbean and Africa.   

www.detroitblackfoodsecurity.org

Sessions:
Resist, Restore, Re-imagine: Greening Detroit with Resilience – Friday – October 18, 2013

Manuel Rodriguez

Manuel Rodriguez, Senior Vice President Government and International Affairs and Corporate Responsibility Officer of Chiquita Brands International, Inc, is responsible for Chiquita’s adherence to leading environmental, social and ethical standards and the verification and reporting of the company's performance in those areas. Rodriguez has a long track record of seeking to boost the welfare of agricultural workers.

www.chiquita.com

Sessions:
Redesigning the Corporation and Its Supply Chain for Social and Environmental Values – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Marco Krapels

Marco Krapels, an Executive Vice President with Rabobank N.A. (part of the Rabobank Group, a leading global financial services provider), manages its Commercial Banking Product Division, including its renewable energy finance divisions, and co-chairs its Corporate Social Responsibility committee. He is also co-founder of Empowered by Light, a non-profit focusing on providing renewable energy solutions to 1.6 billion people without power in the developing world.

www.rabobank.com   |   www.empoweredbylight.org

Sessions:
Disruptive Financing Innovations for Distributed Energy and Sustainability – Sunday – October 20, 2013

Mark Collin

Mark Collin

Mark A Collin, MA MFT, the founder and Executive Director of Dovetail Learning, has been teaching, studying and practicing humanistic, Jungian and transpersonal psychologies for 37 years, and for 18 years has developed and taught The Toolbox Project, a research-based, community-tested, social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum, receiving numerous awards for his work.

www.dovetaillearning.org

Sessions:
Tools for Transforming Education: Whole Child, Whole Person, Whole World – Friday – October 18, 2013

Martin Lee

Martin Lee

Martin A. Lee, the author of Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana—Medical, Recreational and Scientific (2012), winner of the American Botanical Council’s James A. Duke Award for Excellence in Botanical Literature, is the Director of Project CBD, a cannabis science information service, and cofounder of the media watch group FAIR. He is also the author of Acid Dreams and The Beast Reawakens.

www.smokesignalsthebook.com

Sessions:
The Healing Potential of Cannabidiol, MDMA, and Entheogens – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Mary Ellen Hannibal

Mary Ellen Hannibal

Mary Ellen Hannibal is the author of four books, most recently The Spine of the Continent, which Publisher's Weekly called: ""what science writing should be:  fascinating and true.” In 2012 she was a winner of both the National Association of Science Writers' Science and Society Award and Stanford's Knight-Risser Prize for Western Environmental Journalism. 

www.maryellenhannibal.com

Sessions:
Spine of the Continent: Wildlife Corridors, Biodiversity and Climate Change – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Mary Waldner

Mary Waldner

Mary Waldner, co-founder and board chair of the fast-growing, highly successful natural food company, Mary’s Gone Crackers, is responsible for the development of all the company’s products. A former psychotherapist for 26 years, Waldner, suffering from Celiac Disease, created the company because she couldn’t find gluten-free options that tasted good. Waldner is a member of the Organic Trade Association and the Celiac Sprue Association.

www.marysgonecrackers.com

Sessions:
Entrepreneurship: Mission-Driven Companies – Friday – October 18, 2013

Mateo Hinojosa

Mateo Hinojosa

Mateo Hinojosa, the Media Director for The Cultural Conservancy’s Native Youth Guardians of the Waters Project, is a Bolivian-American educator and documentarian whose films explore individual identity in collective struggle, spirituality and health, politics and performance. His forthcoming feature, Spectacular Movements, follows young indigenous/mestizo actors in Bolivia in their struggle to embody their people's collective voice.

www.sidestreetproductions.blogspot.com

Session:
Guardians of the Water: Native Youth Speak Out on Arts, Media, and Cultural Health – October 19, 2013

Matthew Engelhart

Matthew Engelhart

"Matthew Engelhart is a values-based entrepreneur whose Flax Clothing line grew from one treadle sewing machine to a 28 million-dollar-a-year business. Currently a restaurateur, he and his wife Terces founded the vegan Café Gratitude and Gracias Madre chains as experiments in sacred commerce as well as transformational organic, vegan community centers. He and Terces lead workshops in sacred commerce, abundance, community, and relationship as paths of awakening.

www.cafegratitude.com

Sessions:
Entrepreneurship: Mission-Driven Companies – Friday – October 18, 2013

Matthew Fox

Matthew Fox

Matthew Fox, a world-renowned spiritual theologian, Episcopal priest and activist, has written 30 books, including: Original Blessing, The Coming of the Cosmic Christ, A Spirituality Named Compassion, and Christian Mystics and The Pope’s War. The founder of the University of Creation Spirituality in California, he conducts dozens of workshops each year and is a visiting scholar at the Academy for the Love of Learning.

www.matthewfox.org

Sessions:
Creativity and Improvisation in Leadership, Education and Sustainability – Friday – October 18, 2013

Maya Charise Salsedo

Maya Charise Salsedo, a 2012 Brower Youth Award winner (for helping develop the Youth Food Bill of Rights), currently a Senior at Mills College, recently awarded that college’s Dolores Huerta award for activism and academic excellence, has been a national food justice activist since the age of fifteen and was the first ever youth organizer for Rooted in Community (RIC), a national grassroots youth-oriented food justice network.

www.rootedincommunity.org

Sessions:

Youth Leadership Focus with Brower Youth Award winner, Maya Salsedo | The Youth Food Bill of Rights – Friday – October 18, 2013

Melissa Nelson

Melissa Nelson

Melissa K. Nelson, Ph.D. (Anishinaabe/Métis/Norwegian [Turtle Mountain Chippewa]), Professor of American Indian Studies at San Francisco State and President of the Cultural Conservancy, a Native American nonprofit dedicated to the revitalization of indigenous cultures, is: co-founder/co-producer of the Indigenous Forum at Bioneers, editor of the Bioneers anthology, Original Instructions: Indigenous Teachings For A Sustainable Future, and producer of the award-winning documentary film, The Salt Song Trail.

www.earthdiver.org   |   www.nativeland.org

Sessions:
Connecting Across Difference Through Indigenous Learning Practices – Friday – October 18, 2013
 
Guardians of the Water: Native Youth Speak Out on Arts, Media, and Cultural Health – October 19, 2013
   
Tom B.K. Goldtooth | Stopping the Privatization of Nature and Commodification of Mother Earth – Saturday – October 19, 2013
 
Eat Your Heritage: Chamorro Foodways from the Island of Guam – Sunday – October 20, 2013

Missy Mohler

Melissa “Missy” Mohler, Executive Director of Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships, which promotes environmental stewardship by connecting students to their community and local environment through comprehensive watershed education and service learning, is the advisor to Truckee High School’s Envirolution Club, which puts on its “Trashion” show annually at Bioneers.

4swep.org

Molly Roberts, M.D., M.S.

Molly Roberts, M.D., M.S.

President of the American Holistic Medical Association and board chair for the Integrative Medicine Consortium, is a triply board-certified Integrative/holistic physician with the Institute for Health and Healing in the Bay Area. A former psychotherapist and an ordained interfaith minister, Dr. Roberts specializes in Mind/Body/Spirit Medicine, Nutritional/Functional Medicine, Women's Health, Family/Relationship Counseling and Conflict Resolution work, and has authored several books on alternative medicine and nutrition.

Sessions:

The Commons of Healthcare: Resilience as the Anchor for Health – Friday – October 18, 2013

Mona Polacca

Mona Polacca

Mona Polacca, MSW, (Havasupai/Hopi/Tewa), President/CEO of the Turtle Island Project and a member of the renowned International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, has a long record of service, working in tribal government administration and public health in a wide range of roles in Arizona, as well as in many international fora, including the UN’s Permanent Forum of Indigenous Peoples Issues and the Indigenous World Forum on Water and Peace.

Sessions:
Mother Earth – Father Sky: Voices from the Spirit! – Friday – October 18, 2013

Monaeka Flores

Monaeka Flores

Monaeka Flores, the Marketing and Program Coordinator at the Guam Humanities Council and a native Chamorro artist, organized several components of I Tano yan I Tasi, Land and Sea—Ecological Literacy on the U.S. Pacific Island of Guam, which explores important connections between food, health, culture and the environment. Monaeka co-curates Council exhibits, and co-edited A Pacific Collection with Dr. Kimberlee Kihleng.

www.guamhumanitiescouncil.org

Sessions:
Eat Your Heritage: Chamorro Foodways from the Island of Guam – Sunday – October 20, 2013

Nalini Nadkarni

Nalini Nadkarni

Nalini M. Nadkarni, aka “the Queen of the Forest Canopy,” world-renowned for her studies of rainforests and treetop organisms, is Professor of Biology and Director of the Center for Science and Mathematics Education at the University of Utah and a passionate communicator about nature and science to people in all walks of life, from urban youth to artists to legislators to incarcerated men and women. 

Sessions:

Nalini Nadkarni | Between Earth and Sky: Trees as Silent Teachers – Friday – October 18, 2013
  
Creativity and Improvisation in Leadership, Education and Sustainability – Friday – October 18, 2013

Nancy Sudak

Nancy Sudak

Nancy Sudak, MD, Executive Director of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, completed her medical education at Case Western Reserve and underwent residency training in Family Medicine in Duluth, MN, where she lives with her husband and nearly grown children. She is on the faculty for three textbooks on natural/integrative medicine, and has special interests in ecological medicine and the therapeutic relationship.

www.abihm.org

Sessions:
The Commons of Healthcare: Resilience as the Anchor for Health – Friday – October 18, 2013

Nicola Wagenberg

Nicola Wagenberg

Nícola Wagenberg, Ph.D., Vice President of the San Francisco-based organization, The Cultural Conservancy (dedicated to protecting, restoring and empowering indigenous cultures), where she directs media projects, develops arts and cultural health programs and helps run and grow the organization, is a Colombian artist, arts educator and psychotherapist in private practice (in Berkeley, CA) who has worked with diverse communities and organizations for 20 years.

www.nativeland.org

Session:
Guardians of the Water: Native Youth Speak Out on Arts, Media, and Cultural Health – October 19, 2013

Nikki Henderson

Nikki Henderson

Nikki Henderson is the Executive Director of People's Grocery in Oakland, CA, which has greatly expanded its projects under her leadership. Formerly at Green for All, she is one of the nation’s most effective emerging young leaders in the Food Justice movement. Nikki’s social justice work began in the foster care system in Southern California, where she directed foster youth empowerment workshops.

www.peoplesgrocery.org

Sessions:
Resist, Restore, Re-imagine: Greening Detroit with Resilience – Friday – October 18, 2013

Nina Simons

Nina Simons

Nina Simons, President/co-founder of Bioneers, is an award-winning social entrepreneur who previously served as President of Seeds of Change and Director of Strategic Marketing for Odwalla. Nina directs Bioneers' Moonrise program, a whole systems approach to women's leadership that includes "Cultivating Women's Leadership" intensive retreats. She is co-editor of the anthology, Moonrise: The Power of Women Leading from the Heart.

www.bioneers.org/programs/womens-leadership

www.bioneers.org

Sessions:

Welcome by Bioneers Founders Kenny Ausubel, CEO, and Nina Simons, President – Friday – October 18, 2013
  
Cultivating Women’s Leadership: Alumnae Reunion and Sampler – Friday – October 18, 2013

Opening Remarks by Nina Simons – Sunday – October 20, 2013
    
Gender Equality and Finding Balance: Diverse Approaches – Sunday – October 20, 2013

Octaviana Trujillo

Octaviana Trujillo

Dr. Octaviana V. Trujillo, Professor of Applied Indigenous Studies, Northern Arizona University. The founding Director of the American Indian Graduate Center at the University of Arizona, became the first woman to chair the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona. She subsequently served at Arizona State as Director of the Center for Indian Education and edited the prestigious Journal of American Indian Education. She has also been a peace and human rights activist around the globe.

Sessions:
From Conflict to Collaboration in Indigenous Territories: Tribal Strategies for Resistance and Restoration – Friday – October 18, 2013

Orland Bishop

Orland Bishop, a former research fellow at the Center for the Study of Violence at Charles R. Drew University in Los Angeles, has consulted for many human development organizations in the U.S. and internationally, and is co-founder and Executive Director of ShadeTree Multicultural Foundation, a Los Angeles-based human development initiative. Orland combines an extensive study of medicine, psychology and indigenous cosmologies with a deep dedication to human rights.

Sessions:
Council: Initiation, Adulthood and the Resurgence of Community-Supported Rites of Passage – Sunday – October 20, 2013

Osprey Orielle Lake

Osprey Orielle Lake

Osprey Orielle Lake is: founder/President of The Women's Earth and Climate Caucus, founder/Co-Director of the International Women’s Earth and Climate Initiative, Co-Chair of International Advocacy with the Global Alliance for the Rights Of Nature, an advisor to the International Eco-Cities Framework and Standards Initiative, developer of the Resilient Community Training Program, and author of the award-winning book, Uprisings For The Earth: Reconnecting Culture with Nature.

www.iwecc.org

Sessions:
Campaign Connection: Mobilizing Women for Climate Solutions – Sunday, October 20, 2013

Pat McCabe

Pat McCabe

Pat McCabe (Woman Stands Shining), a member of the Dine (Navajo) Nation, is a mother, writer, artist, activist, speaker and cultural liaison. Her work, based on the ""science of right relations and the central knowledge that we are born into beauty"" involves bringing Indigenous ways of knowing into local, national and global discussions on sustainability.

Sessions:
Gender Equality and Finding Balance: Diverse Approaches – Sunday – October 20, 2013
 

Pele Rouge Chadima

Pele Rouge Chadima

Pele Rouge Chadima is the co-founder of Timeless Earth Wisdom, Inc., an earth wisdom teacher and guide, a leader of women's circles, and the author of Never Shout at a Bear.

www.timelessearthwisdom.com

Sessions:
Spirit Moving into Form: The Sacred Dance of the Feminine and the Masculine in Today’s World – Saturday – October 19, 2013
  
Gender Equality and Finding Balance: Diverse Approaches – Sunday – October 20, 2013

Peter Duenas

Peter Duenas

Peter T.C. Duenas, owner/chef of Meskla enterprises LLC, President of the Micronesian Chefs Association, and host of his own TV show, The Outdoor Chef, has worked in many prestigious hotels and internationally known restaurants and currently exes his culinary talents through Chamoru fusion cuisine and by working with community organizations on sustainable food production in Guam.

Sessions:
Eat Your Heritage: Chamorro Foodways from the Island of Guam – Sunday – October 20, 2013

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins is the CEO of Green For All, which under her leadership has become one of the country's leading advocacy groups for a clean-energy economy, winning policy victories and developing innovative pilot projects at the federal, state, and local levels while redefining the face of environmentalism through youth engagement and partnerships with popular artists. 

www.greenforall.org

Sessions:
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Motherhood and Leadership  – Saturday – October 19, 2013
   
Building the Movement for a New Economy – Saturday – October 19, 2013

R. Carlos Nakai

R. Carlos Nakai

R. Carlos Nakai, of Navajo/Ute descent, is the world’s premiere performer of Native American flute music, as well as a composer, educator, and author. He has released over forty-five records, sold more than four million albums, received nine Grammy nominations in three categories, has two gold records for his solo flute work, and is the author of The Art of the Native American Flute.

www.rcarlosnakai.com

Sessions:

Closing Performance with R. CARLOS NAKAI Sunday, October 20, 2013

Rachel Bagby

Rachel Bagby

Rachel Bagby has a Stanford law degree in Social Change. A founding member of Bobby McFerrin's "Voicestra," she works with leaders from organizations like Google and the Sierra Club to unleash the force of nature inside of them, to get that next, big, earth-serving thing done. Author of Divine Daughters: Liberating the Power and Passion of Women’s Voices, Rachel practices what she preaches.

rachelbagby.com

Sessions:
Preformance by Rachel Bagby | Think… Act Globally – Friday – October 18, 2013

Cultivating Women’s Leadership: Alumnae Reunion and Sampler – Friday – October 18, 2013

Rachel Naomi Remen, MD

Rachel Naomi Remen, MD

Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., a Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF internationally recognized for her pioneering curriculum, The Healer’s Art taught in half of America’s medical schools and 7 countries abroad, is a bestselling author of such classics as Kitchen Table Wisdom and My Grandfather’s Blessings, now translated into 22 languages.

www.commonweal.org

Sessions:
Paths to Healing Around Family and Money: An Intergenerational Emergent Conversation – Sunday, October 20, 2013

Ralph Metzner

Ralph Metzner

Ralph Metzner, Ph.D., a pioneer in psychological and cross-cultural studies of consciousness, is a psychotherapist and Professor Emeritus at the California Institute of Integral Studies. His books include The Unfolding Self, The Well of Remembrance, Green Psychology, The Expansion of Consciousness, Alchemical Divination and Mind Space and Time Stream. He is also the editor of two collections of essays on ayahuasca and of psilocybin mushrooms.

www.greenearthfound.org

Sessions:
The Healing Potential of Cannabidiol, MDMA, and Entheogens – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Rashidi Omari

Rashidi Omari

Rashidi Omari, who has performed nationally with leading hip hop and modern dance companies, has taught dance, choreography, spoken word, poetry and violence prevention to young people of all ages in the Bay Area since 1993. On the staff of Destiny Arts Center since 2000, he is currently co-Artistic Director of the renowned Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company.

www.destinyarts.org

Sessions:
Youth Leadership: Peaceful Warriors – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Renata Brillinger

Renata Brillinger

Renata Brillinger, co-founder and Executive Director of the California Climate and Agriculture Network (CalCAN), was formerly a Program Director at the Climate Protection Campaign, focused on renewable energy and agriculture, and also served as the Director of Californians for GE-Free Agriculture. She has worked on sustainable agriculture and food systems issues for almost two decades.

www.calclimateag.org

Sessions:
Climate Change and Agriculture – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Reuben Roqueni

Reuben Roqueni

Reuben Tomás Roqueñi is Program Director at the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, a Portland, Oregon-headquartered national arts philanthropic organization serving Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian artists, organizations, and programs.

www.nativeartsandcultures.org

Sessions:
The Native Artist’s Voice:  A Commentary on Social and Environmental Issues – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Richard Tarnas

Richard Tarnas

Richard Tarnas, a professor of Philosophy and Cultural History at San Francisco’s California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), founded CIIS’ graduate program in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness. He is the author of several award-winning seminal texts, including: The Passion of the Western Mind (a history of Western thought widely used in universities), and Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View.

www.cosmosandpsyche.com

Sessions:

The Role of “Heroic” Learning Communities in the Postmodern Era – Friday – October 18, 2013

Robert Engelman

Robert Engelman

Robert Engelman is President of the Worldwatch Institute and author of “Beyond Sustainababble,” the introductory chapter to State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible? A former newspaper reporter, Engelman co-founded the Society of Environmental Journalists and has written for Nature, The Washington Post, Scientific American and The Wall Street Journal. His book More received the Population Institute’s 2008 Media Award for Best Reporting.

www.worldwatch.org

Session:
Moving from Sustainababble to True Sustainability – Sunday – October 20, 2013

Rose von Thater Braan

Rose von Thater Braan

Rose von Thater Braan (Tuscarora/Cherokee), with an early background in theater and television and former Director of Education at U.C. Berkeley's Center for Particle Astrophysics where she led efforts to cultivate a scientific community that values diversity of perception, thought and exion, is co-founder/Director of The Native American Academy, which seeks to make the Native paradigm and indigenous learning processes visible to the Western world.  

Sessions:
Creativity and Improvisation in Leadership, Education and Sustainability – Friday – October 18, 2013

   
Connecting Across Difference Through Indigenous Learning Practices – Friday – October 18, 2013

Rulan Tangen

Rulan Tangen

Rulan Tangen, an internationally recognized dancer/choreographer honored with the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation’s first Dance Fellowship for Artistic Innovation, is founder/Artistic Director of Dancing Earth, the nation’s leading Indigenous contemporary dance initiative, which explores environmental issues as rooted in Native cosmologies.

www.dancingearth.org

Sessions:
The Native Artist’s Voice:  A Commentary on Social and Environmental Issues – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Sally Ranney

Sally Ranney

Sally Ranney, President of the American Renewable Energy Institute, Co-Director of the international Women’s Earth and Climate Initiative, CEO of Stillwater Preservation, LLC, and co-founder/anchor of the Internet interview program A Matter of Degree, has 30 years’ experience in the public/private sectors in biodiversity, energy, water, wildlife, climate change and public land policy. She has won countless awards and serves on the boards of many leading environmental organizations.

Sessions:
Campaign Connection: Mobilizing Women for Climate Solutions – Sunday, October 20, 2013

Sandor Katz

Sandor Katz

Sandor Ellix Katz—""one of the unlikely rock stars of the American food scene"" according to the New York Times—is a self-taught fermentation experimentalist. His books The Art of Fermentation and Wild Fermentation, and the fermentation workshops he has taught across North America and beyond, have helped to catalyze a broad revival of the fermentation arts.

www.wildfermentation.com

Sessions:
The Art and Tradition of Fermentation: Community, Culture and Evolution – Friday – October 18, 2013
   
Post-Conference Workshop Intensive – Monday – October 21, 2013

Sarah Crowell

Sarah Crowell

Sarah Crowell, the award-winning Artistic Director at Oakland’s Destiny Arts Center (where she has worked since 1990, including as Executive Director for 5 years), leads the acclaimed Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company, and has taught dance, theater and violence prevention to youth and teachers for over 20 years. Her work with the youth company has been the subject of two documentary films.

www.destinyarts.org

Sessions:
Cultivating Women’s Leadership: Alumnae Reunion and Sampler – Friday – October 18, 2013

 

Shari Foos

Shari Foos

Shari Foos, a bi-coastal  (NY/CA) psychotherapist and Narrative Medicine facilitator, is a graduate of Columbia University’s Narrative Medicine Program and teaches the field to medical students as well as in workshops for organizations, businesses, and at-risk youth. A passionate advocate of democratic education for underserved populations, Foos founded The Bridge Program at Antioch University Los Angeles, a free university-level Humanities course for poor and marginalized adults.

www.wamc.org/programs/speakers-corner-wamc

Sessions:
Narrative Medicine: Building Peace Through Understanding How Others Perceive Their Worlds – Friday – October 18, 2013

Sharon Shay Sloan

Sharon Shay Sloan

Sharon Shay Sloan, part of the international/intergenerational response team, Beyond Boundaries, works with the Indigenous Lands and Seas program for The WILD Foundation, as a council trainer affiliated with the Center for Council Practice of The Ojai Foundation, as a wilderness rites of passage guide with Wilderness Reflections, and as a part-time steward of Three Creeks, a “watering hole” in the Owens Valley.

www.wild.org

Sessions:
Council: Restoring and Honoring the Sacred Feminine and Sacred Masculine – Friday – October 18, 2013
   
Council: Community of Mentors: Intergenerational Reciprocity, Guidance and Mutual Exchange – Saturday – October 19, 2013 
  
Council: Weaving the Fabric of Community – Saturday – October 19, 2013    
  
Council: Initiation, Adulthood and the Resurgence of Community-Supported Rites of Passage – Sunday – October 20, 2013

Steve Katz

Steve Katz

Steven Katz, Ph.D., the Publisher of Mother Jones, which he joined in 2003 after serving as Vice President of Development for Earthjustice, the nation's leading non-profit environmental law firm, has thirty years' experience working in environmental advocacy, the arts, social justice, and neighborhood-based housing development.

www.motherjones.com

Sessions:
Mother Jones Presents: Media Mojo for Social Change – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Suki Munsell

Suki Munsell

Suki Munsell, Ph.D., a disciple of Anna Halprin, has 40 years’ experience teaching dance, performing arts, fitness, and biomechanics in schools, colleges, industry and privately. Her writings include the book, Hanging Out: the upside down guide to Gravity Inversion, and the chapter Six Weeks to Dynamic Walking (in Prevention’s Complete Book of Walking). She runs Dynamic Health & Fitness in Marin County, CA.

www.dynamicvitality.com

Sessions:
Walking Your Talk in the World: Exploring Embodied Transformation – Friday – October 18, 2013

Tensie Whelan

Tensie Whelan

Tensie Whelan, President of the Rainforest Alliance (with the organization since 1990), has worked in environmental activism for over 25 years, including as: VP of Conservation Information at the Audubon Society, Executive Director of the New York League of Conservation Voters, a journalist in Costa Rica, and Managing Editor of the international environmental journal Ambio in Stockholm. 

www.ra.org

Sessions:
Redesigning the Corporation and Its Supply Chain for Social and Environmental Values – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Toby Herzlich

Toby Herzlich

Toby Herzlich co-founded and leads (with Nina Simons) the “Cultivating Women’s Leadership” retreats, is the founder of Biomimicry for Social Innovation, and a Senior Trainer with the Rockwood Leadership Institute. Her many clients in 20+ years of organizational consulting include the Sierra Club, Ford Foundation, and Navajo Nation. Toby serves as a collaborative partner for leaders interested in turning to nature and the feminine in their organizational strategies.

Sessions:
Cultivating Women’s Leadership: Alumnae Reunion and Sampler – Friday – October 18, 2013
  
Leadership Lessons from the Living Earth – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Toby McLeod

Toby McLeod

Christopher (Toby) McLeod is a filmmaker who circled the globe for five years filming Standing on Sacred Ground (2013), a series of four documentaries that feature indigenous people taking stands for their lands and cultures against government megaprojects, mining corporations, and climate change. His previous film was In the Light of Reverence.

www.sacredland.org

Sessions:

Standing on Sacred Ground, Parts 1 and 2 – Saturday – October 19, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Tom B.K. Goldtooth

Tom B.K. Goldtooth

Tom B.K. Goldtooth Executive Director of the Bemidji, Minnesota-headquartered Indigenous Environmental Network, a social change activist within the Native American community for over 30 years, has become an internationally renowned environmental and economic justice leader, working with many organizations around the world. Tom co-produced the award-winning documentary, Drumbeat For Mother Earth, which addresses the affects of bio-accumulative chemicals on indigenous people. (www.ienearth.org)

Sessions:
Mother Earth – Father Sky: Voices from the Spirit! – Friday – October 18, 2013
  
Tom B.K. Goldtooth | Stopping the Privatization of Nature and Commodification of Mother Earth – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Tom Weistar

Tom Weistar

Tom Weistar, co-founded and co-directs (with his wife, Debra) Synergia Learning Center and “Finding the Good Traveling Semester,” located in the Yuba River watershed near Nevada City, CA. His pioneering work in informal education is focused on teaching youth how to use filmmaking as a tool for social change and environmental conservation.

www.findingthegood.org   |   www.synergialearning.org

Tony Skrelunas

Tony Skrelunas

Tony Skrelunas, MBA, founded the Grand Canyon Trust Native America Program, where he currently works to create sustainable local economies based on clean energy and food resiliency. He also manages the Colorado Plateau Inter Tribal Gatherings to preserve sacred landscapes and mitigate the impacts of climate change on tribal farming, ecology, water, and traditional knowledge systems, and serves as board chair of the Black Mesa Water Coalition.

www.grandcanyontrust.org

Sessions:
From Conflict to Collaboration in Indigenous Territories: Tribal Strategies for Resistance and Restoration – Friday – October 18, 2013

Tracy Rector

Tracy Rector

Tracy Rector (Seminole) is the Executive Director and Co-founder of Longhouse Media and an independent filmmaker. After having worked with over 2200 youth, since January of 2005, Longhouse Media has seen the artistic and community growth of many young Native filmmakers.Tracy is a Sundance Institute Lab Fellow and is the recipient of the Horace Mann Award for her work in utilizing media for social justice.

Sessions:
The Native Artist’s Voice:  A Commentary on Social and Environmental Issues – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Truckee High School’s Envirolution Club

Truckee High School’s Envirolution Club

Truckee High School’s Envirolution Club, advised by Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships’ Executive Director, Missy Mohler, consists of approximately 50 students who work on environmental advocacy through “Trashion” shows, elementary school "green" club mentoring and in local town advocacy and policy issues, such as plastic bag banning.

ths.ttusd.org

Valerie Perez Ordoñez

Valerie Perez Ordoñez (Salvadorian and Mexican) is the Youth Coordinator at the Cultural Conservancy and is currently co-facilitating the Guardians of the Waters: Native Arts, Media, and Cultural Health Summer Internship Program. Valerie is interested in exive arts, textiles, printmaking, poetry, and street art. Valerie graduated with a BA in American Indian Studies at San Francisco State University in 2012. Valerie is also involved with the Native American Academy doing archival research, participating in learning lodges, and generating safe spaces to explore Indigenous knowledge systems.

www.nativeland.org

Session:
Guardians of the Water: Native Youth Speak Out on Arts, Media, and Cultural Health – October 19, 2013

William Keepin

William Keepin

William Keepin, Ph.D., co-founder of Satyana Institute and Gender Reconciliation International, which has conducted 80 programs in eight countries for reconciliation between women and men, is a physicist, sustainable energy scholar and former whistleblower in nuclear science policy. He is co-author of: Divine Duality: The Power of Reconciliation between Women and Men, and: Song of the Earth: A Synthesis of Scientific and Spiritual Worldviews.

www.GRworld.org

Sessions:
Gender Reconciliation: Breakthrough in Healing Gender-Based Violence – Saturday – October 19, 2013  
  
Gender Equality and Finding Balance: Diverse Approaches – Sunday – October 20, 2013

William Wilson

William Wilson

Will Wilson, MFA, is a Diné photographer who, since 2005, has been creating a series of artworks entitled Auto Immune Response, an allegorical investigation of the extraordinarily rapid transformation of Indigenous life-ways, the dis-ease it has caused, and response strategies that can enable cultural survival.

www.PomoNavajo.blogspot.com

Sessions:
The Native Artist’s Voice:  A Commentary on Social and Environmental Issues – Saturday – October 19, 2013

Yeshi Neumann

Yeshi Neumann

Yeshi Neumann, a midwife dedicated to maternal and child health and social justice since 1970, is the principle educator at Jungle Mamas, a community health project in the Ecuadorian Amazon, and also trains social change leaders from the non-profit, philanthropic, labor and socially responsible business sectors at the Rockwood Leadership Institute. 

www.mindfulfamilycircles.com

Sessions:
Transforming Our Relationship to White Privilege to Co-Create Beloved Community – Sunday – October 20, 2013