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We’re in the thick of a civilizational stress test. It feels like a permanent five-alarm emergency, signaling that massive change is inevitable. But it’s more than just change – this scenario demands authentic transformation. Although the tide is turning, the existential challenge is that time is not on our side. We need to fast-forward the transformation. At Bioneers 2022, we’ll dive deep into solutions, visions, strategies and paradigm shifts to do just that.

At this moment, our power lies in community. It’s about changing our societal pronoun from “me” to “we.” We know the solutions residing in nature surpass our conception of what’s even possible, and we know that human creativity is rising to solve the fundamental crises we face. There’s a window through, and we'll open it together.

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2022 FEATURED SPEAKERS

Kate Aronoff
Journalist and Author
Kenny Ausubel
CEO and Founder
Bioneers
Angela Glover Blackwell
Founder in Residence
PolicyLink
Jason McLennan
Partner & CEO
McLennan Design
Samuel Myers
Principal Research Scientist
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Enric Sala
Explorer-in-Residence
National Geographic
Zainab Salbi
Co-Founder
DaughtersforEarth.org
Nina Simons
Co-Founder and Chief Relationship Strategist
Bioneers
Clayton Thomas-Müller
Stop It At The Source’ Campaigner
350.org
Alexandria Villaseñor
Founder
Earth Uprising International
Frans B. M. de Waal
C. H. Candler Professor Emeritus
Emory University
Karen Washington
Co-Owner and Farmer
Rise & Root Farm
Kongjian Yu
Founder
Turenscape

2022 Conference Speakers

Alondra Aragon
Community Organizer and Plant-Medicine Practitioner
Silvia Araya-Fischer
Gender Equity and Reconciliation (GERI) Trainer and Program Manager
GERI-Latin America
Erin Axelrod
Partner/Worker-Owner
LIFT Economy
Angus Baguinho
Drama Therapist and Dance/Movement Facilitator
Jason Bayani
Artistic Director
Kearny Street Workshop
Enei Begaye
Executive Director
Native Movement
Frank Bibeau
Executive Director
The 1855 Treaty Authority
Alex Binder
Multimedia Journalist
Unicorn Riot
Kerry Brady
Founder and Director
Ecology of Awakening
Cynthia Brix
Co-Founder
Gender Equity and Reconciliation International
Alexis Bunten
Co-Director, Indigeneity Program
Bioneers
Jacob Crane
Just Transition Lead
Indigenous Climate Action
Jayce Chiblow
Toolkit Training Lead
Indigenous Climate Action
Kahea Pacheco
Co-Director
Women's Earth Alliance (WEA)
Kevin J. Patel
OneUpAction International
Founder
May Boeve
Executive Director
350.org
Deanna Van Buren
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Designing Justice + Designing Spaces
Aniya Butler
Coordinator of the Hip Hop and Climate Justice initiative
Youth vs Apocalypse
Anneke Campbell
Author and Activist
Jeanine Canty
Professor of Transformative Studies
California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS)
Caroline Casey
Visionary Activist Astrologer
Coyote Network News
Gregg Castro
Culture Director
Association of Ramaytush Ohlone
Thrive Choir
Musical Group
Thrive East Bay
Jonathan Cordero
Founder and Executive Director
Association of Ramaytush Ohlone
Sarah Crowell
Artistic Director Emeritus
Destiny Arts Center
Dawn Danby
Co-Founder
Spherical
Antwan Davis
Co-Founder
Molodi
Eriel Tchekwie Deranger
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Indigenous Climate Action
Leonard Diggs
Director of Operations and Farming Education
Pie Ranch
Brock Dolman
Co-Director
OAEC's WATER Institute
Nikia Durgin
Worker-Owner
Mandela Grocery Cooperative
Nick Estes
Assistant Professor of American Studies
University of New Mexico
Garrett Evans
International Program Officer and Trainer
Gender Equity and Reconciliation International
Maxx Fenning
President
PRISM
Ashoka Finley
Founder and CEO
Hypha
Samara Gaev
Founder and Artistic Director
Truthworker Theatre Company
Liz Gamboa
Executive Director
New Mexico Community Capital (NMCC)
Alixa García
Artist, Poet, Climate Organizer and Filmmaker
Amikaeyla Gaston
Founder and Executive Director
International Cultural Arts & Healing Sciences Institute (ICAHSI)
Quirina Geary
Chairwoman
Tamien Nation
Niko Georgiades
Co-Founder
Unicorn Riot
Michaelle Goerlitz
Percussionist and Drummer
Teo Grossman
Senior Director of Programs and Research
Bioneers
Helena Gualinga
Kichwa Indigenous and Youth Climate Justice Advocate
Nina Gualinga
Kichwa Indigenous Woman Defender of the Amazon
Jerwey Guo
Senior
AIMS High School
Dave Hage
Co-Founder
Weaving Earth Center for Relational Education
Lauren Hage
Executive Director and Co-Founder
Weaving Earth Center for Relational Education
J.P. Harpignies
Senior Producer
Bioneers
Reem Hassani
Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer
Numi Organic Tea
Trathen Heckman
Founder
Daily Acts
FireHawk Hulin
Teacher and Guide
Jada Imani
Hip-Hop R&B Artist and Organizer
Shilpa Jain
Executive Director
YES!
Taj James
Co-Founder and Curator
Full Spectrum Labs
Lyla June
Indigenous Musician, Scholar and Community Organizer
Birgitta Kastenbaum
Co-Founder
Bridging Transitions
William Keepin
Co-Founder
Gender Equity and Reconciliation International
Jahan Khalighi
Program Manager
Chapter 510
Mark Kitchell
Documentary Filmmaker
Osprey Orielle Lake
Founder and Executive Director
Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International
Leah Lamb
Founder
The School for Sacred Storytelling
Dune Lankard
Native Conservancy
Founder
Jered Lawson
Director of Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives
Pie Ranch
Amy Lenzo
Founder
weDialogue
Gero Leson
Vice President of Special Operations
Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps
Thomas Linzey
Senior Legal Counsel
Center for Democratic and Environmental Rights
Lili Lopez
Facilitator
Singing Tree
Valentin Lopez
Chair
Amah Mutsun Tribal Band
Kate Lundquist
Co-Director
OAEC's WATER Institute
Brandi Mack
Co-Founding Director
People Power Solar Cooperative
Arty Mangan
Restorative Food Systems Director
Bioneers
Laurie Marshall
Founder
Unity Through Creativity Foundation
Rupa Marya
Do No Harm Coalition
Co-Founder
Ruth Miller
Climate Justice Director
Native Movement
Julian Mocine-McQueen
Senior Fellow
Center for Whole Communities
Sara Moncada
The Cultural Conservancy
CEO
Ladybird Morgan
Co-Founder and Program Director
The Humane Prison Hospice Project
Mariel Nanasi
Executive Director
New Energy Economy
Jason Nious
Founder and Director
Molodi
Sikowis Nobiss
Founder
Great Plains Action Society
Bisi Obateru
Musician and Artist
Serena Ornelas
Senior
University of Texas
Alicia Ortega
Co-Founder and Co-Director of Strategy & Growth
Native Women Lead
Amanda Panoplos
Student
Lick Wilmerding High School
Gail Pelletier
Member
Treaty 6 Pukatawagan Cree Nation
Solace Pesach

Weaving Earth Center for Relational Education
john a. powell
Director
Othering and Belonging Institute
Beth Rattner
Executive Director
Biomimicry Institute
Cara Romero
Program Director of the Indigeneity Program
Bioneers
Lawrence Rosenthal
Founder and Chair
Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies
Kristin Rothballer
Senior Fellow
Center for Whole Communities
Denise Rushing
Managing Director-California
New Energy Nexus
Joshua Kahn Russell
Executive Director
The Wildfire Project
Leila Salazar-López
Executive Director
Amazon Watch
Hugo Sanchez
Facilitator
Gender Equity and Reconciliation International
Will Scott
Co-Founder and Facilitator
Weaving Earth Center for Relational Education
David Shaw
Founder
Santa Cruz Permaculture and the UCSC Right Livelihood College
Samantha Skenandore
Attorney/Of-Counsel
Quarles & Brady
Minkah Smith
Co-Founder
Black Earth Farms
Steph Smith
Independent Filmmaker, Cinematographer and Editor
David Solnit
Artist and Organizer
Sharaya Souza
Co-Founder and Executive Director
American Indian Cultural District
Mar Stevens
Drummer and Teacher
Joshua Sylvae
Founder and Executive Director
(r)evolve Foundation
Bryant Terry
Chef-in-Residence
Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD)
Nancy Vail
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Pie Ranch
Crystal Wahpepah
Chef
Wahpepah's Kitchen
Kandi White
Native Energy and Climate Campaign Coordinator
Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN)
Loren White
Community Development Coordinator
Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN)
Terry Tempest Williams
Author and Naturalist/Conservationist
Justin Winters
Co-Founder and Executive Director
One Earth
Bioneers 2022 Conference - A Window Through
Bioneers 2022 Conference - A Window Through