As Bioneers rolls into our 35th-anniversary conference, decisive majorities of Americans support progressive policies, from serious climate action and environmental protections to strengthening democracy, taxing corporations and the rich, living wage jobs, abortion rights, racial justice, affordable healthcare, gun safety and more.

But we’re already in overtime. The driving question is whether we have sufficient time to make the transformational change necessary to begin to heal and regenerate people and planet.

We need to connect and scale the constellation of brilliant social movements to reach critical mass and enact the kinds of breakthrough systemic solutions we’ve cultivated here at Bioneers for decades as they’ve matured, spread, and gotten ready for prime time.

Never has it been more vital that we come together. We’ll share what we’ve learned, link arms, nourish our hearts and vision, and align ourselves to prevail for the long haul. We invite you to connect with the Bioneers community of leadership in this time when we’re all called upon to be leaders.

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Original Sea Star Image by Laurent Formery, courtesy of Evident’s Image of the Year Competition

Featured Speakers at Bioneers 2024

More Speakers to be Announced Soon!

Kenny Ausubel
CEO and Co-Founder
Colette Pichon Battle
Vision & Initiatives Partner
Taproot Earth
Taylor Brorby
Author & Activist
Boys and Oil: Growing Up Gay in a Fractured Land
Casey Camp-Horinek
Environmental Ambassador, Elder and Hereditary Drumkeeper
Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma
Cindy Cohn
Executive Director
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Samuel Gensaw, III – Youth Keynote
Founding Director
Ancestral Guard
Erica Gies
Author & Journalist
Water Always Wins: Thriving in an Age of Drought and Deluge
Corrina Gould
Co-Founder and Lead Organizer
Sogorea Te’ Land Trust
Dolores Huerta
President and Founder
Dolores Huerta Foundation
Sage Lenier – Youth Keynote
Founder and Executive Director
Sustainable & Just Future
Oren Lyons
Member Chief
Onondaga Council of Chiefs and the Grand Council of the Iroquois Confederacy
Charlotte Michaluk – Youth Keynote
Engineer, Scientist and Linguistics Researcher
Acnestis By Wind
Stacy Mitchell
Co-Executive Director
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Claudia Peña
For Freedoms & Center for Justice at UCLA
Merlin Sheldrake
Biologist and Writer
Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures
Suzanne Simard
Professor of Forest Ecology
University of British Columbia
Nina Simons
Co-Founder and Chief Relationship Strategist
Krista Tippett
Featured Afternoon Session
Krista Tippett, Host of On Being
Rae Wynn-Grant
Wildlife Ecologist and Conservation Biologist
University of California at Santa Barbara + Host of Wild Kingdom

Afternoon Panels, Interactive Sessions, Films and More

More Speakers to be Announced Soon!

Akaya Windwood
Lead Advisor
Third Act
Alondra Aragon
Community Organizer
Hummingbird Farm Collective
Aniya Butler
Lead Circle Member
Youth Vs. Apocalypse (YVA)
Arturo Mendez-Reyes
David Hage
Weaving Earth Center for Relational Education
David Solnit
Art and Revolution
Devon Bella
Art and Climate Action
Fernanda Lugo
Concordia Language Village in Minnesota
Jayce Chiblow
Director of Education and Programming
Indigenous Climate Action
Jennifer Riley Collins
Southeast Regional Administrator
United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
Joe Sweeney
Undergraduate Student
UC Davis
Kellie Macpherson
Executive Vice President of Compliance & Risk
Radian Generation
Kirthika Padmanabhan
X, the moonshot factory
Lauren Gucik
Living Pantry Coordinator
The Butterfly Movement
Laurie Marshall
Unity Through Creativity Foundation
Leslie Rein
Certified Facilitator
Singing Tree Project
Maddie Flood

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights
Michelle Gutierrez
Restorative Justice Circle Trainer
Miguel Villarreal
Interim Co-Executive Director
National Farm to School Network
Minkah Taharkah

The Butterfly Movement
Orion Camero
Action Lead Program Manager
Narrative Initiative
Rebecca Solnit
Author and Activist
Ruby Kaur
Transdisciplinary Artist
Sheheryar Kaoosji
Executive Director
Warehouse Workers Resource Center
Solana Rice
Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director
Liberation in a Generation
sujatha baliga
Restorative Justice Facilitator
Teo Grossman
Teri Olle
California Campaign Director
Economic Security Project Action
The Reverend Michael Malcom
Executive Director
Alabama Interfaith Power and Light
Zara Ahsan
Climate Justice Organizer
Youth Vs. Apocalypse (YVA) CalSTRS Divest Campaign
Yahya Alazrak
Executive Director
Resource Generation and RG Action
Nikola Alexandre
Co-Creator & Stewardship Lead
The Shelterwood Collective
Azita Ardakani
Activist and Entrepreneur
Jeannette Armstrong
Enowkin Centre
Sarah Arnoff
Co-Executive Producer of the Wild Hope series
Tangled Bank Studios
Leena Barakat
President & CEO
Women Donors Network
Nora Bateson
International Bateson Institute
Elisa Batista
Campaign Director
Frederick Bell
Programs and Operations Manager
Debt Collective
Rajasvini Bhansali
Executive Director
Solidaire Network
Joan Blades
Living Room Conversations
Adam Boisvert
Urban Tilth
Deputy Director
Martin Bourque
Executive Director
Ecology Center
Peter Bratt
Film Producer, Writer and Director
Marcus Briggs-Cloud
Jennifer Browdy
Professor of Writing and Media Arts
Bard College/Simon’s Rock
Nazshonnii Brown-Almaweri
Intercultural Conversations Program Manager
Michael Brune
Climate and Campaign Strategist
Alexis Bunten
Co-Director, Indigeneity Program
Annie Burke
Executive Director
Linda Burnham
Activist, Writer and Strategist
Anneke Campbell
Writer and Community Activist
Jeanine Canty
Professor of Transformative Studies
California Institute of Integral Studies
Erin Matariki Carr
Project Lead
Maddy Clifford
Creative Media Strategist
Debt Collective
Leslie Davenport
Author, Professor, Climate Psychology Consultant
Téana David
Executive Director
ILLUMINATE Film Festival
Ben Davis
Civic (Re)Solve
Eriel Tchekwie Deranger
Indigenous Climate Action
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Malkia Devich-Cyril
Founder and Executive Director
Amber Deylon
Grieve and Breathe
Owen Dubeck
Documentary Filmmaker
Alex Duckles
Digital Media Specialist
HHMI Tangled Bank Studios
Tenesha Duncan
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Orchid Capital Collective
Odessa Flores-Vasquez
Senior Associate
Devoted Health
Chito Floriano
Director of Farm and Gardens
Urban Tilth
Kevin Kahakula’akea John Fong
Kahakulei Institute
Minni Forman
Food and Farming Program Director
Ecology Center
Sara Fuentes
Women in Cleantech and Sustainability
Britt Gondolfi
Community Organizer, Author
J. P. Harpignies
Senior Producer
Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin
Co-Founder and CEO
Tree-Range® Farms
Jessica Hutchings
Founding Trustee
Papawhakaritorito Charitable Trust
Mutima Imani
Spiral Journey International Facilitation Development Program
Theopia Jackson
Chair, Department of Humanistic Clinical Psychology
Saybrook University
Eva Jahn
Climate Emotional Resilience Institute
Taj James
Full Spectrum Labs
Co-Founder and Curator
Saru Jayaraman
One Fair Wage
Birgitta Kastenbaum
Bridging Transitions
William Keepin
Gender Equity and Reconciliation International (GERI)
Toby Kiers
Executive Director and Chief Scientist
Society for the Protection of Underground Networks (SPUN)
Emanuel Kuntzelman
Co-Founder and President
Fundación por el Futuro
Osprey Orielle Lake
Founder and Executive Director
Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International
Talia Landry
Grants Manager
Mashpee Wampanoag Education Department
Emily Ja-Ming Lee
Seed the Vote
Aya de Leon
Author and Activist
Amy Lenzo
World Cafe
Thomas Linzey
Senior Legal Counsel
Center for Democratic and Environmental Rights
Beryl Lipton
Investigative Researcher
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Brandi Mack
Co-National Director
The Butterfly Movement
Mari Margil
Executive Director
Center for Democratic and Environmental Rights
Pat McCabe
Woman Stands Shining
Xavier Morales
Executive Director
The Praxis Project
René Christian Moya
Debt Collective
Devin Murphy
Mayor Emeritus
Pinole, CA
Zoliswa Nhleko
Senior Programs Manager
Wildlife Conservation Network
David Orr
Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics Emeritus
Oberlin College
Alexandra Pearson
Impact and Communications Producer
HHMI Tangled Bank Studios
Chris Pierce
Singer, Songwriter, Musician
Cara Pike
Founder and Executive Director
Climate Access
Mariko Pitts
Core Synergist
The Holomovement
Susan Prescott
Professor of Pediatrics and Planetary Health
University of Western Australia
Arthur Pye
Steering Committee Member
Emergency Committee for Rojava
Cooper Quintin
Senior Staff Technologist
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Anselmo Ramirez
Moving Forward
Tarso Luís Ramos
Executive Director
Political Research Associates
Anna Rebrii
Emergency Committee for Rojava
Guy Reiter
Executive Director
Tabitha Robin
Assistant Professor in the Applied Biology Program
University of British Columbia
Heidi Honegger Rogers
Associate Professor
University of New Mexico College of Nursing
Cara Romero
Indigeneity Program Director
Larry Ryckman
Co-Founder and Editor
The Colorado Sun
Sylvia Ryerson
Filmmaker, Radio Producer and Organizer
Marlowe Sam
Adjunct Professor in Indigenous Studies
UBC Okanagan
Sonali Sangeeta Balajee
Our Bodhi Project
Arleide Santos
Community Organizer
Urban Tilth
Linda Sarsour
MPower Change
Christa Scharfenberg
Director of the California Local Journalism Fellowship Program
UC Berkeley
Victoria Schlesinger
Editor in Chief
Bay Nature
Neal Sharma
California Wildlife Program
Wildlife Conservation Network
David Shaw
Santa Cruz Permaculture and the UCSC Right Livelihood College
nash Sheard
Managing Director, Advocacy
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Eveline Shen
Leading Courageously
Founder and President
Jacob Simas
Community Journalism Director
Cityside Journalism Initiative
brooke smiley
Artist, Dancer and Somatic Movement Educator
Najari Smith
Executive Director
RICH City Rides
Emily Teitsworth
Executive Director
Honnold Foundation
Paul Thomson
Senior Director of Conservation Programs
Wildlife Conservation Network
Mario Trujillo
Staff Attorney
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Adrián Villaseñor
Core Faculty, East West Psychology Department
California Institute of Integral Studies
Constance Washburn
Spiral Journey Work That Reconnects Facilitator Development Program
Rex Weyler
Greenpeace International and Hollyhock Educational Institute
Executive Director and CEO
The Storydancer Project
Bioneers 2024 Conference - Revolution from the Heart of Nature
Bioneers 2024 Conference - Revolution from the Heart of Nature