Bioneers 2021 Conference - Between Worlds: Emergence In An Emergency Bioneers 2021 Conference - Between Worlds: Emergence In An Emergency

In our 32nd annual conference, Bioneers showcased the connections from ancient wisdom of forests to the visionary struggles of Amazonian First Peoples to protect the rainforest – from the wisdom of trauma for healing to Ecological Medicine and health equity – from the genius of the biophilic design revolution to designing nature-based infrastructures – from the Green New Deal to regenerative agriculture and the power of soil to sequester carbon – from multicultural healing, eco-feminism and a culture of pluralism to the dismantling of corporate power.

2021 Featured Speakers

Rupa Marya
Faculty Director
Do No Harm Coalition
Nemonte Nenquimo
Ceibo Alliance and Amazon Frontlines
Suzanne Simard
Professor of Forest Ecology
University of British Columbia
Julian Brave NoiseCat
Director of Green New Deal Strategy
Data for Progress
Kenny Ausubel
CEO and Founder
Nina Simons
Co-Founder and Chief Relationship Strategist
Manuel Pastor
Equity Research Institute, USC
Alexandria Gordon
Student Organizer
Florida PIRG Students
Bill McKibben
Nalleli Cobo
South Los Angeles Youth Leadership Coalition
Deanna Van Buren
Executive Director
Designing Justice + Designing Spaces
Anne Biklé
Biologist, Avid Gardener and Author
Alexia Leclercq
Start: Empowerment
David R. Montgomery
Professor of Geomorphology
University of Washington

2021 Presenters (Many More To Come)

Brandi Mack
Director of Community Engagement
Designing Justice+Designing Spaces
Sarah Amsler
Associate Professor of Education
University of Nottingham
Rising Appalachia
Renowned Musical Ensemble
David Baldwin
Invasive Plant Researcher and Activist
Everglades Restoration Ambassadors
Jason Bayani
Artistic Director
Kearny Street Workshop
Chris Benner
Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology
UC Santa Cruz
David Bouttavong
Outreach Specialist
Poverello House
Sonali Sangeeta Balajee
Our Bodhi Project
Alexis Bunten
Co-Director of Bioneers Indigeniety Program
Staci K. Haines
Generative Somatics
Lauren D. Hage
Executive Director and Co-Founder
Weaving Earth Center for Relational Education
Deborah Eden Tull
Relational Mindfulness
Nick Estes
Assistant Professor of American Studies
University of New Mexico
Mackenzie Feldman
Founder and Executive Director
Herbicide-Free Campus
Alixa Garcia
Poet, Musician, Visual-Artist, Filmmaker, Educator and Activist
Ruby Gibson
Executive Director
Freedom Lodge
Ben Goldfarb
Journalist and Author
Dallas Goldtooth
Keep It in the Ground Campaign Organizer
Indigenous Environmental Network
Carmen Gonzales
Permaculture Designer and Environmental Scientist
Teo Grossman
Senior Director of Programs and Research
Maddy Harland
Permaculture Magazine
Natalie Hernandez
Associate Director of Climate Planning & Resilience
Climate Resolve
Toby Herzlich
Founder and Director
Biomimicry for Social Innovation
David Holmgren
Leading Ecological Thinker, Teacher, Writer and Speaker
Michelle Jonker-Argueta
Greenpeace International
Antonia Juhasz
Author, Investigative Journalist, Analyst
Jackie Keliiaa
Comedian, Writer and Producer
Jahan Khalighi
Programs & Volunteer Manager
Chapter 510
Crystal Kolden
Assistant Professor of Fire Science
Management of Complex Systems Department at UC-Merced
Bia Labate
Executive Director
Chacruna Institute for Psychedelic Plant Medicines
Amy Lenzo

weDialogue and the World Café Community Foundation
Manny Lieras
Title VI Indian Education Coordinator
American Indian Child Resource Center
Amisha Ghadiali
Podcast Host
The Future Is Beautiful
Penny Livingston
Prominent Permaculture Teacher, Designer and Speaker
Donaji Lona
Generative Somatics
Arty Mangan
Restorative Food Systems Director
Jason Mark
Editor in Chief
Sierra Magazine
Musical Duo
Joseph Mays
Program Director
Chacruna Institute’s Indigenous Reciprocity Initiative
Karla McLaren
Founder and CEO
Emotion Dynamics LLC
Sonja Michaluk
Conservation Communities Initiative
Carroll Muffett
Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)
Osprey Orielle Lake
Founder and Executive Director
Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International
Daniela Peluso
Emeritus Fellow in Social Anthropology
University of Kent
Naima Penniman
Artist, Activist, Healer, Grower and Educator
Peter Pham
Transit Justice Activist
Naelyn Pike
Activist and Fighter for Indigenous Rights
Apache Stronghold
Nailah Pope Harden
Executive Director
Artemisio Romero y Carver
Youth United for Climate Crisis Action (YUCCA)
Cara Romero
Co-Director of Bioneers Indigeniety Program
Leila Salazar-López
Executive Director
Amazon Watch
Jason Seals
Professor of African American Studies and Chair of Ethnic Studies
Merritt College
tayla shanaye
co-director and educator
Weaving Earth
David Shaw
Santa Cruz Permaculture and UCSC Right Livelihood College
Mark Shepard
CEO, Author and Regenerative Farmer
Restoration Agriculture Development Inc
Great Plains Action Society
Eriel Tchekwie Deranger
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Indigenous Climate Action
Jerry Tello
Healing Generations Institute and the National Compadres Network
Clayton Thomas-Muller
'Stop It At The Source' Campaigner
Nazbah Tom
Somatic Practitioner and Writer
Bill Tripp
Deputy Director of Eco-Cultural Revitalization
Karuk Tribe
brontë velez
Weaving Earth
Amy Westervelt
Investigative Journalist
Ariel Whitson
Director of Education and Community
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