We acknowledge sadly that the dates of our 2023 conference may be problematic for some among our communities. We were aware of the challenges these dates might cause when scheduling the event. Bioneers has always championed a diverse array of perspectives and leadership in movements and has long taken a strong and explicit stance against all forms of othering and discrimination. Our decision to hold the conference on the April 6th-8th dates was based solely on an impossible logistical predicament that was a no-win situation with regard to the calendar.
We are excited to be hosting our annual gathering in the East Bay for the first time. Producing on a large-scale event is very difficult, with countless logistical and scheduling moving parts. Unfortunately, April 6th-8th were the only dates available for the necessary venues, otherwise we would not have been able to program a conference this year. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause to those who observe the religious holidays that fall on these dates, and will endeavor not to have it happen again.