Now in its 34th year, the Bioneers Conference will be held in Berkeley, California, on April 6-8, 2023. Featuring hundreds of inspiring and visionary leaders, Bioneers 2023 will host thousands of engaged and civically active attendees at Zellerbach Hall on the UC Berkeley Campus and in venues across downtown Berkeley for three days of riveting talks, movement building, and connections.
Bioneers COVID-19 Policy & Procedures
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost every component of our lives, and live events are no different. Bioneers is excited to be able to bring our community together again. In-person events in a COVID era present unique challenges that we are collectively, as a society, still figuring out together. Bioneers is committed to producing a safe and healthy event, with the understanding that there is no way to eliminate all risk and attendees are participating at their own risk. Bioneers is working closely with our venues throughout Berkeley and consulting with public health experts to create a policy that creates a safe and healthy space for all attendees. At the moment, we will be complying with the COVID Policies established by our venues, the largest of which is Zellerbach Hall, requiring indoor masking while seated in the venue. See the Zellerbach Hall/Cal Performances COVID policy here. Please know that conditions and requirements are dynamic and may change between now and the date of the event.
Fundamentally, we are building a community together at Bioneers each year and we respectfully ask that all attendees commit to caring for themselves and each other by following the protocols laid out here. There are elders among us, those who are immunocompromised or who live with people at risk in some way – please be compassionate and caring. Let’s take care of each other. This is what Bioneers is all about, supporting and connecting a community that cares for people and planet. Taking appropriate precautions is a simple way to put this ethic into action.
The Bioneers Conference plans to take an approach to safety that will incorporate multiple layers of protection and guidance.
- Masks. Masking remains a fundamental tool in reducing airborne transmission of disease. Masking will be required in venues per their policies. We ask that attendees wear high quality masks within these venues. We ask that you be courteous to others and wear your mask properly. Speakers will have the option to remove their masks during their presentations if they choose to do so.
- Ventilation. Bioneers is working to maximize ventilation in all venues. Additional ventilation and air purification will be provided on-site as needed.
- Symptom Screening. We ask that all attendees screen themselves for symptoms daily and NOT ATTEND THE EVENT if any symptoms are present. If you have access to a home COVID test, we recommend you take one prior to attending the event.
- Communication. Attendees will hear from Bioneers regularly prior to and during the event regarding preventative screening for symptoms and other COVID safety protocols.
Bioneers is still working out a number of specific details but we intend to do our very best to host a safe event. Due to the changing nature of the pandemic, Bioneers reserves the right to change and update these policies as needed at any time. It is important to be clear that Bioneers is unable to eliminate risk, even in the best of circumstances, and obviously conditions out of our control are very dynamic. By attending this event, you are accepting the responsibility and risk that goes with participating in an indoor event during this time.