REVOLUTION FROM THE HEART OF NATURE
For the first time ever, the Bioneers Conference will be brought to the Central Coast October 15-17, 2010, at the Cal Poly Performing Arts Center Complex
Bioneers is inspiring a shift to live on Earth in ways that honor the web of life, each other, and future generations. Bioneers has two keystone goals to help make this shift successfully: (1) connect people with solutions by popularizing breakthrough ideas and practices and (2) grow social capital by catalyzing, connecting, and strengthening strategic networks, including bioregional and community-based alliances
The Central Coast Bioneers Conference for San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Monterey Counties, a program of Ecologistics, Inc., will take place October 15-17. It is not so much a conference as it is a Festival of Ideas, with eighteen local workshops, 15 plenary sessions, book signings, a marketplace of local merchants and organizations, a moving image festival, art and music.
The feeling of hope and connectedness following attendance at a Bioneers Conference is indescribable. The two-and-a-half day event will feature workshops and panels on such topics as making family farms profitable, sustainable vocations, responding to political division in our communities, using virtual reality programs to foster civic engagement, ecoliteracy for families, rites of passage for girls and women and green advocacy, to name a few. It will showcase local innovators from the Tri-County region and bring in new ideas from experts across the country.
Beaming live from the International Bioneers Conference in Marin will be appearances by Jane Goodall, Andy Lipkis (founder of Tree People), John Warner (founder of Green Chemistry), Lynne Twist (founder of The Pachamama Alliance), and many others.
A pre-conference field tour and lecture to the LEED registered Oak Glen Pavilion at the San Luis Botanical Gardens will be led by sustainable design pioneers Ken Haggard, Polly Cooper and Richard Beller. Free events, such as Laughter Yoga and The Dentures surf music dance band will be offered. Local and sustainably grown organic food will be featured as created by Chef Corey King.
The public is invited to explore the forefront of positive change for a day or the whole weekend. Network with dynamic change makers and discover powerful opportunities and strategies for change in your work, life and community.
New information and updates will be posted frequently at www.centralcoastbioneers.org or via Facebook and Twitter.