Learn from Game-Changing Initiatives: Bioneers online conference 2021

Permaculture Magazine
Friday, 5th November 2021

Bioneers 2021 brings three days of inspiring panels and interactive conversations on food and farming, climate justice, conservation and restoration, health, deep medicine, indigenous activism, and upscaling permaculture (with Maddy Harland, David Holmgren, Penny Livingstone and Mark Shepherd).

Bioneers is a nonprofit organisation that highlights breakthrough solutions for restoring people and planet.

It was founded in 1990 in Sante Fe, New Mexico and holds a yearly conference with a wide range of speakers, panels, performances and film screenings, connecting people with solutions and each other.

Bioneers 2021

This year the conference is online, opening it up to everyone, from anywhere in the world, and for those who can’t make the event, each programmed event will be available to view online for three weeks afterwards.

From Thursday 11th November 2021 until Saturday 13th November 2021, the conference will be offering talks on food and farming, climate justice, conservation and restoration, health, deep medicine, indigenous activism, upscaling permaculture (with Permaculture magazine’s very own Maddy Harland), young activism, and so much more. There will also be the opportunity to take part in interactive conversations following on from the daily panels.

Bioneers dynamic programmes and initiatives focus on game-changing initiatives related to Restorative Food Systems, Biomimicry, Rights of Nature, Indigeneity, Women’s Leadership and Youth Leadership. Over the last 20 years, the Bioneers Youth Leadership and Education Programme has served as an incubator for thousands of youth and educators to deepen their passion and power through self-expression, skills development, mentorship and deep relationship building within the broader community of Bioneers. The programme has produced some of the most dynamic, engaging, and cutting edge programming within the Bioneers kaleidoscope and it continues to shape the work of youth movements, activism and education.

A ticket for the whole three day event is $199, and daily tickets cost between $59 and $75. However, for those unable to afford the full fee, there are various options.

Students and professors can register for a three day pass at $50 using code Student21.

There is an opportunity to receive a free scholarship for the event, applications can be made here: https://bioneers.secure.nonprofitsoapbox.com/2021-bioneers-conference-scholarship-application

Permaculture magazine have a unique discount code for our audience, using code: bc36a48

PLUS for three days only, 5th, 6th, 7th November 2021, use discount code LASTCHANCE to get an 18% ($30) off a three-day pass. The code will only work on these three days.

To register for the programme visit: https://bioneers2021.regfox.com/bioneers-conference

The programme

Thursday 11th November, 12.45pm PST / 7.45pm GMT

Our editor and cofounder, Maddy Harland, will feature on the ‘Scaling Up Permaculture’ panel, with permaculture co-founder David Holmgren, regenerative farmer, Mark Shepard and hosted by permie Penny Livingston. They will be exploring whether permaculture can be scaled-up to create the changes we need socially and ecologically for human survival. 

Friday 10th November 12.45pm PST / 7.45pm GMT

Clayton Thomas-Muller and Julian Brave NoiseCat, nationally and internationally acclaimed Indigenous leaders against climate change, will be sharing their stories of activism, their projects and hope for the future. 

Saturday 13th November 12.45pm PST / 7.45pm GMT

Suzanne Simard (author of the best-selling Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest, and Anne Biklé and David R. Montgomery, a wife and husband team of scientific researchers whose groundbreaking work on the microbial life of soil, will be exploring underground ecosystems and their importance to human survival.

Plus so much more!