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Friday, October 20
 

9:41am

Lessons from the Forest: How Trees Communicate and Help Each Other

Introduction by Brock Dolman, Director of OAEC’s WATER Institute

Visionary ecologist Suzanne Simard has made extraordinary discoveries about the hidden life of forests: how trees, in symbiotic relationship with fungal mycelia, exchange information, nutrients and water in shared underground networks that make them far more resilient to threats and stressors such as climate disruption. As a professor of Forest Ecology at the University of British Columbia, her cutting-edge, rigorous research offers us profound ecological parables about what forests can teach us about community, cooperation and mutual aid.


Workshop Speakers
avatar for Brock Dolman

Brock Dolman

Brock Dolman, co-founder (in 1994) of the Sowing Circle, LLC Intentional Community and the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center (OAEC), is the Director of OAEC’s WATER Institute and its Permaculture/Resilient Community Design Program. For 20+ years Brock has worked as a watershed... Read More →

Keynotes
avatar for Suzanne Simard

Suzanne Simard

University of British Columbia
Suzanne Simard, Professor of Forestry at the University of British Columbia, is an expert in the synergies and complexities of forests and the development of sustainable forest stewardship practices. Her groundbreaking research centers on the relationships between plants, microbes... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 9:41am - 10:06am
Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium (VMA)

11:52am

We Are Not Alone: What Animals Think and Feel

Introduction by Joshua Fouts, Bioneers Executive Director

Does my dog really love me? Carl Safina, the world-renowned ecologist, author and expert on animal consciousness, reveals that we’re discovering many non-human minds are far more similar to ours than previously thought. They possess self-awareness, empathy and communication skills. They imitate, teach, and grieve; they know who their friends (and enemies) are. They seek status. Their lives may follow the arc of a career. Relationships define them, as relationships define us. This intimate journey into the heart of nature inspires us even more to protect wildlife habitats and assure the animals’ survival.


Keynotes
avatar for Joshua Fouts

Joshua Fouts

Bioneers
Joshua Sheridan Fouts, Bioneers Executive Director, is a globally recognized media innovator and social entrepreneur known for his visionary work facilitating meaningful understanding between cultures. With a background in anthropology, Joshua has worked with peoples of Malaysia... Read More →
avatar for Carl Safina

Carl Safina

Humanity at Stony Brook
Carl Safina, Ph.D., an ecologist, inaugural holder of the Chair for Nature and Humanity at Stony Brook and President of The Safina Center, is a world-renowned, multiple award-winning author on oceans, animals, and the human relationship with the natural world. A MacArthur, Pew and... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 11:52am - 12:16pm
Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium (VMA)

2:45pm

Earth Connection Herb Walk with Kami McBride

How do we tune in to the Earth for guidance on how to partner with nature to live sustainably on our beloved planet? Come explore the medicine under our feet as we practice some simple, everyday ways of tuning in and listening to what the Earth has to teach us.


Workshop Speakers
avatar for Kami McBride

Kami McBride

Kami McBride, author of The Herbal Kitchen, has taught experiential herbal programs focused on sustainable wellness practices and revitalizing our relationship with the plant world for over 25 years. Her popular online courses empower people to use herbal medicine in their daily lives... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Meet at Bioneers Info Booth near the Central Lawn

2:45pm

Language But No Words | Council

Council. Language But No Words: Come to the Council Tent and immerse yourself in a communication form that can break down social barriers and facilitate productive relationships. Sound council, movement council, silent council, art council, games and kinesthetic activities—all will be present. Learn something to take home to your kids, your partner, your parents, your workmates, or even a former enemy! Co-facilitated by council trainers Kate Lipkis and Irasha Pearl.


Workshop Speakers
avatar for Kate Lipkis

Kate Lipkis

Kate Lipkis, working in communication dynamics for 40+ years, is a certified council trainer and mentor who helped establish council programs in five public schools in Los Angeles as well as in numerous social justice agencies and several state prisons. A member of the Trainers Mentoring... Read More →
avatar for Irasha Pearl Talifero

Irasha Pearl Talifero

Irasha Pearl Talifero, a Ojai, CA-based naturalist and educator, affiliated with The Ojai Foundation since its inception (1975), has designed and led many nature-based and educational programs over the years in a wide range of settings, including with at risk youth and newly released... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Council Circle

2:45pm

What Humans Need to Learn from the Natural World

This edge-walking dialogue brings together world-renowned author/ecologist Carl Safina, a seminal figure in exploring what animals think and feel and a heroic campaigner to preserve marine life and the biosphere, with the groundbreaking researcher in forest ecology, Suzanne Simard, whose brilliant work has revealed the "hidden life of trees," including the extraordinary interspecies communication and symbiotic support networks that underlie forest ecosystems. Hosted by Brock Dolman, Director of OAEC’s WATER Institute.


Keynotes
avatar for Carl Safina

Carl Safina

Humanity at Stony Brook
Carl Safina, Ph.D., an ecologist, inaugural holder of the Chair for Nature and Humanity at Stony Brook and President of The Safina Center, is a world-renowned, multiple award-winning author on oceans, animals, and the human relationship with the natural world. A MacArthur, Pew and... Read More →
avatar for Suzanne Simard

Suzanne Simard

University of British Columbia
Suzanne Simard, Professor of Forestry at the University of British Columbia, is an expert in the synergies and complexities of forests and the development of sustainable forest stewardship practices. Her groundbreaking research centers on the relationships between plants, microbes... Read More →

Workshop Speakers
avatar for Brock Dolman

Brock Dolman

Brock Dolman, co-founder (in 1994) of the Sowing Circle, LLC Intentional Community and the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center (OAEC), is the Director of OAEC’s WATER Institute and its Permaculture/Resilient Community Design Program. For 20+ years Brock has worked as a watershed... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium (VMA)

4:30pm

Making the Invisible Visible: Race, Environment and Embodied Knowing

Socio-political and ecological crises and racial and gender-based oppression can very often become internalized in our bodies as forms of trauma – physical, psychological and emotional. We’ll explore how to work to understand and begin to address these deep traumas within ourselves and in our work with others. With educators at Naropa University Jeanine Canty, Ph.D., editor of Ecological and Social Healing: Multicultural Women’s Voices, and Ramon Parish.


Workshop Speakers
avatar for Jeanine Canty

Jeanine Canty

Jeanine M. Canty, PhD, a professor at Naropa University in Boulder, CO, whose teaching intersects issues of social and ecological justice connected to the process of worldview expansion and positive change, is the editor of and a contributor to the collection: Ecological and Social... Read More →
avatar for Ramon Parish

Ramon Parish

Ramon Parish, an environmental and interdisciplinary instructor at Naropa University, combines embodiment, mindfulness, deep listening and creative ceremony in his pedagogy. He is also committed to the revival of rites of passage and coming of age ceremonies through initiatives such... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Women's Leadership Tent

4:30pm

Storytelling: Instructions for Now from Our Ancestors

Throughout time, stories have been peoples’ way of conveying wisdom and guidance through the generations. In this extraordinary cross-cultural session, we will be regaled by two legendary storytellers from very different traditions—Sunny Dooley, one of the greatest contemporary traditional Diné (Navajo) storytellers, who specializes in the Blessingway oral traditions of her people; and Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, Ph.D., who is widely known for her scholarship in Kabbalah, depth psychology, and the re-integration of the feminine wisdom tradition within Judaism.


Workshop Speakers
avatar for Sunny Dooley

Sunny Dooley

Sunny Dooley is one of the premier contemporary storytellers of the Dine' (Navajo) people. Dine’ is her first language, but she has been able to transpose ancient ancestral stories that transmit the Navajo worldview into English, and she has been able to share them for several decades... Read More →
avatar for Rabbi Tirzah Firestone

Rabbi Tirzah Firestone

Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, Ph.D., is an author, psychotherapist, and founding rabbi of Congregation Nevei Kodesh in Boulder, Colorado. Widely known for her groundbreaking work on Kabbalah, depth psychology, and the re-integration of the feminine wisdom tradition within Judaism, Rabbi... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium (VMA)

4:30pm

Looking Backward, Living Forward | Council

What is your origin story? What piece of your ancestors’ story do you hold in this moment? Come to the Council Tent and bring an ancestral relic, if you have one with you. Let’s explore how the lineage we carry and the culture we inherit informs the ways we engage in these urgent times. Co-facilitated by council trainers Kate Lipkis and Irasha Pearl.


Workshop Speakers
avatar for Kate Lipkis

Kate Lipkis

Kate Lipkis, working in communication dynamics for 40+ years, is a certified council trainer and mentor who helped establish council programs in five public schools in Los Angeles as well as in numerous social justice agencies and several state prisons. A member of the Trainers Mentoring... Read More →
avatar for Irasha Pearl Talifero

Irasha Pearl Talifero

Irasha Pearl Talifero, a Ojai, CA-based naturalist and educator, affiliated with The Ojai Foundation since its inception (1975), has designed and led many nature-based and educational programs over the years in a wide range of settings, including with at risk youth and newly released... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Council Circle
 
Saturday, October 21
 

12:15pm

Beyond the Anthropo-Scene

Introduction by J.P. Harpignies, Bioneers Associate Producer

The renowned "anthropologist under Amazonian influence" and indigenous rights activist Jeremy Narby, author of such classics as The Cosmic Serpent and Intelligence in Nature, considers the intelligence of living beings and wrestles with his own culture's anthropocentric concepts. In his view, constantly affirming the centrality of humans gets in the way of respectful living in the biosphere. Rethinking human-centered concepts such as "nature" and "anthropocene" can cast light on our relationship with the living world. Because the words we use influence how we think, we gain from examining them with care.


Keynotes
avatar for Jeremy Narby

Jeremy Narby

Nouvelle Planète
Jeremy Narby, Ph.D., an anthropologist who has been working as Amazonian Projects Coordinator for the Swiss NGO “Nouvelle Planète” since 1990, backing initiatives of Amazonian indigenous organizations in land titling, bilingual and intercultural education, environmental monitoring... Read More →

Workshop Speakers
avatar for J.P. Harpignies

J.P. Harpignies

J.P. Harpignies, Bioneers Conference Associate Producer, affiliated with Bioneers since 1990, is a NYC-based consultant, conference producer, copy-editor and writer. A former Program Director at the New York Open Center and a senior review team member for the Buckminster Fuller Challenge... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 12:15pm - 12:40pm
Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium (VMA)

2:45pm

What Value Emotions? Toward Human, Social & Political Healing

What are the emotional underpinnings of the divides we're experiencing in our nation, and how might exploring them help us to heal? How might understanding emotions and empathy help us approach vulnerable people more effectively, as well as improve all our relations? Join Arlie Russell Hochschild, renowned sociologist, author of Strangers in Their Own Land, and Karla McLaren, social scientist, author of The Language of Emotions, to explore the value of this much-maligned human capacity, in a conversation hosted by Ayana Young, founder/host of the For The Wild organization and podcast.

 


Workshop Speakers
avatar for Arlie Russell Hochschild

Arlie Russell Hochschild

Arlie Russell Hochschild, one of the most influential sociologists of her generation and an emeritus professor at UC Berkeley, is the author of several widely acclaimed books, including: The Second Shift, The Time Bind, The Managed Heart, and The Outsourced Self. Her latest, Strangers... Read More →
avatar for Karla McLaren

Karla McLaren

Karla McLaren, M.Ed. is an award-winning author, researcher, and pioneer in the study of emotions, self-awareness, effective communication, and healthy empathy. She is the author of The Art of Empathy (2013) and The Language of Emotions (2010). Her applied work, Dynamic Emotional... Read More →
avatar for Ayana Young

Ayana Young

Ayana Young, a lover and protector of wild nature currently studying the restoration of natural systems in Victoria, BC, is currently creating an ecological research center and native species nursery in the southern tip of the Cascadian bioregion. Ayana also hosts the For The Wild... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Larkspur Room

2:45pm

Walking Transformation: The World We Want, and How to Walk There

Russell and Suki Munsell, creators of the Dynamic Vitality Method, have 40 years' experience in a wide range of somatic disciplines. In this outdoor experiential session, they will blend practices from qigong, mind/body exercises and "Dynamic Walking" to help us achieve mindfulness in motion and to embody a more vibrant and balanced presence as we walk with purpose and joy in the world.


Workshop Speakers
avatar for Russell Munsell

Russell Munsell

Russell Munsell, co-founder of the Dynamic Vitality Method, has had a 40+ year career training human capacities in a wide range of disciplines, including teaching Mathematics at Humboldt State and creating a number of Stress Management, Accelerated Learning and Performance Optimization... Read More →
avatar for Suki Munsell

Suki Munsell

Suki Munsell, Ph.D., co-founder of the Dynamic Vitality Method (a blend of sports science, somatic awareness and Asian internal arts), began her career in 1974 under the guidance of her mentor Anna Halprin (still going strong at 96). Suki has been teaching dance, fitness, biomechanics... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Meet at Bioneers Info Booth near the Central Lawn

2:45pm

Justice is What Love Looks Like in Public | Council
How does what you believe show up in the way you live your life?  What helps you sustain courage in the face of despair? Come to the Council Tent to share your best practices and to learn from others how to maintain self-care in radical times. Co-facilitated by council trainers Kate Lipkis and Irasha Pearl.

Workshop Speakers
avatar for Kate Lipkis

Kate Lipkis

Kate Lipkis, working in communication dynamics for 40+ years, is a certified council trainer and mentor who helped establish council programs in five public schools in Los Angeles as well as in numerous social justice agencies and several state prisons. A member of the Trainers Mentoring... Read More →
avatar for Irasha Pearl Talifero

Irasha Pearl Talifero

Irasha Pearl Talifero, a Ojai, CA-based naturalist and educator, affiliated with The Ojai Foundation since its inception (1975), has designed and led many nature-based and educational programs over the years in a wide range of settings, including with at risk youth and newly released... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Council Circle

2:45pm

Living Room Conversations: Using Open-Minded Dialogue to Transform Our World
Come be part of a "Living Room Conversation," an inspiring but simple process we can use to connect with people who have differing perspectives and get beyond our polarizations and divisions. These conversations can happen one at a time in small groups or on a large scale across and between communities. Come discover how people from all walks of life can work together to solve the wicked problems of our time when they actually communicate with one another. Facilitated by Joan Blades, co-founder of MomsRising.org, MoveOn.org, and LivingRoomConversations.org.

Workshop Speakers
avatar for Joan Blades

Joan Blades

Joan Blades co-founded LivingRoomconversations.org, an open source effort to rebuild respectful civil discourse across ideological and cultural lines while embracing our core-shared values. Joan also co-founded MomsRising.org and MoveOn.org and is the co-author of two award-winning... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Tiburon Room

2:45pm

Ayahuasca in the 21st Century
What are the implications of the spreading use of the Amazonian visionary and healing brew ayahuasca far beyond its home in the Amazon Basin? With: Jeremy Narby, Ph.D., anthropologist, author, Peruvian Amazon Project Manager for the Swiss NGO Nouvelle Planète; Rachel Harris, Ph.D., a psychologist with decades of experience, researcher, and author of Listening to Ayahuasca; Sitamaraya Sita, a long-time plant wisdom practitioner trained in the Shipibo tradition, founder of the Convergence conference; Eda Elsa Zavala Lopez, a shaman and curandera of Wari-Ashaninka ancestry, with 30' years experience in plant medicine. Hosted by J.P. Harpignies, Bioneers Associate Producer, editor of Visionary Plant Consciousness.

Keynotes
avatar for Jeremy Narby

Jeremy Narby

Nouvelle Planète
Jeremy Narby, Ph.D., an anthropologist who has been working as Amazonian Projects Coordinator for the Swiss NGO “Nouvelle Planète” since 1990, backing initiatives of Amazonian indigenous organizations in land titling, bilingual and intercultural education, environmental monitoring... Read More →

Workshop Speakers
avatar for J.P. Harpignies

J.P. Harpignies

J.P. Harpignies, Bioneers Conference Associate Producer, affiliated with Bioneers since 1990, is a NYC-based consultant, conference producer, copy-editor and writer. A former Program Director at the New York Open Center and a senior review team member for the Buckminster Fuller Challenge... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Harris

Rachel Harris

Rachel Harris, Ph.D. is the author of Listening to Ayahuasca: New Hope for Depression, Addiction, PTSD, and Anxiety. She received a National Institutes of Health New Investigator’s Award, has published more than forty scientific studies in peer-reviewed journals, and has worked... Read More →
avatar for Eda Elsa Zavala Lopez

Eda Elsa Zavala Lopez

Eda Elsa Zavala Lopez, of Wari-Ashaninka ancestry, inherited ancient knowledge from her ancestors and followed the traditions of Indigenous elders from the Andean highlands and the Amazon during her nearly 30-year training to become a shaman and healer/curandera. A spiritual leader... Read More →
avatar for Sitaramaya Sita

Sitaramaya Sita

Sitaramaya Sita, who has traveled and worked in the Amazon for the past 17 years, is a spiritual herbalist and “plant wisdom” practitioner formally trained in the Shipibo ayahuasca tradition. Founder of PlantTeachers, dedicated to cultivating entheogenic awareness, and Producer... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Showcase Theater

2:45pm

Leading with Nature’s Guidance: Finding Insight and Clarity in Nature

The natural world, if we know how to tune into its genius, can offer us powerful insights and direction about our most perplexing questions. In this workshop with therapist, activist, retreat leader and facilitator for the Pachamama Alliance's "Awakening the Dreamer" symposium, Polly Howells; and Trebbe Johnson, founder/Director of Radical Joy for Hard Times, workshop leader/wilderness guide, and author of The World Is a Waiting Lover, we'll discover a few simple approaches to posing questions to nature and zeroing in on both our inner and outer landscapes for answers. We'll spend some time outdoors in the wetlands and parkland around the Marin Center as we ponder a question about our life and leadership. When the group rejoins, we'll share stories about what happened.


Workshop Speakers
avatar for Polly Howells

Polly Howells

Polly Howells, a former board chair of Bioneers, is a facilitator for the Pachamama Alliance's "Awakening the Dreamer symposium" and is a core member of Woodstock NY Transition. She trained for ten years with Jungian Analyst Marion Woodman and she and two colleagues lead a five-day... Read More →
avatar for Trebbe Johnson

Trebbe Johnson

Trebbe Johnson, founder/Director of Radical Joy for Hard Times, a global network devoted to finding and making beauty in wounded places, leads workshops and wilderness trips worldwide devoted to the discovery of wisdom and insight in nature and is the author of The World Is a Waiting... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Women's Leadership Tent

4:30pm

The Peace of Wild Things | Council
Great poems are akin to emotional acupuncture points, expressing that for which we have few words, yet poetry remains one of the most esoteric and inaccessible art forms. Come to the Council Tent and explore the connection between personal narrative and the universal truths buried in our favorite poems.  Co-facilitated by council trainers Kate Lipkis and Irasha Pearl.

Workshop Speakers
avatar for Kate Lipkis

Kate Lipkis

Kate Lipkis, working in communication dynamics for 40+ years, is a certified council trainer and mentor who helped establish council programs in five public schools in Los Angeles as well as in numerous social justice agencies and several state prisons. A member of the Trainers Mentoring... Read More →
avatar for Irasha Pearl Talifero

Irasha Pearl Talifero

Irasha Pearl Talifero, a Ojai, CA-based naturalist and educator, affiliated with The Ojai Foundation since its inception (1975), has designed and led many nature-based and educational programs over the years in a wide range of settings, including with at risk youth and newly released... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Council Circle

4:30pm

Embodied Restoration: Rebalancing the Sacred Masculine and Feminine

Clare DuBois, founder of TreeSisters, leads a powerful journey into the embodied experience of human wholeness. We will delve into an archetypal exploration of our own inner sacred geometry and become part of a collective rebalancing designed to activate our innate, instinctual intelligence. Discover a felt relationship to the feminine and masculine archetypes within you – it’s truly transformative.


Workshop Speakers
avatar for Clare Dubois

Clare Dubois

Clare Dubois is the founder of TreeSisters.org, a women's reforestation and culture-change organization dedicated to humanity’s emergence as a “restorer species.” For 22 years she has been facilitating body-based, experiential sessions designed to help participants shift consciousness... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Women's Leadership Tent
 
Sunday, October 22
 

2:45pm

Revolutionizing Education: How to Cultivate Social and Emotional Intelligence, Mindfulness, and Cultural Responsiveness in Schools
Join council trainer Kate Lipkis, Laura Weaver of Passageworks Institute and highly experienced educator Scott VanLoo in an interactive session to explore how practices such as council, mindfulness and empathic listening can be used in educational contexts to create compassionate and inclusive classrooms where students and teachers alike are engaged and valued and can thrive.

Workshop Speakers
avatar for Kate Lipkis

Kate Lipkis

Kate Lipkis, working in communication dynamics for 40+ years, is a certified council trainer and mentor who helped establish council programs in five public schools in Los Angeles as well as in numerous social justice agencies and several state prisons. A member of the Trainers Mentoring... Read More →
avatar for Scott VanLoo

Scott VanLoo

Scott VanLoo, Assistant Principal at a dual language International Baccalaureate elementary school in Dillon, Colorado, has 20+ years’ experience in education including elementary and high school teaching, special and homeless education, equity and diversity training, and parent... Read More →
avatar for Laura Weaver

Laura Weaver

Laura Weaver, a consultant to schools and school systems and facilitator with 20+ years’ experience in education and social change work, is Director of Transformative Learning at the PassageWorks Institute, a non-profit dedicated to cultivating meaningful, inclusive and nourishing... Read More →


Sunday October 22, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Santa Rosa Room

2:45pm

Reclaiming Belonging: Is Resistance Enough?

The current moment has brutally exposed that our constitutional principles and values are more vulnerable than we thought, that shared understandings we took for granted could be tested in unimaginable ways. While we continue to resist, how do we simultaneously cultivate a new, shared story of “us”? What will it take to demonstrate a conception of “we” that is inclusive and just? Do we have the will to find ways of working together that are not predicated on oppression or a denial of our humanity? Hosted by Connie Cagampang Heller, Co-Director of Linked Fate Fund for Justice and founder of Project Linked Fate. With: john a. powell, Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley; Heather McGhee, President of Demos; Jonathan Smucker, author of Hegemony How-To: A Roadmap for Radicals.


Keynotes
avatar for Heather McGhee

Heather McGhee

Demos
Heather C. McGhee, President of Demos, a public policy organization working for an America where we all have an equal say in our democracy and an equal chance in our economy, is an award-winning thought leader on the national stage whose writing and research appear in numerous outlets... Read More →
avatar for john a. powell

john a. powell

john a. powell, Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley, previously Executive Director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State, has taught at numerous universities and law schools including at Harvard and Columbia... Read More →

Workshop Speakers
avatar for Connie Heller

Connie Heller

Connie Cagampang Heller, co-founder of Linked Fate Fund for Justice and a consultant with the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, collaborates with academics, philanthropists, non-profit leaders, and grassroots organizers to create learning spaces to share research and... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Smucker

Jonathan Smucker

Jonathan Smucker, Director of Beyond the Choir, an organization dedicated to building movements capable of winning real change, has worked for 20+ years in progressive organizations and social movements as an organizer, campaigner, strategist, and trainer. His writing has appeared... Read More →


Sunday October 22, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Manzanita Room

2:45pm

Living in a New Way | Council

What do we do with what we have gathered in our hearts and minds this weekend? Come to the Council Tent where strength lies in our willingness to be vulnerable and our commitment to paying attention. Let's explore how our Bioneers experience can come alive and change the way we show up with friends, family and colleagues. Hosted by council trainer Irasha Pearl and guest facilitators from The Ojai Foundation and Center for Council.


Workshop Speakers
avatar for Irasha Pearl Talifero

Irasha Pearl Talifero

Irasha Pearl Talifero, a Ojai, CA-based naturalist and educator, affiliated with The Ojai Foundation since its inception (1975), has designed and led many nature-based and educational programs over the years in a wide range of settings, including with at risk youth and newly released... Read More →


Sunday October 22, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Council Circle

4:30pm

Leading from the Emerging Future: Uniting Systems Science, Ancient Wisdom, and Presence

What practical strategies can we cultivate to strengthen our ability to operate from our ideal intended outcomes and apply "inspired coherence" in our work? Hosted by Prajna Horn, co-founder, ED, Coherence Lab. With: Joanna Macy, beloved and renowned "whole systems" thinker, activist and Buddhist teacher; Shilpa Jain, Executive Director, YES! World; Rene Henery, ecologist and eco-geographer, California Science Director for Trout Unlimited.


Workshop Speakers
avatar for Rene Henery

Rene Henery

Rene Henery, Ph.D., a Mount Shasta, CA-based ecologist and eco-geographer, holds a joint position as California Science Director for Trout Unlimited (TU) and (part-time) on the research faculty of the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) Department of Biology. His work, in the U.S. and... Read More →
avatar for Prajna Horn

Prajna Horn

Prajna Horn, a social entrepreneur, eco-activist, and community organizer, is co-founder and Executive Director of the Kaua’i-based Coherence Lab, which advances whole-systems solutions by uniting Indigenous Wisdom and Earth Systems Science and by bringing people together to act... Read More →
avatar for Shilpa Jain

Shilpa Jain

Shilpa Jain, Executive Director of YES!, was previously Education and Outreach Coordinator of Other Worlds and before that spent 10 years at Shikshantar: The Peoples’ Institute for Rethinking Education and Development in India. Shilpa has facilitated many transformative leadership... Read More →
avatar for Joanna Macy

Joanna Macy

Joanna Macy, a renowned scholar of Buddhism and living systems theory, and an elder peace, justice and ecology activist, is the root teacher of the Work That Reconnects. This theoretical framework and workshop methodology for personal and social change has empowered activists around... Read More →


Sunday October 22, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Indigenous Forum