Friday, April 1, 2016

UCSC Bioneers Conference, April 23-24

You are invited to attend the 2nd Annual UC Santa Cruz Bioneers Conference, a Bioneers Resilient Communities Network Event, on April 23-24 at Kresge College in Santa Cruz, California.

As you may already know, Bioneers is a national organization dedicated to social and environmental justice. They host an annual conference in Marin County that attracts more than 2000 scholars and activists.

The UCSC Bioneers Conference will take place in Kresge College at UCSC, and we expect 200 visitors each day to the event. In addition to tabling, inspiring workshops, delicious food, and dancing, the conference will feature 20-minute plenary presentations from visionary scholars, students, and regional community members.

UPDATE: The workshops and speakers have just been announced online here, and more details will be added in the coming weeks.

What is a Bioneer?
You are a change-maker, an innovator, a leader who is invested in creating a more just and sustainable world for the generations to come. You are inspired by the wisdom of nature’s design, you are motivated to make a difference in your community. You want to connect to others who are part of making the change. You are a Bioneer. Learn more about the National Bioneers organization at

UCSC Bioneers is free and open to the public. Register for your free ticket at

Want to perform, sing, dance, or create an interactive art piece? 
Please fill out this form by April 8th.

Want to apply to table?
Please fill out this form by April 8th.

An agenda outlining the weekend is below. Please visit the UCSC Bioneers website and the Bioneers Facebook Page for updates and to spread the word about this conference.

Saturday, April 23rd:
9-10: Breakfast Social
10-11: Opening Plenary
11:00-11:15 - Break
11:15-12:45: Workshop
12:45-1:45: Lunch
2:00-3:30: Plenary
3:30-4:00: Break
4:00-5:30: Workshop
5:30-6:30: Dinner
7:00-9:30: Contra Dance! 

Sunday, April 24th:
9-10: Breakfast Social
10-11:30: 4 Workshops
11:30-11:45: Break
11:45-12:45: Plenary
12:45-1:45: Lunch
1:45-3:15: Workshop
3:30-4:20: Plenary
4:20-5: Ice Cream Social

Please email commonground[at]ucsc[dot]edu if you have any questions.

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