No conference on Earth celebrates more fully the possibilities of creating a world that is conducive to life; Bioneers is central to the re-imagination of what it means to be human.
The Findhorn Foundation and Findhorn College are delighted to be hosting the dynamic Bioneers movement from North America in their first major European conference. The Bioneers movement unites all those committed to finding practical solutions that can be employed now, empowering us to live on the Earth in ways that honour the web of life.
We invite you to join us and be refreshed by the 'good news' stories of cutting edge developments in social and environmental sustainability. Meet pioneering world leaders in their fields and explore with them innovative and holistic approaches that support the wellbeing of all life.
Together we will:
- Explore the forefront of progressive change
- Engage with leading edge people and ideas
- Discover powerful opportunities and strategies for life-affirming transformation
- Celebrate the wonder and genius of nature and human creativity
- Network, learn and share in community
Bioneers at Findhorn will provide a balance of inspirational presentations with times of deepening, practice, dialogue, integration and unique networking opportunities. It will feature plenary speakers and community building activities in the morning, and a wide variety of more in-depth, practical workshops in the afternoon. In the evenings we will come together for cultural activities of music and dance.
Join us at Europe's first Bioneers conference. Bring your own stories. Share your wisdom and experience. Connect with others, so that we can build a strong Bioneers network in Europe.
To read the profile and get acquainted with your fellow participants who have already booked to attend this unique gathering, click here.
£350 for attending the conference only
£410 for the conference and lunch and dinner on all 4 days
£510 for the conference, accommodation, and all meals
An Extra Day – Wednesday 3 November – MOVING PICTURE DAY
We are extending the Bioneers Gathering at Findhorn for an additional day!
As a "Beaming Bioneer", as well as a live conference we will have access to all the speakers' talks from the 2010 Bioneers conference in California on DVDs: www.bioneers.org/presenters
During Bioneers at Findhorn we will only be able to view a very few of these presentations. However, to take full advantage of this rich treasure of Bioneers 2010 presenting their work, we will show their talks and other complementary videos that we anticipate participants may have to offer as well. Stay on if you are able. We ask that you contribute:
£40 – the films, accommodation and all meals
£10 – attending the films only
In the morning, 10am – 12.15pm, we will feature Nicholas Lunch's Conversations With the Earth - Indigenous Voices on Climate Change Participatory Video Workshop.
Conversations With the Earth is a global indigenous-led multimedia initiative that is amplifying indigenous voices in the global discourse on climate change and enhancing local capacity for action. CWE conveys local accounts of the impacts of climate change on indigenous communities, stories of the unintended consequences of imposed mitigation efforts on local livelihoods, and examples of traditional knowledge and its value in developing appropriate responses to climate change. CWE is a way of listening closely to traditional stewards of the Earth in order to formulate a viable global response to the challenges of climate change. See www.conversationsearth.org
To see the full schedule of activities please click here
If you would like to book this additional day, please contact .
You will receive a discount of £75 if you book this Bioneers Conference as a follow-on from the Gaia Education Design for Sustainability 4-week programme. If you are interested, please contact .
You will receive a discount of £50 if you book this Bioneers Conference as a follow-on from the Gaia Education Design for Sustainability: Week 4 - Worldview week only. If you are interested, please contact .
Group discount for students and non-profit community and environmental NGO coworkers:
We are offering five places for the conference fee of four (20% discount). If you are interested, please contact .
It’s all alive. It’s all connected. It’s all intelligent…
What is the Bioneers movement?
Founder Kenny Ausubel coined the term bioneers in 1990 to describe an emerging
culture of social and scientific innovators who are mimicking nature's operating
instructions to serve human ends while healing nature.
For more than twenty years Bioneers have promoted practical environmental solutions and innovative social strategies for restoring Earth's imperiled ecosystems and healing our human communities.
- A Leading Source of Innovative Solutions to inform and inspire positive solutions at the local level
- An Annual Conference to bring together like-minded people and strengthen
collaboration between them
- A Systemic Framework aiming to create win-win-win solutions through a holistic, systemic and multidisciplinary approach
- A Network of Networks fostering new networks and communities, stimulating connection, cross-pollination and collaboration
- A Catalyst for Restoration in line with the 'Century of Earth Restoration' declared at a Findhorn conference in 2002
- An Oasis of Hope inviting you all to celebrate the dazzling genius of people and nature ready to heal Nature by healing humanity
The Bioneers movement brings together a diversity of people working in sustainability, biomimcry, natural design, social justice, earth jurisprudence, transition towns, resilience building, bioregional development, organic farming, complementary medicine, eco-entrepreneurship, green transport solutions, renewable energy, youth work, permaculture, environmental restoration, and many other fields.
They are innovators and activists who have found and carried out solutions that will contribute to the transition towards a more sustainable, resilient, equitable and compassionate society - a society which lives within the limits of Nature through innovations based on Nature's operating instructions.
The speakers of the first Bioneers conference hosted at Findhorn have been selected for their ability to create practical working solutions, to inspire others to innovate and create, and to address core issues from a place of heart and intelligence.