26th Annual National Bioneers Conference
October 16th – 18th
Marin Center · San Rafael, CA
For 25 years, the National Bioneers Conference has connected thousands of people with practical, visionary solutions for humanity's most pressing environmental and social challenges.
This year's conference will feature a mind-bending kaleidoscope of visionary leaders and innovators across a diverse range of domains, from climate leadership and grassroots democracy technologies to restorative justice and arts and social change.
Bioneers is an innovative nonprofit educational organization that highlights breakthrough solutions for restoring people and planet.
Founded in 1990 in Santa Fe, New Mexico by social entrepreneurs Kenny Ausubel and Nina Simons, Bioneers advances the great transformation underway in human civilization by serving as a seed head for game-changing social and scientific vision, knowledge and practices that honor the genius of nature and human ingenuity.
We do so through our annual National Bioneers Conference, award-winning media, local conferences and community resilience networks, and leadership training programs focused on youth, women and Indigenous peoples.
Find out which ideas and leaders had their earliest moments at Bioneers and what's next in our commemorative 25th anniversary yearbook, Seeing Around Corners: 25 Years of Visionary Leadership.
You can also hear directly from the visionary “bioneers” shaping humanity’s future when you explore our media archive, including our award-winning radio series and a videos of Bioneers Conference keynote speakers.
Or check out our Bioneers Legacy Media Collections, carefully curated selections of our best content in our core topic areas, also available in digital versions.
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Who Are Bioneers?