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Great Lakes Bioneers Chicago
Presents a Bioneers Network Event
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November 1-3, 2013 * Roosevelt University
430 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago
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What is Bioneers?
"... The leading edge of the world we want to create".  
-David Orr, National Bioneers and Oberlin Project

Listen to keynote David Orr's November 1, 2013 interview with Jerome McDonnell, host of WBEZ's Worldview. Learn about the Bioneers movement and the Oberlin Project, a public / private partnership, designed to make the City of Oberlin climate positive by 2040.


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Radio Interviews
Listen to Mike Nowak's recent interviews with Sandra Steingraber and Albert Bates.

Sandra Steingraber and the Fight to Ban Fracking in Illinois

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Who Participated This Year? Take A Look!
Scroll over each image for name and organization. Then click for links to workshops. Watch for updates ...

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Building a Future Guided by Nature 
On November 1-3  Great Lakes Bioneers Chicago will host its second annual conference at Roosevelt University.  For three exciting days, participants will have the opportunity to join international, national and local visionaries in a program of presentations and interactive workshops interwoven with music, drama, dance, poetry and celebration.

Our theme, Creating Resilient Communities will bring together leading innovators from all walks of life to exchange ideas, build networks and experience the power of visions guided by a philosophy that the responses to our city’s most significant environmental, social and economic challenges must be in harmony with the wisdom and proven design of natural systems.

Event Highlights

  • Keynotes by leaders in the environmental and social justice movements.
  • Professional Development Intensives using the world cafe model.
  • Empowering, interactive panels and workshops.
  • Inspiring music, poetry and dance.
  • Youth-related workshops and activities.
  • Saturday Concert by the Rev. Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Choir.
  • Exhibit Hall showcasing Chicago’s change makers.

Read what people are saying about our first Bioneers Chicago gathering. Click to view photos from 2012.


Keynote Speakers

  • Sandra Steingraber, acclaimed ecologist, author and expert on environmental toxicology.
  • Albert Bates, author and director, Global Village Institute for Appropriate Technology.
  • Rev. Billy Talen- Performance activist and “preacher” for the East Village based Church of the Stop Shopping; subject of popular documentary What Would Jesus Buy?

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Peer to Peer Professional Development 
Friday will offer six  2 1/2 hour intensive sessions utilizing the world cafe model of knowledge collection and problem solving. Each session will be facilitated and include participation by one of our keynote speakers and four local professionals offering unique perspectives on the issue.  Sessions will be conducted on the themes:  FOOD, WATER, SHELTER, ENERGY, WASTE AND COMMUNITY RESILIENCE.

Workshops and Skillshares 
Saturday and Sunday will include over 12 workshops, skill-shares and interactive discussions each led by our keynotes and and Chicago area professionals.


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