Great Lakes Bioneers Chicago
Presents a Bioneers Network Event
November 1-3, 2013 * Roosevelt University
430 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago

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

Who Participated This Year? Take A Look!
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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Start  End  Room #  Activity
7:30 AM 8:45 AM Spertus Breakfast with keynotes Albert Bates and John Michael Greer.
Separately ticketed event (see registration page)
 9:00 AM  9:15 AM Congress Opening and Welcome
Bill Buchholtz, Playing from Spirit;
Pam and Lan Richart, Eco-Justice Collaborative
9:15 AM 9:30 AM Congress International Capoeira Angola Foundation
 9:30 AM  10:30 AM Congress Keynote Address, Ameena Matthews
Cure Violence and The Interrupters
 10:30 AM  11:30 AM Congress Keynote Address, Gunther Hauk
Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary
 11:30 AM  12:00 PM Fainman Book Signing
12:00 PM 1:00 PM Cafeteria LUNCH
1:00 PM  2:30 PM WB 1016 Workshop:
How to Design a Food Forest

  • Michelle Hickey, The Resiliency Institute
  • Jodi Trendler, The Resiliency Institute
1:00 PM 2:30 PM WB 1111 Workshop:
Keystone is Just the Tip of the Iceberg: Voices from the Tar Sands Movement from Alberta to the Midwest and Beyond

  • Debra Michaud, Tar Sands Free Midwest
  • Earl Hatley, Cherokee activist and Grand River Keeper
  • MacDonald Stainsby, author and activist
1:00 PM 2:30 PM  WB 612 Workshop:
Renewable Energy for Resilient Communities
Lisa Albrecht, Solar Service
Nate Kipnis, AIA, LEED BD+C, Kipnis Architecture + Planning
 1:00 PM  2:30 PM WB 611 The Great Reskilling:
Change Your Mind – Change the World
Gen Kelsang Dorje, Vajrayana Kadampa Buddhist Center

Healthy Food Demo: Quick, Easy & On the Go!
Elena Marre, Founder, The Kids’Table, LLC

1:00 PM 2:30 PM WB 911 National Bioneers Plenaries
2:30 PM 2:45 PM BREAK
2:45 PM 4:15 PM WB 611 Workshop:
Interface – A Business Model for the Future
Steve Arbaugh, Vice President Creative Strategy & Planning at Interface America
2:45 PM 4:15 PM  WB 1016 Workshop:
Community Resiliency Inspired by Nature
Amy Coffman-Phillips, The B-Collaborative
2:45 PM 4:15 PM WB 1111 Workshop:
It’s Way Past Time to Get Off the Coal Train
Traci Barkley, Prairie Rivers Network
Amanda Kass, The Center for Tax and Budget Accountability
2:45 PM 4:15 PM WB 612 The Great Reskilling:
So You Want to Be a Beekeeper:  What You Need to Know
Keynote Speaker Gunter Hauk, Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary
2:45 PM 4:15 PM WB 911 Strategy Session:
Building a Movement to Stop the Refining and Distribution of Tar Sands in the Midwest

  • Debra Michaud, Rainforest Action Network
  • Earl Hatley, Cherokee activist and Grand River Keeper
  • MacDonald Stainsby, author and activist
4:15 PM 4:30 PM BREAK
4:30 PM  5:15 PM Congress TRIBUTE TO BOB RUSSELL
Great Lakes Bioneers, Traverse City

Bossa Tres, a high-energy, Chicago-based Brazilian group who will play jazz, samba, bossa nova and more!

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