4th Annual UCSC Bioneers Conference

Come one, come all!  Free and open to the public!

  • Right Livelihood Lecture: Iván Velásquez, UN High Commissioner of the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala.
  • Annie Leonard, Greenpeace USA - Tackling plastic pollution - and plastic polluters
  • John D. Liu, Ecosystem Ambassador at Commonland Foundation - The Great Work of Our Time: Regenerative Agriculture & Large Scale Ecosystem Restoration
  • Nikki Silvestri, Soil & Shadow - Soil and Your Inner Power
  • Kanyon Sayers-Roods, Indian Canyon Mutsun - Indigeneity & Traditional Ecological Knowledge
  • Dr. Daphne Miller, Author of Farmacology - Human & Planetary Health
  • Maria Cadenas, Santa Cruz Community Ventures - The New Economy: Wealth and Well-Being
  • Ojan Mobedshahi, East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative - Cooperative Solutions to the Global Housing Crisis
  • Della Duncan, Upstream Podcast
  • Ayo Banjo, President of the UCSC Student Union Assembly


Click here to register for your free ticket. 

Click here for the detailed agenda, session descriptions and biographies.



Bioneers is a national organization dedicated to social and environmental justice. Bioneers hosts an annual conference in Marin County that attracts over 2000 scholars and activists.

UCSC Bioneers is a local version of the conference featuring talks, workshops, music, and a Changemaker's Fair featuring local organizations working towards social and environmental justice

Saturday, March 2 at 9:40am to 4:50pm

Kresge Town Hall
510 Porter-Kresge Road, Santa Cruz, California 95064

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