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Badger Bioneers 2013 - A Bioneers Network Event

Badger Bioneers is an annual conference held in Madison, Wisconsin that coalesces a cross-section of society to explore sustainability and social innovation through keynote talks, facilitated discussions, and workshops. Sustain Dane hosts the event in partnership with the University of Wisconsin Office of Sustainability. Over 200 people participated in the event in 2012.

What's new this year?

Badger Bioneers 2013 is an invite-only event. The spirit of Bioneers is one of elevating positive examples of innovation and groundbreaking work on stage. We recognize that our network is full of Bioneers, and this year, we want to put all of our Bioneers "on stage" to share their expertise through peer-to-peer engagement and collaboration.

We have structured the event to be highly collaborative and interactive for all participants. We value our participants' time and expertise, and in order to maximize the potential for sharing and learning, we strategically invite a curated network of local Bioneers. This way, all participants can be confident in each conversation and connection they make at Badger Bioneers.

However, Sustain Dane recognizes that our network of sustainability champions is not exhaustive. Therefore, we ask our invitees to recommend other potential sustainability champions to invite. Anyone who would like to attend Badger Bioneers 2013 can apply online after September 3.

Badger Bioneers 2013 presents two key themes: design thinking and sustainability communication. With considerable deliberation and investigation, we have decided to focus on these two themes as they are fundamental to the success of sustainability champions everywhere. Design thinking and sustainability communication are powerful, emerging ideas that expose new ways of understanding how we can collaborate and innovate to solve complex challenges and how we can effectively move others toward lasting behavioral change. Badger Bioneers participants will explore these two cutting-edge themes through distinguished speakers sessions, including skills-building exercises and challenges. Learn more about our program here.

The post-conference reception [buy tickets here] honors our 2013 Badger Bioneers as a separate event and is open to the public. Help us celebrate the inspiring work of our three Badger Bioneers, selected by our Badger Bioneers Advisory Council, and strengthen your connections with fellow sustainability champions. Purchase tickets for the reception here.

Badger Bioneers is a Bioneers Network Event, one of 18 locally organized, satellite conferences around the country that showcase videos and keynotes from the national Bioneers Conference.

The national Bioneers organization is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides a forum and social hub for education about solutions presented through the annual Bioneers Conference in Marin County, CA. The conference draws over 12,000 participants and has featured keynote talks from Jane Goodall, Michael Pollan, Paul Hawken, and more.