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Badger Bioneers

Save the date for Badger Bioneers 2015!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
UW-Madison Union South

Badger Bioneers 2014 was our sixth annual Bioneers Resilient Communities Network Event. Learn more about our program and see photos from the day!


Bioneers Screening Events

Join us for four screenings of keynotes from the national Bioneers Conference in 2015! All events are free and open to the public.

January 14, 6-8 PM in partnership with YWCA Madison

Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin Street

Featured Keynote: John A. Powell / Beloved Community: Interbeing, Race, Class and Person 'Hood

As humanity faces global environmental and social collapse, our fear of the “Other” can be magnified by unstable contracting economies, radically shifting demographics, and new social norms. Can humanity overcome these divisions and come together to protect our common home? John A. Powell, a nationally respected voice on race and ethnicity, leads UC Berkeley’s Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, holds the Robert D. Haas Chancellor’s Chair in Equity and Inclusion, serves on the UC Berkeley School of Law faculty, and is author of Racing to Justice.

Followed by panel of local changemakers.


February 4, 6-8 PM in partnership with 100state

100state, 30 W. Mifflin Street

Featured Keynote: Manuel Pastor / Transactions, Transformations, Translations: Movement-Building for the Next America

Facing rapidly changing demographics, growing inequality and increased political polarization in the U.S., movement builders are grappling with creating new cross-generational ties and a new understanding of the relationship between equity and economic growth. How do we build movements based on vision and values, not interests and transactions? Manuel Pastor is Professor of American Studies & Ethnicity at USC, and founding Director of the Center for Justice, Tolerance, and Community at UC, Santa Cruz. He directs the USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity, and co-directs USC’s Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration.

Followed by a 100state brainstorming session.



March 18, 6-8 PM in partnership with Aldo Leopold Nature Center

Aldo Leopold Nature Center, 330 Femrite Drive, Monona

Featured Keynote: TBA


April TBA, 6-8 PM in partnership with Center for Resilient Cities

Badger Rock Middle School, 501 E. Badger Road

Featured Keynote: TBA


Badger Bioneers is a Bioneers Resilient Communities 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.