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National Conference

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.


Publications* by Select 2013 Bioneers Conference Speakers


Janine Benyus

Janine Benyus is a biologist, innovation consultant, and author of six books, including Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. In Biomimicry, she names an emerging discipline that seeks sustainable solutions by emulating nature’s designs and processes (for instance, solar cells that mimic leaves). (more)


Danny Glover


Jason McLennan

Considered one of the most influential individuals in the green building movement today and the recipient of the prestigious Buckminster Fuller Prize, Jason F. McLennan’s work has made a pivotal impact on the shape and direction of green building in the United States and Canada...(more)


Nalini Nadkarni

In 1994, [Nalini Nadkarni] co-founded and is President of the International Canopy Network, a non-profit organization that fosters communication among researchers, educators, and conservationists concerned with forest canopies. She spends a great deal of energy on public outreach to the general public, children, and policy-makers...(more)


R. Carlos Nakai

Of Navajo-Ute heritage, R. Carlos Nakai is the world's premier performer of the Native American flute. Originally trained in classical trumpet and music theory, Nakai was given a traditional cedar wood flute as a gift and challenged to see what he could do with it. (more)


Billy Parish

Billy Parish is Co-Founder and President of Mosaic, a solar investment platform, and Co-Author of Making Good: Finding Meaning, Money & Community in a Changing World. In 2002, he dropped out of Yale to found the Energy Action Coalition and...(more)


*Sustain Dane encourages you to support your locally-owned bookstores, especially those that are Dane Buy Local members (see below). You can also support Sustain Dane by purchasing online through the book links above. A portion of your purchase total will go back to Sustain Dane.

Dane Buy Local Member Bookstores

Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative

University Bookstore

A Room of One's Own