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Prairie Fire Bioneers Conference

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Peter Schwartzman

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7142

pschwart@​knox.edu

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The Prairie Fire Bioneers Conference includes nationally recognized plenary speakers - social and scientific innovators who have practical and visionary solutions for the world's most pressing environmental and social challenges (rebroadcast at Knox on a large theatre screen) - combined with workshops and presentations by local experts.

Prairie Fire Bioneers Conference
February 10 -12, 2017 
Knox College, Ford Center for the Fine Arts (Campus Map)

Interactive workshops, local food, renowned speakers, and more!

Free to all participants. Registration includes complementary meals.
Registration: www.knoxalumni.org/Bioneers

Questions? Contact us at PrairieFireBioneers-user@knox.edu 

The Prairie Fire Bioneers Conference is sponsored by a generous contribution from the Knox College Dean of Students, Radish Magazine, Q's Cafe, and baked (pizza) and brought to you by the Office of Sustainability and the Department of Environmental Studies.

Conference schedule by day:

Friday, February 10

Saturday, Februray 11

Sunday, February 12

 

Friday, February 10

6:oo pm - Registration Opens

6:30 pm - Opening Ceremony and Plenary Speakers* 

8:30 pm - Refreshments and Networking Break

9:00 pm - Evening event of music and poetry (more details soon)

*Plenary speakers presented at the 2016 National Bioneers Conference in California. Their presentations will be rebroadcast for our audience on a large theater screen.

Saturday, February 11

8:30 am - Registration Opens

9:00 am - Morning Activities

  • The Larger Picture: Puzzling Out Sustainability, Arthur Sevestre, Two Oaks Farm (Två Ekar Gård)
  • Morning Meditation

10:30 am - Morning Break

11:00 am - Plenary Speakers* 

12:30 pm - Lunch with Conversation Tables

2:00 pm - Local Interactive Workshops 

  • Dusty Spurgeon, Spurgeon Veggies CSA
  • WHAT is a CAFO? WHERE are they located in Illinois and WHY should we care?, Karen Hudson, Illinois Citizens for Clean Air & Water (ICCAW)
  • Earth Sheltered Homes, Marty Davis, Davis Caves

3:00 pm - Break

3:15 pm - Local Interactive Workshops

  • Food Justice: Classism and Other Taboo Topics, diana Mackin
  • Daniel Beers, Resources to Resources (R2R)
  • Tom Colclasure, Asha for Life Community
  • Defending the Common Good: What I learned about running for office and why getting involved in politics matters now more than ever, John Curtis, Barefoot Gardens CSA

4:45 pm - Break

5:00 pm - Plenary Speakers*

6:15 pm - Dinner

7:30 pm - Keynote Event

Al Eastman, Director of Archery Center, American Indian Center
Mni Wiconi, Water is Life: Solidarity with Standing Rock

*Plenary speakers presented at the 2016 National Bioneers Conference in California. Their presentations will be rebroadcast for our audience on a large theater screen.

Sunday, February 12

9:30 am - Registration Opens

10:00 am - Morning Activities

  • Plant Your Own Microgreens, Sofia Tagkaloglou
  • Yoga

11:00 am - Buddy Brunch 

12:30 pm - Plenary Speakers*

2:00 pm - Break

2:15 pm - Local Interactive Workshops

  • Local Weeds Nourish and Heal, Tina Hope
  • Experiencing Standing Rock, Cate Denial, Walt McAllister, and Knox College Students
  • Introduction to Sustainable Landscaping, Chris Enroth, University of Illinois Extension

3:15 pm - Break

3:30 pm - Local Interactive Workshops

  • Food Recovery and Reducing Food Waste, Karen Caballero and Shresha Karmacharya 
  • The Problem of Whiteness, Kwame Shabazz, Knox College
  • The Politics of Fracking, Ben Farrer, Knox College

5:00 pm - Break

5:15 pm - Plenary Speakers* and Closing

*Plenary speakers presented at the 2016 National Bioneers Conference in California. Their presentations will be rebroadcast for our audience on a large theater screen.

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