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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 combines 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) -- with presentations by local experts on sustainability, traditional agriculture, modern agriculture, community activism, and more.

The next Prairie Fire Bioneers Conference is 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. Early registration includes meals and refreshment breaks.
Registration: coming soon

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 Studens and brought to you by the Office of Sustainability and the Department of Environmental Studies.

Click the date for general schedule for the day:

Friday, February 10

Saturday, Februray 11

Sunday, February 12

The detailed schedule can be downloaded here: (coming soon)

 

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 - Special evening event (TBD)

*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

10:30 am - Morning Break

11:00 am - Plenary Speakers* 

12:30 pm - Lunch with Conversation Tables

2:00 pm - Local Interactive Workshops 

3:00 pm - Break

3:15 pm - Local Interactive Workshops

4:45 pm - Break

5:00 pm - Plenary Speakers*

6:15 pm - Dinner

7:30 pm - Keynote Event (TBD)

*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

11:00 am - Buddy Brunch 

12:30 pm - Plenary Speakers*

2:00 pm - Break

2:15 pm - Local Interactive Workshops

3:15 pm - Break

3:30 pm - Local Interactive Workshops

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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