2nd annual Central Coast Bioneers conference in San Luis Obispo Oct 14-16

Central Coast Bioneers brings speakers, activities to San Luis Obispo
Registration now open for popular October conference

San Luis Obispo, CA — Bioneers, a popular annual conference held for 21 years in Marin County, will be represented locally at the second annual Central Coast Bioneers conference in San Luis Obispo. Central Coast Bioneers is a project of Ecologistics, Inc., a local non-profit agency dedicated to finding breakthrough solutions for people and planet.

Registration is now open for the conference, held October 14, 15 and 16, 2011 at the San Luis Obispo Vet’s Hall. Attendees can choose to attend all offerings over the 3 day event, or select from weekend, single day, select field trips and events or “sampler pass” options. Student pricing is also available.

Bioneers is a gathering of scientific and social innovators who have demonstrated visionary and practical models for restoring the Earth and communities. The San Rafael conference regularly draws thousands of attendees.

Central Coast Bioneers is a licensed Bioneers beaming site. That means the presentations of leading social and scientific innovators speaking at the Bioneers conference in San Rafael will be transmitted live to Central Coast attendees. Sixteen of the world’s brightest social entrepreneurs, scientists, NGO leaders, women leaders, educators, indigenous leaders and others will present brand new, cutting- edge ideas for making communities strong and resilient.

The “beamed” content is just the beginning. Central Coast Bioneers also presents live, on-site speakers, hands-on workshops and local field trips designed to address regional interests.

People such as best-selling author Gail Sheehy and Jason McClellan, international thought-leader in the green architecture movement will be in San Luis Obispo for lectures and book signings.

Twenty-five speakers and panelists will share their expertise at local afternoon workshops and presentations. Topics include green gardening, the dangers of water privatization, keeping our food supply local and sustainable, lessons to help consumers & green business owners avoid “greenwashing,” conservation of the Salinas River corridor, and many more.

There will be demonstration projects and field trips related to aquaculture, green building and storm water conservation. There will also be yoga and a seed exchange.

Live beamed presentations will feature sixteen well-known speakers, including Philippe Cousteau, Gloria Steinem, Chinese journalist and award-winning filmmaker John Liu, and Amory Lovins, Chairman and Chief Scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute.

The founders of Ecologistics, Inc., presenters of Central Coast Bioneers, were inspired by the people and messages at Bioneers conferences they attended in Marin County. As Central Coast residents, they knew people in the counties of Monterey, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara would enjoy sharing this kind of energy and inspiration with members of their own region.

Registration and more information about Central Coast Bioneers, speakers and topics is available at their website, http://www.ecologistics.org/centralcoastbioneers/ or by calling (805) 548-0597.

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