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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Bioneers Return to the Central Coast

The Third Annual Central Coast Bioneers Conference will take place October 19-21 at the Monday Club in San Luis Obispo.


San Luis Obispo, CA – Bioneers is a gathering of scientific and social innovators who have demonstrated visionary and practical models for creating resilient communities and restoring the natural world.

Events are held simultaneously around the country, and the tri-county Central Coast Bioneers Conference is one of 23 sites that beam the national Bioneers Conference from the main stage in San Rafael. The popular event will include a lineup of 16 workshops, films and field trips in six major areas: renewable energy, food and farming, eco-preneurship and locanomics, green design, activism and social justice, and health, nature and spirit.

Presentations from internationally-known speakers from the Bioneers main stage in San Rafael will be transmitted live to Central Coast attendees. This year’s 13 speakers include Gretchen Daily, an award-winning pioneer in developing new approaches to harmonizing conservation and development, Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350.rg, Ai-Jen Poo, one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential global leaders of 2012, Ethan Nadalmann, founder and director of the Drug Policy Alliance and Paul Hawken, award-winning author of Natural Capitalism and The Ecology of Commerce.

Several field trips and events are being offered at this year’s conference. Participants can choose from a wide variety of activities including a trip to the Wildlands Conservancy’s Wind Wolves Preserve in western Kern County, a local Organic Farm Tour, an Extreme Green Car Show, and a presentation from students from the Midlands School, an award-winning “alternative” school.

Attendees can choose to attend all offerings over the 3-day event or select single day passes. Student pricing and scholarships are also available.

For more information or to register, go to centralcoastbioneers.org. Tickets are also available at AtMODsphere, 1119 Chorro Street, San Luis Obispo.

If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with a Central Coast Bioneers representative, please call Stacey Hunt at 805.548.0597 or email her at stacey@ecologistics.org.

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