Here's the scoop:
Their second annual conference features three afternoons of interactive community activities in downtown Ithaca and at Ithaca College, designed to engage and empower local participants of many ages to take on climate change, sustainable municipal planning, and the authentic expression of each person as a change agent, ready for action. The national Bioneers Conference plenary sessions are screened at Cinemapolis each morning, with additional day and evening events at nearby locations.
For details on speakers and event locations, visit Finger Lakes Bioneers (http://www.wemakeourfuture.org) or call Sustainable Tompkins at (607) 216-1552. Tickets are only $15/day for the morning and afternoon events. Evening events are free or require modest fees.
Friday October 22, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm: Breakfast with the Bioneers at Cinemapolis, 120 E. Green St. Bagels and beverages welcome you to a morning screening of the national Bioneers Conference first-day plenary speakers: James Hansen, John Francis, Jessy Tolkan, Mallika Dutt and Gary Hirshberg. Speaker profiles at www.Bioneers.org site. ($5 entry fee or free to registered conference participants.)
Friday October 22, 11:30 am: Grab some lunch downtown and head to the Women’s Community Building, 100 Seneca Street, Ithaca, to join our sponsors -- Tompkins County Climate Protection Initiative, Cayuga Medical Center and ASI Renovations -- in welcoming Doug Coward, a St. Lucie County commissioner in Florida, who will talk about the green economy revolution underway on the Treasure Coast. (Free to registered conference participants.)
Friday October 22, 1:30 5:30 pm: The Climate Change Game, Women’s Community Building. This role-playing game was developed by Medard Gabel for students, for you, and for the entire family. Will the Status Quos or the Game Changers prevail? Can reductions be negotiated? The clock is ticking! Come play! ($10 entry fee or free to registered conference participants.)
Friday October 22, 5:30-7:30 pm: Reception and Presentation, Wildfire Lounge, 106 S. Cayuga St. The Sustainable Enterprise and Entrepreneur Network (SEEN) will host a reception, followed by a presentation by Scott Hamilton and Ravi Walsh on the “Paradigm Shift Behind the Triple Bottom Line.” Learn how mindfulness and self-inquiry can lead us toward action in support of social, ecological, and financial success for our business and family, community and planet. ($5/SEEN members, $10/non-members.)
Friday October 22, 8 - 10 pm: Finger Lakes Bioneers Salon at Wildfire Lounge -- Re-Imagining Water: An Evening of Water Wisdom and Art. Watch Mara Alper’s curated films, animations and interviews, Helena Cooper’s riveting close-up photographs of water, with music by Joe Smellow, John Dean and Caroline Manring.
Saturday October 23, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm: Breakfast with the Bioneers at Cinemapolis. Bagels and beverages welcome you to a morning screening of the national Bioneers Conference’s second-day plenary speakers: Elizabeth Lindsey, Peter Warshall, Mary Gonzales, John Warner, Andy Lipkis. ($5 entry fee or free to registered conference participants.)
Saturday October 23, 9:30 am - 1 pm: What Price Development? A free conference from the Cayuga Lake Watershed Network, at the Unitarian Church Annex, corner of Aurora and Buffalo Streets, Ithaca. Speakers, panel discussion, refreshments: Bill Kappel, Hydrofracking and municipal decision-making; Susan Riha, Stormwater runoff in a changing climate; Liz Moran, Status Update: Dredging Cayuga Inlet for Recreational Access and Flood Control. (No charge.)
Saturday October 23, 1:30 - 5 pm: Tompkins Transitions, a role-playing game for the entire community, based on life in Ithaca and Tompkins County. Women’s Community Building. Solve today's problems with the future in mind in a real life board game focused on the issues and players in Tompkins County. ($10 entry fee or free to registered conference participants.)
Saturday October 24, 8 - 10 pm: Water Speaking Water, a multimedia experience combining concert performance by Jayne Demakos and Ephemera with video and nature imagery by Lang Elliott and
David O. Brown. Women’s Community Building.
Sunday October 24, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm: Breakfast with the Bioneers at Cinemapolis. Bagels and beverages welcome you to a morning screening of the national Bioneers Conference’s final-day plenary speakers: Lynne Twist, John A. Powell, Gloria Feldt, Anthony Cortese, Jane Goodall.
Sunday October 24, 1:30 - 6 pm: Awakening the Dreamer Symposium, Emerson Suites in Philips Hall, Ithaca College. This inspiring multimedia, interactive experience was created by the Pachamama Alliance to help North Americans awaken to the reality of our shared stewardship of a jewel of a planet, and a future where our intelligence and love of life can be expressed through creative re-design of our economy, our way of life, and our relationships. ($10 entry fee or free to registered conference participants.)
Sunday October 24, 7:00 8:30 pm: Share Tompkins Service Swap Meet, TC Workers Center, above Autumn Leaves on the Commons, Ithaca. This event offers a chance to barter with others for services such as photography, accounting, health care and anything else that attendees have to offer. Come and find out more. (No charge.)
Registration is ongoing until Thursday, Oct.21 at www.wemakeourfuture.org --- tickets are only $15/day for morning and afternoon activities!