Reflections on our Bioneers Launch Party

We kicked off Bioneers on Monday night in Seattle with our launch event at Impact Hub Seattle – and it was a huge success!

About 100 people joined us for the evening, which included incredible food, dynamic Ignite talks, and facilitated small-group dailogue to step deeper into each of the presented topics.

The food was otherworldly. Our food partner, Homegrown Sustainable Sandwich Shop, delivered a nutritious and mouthwateringly tasty assortment of sandwiches, salads, and cookies, all served with compostable service-ware and delivered in reusable wooden bins!

The Ignite talks were delivered by a dynamic group of local leaders including former Mayor of Seattle, Mike McGinn, with topics that spanned a wide range of cutting-edge work. After the talks, the all-volunteer Bioneers design team facilitated a series of concurrent small-group breakout conversations, which served to deepen the dialogue.

The night ended with the announcement of an on-going, monthly, Bioneers Learning Community in Seattle, which will help strengthen the Bioneers network and move all of the inspiring ideas from the annual conference into meaningful actions in our communities. To learn more, email bioneers@whidbeyinstitute.org.

We couldn’t be more excited to kick off the Whidbey Island Bioneers Conference a week from today!

With joy and anticipation,

Dan and the Team

October 31, 2014

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