Bioneers cancels 2020 live conference
Sad, but not surprised is how we received the news from Kenny Ausubel and Nina Simons that, given the world situation, they are cancelling their live conference for the first time in 30 years. Below is an excerpt of the letter we received with this information. What does this mean for Central Coast Bioneers? The team at National Bioneers is keeping us informed and once we know what their plans are and how the local sites will be included, we will let you know.
For the health and safety of us all, we’ve concluded that we need to suspend the 2020 Bioneers conference. Between the unknown timelines of both the coronavirus and the current economic reality, postponing the event sooner rather than later feels like the right thing to do. For so many of us, the gathering is the most inspiring, soul-nourishing and catalytic moment in our yearly cycle, and we most certainly aim to be back in 2021 for a powerful reunion. And the work does not stop in between, to say the least.
At this inflection point of transformative systems crash that, as Bioneers, we all knew was inevitable, now more than ever it’s vital that we spread the voices of the Bioneers far and wide. As it turns out, we’re well fitted to meet this moment.
Bioneers at heart has long been a media company. We were already in process to expand our digital presence to include new live and interactive online events, and now we’re accelerating that process. We’re also exploring adaptive versions of an online “conference” later in the year. There’s no one-to-one replacement of the live act but there are creative and innovative ways to maintain and deepen our connections virtually that hold great promise and may well expand the reach of the conference experience far beyond the thousands who gather in California each year.