Become an Exhibitor

Exhibitor registration includes

  • 6′ table and two chairs (supply your own cover if needed)
  • Listing in the Northland Bioneers Conference event program (if registered by Sept. 15) and on the Northland Bioneers Conference website, including a link to your organizational website if you choose.
  • One weekend pass for booth attendants. (This weekend pass is transferable to accomodate multiple shifts, but is valid for only one attendant on site at any time. If you would like more than one booth attendant at a time, additional booth worker passes are $30 each and include full weekend access. Additional worker passes must be purchased prior to the start of the conference.)
  • Viewing by 300+ attendees from the Twin Cities metro, greater Minnesota, and the region.
  • Exhibitors donate a service or item to the Silent Auction, adding to their presence for conference attendees.


  • With on-site sales transactions: $200
  • Without on-site sales transactions: $100

Conference Schedule

Northland Bioneers Conference 2010

All plenary showings and keynote presentations took place in the John B. Davis Auditorium (JBD), lower level of the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center (CC); the bookstore and exhibits were on the 2nd floor of the same building. There were separate silent auctions on Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday, October 23.

7:45 AM8:208:359:1510:1510:3511:2012:401:202:203:254:255:005:40


7:00 – 9:00

Registration, Exhibits and Silent Auction open
Welcome and Introductions. Gene Artishon will give the opening blessing.
Plenary #1, Dr. John Francis, the Planet Walker, 22 years walking, 17 years in silence in behalf of the Environment and World Peace
Keynote #1, Dr. Massoud Amin, University of Minnesota, The Need for a Smart Electrical Grid
Break – exhibits and silent auction
Plenary #2, Jessica Rimington, “One World Youth Project”
Lunch – on or off campus, and Brown Bag Session (CC and JBD)
Plenary #3, Dr. Anthony Cortese, “Second Nature”, Greening Higher Education
Keynote #2, Dr. Roopali Phadke, Macalester College, Wind Power and Public Perception
Workshop Session #1 Please attend one of six workshops
Session #2 Macalester Campus Sustainability tour or Children’s Program-Teaching Compassion (Room 216)
Plenary #4, Dr. Elizabeth Kapu’uwailani Lindsey, National Geographic Ethnographic Rescue, Climate Change in the Pacific
Plenary #5, Dr. James Hansen, “Climate Change Policy”
Closing of Saturday silent auction and break for dinner
Intergenerational Reception and Networking. (Old Main 4th Floor)
PERMACULTURE ROUNDTABLE (JBD).The Permaculture Roundtable will include brief panel-style presentations from Bill and Rebecca Wilson, Paula Westmoreland, Daniel Halsey and others from the Permaculture Research Institute Cold Climate. There will be a chance for the audience to work in small groups in an “open space” format to discuss how to move permaculture principles into the mainstream and other topics.

Sunday, October 24

8:15 AM9:209:5510:0511:0511:2512:001:202:003:104:205:055:406:15 – 6:45

Registration Opens (JBD); Exhibits and Silent Auction opens (CC)
Plenary #6, Andy Lipkis, the Urban Forestry Movement
Entertainment break (JBD)
Keynote #3, “Summer of Solutions” and “Grand Aspirations,” college student-initiated and coordinated national programs for connecting and supporting students working for green jobs and clean energy, Timothy DenHerder-Thomas and others.
BREAK – silent auction and exhibits
Plenary #7, Dr. John Warner, “Green Chemistry” new approaches
LUNCH on or off campus, Brown Bag Session (CC, JBD)
Plenary #8, Malika Dutt, “Changing the Game, Media, Arts and Culture as Tools for Public Dialogue”
Keynote #4, Bill Wilson, Midwest Permaculture, “So, How Do We Build Permanent Cultures?”
Workshop Session or Macalester Campus Sustainability Tour
Plenary #9, John Powell, JD, Race, Ethnicity and Climate Change
Plenary #10, Dr. Jane Goodall, UN Messenger of Peace, “Hope for Animals and Their World”
Wrap-up and closing of Sunday conference (JBD)
Networking and silent auction closes


2010 Northland Bioneers Conference

Northland Sustainable Solutions presented:
5th annual Northland Bioneers Conference
 October 23-24, 2010
Macalester College, St. Paul, MN
This inspiring weekend is now a Twin Cities tradition!
Keynote lectures and panels given by local and regional experts
Workshops on relocalizing our food, solar and wind energy, many other topics
Exhibits by local businesses and non-profit groups
Presentations of national speakers pre-recorded at the 2010 San Rafael, CA, National Bioneers Conference
Keynotes by:
Dr. Massoud Amin, Director of Technology at the U of MN, Expert on the need for a  “smart” electrical grid in the U. S.
Dr. Roopali Phadke, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Policy and Politics at Macalester, whose research is on water issues and environmental awareness around the world
Timothy DenHerder-Thomas, 2009 graduate of Macalester, recipient of the Mario Savio award, founder of the national student group Summer of Solutions
Bill and Rebecca Wilson , Midwest Permaculture
(More information about our Keynote Speakers)
Plenary talks pre-recorded at the 2010 national Bioneers Conference and shown via DVD include Jane Goodall (UN Messenger of Peace), James Hansen (NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies), Andy Lipkis (Tree People), John Francis, the Planet Walker and others.
We need YOU to make the next successful conference!
Let’s put our heads and hearts together…
Together we will build a sustainable future for our forests, prairies, cities, towns, for ourselves, our children and their children
Yogiraj Charles Bates and Vonda Vaden Bates, partners in life and work, were the masters of ceremony. Their extensive approach in engaging people to collaborate and activate can be viewed at their website,
Our thanks go out to Macalester College, Tom Welna, Director of the High Winds Fund; Suzanne Savanick-Hansen, Director of the Sustainability Office at Macalester, and the Environmental Studies Department at Macalaster for hosting and assisting with this year’s conference.

Northland Sustainable Solutions

Northland Sustainable Solutions (NSS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded to inspire people to follow Nature’s lead in developing positive solutions and innovative strategies to the most pressing environmental and social issues of our day.

NSS produced the 2006, 2007 and 2009 Northland Bioneers Conferences, while a community of leaders formed an Ensemble, under V Creative’s umbrella, to serve the 2008 Northland Bioneers Conference.

Northland Sustainable Solutions is again producing the 2010 Northland Bioneers Conference.

You can contact Northland Sustainable Solutions at NSSminnesota(at)