The GLBD Conference was October 27-29, 2017

Thank you for a wonderfu event!

Locally Grown Lunch - Communing & Dining

Communing at Lunch


Bioneers (biological pioneers) is an annual conference, a movement and a way of life! National BIONEERS is in its 28th year and Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit in its 13th year! We are grateful for the ongoing growth of our relationships as Bioneers, inspired by your commitment and deeply appreciate the support of all who make this conference possible. Each year we welcome you to a weekend together celebrating and affirming the transformative work of so many in Detroit and SE Michigan.

When people come together as a learning community that contributes to discover new sustainable ways of being and share transformative ideas for the sake of the Commons, everyone benefits. Sharing your values, vision and actions to the new story can indeed change our future. The Thirteenth Annual Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit Conference will be a Bioneers Resilient Communities Network Event in which you can connect with engaged individuals making a real difference.


Main Feature

The Bioneers Conference is a leading-edge event where you can see tomorrow today: a future environment of hope. Social and scientific innovators focus on breakthrough solutions inspired by nature and human ingenuity. These visionaries are already creating the healthy, diverse, equitable and beautiful world we want to live in—our legacy for future generations and the web of life on which our lives depend.

We share recordings of these inspired speakers from the national Bioneers Conference.

Speaker during 2016 Conference

Speaker during 2016 Conference

Conference Highlights


Friday Morning Tours

First registered, first served

Tours included in registration fee

Lunch & conversation upon return

Youth Day

Friday is Youth Day at our GLBD Conference

7th-12th Grade Students & Teachers

Featuring Youth Learnshops:

Actions that witness to the truth


Will feed your soul

Affirm your work

Evoke your passion

Call you to action


It’s all alive. It’s all intelligent.
It’s all connected. It’s all relatives.