Attendee Information


Conference Schedule

Check the online schedule for the most current information. All room changes or other new information will be reflected here.

Keynote Update

Rowen White will be unable to participate in the conference due to the current wildfires in California. Our hearts are with her and all affected by these fires.

We are pleased to welcome Claudia J. Ford to the Saturday keynote panel, "Biodynamics, Indigeneity, and Social Justice".

Workshops by Day and Time

Workshops by Track


Children's Program Schedule & Workshops

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Discover the many ways to explore the theme of Transforming the Heart of Agriculture: Soil. Justice. Regeneration. 


4 on-farm field days (sold out)

12 pre-conference intensives

4 keynote panels featuring 11 inspiring speakers

62 breakout workshops across 3 days

80th Anniversary Celebration

Film screenings

Seed swap

Research poster session

Open space sessions and lightning talks

Workshops and activities for children


And so much more!

Walk-in registration is now open at the Red Lion on the River Jantzen Beach, Portland, Oregon.

Tickets are available for many Thursday pre-conference workshops, as well as full conference registration and day passes for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. View rates and registration information here.

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Transforming the heart of agriculture means transforming how we think about and work with the soil. Biodynamics is a holistic, ecological, and ethical approach to farming and gardening that offers practical tools and insights to help us bring renewed health and vitality to soil, as well as the plants, animals, and people who depend on it.


Transforming the heart of agriculture means transforming our human relationships. As we recognize the history and current reality of racism and other forms of oppression, how can we contribute to building equity, inclusion, and true community within and connected to agriculture? Explore diverse agriculture traditions, new relationships and collaborations, and innovative approaches to the social and economic dimensions of farming.


Transforming the heart of agriculture means leveraging a diversity of tools to regenerate our earth, our communities, and our spirits. How can biodynamics, regenerative agriculture, permaculture, organic, agroecology, holistic management, natural medicine, associative economics, and the many other movements for positive change work together, and what unique perspectives can biodynamics add to the conversation?

Learn, discuss, and build community this fall at the 2018 Biodynamic Conference.

Hear from 100+ inspiring and thought-provoking speakers


Learn practical skills and explore the principles of biodynamics and regenerative agriculture — whether you are new or experienced — in 60+ workshops


Join Us in the Beautiful Pacific Northwest

Our 2018 conference venue in Portland, Oregon is the Red Lion on the River - Jantzen Beach, uniquely situated on an island in the Columbia River. Meeting rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows with river and mountain views, plenty of natural light, and direct access to the waterfront. 

Our Getting There page will help you find your way to the conference whether you're coming by plane, car, train, or bus.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Thank you to all our conference sponsors and exhibitors

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