North American Biodynamic Conference
The North American Biodynamic Conference brings together 700-1000 farmers, gardeners, educators, students, activists, entrepreneuers, and others interested in biodynamics from across the continent — and beyond. The largest biodynamic gathering on this continent, this conference offers an unparalleled opportunity to connect, learn, question, share, and explore over the course of five days of programming.
Anyone from beginners to long-time biodynamic practitioners can learn in a variety of ways, including on-farm field days, intensive pre-conference workshops, inspiring keynote presentations, and breakout workshops on biodynamic principles and practices, economy and marketplace, community, health, research, social justice, spirituality, and more. Special events provide many opportunities for connection, conversation, and celebration.
Photos by Trav Williams/Broken Banjo Photography
2020 Online Biodynamic Conference
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2020 Online Biodynamic Conference
November 12-15, 2020
We are pleased to announce that the Biodynamic Association will be hosting an online gathering from November 12-15, 2020, which will incorporate some of the elements of the in-person North American Biodynamic Conferences you have come to love, and some new elements that are only possible when we are each still at home, wherever we live, when we gather. While the full place-based experience of our past and future conferences cannot be replicated virtually, we are excited about the opportunities possible in gathering in a different way this year.
This November, look forward to inspiring keynote speakers, interactive small-group conversations, three-day themed workshops, virtual exhibits, and updates and opportunities to engage with the unification of the Biodynamic Association and Demeter USA toward the formation of the new Biodynamic Demeter Association. You can look forward to engaging with the land where you live and connecting with fellow biodynamic community members in your local region before, during, and after our online gathering.
This year, our online gathering will initiate the theme of Seeding the Spirit of Stewardship: Climate, Agriculture, and Community, which we will continue to carry together until we gather in person again in November 2021 in Westminster, Colorado. Earlier this year, our conference advisory committee had discussed the idea of a two-year theme, and the current circumstances of an online conference leading up to an in-person conference seem ripe for the longer and deeper exploration of the theme.
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We look forward to gathering with you across distance!
2021 Biodynamic Conference
Join us in November 2021 near Boulder, Colorado!
Now, more than ever, our world needs biodynamic practices and principles. At the Biodynamic Association, we are committed to providing engaging, inspiring education and community-building opportunities that are both meaningful and safe. With that in mind, we are postponing the 2020 in-person North American Biodynamic Conference in Colorado until November 2021 and developing alternative possibilities for our community to connect, learn, and share across distance this November.
We recognize how tremendously fulfilling an in-person conference experience is for those who attend, and how much it means for the biodynamic community to come together. We will miss connecting with old and new friends this year, and we’ll look forward to gathering in person next year, November 10-14, 2021, at the Westin in Westminster, CO.
If you have workshop ideas you'd like to share at our 2021 Biodynamic Conference or research you'd like to present, we are now accepting proposals and will continue to do so until January 2021. To submit your ideas and learn more about the process, please click here.
From November 20 to November 24, the Sagamore Resort in the Adirondacks of Upstate New York hosted more than 650 farmers, gardeners, educators, students, activists, entrepreneurs, and others from the region, across the United States, and around the world. The beautiful setting inspired reflection and reverence as a warm and vibrant community coalesced over the course of the five days — engaging, exploring, sharing, questioning, learning, and connecting. Our minds and hearts were opened, our souls and spirits were nourished, and our wills were strengthened to continue the sacred work of stewarding land, growing food, and cultivating relationships with Earth, cosmos, and community.
Photo by Trav Williams/Broken Banjo Photography