Conference Schedule

Wednesday, November 14 — Sunday, November 18


Wednesday, Nov. 14


7:30 - 8:30 am: Breakfast - Clark/Washington

7:30 am - 6:00 pm: Registration Open - Main Lobby

8:30 am - 5:30 pm: Full-Day Pre-Conference Workshops

12:30 - 1:30 pm: Lunch - Clark/Washington

6:00 - 7:30 pm: Dinner - Clark/Washington

7:00 - 9:00 pm: In Anticipation of the 100th Anniversary of Biodynamic Agriculture, How Do We Responsibly Present Its Spiritual-Scientific Foundations to the World? - Part 1 - Multnomah

7:30 - 9:30 pm: Film Screening of "Modified: A Food Lover's Journey into GMOs" - Clackamas


Thursday, Nov. 15


7:30 - 8:30 am: Breakfast - Grand Ballroom East

7:30 am - 6:00 pm: Registration Open - Main Lobby

8:30 am - 12:00 pm: Half-Day Pre-Conference Workshops

Collaborative Strategies for the Emerging Food Economy, Part 1 - Weyerhaeuser

Ecosystem Mimicry in Perennial Biodynamic Systems - Clackamas

In Anticipation of the 100th Anniversary of Biodynamic Agriculture, How Do We Responsibly Present Its Spiritual-Scientific Foundations to the World? - Part 2 - Multnomah

8:30 am - 4:30 pm: Full-Day Pre-Conference Workshops

Biodynamic Winemaking Intensive at Montinore Estates (SOLD OUT) - Bus leaves from Red Lion

Core Principles and Practices of Making and Using All of the Preparations - Clark

12:00 - 1:00 pm: Lunch - Grand Ballroom East

1:00 - 4:30 pm: Half-Day Pre-Conference Workshops

Advanced Biodynamics - Crown Zellerbach

Biodynamic Beekeeping - Clackamas

The Biodynamic Principles - Overton

Collaborative Strategies for the Emerging Food Economy, Part 2 - Weyerhaeuser

How Inner Development Affects Our Tasks on the Farm and in Community Life - Washington

Look Up to the Sky, Before You Look Down at Your Calendar! - Multnomah

4:00 pm: Silent Auction  and Bookstore open - Grand Ballroom

5:00 - 6:30 pm: Conference Opening, Welcome, and Keynote, "Transforming the Heart of Agriculture" with Ueli Hurter and Narendra Varma - Grand Ballroom West

6:30 - 8:00 pm: BDA 80th Anniversary Celebration - Grand Ballroom East

8:00 - 9:30 pm: SEED the STORIES short film premier and panel - Grand Ballroom West


Friday, Nov. 16

7:30 - 8:30 am: Breakfast - Grand Ballroom East

7:30 am - 7:30 pm: Registration Open - Main Lobby

7:30 - 8:15 am: Eurythmy: Moving the Forces of Life - Washington

7:30 - 8:15 am: Qigong - Hayden

8:00 am - 9:00 pm: Bookstore Open - Grand Ballroom

8:30 - 10:30 am: Keynote, "Biodynamics in Practice: Stories of Regeneration" with Nadine Basile, Anna Jones-Crabtree, and Wali Via - Grand Ballroom West

10:30 - 11:00 am: Break

11:00 am - 12:30 pm: Building a Vivid Picture for the Future of Biodynamics - Grand Ballroom West

12:00 - 6:00 pm: Exhibits - Hayden and Cafe

12:30 - 2:30 pm: Lunch - Grand Ballroom East

12:30 - 2:00 pm: Advance Film Screening: "The Biggest Little Farm" - Clark

1:00 - 2:00 pm: Connecting Farms and Land Opportunities with Farmers and Apprentices - Washington


Saturday, Nov. 17

7:30 - 8:30 am: Breakfast - Grand Ballroom East

7:30 am - 7:30 pm: Registration Open - Main Lobby

7:30 - 8:15 am: Eurythmy: Moving the Forces of Life - Washington

7:30 - 8:15 am: Qigong - Hayden

8:00 am - 9:00 pm: Bookstore open - Grand Ballroom

8:00 am - 6:00 pm: Exhibits - Hayden and Cafe

8:30 - 10:30 am: Keynote, "Biodynamics, Indigeneity, and Social Justice" with Orland Bishop, Jim Embry, and Rowen White - Grand Ballroom West

10:30 - 11:00 am: Introduction to Open Space - Grand Ballroom West

11:00 - 11:30 am: Break


Sunday, Nov. 18


7:30 - 8:30 am: Breakfast - Grand Ballroom East

7:30 - 8:15 am: Eurythmy: Moving the Forces of Life - Washington

7:30 - 8:15 am: Qigong - Hayden

7:30 - 9:30 am: Registration Open - Main Lobby

8:00 am - 1:00 pm: Bookstore Open - Grand Ballroom

8:30 - 10:00 am: Breakout Workshops

Biodynamic Preparations: A Dance between Community and Individuality - Weyerhaeuser

Biodynamics and Latinos: Healing Pathways from Farm Workers to Farm Owners - Overton

Ceremony for the Healing of the Earth - Washington

Farming with Empathy - Glisan

Integrating Sheep into Biodynamic Vineyard Management - Flanders

Mid- to Large-Scale Sustainable Medicinal Herb Farming - Lovejoy

Reclaiming the Urban Forest for Food, Medicine, and Healing: Indigenous Cultural Collaborations in the Portland Metro Area - Pettygrove

The Spiritual-Scientific Foundations of Biodynamic Agriculture, Part 2 - Pendleton

Wise Words from Biodynamic Pioneers of the Pacific Northwest - Crown Zellerbach

Working with a Biodynamic Planting Calendar - Grand Ballroom West

10:00 am: Silent Auction Results Announced

10:00 - 10:30 am: Break

10:30 am - 12:30 pm: Keynote, "Regenerating Soil, Food, and the Economy" with M. Karlos Baca, Bruno Follador, and Alisa Gravitz - Grand Ballroom West

12:30 - 1:00 pm: Conference Closing - Grand Ballroom West

1:00 - 2:00 pm: Lunch - Grand Ballroom East