biodynamic farming & gardening * soil * seeds * social justice * animal husbandry * economics * research * health & spirit * community & culture
Wednesday, Nov. 20: on-farm field days & in-depth workshops
Thursday, Nov. 21: intensives, opening keynote, & celebration
Friday, Nov. 22 - Sunday, Nov. 24: keynotes, 40+ breakout workshops, interactive conversations, music, art, & delicious local Biodynamic® and organic food
Become a Member & Save!
ALL Biodynamic Association members receive a discount on conference registration. Join now to receive 10-20% off, depending on your membership level - and also enjoy immediate electronic access to the quarterly Biodynamics journal, discounts on webinars and online courses, and invitations to Member Conversation Salons. Membership is now on a sliding scale, starting at just $5!
Scholarships & Volunteering
Applications for conference scholarships and volunteer positions will be posted here when available. We anticipate that we will begin accepting volunteer applications in June.
Gain Knowledge & Inspiration
From "Good Grief" to "Good Mind": Illuminating the Constellations of Reciprocal Relationship with Land, Self, and Stars
with Stephanie Morningstar and Çaca Yvaire
Developing Experiential Awareness of the Relationship Between the Heavens and Earth
with Michael D'Aleo
Black Faith Matters: The Spirit Ecology of African Agrarianism
with Leah Penniman
Relating Within the Being of the Farm Individualityividuality
with Megan Durney, Mac Mead, Gunther Hauk, and Alex Tuchman
70+ Field Days, Pre-Conference Workshops, 3-Day Themed Workshops, and Breakout Workshops
Explore learning opportunities such as....
with Jean-Paul Courtens, Claudia Knab-Vispo, and Conrad Vispo
The Spiritual Foundation of Biodynamics
with John-Scott Legg, Alex Tuchman, and Sherry Wildfeuer
Encompassing Fairness and Social Justice in Demeter Standards
with Elizabeth Henderson, Joseluis Ortiz, and Steffen Schneider
Microdynamics: Small-Scale Biodynamics
with Stewart Lundy
Featuring 80+ presenters, such as....
Production Gardener at Avena Botanicals
Founder of Spikenard Farm and Author of Toward Saving the Honeybee
Founder of Compostas del Duero and Treasurer of Impulso Biodinamico de México
Farmer at Lost Nation Orchard and Author of The Apple Grower and The Holistic Orchard
Full lists to be posted soon!
Spanish to English interpretation and translation of select workshops will be available at the conference.
Ofreceremos interpretación de inglés a español en talleres seleccionados de la conferencia.
We are a family-friendly conference and encourage children to participate, with workshops for children ages 6-14 and childcare for children up to age 5. Check out the options in our children's program.
CONTRIBUTE TO THE PROGRAM
Research Posters: We are welcoming proposals for research posters. Are you carrying out biodynamic-related research as part of your farming or gardening work or as an academic? Do you have research observations, results, ideas, questions or innovations to share? Submit your poster proposal here.
Special Events: Would you like to contribute a performance to the social space? We are currently accepting applications here.
2019 CONFERENCE RECORDINGS
2019 conference recordings, made possible by the generous support of Connoils (link is external) and Stacy Peterson, will be available for purchase.
Connect & Share
Connect and share with the biodynamic community at exhibits, during interactive conversations, and at the research poster session.
Sponsor or Exhibit: Engage and increase your visibility with the biodynamic community while strengthening the vitality of biodynamics! Contact Penny Molina at firstname.lastname@example.org or (262) 649-9212 x7 to learn more.
Join us at the historic Sagamore Resort on beautiful Lake George in the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York. The Sagamore offers a beautiful and unique setting with easy access to nature in the midst of the conference. Pre-conference field days will also take participants to farms in the Hudson Valley.
Lodging: Discounted hotel rooms are available for reservation now. See our Location page for more information about how to reserve a room, as well as connect with others for room sharing (coming soon).
Getting There: The Sagamore is located on the southern end of Green Island in Lake George, in the Adirondack Mountains north of Albany and near the Vermont border. The area is served by the Albany International Airport. Find out more about options for transportation on our Getting There page, as well as ride share options (coming soon).
Enjoy delicious local, Biodynamic®, and organic food during conference meals and snack breaks.
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Thank you to our conference photographer, Broken Banjo Photography (link is external).