Speakers

Below are some of our speakers, workshop presenters, and facilitators… with more being added every day. Click on “Read More” to see their bio and workshop at the Convergence.


 

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Aaron Lehmer-Chang

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Aaron is the Chief Operations Officer (COO) of House Kombucha, a community-based startup. He also co-founded Bay Localize, a local …

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Al Weinrub

Al Weinrub

Al Weinrub is Coordinator of the Local Clean Energy Alliance (LCEA), the Bay Area’s largest clean energy coalition. The LCEA, …

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Alejandra Liora Adler

Liora (Alejandra Liora Adler) has been active in the field of social permaculture, with a focus on community and event …

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Alfonso Jaramillo

Alfonso Jaramillo is co-founder of Drought Smart, a Bay Area rainwater catchment and greywater re-use systems worker-owned cooperative. Alfonso has …

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Alison Wood

Alison Wood is a mother, student, community herbalist and devoteé of the wild. She is passionate about sustainable, off-the-grid community …

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Alli Chagi-Starr

Alli Chagi-Starr is a creative change maker, alliance builder and cultural organizer. She is the Director of ArtiVISTA Productions and …

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Amber Bieg

Amber is a philosopher-inventor-ecogeek with a passion for ethical finance and a mission to create a thriving future for everyone. …

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Andrej Loncar

Andrej Loncar

Andrej Loncar works with groups, individuals, organizations, and families on the discovery of the complex function systems of the divine …

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Andrew Langford

Andrew Langford is the co-president Of Gaia University. Andrew is an unusualist, a possibilist and a lover of small-scale living …

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Annahata Combi

Annahata Combi is an artist, yoga teacher, herbalist, filmmaker, permaculturalist and aspiring musician who grew up in in a international …

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Antonio Roman-Alcalá

Antonio is a dedicated student and teacher of urban sustainability, working primarily in agriculture, food systems, and social justice-driven community organizing.  His …

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Ayako Nagano

Ayako Nagano is an attorney, entrepreneur and a community organizer. Ayako is a frequent volunteer at Transition Berkeley and the …

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Aysha Massell

Aysha Massell, MS in Environmental Engineering, is co-founder of Drought Smart, a worker-owned cooperative focusing on  affordable water reuse and …

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Betsy Morris

Betsy Morris

Betsy Morris, PhD, is founder/CEO of Planning for Sustainable Communities. She has been a regional and community economic development planner, …

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Bonnie Borucki

Bonnie Borucki has been a member of Transition Berkeley since 2011 and active in helping to organize crop swaps, movie …

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Brandi Mack

Brandi Mack

Brandi Mack is a mother, holistic health educator, therapeutic massage therapist, and permaculture designer. She holds a bachelor’s degree in …

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Brock Dolman

Brock Dolman

Brock Dolman is nationally recognized as a leading permaculture educator and innovative design consultant. He is co-­founder and program director …

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Bryant Terry

Bryant Terry is a 2015 James Beard Foundation Leadership Award-winning chef, educator, and author renowned for his activism to create …

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Calgary Brown

Calgary manages innovative shared spaces and builds ecosystems where communities can flourish. She is currently the Operations Manager at Impact …

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Cameron Meeks

Cameron Meeks is the founder of Myriad Mycology LLC and director of current operations. Cameron presently manages 2 fungal sterile …

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ChoQosh Auh’Ho’Oh

ChoQosh Auh’Ho’Oh was named by the Seneca and Chumash elders. She is herself an elder of Coastal Native Indian descent. …

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Christina Oatfield

Christina Oatfield is the Policy Director at the Sustainable Economies Law Center where she works with a diverse array of …

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Colin Miller

Colin is the Co-Director for Bay Localize co-leading organizational management and development, and managing programs of the Local Clean Energy …

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Corrine L. Van Hook

Corrine is the Co-Director for Bay Localize co-leading organizational management and development. She also manages communications and outreach. As a …

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