Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) Events in the Bay Area Start This Week


Bonnie DeVarco, NextNowNetwork co-founder, has been very involved with BFI and will be presenting at the Bioneers intensive:

The Buckminster Fuller Institute is proud to take part in a series of upcoming events in and around the San Francisco Bay Area. This series of networking events will feature projects from the Buckminster Fuller Challenge and opportunities to meet BFI staff and team members. Full descriptions for each event are below, further details are forthcoming:

BFI at Long Now Foundation
September 15th, 2010
6 – 8 pm (time subject to change)
Long Now Foundation – San Francisco, CA (map)

Meet members from Bioneers, The Long Now Foundation, and BFI for an evening reception and preview of the upcoming BFI intensive at the Bioneers Conference entitled “Architecting the Future”. The event is free and open to the public, please rsvp here

Zero1 Festival
September 16-19, 2010
Reception: Sept. 17, 5:30 – 8 pm
360 South Market Street, San Jose, CA

Entries to the Buckminster Fuller Challenge and Idea Index 1.0 will be featured in an exhibition in conjunction with the Zero1 Festival. Held in the heart of Silicon Valley, the Biennial seeks to inspiring creativity at the intersection of art, technology, and digital culture. With this year’s theme being “Build Your Own World” the featured exhibition is a perfect match. The event is free and open to the public, please rsvp here.

Pre-Bioneers BFI Member reception
October 13th, 2010
6 – 8 pm
Autodesk Gallery – San Francisco, CA (map)

Join fellow members of the Bay Area BFI network for this special event with the BFI board & staff and the faculty of the Architecting the Future intensive at Bioneers (see below). The event is free and open to the public, please rsvp here

Bioneers Intensive: Architecting the Future
October 14th, 2010
9 am – 5 pm
Marin Center – San Rafael, CA

Following the success of our Washington D.C. event (June 2010) of the same name, this day long intensive will focus on the groundbreaking efforts of today’s design pioneers working to solve complex problems by paying attention to the big picture, recognizing synergies, and harnessing the principles of nature to “make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone.” This hands-on day will feature keynotes, interactive sessions and presentations by distinguished Challenge entrants, along with Jay BaldwinKirk Bergstrom,David McConvilleBonnie DevarcoJaime Snyder and Elizabeth Thompson.

Full program details are still forthcoming. More information and registration here.

Bioneers Conference Panel Session
October 15th, 2010
4:30 – 6 pm
Marin Center – San Rafael, CA

Join BFI executive director Elizabeth Thompson in a lively presentation of breakthrough solutions. With: Greg Watson, Senior Advisor for Clean Energy Technology for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs; 2010 Challenge Finalists; and others TBA.
More information and registration here.