Convene Great Virtual Meetings

14 years ago we pioneered the virtual Art of Convening Training. Way back before Skype or Zoom. We have learned a thing or two.
We've learned that virtual meetings don't have to be a waste of time. In fact, they can be more valuable than face to face meetings. They are an inexpensive way to get people together: no travel costs and readily available technology.

Unleash your team’s EQ with the power of convening: learn how the skills of inner game of being a convener can shift the culture of your team, department or organization to full-on commitment. Each step of the way is a journey into personal and professional learning and application of the technology of relationships.
We'd love to work with you. Please join us!

BIONEERS: Annual Conference 2017

Founded in 1990 in Santa Fe, New Mexico by social entrepreneurs Kenny Ausubel and Nina Simons, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges. A celebration of the genius of nature and human ingenuity, Bioneers connects people with breakthrough solutions and each other.

Our acclaimed annual national and local conferences are complemented by extensive media outreach including an award-winning radio series, book series, and role in media projects such as Leonardo DiCaprio’s film The 11th Hour. Our programs further focus on Women’s Leadership, Indigenous Wisdom, Community Resilience Networks, and Leadership Development and Youth.


Join In! Regular Monthly Accelerator Stand Up Calls

Collective Impact Projects allow the community come together to address shared challenges and identify opportunities for collaborative solutions. The On-Going Group Communication CIP was charged with identifying the optimal resource for communication among program managers to enable more effective collaboration. The open question raised during the Co-Hosted Session at SOCAP15 was: “Should we consolidate our disparate conversations and more effectively communicate between accelerators?”


We are excited to announce the launch of a two-part solution:

  1. Regular monthly half-hour Stand Up Accelerator Calls through; paired with 
  2. An always-available GoogleGroup listserv called Accelerating the Accelerators Connection.

The vision is for a vital resource and on-going connection for peer support.  These are some of the areas of collaboration that came up in our first call:

  • Identifying tried-and-true advice on solutions, tools, resources, best practices;
  • Introductions for face-to-face meetings particularly when planning a trip; and
  • Drawing attention to interesting developments in the social enterprise space looking six months out.

These calls help to instill strong sense of community and bolster online engagement. The inaugural call saw enthusiastic participation of eleven attendees and an engaging discussion led by Ryan Ross of Halcyon Incubator. You can find the notes here


We are looking forward to the next call on Wednesday April 27th at 8 a.m. PDT. If you and/or someone you know is interested in joining, please email Kelly Stenhoff and she will sign you up for the AtA Connection group and send you a Google Calendar invitation.