2023 Cascadia Summit: Recorded Presentations

2023 Cascadia Bioregional Summit Nov 3-11

The Cascadia Bioregional Summit happened November 3rd through 12th, using this website and Zoom.  It was a capstone for our Regenerate Cascadia Activation Tour and Summit. The first weekend was a “Festival of What Works”. An opportunity for everyone throughout the Cascadia bioregion or our bioregional community to share a lesson or work they are doing is essential for other people to know or emulate. During the following week, in the evening time, we shared “Watershed Organizing”. The final weekend was a Cascadia UnConference, an open space gathering where people interested in growing the idea of Regenerate Cascadia gathered around themed topics they find important. In total, there were 47 presentations and workshops, with nearly 200 people in attendance, and was the first time that people from the activation tour got to come together, see each other, share about their amazing work, and learn from others.

All videos and recordings can be found on the Cascadia Department of Bioregion YouTube channel 

Friday Night Opening Ceremony with Clare Attwell, Brandon Letsinger and Jay Bowen.

Saturday Morning Opening Session with Joe Brewer

Water, Earth’s Blood with Brian Kerkvliet and Inspiration Farms

ProSocial World with Anna Purpera


The Resilient Communities Project with Brad Smith

Cascadia Field Guide: Art, Ecology and Poetry with Elizabeth Bradfield

Moving from project silos to collaborative systems with Clare Strawn

Working with the Land: Principles & Practices for Regenerating Cascadia with Janaki Kilgore

Cascadian Earthquake Resilience: A Bioregional Regeneration Strategy

The Poetics of Decolonial Cascadia & Zen with Paul Nelson and Jason Wirth

Salish Sea Island Climate Collaborative Proposal with David Haskell

Energy and Permaculture with David MacLeod


Music as a fun and effective tool for environmental healing and peace with Sharon Abreu

5 Minute Lightning Talk: Transition Lopez with Henning Sehmsdorf


How do we Regenerate Cascadia? Bioregional Activation Tour Presentations (Live)

From October 1-30th, we traveled around Cascadia working to activate watershed core teams. Our presentations are one hour long and have an intentional arc, starting with the seriousness of the problem, establishing why working in bioregional frameworks is the only realistic pathway forward, and then laying out our vision for Regenerate Cascadia, a tapestry of projects working in every watershed, ecoregion and bioregion for the regeneration of our planet. 

Where possible we livestreamed these events, and when time permits, will be working to upgrade the quality of these video’s to using the recorded audio and video.

Presented in partnership with the Joe Brewer, Penny Heiple, Steven Morris and the Design School for Regenerating Earth, as well as Clare Attwell, Brandon Letsinger, and a core team of more than 150 local organizers in 14 communities throughout the Salish Sea and Willamette Valley.

Regenerate Cascadia is a long-term vision and process that works with on-the-ground communities to design and implement new governance, ecology, and economy frameworks for the regeneration and health of our bioregion.

In each location, we did our best to record a high-quality recording and live stream of Joe’s presentation and the Q&A sessions. The live streams are on our YouTube channel, but we will be working to upload high-quality recordings as we can.

Regenerate Cascadia Information Session with Clare Attwell and Brandon Letsinger

Leading up to the Cascadia Activation Tour and Summit Clare Attwell and Brandon Letsinger hosted an Info Session every Thursday evening.