Kenny Ausubel, Co-CEO & Founder of Bioneers, is an award-winning social entrepreneur, author, journalist and filmmaker. Bioneers is a nationally recognized nonprofit dedicated to disseminating practical and visionary solutions for restoring Earth’s imperiled ecosystems and healing our human communities. Kenny launched the annual Bioneers Conference in 1990 with his producing partner and wife, Nina Simons, Bioneers co-founder.
The Bioneers Conference attracts more than 3,000 people each year to the national conference in San Rafael, California, and is beamed by satellite simulcast to close to 20 localized Bioneers conferences across the US and Canada to another 10,000 attendees.
Kenny serves as executive producer of the Bioneers plenary series airing on Free Speech TV and Link TV. He acted as a central advisor to Leonardo DiCaprio’s feature documentary The 11th Hour, and appears in the film.
Kenny co-founded the national company Seeds of Change in 1989 and served as CEO until 1994 to restore “backyard biodiversity” into the food web through marketing organic, biodiverse heirloom seeds to gardeners.
Previously he produced several documentary films about alternative medicine including the award-winning feature documentary film Hoxsey: How Healing Becomes a Crime about the medical politics surrounding the suppression of promising unconventional cancer therapies. Kenny founded and operates Inner Tan Productions, a feature film development company, and has written two screenplays. He attended Yale and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia University in 1972. He lives in the mountains outside Santa Fe, New Mexico with Nina and their two dogs.
The story of today’s battle is above all the battle of the story. As human beings, we’re hard-wired for story, and when our story conflicts with the facts, we tend to stick with our story. Ausubel discusses how people around the world are working to help birth the transformation to a new story.