Meta Regionals


  • Serve as a source of support and development for the entire Burning Man Regional Network.
  • Uphold and review individual issues/complaints regarding Regional Contacts and activities.
  • Make recommendations for the Regional Contact Intake Process.
  • Contribute to the mentorship of new Regional Contacts.
  • Inspire leadership within the greater Burning Man community.
  • Provide feedback to HQ on Regional Network needs and representation.
  • Manage the voting process for Meta Regional seats.


Nominated by BURNING MAN HQ*

  1. Northwest/BC/Alaska: Kay Morrison (Seattle)
  2. CA-NV-AZ-HI: Ernest Belding (Los Angeles)
  3. Mid-South & New Mexico: Pat Wheaton (Austin)
  4. Rocky Mountains/SAS/ALB: Jackie LaTendresse (Saskatchewan)
  5. Great Lakes/Midwest/MAN/ONT: Jon “Groot” Groot (Chicago)
  6. Northeast/QUE/NB/NS: Peter Durand (Boston)
  7. Southeast: William “Sauce”  Funderburk    (North Carolina)
  8. International: Philipe “Filouz” Knafo (Paris)
  9. SF/Representative from Burning Man Regionals

*Seats 1-9 are nominated and placed by Burning Man HQ. These seats will belong to current Regional Contacts or Alumni in Good Standing.

Nominated by BURNING MAN HQ*

  1. Event production (expertise): Dave “Not that Dave” Koren (NYC)
  2. Civic (BWB style) Activities: Eric Griswold (Wisconsin)
  3. Social Alchemy (development and people skills): Cynthia “Cooky” Jones (Detroit)

*Seats 10-12 are placed by Burning Man HQ for the short term. Eventually these seats will be self- or peer-nominated by the Regional Network. These seats need not be a Regional Contact.

Nominated by Regional Network *

  1. Local Leader (a skilled person whose work will further the initiatives set forth by the committee): Danielle “Doxie” Kaltz (Detroit)

*This seat need not be a Regional Contact.

Meta Administrator

Jay “Everyman” Kennedy

Voting will occur at the annual Caucus. Inaugurations will occur at the Burning Man event.

Definitions of Regions/US States and Canada

  1. Northwest represents BC plus WA, AK, OR, ID
  2. CA-NV-AZ-HI
  3. Mid-South represents KY, TN, OK, MS, LA, AR, TX, & NM
  4. Rocky Mountain represents MT, ND, SD, NE, WY, CO, UT plus SAS & ALB
  5. Great Lakes & Midwest represents MI, OH, IN, IL, MO, KS, MN, IA, WI plus MAN & ONT
  6. Northeast represents QUE, NB & NS plus VT, ME, NH, NY, MA, CT, RI, DE, NJ, PA
  7. Southeast represents MD, DC, VA, WV, NC, SC, GA, FL, AL, & PR


Meta Regional Member has demonstrated extensive leadership experience in any of the following areas:

  • Organizational fu (non-profit or LLC or steering committee)
  • Community-building experience
  • Has outlasted or overcome local drama

Meta Regional Members will also be selected based upon:

  • Successful track record within the Regional Network
  • Maturity level
  • Peer respect