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Saturday, October 22 • 9:34am - 9:59am
The Ultimate Symbiosis: Biomimicry as a Cooperative Inquiry

Introduction by Paul Hawken, author, activist, entrepreneur

Our species is finally turning toward other species for their embodied wisdom, borrowing these insights to solve challenges such as delivering nutrition in a way that nourishes both planet and people. Biomimicry author and visionary Janine Benyus will show how nature-inspired breakthroughs in agriculture are evolving from plant-focused “silver bullets” to system-savvy healing. She’ll give us a sneak preview of the amazing entries in the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge in food systems. She’ll explore how the “democratization of invention” is growing more biomimetic—as teams turn to nature together, in massive parallel, to discover a multitude of wild ideas that work together as a system. Cooperation, naturally enough, is the best way to learn from Life’s genius!

Workshop Speakers
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Paul Hawken

Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and author. Starting at age 20, he dedicated his life to sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. His practice has included starting and running ecological businesses, writing and... Read More →

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Janine Benyus

The Biomimicry Institute
Janine Benyus is a biologist, innovation consultant, and author of six books, including the seminal Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. Since the book's 1997 release, Janine, founder of The Biomimicry Institute, a nonprofit promoting education, and Biomimicry 3.8, the world's... Read More →

Saturday October 22, 2016 9:34am - 9:59am PDT
Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium (VMA)