2011 Biomimicry Conference (San Diego Zoo)

Thu, 2011/04/14 - Sat, 2011/04/16
San Diego Zoo, CA

San Diego Zoo Global is pleased to announce the 3rd annual Biomimicry Conference in San Diego presented by mirasol®, a display innovation by Qualcomm. This two-day conference offers the opportunity to consider the solutions nature can offer. Come join leaders in business and innovation to learn about how biomimicry will transform your industry.


Thursday, April 14, 2–8 p.m.
San Diego Zoo
· Keynote Speaker, “Why Biomimicry, Why Now?”
· Rapid-fire sessions on new nature-based innovations
· Biomimicry bus tour of the San Diego Zoo
· Wine and networking reception
· Dinner and keynote speaker, “Biomimicry and a New Economy”
Friday, April 15, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Prado Ballroom, Balboa Park
· Keynote speakers on the potential of nature-inspired innovation
· Practical case studies of companies implementing biomimicry solutions
· Interactive workshops on biomimicry innovation, economics and design
· Closing reception and networking event
Saturday, April 16
· Post-conference tours and programs at San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park (families welcome)
Confirmed Speakers
· James Burke, award-winner science historian and host of the BBC series, “Connections”
· Robert Full, Chancellor’s Professor and CiBER Director, University of California, Berkeley
· Matt Mason, best-selling author of The Pirate’s Dilemma
· David Schenone, Innovation Director for Advanced Concepts at Nike
· Jane Fulton Suri, Managing Partner and Creative Director at IDEO
Current Attendees include representatives from, NASA, IDEO, Qualcomm, Procter & Gamble, InterfaceFLOR, Hallmark, WD-40 Company, Terrapin Bright Green, US Green Building Council San Diego, Washington University, the City of San Diego, CONNECT, BIOCOM, University of California San Diego, San Diego State University, Point Loma Nazarene University and University of San Diego.
Early registration: February 8 - $495

Regular registration: March 15 - $575
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