The Leading Biomimicry Events Around the World πŸ“†

biomimicry events Jun 02, 2023

Are you looking for an inspiring, in-person biomimicry-related event? This is a list of keystone events this year from around the world to invite you into the world of biomimicry. The search is over, welcome to the list of extraordinary biomimicry-themed events in your country.

The Bioneers Conference
Revolution from the Heart of Nature

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Bioneers is an exceptional community of nature-inspired scientists and artists, green business innovators, philanthropists and economists, women leaders, writers and filmmakers, educators and students, social and racial justice advocates, and many, many more. It is well known for its contribution in Leonardo DiCaprio’s The 11th hour and boasts of its eminence as the winner of Japan’s Goi Peace Award, whose past recipients include Bill Gates, and scientist James Lovelock, of the Gaia Hypothesis. 

The annual Bioneers conference serves as a global platform to drive change for people and the planet, hosting plenary sessions by unsung heroic innovators, film screenings, community conversations, renditions and hands-on activities spanning a period of three days. So, if transformative innovation is on your mind, and you can’t wait to lead the transition from trodding over nature to looking up to it, this is your chance! 

🎯 What: The Bioneers Conference
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Where: Berkeley, California, USA
πŸ“† When: March 28 - 30, 2024
🧭 Website: Learn more about the Bioneers Conference here 


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The 8th edition brings the ‘Queens Event’ of biomimicry even closer to nature. The Biomim’expo already sets the bar for biomimicry and bio-inspiration events, and this year’s venue, Paris’ Floral Park, elevates the conversation to an even greater celebration of biomimicry and biodiversity. With no other event quite like it in the world, the Biomim’expo attracts biomimicry experts, practitioners and innovative cross-pollinators from diverse scientific disciplines and industries. Join the adventure to co-create visions and plans for building a bio-inspired future!

πŸŽ‰  What: Biomim'expo
πŸ‡«πŸ‡·  Where: Paris Floral Park, France
πŸ“†  When: 23 and 24th of May 2024
πŸ‘·‍♀️  Who’s it for: A meeting point between scientists, researchers, engineers, politicians, entrepreneurs, financiers, etc.; between biologists, physicists, chemists, urban planners, architects, ecologists, philosophers, sociologists, etc.; between large groups, start-ups, public bodies, schools, universities, research centres, etc., because exchange and multiculturalism are innovation accelerators.
🧭  Website: Book your ticket for the Biomim'expo here

Circularity 24 - Accelerating the Circular Economy

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As the leading convening of professionals building the circular economy, Circularity 24 offers thought-provoking keynotes, actionable breakouts, a solutions-oriented expo and unparalleled networking opportunities. This year's Circularity event features a variety of unique special programs, accelerator pitches, expos of real-world circularity projects, and an elevated attendee experience… and don’t forget about the after-party! 

⭕️ What: Circularity 24
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Where: Marriott Marquis, Chicago, USA
πŸ“† When: May 22 - 24, 2024
πŸ™‹‍♀️ Who’s it for: Professionals building the circular economy, leaders in the climate community, sustainability-focused professionals
πŸ’Έ  Price: $2,625 (USD at the time of writing)
🧭 Website:
Visit Circularity 24 

The Living Future Conference 2024 is an annual flagship event that showcases the leading edge in the movement for regenerative buildings, products, and organizations. This year, they're heading to Atlanta, GA on 

🌱 What: Living Future Conference 2024
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Where: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
πŸ“† When: The 7th to the 9th of May, 2024
πŸ™‹‍♀️ Who’s it for: Biomimics, architects, innovators and sustainability-focused professionals
🧭 Website: Visit the Living Future Conference here

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Conference on Architecture & Design

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If you are an architect or designer who aspires to take your creative output to the next level and create something truly unique and inspiring, then this gathering is one you’d never want to miss! Explore bold ideas with keynotes
& speakers focusing in and design and architecture. This conference hosts some of today’s biggest names, most influential practitioners, and leading voices that are changing the world and our work. The path to a regenerative design is now just a click away!

🎯  What: AIA24 - Conference on Architecture & Design
πŸ—ΊοΈ  Where: Washington, D.C, USA
πŸ“†  When: June 5 - 7, 2024
πŸ‘·‍♀️  Who’s it for: Architects, Town Planners and those working in the Built Environment
πŸ’Έ  Price: $99 to $1099 USD
🧭  Website: Register here


SOAK Biomimicry 2024


 Futurise with SOAK in Nature’s Learning Lab! During SOAK Biomimicry 2024 you will engage with nature directly and learn from her genius to address pressing challenges that humanity is facing at this time, such as the climate and biodiversity crises hitting the region of Karwendel in Tyrol, in particular, the local woodlands and forests.

The vision of SOAK Biomimicry 2024 is a) to motivate people to integrate Nature-inspired, regenerative concepts and actions for alleviating the climate and biodiversity crises in their own lives and environments and b) to empower them to demand, initiate, and contribute to the necessary sustainability actions in their spheres of influence. Co-develop ideas and design concepts for triggering a transformation in people’s ways of thinking and behaving through biomimicry—a philosophy and praxis for sustainable innovation inspired by Nature.

πŸ’¦  What: SOAK Biomimicry 2024 - Summer Academy
πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ή  Where: Tyrol, Austria
πŸ“†  When: 14 -20 July 2024
πŸŽ“  Who’s it for: Students, alumni and employees of educational institutions, with diverse levels of education, disciplines, generations and life experiences
🧭  Website: SOAK Biomimicry 2024

Living Machines Conference 2024

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Highlighting the most exciting research on biomimetics and biohybrid systems united by the theme of “living machines”. 

The development of future real-world technologies will depend strongly on our understanding and harnessing of the principles underlying living systems and the flow of communication signals between living and artificial systems. The conference theme also encompasses biomimetic methods for manufacture, repair, and recycling inspired by natural processes such as reproduction, digestion, morphogenesis, and metamorphosis. You’ll find scientific workshops and tutorials, a 3-day exhibition of research groups and companies, enjoy cocktails on the sea, and dine at a gala dinner in a nature-filled location… enjoying the scientific awards for papers and posters. Hosted at the Field Museum of Natural History - this is a stellar biomimicry event not to be missed! 

πŸ€–  What: Living Machines 2024
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ  Where: Chicago, Illinois, USA
πŸ“†  When: 8 - 11 July 2024
πŸ’Έ  Price: To be confirmed
🧭  Website: Learn more about Living Machines 2024 here

Discover Nature's Genius for Social Innovation


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Embark on a transformative seven-day immersion set against the breathtaking backdrop of Aotea, Great Barrier Island in New Zealand. The fields of social innovation and biomimicry will converge to explore the profound lessons nature offers for shaping a world characterized by adaptability, resilience, cooperation, and interconnectedness. This innovative approach, employed successfully by diverse organizations, from corporations to nonprofits and government entities, has proven effective in overcoming formidable challenges and revolutionizing how we approach change. This workshop is offered in partnership with Biomimicry for Social Innovation.

πŸ—ΊοΈ  What: Discover Nature’s Genius for Social Innovation
πŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ  Where: New Zealand
πŸ“†  When: November 8-14, 2024
πŸ™‹‍♀️  Who’s it for: Working professionals and university-level participants from all backgrounds and levels of experience with biomimicry.
πŸ’Έ  Price: Starting at $3,500
🧭  Website: Learn more about the Discover Nature's Genius for Social Innovation here

Biomimicry Workshop with Jamie Miller

Recreation for Innovation

Imagine spending your family vacation surrounded by the breathtaking views of the Bugaboo peaks of Canada, trekking alongside renowned TEDx speaker and founder of the consultancy Biomimicry Frontiers, Jamie Miller! This workshop brings your imagination to life! Heli-hiking to iconic landmarks, here you will have the opportunity to engage in enlightening conversations with the expert guide and uncover the remarkable patterns of nature along the way. So wait not to embark on this life-changing adventure that is guaranteed to stimulate your creativity and revolutionize the way you tackle challenges in your field.

πŸ—ΊοΈ  What: Biomimicry Workshop with Jamie Miller
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦  Where: Bugaboos, British Columbia, Canada
πŸ“†  When: June 30 - July 3, 2024 (Starting slot of summer 2024)
πŸ™‹‍♀️  Who’s it for: Anyone eager to learn and apply biomimicry to their personal contexts
πŸ’Έ  Price: $3184
🧭  Website: Learn more about the workshop here

Past Biomimicry Events:

Biocene 2023 - Transforming Materials 

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If you're in the aerospace industry, or even if you're not, there is something valuable for you at Biocene: a bay where people huddle to exchange bio-inspired ideas, and research and collaborate with industry personnel and academics alike. This year at Biocene, it’s about transforming materials - depositing layers of research and innovation on the substrate of Biomimicry.

"From my own experience, students realize enormous benefits every time they present their work. The friendly, interdisciplinary environment of the Biocene is a great opportunity to practice a poster presentation targeted for another venue, as well as to extract extra value for work that might be interesting to diverse audiences outside their usual target demographic" - Biomimicry Educator, Deborah Bidwell

So, whether you wish to join as a research scholar to share your findings or just a science enthusiast, this is an opportunity that requires no thinking over!

Until the registration for the event goes live, check out this virtual session on Sparking Sustainable Innovation with Biomimicry

🧬  What: Biocene 2023
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ  Where: Ohio Aerospace Institute, Cleveland, Ohio
πŸ“†  When: 18-20 October 2023 (now expired - check out their website for more updates)
πŸ‘©‍πŸ”¬  Who’s it for: Anyone keen on exploring biomimetic research and development
🧭  Website: Save the Date for Biocene 2023 here (details to follow on their website)

Discover Nature’s Genius Workshop 

Following the Trail To Treasure

What is the first thing that catches your fancy when you wonder about intelligent life that outwits humans? If it’s nature and not aliens, then it’s time that you headed to the Atlantic Forests of Brazil. Home to a mind-boggling variety of plant and animal species, many of which exist nowhere else on Earth, this ecosystem offers an ideal location for seeing the genius of nature in action for yourself. Join world-class instructors from Biomimicry 3.8 and fellow learners from around the globe for an awe-inspiring week of learning biomimicry and losing (or finding) yourself in the woods.

πŸ—ΊοΈ  What: Discover Nature's Genius workshop
πŸ‡§πŸ‡·  Where: Atlantic Forests of Brazil
πŸ“†  When: November 4-10, 2023
πŸ™‹‍♀️  Who’s it for: Students and professionals from all levels of experience willing to blend biomimicry into their careers
πŸ’Έ  Price: Starting at $4200
🧭  Website: Book your biomimicry adventure in the Atlantic Forests of Brazil here

IV International Symposium on Biomimicry

A Rendezvous of Many Worlds

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In a bid to bridge the gap between seemingly non-intersecting industries, the Biomimetics Sciences Institute invites you to expand your horizons and unlock the potential of interdisciplinary and collaborative research, in creating a robust and inclusive world. By leveraging nature’s strategies of mutualism and networking, the symposium aims to help individuals and organisations to find answers to societal and ecological challenges, through biomimetic processes. Peer-to-peer innovation is being driven through conferences, roundtables, debates, interviews and analysis sessions. Go ahead and save the dates for one of the most enriching gatherings you’ll ever attend!

🟒  What: IV International Symposium on Biomimicry
πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ  Where: Barcelona, Spain (Hybrid mode)
πŸ“†  When: 22-24 November 2023
πŸ™‹‍♀️  Who’s it for: Academics, students, researchers, entrepreneurs, artists and social organizations from all walks of life are welcome
🧭  Website: Keep a lookout for the details of the programme here 

The Biomimicry Confluence

A two-day digital conference to (re)connect the global Biomimicry networks

Today there exist 42 exceptional biomimicry networks, more than 1161 passionate participants, across 29 countries, and yet each network rarely, if ever, meets. The Biomimicry Confluence is a digital conference that is has been designed to re/connect leaders in the Global Biomimicry Network, to enable the sharing of insights, lessons and success stories of how biomimicry is being practiced in their part of the world. Simply connecting can’t change the world, but learning and collaborating can! Join us to flow together in this personalized, thematic, immersive experience with biomimics, business leaders and naturalists, just like you, from all around the world.

πŸ—ΊοΈ  What: The Biomimicry Confluence by Learn Biomimicry
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦  Where: Online
πŸ“†  When: March 21- March 22, 2024 
πŸ™‹‍♀️  Who’s it for: To anyone who is looking to collaborate and connect with leaders, professionals, and business consultants in the Global Biomimicry Network
πŸ’Έ  Price: $99
🧭  Website: Learn more about the confluence here


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