Share biomimicry with your community.

We have inspiring stories to share with your audience! Learn how you can bring biomimicry education to your next event by hosting one of our expert speakers.

It’s time to inspire…

Biomimicry is a design approach that is shaking up industry, education, and design as we know it. We want to help introduce your audience to the powerful potential of nature-inspired design. Our experts at the Biomimicry Institute are available to provide workshops, presentations, and keynote addresses on a variety of biomimicry topics.

Are you ready to bring a biomimicry speaker to your next conference or event? Please complete this form to submit your request.

In addition to the speakers on our team, we also have access to a broad network of educators and practitioners that we can recommend. With advanced notice, we’ll be better equipped to support you! 

We will speak to your audience about:

Biomimicry 101

Learn the fundamentals of biomimicry and how your organization can apply it to solve pervasive sustainability problems. We can speak the language of your audience – engineering, design, business, biology and more.

Biomimicry and STEM education

Biomimicry offers teachers a compelling way to inspire students of all ages by blending STEM, environmental literacy, and design. Learn from our speakers and workshop leaders how biomimicry is shaping education and how you can incorporate it into your school or program.

Biomimicry and the 3 Essential Elements

When translating nature’s strategies into design, the science of the practice involves three essential elements: Emulate, Ethos, and (Re)Connect. These three components are infused in every aspect of biomimicry and represent these core values at its essence. Hear about how these three elements bring depth to the discovery of life’s genius, patterns, and deep principles and simultaneously better inform our design thinking.

AskNature

Asking nature can become a normal part of everyday inventing. Learn about the Rosetta Stone of “biological blueprints” and modern design of products, processes, and systems through an introduction to AskNature. We’ll introduce you to ways you can weave your own path through thousands of ideas from  living organisms and the human innovations they’ve inspired.

Speakers

Lex Amore

Lex Amore

Biomimicry Expert

Lex works to further biomimicry education and application across industries and audiences. She achieved her Master of Science in Biomimicry from ASU and has advocated for sustainability thought leaders for the past decade, bringing expertise in writing and strategic communications aimed at making a positive impact on the world.

Megan Dwyer

Megan Dwyer

Marketing Director, AskNature

Megan brings a rigorous approach to research, insights, design, and communication to set the strategic plan for the AskNature platform. She also looks to create partnerships with like-minded organizations that inspire people to embrace nature-inspired solutions.

Beth Rattner

Beth Rattner

Executive Director

Beth directs the Institute’s strategic vision, managing the organization’s program development, fundraising, and marketing efforts. She speaks publicly on how biomimetic design in products, cities, fashion, education, and agriculture can bring about a new level of resilience to our economy and ecosystem, which in turn spur new levels of social equity.

Megan Schuknecht

Megan Schuknecht

Senior Biomimicry Professional

Megan directs our design challenge offerings, with a special emphasis on using design challenges to help faculty and administrators incorporate biomimicry tools and concepts into university and college classrooms, curricula, and degree programs.
Gretchen Hooker

Gretchen Hooker

Senior Program Manager

Gretchen is a certified Biomimicry Specialist and holds a master’s degree in Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. At the Institute, Gretchen manages the development of educational resources that serve the Institute’s design challenges and education outreach efforts. Her passion is building design and ecological literacy.

Jared Yarnall-Schane

Jared Yarnall-Schane

Entrepreneurship Director

Jared brings his entrepreneurial background with a goal of commercializing biomimicry innovations. He has an Executive Certificate in Social Impact Strategy from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University.

Contact Us

Please fill out this request form and we look forward to hearing more about your event! In the form, we’ll be asking for dates and times, location (physical or virtual), details about your audience, the desired length and format of the presentation or workshop, available honorarium or travel budget, and a few other helpful details to facilitate your request. Thank you for helping us spread biomimicry across the globe!

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of Nature-Inspired Innovators

Imagine a world where everything we make is inspired by the natural world. By supporting the Biomimicry Institute you:

  • Help bring biomimicry education to more students and educators
  • Accelerate the growth of more nature-inspired startups and entrepreneurs
  • Increase the number of biological strategies and resources on AskNature.org and across our entire organization.

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