Summit / Conference Registration

7th Annual Biomimicry Education Summit &
Inaugural Biomimicry 3.8 Global Conference

University of Massachusetts Boston, Campus Center
Friday, June 21 – Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Summit and Conference meet from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, and 9:00 am – 12:00 noon on Sunday. Topical breakout sessions will follow morning plenaries with both audiences. Check the Program for details.

Registration fees include morning refreshments each day, lunch on Friday and Saturday, and a reception on Saturday evening.


Online registration available through Sunday, June 16.  Registrations will also be accepted at the door with a $40 late fee (credit card only).

$400 – Registration
$350 – Early Bird Registration (before March 15)
$200 – Biomimicry 3.8 Institute Fellows and Students (verification may be requested)

HOW TO REGISTER: Please select the appropriate track (above) for the breakout sessions you primarily plan to attend. Multiple sessions are simultaneously, and registrants are free to attend any session. We suggest educators, school administrators, and students studying education select the Education Summit track; members of our Regional Networks, practitioners of biomimicry, and others should select the Global Conference track.

Additional Opportunities for Educators:

Introduction to Biomimicry in Education Workshop

Thompson Island, Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
Thursday, June 20, 2013 | 8:00 am– 5:00 pm

New to biomimicry in education? Join the Biomimicry 3.8 Institute staff for an intensive introductory workshop for teachers prior to the Summit. Follow the Education Summit registration link above to sign up, and save $50 when you register for both the Summit and the Workshop. Learn more about the workshop here.


Professional Development Points for Teachers

PDPs are available for the Summit (20 points) and Workshop (10 points) through the University of Massachusetts Boston. Teachers working outside the State of Massachusetts are advised to check with their state’s Department of Education to ensure that PDPs earned in MA are transferable.

To receive PDPs, you must:

  1. Indicate your intent to complete PDPs when you complete your Summit registration.
  2. Register for PDPs with the College of Advancing and Professional Studies at UMass Boston ($25 processing fee).
  3. Complete an end-of-course assessment, administered by the Biomimicry 3.8 Institute.
    • Summit Assessment: Verify participation by signing in at each conference session attended, and within 2 weeks, write a 1-2 page reflection on your experience and how what you’ve learned will be integrated into your teaching. This writing assignment will be evaluated by Biomimicry 3.8 Institute educators and a recommendation made to UMass Boston with regard to awarding PDPs.  (20 points)
    • Workshop Assessment: Attend the workshop and a 1hr workshop extension session (5pm – 6pm) on the mainland to discuss classroom applications with workshop instructors and complete a short content comprehension exam. (10 points)

Questions may be directed to Glenna Tawney.

Educator Scholarships

The Biomimicry 3.8 Institute will award up to 8 registration waivers (worth $400) to assist qualified educators in attending the Education Summit. Educators must be affiliated with a K-12, university, or informal education institution and currently teaching, developing, or planning a biomimicry course or module.

The application deadline April 24, 2013 has been extended to May 8, 2013. Completed applications and questions may be directed to Glenna Tawney.

+ Download: Scholarship Information (PDF).

Note: Scholarship recipients are responsible for their own travel and lodging and for any remaining fees (e.g. for PDPs or other activities).