Imagine a world mentored by nature’s genius. Hear about a future in which intelligent human development contributes to thriving ecosystems, instead of disrupting them.
Our Speakers Bureau, made up of world’s foremost biomimicry thought leaders, connects thousands each year in audiences around the globe with this message of hope.Request a Speaker
Ready to be inspired? Meet our speakers, who share the latest biomimicry insights, inspirations, and ideas through keynotes, panel discussions, and joint presentations.
Vision, Research, Ideation
Janine Benyus is known worldwide for her influence in naming the practice of biomimicry in her seminal book, “Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature,” and spreading the message of its power as an innovation tool that can solve some of humanity’s most pressing challenges.
Undoubtedly the recognized thought leader in the field, Janine’s legacy includes inspiring millions through her work as an innovator, business catalyst, and speaker, including most recently as a keynote speaker at Sustainable Brands 2016 and via two TED talks that have together been viewed more than 2.5 million times.Read Janine's full bio.
Ideation, Strategy, Education
Dr. Dayna Baumeister has spurred countless invaluable ah-ha moments during a career that has defined her as biomimicry pioneer, spreading innovation inspired by nature to thousands around the world as an professor, speaker, business catalyst, and author.
Dayna’s career fuses a lifelong connection to nature and groundbreaking work that has fertilized the movement of biomimicry as a leading innovative practice and philosophy, including sharing her dynamic message at GreenBiz 2016, with the Ellen MacArther Foundation, and at SXSW Eco 2015.Read Dayna’s full bio
Erin Rovalo’s diverse training as a designer, architect, and educator has allowed her work to consistently reach the cutting-edge realm of the innovation world. Erin’s design thinking expertise has been applied to dozens of built environment, packaging design, and organizational development projects.
Erin has shared her biomimicry wisdom at the Living Future unConference 2016 and SXSW Eco 2015, where she shared information about her groundbreaking work to help one factory function like a forest.Read Erin's full bio
Mark Dorfman’s innovative work to show nature is alive with chemistry shares the important premise that nature, by necessity, has developed sophisticated, highly effective chemistries that create conditions conducive to life.
As a biomimicry chemist, Mark’s work to apply design principles of nature’s time-tested chemical strategies to find innovative solutions to toxic chemical and material challenges has led to a career that has inspired many to see nature in new way. Most recently, Mark has spoken at the 20th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference in 2016, SXSW Eco 2015, the 2015 Green Chemistry Conference, and the 2015 American Chemical Manufacturers Summit.Read Mark's full bio
Jamie Dwyer’s background and training in both the architectural design world and biology, including her training as a Certified Biomimicry Professional, has led to an ability to transform design framework by empowering designers with the tools of biomimicry.
Finding and using biological strategies and patterns to solve design challenges has connected Jamie to a wide array of clients, professional learners, and a diverse set of audiences, most recently including presentations at the Living Future unConference 2016, Verdical Group’s 2016 Biomimicry Conference, and the 2015 Living Product Expo.Read Jamie's Bio
Nicole Miller’s background working in the global business development and sustainability sectors is infused in her work as the managing director of the world’s leading biomimicry consultancy.
The intersection of innovation and the business world is an exciting one, and Nicole often shares information about the opportunities that exist in that realm with clients, strategic partners, and audiences, most recently at Greenbuild 2016, Living Future unConference 2016, and Globe 2016.Read Nicole's Bio
Imagine a day when bees provide inspiration for energy efficient buildings and cars that drive themselves, sharks offer the promise to reduced hospital infections and geckos give ideas for hanging big-screen TV sets. It's already here.— CNN Money and Fortune