BIOETHICS FORUM



3.8 Billion Years of Wisdom:
Exploring the Genius of Nature

HELD: May 1-2, 2014

BROCHURE

CLICK TO WATCH THIS YEAR'S VIDEOS!

-- AND CHECK OUT THE VIDEOS FROM PAST YEARS --



OVERVIEW
We explored the almost infinite varieties of how nature expresses itself in plants, animals, microbes, fungi – across the spectrum of the living world. Nature has solutions to problems that we are just beginning to understand, and to many that we do not yet fathom. The plant healers of cultures in many parts of the world explain that their knowledge comes from the plants themselves. There are so many beautiful examples of life forms accessing information that we simply cannot explain, but call “instinct." There is no clear biological basis for that term, but observing it at work is breathtaking.

PRESENTERS:

Dayna Baumeister, Ph.D. (Co-Founder & Keystone, Biomimicry 3.8 Institute, Missoula, MT)

Wade Davis, Ph.D. (Anthropologist, Author, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)

Michael Harner, Ph.D. (Anthropologist, Author and Founder, Foundation for Shamanic Studies, Mill Valley, CA)

Willow Harth, M.S., M.A. (Partner, Omega Psychology Center, Madison, WI)

Louis G. Herman, Ph.D. (Professor, Political Science, University of Hawai'i - West O'ahu, HI)

William Linton (Chairman & CEO, Promega Corporation)

Susan Mokelke, J.D. (President and Director of FSS Faculty, Foundation for Shamanic Studies, Mill Valley, CA)

Jeremy Narby, Ph.D. (Anthropologist/Writer, Nouvelle Planéte; Lausanne, Switzerland)

Steve Paulson (Executive Producer, To The Best of Our Knowledge, Wisconsin Public Radio and Public Radio International, Madison, WI) (Moderator)

Simon G. Powell (Author; London, United Kingdom)

Louie Schwartzberg (Cinematographer, Director and Producer, BlackLight Films and Moving Art™, Los Angeles, CA)

Suzanne Simard, Ph.D. (Professor of Forest Ecology, Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada)

Malynn Utzinger, M.D. (Director, Integrative Practices, Promega Corporation, Madison, WI) (Closing Meditation)

PRESENTER BIOSKETCHES

ABTRACTS

SCHEDULE
NOTE: A special thank you to our musicians:Tani Diakite (continental breakfast/registration both days) and Tony Casteñada Latin Jazz Sextet (Thursday reception)!

For information regarding other previous forums, please visit our ARCHIVE.

For videos from previous forums, please visit our VIDEO ARCHIVE.

QUESTIONS? Please send an e-mail to Karin Borgh (Executive Director, BTC Institute). Thank you!

2014 SPONSORS

PLATINUM


SILVER


Bill Linton

BRONZE

Karen & Craig Christianson

Bill Christofferson & Karin Borgh

FOTODYNE Incorporated

CONTRIBUTORS: