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Season’s Greetings from San Diego Zoo Global!

We are pleased to announce the 2011 Biomimicry Conference in San Diego presented by mirasol®, a display innovation by Qualcomm. This two-day conference on April 14-15, 2011 will bring together business and design leaders to learn how and why nature will be a key driver of innovation and an economic game-changer.

Companies which design based on nature’s principles are poised to be leaders in innovation, efficiency, and sustainability. In this multi-sensory conference, you will immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Balboa Park, interact with the Zoo’s special animal ambassadors, and experience real examples of bioinspiration in action.

As keeper of the world’s most diverse collection of plants and animals, San Diego Zoo Global is collaborating with a number of companies and organizations to build the first global hub for bioinspiration.

Confirmed speakers include:

· James Burke, award-winning science historian and host of the BBC series Connections

· Matt Mason, best-selling author of The Pirate’s Dilemma

· David Schenone, Innovation Director for Advanced Concepts at Nike

· Jane Fulton Suri, Managing Partner and Creative Director at IDEO

Conference registration will open in February 2011. We recommend that you register early, as all of our public bioinspiration programs have filled to capacity.  For more information on the conference, or to be notified when registration opens, click here or visit