Nature's Boost for Attention in the Workplace


Timothy McGee


Kathleen Zarsky


Advance RSVP is available to Primary Entry badge types only. Walk-ups may be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

We've evolved over millions of years to be a brilliantly social, visually guided, ecologically connected and imaginative species. The powerful levers that determine success of our efforts hinge on understanding and facilitating our evolved traits as human beings as well as learning from the millions of species that evolved alongside us. Biophilia speaks to the desires in every person to find complexity, refuge, mystery and delight in the environment to be part of a living ecosystem. Biomimicry is the practice of learning the tips and tricks from the natural world that have evolved over millions or billions of years, harnessing that genius and applying it to our own needs. This workshop will explore why the workplace is the new hotbed of innovation for both disciplines to converge.

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Workshop
Event Type: Session
Level: Advanced