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Join the Biophilic Design Conference at the Barbican, London

The first-ever Biophilic Design Conference, hosted by the Journal of Biophilic Design, is set to take place at the Barbican in London on 12th November 2024. This landmark event aims to bridge the gap between research and practice, showcasing the profound positive impact of biophilic design on the mind, body, environment, and economy.

Biophilic Design is not just a trend but a transformative approach being integrated across various sectors, from urban planning and workplace design to educational and healthcare facilities. The conference will delve into how biophilic design can be incorporated into city and town planning, workplaces, schools, hospitals, and beyond. Attendees will learn how to retrofit existing spaces and weave biophilic principles into the very fabric of new buildings and cities from the outset.

Conference Themes: People, Planet, and Economy

The conference sessions will embrace three main threads: People, Planet, and Economy. These themes will guide discussions and presentations, aiming to inspire a better way of designing environments that promote well-being, sustainability, and economic viability.

Why Attend?

This conference will bring together key decision-makers from all sides of the built environment, including designers, specifiers, suppliers, landowners, investors, interior designers, architects, workplace consultants, psychologists, planners, ecologists, and landscape architects. Additionally, it will attract those who benefit from biophilic design, such as representatives from the NHS, the Department of Education, UK Parliament, leading Blue Chip businesses, and mental health advocacy bodies.

Key benefits of attending include:

  • Networking with global and in-person attendees.
  • Winning new business opportunities.
  • Connecting with key decision-makers.
  • Contributing to discussions and sharing business solutions.
  • Positioning oneself as a leader in biophilic design.
  • Demonstrating that biophilic design is economically viable without compromising existing building and design standards.

Networking and Sessions

Registrants will be the first to learn about session releases, keynote speakers, and interviews. They will also gain access to an exclusive LinkedIn group for conference attendees, allowing for networking before, during, and after the event.

The conference will feature a dynamic mix of keynote speeches, mini TED-style talks, panel discussions, and “in conversation” style debates, covering a range of topics such as:

  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Workplace
  • Sensory Design
  • Future Biophilic Cities
  • Planning
  • Tall Timber Buildings
  • Sustainable Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Net Zero
  • Economics of Biophilic Design
  • Well-being
  • Materials
  • Supply Chain

Evening Reception and Exhibition

An evening reception will be held from 6:30 PM to 10 PM at the Conservatory in the Barbican, featuring drinks, canapés, music, and a guest celebrity. This will provide further opportunities to network with leaders, MPs, Lords, stakeholders, and innovative exhibitors.

In the Garden Room, a curated exhibition will showcase plants, materials, furniture, and innovative biophilic design solutions. This will be an inspiring space to network and build a materials library for future collaborations.

Register Now

To be part of this transformative event, register for your ticket here. Early registration ensures access to the latest updates on sessions, speakers, and networking opportunities. Spread the word among friends and colleagues, and secure tickets before they sell out. This conference is not just an event but a movement towards designing a better world for all.