Events

Upcoming Events


Thirsty Thursdays - Free Monthly Happy Hour Events!

Join us the first Thursday every month for our biomimicry happy hour discussions where you will have the opportunity to:

Learn  about, explore and discuss biomimicry, challenges facing our built environment, and opportunities for rethinking our approach to these challenges through a biomimicry lens


Contribute your expertise to strengthen the group’s understanding of both the challenges and opportunities for using biomimicry in the built environment


Connect with like-minded colleagues from a wide diversity of backgrounds interested in driving true sustainability and resiliency in our cities

May 4, 2017

Thirsty Thursdays: Celebrating Our Deep Roots

Time: 5:30 - 7:00pm
Location: Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph Street

Join our Biomimicry Chicago network for our next Thirsty Thursday Happy Hour at Haymarket! Joins us in the back bar area to socialize with like-minded professionals while we share our Deep Roots Workshop experience, and you let us pick your brains about our workshop (if you attended) and potential next steps for Biomimicry Chicago. What are your interests? What would you like to see for our next Thirsty Thursday event series or our Deep Roots Initiative? Help define what's next - we want your input! Drinks and appetizers will be available to purchase.

Past Events


April 21, 2017
Deep Roots Workshop
A one-day workshop to begin to explore our region's ecological deep roots and define a sustainable future. Learn more about our Deep Roots Initiative and workshop on our website!

April 6, 2017
Thirsty Thursdays: Carbon As Catalyst
Speaker: Jenny Carney, Principal,  YR&G
Hosted by AECOM

March 9, 2017
Thirsty Thursdays: Water Management
Speaker: Aaron Elswick, Landscape Architect, Terry Guen Design Associates
Hosted by Devmynd

February 2, 2017
Thirsty Thursdays: Fostering Urban Biodiversity
Speaker: Emily Minor, Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Hosted by DLR Group

January 5, 2017
Thirsty Thursdays: Ecosystem Functions - How do we measure up?
Speaker: Jim Patchett, Conservation Design Forum
Hosted by AECOM

December 1, 2016
Thirsty Thursdays: Envisioning Our Deep Roots
Speaker: Amy Coffman Phillips, Network Leader Biomimicry Chicago
Hosted by CBRE

November 3, 2016
Thirsty Thursdays: Biomimicry 101
Speaker: Rachel Hahs, Network Leader Biomimicry Chicago
Hosted by the Lurie Garden