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Friday, October 19 • 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Plant Intelligence and Human Consciousness: Into the Mystery
Monica Gagliano has single-handedly pioneered the revolutionary new field of Plant Bioacoustics, which is providing the most powerful evidence to date that plants possess forms of cognition that could constitute “personhood.” Michael Pollan, who has studied the human-plant relationship in such classic bestselling works as The Botany of Desire, has now turned his attention in his new book How To Change Your Mind to what cutting-edge research on psychedelic substances (which are nearly all derived from or modeled on plant molecules) is revealing about human consciousness. These two brilliant visionaries will engage in conversation. Hosted by J.P. Harpignies, Bioneers senior producer.

Keynote Speakers
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Monica Gagliano

Research Associate Professor, University of Sydney
Monica Gagliano, a pioneer in the new field of Plant Bioacoustics, is a Research Associate Professor in Evolutionary Ecology and a Research Affiliate at the Sydney Environment Institute at the University of Sydney. The author of numerous groundbreaking scientific articles on animal... Read More →
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Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan, a contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine since 1987, Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism and Director of the Knight Program in Science and Environmental Journalism, is one of the nation's most influential writers and... Read More →

Workshop Speakers
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JP Harpignies

J.P. Harpignies, Bioneers Senior Producer, affiliated with Bioneers since 1990, is a Brooklyn, NYC-based consultant, conference producer, copy-editor and writer. A former Program Director at the New York Open Center and a senior review team member for the Buckminster Fuller Challenge... Read More →

Friday October 19, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm PDT
Veterans Memorial Auditorium (VMA)