Omega Institute’s Design By Nature Conference

Omega Institute’s Design By Nature Conference
October 19-21, 2012
150 Lake Drive, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Featuring: Janine Benyus, Van Jones, Jeremy Rifkin, Dickson Despommier, Bob Berkebile, Natalie Jeremijenko, Nick Bowden, Sobonfu Somé, and Robert "Skip" Backus.

Responding to the challenges of our time calls for creative new ways of observing, planning, designing, and collaborating. Omega’s annual sustainable design conference explores the principles of nature-based, whole systems thinking and innovative planning strategies.

Bringing together extraordinary leaders in the field, we review the current state of our economic, environmental, and social systems and together explore creative solutions.

Recognizing the important service that the Boston Architectural College offers in terms of sustainable design education and business practices, and in cultivating tomorrow's leaders in the field, Omega would like to invite Boston Architectural College students to attend our Design By Nature conference tuition free. A suggested donation of $95 is encouraged at the door.

If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity:
-Please e-mail Maria Montefalcone at or call 845-266-4444, ext. 386. We require your full name to be sure we reserve adequate seating.
-As we understand the financial constraints of students, Omega will be offering tent spaces with three daily meals included free of cost.
-Additionally, you may apply for a full scholarship where we may be able to offer you other housing options
-For more information on the schedule or accommodation options, please visit the following link.

Those wishing to secure overnight accommodations on campus can call registration to make arrangements. If you have any questions about the conference, or would like more detailed information, please feel free to call Maria at 845-266-4444, ext. 386. Again, this is Omega’s way of supporting your efforts to address the most pressing environmental issues of our time.