Great Lakes Biomimicry                                                 Ohio Aerospace Institute


Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 8:30 AM EDT
Friday, October 6, 2017 at 5:00 PM EDT

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Note:  Tuesday's event will be from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. for Early Bird Registration,  Poster Session and Reception.


Ohio Aerospace Institute
22800 Cedar Point Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44142

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Featured Speaker and Other Info

Julian Vincent, Professor Emeritus, University of Bath


      EVENING EVENT AGENDA               

Transportation arrangements between OAI and the evening event locations will be provided.

Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities                             Click below to learn more about Sponsorship and Exhibitor opportunities.


Thank you for being a sponsor!

Non U.S. Participants                Non U.S. participants are required to submit an International Visitors Form no later than September 22, 2017 to





Rate: $141 per night                                        Book by: September 29, 2017                                 Book your group rate for OAI

            Candlewood Suites Hotel Cleveland 24741 Country Club Blvd, North Olmsted, OH 44070 440.716.0584

Rate: $75 per night                                        Book by: September 29, 2017                      CLICK HERE to make reservations.

Transportation is available from the Sheraton to OAI ONLY.


Howard Thompson (Exhibits and Sponsorship)     Ohio Aerospace Institute   440.962.3237         

Trisha Brown (Exhibits and Sponsorships)
Great Lakes Biomimicry

Dr. Tiffany Williams (Technical Content)                   NASA Glenn Research Center  or                                      Dr. Ali Dhinojwala                                                    University of Akron                          

Vikram Shyam  (Agenda and Organization)            NASA Glenn Research Center                                           216.433.3511                                      

Allie Calvin (Posters)                                                     USRA                                                                216.433.3706                         or                                          Bryan Palaszewski                                                  216.433.7493                 

Mary Roberts (registration assistance)          Ohio Aerospace Institute               

OAI and Great Lakes Biomimicry



in collaboration with NASA

The goal of the Summit is to continue the momentum from last year's Summit, establishing a convergence of practitioners, disciplines, bio-inspired philosophy, tools, and research to benefit NASA, the nation, and the planet.  This convergence is enriched by your participation.

Evening events continue the themes and provide networking opportunities and interactive learning.  A tour of Cleveland's Western Reserve Historical Society's Crawford Collection, and an intriguing look into the laboratory life of the University of Akron's Polymer Research Institute provides a look at nature inspired exploration for our participants and sponsoring organizations.

Space is limited, so please register early.  We hope to see you at the Summit!

                    For a complete agenda, CLICK HERE!


For more information on biomimicry and NASA research, visit:    

Summit Registration

Registration is required to attend this event. All registration fees include the evening special events.  To register, please click the appropriate button below.  Deadline to register is September 29th!

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(NASA/NASA Onsite Contractors, Other Gov't Agencies and Non Profit only)

(OAI and GL Biomimicry/Corporate Innovation Council members only)

(Students only)

                                                                                                                          (Speakers only) 

                                                                                                                        (Student Volunteers only)

(Use this button if you plan to attend only one day)