Gala Dinner/Nora Bateson Keynote Address

The Leaders in Conservation conference is excited to welcome Nora Bateson to give the keynote address at our gala dinner, Friday October 24, 2014.

Parallel Ecologies : Biodiversity and our Ecology of Ideas


Gala Dinner and Keynote Address featuring Nora Bateson

“Parallel Ecologies: Biodiversity and our Ecology of Ideas”

H-763, 7th floor Hall building (1455 de Maisonneuve West)

* Registration is required*

6PM Networking Cocktail

6:30PM Dinner and Opening Address

7PM Keynote Address – Nora Bateson

Closing Address : Dr. Katja Neves and Dr. Peter J. Stoett,

Loyola Sustainability Research Centre


Nora Bateson is an award-winning filmmaker and educator, as well as President of the International Bateson Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. Asking “How we can improve our perception of the complexity we live within, so we may improve our interaction with the world?,” the IBI brings together the sciences, arts and vocational wisdoms to create a focused qualitative inquiry of the integration of life. A sought-after lecturer, researcher and writer, Nora wrote, directed and produced the award-winning documentary, An Ecology of Mind, a portrait of her father, Gregory Bateson’s way of thinking on the patterns that connect plants and humans, as well as the philosophy of the mind.

Ms. Bateson lectures and teaches seminars around the world on the interactions within the complexity of living systems. She has developed advisory sessions for EU policy makers, curriculum for schools, written for several journals, and produced and directed multimedia projects on intercultural understanding.

Currently living in Stockholm, Nora brings together an impressive team of international thinkers, scientists and artists at the International Bateson Institute to generate an innovative form of inquiry, which she refers to as “Transcontextual Research”. Utilizing the film as a tool to introduce some of her father’s thinking tools, Nora travels around the world holding conversations and seminars with international change-makers and ecologists, giving her audiences a lens that affects not only the way we see the world, but how we interact with it. In addition to hosting discussions at film festivals from Brazil to Budapest, she is currently writing a book about the practical application of systems thinking and complexity theory in everyday life, entitled, “Small Arcs of Larger Circles”.

Registration is required for attendance at the gala dinner: please register at

See the trailer of ‘An Ecology of the Mind’ here


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