Wednesday, December 15, 2021
3:00 – 4:00 PM CST (US Central Time)
Online - Free Registration
Join scholars and editors of The Mind of Plants: Narratives of Vegetal Intelligence John Charles Ryan, Patricia Vieira and Monica Gagliano with moderator Laura Pustarfi, board member of The Plant Initiative, for a conversation on plant thought, including what plants themselves think, and the varied and entangled relations between humans and plants.
There will be time for questions from the audience following the discussion. The program will be livestreamed with a link to be sent to participants before the event and will also be recorded and available for viewing online afterwards.
Discounts on purchases of the book are available on the registration page.
We hope that you will join us for this unique free event sponsored by The Plant Initiative!
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The Plant Initiative was one of several sponsors of an online conference Toward a New Way of Being with Plants held June 17 - 18, 2021. Over 1,600 people worldwide registered for this free event which included more than 30 speakers! This conference explored human plant connections, including ethics in human treatment of plants, plant sentience and communication, and opportunities for developing more respectful and reciprocal relationships between humans and plants.
The conference agenda and listing of speakers, including board members of The Plant Initiative Laura Pustarfi and Paul Moss, can be found on the conference web site. Video recordings of the conference sessions are available free on the conference's YouTube channel.
This conference provided a forum for learning, discussion, and interaction among those interested in advancing the status and treatment of plants, with the goal that this collaboration will continue after the event. The Plant Initiative will play an active role in the follow up from this conference. Sign up for our e-mail list for updates!
The Plant initiative is pleased to be included as a Friend of the Journal by The Ecological Citizen, a peer-reviewed free-access online journal that is working for an ecological civilization. Issues are published twice a year and are full of articles promoting respectful relationship with all of Earth's diverse beings.