March 15th, 2013, National Geographic
The first PUBLIC meeting on de-extinction took place on March 15, 2013, in Washington DC at National Geographic’s Grosvenor Auditorium. It was a TEDx extravaganza.
October 22-23, 2012, National Geographic
The National Geographic meeting in October 2012 drew 36 scientists from around the world to survey the full range of de-extinction and ecosystem-revival efforts that are being attempted. It was the first such meeting anywhere.
February 8, 2012, Harvard University, Wyss Institute
The first purpose of the daylong meeting was to explore the technical plausibility of reviving the iconic extinct bird, Ectopistes migratorius, through genomic engineering. The second purpose of the meeting was to explore the potential cultural, social, political, and ecological ramifications of bringing the passenger pigeon back to life and perhaps restoring it to the wild.