In nature, adaptable strategies are incorporated into successful organisms through the relentless and value neutral process of natural selection. Delegates of the Forum will meet to address the challenge of understanding what makes adaptable systems work and to develop a system for approximating the adaptability of a given system of action, organization, or institution. The forum will utilize an open agenda based on the successful collaborative model used by the late Dr. Rafe Sagrin, author of “Learning from the Octopus: How Secrets From Nature Can Help Us Fight Terrorist Attacks, Natural Disasters, and Disease,” in developing his “Natural Security ” framework. The fifteen delegates represent business leaders, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders in economics, philosophy, psychology, cognitive science and other relevant knowledge domains and areas of expertise. The Forum on Adaptable Systems is a joint endeavor of the Center for the Philosophy of Freedom and the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship and will be held in October at Biopsphere 2. This project was made possible through the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation.