Regenerative Earth Summit
Food + Fiber + Climate

“There is hope if people will begin to awaken that spiritual part of themselves, that heartfelt knowledge that we are caretakers of this planet”
~ Brooke Medicine Eagle 

Plan to participate in the premier gathering of leaders in Organic and Regenerative Food, Farming and Fashion for Climate Action. Held in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, The Regenerative Earth Summit: Food + Fiber + Climate gathers influencers, designers, producers, ranchers, academics, and industry and community leaders for transformative conversations and action planning. The Summit is designed to provide a context to build strategies and match resources across food and fashion industries to influence and accelerate systemic change in land to market systems. Together, the two industries can contribute to the regeneration of critical ecosystems while supplying raw materials of the highest quality and efficacy to meet consumer demand for traceability and eco-conscious products.

 

 

Regeneration
re·gen·er·a·tion  rəˌjenəˈrāSH(ə)n/

Regeneration is the process of renewal, and restoration that makes life and ecosystems resilient to natural fluctuations or events that cause disturbance or damage. Regenerative concepts take sustainability to the next level, moving from ‘doing less bad’ to actually ‘doing good’ for people and planet.

Why The Summit

Fashion and Food are two of the biggest polluters on the planet. Agriculture plays a role in both and offers a pathway toward more restorative and regenerative practices for each industry to reduce its toxic impact. The Regenerative Earth Summit is boldly breaking down silos.  Together these industry leaders will explore how new approaches to sourcing, traceability and partnerships with producers can transform their carbon footprint, restore ecosystem resilience and mobilize their industries for systemic change.

Who’s Coming

At the Epicenter convenes visionaries from the food and fashion industries, farmers, ranchers, entrepreneurs, investors, activists, and academics who are willing to work collaboratively to tackle the audacious vision of shifting how agriculture is practiced. With mindfulness practice, interactive working sessions, Regenerative Slams, and panel conversations, colleagues will generate ideas and actionable steps to change the status quo and bring new vigor and rigor to sourcing and partnerships across sectors.  By focusing on restoration of soil health we cure a host of challenges. Deficient nutrient density in food, excessive carbon in the atmosphere, hydrology and ground water recharge, biodiversity and pollinator health – the list is endless and it begins beneath our feet.

If you are bold, passionate and willing to be a catalyst for change — this event welcomes YOU.

Who’s Coming

At the Epicenter is bringing visionary food and fashion industry leadership, farmers, ranchers, entrepreneurs, investors, activists, and academics together to deep dive in a Summit experience designed for the robust flow of ideas, a shared sense of purpose, and the fostering of collaborative relationships. With mindfulness practice, interactive working sessions and inspired presentations, we seek to empower the food and fashion industries and their many stakeholders to bring regenerative principles to the agriculture system. Let’s begin the restoration of our relationship to all the life and envision a new approach to business that restores ecosystems, provides meaningful work and shared prosperity.

If you are bold, passionate and willing to be a catalyst for change — this event welcomes YOU.

Wednesday, December 5


7:00 AM

Registration

Set up for Marketplace of Ideas
Enjoy Continental Breakfast, Tea and Coffee

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8:00 AM

Welcome

Opening Ceremony — Guided by Tré Cates and Seleyn DeYarus

Mindfulness Practice — Guided by Greg Burdulis, Mindfulness Teacher

8:45 AM

Themed Working Group Activation

Introductions at Tables and Goals for Day

 

9:00 AM

Keynote Regenerative Slam™

Rose Marcario, CEO and President, Patagonia

 

9:15 AM

Pause and Reflect

 

 

9:20 AM

Forging a Path to Regenerative Food and Fashion

Plenary Panel Roundtable

Rose Marcario, CEO/President, Patagonia
Daniela Ibarra-Howell, Co-founder/CEO, Savory Institute
Edouard Rollet, Co-founder, Alter Eco Americas Inc.
Marci Zaroff, Founder, MetaWear and Co-founder, Good Catch
Paul Rice, Founder/President, Fair Trade USA
Dr. Helen Crowley, Head of Sustainable Sourcing Innovation, Kering

Moderator: Seleyn DeYarus, Executive Director, At The Epicenter

10:20 AM

Pause and Reflect

 

 

10:25 PM

Regenerative Slam™ Savory’s Land to Market Program – Connecting Brands to the Land

Katie Forrest, Founder/Chief, Epic Provisions
Jenni Harris, White Oak Farms
Victoria Keziah, Managing Director, Land to Market Program, Savory Institute

Moderators:  Chris Kerston, Director of Market Engagement and Public Outreach, Land to Market Program, Savory Institute

10:55 AM

Regenerative Slam™ Soil and Scale – Bringing a Global Vision to the Ground Level

Tina Owens, Senior Director, Agriculture, Danone North America
Jennifer Jenson, Manager of Sustainable Practices and Environmental Analytics, EcoPractices
Deanna Bratter, Senior Director, Public Benefit and Sustainable Development, Danone North America

11:25 AM

Pause and Reflect

 

 

11:30 AM

Regenerative Slam™  Climate Beneficial Fashion

Lani Estill, Rancher, The Bare Ranch, Sunrise Valley, CA
Carol Shu, Sustainability Manager, The North Face
Keith Paustian, Ph.D., University Distinguished Professor at Colorado State University

Moderator: Rebecca Burgess, Executive Director, Fibershed

12:00 PM

Pause and Reflect

 

 

12:05 PM

Enjoy a Healthy Lunch

 

Explore the Marketplace of Ideas

1:05 PM

Body Tune and Mindful Pause

Guided by Greg Burdulis, Mindfulness Teacher

1:20 PM

Building Blocks of Regenerative Supply Networks

Plenary Panel Roundtable

Rebecca Hamilton, Collaborative Executive Officer, W.S. Badger Company
Scott Miller, Director Business Development, Sustainable Apparel Coalition
Gina Asoudegan, Vice President of Mission and Innovation Strategy, Applegate
Jeff Moyer, Executive Director, Rodale Institute
Kenneth Lee, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Lotus Foods

Moderator: Daniela Ibarra-Howell, Co-founder/CEO, Savory Institute

2:20 PM

Pause and Reflect

 

 

2:25 PM

Growing Traceability and Transparency in Brand Voice

Plenary Panel Roundtable

Elena Lécué, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Gaia Herbs
Matt Reynolds, President/Co-Founder, INDIGENOUS
Ethan Soloviev, Executive Vice President of Research, HowGood
Amy Hall, Vice President of Social Consciousness, Eileen Fisher
Erin Heitkamp, Managing Director, Strategy, Sustainability and Assurance, Pipeline Foods
Jeff Haack, Vice President of Global Marketing, prAna

Moderator: Carlotta Mast, SVP, Content and Insights, Informa’s Global Health and Nutrition Network

3:25 PM

Themed Working Group Session

Guided by peer Discussion Leaders each group of ten people will brainstorms ideas to a unique set of questions.

*The Summit will feature 3 primary themes with nine sub-themes to support the food and fashion industries to re-imagine sourcing as a path to empower regenerative agriculture to build healthy soils that enhance carbon sequestration.

5:30 PM

Synthesizing the Day

This session will allow sharing from table groups with all participants

Guided by Tré Cates and Seleyn DeYarus

6:30 PM

Farm to Table Dinner

Ticketed separately, this tantalizingly delicious meal is prepared by Chef Daniel Asher and hosted at his restaurant River and Woods, Boulder, CO. Featuring wine pairing with Demeter Certified Biodynamic Wines all enjoyed in a warm and inviting atmosphere to relax and unwind.

Thursday, December 6


7:00 AM

Coffee & Tea

Explore Marketplace of Ideas

Enjoy Continental Breakfast, Tea and Coffee

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8:00 AM

Welcome Back

Review Goals for the Day — Guided by Tré Cates and Seleyn DeYarus

Mindfulness Practice — Guided by Greg Burdulis, Mindfulness Teacher

8:30 AM

Themed Working Group Activation

Introductions at Tables and New Objectives for the Day

8:45 AM

 

Regenerative Slam™  Can Producer and Manufacturer Partnerships Drive Transition?

Jeanne Wison, Associate Director, Brand Marketing, Kashi
Megan Weidner, VP, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Bunge North America
Eric Thalken, Farmer, Kashi 1% Transition Program
Mark Stavro, Global Marketing Director, Bunge

Moderator: Seleyn DeYarus, Founder, At The Epicenter

9:15 AM

Creating Infrastructure that Enables Regenerative Supply

Plenary Panel Roundtable

Winona LaDuke, Founder, Honor the Earth
Rebecca Burgess, Executive Director, Fibershed
Jim Kleinschmit, Founder/CEO, Other Half Processing
Lilly Hancock, Ecological Designer, Bio-logical Capital
Ryan Huston, Co-founder, Huston Textile Co.

Moderator: Philip Taylor, Executive Director, Mad Ag

10:15 AM

Pause and Reflection

Reading by farmer and author Charles Massy from Call of the Reed Warbler

10:30 AM

Regenerative Slam™ – The Power and Purpose of Policy

Hammad Atassi, CEO, American Sustainable Business Council
Amy Hall, VP, Social Consciousness, Eileen Fisher Co.

10:45 AM

Attracting Capital and Investment for Regenerative Supply

Plenary Panel Roundtable

Tracy Miedema, VP of Innovation & Brand Development, Presence Marketing
Victor Friedberg, Founder and Chairman, FoodShot Global
Woody Tasch, Founder/CEO, Slow Money Institute
Natalie Reitman-White, VP of Organizational Vitality & Trade Advocacy, Organically Grown Company
Ethan Steinberg, Managing Partner, Business Development, Propagate Ventures
David Haynes, Managing Partner, Greenmont Capital

Moderator: Kate Dillon Levin, VP of Marketing for North America, Ecosphere+

11:45 AM

Pause and Reflection

Poetry reading by Woody Tasch, Soil 2017: Of Earthworms, Billionaires, AHA! Moments, Mythic Implications, and the Considerable Virtues of Bringing Our Money Back Down to Earth…

12:00 PM

Lunch

Working sessions continue through lunch.

1:00 PM

Body Tune and Mindful Tone

Guided by Greg Burdulis, Mindfulness Teacher

1:15 PM

Themed Working Group Session

Guided by peer Discussion Leaders each group of ten people will integrate key insights and propose actions. This session works through lunch.

2:45 PM

Impact and Action Session

Guided by Tré Cates and Seleyn DeYarus with visual scribing by Emma Ruffin

3:30 PM

Summit Conclusion

Speaker Line Up

Check out our AMAZING line up of world class speakers!

Rose Marcario

Rose Marcario is President and CEO of Patagonia, she joined in 2008 ...

Winona LaDuke

Winona LaDuke is a rural development economist working on issues of economic, ...

Dr. Helen Crowley

Dr. Helen Crowley joined Kering in November 2011 and is the Head ...

Edouard Rollet

Edouard Rollet, Co-Founder, Alter Eco Americas, Inc., is a seasoned social entrepreneur, ...

Natalie Reitman-White

Natalie Reitman-White is the Vice President of Organizational Vitality and Trade Advocacy ...

Gina Asoudegan

Gina Asoudegan is Vice President of Mission and Innovation Strategy at Applegate. ...

Victor Friedberg

Victor has been at the forefront of innovation, global development and sustainability ...

Ethan Steinberg

Ethan is a startup growth expert who is focused on turning ideas ...

Eric Thalken

Eric Thalken lives in the practical center of human energy and skill, ...

Amy Hall

Amy serves in the new role of Vice President, Social Consciousness for ...

Charles Massy

Charles Massy gained a Bachelor of Science at Australian National University (ANU) ...

Kenneth Lee

Kenneth Lee is Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Lotus Foods, one of the most ...

Megan Weidner

Megan Weidner joined Bunge North America in 2015 as the vice president, ...

Jenni Harris

Jenni Harris, Will’s middle daughter, is the fifth generation of the Harris ...

Jeff Moyer

Jeff Moyer; Executive Director, Rodale Institute: Jeff Moyer is a world-renowned authority ...

Paul Rice

Paul Rice is Founder and CEO of Fair Trade USA, the internationally-acclaimed ...

Jennifer Jensen

Jennifer Jensen, Manager of Sustainable Practices and Environmental Analytics, oversees Sustainable Environment ...

Ryan Huston

Following Ryan’s service in the United States Army, he and his wife, ...

Jeanne Wilson

Jeanne Wilson is the Associate Director of Brand Marketing at Kashi, a ...

Philip Taylor

Philip Taylor, Ph.D. is executive director of Mad Agriculture, which he co-founded ...

Ethan Soloviev

Ethan Soloviev is a farmer and Executive Vice President of Research at ...

Rebecca Burgess

Rebecca Burgess is the Executive Director of Fibershed, and Chair of the Board ...

Carlotta Mast

Carlotta Mast is the senior vice president of content and insights for ...

Hammad Atassi

Hammad Atassi is CEO of the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), the ...

Lani Estill

The Bare Ranch in Surprise Valley, California is the headquarters for the ...

Scott Miller

Scott is the Director of Business Development at the Sustainable Apparel Coalition ...

Erin Heitkamp

Erin Heitkamp is the Managing Director of Strategy, Sustainability & Assurance for ...

Marci Zaroff

Marci coined the term and pioneered the market for ECOfashion, and is ...

Mark Stavro

Mark Stavro is senior director of marketing for Bunge’s North American operations. ...

Chris Kerston

Chris Kerston has dedicated his life to helping connect innovative ranchers and ...

Matthew Reynolds

Matthew Reynolds is acting President and Co-Founder of INDIGENOUS Organic + Fair ...

Jim Kleinschmit

Jim is CEO and co-founder of Other Half Processing SBC, producer of ...

Elena Lécué

Elena Lécué is a mission-driven executive in the organic and natural products ...

Carol Shu

Carol is the Sustainability Manager at The North Face, where her work ...

Deanna Bratter

Deanna Bratter is the Senior Director of Public Benefit and Sustainable Development ...

Tina Owens

Tina Owens is Sr. Director, Agriculture for Danone North America and has ...

Daniela Ibarra-Howell

A native Argentinean, born and raised in Buenos Aires, Daniela is an ...

Katie Forrest

Katie is the Co-Founder and Chief of EPIC Provisions, a company specializing ...

Woody Tasch

Woody Tasch is the Founder and Chairman of the Slow Money Institute and ...

Rebecca Hamilton

Rebecca Hamilton is an owner and the co-CEO at Badger in Gilsum, ...

Finian Makepeace

Finian co-founded Kiss The Ground because for the first time in his ...

Tracy Miedema

As Vice President of Innovation and Brand Development, Tracy Miedema heads up ...

Keith Paustian, Ph.D.

Keith Paustian is University Distinguished Professor at Colorado State University, in the ...

Seleyn DeYarus

Seleyn DeYarus sees business as uniquely qualified to provide regenerative contributions to ...

David Haynes

Dave Haynes has served as Managing Director for Greenmont Capital Partners II ...

Victoria Keziah

Victoria Kindred Keziah is a twenty-five year strategist with a proven history ...

Kate Dillon Levin

Kate Dillon Levin is the VP of Marketing for North America at ...

Discussion Leaders

Victor Friedberg

Victor has been at the forefront of innovation, global development and sustainability ...

Bill Giebler

An award-winning writer and seasoned natural products industry veteran—with experience in food ...

Eric Thalken

Eric Thalken lives in the practical center of human energy and skill, ...

Amy Hall

Amy serves in the new role of Vice President, Social Consciousness for ...

Katina Boutis

Katina is the Sustainability Director at Loomstate, an ethical and sustainable private ...

Megan Weidner

Megan Weidner joined Bunge North America in 2015 as the vice president, ...

Alan Lewis

Alan directs government affairs and food and agriculture policy for Natural Grocers, a ...

Alex McIntosh

Alex co-founded and serves as chief executive officer of Thrive Natural Care. ...

Philip Taylor

Philip Taylor, Ph.D. is executive director of Mad Agriculture, which he co-founded ...

Ethan Soloviev

Ethan Soloviev is a farmer and Executive Vice President of Research at ...

Rebecca Burgess

Rebecca Burgess is the Executive Director of Fibershed, and Chair of the Board ...

Hammad Atassi

Hammad Atassi is CEO of the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), the ...

Scott Miller

Scott is the Director of Business Development at the Sustainable Apparel Coalition ...

Erin Heitkamp

Erin Heitkamp is the Managing Director of Strategy, Sustainability & Assurance for ...

Mark A. Retzloff

Mr. Retzloff is a pioneer in the organic and natural foods industry with ...

Lara Dickinson

Lara has nearly twenty years of consumer packaged goods marketing, sales, and ...

Ellen Johnson

Ellen Johnson began her career in product development where she quickly found ...

Jim Kleinschmit

Jim is CEO and co-founder of Other Half Processing SBC, producer of ...

Elena Lécué

Elena Lécué is a mission-driven executive in the organic and natural products ...

Tina Owens

Tina Owens is Sr. Director, Agriculture for Danone North America and has ...

Daniela Ibarra-Howell

A native Argentinean, born and raised in Buenos Aires, Daniela is an ...

Katherine DiMatteo

Katherine DiMatteo is the Executive Director of the Sustainable Food Trade Association ...

Woody Tasch

Woody Tasch is the Founder and Chairman of the Slow Money Institute and ...

Rebecca Hamilton

Rebecca Hamilton is an owner and the co-CEO at Badger in Gilsum, ...

Finian Makepeace

Finian co-founded Kiss The Ground because for the first time in his ...

David Haynes

Dave Haynes has served as Managing Director for Greenmont Capital Partners II ...

Kate Dillon Levin

Kate Dillon Levin is the VP of Marketing for North America at ...

Kim Coupounas

Kim Coupounas is a visionary leader and entrepreneur who is a passionate ...

Summit Facilitators

Emma Ruffin

Emma is a wearer of many hats: graphic facilitator, community organizer, and ...

Seleyn DeYarus

Seleyn DeYarus sees business as uniquely qualified to provide regenerative contributions to ...

Greg Burdulis
Greg Burdulis

From Cave to Corporate America, Greg Burdulis is a mindfulness teacher and ...

Tré Cates

Consulting with organizations in a variety of industries across 6 continents and ...

Farm to Table Dinner

Enjoy a tantalizingly delicious organic and regenerative dinner prepared by Chef Daniel Asher and hosted at River and Woods Restaurant in Boulder, CO on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 @ 6:30 PM. Enjoy wine pairing with each course featuring Demeter Certified Biodynamic wines. Space is limited. Tickets sold separately.

Daniel Asher
Executive Chef and Owner
River and Wood

Producer

Collaboration
Partners

Sponsors

Flourish

Regenerate

Restorative

Replenish

Presence & epicenter

Steward

Grow

Renew

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Promotion Partners

Media Partners

Travel & Accommodation

We encourage you to use public transportation from DIA (Denver International Airport) to Boulder. If you take the express bus from DIA it arrives at Downtown Boulder Transit Center. If you are staying at the Hilton Garden Inn, it is a short ride from the bus station. If you are staying at the Hotel Boulderado, it is walkable.