Regenerative Earth Summit
Food + Climate + Culture

“The answer…is dirt, the question is irrelevant.” Attributed to Stephanie Jo Kent

The Regenerative Earth Summit: Food + Climate + Culture is about the ground we walk on and the planet we call home. It is an invitation to the leadership in the organic and natural food industry, the emergent regenerative agriculture movement, the soil carbon sequestration community, agronomists, farmers, ranchers, academics and civic leaders. Together, we can forge a positive revolution in how we work together to bring healthy, nutritious foods to our communities, work collaboratively with earth’s life support systems to sequester carbon and steward the well being of all life.

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.

A beautiful red barn and farm on the plains. The rolling Palouse region of eastern Washington is one of the most fertile agricultural regions in the world. Here a golden wheat field and idyllic red barn are the subjects. This rolling landscape is ideal for photography and the region is dotted with turn-of-the-century homesteads and farms. This is harvest time on the Palouse, one of the prettiest times to visit. This location is near Colfax.

Why The Summit

Beneath our feet is a complex web of life. This skin of our planet is vital to our shared well-being. Humanity is at a crossroads. Shall we remain on the current trajectory? Or might we venture toward a new path? Are we willing to muster the tenacity and courage to collaborate across sectors?

We think the answer is YES! At the Regenerative Earth Summit, we will co-create an ecosystem of peers across multiple disciplines. Together, we’ll work to discover and devise how we can meaningfully collaborate in service to our shared vision of a vibrant, regenerative and health affirming food system world-wide that nourishes our communities, protects our natural resources and mitigates the effects of climate change.

If not us, who? If not now, when?

Who’s Coming

At the Epicenter is bringing visionary food industry and nonprofit leadership, farmers, ranchers, entrepreneurs, activists, and academics together to deep dive in a Summit experience designed for the robust flow of ideas, a shared sense of opportunity, and the fostering of collaborative relationships that empower the food industry and its many stakeholders to bring about necessary change to the USA agriculture system by focusing on enhancing the health of soil for carbon draw down.

If you are bold, curious, open-hearted and would like to be part of a catalyst for change — this event welcomes YOU.

Crate with vegetables
Crate with vegetables

Who’s Coming

At the Epicenter is bringing visionary food industry and nonprofit leadership, farmers, ranchers, entrepreneurs, activists, and academics together to deep dive in a Summit experience designed for the robust flow of ideas, a shared sense of opportunity, and the fostering of collaborative relationships that empower the food industry and its many stakeholders to bring about necessary change to the USA agriculture system by focusing on enhancing the health of soil for carbon draw down.

If you are bold, curious, open-hearted and would like to be part of a catalyst for change — this event welcomes YOU.

Monday, May 15

Taking Stock – Exploring Frameworks that Cultivate an Economy in Service to Life.


10:00 AM

Registration Deck Opens

Regenerative Economy Marketplace Set-up
Interest Area Meetings Open
Virtual Conference Begins for Bloggers
Sign up for special breakout sessions

12:00 PM

Lunch On Your Own

At the SEEC Café in the Summit venue

1:00 PM

Welcome

Welcome from Boulder Mayor Suzanne ‘Zan’ Jones
Summit Kickoff by Seleyn DeYarus and L. Hunter Lovins, Co-hosts

1:15 PM

Where Are We? A Landscape Survey

Panel Discussion

Andrew Winston, Author, Green to Gold
Chris Laszlo, Case Western University
Moderator: L. Hunter Lovins, President, Natural Capitalism Solutions

1:45 PM

The Road to Regenerative Capitalism

Presentation

John Fullerton, Founder, The Capital Institute

2:15 PM

Doughnut Economics: The Sweet Spot of Human Prosperity & Ecological Sustainability and How We’ll Get There

Presentation

Kate Raworth, Economist, Oxford University

2:45 PM

Break

3:00 PM

Economies that Work for All: Social Equity, Diversity and the Impact of ism’s

Plenary Session Roundtable

Jeanine Canty, Ph.D., Author, Professor, Naropa University
Sonrisa Lucero, City of Denver, Office of Sustianability
Invited: Anita Sanchez, Ph.D., author, Co-founder, Sanchez Tennis & Associates
Moderator: Elizabeth Caniglia, Regis University

4:00 PM

Ecological Economics Designs the Future

Presentation

Robert Costanza & Ida Kubiszewski, Economist, Australian National University

4:30 PM

The Matrix: Understanding & Applying Frameworks for A Finer Future

L. Hunter Lovins & Friends

5:30 – 7:00 PM

Reception

Interest tables in the open area during the reception will have Summit Navigators to foster conversation around the day’s sessions.

7:00 PM

Dinner on your own

The Summit will be reserving space at local restaurants for groups that wish to dine together: details to come

Tuesday, May 16

Regeneration in Today’s Economy


8:00 AM

Breakfast

Interest Area Tables & Small Group Meetings
Regenerative Economy Marketplace Opens
Breakouts with Breakfast

9:00 AM

Regenerative Agriculture in Action

Plenary Session Roundtable

Daniela Ibarra-Howell, Co-founder and CEO, Savory Institute
Elizabeth Kucinich, Board Member, Rodale Institute; Co-founder Plant-Based Foods Association
Moderator: Seleyn DeYarus, Executive Director, At the Epicenter

10:00 AM

Regenerative Supply Chain Models

Plenary Session Roundtable

Ryan Zinn, Organic & Fairtrade Coordinator, Dr. Bronner’s
Invited: A.C. Gallo, President, Whole Foods
Moderator: Gregory Landua, CEO, Terra Genesis International

11:00 AM

Coffee/Tea Time

11:15 AM

Breakout ‘UPTAKE’ Sessions

12:30 PM

Eat a Healthy Lunch

Regenerative Economy Marketplace

1:30 PM

Local and Regional Economies

Plenary Session Roundtable

Heather Bailey, ED Energy Strategy, City of Boulder
Invited: Woody Tasch, Founder, Slow Money
Invited: Darcy Landis, Local Forager, Whole Foods Rocky Mountain Region
Moderator: Michael Shuman, Author, Going Local

2:30 PM

Finance in the Regenerative Economy

Plenary Session Roundtable

Vince Siciliano, New Resource Bank
Additional panelists to be named
Moderator: Donna Morton, Change Finance

3:30 PM

Breakout ‘UPTAKE’ Sessions

5:00 PM

Synthesizing the Day

Plenary Session Roundtable for Conversation, Controversy & Commentary

Donna Morton – Presenter
Andrew Winston – Presenter
Kate Raworth – Panelist
Bob Costanza – Panelist
Ida Kubiszewski – Panelist
John Fullerton – Panelist

This session will allow ample time for interaction of the panel and participants

6:30 PM

Dinner on your own

The Summit will be reserving space at local restaurants for groups that wish to dine together: details to come

Wednesday, May 17

Building the Movements


8:00 AM

Breakfast

Interest Area Tables & Small Group Meetings
Regenerative Economy Marketplace
Breakouts with Breakfast

9:00 AM

Going Mainstream: Regenerative Narratives at Scale

Plenary Session Roundtable

Invited: Alex Bogusky, co-founder, Crispin Porter Bogusky
Invited: Freya Williams, CEO, North American, Futerra
Moderator to be named

10:00 AM

Conscious Leadership in Business

Plenary Session Roundtable

Kyle Garner, CEO, Organic India USA
Brook Eddy, Founder, Bhakti Chai
Greg Burdulis, Mindfulness + Leadership Consultant to Fortune 500
Moderator: Kim Coupounas, Director, B Lab

11:00 AM

Break

11:15 AM

Breakout ‘UPTAKE’ Sessions

12:30 PM

Eat!

1:30 PM

Policies for Regenerative Economies

Plenary Session Roundtable

Dennis Kucinich, Former U.S. Congressman
Invited: Jeffrey Hollender, Founder, Seventh Generation
Invited: Maggie Fox, CSU, former Executive Director, Climate Reality Project
Moderator: Richard Eidlin, Vice President of Policy and Campaigns & Co-founder, American Sustainable Business Council

2:30 PM

Building the Movements

Plenary Session Roundtable

Ronnie Cummins, International Director, Regeneration International
Invited: Nina Simons, Co-founder, Bioneers
Invited: Jeremy Heimans, CEO, Purpose
Moderator: Carlotta Mast, Executive Director, Content and Insights, New Hope Network

3:30 PM

Breakout ‘UPTAKE’ Sessions

4:30 PM

Closing Plenary Session

5:30 PM

Celebrity Chef Tasting – Finale Reception

Speaker Line Up

Check out our AMAZING line up of world class speakers!

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Hazel Henderson

Hazel Henderson D.Sc.Hon., FRSA, is the founder of Ethical Markets Media LLC ...

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John Foraker

John Foraker is the President of Annie’s, Inc. and a leading authority ...

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Larry Kopald

Larry Kopald has been a communications and branding professional for over twenty-five ...

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Alisa Gravitz

For thirty years, Alisa Gravitz has led Green America, the national green ...

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Elizabeth Candelario

Environmental and social advocate Elizabeth Candelario is managing director of Demeter USA, ...

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Tom Newmark

Tom Newmark spent fourteen years in the natural products industry, helping to ...

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Daniela Ibarra-Howell

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

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Katie Forrest

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

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Ronnie Cummins

Ronnie Cummins is co-founder of Regeneration International, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to ...

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Woody Tasch

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

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Timothy LaSalle, Ph.D.

Since 2007 Dr. Timothy J. LaSalle has championed his science-based hope for ...

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Rebecca Hamilton

Rebecca Hamilton is an owner and the VP of Research & Development ...

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Steve Farrell

Steve Farrell is the Worldwide Executive Director for Humanity’s Team, a global grassroots ...

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Finian Makepeace

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

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Elizabeth Kucinich

Prof. Elizabeth Kucinich is a government affairs, policy and partnerships professional based in ...

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Mila Popovich, Ph.D.

MILA POPOVICH, Ph.D., is the founder of EVOLvED Leadership – educational program, ...

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Mark Shepard

Mark Shepard is the CEO of Forest Agriculture Enterprises LLC and founder ...

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Kyle Garner

Kyle Garner is the CEO of Organic India USA.  Organic India is ...

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Seleyn DeYarus

Seleyn DeYarus is co-founder and executive director of At the Epicenter, a ...

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Brook Eddy

An interest in community development and a passion for travel led Brook ...

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Richard Eidlin

Richard is the Vice President for Policy and co-founder of the American ...

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Kim Coupounas

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

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Eva Willmann de Donlea

With a background in science, business, and finance, Eva is an experienced ...

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Ryan Zinn

Ryan Zinn is the Organic & Fair Trade Coordinator for Dr. Bronner’s. Ryan ...

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Gregory Landua

Gregory’s passion for creating healthy relationships through trade and agriculture has lead ...

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Ralph Freelink

Ralph Freelink is an executive coach and transformation leader from Amsterdam, The ...

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Steve Hoffman

Steve serves as Founder and Managing Director of Compass Natural, a full-service ...

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Victoria Keziah

Victoria Keziah is a seasoned strategist serving organizations that are contributing to ...

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Judith Ford, Ph.D.

Judith Ford recently defended her PhD dissertation: ‘Climate Change as Metaphor and ...

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Vince Siciliano

As President and CEO, Vince Siciliano leads New Resource Bank, a certified ...

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Greg Burdulis

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

Front Range Chef Tasting

Enjoy delicious organic and regenerative foods prepared by leading chefs from the Front Range of Colorado!

Front Range Chef Tasting

Daniel Asher
Executive Chef
River and Wood

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