Regenerative Earth Summit
Food + Climate + Culture

“A truly regenerative agriculture is one in which all the natural resources we use to produce food get renewed in the process of using them.”
~ Fred Kirschenmann

Plan to participate in The Regenerative Earth Summit: Food + Climate + Culture in Boulder, Colorado, for two days with fellow influencers, innovators and leaders in the natural and organic food space, regenerative agriculture movement, soil carbon sequestration community, farmers, investors, local food and civic leaders to work across sectors to build strategies and story-telling that drive adoption of practical, regenerative agriculture methods in our food system.

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

Soil is a powerful solution to creating more nutritious food and sequestrating carbon.

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 purpose, and the fostering of collaborative relationships.  Together we can empower the food industry and its many stakeholders to bring about necessary change to the agriculture system by focusing on enhancing the health of soil for carbon draw down. Let’s begin the restoration of our relationship to soil and all the life that depends on it.

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

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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, November 6


8:00 AM

Registration & Breakfast

Set up for Marketplace of Ideas
Breakfast Sponsors
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9:00 AM

Welcome

Opening Ceremony

Mindfulness Practice lead by Greg Burdulis, 21st Century Monk

9:45 AM

Keynote

Keynote via LiveStream from Hazel Henderson, President, Ethical Markets – Author, futurist, writer and evolutionary economist, Hazel is a wealth of thought provoking information that inspires action for climate prosperity and ethical principles in business.

 

10:30 AM

Building a Path to Regenerative Food and Farming

Plenary Session Roundtable

Phil Graves, Sr. Director, Corporate Development, Patagonia
Daniela Ibarra-Howell, Co-founder/CEO, Savory Institute
Tom Newmark, Co-founder, The Carbon Underground
Timothy LaSalle, Ph.D., Co-founder, Regenerative Agriculture Institute, Chico State
Alisa Gravitz, Executive Director, Green America
Elizabeth Candelario, President, Demeter USA
Moderator: Seleyn DeYarus, Executive Director, At the Epicenter

11:15PM

Let’s Take a Short Break

11:45 AM

Building Regenerative Markets Starts at the Farm

Plenary Session Roundtable

Mark Guttridge, Ollin Family Farms, Longmont, CO
Les Szabo, Director of Constructive Capital, Dr. Bronner’s
Mark Shepard, CEO, Forest Agriculture Enterprises
Katie Forrest, Co-founder/CEO, Epic Provisions
Marc Ian Barasch, CEO, Green World Ventures
Victoria Keziah, Managing Director, Land to Market Strategic Initiative, Savory Institute
Moderator: Nova Sayers, Senior Manager Business Development, NSF

12:30PM

Small Group Strategy Session

Working groups aligned with panel conversation topics

1:30 PM

Enjoy a Healthy Lunch

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Explore the Marketplace of Ideas

2:30 PM

A Purposeful Pause

An experiential practice lead by Ralph Freelink, Transformative Coach, Amsterdam, NL

2:45 PM

Transforming Supply Chains to Regenerative Supply Webs

Plenary Session Roundtable
Greg Fleishman, Co-Founder/COO, Foodstirs
Scott Marcus, VP Marketing, Vital Farms
Rebecca Hamilton, Co-owner and VP of Research & Development, Badger Company
Kyle Garner, CEO, Organic India USA
Sara Newmark, VP Social Impact, MegaFood
Moderator: Gregory Landua, Co-founder, Terra Genesis International

3:30PM

Let’s Take a Short Break

4:00 PM

Policy for Supporting Carbon Farming

Plenary Session Roundtable
Claudine Schneider, former US Congresswoman from Rhode Island
Mark Lipson, Senior Policy and Program Specialist, Organic Farming Research Foundation
Aria McLauchlan, Co-founder, Land Core USA
Larry Kopald, Co-founder/President, The Carbon Underground
Lisa Stokke, Founder/Executive Director, Next 7
Calla Rose Ostrander, Independent Consultant
Moderator: Richard Eidlin, American Sustainable Business Council

4:45 PM

Small Group Strategy Session

Working groups aligned with panel conversation topics

5:45 PM

Synthesizing the Day

This session will allow ample time for interaction from all participants

6:30 PM

Regenerative Earth Reception & Celebration

(For Summit Registrants Only)

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Tuesday, November 7


8:00 AM

Breakfast

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Explore Marketplace of Ideas

9:00 AM

A Very Special Surprise

Followed by Mindful Practice lead by Greg Burdulis, 21st Century Monk

9:45 AM

Creating Culture in Business for Regeneration

Plenary Session Roundtable
John Foraker, Co-founder/CEO, Once Upon a Farm
Brook Eddy, Founder, Bhakti Chai
Steve Farrell, Executive Director, Humanity’s Team
Steve Savage, Founder/CEO, 1908 Brands
Mila Popovich, Ph.D, Founder, EVOLvED Leadership
Moderator: Seleyn DeYarus, Executive Director, At the Epicenter

10:30 AM

Let’s Take a Short Break

11:00AM

How Do We Pay for Regenerative Transition

Plenary Rountable Discussion
Tracy Miedema, VP of Innovation & Brand Development, Presence Marketing
Steve Hughes, Founder, Sunrise Strategic Partners
Vince Siciliano, President/CEO, New Resource Bank
Woody Tasch, Founder/Chairman, Slow Money Institute
David Haynes, Managing Director, Greenmont Capital Partners
Tina Owens, Senior Manager Sustainability & Procurement, Kashi
Moderator: Robyn O’Brien, Founder, AllergyKids

11:45 AM

Small Group Strategy Session

Working groups aligned with panel conversation topics

12:45 PM

Enjoy a Healthy Lunch

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Explore the Marketplace of Ideas

1:45 PM

A Purposeful Pause

An experiential practice lead by Ralph Freelink, Transformative Coach, Amsterdam, NL

2:00 PM

Measuring for Impact

Plenary Session Roundtable
Dan Kittredge, Founder & Executive Director, Bionutrient Food Association
Britt Lundgren, Director of Organic & Sustainable Agriculture, Stonyfield Farm
Keith Paustian, Ph.D., Univ. Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Soil and Crop Sciences, Colorado State University
Katherine DiMatteo, Executive Director, Sustainable Food Trade Association
Jeff Herrick, Soil Scientist, USDA-ARS
Moderator: Steve Hoffman, Managing Director, Compass Natural

2:45 PM

Let’s Take a Short Break

3:15PM

Building a Movement

Plenary Session Roundtable
Finian Makepeace, Co-founder, Kiss the Ground
Eric Pierce, Director of Business Insights, NEXT Data & Insights, New Hope Network
Kate Dillon Levin, VP of Marketing for North America, Ecosphere+
Walt Freese, CEO, Teton Waters Ranch
Sara Harper, Founder/Executive Director, Noble Growth Network
Moderator: Larry Kopald, Co-founder/President, The Carbon Underground

4:00 PM

Small Group Strategy Session

Working groups aligned with panel conversation topics

5:00 PM

Synthesizing the Day

This session will allow ample time for interaction from all participants

5:30 PM

Oh the Places We Shall Go…

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 recently left his role as President of Annie’s, Inc. and ...

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Larry Kopald

Considered a leading brand-building architect, Larry Kopald spent over twenty years at ...

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Aria McLauchlan

Aria McLauchlan is a social impact and environmental communications consultant and the ...

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Alisa Gravitz

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

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Robyn O’Brien

A former financial and food industry analyst, Robyn O’Brien has been called ...

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Elizabeth Candelario

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

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Phil Graves

As head of corporate development, Phil reports to Patagonia’s CEO and plays ...

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Tom Newmark

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

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Tina Owens

Tina serves as Senior Manager Sustainability & Procurement, Kashi Supply Chain and ...

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Daniela Ibarra-Howell

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

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Katherine DiMatteo

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

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Greg Fleishman

Fleishman has created and grown some of the world’s largest and most ...

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Katie Forrest

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

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Woody Tasch

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

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Britt Lundgren

Britt Lundgren is the Director of Organic and Sustainable Agriculture at Stonyfield, ...

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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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Calla Rose Ostrander

Calla Rose Ostrander is a Climate Change Innovations Advisor to individuals and ...

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Steve Farrell

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

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Marc Ian Barasch

In 2006, Marc Ian Barasch founded one of the pioneering organizations of ...

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Sara Newmark

Sara Newmark is VP of Social Impact for Foodstate and MegaFood products. ...

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Finian Makepeace

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

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Nova Sayers

Nova Sayers is passionate about building integrity, health and sustainability in our ...

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Steve Savage

As former founder and CEO of Eco-Products, Steve has been instrumental in ...

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Steve Hughes

Steve Hughes is a pioneer in the natural and organic food and ...

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Tracy Miedema

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

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Keith Paustian, Ph.D.

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

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Walt Freese

Walt Freese has served as the CEO, or President of three iconic ...

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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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Dan Kittredge

Dan Kittredge has been an organic farmer for more than 30 years, ...

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Scott Marcus

Scott Marcus is the VP Marketing for Vital Farms, the largest producer ...

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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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Mark Guttridge

As a child, Mark Guttridge lived a typical country kid’s life on ...

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Les Szabo

Les is currently Director of Constructive Capital at Dr. Bronner’s. He oversees ...

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Richard Eidlin

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

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Eric Pierce

Eric is a strategic marketing and market research professional who brings business ...

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Gregory Landua

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

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Lisa Stokke

Lisa Stokke has been a lifetime advocate for healthy food systems and ...

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Ralph Freelink

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

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Mark Lipson

Mark’s 35-year career spans the vanguard of the organic movement including: the ...

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David Haynes

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

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Sara Harper

Sara has been described by friends as “a force of nature.” She ...

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Steve Hoffman

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

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Robin Alfred

Robin Alfred, BA (Oxon), PGCE, M.Phil (Cantab) is an organizational consultant, facilitator, ...

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Greg Burdulis

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

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Victoria Keziah

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

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Kate Dillon Levin

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

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Jeff Herrick

Jeff Herrick is a soil scientist USDA-ARS in Las Cruces, New Mexico ...

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Claudine Schneider

Former (R) US House of Representative from Rhode Island, Claudine is an ...

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Vince Siciliano

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

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

Producer

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Promotion & Media Partners

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Product Heros

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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 Best Western, it is a short ride from the bus station. If you are staying at the Hotel Boulderado, it is walkable.