Speakers

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Rose Marcario

Rose Marcario is President and CEO of Patagonia, she joined in 2008 as COO and CFO.  Since her taking the ...

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Eric Thalken

Eric Thalken lives in the practical center of human energy and skill, machines, money and biological diversity, with the mission ...

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Amy Hall

Amy serves in the new role of Vice President, Social Consciousness for women’s clothing designer EILEEN FISHER.  In this capacity, ...

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Kenneth Lee

Kenneth Lee is Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Lotus Foods, one of the most innovative, organic and fair trade specialty rice brands ...

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Megan Weidner

Megan Weidner joined Bunge North America in 2015 as the vice president, corporate responsibility and sustainability. Megan is active in the industry ...

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Jeff Moyer

Jeff Moyer; Executive Director, Rodale Institute: Jeff Moyer is a world-renowned authority in regenerative organic agriculture. His expertise includes organic ...

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Paul Rice

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

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André Walker

André Walker has a simple passion… improving people’s quality of life. This has manifested itself in his work with non-profits, ...

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Sara Eckhouse

Sara Eckhouse is Executive Director of FoodShot Global, an innovative, collaborative platform of investors, industry leaders, innovators, and advocates who ...

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Maria Uspenski

Founder and CEO Maria Uspenski is the innovative force behind our Steepware® designs. Drawing on her background as an MIT ...

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Yoli Ouiya

Yoli Ouiya is a driving force in the Global Sustainability and Wellness movement. Yoli’s interest in sustainability and wellness began ...

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MaryAnne Howland

“First and foremost, I am a storyteller for social change, creating stories that reflect human value. Culturally sensitive communications and ...

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Philip Taylor

Philip Taylor, Ph.D. is executive director of Mad Agriculture, which he co-founded with his life partner, Nicole Brinks, to create ...

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Meriwether Hardie

Meriwether’s career has focused on climate-smart agriculture, natural resource protection, sustainable community development, wilderness exploration, and the facilitation of innovative ...

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Ethan Soloviev

Ethan Soloviev is a farmer and Executive Vice President of Research at HowGood.com, where he manages the world’s largest product ...

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Rebecca Burgess

Rebecca Burgess is the Executive Director of Fibershed, and Chair of the Board for Carbon Cycle Institute. She has over a ...

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Galit Laibow

Galit Laibow is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Foodstirs, where she’s taken a no-holds-barred approach to reinventing the ...

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Cara Chacon

As Patagonia’s VP of Social and Environmental Responsibility, Cara leads a team of professionals that set strategy and implement Patagonia’s ...

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Alison Czeczuga

Alison Czeczuga is a lifelong plant lover who turned her passion for the natural world into a career. She currently ...

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Carlotta Mast

Carlotta Mast is the senior vice president of content and insights for Informa’s Global Health & Nutrition Network, which includes ...

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Erin Stokes, ND

Erin Stokes, ND is the Medical Director at MegaFood, and a registered Naturopathic Doctor in the state of Colorado. Dr. ...

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Hammad Atassi

Hammad Atassi is CEO of the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), the leading policy advocacy group representing the interests of ...

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Scott Miller

Scott is the Director of Business Development at the Sustainable Apparel Coalition where he is focused upon growing membership and ...

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Erin Heitkamp

Erin Heitkamp is the Managing Director of Strategy, Sustainability & Assurance for Pipeline Foods. She has worked in the fields ...

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Marci Zaroff

Marci coined the term and pioneered the market for ECOfashion, and is an internationally-recognized ECOlifestyle entrepreneur, educator and expert. Founder ...

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Mark Stavro

Mark Stavro is senior director of marketing for Bunge’s North American operations. Bunge North America is a leading innovative food ...

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Lara Dickinson

Lara has nearly twenty years of consumer packaged goods marketing, sales, and general management experience with an emphasis on bringing ...

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Chris Kerston

Chris Kerston has dedicated his life to helping connect innovative ranchers and farmers with progressive brands in ways that create ...

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Matthew Reynolds

Matthew Reynolds is acting President and Co-Founder of INDIGENOUS Organic + Fair Trade Fashion, a pioneer and leader in the ...

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Jim Kleinschmit

Jim is CEO and co-founder of Other Half Processing SBC, producer of identity-preserved byproducts from the “other half” of regenerative, ...

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Janice Hall

Janice Hall is President, Natural Network International since 1991 — a business development, marketing and trends forecasting company, specializing in ...

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Elena LéCué

Elena Lécué is a mission-driven executive in the organic and natural products and consumer packaged goods industries.  As EVP of ...

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Amy Keller

Amy Keller, CCN, is the Director of Education and Training for ORGANIC INDIA. With a background in nutrition science and ...

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Carol Shu

Carol is the Sustainability Manager at The North Face, where her work ranges from apparel recycling and retail waste to ...

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Deanna Bratter

Deanna Bratter is the Director of Sustainable Development for Danone North America, the largest public benefit corporation and the largest Certified ...

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Hazel Henderson

Hazel Henderson D.Sc.Hon., FRSA, is the founder of Ethical Markets Media LLC and the creator and co-executive Producer of its ...

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John Foraker

John Foraker recently left his role as President of Annie’s, Inc. and is a co-founder and CEO of Once Upon ...

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Larry Kopald

Considered a leading brand-building architect, Larry Kopald spent over twenty years at some of the world’s leading advertising agencies overseeing ...

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Aria McLauchlan

Aria McLauchlan is a social impact and environmental communications consultant and the co-founder of Land Core USA, which is creating ...

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Alisa Gravitz

For thirty years, Alisa Gravitz has led Green America, the national green economy organization. Green America develops marketplace solutions to ...

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Robyn O’Brien

A former financial and food industry analyst, Robyn O’Brien has been called “food’s Erin Brockovich” by the New York Times ...

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Elizabeth Candelario

Environmental and social advocate Elizabeth Candelario is President of Demeter USA, the nation’s only certifier of Biodynamic farms and products ...

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Phil Graves

As head of corporate development, Phil reports to Patagonia’s CEO and plays a significant role in investments, innovation, strategy, and ...

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Tom Newmark

Tom Newmark spent fourteen years in the natural products industry, helping to build New Chapter into a premier brand in ...

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Tina Owens

Tina serves as Senior Manager Sustainability & Procurement, Kashi Supply Chain and has worked at Kellogg in supply chain roles ...

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Daniela Ibarra-Howell

A native Argentinean, born and raised in Buenos Aires, Daniela is an agronomist by profession and holds a MS in ...

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Greg Fleishman

Fleishman has created and grown some of the world’s largest and most successful brands during his 20-year career – launching ...

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Katie Forrest

Katie is the Co-Founder and Chief of EPIC Provisions, a company specializing in creating nutrient dense meat based superfoods. EPIC ...

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Woody Tasch

Woody Tasch is the Founder and Chairman of the Slow Money Institute and author of Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: ...

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Britt Lundgren

Britt Lundgren is the Director of Organic and Sustainable Agriculture at Stonyfield, an organic yogurt company based in Londonderry, NH.  ...

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Timothy LaSalle, Ph.D.

Since 2007 Dr. Timothy J. LaSalle has championed his science-based hope for a regenerative food system that will mitigate climate ...

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Rebecca Hamilton

Rebecca Hamilton is an owner and the co-CEO at Badger in Gilsum, New Hampshire. She oversees new product innovation from ...

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Calla Rose Ostrander

Calla Rose Ostrander is a Climate Change Innovations Advisor to individuals and organizations dedicated to stabilizing Earth’s climate. From 2008-2016 ...

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Steve Farrell

Steve Farrell is the Worldwide Executive Director for Humanity’s Team, a global grassroots spiritual movement focused on awakening and embodying Oneness ...

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Lauren Ivison

Lauren Ivison joined Ridgeline Ventures in 2016 with broad transactional and advisory experience across finance, law, and management consulting. Prior ...

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Marc Ian Barasch

In 2006, Marc Ian Barasch founded one of the pioneering organizations of the global regeneration movement, the Green World Campaign, ...

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Sara Newmark

Sara Newmark is VP of Social Impact for Foodstate and MegaFood products. Leading the development of FoodState’s social responsibility and ...

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Finian Makepeace

Finian co-founded Kiss The Ground because for the first time in his life he saw that there was a solution ...

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Nova Sayers

Nova Sayers is passionate about building integrity, health and sustainability in our food & agriculture system – in a way ...

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Steve Savage

As former founder and CEO of Eco-Products, Steve has been instrumental in increasing awareness of environmental issues and sustainability for ...

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Steve Hughes

Steve Hughes is a pioneer in the natural and organic food and beverage industry with over 35 years of experience. ...

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Tracy Miedema

As Vice President of Innovation and Brand Development, Tracy Miedema heads up innovation at Presence Marketing, the nation’s leading brokerage ...

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Keith Paustian, Ph.D.

Keith Paustian is University Distinguished Professor at Colorado State University, in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, and Senior ...

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Walt Freese

Walt Freese has served as the CEO, or President of three iconic businesses that have each played an important role ...

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Mila Popovich, Ph.D.

MILA POPOVICH, Ph.D., is the founder of EVOLvED Leadership – educational program, practice and community for transformational leadership on the ...

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Mark Shepard

Mark Shepard is the CEO of Forest Agriculture Enterprises LLC and founder of Restoration Agriculture Development. He runs New Forest ...

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Dan Kittredge

Dan Kittredge has been an organic farmer for more than 30 years, and is the founder and executive director of ...

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Scott Marcus

Scott Marcus is the VP Marketing for Vital Farms, the largest producer of pasture-raised eggs. He has spent the past ...

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Kyle Garner

Kyle Garner is the CEO of Organic India USA.  Organic India is a leading mission-driven manufacturer of herb-based wellness teas ...

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Seleyn DeYarus

Seleyn DeYarus sees business as uniquely qualified to provide regenerative contributions to the vibrancy of communities and ecosystems in collaboration ...

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Brook Eddy

An interest in community development and a passion for travel led Brook Eddy to India in 2002 to research a ...

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Mark Guttridge

As a child, Mark Guttridge lived a typical country kid’s life on his grandmother’s 6 acres of land off of ...

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Les Szabo

Les is currently Director of Constructive Capital at Dr. Bronner’s. He oversees business development activities for the company, which includes ...

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Richard Eidlin

Richard is the Vice President for Policy and co-founder of the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), which represents over 225,000 ...

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Eric Pierce

Eric is a strategic marketing and market research professional who brings business management experience and consumer behavior perspectives to his ...

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Gregory Landua

Gregory’s passion for creating healthy relationships through trade and agriculture has lead him on a journey to explore all phases ...

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Lisa Stokke

Lisa Stokke has been a lifetime advocate for healthy food systems and through this commitment co-founded Food Democracy Now!, a ...

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Ralph Freelink

Ralph Freelink is an executive coach and transformation leader from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He is also the founder of the ...

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Mark Lipson

Mark’s 35-year career spans the vanguard of the organic movement including: the early UCSantaCruz Agroecology Program, co-founding the Molino Creek ...

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David Haynes

Dave Haynes has served as Managing Director for Greenmont Capital Partners II since its inception in 2008. Greenmont Capital is ...

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