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.


Farm to
Fashion Show

  • Day 1
  • Day 2

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5 


Registration

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




Welco​​​​m​​​​​e

Opening Ceremony — Guided by Tré Cates and Seleyn DeYarus

Mindfulness Practice — Guided by Greg Burdulis, Mindfulness Teacher


The​​​​med Working Group Activation

Introductions at Tables and Goals for Day


Keynote Regenerative Slam™

Rose Marcario, CEO and President, Patagonia


Pause and Reflect


​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


Pause and Reflect


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


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


Pause and Reflect


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


Pause and Reflect


Enjoy a Healthy Lunch

​Explore the Marketplace of Ideas


Body Tune and Mindful Pause

​Guided by Greg Burdulis, Mindfulness Teacher


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



Pause and Reflect


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


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.


Synthesizing the Day

This session will allow sharing from table groups with all participants
Guided by Tré Cates and Seleyn DeYarus


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.

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 as COO and CFO.  Since her taking the ...

Dr. Helen Crowley

Dr. Helen Crowley joined Kering in November 2011 and is the Head of Sustainable Sourcing Innovation. Prior to Kering, Helen ...

Edouard Rollet

Edouard Rollet, Co-Founder, Alter Eco Americas, Inc., is a seasoned social entrepreneur, brand builder, leader and innovator, Rollet has brought ...

Natalie Reitman-White

Natalie Reitman-White is the Vice President of Organizational Vitality and Trade Advocacy at Organically Grown Company, one of the largest ...

Winona LaDuke

Winona LaDuke is a rural development economist working on issues of economic, food, and energy sovereignty. She lives and works ...

Gina Asoudegan

Gina Asoudegan is Vice President of Mission and Innovation Strategy at Applegate. She oversees product innovations that are designed to ...

Victor Friedberg

Victor has been at the forefront of innovation, global development and sustainability for over 20 years. As Co-Founder of S2G ...

Ethan Steinberg

Ethan is a startup growth expert who is focused on turning ideas into reality. He is a Managing Partner & ...

Eric Thalken

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

Amy Hall

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

Charles Massy

Charles Massy gained a Bachelor of Science at Australian National University (ANU) in 1976 before going farming for 35 years ...

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 ...

Megan Weidner

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

Jenni Harris

​Jenni Harris, Will’s middle daughter, is the fifth generation of the Harris family to tend cattle at White Oak Pastures. ...

Jeff Moyer

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

Paul Rice

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

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, Kat, decided to build a business that truly ...

Jeanne Wilson

Jeanne Wilson is the Associate Director of Brand Marketing at Kashi, a company founded on the belief that food should ...

Philip Taylor

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

Ethan Soloviev

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

Rebecca Burgess

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

Carlotta Mast

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

Hammad Atassi

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

Lani Estill

The Bare Ranch in Surprise Valley, California is the headquarters for the Rambouillet sheep operation and Lani’s Lana~Fine ...

Scott Miller

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

Erin Heitkamp

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

Marci Zaroff

Marci coined the term and pioneered the market for ECOfashion, and is an internationally-recognized ...

Mark Stavro

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

Lara Dickinson

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

Chris Kerston

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

Matthew Reynolds

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

Jim Kleinschmit

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

Elena Lécué

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

Carol Shu

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

Deanna Bratter

Deanna Bratter is the Senior Director of Public Benefit and Sustainable Development for Danone North America, the ...

Tina Owens

Tina Owens is Sr. Director, Agriculture for Danone North America and has worked in supply chain for 18 years, holding ...

Daniela Ibarra-Howell

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

Katie Forrest

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

Woody Tasch

Woody Tasch is the Founder and Chairman of the Slow Money Institute and author of Soil: Notes Towards the Theory and ...

Rebecca Hamilton

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

Finian Makepeace

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

Tracy Miedema

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

Keith Paustian, Ph.D.

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

Seleyn DeYarus

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

David Haynes

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

Victoria Keziah

Victoria Kindred Keziah is a twenty-five year strategist with a proven history of building businesses from the bottom up. She began her  ...

Kate Dillon Levin

Kate Dillon Levin is the VP of Marketing for North America at Ecosphere+, a venture founded by the award winning Althelia ...

Discussion Leaders

Victor Friedberg

Victor has been at the forefront of innovation, global development and sustainability for over 20 years. As Co-Founder of S2G ...

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, machines, money and biological diversity, with the mission ...

Amy Hall

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

Katina Boutis

Katina is the Sustainability Director at Loomstate, an ethical and sustainable private label uniform company with long roots in ...

Megan Weidner

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

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 with his life partner, Nicole Brinks, to create ...

Ethan Soloviev

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

Rebecca Burgess

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

Hammad Atassi

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

Scott Miller

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

Erin Heitkamp

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

Mark A. Retzloff

Mr. Retzloff is a pioneer in the organic and natural foods industry with a 49-year career starting and managing successful ...

Lara Dickinson

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

Ellen Johnson

Ellen Johnson began her career in product development where she quickly found her passion for sustainability after being  ...

Jim Kleinschmit

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

Elena Lécué

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

Tina Owens

Tina Owens is Sr. Director, Agriculture for Danone North America and has worked in supply chain for 18 years, holding ...

Daniela Ibarra-Howell

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

Katherine DiMatteo

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

Woody Tasch

Woody Tasch is the Founder and Chairman of the Slow Money Institute and author of Soil: Notes Towards the Theory and ...

Rebecca Hamilton

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

Finian Makepeace

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

David Haynes

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

Kate Dillon Levin

Kate Dillon Levin is the VP of Marketing for North America at Ecosphere+, a venture founded by the award winning Althelia  ...

Kim Coupounas

Kim Coupounas is a visionary leader and entrepreneur who is a passionate advocate for responsible business and a ....

Summit Facilitators

Emma Ruffin

Emma is a wearer of many hats: graphic facilitator, community organizer, and problem solver. As a graphic facilitator or “scribe” ...

Seleyn DeYarus

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

Greg Burdulis

From Cave to Corporate America, Greg Burdulis is a mindfulness teacher and certified professional coach. He specializes in guiding ...

Tré Cates

Consulting with organizations in a variety of industries across 6 continents and 35 countries, Tré has proven to be indispensable in designing, developing, 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

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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 Hilton Garden Inn, it is a short ride from the bus station. If you are staying at the Hotel Boulderado, it is walkable.

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