October 29-30, 2019
Boulder, Colorado



Regenerative Earth Summit
Soil + Water + Climate

Hotel Boulderado
 Boulder, CO

“Many individuals are doing what they can. But real success can only come if there is a change in our societies and in our economics and in our politics”
~ David Attenborough


​Join At The Epicenter for the third annual Regenerative Earth Summit (RES19) - a unique convening of global leaders from across industry sectors, agriculture, academia and civic service. RES19 is outcomes based, recognizing the collaborative capacity to influence and accelerate systemic change by strategizing development of market incentives, policy, and supply investment that maximize benefit to people and planet. Viewing the earth as the source, not a resource, we will expand ourselves as an enriched community of stakeholders in regenerative action, exploring how to raise consumer understanding and move toward a diverse and inclusive economy that accelerates collaboration, transparency and urgency to heal our earth and ourselves.




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

The 2019 Regenerative Earth Summit (RES19) emphasizes organic and regenerative agricultural systems as the foundation of all agroforestry and agricultural supply. This emphasis is intended to galvanize a diverse Brand community around purchasing decisions that promote the health and wellbeing of people and planet from soil to finished product and enhances the resilience and profitability of farmers worldwide.

The foundational focus of our shared work is harnessing the power of commerce to provide wellbeing to people and planet in every step from production to product so we restore and regenerate our land, air, water, communities and biodiversity for generations to come.

Who’s Coming

RES19 draws from a diverse community of contributors and participants which includes farmers and ranchers as the foundation of the supply web; academics as experts on climate science and soil; entrepreneurs as powerful innovators and action takers; leaders in marketing and brand experts building bridges to consumer awareness and sales data; financial advisors and investors cultivating connections in successful financial models; vice presidents and chief executive officers as pioneers and leaders growing a necessary regenerative movement.

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

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  • Day 2

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29 



REGISTRATION

Coffee and Tea ​



Let's Begin with Mindfulness 


 Regenerative Slam™ 30,000 Feet

Tom Newmark, Co-founder and Chair, The Carbon Underground
Larry Kopald, Co-founder and President, The Carbon Underground


Packaging, Bio-Plastics and Microfiber - Addressing Impacts to Water 

Plenary Panel Roundtable

Anchor Voices:

Deanna Bratter, Senior Director of Public Benefit and Sustainable Development, Danone North America
Alyssa Harding, Executive Director, Sustainable Food Trade Association
Jane Franch, Director, Strategic Sourcing & Sustainability, Numi Organic Tea
Reyna Bryan, President,  RCD Packaging
Moderator: Nicole Silk,  Executive Director, River Network



Back to Roots: Supply Communities

Plenary Panel Roundtable

Anchor Voices:
Ryan Zinn, Organic & Fair Trade Coordinator, Dr. Bronner's
Sara Newmark,  Vice President of Social Impact, MegaFood
Greg Pinch, Ethical Buyer - Manufacturing, Lush North America
Megan Meiklejohn, Sustainable Materials and Transparency Manager, Eileen Fisher
Christophe Jospe, Co-Founder, Nori
Moderator: Erin Callahan, Director,  Climate Collaborative




Enjoy a Healthy Lunch and Network

​Explore the Marketplace of Ideas


Regenerative Slam™ Healing our Oceans



Body Tune and Mindful Pause

​Guided by Greg Burdulis, Mindfulness Teacher


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 a variety of themes that will be hosted by a Discussion Leader serving at each table. Participants will self-select where they wish to work for this Group Session. 


Storytelling Tools to Inspire Consumer Awareness and Engagement


Plenary Panel Roundtable

Anchor Voices:

Pablo Munoz Ledo, Co-Founder, Lookin.to
Rob Schuham, Co-Founder, Common
Erik Bruun BindslevFounder, Merika
Diana Rodgers, RD, Author & Sustainability Advocate, Sustainable Dish
Yoli Ouiya, Founder, Next in Wellness | Yoli’s Green Living
Moderator: Finian MakepeaceCo-Founder, Kiss the Ground


Regenerative Slam™ ​​

The Science of Soil Regeneration​​​​
Hear from researchers on the growing body of scientific and observed understanding about the restorative capacity of soil when managed for maximum health in regenerative and regenerative organic approaches in ranching, farming and agroforestry initiatives.

Daniel Liptzin, Ph.D., Project Scientist, Soil Health Institute
Megan Schipanski, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Soil and Crop Sciences, Colorado State University
Justin Duncan, Sustainable Agriculture Specialist, National Center for Appropriate Technology
Moderator: Phil Taylor, Ph.D., Co-founder, Mad Agriculture



Moving Capital Investment to Regeneration


Plenary Panel Roundtable

Anchor Voices:

David HaynesCo-Founder, rePlant Capital
Stephen HohenriederCEO and CIO, Meyer Family Enterprises
Corey VernonSenior Associate, Radicle Impact Partners
Dan Fitzgerald Founder, ReGen Ventures
Jamal Lucas, Global Impact Investor, Phoenician Trading Unlimited
Moderator: Konda MasonCo-Founder, Jubilee Partners



Thinking Wrong about Soil & Water

Who says networking has to be awkward? The Determined will guide attendees through quick exercises that introduce us to one another while activating a creative way of thinking about the conference theme. Make new friends in this fun and engaging guided networking event.


DINNER RECEPTION
Join us for a beautiful feast prepared by local chef and farmer, Lyle Davis and his team at Plenty!



Keynote Speakers

Charles Eisenstein
Charles Eisenstein is a cultural philosopher and the author of several books, including Sacred Economics, Climate: A New Story, and[...]
Tieraona Low Dog, MD
Tieraona Low Dog, MD is a physician, author, and thought leader in integrative medicine. Her background in herbal medicine, midwifery,[...]
Tom Newmark
Tom Newmark spent fourteen years in the natural products industry, helping to build New Chapter into a premier brand in[...]
Larry Kopald
Considered a leading brand-building architect, Larry Kopald spent over twenty years at some of the world's leading advertising agencies overseeing[...]

Speaker Line Up

Check out our AMAZING line up of world class speakers!

Matthew Raiford
Early in 2018, Matthew Raiford was shocked when the news came down from New York that he had been named[...]
Will Harris
Will Harris is a fourth generation cattleman, who tends the same land that his great-grandfather settled in 1866. Born and[...]
Konda Mason
Konda Mason is a social entrepreneur, earth and social justice activist and spiritual teacher. Her work sits at the intersection[...]
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[...]
Bob Quinn, PhD
Robert “Bob” Quinn—the 2007 recipient of the Montana Organic Association Lifetime of Service Award—is a progressive leader in promoting organic[...]
Justin Duncan
Justin has a BS in Agronomy from Prairie View A&M University, an 1890 Land Grant Institution, and an MS in[...]
Sara Newmark
Sara Newmark is VP of Social Impact for MegaFood. Leading the development of MegaFood’s social responsibility and environmental sustainability efforts,[...]
Dan Fitzgerald
Dan's reason for being is to create a harmonious existence, for all beings and the planet, now and for future[...]
Ryan Zinn
Ryan Zinn manages Dr. Bronner’s international organic and fair trade supply chains in Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Ryan has[...]
Nicole Silk
Understanding how people relate to water and what water needs to remain healthy has been a central tenet of Nicole’s[...]
Stephen Hohenrieder
Stephen Hohenrieder is the CEO and CIO of a single-family investment office where he oversees a portfolio that includes a[...]
MaryAnne Howland
“First and foremost, I am a storyteller for social change, creating stories that reflect human value. Culturally sensitive communications and[...]
Andrew Hebard
Andrew Hebard is President & CEO of Natures Crops International. Founded in 2004, Natures Crops is a vertically integrated and[...]
Tim Gordon
Tim Gordon became President at CBDRx and Functional Remedies in 2017 and is now serving as Chief Science Officer.  Born[...]
Annie Brown
Annie has been the Director of Development at Rodale Institute since 2012. For over 70 years, Rodale Institute has been[...]
John-Paul Maxfield
In 2009, founder John-Paul Maxfield left the world of private equity without a clear plan for his future. He did[...]
Jamal Lucas
Mr. Jamal Lucas is a global impact investor with a strong interest in sustainability and natural resource supply chains. He[...]
Corey Vernon
Corey is a Senior Associate at Radicle Impact Partners, which provides early stage growth capital for transformative companies in the[...]
Yoli Ouiya
Yoli Ouiya is a driving force in the Global Sustainability and Wellness movement. Yoli’s interest in sustainability and wellness began[...]
Rob Schuham
Rob is Co-Founder of COMMON, a global community and design accelerator for socially responsible organizations. Rob has also worked on[...]
David Levine
David Levine is the co-founder and President of the American Sustainable Business Council, a coalition of business organizations and businesses,[...]
Erik Bruun Bindslev
Erik is the founder of MERIKA, London. He is also a brand advisor and venture partner.Since 2002 Erik have been[...]
Erin Callahan
Erin is the Director of the Climate Collaborative, responsible for management and execution of the Collaborative’s work, including all programming,[...]
Reyna Bryan
Reyna Bryan is the president of RCD Packaging, a sustainable packaging innovation and supply company.  (www.rainchilddesign.com).  Reyna's expertise is in[...]
Jane Franch
Jane Franch is the Director of Strategic Sourcing & Sustainability at Numi Organic Tea. Jane works closely with Numi’s suppliers—from[...]
Abbey Smith
Abbey serves as the Savory Global  Network Coordinator. She is also owner and operator of the Jefferson Center for Holistic Management[...]
Isaac Nichelson
An innovative leader and progressive entrepreneur with 25 years of apparel industry experience. Isaac is known for propelling cutting-edge product[...]
Wendy Millet
Wendy Millet is director of TomKat Ranch, a 100% grass-fed cattle ranch and a learning center whose mission is to[...]
Pablo Munoz Ledo
Pablo is the lead creator of INTO, a platform that is revolutionizing the way mission-driven producers and brands connect with[...]
Greg Pinch
Greg Pinch is a senior member of Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetic’s Ethical Sourcing team. Through an innovative mix of funding,[...]
Thea O’Carroll
Thea O’Carroll, Founder, CEO & Farmer, Yield Organic, manages her family farm in Northeast Nebraska and is finishing her 11th[...]
Alyssa Harding
Alyssa serves as the Executive Director of the Sustainable Food Trade Association, a membership organization that represents organic companies in[...]
Christophe Jospe
Christophe Jospe is an analyst, storyteller, marketer, and fundraiser for solutions that can remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. At[...]
Diana Rogers, RD
Diana Rodgers, RD, is a “real food” nutritionist living on a working organic farm near Boston, Massachusetts. She’s an author,[...]
Meagan Schipanski
Dr. Meagan Schipanski is an Associate Professor in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at Colorado State University. Her research[...]
Nova Covington-Halter
Nova Covington is the Founder and CEO of Goddess Garden, the leading reef-safe sunscreen brand for sensitive skin. As a[...]
Megan Meiklejohn
Megan Meiklejohn is the Manager of Sustainable Materials & Transparency at EILEEN FISHER, Inc., a New York based women’s clothing[...]
Daniel Liptzin PhD
Dr. Daniel Liptzin serves as the soil health indicators assessment project lead scientist for the High Plains as Project Scientist[...]
Vicki Goldstein
A lifelong ocean advocate, Vicki earned a Master’s degree in marine policy from Yale University. Working for the National Oceanic[...]
Philip Taylor
Philip Taylor, Ph.D. is executive director of Mad Agriculture, which he co-founded with his life partner, Nicole Brinks, to create[...]
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[...]
Deanna Bratter
Deanna Bratter is the Senior Director of Public Benefit and Sustainable Development for Danone North America, the largest public benefit[...]
Dave Haynes
Dave Haynes is co-founder of rePlant Capital, a new impact investment group focusing on soil health and regenerative transition at[...]
Daniela Ibarra-Howell
A native Argentinean, born and raised in Buenos Aires, Daniela is an agronomist by profession and holds a MS in[...]
Finian Makepeace
Finian Makepeace is the co-founder of Kiss the Ground and a renowned presenter, media creator, and thought leader in the[...]
John Roulac
John W. Roulac is founder and Chief Hemp Officer of RE Botanicals, the Pure Organic Hemp Apothecary brand. In 1999,[...]

Discussion Leaders

Jovan Sage
Jovan Sage’s days are steeped in transforming seeds into plants and plants into enriching teas, hearty medicine and delicious dishes.[...]
Will Harris
Will Harris is a fourth generation cattleman, who tends the same land that his great-grandfather settled in 1866. Born and[...]
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[...]
Bob Quinn, PhD
Robert “Bob” Quinn—the 2007 recipient of the Montana Organic Association Lifetime of Service Award—is a progressive leader in promoting organic[...]
Nicole Silk
Understanding how people relate to water and what water needs to remain healthy has been a central tenet of Nicole’s[...]
Colleen Kavanagh
Colleen has dedicated her life to improving nutrition quality in food to provide the foundational support people and communities need[...]
Stephen Hohenrieder
Stephen Hohenrieder is the CEO and CIO of a single-family investment office where he oversees a portfolio that includes a[...]
MaryAnne Howland
“First and foremost, I am a storyteller for social change, creating stories that reflect human value. Culturally sensitive communications and[...]
Yoli Ouiya
Yoli Ouiya is a driving force in the Global Sustainability and Wellness movement. Yoli’s interest in sustainability and wellness began[...]
Max Neumeyer
After graduating from Colorado College in 2009, Max worked on Capitol Hill before joining Teach For America. He taught middle[...]
Erik Bruun Bindslev
Erik is the founder of MERIKA, London. He is also a brand advisor and venture partner.Since 2002 Erik have been[...]
Erin Callahan
Erin is the Director of the Climate Collaborative, responsible for management and execution of the Collaborative’s work, including all programming,[...]
Abbey Smith
Abbey serves as the Savory Global  Network Coordinator. She is also owner and operator of the Jefferson Center for Holistic Management[...]
Wendy Millet
Wendy Millet is director of TomKat Ranch, a 100% grass-fed cattle ranch and a learning center whose mission is to[...]
Pablo Munoz Ledo
Pablo is the lead creator of INTO, a platform that is revolutionizing the way mission-driven producers and brands connect with[...]
Greg Pinch
Greg Pinch is a senior member of Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetic’s Ethical Sourcing team. Through an innovative mix of funding,[...]
Meri Lillia Mullins
Meri Lillia Mullins is the founder of Growing Resilience and the manager of Lighthearted Ranch in Longmont Colorado. Through her[...]
La Rhea Pepper
La Rhea Pepper is the Managing Director and a co-founder of the global non-profit Textile Exchange and an advocate for[...]
Christophe Jospe
Christophe Jospe is an analyst, storyteller, marketer, and fundraiser for solutions that can remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. At[...]
Diana Rogers, RD
Diana Rodgers, RD, is a “real food” nutritionist living on a working organic farm near Boston, Massachusetts. She’s an author,[...]
Luke Smith
Systems ecologist, educator, and designer with over a decade of experience working with brands, farmers, investors and non-profits to identify[...]
Megan Meiklejohn
Megan Meiklejohn is the Manager of Sustainable Materials & Transparency at EILEEN FISHER, Inc., a New York based women’s clothing[...]
Philip Taylor
Philip Taylor, Ph.D. is executive director of Mad Agriculture, which he co-founded with his life partner, Nicole Brinks, to create[...]
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[...]
Elizabeth Candelario
Elizabeth Candelario has worked in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors and believes passionately in the role of business to[...]
Finian Makepeace
Finian Makepeace is the co-founder of Kiss the Ground and a renowned presenter, media creator, and thought leader in the[...]
Sarah Harrison
Sarah Harrison was a designer of brands and software for a variety of tech startups before discovering a love for[...]

Summit Activators

Seleyn DeYarus
Seleyn DeYarus is co-founder and CEO of At the Epicenter. She is known for her passionate enthusiasm about how together,[...]
Sarah Harrison
Sarah Harrison was a designer of brands and software for a variety of tech startups before discovering a love for[...]
Marc O’Brien
Marc O’Brien is a design strategist, designer, and creative facilitator, who has been working with people who give a damn[...]
Greg Burdulis
From Cave to Corporate America, Greg Burdulis is a mindfulness teacher and certified professional coach. He specializes in guiding stressed[...]
Tré Cates
Consulting with organizations in a variety of industries across 6 continents and 35 countries, Tré has proven to be indispensable[...]

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