Program

March 21, 2019 | San Francisco Presidio

We all share the same risks posed by the changing environmental, social and political climate. So, let's share our economic solutions to regenerate people, planet and prosperity.

 

Our speakers bring their unique perspectives to solving their business risks and share their solutions across the broad landscape of business through restoration, renewal, and growth strategies.  

 

ReGen Friends™ Customer-Centric Summit is a respectful event that rewards dialogue among people with opposing views from companies of different scale, size, and impact. We can disagree without being disagreeable.

KEYSTONE SURVEY RESULTS
ReGen for the NextGen™

8:30-9:00 am

Emily M. Olson

ReGen Friends™

Whole Health Marketing

Nils-Michael Langenborg

ReGen Friends™ 

Whole Health Marketing

“Regenerative” is the buzzword of today in agriculture, food, biology and even in finance.  To regenerate literally means to restore, renew and grow. Nature regenerates itself constantly with an ingenious and elegant brilliance we all admire. 

 

The question is can business follow nature’s brilliance?  And, will consumers care? And if so, will it lead to an economic benefit for people, planet and prosperity? 

 

We chose to ask these questions and more in our 2019 ReGen for the NextGen™ national survey. We asked over 1,500 shoppers aged 18 and older to tell us what they know about “regenerative” principles and a wider range of topics relating to how regeneration can positively affect their lives through their buying choices.

 

For more than two decades, Whole Health Marketing has been tracking the trends of shoppers in the U.S., taking note of where they shop, how they shop and what issues are most important to them as shoppers. Whole Health Marketing has partnered with Organic Valley to conduct this research.

MORNING PLENARY 
KEYNOTE | Investing in a Regenerative Future

9:00-9:45 am

Holly Ruxin

Montcalm Capital

John Fullerton

Capital Institute

Moderated by:

Jeffrey Gitterman

Red algae bloom in Florida. Historical rains in Hawaii. Flooding in Wisconsin during summer months. Wildfires in California. PG&E citing climate change as an “imminent” risk. 95% of the global population breathing polluted air. Earth heading towards a ‘hothouse’ state. Farmers exhausting groundwater from the Ogallala Aquifer. Sea level rise eroding home values. Climate change making crops nutrient deficient. Fast-melting lakes increasing permafrost emissions by 118%.

 

Is sustainability working?

 

This keynote explores the economic benefits that come with an investment portfolio focusing on regenerative investments that not only mitigate climate change but also leverage them into profitability and solutions to reduce the effects of anthropogenic climate change.

FOOD
Nourishing the Planet

9:50-10:35 am

Alan Lewis

Natural Grocers 

Rebecca Spector

Center for Food Safety

Gina Asoudegan 

Applegate Farms

Shauna Sadowski

General Mills

Moderated by:

Nils-Michael Langenborg

ReGenFriends

As we harvest the bounty of our planet’s soils and seas we are unintentionally (or intentionally) reducing its productivity.

 

Half of the topsoil on the planet has been lost in the last 150 years. These impacts include compaction, loss of soil structure, nutrient degradation, and soil salinity. In contrast, living soils contain more organisms in a single tablespoon than all of humanity.

 

Our oceans are becoming increasingly acidic, warmer and littered with plastic that threatens sea life of every type from microorganisms to massive blue whales. 

 

Are we nourishing or starving our planet?

 

This session explores the economic benefits that come with a regenerative approach to soil and seas. 

PERSONAL CARE
From Well-Being to Well-Doing

10:45-11:30 am

Susanne Stormer

Novo Nordisk

Chris Hortinela

Vitamin Angels

Tammy Williams

She's It

Meg Adelman RN, BSN, MPH

Navitas Organics

Moderated by:

Emily Olson

ReGenFriends

The wellness industry is a $3.72 trillion global market encompassing beauty & anti-aging, healthy eating, nutrition & weight loss, tourism, fitness & mind-body, preventative & personalized medicine, complementary & alternative medicine, real estate, spas & thermal/mineral springs, as well as workplace wellness.

 

However, there’s a shadow side to these many industries as they utilize a vast array of chemicals, packaging and transportation costs to deliver their “wellness” solutions to their hopeful hordes. 

 

This session explores the economic benefits that come with a regenerative approach to well-being and speaks to “well-doing” as a more regenerative practice. 

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
What if Mother Earth was in Charge

11:30-12:15 pm

Doniga Markegard

Markegard Family Grass-Fed

Anthony Griffin

Valent USA

Ethan Steinberg

Propagate Ventures

Vincent Stanley

Patagonia

Moderated by:

Conrad MacKerron

As You Sow

On May 18, 1980, at 8:32 am Pacific Daylight Time the stratovolcano Mount St. Helens erupted in spectacular and devastating fashion. The nine-hour eruption blew 520 million tons of ash over 230 square miles and knocked down 14 billion board feet of timber. Nevertheless, many of the impacted areas unexpectedly still had some slivers of life – what ecologists called "biological legacies.”

 

One group of plants that particularly thrived after the eruption — and helped make the landscape more suitable for other plants — were the lupins; lupins can make their own nutrients and can grow in desolate nutrient-depleted areas.

 

Insects were able to parachute in once a recovery was underway and began decomposing materials into usable forms. Small mammals — such as herbivores, carnivores, insectivores — also helped enable the recovery of the ecosystem. Today, the Mount St. Helens region is a diverse and vibrant ecological community.

 

This session explores the economic benefits that come with a regenerative approach to the creation of value for our environment by respecting and learning from nature. 

LUNCH BREAK
Join Us for "Farm to Fork" Fare Sourced from Local Growers with Regenerative Practices

Courtyard

12:15-1:00 pm

All are WELCOME

The Presidio Trust has partnered with James Beard award-winning chef Traci Des Jardins to offer catering A native of Northern California, Traci Des Jardins has six restaurants in San Francisco, including three at the Presidio, in partnership with the Presidio Trust: The Commissary, Arguello, and TRANSIT. The Commissary has been selected as one of the San Francisco Chronicle's Top 100 Restaurants in Northern California for two consecutive years. Her other award-winning restaurants include Jardinière, Mijita Cocina Mexicana, and Public House.

Traci Des Jardins is a two-time James Beard award-winner and has earned a number of industry accolades. She sits on the board of La Cocina, a San Francisco based non-profit business incubator. She is a deeply committed activist and philanthropist working with hunger relief organizations such as Share Our Strength, Citymeals On-Wheels, and other non-profits such as amfAR.​

AFTERNOON PLENARY 
KEYNOTE | Shared Risks; Shared Solutions

1:00-1:45 pm

Shaun Frankson

Plastic Bank

Christopher Ategeka

UCOT

Moderated by:

Navi Radjou

We all share the same risks posed by the changing environmental, social and political climate. And, whether we run the largest companies in the world or work on the ground with a non-profit focused on social justice, we all share the same Earth. 

 

Thusly, the air we breathe, the ground that supports and feeds us, the oceans where we gather our seafood are all shared. Though we may work in different arenas, we all return home to the same planet at the end of our workday. We might be businesspeople, but we are also parents, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, cousins and friends and consumers. 

 

This keynote explores the economic benefits that come with a regenerative approach to environmental risks. We take two very different perspectives from the speakers to explore their shared risks and how we can share solutions across the broad landscape of business.

FINANCIAL CAPITAL
Cool Investments for a Hot Planet

1:50-2:35 pm

Jeffrey Gitterman

Gitterman Wealth

 

Matt Reynolds 

Indigenous

 

Robert Brown

Encore Consumer Capital

 

Greg Bohlen

Union Grove Venture Partners

Moderated by:

Michelle Fox

SPINS LLC

Researchers reported in July 2018 in the journal Science, a sweeping survey of global fossil and temperature records from the past 20,000 years. It suggests that Earth’s terrestrial ecosystems are at risk of another, even faster transformation.

 

Now instead of going from cold to warm, we’re going from warm too much warmer and on time scales that are much faster than anything experienced in the past.

 

This session explores the economic benefits that come with a regenerative approach to investments in climate change mitigation and speaks to utilizing financial capital in a more regenerative practice.

NATURAL CAPITAL
Earth is the only Real Asset 

Hawthorn

2:45-3:30 pm

Christian Shearer

Regen Network

Daniel Kurzrock 

Regrained

Michael Malara

South Pole Group

Betty Cremmins

Director, CDP West

Moderated by:

Josh Knauer

JumpScale

 

Natural capital can be defined as the world’s stocks of natural assets which include geology, soil, air, water, and all living things. It is from this natural capital that humans derive a wide range of services, often called ecosystem services, which make all of human life possible.

 

The most obvious ecosystem services include the food we eat, the water we drink and the plant materials we use for fuel, building materials and medicines. There are also many less visible ecosystem services such as the climate regulation and natural flood defenses provided by forests, the billions of tonnes of carbon stored by peatlands, or the pollination of crops by insects.

 

Even less visible are cultural ecosystem services such as the inspiration we take from wildlife and the natural environment. Poorly managed natural capital, therefore, becomes not only an ecological liability but a social and economic liability too. 

 

This session explores the economic benefits that come with a regenerative approach to the employment and deployment of natural capital.

HUMAN CAPITAL
Partners with Purpose

3:30- 4:15 pm

Renee Farris

Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Emily Chan

Edelman

Jaclyn Bowen

Clean Label Project

Michelle Wald

Tony's Chocolonely

Moderated by:

Tripp Hughes

Organic Valley

A 2018 Gallup study revealed 85 percent of employees function below their potential and don’t feel engaged at work. Globally, that means most workers function on autopilot.

 

What if they became engaged around a platform of regenerative practices that promised to save the very lands they lived on? It could begin by exploring your supply chain with the help of your employees, vendors, and customers.

 

The typical consumer company’s supply chain creates far greater social and environmental costs than its own operations, accounting for more than 80 percent of greenhouse gas emissions and more than 90 percent of the impact on air, land, water, biodiversity, and geological resources. Consumer companies can thus reduce those costs significantly by focusing on their supply chains.

 

This session explores the economic benefits that come with embracing a regenerative approach to people, whether employees, suppliers or customers.

TECHNOLOGY
The Enablers

4:15-5:00 pm

Paul Gambill

Nori 

Tom Duncan

Liquid Token

Bill Reichert

Garage Technology 

Raphael Rosen

Carbon Lighthouse

Moderated by:

Radhika Iyengar-Emens

StarChain Ventures

An “enabler” can be two very different things with two wildly distinct outcomes:

 

1) a person or thing that makes something possible;

2) a person who encourages or enables negative or self-destructive behavior in another.

 

Enabling us to make intelligent, long-term regenerative decisions is a great calling for technology companies. Equally, technology must recognize its role in enabling our destructive behavior such as food waste, agricultural greenhouse effects, acidification of the oceans, overfishing, dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico, bee population collapses, plastics pollution, and the rise in disease states in both plants, animals, insects and humans that are tied to the effects of rising temperatures.


This session explores the economic benefits that come with a regenerative approach to technology within the areas of production, consumption, and destruction (recycling/upcycling). 

THOUGHT LEADERS
Conversation Lounge

Prince

10:00 am- 5:00 pm

All are WELCOME

The Conversation Lounge will be a gathering place for attendees to have the opportunity to meet with speakers and other experts in an intimate setting. 

 

Rather than bunching up at the front of the room, as we all have experienced in most conferences, The Conversation Lounge will offer a comfortable space for people to meet the speakers, have books signed and share their own experiences with others.

 

The Conversation Lounge is located in the Prince Room with spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz, as well as majestic Monterey pines, hawks, owls, and falcons!

CLOSING REMARKS & RECEPTION

5:00 pm-6:00 pm

All are WELCOME

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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ReGenFriends™ are having another ReGenFriendly event! The #BillionPersonMovement is on. Your customer is waiting to hear from you. NET-POSITIVE regenerative practices will be featured throughout the day via keynotes, panels and pitches. Our updated 2020 "The Emerging Regenerative Customer" national research data will be revealed and used to anchor discussions.  

Program will include three keynotes, six panel sessions, and a pitch for each session (6 pitches over the course of the day):​ All are welcome, and in fact, our collective economic lives depend on your involvement. Come join us at this #ReGenFriendly event to share your thoughts, ideas, and passions!

SPEAKERS

KEYNOTES

Dr. Jonathan Foley

Executive Director

Project Drawdown 

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Dr. Jonathan Foley is a world-renowned environmental scientist, sustainability expert, author, and public speaker. His work is focused on understanding our changing planet, and finding new solutions to sustain the climate, ecosystems, and natural resources.

 

Foley’s groundbreaking research and insights have led him to become a trusted advisor to governments, foundations, non-governmental organizations, and business leaders around the world. He has published over 130 peer-reviewed scientific articles. In 2014, Thomson Reuters named him a Highly Cited Researcher in ecology and environmental science, placing him among the top 1 percent most cited global scientists.

 

Dr. Foley has taught at several major universities on topics ranging from climate change, global sustainability solutions, the future of the food system, and addressing the world’s “grand challenges”. He has also written many popular pieces in publications like National Geographic, the New York Times, the Guardian, and Scientific American. He is also frequently interviewed by international media outlets, and has appeared on National Public Radio, the PBS NewsHour, the BBC, CNN, and in the New York Times, the Guardian, the Washington Post, Salon, WIRED, the HBO documentary on climate change “Too Hot Not to Handle”, and the upcoming film series “Let Science Speak”.

Foley has won numerous awards and honors for his work, including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, awarded by President Clinton; the J.S. McDonnell Foundation’s 21st Century Science Award; an Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellowship; the Sustainability Science Award from the Ecological Society of America; and the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Award. In 2014, he was also named as the winner of the prestigious Heinz Award for the Environment.

PANELS

Brent Crossland

Global Cotton Sustainability Advisor

Wrangler, Bayer, Textile Exchange

Ken Lee

Co-Founder, Co-CEO

Lotus Foods

Carrie Richards

Co-Owner

Richards Grassfed Beef

Jessica Hayes

Global Sourcing Manager

REBBL

SCHEDULE
 
8:30 - 8:45 am REGISTRATION
 
8:45 - 9:00 am: OPENING REMARKS | THE 2020 EMERGING REGENERATIVE CUSTOMER
9:00 - 10:00 am: SOIL PANEL | Soil Health is Planetary Wealth
10:00 - 10:10 am​: Emerging Regenerative Business Pitch | Earth Alive Clean Technologies
10:15 - 11:15 am: AGRICULTURE PANEL | Farmers Are Carbon Heroes
11:15 - 11:25 am​: Emerging Regenerative Business Pitch | AgCheck
11:30 - 12:30 pm: FOOD PANEL | Transparency is the New IP
12:30 - 12:40 pm: Emerging Regenerative Business Pitch | SmartBins
12:40 - 1:30 pm LUNCH
1:30 - 1:55: KEYNOTE | Tales of a Reformed Sustainabilist
2:00 - 3:00 pm: TEXTILES & APPAREL | Fabrics Weaving A Regenerative Future
3:00 - 3:10 pm: Emerging Regenerative Business Pitch | Jaspur
3:10 - 3:20 pm: Emerging Regenerative Business Pitch | Kintra Fibers​
3:20 - 3:30 pm BREAK
3:30 - 4:45 pm: CERTIFICATIONS, STANDARDS & TRACEABILITY | Is Regenerative the Next Standard on the Consumer’s Playlist?
 
4:50 - 5:10 pm: KEYNOTE | Diversity is Imperative for Regeneration
5:15 - 6:15 pm: RECEPTION

PROGRAM

THE EMERGING REGENERATIVE CUSTOMER
What They Think, How They Feel & What They're Urging Companies To Do Next

8:45-9:00 am

Emily M. Olson

ReGen Friends™

Whole Health Marketing

Nils-Michael Langenborg

ReGen Friends™ 

Whole Health Marketing

“Regenerative” is the buzzword of today in agriculture, food, biology and even in finance.  To regenerate literally means to restore, renew and grow. Nature regenerates itself constantly with an ingenious and elegant brilliance we all admire. 

 

The question is can business follow nature’s brilliance?  And, will consumers care? And if so, will it lead to an economic benefit for people, planet and prosperity? 

 

We chose to ask these questions and more in our 2020 ReGen for the NextGen™ national survey. We asked over 1,500 shoppers aged 18 and older to tell us what they know about “regenerative” principles and a wider range of topics relating to how regeneration can positively affect their lives through their buying choices. The results are stunning.

 

For more than two decades, Whole Health Marketing has been tracking the trends of shoppers in the U.S., taking note of where they shop, how they shop and what issues are most important to them as shoppers. Whole Health Marketing has partnered with ReGenFriends™ to conduct this research.

SOIL
Soil Health is Planetary Wealth

9:00-10:10 am

Nick de Vries

Silicon Ranch 

Jessica Chiartas

UC Davis

Jonathan Gelbard

Conservation Value Solutions

Russ Conser

Blue Nest Beef

Pitch Presenter:

Michael Warren

Earth Alive Clean Technologies

As we harvest the bounty of our planet’s soils and seas we are unintentionally (or intentionally) reducing its productivity.

 

Half of the topsoil on the planet has been lost in the last 150 years. These impacts include compaction, loss of soil structure, nutrient degradation, and soil salinity. In contrast, living soils contain more organisms in a single tablespoon than all of humanity.

 

This session explores the economic benefits that come with a regenerative approach to healthy and productive soils.

AGRICULTURE
Farmers Are Carbon Heroes

10:15-11:25 am

Cannon Michael

Bowles Farming 

Erin Heitkamp

Pipeline Foods

Rich Bradbury 

Double Oarlock Ranch

John Roulac

Nutiva | RE Botanicals

Pitch Presenter:

Jim Cupples

AgCheck 

Soil carbon not only stores carbon dioxide (CO2), but also offers other benefits—it acts as a chemical filter (with soil minerals) for clean water, reduces soil erosion, conserves water, provides microbial habitats and sources of long‐term slow‐release nutrients, and improves soil structure and productivity. Soil organic matter (SOM) can be stockpiled using numerous best management practices including sustainable forestry practices; no‐till and conservation tillage in cropped land; cover cropping; and forage, agro-forestry, wetland, and grassland management.

 

This session explores the economic benefits that come with a regenerative approach to carbon sequestration through agriculture and ranching.

FOOD
Transparency is the New IP

11:30-12:40 pm

Jessica Hayes

REBBL

Carrie Richards

Richards Grassfed Beef

Ken Lee

Lotus Foods

Chef Tiffany Friedman

Butterroot

Neil Cohen

Miyoko’s

Pitch Presenter:

David Conway

SmartBins

For many consumers the primary drivers for food purchases are taste, quality, price and convenience. However, they still want more from their food suppliers. They want honesty and transparency. Consumers are increasingly interested in full transparency from manufacturers, brands and retailers. Moreover, they are interested in co-creating regenerative solutions with farmers, suppliers, brands and retailers so that they can actively contribute to net-positive solutions. From farm land to landfills they want the full story. With increased transparency comes intellectual property and the ability to fully differentiate from competitors.

This session explores the economic benefits that come with a regenerative approach to full transparency.

LUNCH BREAK
Join Us for "Farm to Fork" Fare Sourced from Local Growers with Regenerative Practices

12:40-1:30 pm

All are WELCOME

The Presidio Trust has partnered with James Beard award-winning chef Traci Des Jardins to offer catering. A native of Northern California, Traci Des Jardins has six restaurants in San Francisco, including three at the Presidio, in partnership with the Presidio Trust: The Commissary, Arguello, and TRANSIT. The Commissary has been selected as one of the San Francisco Chronicle's Top 100 Restaurants in Northern California for two consecutive years. Her other award-winning restaurants include Jardinière, Mijita Cocina Mexicana, and Public House.

Traci Des Jardins is a two-time James Beard award-winner and has earned a number of industry accolades. She sits on the board of La Cocina, a San Francisco based non-profit business incubator. She is a deeply committed activist and philanthropist working with hunger relief organizations such as Share Our Strength, Citymeals On-Wheels, and other non-profits such as amfAR.​

KEYNOTE 
Tales of a Reformed Sustainabilist

1:30-1:55 pm

Dr. Jonathan Foley

Executive Director

Project Drawdown

Global emissions have risen for three consecutive years marking another record high in 2019. While the gap between countries’ pledges and actions continues to grow, the world is further off course than ever from meeting the SDG goals of the Paris climate agreement. Changes in the climate have led to irreversible and catastrophic events experienced both locally and globally. 
 

Youth around the globe initiated the first ever global strike, as they marched in protest of climate change. 


Customers take comfort in the concept of sustainability as something familiar equated with doing less harm. However, they’re not satisfied with the current green/sustainable product offerings.
Is the sustainability movement sustaining the wrong thing: a broken system? How can regenerative be used as a complement and catalyst to creating something worthy of sustaining?

This session explores the economic benefits that come from integrating sustainability into a regenerative net-positive decision platform.

TEXTILES & APPAREL
Fabrics Weaving A Regenerative Future

2:00-3:20 pm

Moderated By:

Brent Crossland

Textile Exchange

Wrangler | Bayer

Damiano Dall'Anese

Candiani Denim USA

 

Beth Rattner

Biomimicry Institute

 

Celeste Temple

The Temple Style

Megan Meiklejohn

EILEEN FISHER, INC.


Kathleen Lynch

Levi Strauss & Co.

Pitch Presenters:

Elliot Chaves
Jaspur

Alissa Baier-Lentz

Kintra Fibers

The deleterious and pervasive environmental effects of textile production are alarming to those within the industry. To date, most of these horrors have been held close to the vest for fear that consumers own shock would negatively impact sales.

 

Today we are seeing incredible textile innovations: thread from mushrooms, bean-filled puffer jackets, wildflowers for insulation, leather from cactus, recovered fish nets into fishnet stockings, plastic bottles upcycled into high performance athletic wear, exchanging old clothing to be woven into something new are just a few of the many regenerative technologies happening today.

The average consumer is now purchasing 60 percent more items of clothing compared to 2000, but each garment is kept half as long. If consumption continues at its current rate, we’ll need three times as many natural resources by 2050 compared to what we used in 2000. Yet 2019 was considered by many to be the year sustainable fashion went mainstream: brands like Nike signed the G7 Fashion Pact; Gucci went carbon neutral; social resale website Poshmark doubled its sellers’ revenues from $1B to $2B. Can the apparel industry implement regenerative practices to ensure sustainability isn’t just another fast fashion fad?

 

This session explores the economic benefits of a regenerative approach to apparel design, production and disposal.

CERTIFICATIONS, STANDARDS & TRACEABILITY 
Is Regenerative the Next Standard on the Consumer’s Playlist?

3:30-4:45 pm

Moderated By:

Nova Sayers

Global Food & Sustainability
NSF International

Elizabeth Whitlow

Regenerative Organic Alliance

Kevin Pettit

Proof of Impact

Chris Kerston

Land to Market Program

Savory Institute


Brian Neufeld

Neufeld Agriculture

Ryan Lynch

BSI

Carbon is stored in the soil through a process called humification, in which carbon-based organic matter is converted into humus by a combination of saprotrophic fungi, bacteria, microbes and animals such as earthworms, nematodes, protozoa, and arthropods. Regenerative agriculture can store massive amounts of carbon in soil, therefore carbon sequestration provides one effective measurement for regenerative agriculture.


The benefits of regenerative business systems including regenerative agriculture are more complex than one measurable output; they’re entire ecosystems producing a net-positive impact. They are also inherently self-regulating. Companies large and small around the world are working on quantifying the regenerative practices they’re using so that they may promote their impact to customers.

This session explores the economic benefits of a regenerative approach to standards, certifications and traceability.

CLOSING KEYNOTE
Diversity is Imperative for Regeneration

4:50-5:10pm

Glenda Humiston

Vice President, Agriculture & Natural Resources

University of California

Monoculture in business can be as destructive  as it is in nature.
 

There is clear evidence that companies with a higher proportion of women in decision-making roles continue to generate higher margins, greater profits, and better total return to shareholders. Moreover, diversity across both gender and culture similarly improves performance.


It is a little known fact that American scientist, inventor and women’s rights campaigner, Eunice Newton Foote first discovered the greenhouse effect in 1856. Foote’s seminal experiment was ingeniously homemade. One might wonder how the approach to global warming would have differed had she been fully recognized.

 

In biology, regeneration is the process of renewal, restoration, and growth that makes genomes, cells, organisms, and ecosystems resilient to natural fluctuations or events that cause disturbance or damage. Every species is capable of regeneration, from bacteria to humans. To renew means “to resume” after interruption. To restore means “to bring back” or reinstate. To grow means “to progress to maturity.”

 

How can we better support diversity in order to progress to maturity as a thriving business culture?

HOSTED RECEPTION
Join Us for Wine, Beer and Bites
Sponsored by: University of California Agriculture & Natural Resources

5:15-6:15 pm

All are WELCOME

Gather to celebrate the day with ReGenFriends.

The Presidio Trust has partnered with James Beard award-winning chef Traci Des Jardins to offer catering. A native of Northern California, Traci Des Jardins has six restaurants in San Francisco, including three at the Presidio, in partnership with the Presidio Trust: The Commissary, Arguello, and TRANSIT. The Commissary has been selected as one of the San Francisco Chronicle's Top 100 Restaurants in Northern California for two consecutive years. Her other award-winning restaurants include Jardinière, Mijita Cocina Mexicana, and Public House.

Traci Des Jardins is a two-time James Beard award-winner and has earned a number of industry accolades. She sits on the board of La Cocina, a San Francisco based non-profit business incubator. She is a deeply committed activist and philanthropist working with hunger relief organizations such as Share Our Strength, Citymeals On-Wheels, and other non-profits such as amfAR.​

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TRANSPARENT PRICING

We are a woman-owned, self-funded small business that's passionate about creating a regenerative future for all. Fixed costs (venue and food only) for this event are roughly $175/person. 

Ticket price includes: light breakfast, buffet lunch and hosted happy-hour reception with menus developed by celebrated James Beard award-winning chef Traci Des Jardins. Ingredients are farm to fork and sourced from local farmers with sustainable practices. The #BillionPersonMovement Global Challenge is a zero-waste event. 

Tickets: $75-$1000

Photo from left: Tammy Williams (She's IT), Meg Adelman (Navitas Organics), Chris Hortinela (Vitamin Angels), Susanne Stenner (Novo Nordisk), Doniga Markegard (Markegard Family Farm), Vincent Stanley (Patagonia) 

ReGenFriends 2019 Summit

THANK YOU for making the 2019 ReGenFriends Customer-Centric Summit a smashing success! 

VENUE

The Presidio was carefully chosen not only because of its natural beauty and grandeur but also because it is a working example of regeneration. All venue proceeds go directly back into supporting The Presidio of San Francisco including trail restoration, renovations and education programs to grow children's appreciation for nature. 

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