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.
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!
Dr. Jonathan Foley
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.
Global Cotton Sustainability Advisor
Wrangler, Bayer, Textile Exchange
Richards Grassfed Beef
Global Sourcing Manager
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
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.
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!
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.