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Day 1 - Monday, October 14th

 

  • 9:00a-10:00a: Registration

  • 10:00a-11:30a: Opening Remarks and Introductory Slideshow by Al Gore

    • 10:00a-10:15a - Welcome and Land Recognition by Mary Crowe, Southeast Representative, Indigenous Environmental Network

    • 10:15a-11:20a - Slideshow presentation by Al Gore

  • 11:20a-11:30a: Response by Chellie Pingree, Member of Congress, ME-1

  • 11:30a-12:45p: Healthy Soil 

    • 11:30a-11:40a – Keynote by Rattan Lal, The Ohio State University

    • 11:40a-12:25p – Panel moderated by David Montgomery, Professor of Geomorphology at the University of Washington and author of Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life

      • Panelists: 

        • Rattan Lal, The Ohio State University

        • Whendee Silver, Professor of Ecosystem Ecology and Biogeochemistry Rudy Grah Endowed Chair in Forestry and Sustainability

        • Jeff Moyer, Executive Director, Rodale Institute

        • Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, Professor of Soil Biogeochemistry Falasco Endowed Chair in Earth Sciences at the Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, Univ. of California, Merced

    • 12:25p-12:35 – Response by Bill Schlesinger, James B. Duke Professor of Biogeochemistry (Emeritus), Duke University

    • 12:35p-12:45p – Audience Q&A

  • 1:00p-2:15p: Lunch with introduction by Alice Waters, Chef and Owner of Chez Panisse, Founder of The Edible Schoolyard Project

  • 2:30p-3:45p: Healthy Food

    • 2:30p-3:25p: Panel moderated by Dan Barber, Chef and co-owner of Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns

      • Panelists:

        • Dr. Zach Bush

        • Author Anne Bikle

        • Greg Austic, Member/Owner, Our Sci LLC

        • Jill Clapperton, Principal Scientist, Rhizoterra

    • 3:25p-3:35p – Response

      • Karen Leibowitz,  Executive Director, Zero Foodprint

    • 3:35p-3:45p – Audience Q&A

  • 3:45p-4:00p: Break

  • 4:15p-5:30p: Healthy Communities

    • 4:15p-4:25p – Keynote by Reverend Richard Joyner

    • 4:25p-5:10p – Panel moderated by Daphne Miller, Founder, Health from the Soil Up Initiative; Professor of Family Medicine, University of California San Francisco; Contributing Science Writer, Washington Post

      • Panelists:

        • Reverend Richard Joyner

        • Kevin Krueger, Procurement and Sustainability Manager, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

        • Jade Clark, Founder & Executive Director, Project Fresh

        • Rebecca Kaufman, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, AgLaunch

    • 5:10p-5:20p – Responses

      • Kelly Brownell, Director, World Food Policy Center, Robert L. Flowers Professor of Public Policy, Former Dean, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University

      • Angela McKee-Brown, Deputy Executive Director, The Edible Schoolyard

    • 5:20p-5:30p – Audience Q&A

    • 5:30p-7:00p: Cocktails and Light Bites

Day 2 - Tuesday, October 15th

  • 8:30a: Arrivals

  • 9:00a-9:05a: Welcome to Day 2 by Al Gore 

  • 9:05a-9:15a: Al Gore in conversation with Alice Waters, Chef and Owner of Chez Panisse, Founder of The Edible Schoolyard Project

  • 9:15a-10:00a: Farmer Transition: Conversion to Regenerative Farming

    • Panel moderated by Peter Byck, Professor of Practice, Arizona State University + Director, Carbon Nation

      • Panelists:

        • Greg Brann, Farmer, Speaker, Grazing and Land Management Consultant

        • David Rourke, Manager, Rourke Farms Ltd.

        • Anthony Flaccavento, Rural Scale, Economic Development Consultant, Organic Farmer, and Author

        • Ben Burkett, National Family Farm Coalition, farmer in Mississippi  

  • 10:00a-10:45a: Research Roundtable

    • Moderated by Dorn Cox, PhD, Research Director, Wolfe's Neck Center for Agriculture & the Environment and Director of OpenTEAM

    • Panelists:

      • Dr. Kris Covey, Skidmore College

      • Dr. Will Brinton, Woods End Soil Lab

      • Dr. Bruno Basso, Michigan State University

  • 11:00a-1:00p: Breakout sessions and tours of Caney Fork Farms

    • Each guest can attend 2 sessions 

    • Breakout Options: 

      • Business/Investment in Regenerative Agriculture facilitated by Will Rosenzweig, Faculty Director, Sustainable Food Initiative, UC Berkeley

      • Food/Flavor/Chefs facilitated by Matt Bolus, Executive Chef of the 404 Kitchen and Culinary Director of Red Pebbles Hospitality

      • Community Health facilitated by Kathleen Finlay, President, Glynwood Center for Regional Food and Farming

      • Policy facilitated by Rex Raimond, Affiliate, Meridian

      • Researchers/Soil Quality and Food Quality facilitated by Jill Clapperton, Principal Scientist, Rhizoterra

      • Certifications/standards facilitated by Dr. Francis Thicke

      • Scaling Regenerative Agriculture facilitated by Dr. Steven Rosenzwieg, Soil Scientist, General Mills on Scaling Regenerative Agriculture

      • Farm Tours lead by Zach Wolf and Caney Fork Farms team

  • 1:15p-2:15p: Lunch with introduction by Alice Waters, Chef and Owner of Chez Panisse, Founder of The Edible Schoolyard Project

  • 2:30p-3:15p: Breakout Session Recap: Breakout Facilitators Panel

    • Moderated by Al Gore​

  • 3:15p-4:00p: Healthy Planet

    • Moderated by Al Gore

      • Panelists

        • Shauna Sadowski, Head of Sustainability, Natural & Organic Operating Unit, General Mills

        • Julie Law, The Salk Institute’s Harnessing Plants Initiative 

        • Will Rosenzweig, Faculty Director, Sustainable Food Initiative, UC Berkeley

        • Tina Owens, Senior Director of Agricultural Funding and Communication, Danone North America

  • 4:00p – 4:15p: Closing remarks by Al Gore

  • 4:15p – 5:00p: Departures