Day 1 - Monday, May 15, 2017

Frameworks Necessary to Create an Economy in Service to Life

Creators or key participants in the core building blocks of global agreements underpinning an economy in service to life will give Summit participants the ability to develop tangible plans to implement regenerative solutions. Sessions include presentations from creators of the Planetary Boundaries framework, Doughnut Economics, Regenerative Economics, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Climate Agreement and others. Participants will then integrate previously distributed concept papers with onsite presentations to distill the core concepts into action frameworks. The Summit is consciously designed to combine thought leader ‘download’ with expert participant ‘upload’ to co-create a new economy narrative.

NoonREGISTRATION OPENS Sign up for working groups

1 p.m.       WELCOMEWelcome by L4WB Conveners, History of the Meadow’s Memo, Highlight Key Concepts

1:15 p.m.         KICKOFF: INTRODUCTION TO SUMMIT FORMAT AND WORKING GROUPSMark Eckhardt and Hunter Lovins

1:30 p.m.         THE ROAD TO REGENERATIVE CAPITALISM John Fullerton, Founder, Capital Institute

2:00 p.m.         DISCUSSION GROUPS — Regenerative Capitalism and the Key Concepts


3:00 p.m. DISCUSSION GROUPS — Doughnut Economics and the Key Concepts

3:30 p.m.         ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS AND PLANETARY BOUNDARIES Ida Kubiszewski & Bob Costanza, The Australian National University

4:00 p.m. DISCUSSION GROUPS — Ecological Economics and the Key Concepts

4:30 p.m.         THE VALUE OF DIVERSITY AND EQUITABLE HUMAN MINIMUMS Stewart Wallis, Institute for Social Futures, Lancaster University

5:00 p.m.         DISCUSSION GROUPS — Diversity, Equity and the Key Concepts

5:30 p.m.       SYNTHESIZE THE DAY — Mark Eckhardt, Ida Kubiszewski and Jared Polis What we heard, position for the next days.

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.         RECEPTION Presented by Doughnut Economics book signing with Kate Raworth, presented by Boulder Book Store.Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. Time to enjoy good company and continue the day’s conversation.

Day 2 - Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Regeneration in Today’s Economy 

Today’s sessions test the hypothesis that the future is already arriving in fragments across the globe. We have chosen three key topics: Agriculture, Local and Regional Economies, and Capital. Plenary sessions will present a host of reports ‘from the field,’ highlighting what’s working, or not, and the challenges in replicating success on a needle-moving scale. These sessions will be followed by facilitated working groups, during which participants will focus on big picture topics like collaborative leadership and transforming culture, in addition to strategic efforts necessary for a systems-wide shift in the current economic paradigm.

8:00 a.m.              BREAKFAST PROVIDED BY  Interest Area Tables

9:00 a.m. Opening Activity — David Berry

9:20 a.m.  RECAP MONDAYIntro to Working Groups – “What is regenerative?”Mark Eckhardt and Hunter Lovins

9:45 a.m.              Plenary Roundtable: REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE Daniela Ibarra-Howell, Savory InstituteJohn-Paul Maxfield, Waste Farmers
Paul White, Alfalfa’sModerator: Kritee, EDF

10:45 a.m. BREAK

11:00 a.m.            Plenary Roundtable: LOCAL & REGIONAL ECONOMIESHeather Bailey, E.D. Energy Strategy, City of BoulderMichael Shuman, Author, Going LocalModerator: Bob Lachenmayer, Positive Energies

12:00 p.m.       Your Working Group — Mark Eckhardt

12:30 p.m. WORKING GROUP INTRO’s — Lunch, presented by 

1:30 p.m.         Plenary Roundtable: FINANCE IN THE REGENERATIVE ECONOMYVince Siciliano, New Resource Bank John Fullerton, Capital Institute
Woody Tasch, Slow Money
Nicole Davis, Veris Wealth Partners
Moderator: Donna Morton, Change Finance


5:30 p.m.              SYNTHESIZING THE DAY Ida Kubisewski & Mark Eckhardt

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.         RECEPTION — Presented by  Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. Time to enjoy good company and continue the day’s conversation. 

Day 3 - Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Cohering the Movements

About a year ago, the conveners of Leading for Wellbeing, a group that includes many speakers at the Summit, prepared “The Meadows Memorandum,” outlining the key elements needed to evolve from a neo-liberal to a regenerative economic narrative.  This day is devoted to detailing some of the on-the-ground challenges in that process across multiple areas of activity.

8 a.m.              BREAKFAST — Sponsored by    and  Interest Area Tables; optional Working Group Meetings

9:00 a.m. Opening Activity — Kritee


9:30 a.m.              Plenary Roundtable: THE POWER OF A NARRATIVE IN BUILDING A MOVEMENTFreya Williams, Futerra Rob Schuham, COMMON & 17Dagny Scott, Fearless UnlimitedModerator: Jeff Hohensee, Natural Capitalism Solutions


11:00 a.m. BREAK

11:30 a.m.            ​Plenary Roundtable: CONSCIOUS LEADERSHIP IN BUSINESSMichael Pirson, Fordham UniversityChris Laszlo, Case Western Reserve UniversityHeidi Cuppari, Anastasia ImpactModerator: Kim Coupounas, B Lab Colorado 

12:30 a.m. WORKING GROUPS & Lunch—Presented by  

1:30 p.m.         Plenary Roundtable: POLICY AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENTHalisi Vinson, Executive Director, Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership CenterMichael Shuman, Author – Going LocalJohn Powers, Founder and Past President, Alliance for Sustainable ColoradoModerator: Richard Eidlin, Vice President of Policy/Campaigns & Co-Founder, American Sustainable Business Council



4:00 Plenary Roundtable: BUILDING THE MOVEMENTSRandy Hayes, Foundation EarthMichael Slaby, Head of Mission, Timshel Moderator: Jeff Hohensee, Natural Capitalism Solutions

5:30 p.m. SYNTHESIZING THE SUMMITHunter Lovins

​6:00 – 8:00 p.m.CLOSING RECEPTION —Presented by Light hors d’oevres and beverages*For registered participants only

Boulder Book Store @ the Summit

Boulder Book Store will be present at the Regenerative Future Summit offering the latest books from our speakers during the following times:

Day 1: 9:30am-1:30pm & 5:30-8:30pm
Day 2: 7:30-9:30am & 5:30-8:30pm
Day 3: 7:30-9:30am & 5:30-8:30pm

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