By Dave Witzel, Regenerative Agriculture Sector Accelerator (RASA)

I haven’t seen it in the data yet, but intuitively, it feels like the concept of regeneration is gaining traction. More people are talking about it, more projects invoking it, interest from donors and investors seems higher.

This is a good thing. Building a powerful network is a crucial component of a successful movement. We want to reach the point where everyone knows everyone knows everyone knows the future is regenerative.

Getting together with other people who see the potential of a regenerative future is a good way to accelerate our progress. Regen18, to be held in San Francisco May 1-4, is a special opportunity — perhaps even a nucleator (note: RASA is a network partner for the event).

ReGen18 has a few things going for it, including:

  • being in the Bay Area where a lot of crazy ideas become reality,
  • an organizing team with a history of mainstreaming big concepts,
  • a cross-cutting set of tracks spanning regenerative “society,”
  • a powerful group of presenters,
  • plus, a self-organized day (May 4) for us to work together.

Come if you can! Friday March 30th is the last day for early bird prices. Ticket prices will increase again on April 20th. See you there?

We are very early in the process of defining what it means to build a regenerative society. While the terminology will continue to evolve, we’re convinced the ideas are directionally correct. Now we are studying, testing, plotting, and building interest, support, and resources.

With effort, and a bit of luck, we hope support for these concepts becomes a wave sweeping the world! Check out the archive of my newsletter, which will come out every few weeks with information about RASA – narrating our work – along with brief observations and links to related materials exploring innovation and the regenerative economy. Sign up here if it looks interesting to you – or refer a friend!