5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Reception and Registration at Impact Hub

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Gala at the Victoria Theatre, featuring Kronos Quartet (more information below)



8:00 AM – 8:45 AM Breakfast and Registration at Impact Hub

8:45 AM – 12:00 PM Plenary Speakers at Victoria Theatre

  • Opening and Welcome – Kevin Jones & Marc Barasch, ReGen18 Co-Conveners
  • Indigenous welcome – Kanyon Sayers-Roods, Indian Canyon
  • Carol Sanford, Babson College, The Regenerative Business Summit
  • Wisdom Panel Discussion – Parneet Pal, Wisdom Labs; Joel Solomon, Renewal Funds; Tyler Norris, Well Being Trust
  • Marco Vangelisti, Slow Money
  • Kwaku Osei, Cooperative Capital
  • Stuart Cowan, Capital Institute
  • Stu Fram, RSF Social Finance
  • Nikki Silvestri, Soil and Shadow
  • Clare Fox, LA Food Council
  • Alan Lewis, Natural Grocers
  • Exploring Regenerative Metrics – Shaun Paul, Ejido Verde; Laura Ortiz-Montemayor, SVX Mexico; Holly Dublin, ReGen18 Co-Convener
  • Douwe Jan Joustra, C&A Foundation

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch at Impact Hub

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Breakout Sessions

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Breakout Sessions

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Breakout Sessions

7:30 PM “How to Reverse Climate Change,” an illustrated lecture by filmmaker Josh Tickell, with opening performance by a capella group the SeaStars at Victoria Theatre (more information below)



8:00 AM – 8:45 AM Breakfast and Registration at Impact Hub

8:45 AM – 10:00 AM Plenary Speakers at Victoria Theatre

  • Carol Sanford, Babson College, The Regenerative Business Summit
  • Hunter Lovins, Natural Capitalism Solutions
  • Reginaldo Hasslet-Marroquin, Main Street Project
  • Alex McIntosh, Thrive
  • Ethan Steinberg and Jeremy Kaufman, Propagate
  • Tre Cates, Savory Institute
  • Mauricio Miller, Consultant and Adviser
  • Ben Bartlett, City of Berkeley
  • James Ehrlich, ReGen Villages

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Breakout Sessions

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Breakout Session

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Booksigning of “The Clean Money Revolution” by author, Joel Solomon

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Breakout Sessions

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Breakout sessions

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Plenary Speakers at Victoria Theatre

  • Carol Sanford, Babson College, The Regenerative Business Summit
  • Gregory Landua, Terragenesis
  • Tom Chi, Prototype Thinking, Planet Earth
  • Financing the Regeneration of Appalachian Landscapes – Paula Garrett, Warren Wilson College; Galen McCleary, Patagonia Provisions & Sacharuna Foundation; David Ellum, Warren Wilson College; Kevin Jones, ReGen18 Co-Convener

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Winedown at Impact Hub



8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast at Impact Hub

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM The Final Plenary: Round Up, Wrap Up, Reach Out, Make Plans, Move on! at Impact Hub

  • Intro: Hunter Lovins and Holly Dublin
  • Report back on Outputs/Outcomes from Regenerative Urbanism by Joshua Foss and Gil Friend
  • Report back on Outputs/Outcomes from Networks of Networks by Stuart Cowan
  • Report back on Outputs/Outcomes from Restoring the Earth: Food, Soil, Agriculture, & Climate Drawdown by Marc Barasch and Gregory Landua
  • Report back on Outputs/Outcomes from Innovative Finance by Holly Dublin and Kevin Jones
  • Summary of reports back
  • Closing remarks

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Putting Theory to Action: Launch of Open Space Conference to explore new ideas and make plans at Impact Hub

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch at Impact Hub

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Open Space Conference and Wrap-up at Impact Hub

Updated April 26, 2018; Schedule subject to change

Tuesday Evening

ReGen18 will kickoff on Tuesday May 1st with a regenerative gala celebration. The evening will begin at Impact Hub San Francisco with a cocktail hour catered with local, responsibly sourced food, and sustainably produced alcohol. All guests will then walk one block to the historic Victoria Theatre for a private concert by the world-famous Kronos Quartet.

For more than 40 years, San Francisco’s Kronos Quartet – David Harrington (violin), John Sherba (violin), Hank Dutt (viola), and Sunny Yang (cello) – has pursued a singular artistic vision, combining a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually reimagine the string quartet experience. In the process, Kronos has become one of the most celebrated and influential groups of our time, performing thousands of concerts worldwide, releasing more than 60 recordings of extraordinary breadth and creativity, collaborating with many of the world’s most intriguing and accomplished composers and performers. For a taste of their music, check out their performance at NPR Music’s 10th Anniversary Concert.

Kronos has selected a program that reflects their passion for regeneration, innovation, and understanding across cultures. We’re thrilled that they are joining us to launch this inspiring and impactful event.

Wednesday Evening

SPECIAL REGEN18 EVENT that is open to the public:


with author/filmmaker Josh Tickell and special guest performance from the SeaStars

Join Sundance Award-Winning, Oscar Shortlisted, NY Times Critics’ Pick author/filmmaker, Josh Tickell for an eye-opening, heart-palpitating presentation that reveals the true hidden story of what is happening to Earth’s climate and how to fix and reverse some of the largest trends we are experiencing today. Drawing from his book and upcoming film, Kiss the Ground, Tickell will unravel a powerful story with hope, tools and life-changing takeaways.

The evening will also include a performance by The SeaStars a band dedicated to collective engagement in service of a regenerative future that re-frames paradigms — from scarcity to abundance, from you-OR-me to WE, from reductionist to holistic, from competitive to cooperative, and from focusing on problems to working towards potential. They weave five-part vocal harmonies to remind us of the harmony of humans and nature, and the interdependence that fuels life.

We hope you and your guests will join us for this special evening.