May 1 - May 4
On May Day, 2018, 500 world-changers in philanthropy, business, government and citizen activism will gather in San Francisco to foster the emergence of a new regenerative society, and a rapid shift from a degenerative economy to one that supports the mutual thriving of people and planet.
ACTION OVER DISCUSSION
ReGen18 will not be another talk-fest, but a task-force and learning ground with growing real-world impact year-on-year. It will launch a purpose-driven community to share practical tools, powerful ideas, new business models and innovative finance mechanisms to accelerate the change we need at the speed of the problems we now face. A roster of well-known experts will guide actionable conversations about regenerative finance, food and agriculture, urban design and policy, health and culture. Regenerative companies and projects will gain validation and support. We will build practical partnerships and functional alliances.
Dynamic event design will maximize productive interaction. Working groups will converge for “deep dives,” then share their discoveries and activities with the wider gathering. We’ll hear from pioneers who are devising financial products that can combat onrushing climate change while generating prosperity in indigenous communities. We’ll explore how to produce nutritious food and increase biodiversity while “drawing down” CO2 into the living soil. We will meet leaders of regenerative natural products companies and family farms, and learn about achievable ways to transform landscapes and seascapes. We will explore how cities can enhance the environment rather than depleting it; how buildings can produce clean energy, air, and water while storing excess carbon; and how urban transformation connects with local wealth creation through entrepreneurship in marginalized neighborhoods.