Crafting the Future for
Food and Agriculture

October 2–4, 2015San Francisco

This unprecedented event will be a venue for producers and consumers to come together and celebrate the cadre of people embracing the holistic paradigm shift in ecology, health, and diet. Join us, along with all thirty Savory Institute Hubs and everyone from gauchos, to Masai, to cowboys — all of whom are actively engaged in this movement. These artisans, who have built their livelihood on fostering an intimate relationship with the land, will commune with passionate families striving to feed their children clean, healthy food that helps rejuvenate the environment on which we all depend.

Grasslands are being healed all over the world as pastoralists of all races, genders, religions, and ages band together in a unified effort to regenerate the land and paint a brighter future for all humanity. Holistic Management practitioners use existing resources to sculpt degraded terrain and transform it into thriving working landscapes. 

A new era of food production and healthy living is upon us

We've seen a new awakening among people to embrace living in harmony with their environment — making healthier food choices, and staying active. As we blaze forward, our next step is to engage urbanites. As the incredible poet Wendell Berry was quoted, “Eating is an agricultural act,” and we must meet people where they are — their daily food choices.

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Conference Venue

The conference will be hosted at the Hyatt Regency Burlingame.

San Francisco is an ideal location for our partners and collaborators from around the globe to join us for this year’s annual international conference. This unique location with easy fly-in-fly-out access to the San Francisco International Airport provides all the modern amenities to host our world-gathering.

Conference Food

Your ticket includes many amenities including lunch and dinner banquet on Saturday, lunch on Sunday, as well as a complementary Friday night reception and small plates dinner. All meals will be made from organic, gluten-free ingredients, and sourced from local, holistically-managed farms where possible.

Speaker Bios

This year's conference will include an engaging and dynamic line-up of speakers from multiple industries and spaces. These presenters will include experts in the fields of soil science, climate change, permaculture, range science, the local food movement, human health, conservation biology, and alternative finance. Prepare to interface with some of the world's thought leaders in everything from the food we eat, to being profitable land managers. We will also be announcing our newly accredited 2015 Hub Leaders and hearing from the Savory Institute Executive Team, as well as Allan Savory himself.

Schedule

  • Friday, Oct 2nd
    9:00am – 10:00am

    AG PRODUCER TRACKS

    Focusing on issues specifically for producers. Anyone is welcome to attend, but the conversations will be geared towards production whereas the keynotes and breakout tracks throughout the rest of the conference will have broader topics for a broader audience of educated consumers, investors, alternative health practitioners, and researchers.

    Holistic Management Track

    Foundations of Holistic Management
    Byron Shelton

    Ag-Business Track

    Anya Fernald

    Advanced Media Training Track

    Media Spokesperson Training (runs until 11:00am)
    Haven Borque

    Human Nutrition Intensive Track

    Robb Wolf (runs until 12:00pm)

    10:00am – 11:00am

    Holistic Management Track

    Holistic Financial Planning
    Brian Marshall

    Ag-Business Track

    To Be Announced

    11:00am – 12:00pm

    Holistic Management Track

    Ecological Monitoring and Land Planning
    Pablo Borelli

    Ag-Business Track

    Working with Government Agencies
    Ray Archuleta

    Advanced Media Training Track

    Do-it-yourself PR and Social Media Intro (runs until 1:00pm)
    Haven Borque

    12:00pm – 1:00pm:

    Holistic Management Track

    Holistic Grazing Planning
    Spencer Smith

    Ag-Business Track

    To Be Announced

    Human Nutrition Intensive Track

    Sally Fallon (runs until 1:00pm)

    1:00pm – 2:00pm

    BREAK

    2:00pm – 3:00pm

    Holistic Management Track

    Holistically Managing a Vineyard
    Kelly Mulville

    Ag-Business Track

    To Be Announced

    Advanced Media Training Track

    Blogging and Social Media
    Jenny McGruther

    Human Nutrition Intensive Track

    Sally Fallon (runs until 4:00pm)

    3:00pm – 4:00pm

    Holistic Management Track

    Holistically Managing a Dairy
    Dr. Cindy Daley

    Ag-Business Track

    To Be Announced

    Advanced Media Training Track

    Media Panel
    Haven Borque


    MAIN CONFERENCE BEGINS

    4:00pm – 6:00pm

    Mixer in Sponsorship Lobby & Small Plates Dinner

    6:00 – 6:30pm

    Opening Message

    Daniela Howell, CEO, Savory Institute

    6:30pm – 7:00pm

    Thinking Holistically

    Tim Casswell

    7:00pm – 7:20pm

    Wine Tasting Presentation

    Kelly Mulville

    7:20pm – 8:00pm

    Winning the Story Wars

    Jonah Sachs

    8:00pm – 8:15pm

    Kiss the Ground

    Finian Makepeace

    8:15pm – 9:00pm

    Allan Savory

  • Saturday, Oct 3rd
    7:00am to 8:00am

    Morning Yoga

    9:00am – 9:10am

    Welcome - Daniela Howell

    9:10am – 9:40am

    Robb Wolf

    9:40am – 10:10am

    Kat Taylor

    10:10am – 10:30am

    BREAK

    10:30am – 11:30am

    Panel Discussion Track

    Dealing with Drought

    Hub Track

    To Be Announced

    Health Track

    Birju Pandya

    Financial Track

    To Be Announced

    Science Track

    Dr. Richard Teague

    11:30am – 12:30pm

    Panel Discussion Track

    Developing Policies Holistically

    Hub Track

    To Be Announced

    Health Track

    Robb Wolf

    Financial Track

    Kat Taylor

    Science Track

    Dr. Cindy Daley

    12:30pm – 1:30pm

    LUNCH

    1:30pm – 2:30pm

    Savory Network Hubs

    Tre’ Cates

    2:30pm – 3:30pm

    Panel Discussion Track

    Getting Healthy, Quality Product to Market

    Hub Track

    To Be Announced

    Health Track

    Nora Gedgaudus

    Financial Track

    Sara Scherr

    Science Track

    Dr. Jason Rowntree

    3:30pm – 4:30pm

    Panel Discussion Track

    Going Past the Choir, Communicating Regenerative Agriculture Effectively

    Hub Track

    To Be Announced

    Health Track

    To Be Announced

    Financial Track

    Woody Tasch

    Science Track

    Tom Newmark

    4:30pm – 5:00pm

    BREAK

    5:00pm – 6:00pm

    To Be Announced

    6:00pm – 7:00pm

    Free Time

    7:00pm – 7:45pm

    BANQUET DINNER

    7:45pm – 8:00pm

    Carbon Underground

    Tom Newmark

    8:00pm – 9:30pm

    To Be Announced

  • Sunday, Oct 4th
    7:00am to 8:00am

    Morning Yoga

    9:00am – 9:10am

    Welcome - Daniela Howell

    9:10am – 9:40am

    Sally Fallon

    9:40am – 10:10am

    Fred Provenza

    10:10am – 10:30am

    BREAK

    10:30am – 11:30am

    Panel Discussion Track

    Reversing Climate Change

    Hub Track

    To Be Announced

    Food & Health Track

    Fred Provenza

    Community/Storytelling Track

    Judith Schwartz

    Social Well-being

    Jody Butterfield

    11:30am – 12:30pm

    Panel Discussion Track

    Fostering Regenerative Economics

    Hub Track

    To Be Announced

    Food & Health Track

    Nicolette Hahn Niman

    Community/Storytelling Track

    Jared Stone

    Social Well-being

    Andrea Malmberg

    12:30 – 2:00pm

    Lunch and Book Signing Break

    2:00pm – 3:00pm

    What is Holistic Management

    Tony Malmberg

    3:00pm – 4:00pm

    Panel Discussion Track

    How Much Meat Should We Eat

    Hub Track

    Will and Jenny Harris

    Celebrating Carbon

    Courtney White

    Community/Storytelling Track

    Bryan Welch

    Technology

    Tre’ Cates

    4:00pm – 4:30pm

    Nicolette Hahn Niman

    4:30pm – 5:00pm

    Brock Dolman

    5:00 – 5:30pm

    CLOSING

    7:00pm – 9:00pm

    Movie Screening: Earth a New Wild

Tickets

Please note, all tickets purchased before July 7 qualify for early-bird pricing.


Early Bird Pricing (Ends July 7)

  • $499 Standard Ticket
  • $425/ea Qty Discount (buy 5 tickets and get 15% off)
  • $350/ea Qty Discount (buy 10 tickets and get 30% off)
  • $299 Savory Institute Accredited Professionals/Hub Leaders
  • $299 Students/Educators

July 7 - September 7

  • $549 standard ticket
  • $425/ea qty discount (buy 5 tickets and get 15% off)
  • $350/ea qty discount (buy 10 tickets and get 30% off)
  • $349 Savory Institute Accredited Professionals/Hub Leaders
  • $349 Students/Educators

September 8 - October 2

  • $599 standard ticket
  • Bulk Discounts not Available
  • $399 Savory Institute Accredited Professionals/Hub Leaders
  • $399 Students/Educators

All tickets include meals as listed above in conference food.

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Sponsors

If you would like to sponsor this special event please reference our sponsorship package (PDF). If you are a farmer or rancher and are interested in donating food, please contact Paul Frank at paul@ptfassociates.com.

These sponsoring organizations do not necessarily represent the views, policies or strategies of the Savory Institute.