Hint: It's Latin for Good Food
October 22-23, 2018

Monday, October 22
12:30 PM - 12:45 PM

  • Room:   Main Entrance, Sheraton Hotel
  • Monday, October 22, 12:30 PM - 12:45 PM
Shuttle service is provided to the service project. The shuttle will pick up participants from the Sheraton Main Entrance at 12:45pm on Monday afternoon.  RSVP is required for participation in the service project with PEAS (Partners for Education Agriuculture & sustainability). RSVP

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Monday, October 22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Monday, October 22, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Join fellow Esca Bona change-makers on a get-your-hands-dirty service project in Austin with PEAS! PEAS (Partners for Education, Agriculture & Sustainability) is a 501c3 non-profit that builds community by providing education surrounding agriculture, nature, and sustainability through school day programs, camps, and the PEAS Community Farm & Urban Orchard. We will...

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Monday, October 22
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Room:   Capitol View Terrace, Sheraton Hotel
  • Monday, October 22, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
B Corps are leading a global movement of using business as a force for good, something we want to embody and celebrate at Esca Bona. If you've ever wondered about the process to become a B Corp, we will have companies from around the country sharing their journey at the...

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Monday, October 22
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Room:   The SideYARD, Sheraton Hotel
  • Monday, October 22, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join us for a welcome-dinner designed to shake-up your thinking and change your world. This event is designed for networking, collaboration and connection. Together, we’ll explore what it will take to shift the status quo and tap into the passion that will be required to rethink the future of food. Live music...
Speakers
Sue Heilbronner

Co-Founder
MergeLane & Leadership Camp
Keynote

Taylor Collins

Founder/Chief
Epic Provisions
Speaker

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Tuesday, October 23
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM

  • Room:   The SideYARD, Sheraton Hotel
  • Tuesday, October 23, 7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Join us outside for an early morning yoga session to start the day centered and rejuvenated. You'll be led by Zoe Mantarakis, a leader in the Austin yoga community with over 15 years of teaching experience.  Please bring a yoga mat or towel. Live music by: Miggy Milla
Speaker
Zoe Mantarakis

Owner
We Love Zoe Yoga
Facilitator

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Tuesday, October 23
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

  • Room:   Capitol View Terrace, Sheraton Hotel
  • Tuesday, October 23, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Join us for breakfast, conversation, and music with some of the best and brightest brands, change-makers and industry leaders that we know! Fuel your day and get ready for an exciting morning of educational programming! Live music by: Miggy Milla

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Tuesday, October 23
9:00 AM - 10:40 AM

  • Room:   Capitol Ballroom, Sheraton Hotel
  • Tuesday, October 23, 9:00 AM - 10:40 AM
Join us for 3 hours of impactful education on Tuesday morning.  Kicking off, we'll hear from: 9:00 - 9:10am      Welcome Carlotta Mast, New Hope Network Adam Butler, The Butler Bros 9:10 - 9:15am      Mindfulness Pop-up Daniel Hope, Seton Cove 9:15 - 9:45am       Keynote: Community Matters Miguel Garza, Siete Family Foods Shauna Martin, Daily...
Speakers
Adam Butler

Co-Founder & Collaboration Chief
The Butler Bros
Master of Ceremonies

Carla Vernón

President, Natural & Organic Operating Unit
General Mills
Keynote

Carlotta Mast

SVP of Content & Insights
New Hope Network, Informa Global Health & Nutrition Network
Master of Ceremonies

Daniel Hope

Health Care Educator & Spiritual Director
Seton Cove
Speaker

Donna Morton

CEO
Change Finance
Featured Speaker

MaryAnne Howland

Founder & CEO, Ibis Communications & Global Diversity Leadership Exchange
Vice Chair, American Sustainable Business Council
Featured Speaker

Miguel Garza

CEO & Co-Founder
Siete Family Foods
Keynote

Orion Brown

Founder & CEO
The Black Travel Box
Featured Documentary Cast

Robby Sansom

CFO/COO
Epic Provisions
Keynote

Shauna Martin

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Daily Greens
Keynote

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Tuesday, October 23
10:40 AM - 10:45 AM

  • Room:   Capitol Ballroom, Sheraton Hotel
  • Tuesday, October 23, 10:40 AM - 10:45 AM
Learn about Care2's innovative social network, the world's largest community for good. Care2 is helping to create a more just future with its community of over 45 million like-minded people working toward progress, kindness and lasting impact.  Want another 10,000 consumers supporting your brand? Care2 is giving away a free email...
Speaker
Justin Perkins

VP Strategic Partnerships
Care2.com
Speaker

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Tuesday, October 23
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room:   Capital Ballroom, Sheraton Hotel
  • Tuesday, October 23, 10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Take a break to connect and mingle with your fellow Esca Bona attendees. Enjoy a snack from Goodness Knows.

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Tuesday, October 23
10:45 AM - 12:10 PM

  • Room:   Capitol Ballroom, Sheraton Hotel
  • Tuesday, October 23, 10:45 AM - 12:10 PM
After the break, we'll hear from: 11:00 - 11:05am     Mindfulness Pop-up Daniel Hope, Seton Cove 11:05 - 11:10am      Film Series: Diversity Through Different Lenses "All Kinds of Thinkers" - Temple Grandin, Colorado State University 11:10 - 11:30am      Featured Speaker Cathryn Couch, CERES 11:30 - 11:50am      Featured Speaker Pat Crowley, Chapul 11:50 - 11:55am   ...
Speakers
Adam Butler

Co-Founder & Collaboration Chief
The Butler Bros
Master of Ceremonies

Carlotta Mast

SVP of Content & Insights
New Hope Network, Informa Global Health & Nutrition Network
Master of Ceremonies

Cathryn Couch

Chief Executive Officer
Ceres Community Project
Featured Speaker

Daniel Hope

Health Care Educator & Spiritual Director
Seton Cove
Speaker

Devin Patrick Hughes

Music Director & Conductor
Boulder Symphony
Featured Documentary Cast

Leticia Landa

Deputy Director
La Cocina
Speaker

Pat Crowley

Co-Founder, CEO
Chapul
Featured Speaker

Dr.  Temple Grandin

Professor of Animal Science
Colorado State University
Featured Documentary Cast

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Tuesday, October 23
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Room:   The SideYard, Sheraton Hotel
  • Tuesday, October 23, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
To dig deep, we’ve created an interactive lunch discussion that transforms difficult conversations into those of deep engagement, empathy and empowerment. Together, we'll explore everyone's unique relationship to healthy food and the barriers and entry points that allow for greater inclusion at the table for all.   This is a place where food...
Speakers
Adam Butler

Co-Founder & Collaboration Chief
The Butler Bros
Discussion Leader

Annie Brown

Development Director
Rodale Institute
Discussion Leader

Ashley Alsup

Founder & Chief Strategist
Boulder Strategy House
Discussion Leader

Carlotta Mast

SVP of Content & Insights
New Hope Network, Informa Global Health & Nutrition Network
Discussion Leader

Cathryn Couch

Chief Executive Officer
Ceres Community Project
Discussion Leader

Dan Kurzrock

Co-Founder & Chief Grain Officer
ReGrained
Discussion Leader

Daniel Hope

Health Care Educator & Spiritual Director
Seton Cove
Discussion Leader

Daniel Karsevar

Chief Problem Solver
Solutiontopia
Discussion Leader

Donna Morton

CEO
Change Finance
Discussion Leader

Genevieve Gilbreath

Managing Director
SKU
Discussion Leader

Hema Reddy

Founder & CEO
Crafty Counter Brands
Discussion Leader

Josh Hendrix

Director of Business Development - Domestic Production
CV Sciences, Inc.
Discussion Leader

Kim Johnson

Founder & Chief Documentarian
Boulder Strategy House
Discussion Leader

Leticia Landa

Deputy Director
La Cocina
Facilitator

MaryAnne Howland

Founder & CEO, Ibis Communications & Global Diversity Leadership Exchange
Vice Chair, American Sustainable Business Council
Discussion Leader

Orion Brown

Founder & CEO
The Black Travel Box
Discussion Leader

Pat Crowley

Co-Founder, CEO
Chapul
Discussion Leader

Raghav Bhandari

Business Development Specialist - CPG
Fair Trade USA
Discussion Leader

Rob Sinclair

Conscious Business Catalyst
Conscious Brands
Discussion Leader

Sue Heilbronner

Co-Founder
MergeLane & Leadership Camp
Discussion Leader

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Tuesday, October 23
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Room:   Capitol Ballroom, Sheraton Hotel
  • Tuesday, October 23, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Within the natural products industry, there exists a new breed of superheroes, ones with daunting challenges, disruptive attitudes, and a passion to grow, create and provide healthy, nutritious food. Join entrepreneurial dynamos alongside industry change-agents to share your challenges, find solutions, and create high-impact partnerships. Together, we'll leverage the collective talent...
Speakers
Abianne Falla

Co-Founder
Catspring Yaupon
Participant

Ari Sherman

Co-Founder & President
Evo Hemp
Participant

Arno Hesse

Co-Leader & Investor
Slow Money Northern California
All-Star Advocate & Mentor

Brandon Barnholt

President & Chief Executive Officer
KeHE Distributors
All-Star Advocate & Mentor

Brent Wesley

CEO & Founder
Akron Honey Company
Participant

Doug Radi

CEO
Good Karma Foods
All-Star Advocate & Mentor

Dr. Izabel Olson Ph.D, M.A., M.Ed.

Founder & Executive Director
Salt & Light Coalition
Participant

Gina Asoudegan

Vice President, Mission & Innovation
Applegate
Fix Panelist

GW Chew

Founder
Something Better Foods
Participant

Jarred Maxwell

Co-Founder & Partner
Austin Foodshed Investors
Fix Panelist

Jourdan Samel

Co-Founder & CEO
Evo Hemp
Participant

Marcy Coburn

Chief Executive Officer
CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture)
Master of Ceremonies

Max Kabat

Co-Founder
goodDog
All-Star Advocate & Mentor

Michael Oh

Graphic Designer
The Coconut Cult
Presenter

Monica Martinez

Founder & Creative Director
Don Bugito
Participant

Noah Simon-Wadell

Founder & CEO
The Coconut Cult
Participant

Orion Brown

Founder & CEO
The Black Travel Box
All-Star Advocate & Mentor

Pancho Gomez

Director of Business Development & Chief Flamingo Walker
The Coconut Cult
Participant

Perteet Spencer

Principal, Brand Growth Solutions
SPINS
All-Star Advocate & Mentor

Ryan Pintado-Vertner

Founder & Principal
Smoketown, LLC
Fix Panelist

Sue Heilbronner

Co-Founder
MergeLane & Leadership Camp
Fix Panelist

Tom Chi

Founder, Prototype Thinking
Co-Founder, Google X
Keynote

Willow King

Co-Founder & CEO
Ozuké
Participant

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Tuesday, October 23
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

  • Room:   Capitol View Terrace, Sheraton Hotel
  • Tuesday, October 23, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
B Corps are leading a global movement of using business as a force for good, something we want to embody and celebrate at Esca Bona. If you've ever wondered about the process to become a B Corp, we will have companies from around the country sharing their journey at the...

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Tuesday, October 23
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Room:   Palm Door on Sixth
  • Tuesday, October 23, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Real and lasting change happens at the grassroots level with strong leaders; leaders who are committed to a mission of fixing a broken food system and ensuring healthy food access to all. Join us for a delicious dinner designed to help you nurture, inspire and mingle with fellow Esca Bona change makers -...

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Tuesday, October 23
9:00 PM - 11:30 PM

  • Tuesday, October 23, 9:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Join us for something fun, something different and surely something uniquely Austin with the Explore Austin Bar Hop!  We're heading to Easy Tiger and Waller Creek Pub House in downtown Austin to close out the show and continue the conversation with fellow changemakers.

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