Checkerspot is designing with biology to create bio-based performance materials and products (inc. some really kick-ass skis!). Trouble is, many factories are a black box and are resistant to adopting new materials. Can you help figure out the broken link?Learn more & view agenda
Moonburger is imagining a plant-based burger stop that leads with taste (and NOT mission). But human consumption is a powerful and complicated machine. Is cause-based marketing really the best way toward changing hearts, minds, and behavior?Learn more & view agenda
Why isn’t there a “local” or “organic” standard when it comes to sourcing wood? Lumber is a foundational scaffold for modern life, yet we rarely consider its provenance. Cambium Carbon is introducing hyper-local supply chains and a new class of high-impact Carbon Smart Wood. How can they scale B2B adoption to architects, designers, and furniture companies?Learn more & view agenda
Taylor Paul and his RVA League for Safer Streets use basketball to build trust, unite communities and police, and reduce gun violence. He’s living proof that lived experience matters and we can create safer, stronger communities when those closest to the problems are the ones driving solutions. How else might centering lived experience in your community help break down walls and build bridges?Learn more & view agenda
T.A.C.T. (Teaching the Autism Community Trades) encourages and empowers the full spectrum of individuals with autism through education, and employment in the skilled trade industry. As the number of neurodistinct individuals continues to drastically rise and new challenges confront us, Americans have an opportunity to maintain the status quo or extend a new seat at the table to include these bright minds. Can you help shift the conversation to include these creative thinkers?Learn more & view agenda
American Conservation Coalition mobilizes young people around the conservative environmental movement. Environmentalism is often considered a left-wing issue but ACC is proving it's more than one-sided. Work with them to break down prejudices and stereotypes across party lines to unite the environmental movement.Learn more & view agenda
This is not a conference. It’s not a retreat, festival, summit, concert, or even the dreaded “un-conference.” It’s a unique experience that nestles gently in between all of these things, designed to marry work and play, and to help you drop out & tune in to what matters.
We bring the companies. You bring the ideas. We’re gathering six leading organizations with innovative solutions for global communications, food systems, mental health, inequality, pollution, and new energy. Jam with the founders and an incredible crew of adventurous minds to find new solutions for the challenges they’re facing. In the process, learn about the topic, the world, and yourself.
Share outdoor experiences, culture-melding conversations (and maybe a few arguments), locally-sourced community dinners, and more meaningful moments designed to break down walls and build connections. Go wild (or mild) with polar plunges → sauna → hot sake → yoga and more. Snowkiting anyone? Optionally, gear up for a backcountry adventure day in Bolton Valley’s 5,000 acres of pristine high forest.
Currently, registration is only available privately to our existing members. In the meantime, tell us about yourself & we’ll let you know when passes become available. Registration for the public opens mid-January, 2023.
Such a great program, great energy, great learning. I heard from a number of our members how amazing they found it.”
Very cool. Very brave. And necessary.”
Amazing concept, amazing idea, and perfect execution.”