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 The 2018 Sustainable Agriculture Summit is quickly approaching but you can still register before rates increase. Register by Monday, October 22 to take advantage of the standard registration rate. Monday is also the deadline to book your stay at the discounted group hotel rate 

Master of Ceremonies and Closing Keynote Speaker Announced 

As we prepare to look at how U.S. agriculture can identify and navigate opportunities to drive tomorrow’s large-scale sustainability success, the Summit partners are excited to announce this year’s master of ceremonies and closing keynote speaker: 

Master of Ceremonies 

Bob Langert is Editor at Large for GreenBiz and President of Mainstream Sustainability LLC and began engaging in social responsibility issues during his 30+ year tenure at McDonald’s. Prior to retiring from the company in 2015, Langert led the development of McDonald’s 2020 Sustainability Vision and Framework, including its commitment to the environment, supply chain sustainability and balanced menu choices. His regular column, “The Inside View”, offers perspectives from the front lines of sustainable business. 

Closing Keynote Speaker 

Andrew Winston is an author and globally recognized expert on how companies can navigate and profit from humanity’s biggest challenges. His latest book, The Big Pivot, provides a practical roadmap to help leaders build resilient, thriving companies and communities in a volatile world. His entertaining message is one of practical optimism: the world’s challenges are great, but business has the tools, resources and creativity to build a prosperous world. 

Speakers and Breakout Sessions Added to Agenda 

The Sustainable Agriculture Summit has become a key meeting place for agriculture industry leaders from across the country. This year, we’re pleased to bring to the main stage the heads of two state departments of agriculture: 

  • On Wednesday, Dan Brown, Commissioner of the Colorado Department of Agriculture, will welcome the group to Denver and share his perspective on the agriculture industry in our host state. 
  • On Thursday, Karen Ross, Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, joins fellow California panelists to talk about the state as a “giant laboratory” for climate action and what the lessons learned there will mean for agriculture broadly.  

We continue to add detail to the Summit’s agenda, so check our website often for the latest on all the fantastic content being offered next month in Denver. This week, start thinking about which breakout sessions you’ll want to attend and look for more information on all of our main stage speakers.