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Speaker Topics 2018 Conference

One Planet Cafe

The 2018 SEC event will incorporate features of World Cafe, Open Space and Un-conference events with the One Planet Cafe. We'll have tables set set up with paper, pens, and participation guidelines. Throughout the day we'll post topics for discussion with a table moderator. You can lead a discussion on a topic you think is important by submitting to lead a One Planet Cafe table top conversation. Table top topics will be posted at the event.

Boardroom Panel Sessions

We offer these sessions during the day in a more traditional format of a moderated panel of North Bay experts.

9:00 - 10:00 AM | Boardroom
Live - Understanding and living in our unique place by inhabiting the land in a relationship of partnering with nature. Work - Our work and our contributions to a community are place-based economies of integral relationships, and through re-investing into our place and communities. Play - Re-creating ourselves in relationship to our place, and to a changing world, realizing that our behavior and development is more essential than our technology.
10:30 - 11:30 AM | Boardroom
Financing remains a key hurdle in the recovery with thousands of Sonoma County residents needing to rebuild their home or expand their business. At the same time, Sonoma County has the opportunity to become a global leader in environmentally-sustainable practices with an abundance of local and sustainable enterprise. In this session, the panel will highlight their work in addressing the financial challenges of recovery and opportunities for sustainable development.
1:00 - 2:00 PM | Boardroom
Agritourism is part of the world's largest industry, tourism. Hand in hand with nature, adventure, and heritage tourism, agritourism is repopulating the map of rural destinations and is bringing unprecedented numbers of tourists to California's farms and ranches, eager to learn where their food comes from. In this panel, the speakers will discuss ways in which farms can harness tourism on their properties to create new, diversified sources of revenue and increase their own property's visibility.
2:30 - 3:30 PM | Boardroom
How do sustainability professionals turn a strategic initiative into measurable performance? This panel of experienced sustainability managers will relay stories of past implementations and future plans, how they operationalize directives, and how they develop measures of the success (or not) of company sustainability initiatives.