The Grounded Summit

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What is Grounded Summit?

The Grounded Summit is a two-day immersive opportunity for shared learning, collaboration and inspired action. Hosted at a private Sonoma estate, this unique environmental summit integrates mindful connection with the planet, informative and inspiring speakers, top culinary talent & wines, climate change artists and filmmakers.

From the early afternoon of March 20th, through the evening of March 21st, Grounded will offer keynotes, panels, experiential breaks, unforgettable culinary experiences, and a special musical finale, all in a beautiful, vineyard setting.

How do I sponsor Grounded Summit?

Thank you for your interest in supporting the inaugural Grounded Summit. We have many opportunities available and welcome the chance to explore how Grounded can support your organization’s goals. Please contact our team at contactus@grounded.org to set up a time to discuss how we might collaborate.

How do I get to Grounded Summit?

Grounded Summit takes place on a private property near Santa Rosa, California. The venue is accessible via an array of different modes of transportation:


Santa Rosa is just 68 miles north (~1h 30m) of two major Bay Area airports, San Francisco International (SFO) and Oakland International (OAK). Major carriers including Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, and United Airlines make getting to Santa Rosa easy and convenient by offering daily non-stop flights to and from the Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport (STS), which is around 15 minutes from our partner hotel.


Car rentals, as well as car shares, are available at Sonoma County Airport as well as San Francisco International or Oakland International Airports. Other transportation options include:

  • Sonoma County Airport Express (SFtSanta Rosa), 707.837.8700
  • Golden Gate Transit (SFtSanta Rosa), 415.923.2000
  • Zipcar (various locations around Santa Rosa and Sonoma County), 866-4ZIPCAR

Hotel Shuttle

Shuttle service will be provided between Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country and Grounded Summit at regular intervals throughout the Summit.

What does my ticket include?

Your ticket provides access to both days of the Grounded Summit, including:

  • Full access to programming, experiential activations and a live musical performance
  • Discounted accommodations at our partner hotel, the Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country.
  • Day 1: Welcome refreshments, cocktail reception, dinner
  • Day 2: Breakfast, lunch and refreshments throughout the day

When should I arrive and depart for Grounded Summit?


Please allow yourself enough travel time to join us during the Registration & networking from 1:00pm –2:25pm on Wednesday, March 20th. You must be registered to join us by 2:30pm when the summit begins.If you are flying into the Bay Area we recommend that you arrive Tuesday (March 19th) evening or Wednesday (March 20th) by 10am to ensure you have enough time to travel to Sonoma. If you are flying into STS (Sonoma County Airport), we recommend you arrive by 12pm.


Grounded Summit will last through the evening of Thursday, March 21st. We recommend you have a hotel room to return to that evening and depart the next day. Should you wish to extend your stay or arrive early, please confirm availability with the hotel directly.

Where should I stay?

Included in the ticket is a discounted rate for a stay at the Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country. We have reserved rooms for March 19th through March 22nd. Please follow this link or use code “G-RFBI” when checking out to book your stay. Shuttle service will be provided to and from the hotel throughout the Grounded Summit.

What should I pack for Grounded Summit?

Grounded Summit happily encourages you to be you. We are sure there will be some wingtips, and some flip-flops, and everything in between.

Other packing suggestions include:

  • Outfits that offer flexibility for afternoon to evening temperature shifts
  • Shoulder / Tote bag

May I request a roommate for Grounded Summit?

Absolutely. If you’d like to be connected with other people in search of shared accommodations, or a friend, please send us a message at contactus@grounded.org

May I bring my pet to Grounded Summit?

Unfortunately, as much as we would love for your pet to join us, there are no pets permitted at the Grounded Summit. There are some great places around Santa Rosa that can handle your furry friends, and there are some Apps (like Rover) that will connect you with individuals who have flexible hours.

What if I need accessible accommodations for Grounded Summit?

We are happy to help you plan out your visit accordingly. Please tell us how we can help at contactus@grounded.org.

Should I rent a car for Grounded Summit?

A rental car is not necessary for the summit as Santa Rosa has a reliable public transit system and the Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country hotel is walking distance to many of Santa Rosa’s restaurants and stores. The summit will also be supplying shuttle service between the event grounds and hotel. If you are not able to make it to Grounded with shared transportation, we will provide a parking area near the event location and shuttle you in.

What if I have dietary restrictions?

Grounded Summit will be offering attendees amazing culinary experiences. We know that there are a number of variables that need to be considered, and we will do our very best to accommodate as many as we can. If you have any dietary restrictions or preferences, please send us a message at contactus@grounded.org.

What is the Grounded Summit refund policy?

If your plans change and you are no longer able to attend, please notify Grounded Summit by emailing contactus@grounded.org. Refunds are available at the organizer’s discretion and the percentage of refund is based on the following deadlines:

  • Cancelling prior to January 31, 2019, you will be refunded 75% of your ticket price.
  • Cancelling prior to February 28, 2019, you will be refunded 25% of your ticket price.

Are Grounded Summit tickets transferrable?

Please note that tickets are assigned to an individual at the time of purchase and are non-transferrable without written confirmation from Grounded Summit. If you wish to transfer a ticket to another name, please email us with the purchasing information associated with the ticket and the full name and contact information of the party you wish to assign the ticket to.