Program

Conference Schedule

Please check back in for updates as we continue to finalize our 2019 programming and speaker line-up.
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  • Day 1

    March 20, 2019

  • Interactive showcase for companies making environmental responsibility a business priority. The Core will be a space for networking and speaker engagement during breaks throughout the summit. Register early, explore The Core and view the fine photography of Stuart Palley.
    Art
    Free Time
    Showcase

  • Opening keynote with author and activist Paul Hawken. Setting the tone for Grounded by presenting the top actionable solutions to combat climate change.
    Keynotes
    Solutions

  • As demonstrated by the recent Tubbs and Camp Fires in Northern California, highly destructive megafires have been on an alarming rise. Award-winning research ecologist Dr. Paul Hessburg will present his findings on The Era of Megafires. Wildfire photography from Stuart Palley will frame the conversation.
    Keynotes
    Land Management

  • This panel will unite leaders in the regenerative agriculture movement in conversation with a moderator, Jackson Family Wine's VP of Sustainability.
    Food
    Land Management
    Panels

  • This panel will explore why mindfulness is needed to protect nature and limit climate change. Speakers will share insights into why this practice is so critical in our fast-paced, multitasking society.
    Connection
    Panels

  • This discussion will focus on inventors driving innovative climate change solutions across sectors
    Arctic
    Ocean
    Panels
    Solutions

  • Day 2

    March 21, 2019

  • Vernal Equinox blessing led by indigenous people to honor this time of rebirth and regeneration.
    Free Time

  • This session will spotlight inventors focused on planet-saving innovations and technologies.
    Panels
    Solutions

  • Vineyard chat discussing advanced technologies’ role in ridding the world's oceans of plastic.
    Ocean
    Solutions

  • Break & networking opportunity.
    Free Time
    Showcase

  • The oceans are our planet’s lungs –we need them healthy and clean to help us breath. And yet our oceans are overfished, under respected and in serious danger. This panel will explore how we can actively participate in cleaning up our oceans.
    Ocean
    Panels

  • Native peoples' homelands encompass many of the planet's last tracts of wilderness -- ecosystems that shelter endangered species and buffer the global climate, however they continue to be under constant threat. Learn from those who know best how we can live harmoniously with the planet.
    Connection
    Land Management
    Panels

  • Featuring a short film by Louie Schwartzberg and art by Zaria Forman.
    Art

  • Not all food is created equal, at least when it comes to sustainability and access. This panel will focus on innovations in our food system that benefits the future health of people and of the planet.
    Food
    Land Management
    Panels

  • This joint keynote from ecological designers Paul & Marta Kephart will highlight the importance of living buildings in our architectural future as a means of mitigating the environmental impact of city centers.
    Keynotes
    Renewable Energy
    Solutions

  • Break & networking opportunity.
    Art
    Free Time
    Showcase

  • In conversation with the former President of Iceland & a successful energy entrepreneur, we will learn key insights from these global leaders who contributed to Iceland’s transition from coal and oil to renewable energy.
    Panels
    Renewable Energy
    Solutions

  • A yet-to-be-announced powerhouse speaker will close us out.

  • Enjoy one last amazing meal & a musical performance by Brandon Boyd, Mike Einziger & Ben Kennedy of Incubus after the conclusion of the 2019 Grounded Summit!
    Art
    Free Time