October 20, 2017

7:30 am
Begin. Optional morning yoga and meditation to clear your mind and help you start refreshed.
8:00 am
Power up and connect. Registration opens.
Enjoy local organic goodness, coffee, tea and early networking with an inspiring community of delegates.
9:00 am
Blast off. Harvest Summit kick off in the big tent.
Explore the future of possible. Thought provoking main stage conversations on The Future of Work: AI Impact, Innovation Essentials and Climate Change.




10:30 am
Morning Recess. Think. Talk. Taste.
11:00 am
Break out sessions. Real conversations between leaders.

Entrepreneur Mindset

Benefit from insights from advisors and investors who’ve worked with and funded some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs in this working session. After sharing their perspectives on the characteristics of success they will move to coaching and advising. Bring your problems, obstacles and challenges to get real time feedback on how to overcome and become an entrepreneur within your company, break out on your own or level up where you’re at.


Virtual technology innovations are poised to impact how we build, solve and play. Beyond the hype and investments, discover the incredible potential VR holds for the future across multiple industries.


Explore how leaders in sports & entertainment are connecting athletes, artists and organizations to fans in a 1:1, mobile first, on-demand, digital world, transforming the fan experience.


The narrative around diversity, inclusion and the gender gap is igniting a cultural shift. What is working and what is needed.

AI for good

Power up. Brainstorm, debate and ideate solutions to advance the development and democratization of AI solutions that can harness AI for good – solving challenges related to poverty, hunger, health, education, the environment, and others.

Future of Transportation

How we move ourselves and our goods is in the midst of a groundswell of innovation both simple and transformative in impact. How will the planes, trains and automobiles of tomorrow impact your day, your industry?


Explore the science and art of taste and flavor.
12:15 pm
Lunch. Think. Talk. Taste.
2:00 pm
Mini sessions: 30 minute “pop-up” conversations and activities
2:45 pm
Break out sessions. Real conversations between leaders.


The way stories are told and consumed is changing. Hear from cross platform leaders how everything from VR, gaming and science to marketing, journalism and beyond are shaping the storytelling landscape.


The future requires new talent with new skills. Hear from front line change makers rethinking, implementing and transforming America’s academic experience. Apply a new model for learning to your own life, company and industry.


The traditional 'take, make, dispose' model is no longer sustainable for the Earth or the bottom line. A circular design approach is emerging requiring a shift in mindset – designing closed loop systems instead of products with a lifecycle for a single user. The bigger picture and impact matters.

Social Impact

Because it’s good. Mindful investment strategies can empower more than financial returns. Social impact investing generates measurable, beneficial social or environmental impact turning purpose into profit.


An enjoyable and memorable customer experience is no accident. It takes work. At the heart of CX design is you, the customer. Peak behind the curtain at what it takes to design your experiences from today’s innovators and what’s on their minds.


In today’s era of “I’m right, you’re wrong.” can civic, business, and philanthropic leaders use behavioral science to help people make more informed decisions for themselves and society? Explore the neuroscience and nuances behind how we sort out and act upon conflict.


What do we really know about what we eat and what happens to our bodies? Discover the science and assumptions of nutrition with leading doctors and microbiome entrepreneurs.
4:00 pm
Afternoon Recess. Sip and stroll. Discover a taste of Sonoma in the wine, spirit and brew garden.
5:00 pm
Harvest Summit finale. Re-group, re-energize and be inspired to ignite the innovation that will impact you, your industry, company, team and the world. Main stage conversations include Cancer Moonshots, Innovation and Making a Difference.

Cancer moonshots

Gratitude revealed

Making a difference

5:45 pm
Innovation Happy Hour

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