Below is a look at our 2018 agenda. Expect another incredible line up this fall at the 4th annual Harvest Summit. We've expanded! Harvest Summit will kick off Thursday, October 17 in downtown Healdsburg, CA with a half day of programming, a welcome reception and Late Night Art experience. Friday, October 18 we'll be back at a private estate for our main stage fireside chats, signature breakout sessions and not to be missed Innovation Happy Hour.

Curated and intimate. 2 days. 50+ speakers. Cross-industry leaders. Innovation Insights. Cross-pollination of big ideas. Stunning experience. Real conversations. Collaboration. Deal flow. Business Impact. An Innovation Field Trip like no other.

October 18, 2018

Not disclosed
Evening Prelude Reception.

October 19, 2018

Optional estate hike and meditation to clear your mind and help you begin refreshed.
Power up and connect. Registration opens.
Enjoy local organic goodness, coffee, tea and early networking with an inspiring community of delegates.
Blast off. Harvest Summit kick off.
Explore the future of possible. Thought provoking main stage conversations.

Out of this world announcement

Surprise speaker.


Having followers isn’t the same as having genuine relationships. Hear how music producer turned entrepreneur and founder of SuperPhone is disrupting fan engagement and tapping his creative mindset to foster meaningful 1:1 connections.

Partners in Innovation

Partnerships and multi-stakeholder collaborations help companies pivot and adapt in today’s constantly changing business environment. Hear how automaker Audi of America approaches partnerships to drive innovation.
Morning Recess. Think. Talk. Taste.
Break out sessions. Real conversations between real leaders.

Gender Parity

Audi Lounge
Diversity, inclusion and equality are strategic imperatives for a sustainable future. Learn from leaders fostering gender parity via funding, research and community development.


Blockchain explained. Understand the technology underpinning cryptocurrency and how it could revolutionize the world economy while offering genuine privacy protection and a platform for truth and trust.


Virtual Reality represents an extraordinary shift in the way humans experience the digital realm. Ask everything you wanted to know about headsets, development and more from players on the inside.

Social Impact

Do well by doing good. Talk with leaders who are creating new models for social impact funding, leading 1:1 impact in new industries and creating social good platforms to connect individuals, nonprofits and businesses to have a positive impact on our lives.


Wishing Well
Access to technology levels the playing field for students to reach their potential. How do we ensure all students have an equal opportunity to get online and benefit from the transformative power of the internet?


Natural disasters are the new normal. Are you prepared? Get key insights from those who have mobilized efforts around the world, as well as those who are in the midst of leading recovery and rebuild efforts in the wake of California’s most destructive wildfire in state history.
Lunch. Think. Talk. Taste.
Mini sessions: 30 minute conversations and activities


Audi Lounge
Hear from 2 Michelin starred, James Beard award-winning Chef Kyle Connaughton on the design and role of technology in serving up an elevated hospitality experience at Single Thread, recently awarded the "One to Watch Award" by the World’s 50 Best Restaurants

Value Creation

Hear from VC Mike Maples, Jr, a Partner at Floodgate, how companies that leverage network effects have asymmetric upside and punch above their weight. Maples will share his insights and the network effects playbook for value creation.

Brand Athlete

Hear from former CEO of Kobe, Inc Andrea Fairchild how Kobe Bryant went from five-time NBA champion to investor and now Oscar and Sports Emmy Award winner for best animated short film. The athlete as brand game is changing and she’ll share her insider insights and evolving playbook.


Hear from Romy Antoine, a millennial engagement expert who’s actually a millennial! He’s the author of the Ultimate Guide to Engaging Millennials.


Wishing Well
Hear from start-up portfolio manager Abe Minkara about what it takes to be successful in the Amazon ecosystem.

Climate Change

Hear climate resilience perspectives from David Festa, head of Ecosystems at the Environmental Defense Fund.
Break out sessions: Real conversations between real leaders.

Culinary Change Makers

Audi Lounge
The dish on why now is the time for women in culinary. Real perspectives from female culinary change makers cooking up progress.


CRISPR technology is a simple yet powerful tool for editing genomes. It allows researchers to alter DNA sequences and modify gene function. Explore the many potential applications including correcting genetic defects, as well as treating and preventing the spread of diseases.

Future of Storytelling

New immersive mediums like VR and AR innovations are changing the way we work and play. Hear from the technology strategists and practitioners on the front lines of content creation to discuss how these mediums are impacting Hollywood and beyond.


Upper Terrace
Learn how to how to separate hype from reality and leverage artificial intelligence technologies to unlock business value and create a future of growth.

About Wine

A master class on vines and wines paired with a sense of humor. From what temperature served in what glass to what’s trending and what’s next in the industry, get a better understanding of all things wine.

You Decide

Harvest Summit delegate crowd-sourced session.
Afternoon recesss
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.

Hacking Cancer

Early detection, ambitious research and the funding to fuel the fight against cancer.


Answer the “why.” Why are you doing what you’re doing and why does it matter now or in the future.
Innovation happy hour

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