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Read About the Harvest Summit Experience

Did you join us last week for the inaugural Harvest Summit?  If you were one of the 300 lucky attendees thank you for being a part of a special first time event.  I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.  Couldn’t make it?  Make sure you are on our mailing list, we have announced our dates for next year, October 20, 2017.  Be a part of Harvest Summit 2017! Attendee and speaker Sandy Carter shares her top 12 observations from the event, Shawn Nason shares his top 10 takeaways including what he learned from Harvest Summit Keynote speaker…

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Harvest Summit In The News

We are just one week away from Harvest Summit, and people are talking about our upcoming Innovation Field Trip.  Check out Harvest Summit Founder Jessica Kilcullen’s tips for conference networking in Avery Blank’s piece in Forbes.  Have you ever thought about your conference networking strategy in advance of attending? Don’t forget the downtime, including bathroom breaks.  “The time between sessions at a conference can be some of the most valuable networking time you have at an event.” Wondering what Wine Country Casual means and what to wear to an event being hosted outside?  Read on!  

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Claire Diaz-Ortiz Talks Productivity and How to Lead The Better Life

INTERESTED IN JOINING US THIS NOVEMBER?  NOMINATE YOURSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE.  WHO WILL BE THERE IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS WHAT WE’LL DISCUSS. Claire Diaz-Ortiz is one of those women who seems to have figured it out. She’s a productivity, work/life guru. She was an early employee at Twitter, Inc. and was named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company, working with brands around the globe to understand and leverage Twitter to make a difference. She’s a six-time author (Twitter for Good), speaker and startup advisor. Yes, you’ll want to follow her @Claire. She’s also a LinkedIn…

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Harvest Summit In The News

As we kick off October we are just over one-month away from the inaugural Harvest Summit and people are buzzing about the upcoming event.  Check out two recent pieces of press on Harvest Summit.   In Sunset, the editors got a sneak peak of the Sonoma County estate where Harvest Summit will be held. A 300-acre private estate housing a truffle farm, olive grove and press, planted garden, and unique architecture. In an in-depth interview in Huffington Post Harvest Summit Founder and Chief Harvester Jessica Kilcullen talks about her inspiration for Harvest Summit and entrepreneurship. Interested in joining us on November 4?  Request an invitation or…

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Silicon Valley Bank Joins Harvest Summit

We are thrilled to announce Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has joined Harvest Summit as an Innovation Partner.  For more than 30 years, Silicon Valley Bank has helped innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. SVB provides targeted financial services and expertise through its offices in innovation centers around the world. “Harvest Summit is a novel Innovation Field Trip bringing together a diverse mix of thinkers, including leading minds from technology and wine – two important verticals in our ecosystem,” said John China, Head of Relationship Banking at Silicon Valley Bank. “We share the founder’s vision that breakthrough innovation…

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Tech, Wine & Human Business

INTERESTED IN JOINING US THIS NOVEMBER?  NOMINATE YOURSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE.  WHO WILL BE THERE IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS WHAT WE’LL DISCUSS.   Alder Yarrow embodies the cross pollination mindset of Harvest Summit, a tech executive by day at Cibo where he is CXO and a prominent wine blogger by nights and weekends at Vinography.  Alder was an early adopter of using tech to share his wine passion and become one of the first wine blogs with a prominent following, starting in 2004.  Today Alder has achieved success both personally and professionally in both realms, having been nominated for a James…

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Media & The Art of Storytelling

INTERESTED IN JOINING US THIS NOVEMBER?  NOMINATE YOURSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE.  WHO WILL BE THERE IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS WHAT WE’LL DISCUSS.   John Canning has been at the forefront of the changing media landscape for the past 15 years, both as an executive with NBC and at Producer’s Guild of America where he leads the New Media Council. As we all know, today content creation and distribution is in the hands of anyone with a mobile phone. Social media and the constructs of the sharing economy have changed the storytelling game. Big brands now employ in house and agency teams…

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Epic Wine blogger by Night: Alder Yarrow’s Perspective

INTERESTED IN JOINING US THIS NOVEMBER?  NOMINATE YOURSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE.  WHO WILL BE THERE IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS WHAT WE’LL DISCUSS.   Alder Yarrow embodies the cross pollination mindset of Harvest Summit, a tech executive by day at Cibo where he is CXO and a prominent wine blogger by night and weekends at Vinography.  Alder was an early adopter of using tech to share his wine passion and become one of the first wine blogs with a prominent following, starting Vinography in 2004.  Today Alder has achieved success in both realms, in 2013 he was nominated for a James Beard Award and…

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Luxury DNA: The experience and cultural mindset

INTERESTED IN JOINING US THIS NOVEMBER?  NOMINATE YOURSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE.  WHO WILL BE THERE IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS WHAT WE’LL DISCUSS.   Ross Halleck of Halleck Vineyard embodies diversity of domain expertise we at Harvest Summit celebrate. He’s a marketing guru who applied his acumen to creating Halleck Vineyard, an acclaimed and highly allocated winery. In 1980 he founded Halleck, Inc., a preeminent brand and marketing agency in Silicon Valley. His clients included HP, Agilent, McKesson Corporation, Beaulieu Vineyard, St. Supery Vineyards, Kendall-Jackson, Iron Horse Vineyards and Jordan Winery. In 1991 he and his wife moved to Sonoma County to…

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Google’s Ivy Ross On Creative Innovation

INTERESTED IN JOINING US THIS NOVEMBER?  NOMINATE YOURSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE.  WHO WILL BE THERE IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS WHAT WE’LL DISCUSS.   When we went looking for creative, innovative and extraordinary people to lead discussions and think outside the box with us at Harvest Summit, Ivy Ross was a name that quickly surfaced. From Fortune 500 boardrooms to museums around the world, her insight is sought after and her work is creative and innovative. Ivy’s passion is human potential and relationships. She believes in the combination of art and science to make magic happen and bring great ideas and brands…

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