Thank you so much for your leadership and hard work to execute such an amazing conference! It was an incredibly inspiring experience. I am so grateful I had the opportunity to connect with so many like-minded professionals. I am energized as I continue to work on my book and look forward to taking on 2019!
[W]hat an incredible event MBArk was over the past couple of days.... [W]e were able to build authentic relationships with each other and with the speakers. Rather than overwhelming, the two and a half days felt energizing. The room was full of passion and intention and I am grateful I was able to be part of it.
Thanks for a terrific conference last week, and for the warm welcome to Boulder. As a relative newcomer to the natural foods space, I found the conference extremely helpful in providing context and background. But even more than that, it was truly wonderful to connect with peers across the US, your team, as well as the other giants in the sustainable and organic food scene.
I just wanted to thank you and Julie so much for another life-changing experience at the conference.... My brain is still marinating in all of the amazing knowledge from the speakers and I'm so grateful I had the opportunity to be a part of it. The conference was inspiring and I almost had to pinch myself multiple times during the presentations.
I just wanted to drop you a quick thank you for an incredible conference last week. I left Boulder feeling inspired and am swimming in awesome follow-ups right now all thanks to you and the team. I really felt like the conference covered a great breadth of material with fantastic speakers for each topic.
Thank you for organizing and hosting MBArk! From Carol Cone and Mark Meaney's inspiring session on purpose to our unforgettable dinner with Mark at Basta, I am beyond grateful for all that I learned last week.
I thoroughly enjoyed the MBArk2Boulder Conference and plan on bringing our Start-Up Relationship Manager with me next year due to the caliber of information and companies present.
Thank you SO much for having me. I speak a lot, and it was truly one of the more rewarding speaking opportunities I've gotten - the audience was engaged and super hungry to learn more, which is amazing.
I so enjoyed being part of the inaugural class of MBArk2Boulder! I was thrilled to hear as much about marketing and brand management as I did at the conference.
Wow – I am speechless after such a fantastic experience in Boulder last week.... I’m very excited about a potential future working in the natural and organic food industry and am so grateful for the chance to get things started at MBArk2Boulder.
[T]hank you for an amazing couple of days in Boulder last week. The conference... provided reassurance that not only is it okay to have different interests (and be on a different timeline), but also that there is an incredible variety of opportunities available in this space, and a really exciting future ahead.
WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?
meet industry legends, hiring companies, and others who share your food passion
a deep dive into food issues through dynamic presentations and workshops
explore Boulder's unique natural foods community and beautiful environs
WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT
MBArk2Boulder is an exciting new event that debuted January 2-4, 2019, in between academic semesters, hosted by the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business.
This was the latest program from MBArk, which has been connecting students to the natural products industry since 2011.
It was geared toward graduate students, undergrads, and recent grads from all around North America who are passionate about careers in food – from marketing to sustainability to agricultural systems to entrepreneurship to investing to addressing food waste.
It featured presentations by many of the legendary leaders of the natural and organic foods industry and Leeds faculty, as well as workshops, a food sampling fair, a job fair, and fun networking activities – all nestled in the living food laboratory and winter wonderland that is Boulder, Colorado.
M2B is like a Net Impact Conference, TED talk, and natural products expo all rolled into one – designed to help accelerate your knowledge and advancement in one of the world’s most fulfilling and dynamic triple-bottom-line industries.