2020 Schedule

Details of the 2020 lineup have not been finalized yet, but will roughly follow the schedule shown below.

Thursday, January 2, 2020: registration opens at noon, optional afternoon field trips begin at 1:00, opening keynote by sustainability pioneer Hunter Lovins and dinner on the town with CEOs

Friday, January 3, 2020: concurrent sessions throughout the day, food sampling & career networking fair,  dinner and optional ice skating outing

Saturday, January 4, 2020: morning sessions, keynote luncheon featuring Stephen Ritz, closing sessions, wrap-up around 2:30pm


The sessions we are developing are likely to focus on:

  • Food Entrepreneurship 1: From Concept to Reality
  • Food Entrepreneurship 2: The Nitty Gritty: Co-Packers, Brokers, Distributors
  • Financing Investment Opportunities in Food Systems
  • What Do Sustainability Managers Really Do?
  • Innovations in Regenerative Agriculture
  • Innovations in Packaging
  • Innovations in Addressing Food Waste
  • Key Trends in the Natural Products Industry
  • Women CEO Workshop
  • Disruption in the U.S. Consumer Ecosystem
  • The Beyond Meat Phenomenon, and Other Plant-Based Food Innovations
  • Insider Tips for Landing a Great Natural Products Job
  • Retailing vs. Etailing: Where to Sell Your Stuff

For more information on the speakers, go to https://mbark2boulder.com/2020-speakers/.

Here is the schedule from MBArk2Boulder 2019.