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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Out of concern for the health and safety of our supporters, vendors, and local communities — and in line with orders by the State of California and local Bay Area counties — Sustainable Enterprise Conference of Sonoma County will not be holding any events now or in the foreseeable future. Our program is built on the belief that live in person events offer exceptional return on investment, deepen existing relationships, and advance critical issues.

Right now, the most important thing all of us can do is focus our attention on personal safety and the safety of others in our community. 

Take care of yourselves. Be kind to others in need. And please continue to work and live within the means of our one beautiful planet.

2020 Schedule

9:00 Welcome

  • Oren Wool - Sustainable North Bay
  • Pam Van Halmesa - Sonoma Community Resilience Collaborative
  • Robert Girling - Sustainable North Bay

9:20 - Our Food System - Food Security: What's Really at Risk Now and in the Future: Food, Farming, Farms, Gardens, & Gardening

  • Genevieve Taylor - Executive Director, AG Innovations
  • Temra Costa - Partner, Green Valley Farm + Mill
  • Evan Wiig - Director of Membership & Communications, Community Alliance with Family Farmers

10:10 - How a Culture of Repeated Emergencies is Shaping the Future of the North Bay: How Do We Grow the Capacity to Thrive in this New Space?

  • John Stayton - Consultant, Coach, and Educator 
  • Lisa Carreño - President and CEO, United Way Wine Country
  • Joyce Lopes - VP Administration and Finance, Sonoma State University
  • Cynthia Murray - President and CEO, North Bay Leadership Council
  • Efren Carillo - Housing Advocate, Burbank Housing

11:15 - Commentary from West County

  • Lawrence Jaffe - Chair of the Board, North Bay Credit Union

11:25 - What Is Happening, What could We Be Doing?

  • Gil Friend - CEO and Founder, Natural Logic and Critical Path Capital
  • Pooran Desai - CEO and Founder,

12.00 - Close and Next Steps

  • Ray Lucchesi - Regenesis
  • Oren Wool - Sustainable North Bay


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