Boston GreenFest Business Summit


This year, Boston GreenFest's Business Breakfast has turned into a virtual Business Summit entitled,  Beyond COVID:  Emerging with Momentum.

DATE: Thursday and Friday, August 20-21, 2020
TIME: 9:30 am - 3 pm EST / each day

COST: $20 to attend (money should not be a barrier, there are grants available)

HOW TO REGISTER: This will be done through this Eventbrite link that will be set up here and widely distributed.

Using the Whova app, we are inviting presenters and guests from across the globe. It will be an opportunity to connect and share knowledge at a time that is perhaps one of the most challenging of our lifetime, socially, economically and physically. In just two days of four-hour sessions during Thursday and Friday, August 20-21, 2020, we will bring vital conversations to the forefront.  See the program listed here and the presenters on the next tab; much more in the works!

THE AGENDA (subject to change)
Thursday, August 20, 2020

9:30 am Network. Explore the Exhibit Floor.

10:15 am Welcome!
--Dr. Karen Weber-Salamanca, Executive Director

10:25 am Thought Provoker: Rethinking Humanity - Tony Seba and Jamie Arbib, Co-Founders, RethinkX

10:55 am Focus Perspective for the Summit: Shimon Warden, Vice President, UnyTalk

11:05 am Break-out Sessions I
--Solving Sustainability through Diversity, Inclusion and Race
--Biophilia, Biomimicry and Biodiversity
--Slow Down Fast Fashion: Gateway to Economic Redevelopment
--Smart City 1: Designing Our Future

12:05 pm 15 minute break

12:20 pm Featured sessions:
--Rethinking Humanity: Tony Seba and Jamie Arbib
--Waste Redux: Dave Gajadhar and Scott Donachie

12:50 pm Break-out sessions II
--Eyes Wide Open: Preventing Pandemics
--Water in Peril: Climate Change
--Smart Finance: Alternative Delivery Pathways
--Smart City 2: ReThink and ReSet

1:50 pm Keynote speaker:
KOTCHAKORN VORAAKHOM
Landscape for the Future


Friday, August 21, 2020
9:30 am Network. Explore the Exhibit Floor.

10:15 am Welcome!
--Dr. Karen Weber-Salamanca, Executive Director

10:25 am Thought Provoker:  Janine Benyus, Biomimicry Institute

10:55 am Focus Perspective for Today's Summit: Shimon Warden, Vice President, UnyTalk

11:05 am Break-out Sessions I
--Food for Us: Agricultural Options in the Face of Climate Change
--Offset or Not to Offset? How to take advantage of COVID's disruption?
--Transportation Tomorrow Today: Crash of Big Oil (Sponsor: eTrikeCo)
--Getting Around to the Circular Economy Now

12:05 pm 15 minute break

12:20 pm Featured sessions
--The Age of Hemp: Isaias Medina III and Stephen Cutter
--Business Advocacy for an Economy that Works for All :  American Sustainable Business Council

12:50 pm Break-out sessions II
--Intersection of Business, Social Impact and Environment
--Debunking the Myth: Solar - Wind - Renewables - Storage and Microgrids
--Driving Sustainability Through the Supply Chain (Sponsor: Brodeur Partners)
--Trash the Trash aka Don't Waste the Waste!

1:50 pm Disruption of Food, Energy, & Transportation - RethinkX Team

Please check our website for updates to schedule and presenters. Very exciting local, national and international presenters are joining us.


Boston GreenFest Business Summit