Naturally Boulder’s Conscious Business Summit

10th Annual Spring Education Series

Saturday, Apr 16, 2016

@ Impact Hub, Boulder (1877 Broadway #100)



To continue providing education for real world situations (“where the rubber hits the road…”) we present our ongoing Education Series.  Learn from experts how to succeed with your business.

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Saturday, April 16.  8:30 AM – 5:00 PM


Impact Hub, Boulder (1877 Broadway #100)


Naturally Boulder’s Conscious Business Summit
10th Annual Spring Education Series

How do you grow your business while staying true to your values? Join us for an all-day conscious business summit to learn how to lead with integrity,  mindfully manage, and consciously create products that are good for people and the planet.

Understand the process behind B Corp and other certifications, giving back and the “triple bottom line,” and responsible sourcing. Improve your ability to authentically communicate with your customers, report on sustainability efforts your company has put into place, and more.

The best part? You’ll have opportunities to connect with other socially and environmentally conscious entrepreneurs and industry professionals looking to “do good” and lead with their conscious values (plus, breakfast and lunch are included!).ed series3

Learn from the Experts

Deanna Bratter, WhiteWave Foods
Justin Gold, Justin’s
Andrew Jaffe, Boulder Brands
Michael Joseph, Green Chef
Kristine Carey, Healthy Skoop
Nova Covington, Goddess Garden
Danielle Dietz-LiVolsi, Nuttzo
Julie Dimos, VOCO Creative
Kyle Garner, Organic India
Linda Appel Lipsius, Teatulia Organic Teas
Radha Marcum, One Degree Organic Foods
Emily Orr, Aurora Organic Dairy
Kara Peck, B Lab
Sally Rosen, Sterling-Rice Group
Steven Taormina, NSF International
Jim Mills, MM Local
Greg Berry, Impact Hub Boulder and Impact Hub Network
Sheldon Romer, Co-founder Rudi’s Organic Bakery
Susan Skjei, PhD, Naropa University


8:30-9:00     Breakfast
Enjoy a variety of breakfast selections from Alfalfa’s Market.

9:00-9:50      Keynote Addressromer skjei
We proudly present a fascinating conversation between Sheldon Romer and Susan Skjei.  These two visionaries will highlight the profound impacts authentic leadership can have on one’s business, and outline strategy and tactics for implementing authentic leadership and conscious values in your workplace and beyond.
Speakers: Sheldon Romer, Co-founder and former CEO of Rudi’s Organic Bakery; Susan Skjei, PhD, Director of the Authentic Leadership Center at Naropa University

10:00-10:50   B Corp: Using Business as a Force for Good
Why B Corp? Listen into this panel of experts to understand why to consider B Corp Certification and the steps it takes to get there.
Speakers: Kyle Garner, Organic India; Kara Peck, B Lab; Nova Covington, Goddess Garden

11-11:50         Everything About Certifications: Gluten-Free, Organic, Non-GMO Project, Fair-Trade
Learn what certifications are right for you and your brand, and how they can add credibility to your product.
Speakers: Steven Taormina, NSF International; Emily Orr, Aurora Organic Dairy; and more!

12:00-1:00    Lunch
Refuel with delicious local foods catering to all dietary needs.

1:00-1:50      Giving Back: Build Philanthropy Into Your Company’s Roots
Drive real change through charitable contributions. Join us for an opportunity to listen to real-life case studies of companies that give back, and why they do it.
Speakers: Kristine Carey, Healthy Skoop; Danielle Dietz-LiVolsi, Nuttzo; and more!

2:00-2:50     Authentic Communication: How to Communicate Your Values to Make a Real Connection
You’ve done the work; now tell the world about your good deeds! Join us for a discussion with communication and brand experts and learn how to develop your own authentic voice.
Speakers: Andrew Jaffe, Boulder Brands; Sally Rosen, Sterling-Rice Group; Julie Dimos, VOCO Creative; and more!

3:00-3:50 – Sustainability Mindset: How to Think Like an Environmentalist and Track Your Progress
Join us for an insightful discussion on reducing your company’s environmental footprint and learn how to track your progress along the way.
Speakers: Deanna Bratter, WhiteWave Foods Company; Jim Mills, MM Local; Greg Berry, Impact Hub Boulder and Impact Hub Network

4:00-4:50 – Responsible Sourcing: Make a Positive Impact with Conscious Purchasing
Become a conscious supply-chain expert, and learn how your purchasing has the power to impact positive change.
Speakers: Justin Gold, Justin’s; Michael Joseph, Green Chef; Linda Appel Lipsius, Teatulia Organic Teas; Radha Marcum, One Degree Organic Foods


Register Before April 16: Members: $66, Non-members $75register now
Register On-Site: Members: $85, Non-members $95

Event sponsored by Colorado Business Bank

Event sponsored by Naropa University