Nurture Diversity, Build Resilience
For the first time ever, the Quivira Coalition, Holistic Management International, and the American Grassfed Association will collaborate to convene ranchers, farmers, environmentalists, land managers, students, teachers, and others for a three-day conference October 31 to November 2, 2018 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to to explore ideas of regeneration.
To many people regenerative agriculture means land management practices that build soil health, crop resilience and nutrient density as a way to rebalance the carbon cycle, all in response to the threat of climate change and/or a failing agricultural system. In essence, regenerate means to bring renewed life and vigor into an organism or system. How do we nurture diversity and build resilience not only in soil, but also socially, economically, and personally? What are the critical connections between soil, people, and planet? How do truly regenerative food and agricultural systems work? And, what are the ways that individuals and communities can help create them? What is at the heart of the practice of regenerative agriculture?
During this three-day event ranchers, farmers, environmentalists, food producers and distributors, health experts, and others will offer long-form plenary talks, cross-sector panel discussions, and in-depth roundtable sessions on everything from the connection between soil and gut health to no regrets investment in land to interdisciplinary soil health research to wildlife habitat and stock density.
We invite you to join us.
This collaborative conference will bring together leaders, innovators, and stewards of the land for three days of provocative plenary presentations, roundtable discussions, and networking with diverse attendees from across the southwest, the country, and globe. The conference will create a unique environment where ideas are sown, exchanged, and grown. REGENERATE’s outstanding speakers and attendees will contribute expertise in ranching, farming, conservation, community, and all things soil, which is the key to it all. Every attendee will bring something unique to the table, and each will depart with inspiration, new connections, broader perspectives, and the tools necessary to effect change.
About the partners
Holistic Management International is an environmental and educational non-profit that helps communities grow and thrive by educating family farmers and ranchers and pastoralists in regenerative agricultural practices that empower them to strengthen their businesses, produce healthier food, improve local wildlife habitats and protect the environment.
The American Grassfed Association is a national multi-species organization dedicated to protecting and promoting grassfed producers and grassfed products through national communication, education, research and marketing efforts.
The Quivira Coalition fosters resilience on arid working lands. To create a culture of land stewardship that integrates ecological, economic, and social health, we work in coalition with ranchers and farmers, landowners and managers, public agencies, conservationists, students and educators, and the general public. Quivira believes this culture is rooted in three areas of practice: education, innovation, and collaboration
About this year’s conference
Hear from experts. Make lasting connections. Take home new skills and ideas. Begin partnerships for change. REGENERATE is a hub for individuals and groups coming together around the concepts of fostering ecological, economic, and social health through education, innovation, collaboration, and progressive public and private land stewardship.
Confirmed speakers include:
Richard Teague and Peter Byck
Jonathan Cobb of Green Fields Farm
Will Harris of White Oak Pastures
Sallie Calhoun, Esther Park, and Kate Danaher of the #NoRegrets Initiative
Deborah Clark of Birdwell and Clark Ranch
Alan Lewis of Natural Grocers
Greg Gunthorp of Gunthorp Farms
Gina Asoudegan of Applegate Farms
Nicole Masters of Integrity Soils
Christine Su of Pasture Map
REGENERATE will bring together a broad community as diverse as the lands they manage. Our attendees come from across the Southwest, the country, and the globe and bring their expertise as farmers and ranchers, scientists, government agencies, conservationists and innovators in managing healthy land, producing healthy food, and fostering healthy people. Whether you are a young farmer preparing to dig your hands into the soil for the first time or a professional interested in new ideas and opportunities for collaboration, our conference has something for you.
REGENERATE will offer long-form plenary talks, cross-sector panel discussions, classroom and field workshops, and in-depth roundtable sessions on everything from the connection between soil and gut health to no regrets investment in land to interdisciplinary soil health research to wildlife habitat and stock density.
Workshops will include: a pre-conference full day training on starting an agricultural apprenticeship program; a Holistic Management advanced grazing management; techniques for seeding rangeland; and soil health assessment and monitoring.
The conference will be held at Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town. Hotel Albuquerque delights travelers with a distinctive blend of historic grandeur and contemporary comfort. Located in the heart of Albuquerque, the hotel offers a unique location in a historic district easily accessible from I-40 and within 15 minutes of Albuquerque International Sunport Airport.
Book your room by calling 866-505-7829 and mentioning the Regenerate Conference
Group room rates end October 9
*Majority of the rooms are booked at Hotel Albuquerque. For alternative lodging options, please see “Additional Area Lodging Options” below.*
|Member Rate||Non-Member Rate||Beginning Farmer / Student*|
In addition to great rates for members from all three organizations and beginning ranchers and farmers, we will also be offering a number of scholarships through our HERD Fellowship Program (click here for more information).
*Email email@example.com to see if you are eligible for this rate.
Sponsorship is the fundamental soil that allows us to make REGENERATE happen. We offer attractive benefits for sponsors at a variety of levels. Please click the link below to view the sponsorship levels. For more information, contact Arielle Quintana or Stephanie Von Ancken at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regenerate will convene a highly diverse audience of people across the West, giving all of our exhibitors greater exposure and the chance to connect with new individuals, organizations and businesses. Exhibitor benefits include:
- One 72” x 30” table with tablecloth (located just outside the conference entrance)
- Recognition (name and/or logo) in conference program and slideshow
- One conference registration (special events not included)
- One discounted conference registration at $150 for additional table operator
- Post-conference social media thank you
Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town
800 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104
The conference will be held at Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town. Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town delights travelers with a distinctive blend of historic grandeur and contemporary comfort. Located in the heart of Albuquerque, the hotel offers a unique location in a historic district easily accessible from I-40 and within 15 minutes of Albuquerque International Sunport Airport. Amenities include complementary WiFi internet, fitness & business centers, and an outdoor resort swimming pool.
Book your room online or by calling 866-505-7829 and mentioning the Regenerate Conference
Group room rates end October 9
Additional Area Lodging Options
Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn
1015 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Stay in the heart of Old Town Albuquerque at the charming Best Western Plus Rio Grande Hotel. A favorite in Old Town for nearly 50 years, this is no cookie cutter hotel. The rustic property has a rich, historic feel with gorgeous Southwestern décor. Custom furniture and artwork fill the lobby and are featured in each guest room. Conveniently located off I-40, this full-service hotel with an on-site restaurant, meeting space, and event space offers everything guests need for an authentic New Mexico experience.
Book your room by calling 1-505-843-9500 or 1-800-959-4726 and mentioning Regenerate 2018
Group room rates end October 9
There are also many other lodging options near the conference venue. The hotels listed on the map are within a 15 minute or less walk from the Hotel Albuquerque. In addition, the Old Town neighborhood has many VRBO and AirBnB offerings.
If you have additional questions, need help registering, or have other special requests related to the conference, don’t hesitate to reach out.