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					                                SLOW MONEY
                          NATIONAL GATHERING


                                ISM*
                   (Inspired by Slow Money)
                                 June 9 -11, 2010
                                 Shelburne Farms
                       1611 Harbor Road, Shelburne, Vermont

   All events will be held in the Presentation Tent, Homestead Lawn unless
                                 otherwise noted


WEDNESDAY, June 9th
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. eTown feat. Steve Earle, Allison Moorer and Anais
Mitchell eTown, the nationally syndicated radio show featuring premier musical artists
and conversation with environmental and social innovators, is doing a special event in
collaboration with Slow Money at the Flynn Theatre in Burlington. Hosted by Nick and
Helen Forster, eTown has been on the air for 19 years and is currently carried by over 270
NPR, commercial and community radio stations. This live radio show taping will feature
music and conversation with Steve Earle, Allison Moorer and Anais Mitchell.
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts • 153 Main Street, Burlington, Vermont


THURSDAY, June 10th

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
Breakfast: East & West Halls, Coach Barn

8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Welcoming Remarks

9:00 – 10:15 a.m. Bill McKibben, Founder, 350.org and Author of the
newly published Eaarth. Bill shares his latest perspectives on global environmental
issues and the role that local food systems play in addressing them.
10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. Money: New Thinking and New Action. The
future of social investing and capital markets, and looking towards the Soil Trust.
    o Robert Zevin, President, Robert Brooke Zevin Associates
    o Chris Martenson, Founder, The Crash Course
    o Woody Tasch, Founder, Slow Money

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:15 – 1:30 p.m. Book-Signing
East & West Halls, Coach Barn

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Scaling Up Without Selling Your Soul. Joel Salatin,
Owner, Polyface Farm.

2:30   - 4:00 p.m. Break Out Sessions:
   o   Invest in Vermont. Presentation Tent, Homestead Lawn
   o   Green America. East Hall, Coach Barn
   o   Farm Tour. Meeting Place TBD
   o   Screening of three short films from Deborah Koons Garcia’s
       Symphony of the Soil project. Brick Room, Coach Barn

4:00 - 4:45 p.m. Gary Hirshberg, CEO, Stonyfield Farm. For more than
two decades Stonyfield has been a recognized leader in organics. Gary shares his current
perspectives.

5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Soil. Three leading small food entrepreneurs share their
experiences restoring and preserving soil fertility.
   o Will Raap, Founder, Gardener’s Supply
   o Tom Stearns, Founder, High Mowing Seeds
   o Eliot Coleman, Founder, Four Season Farm and Author of The New
       Organic Grower

6:30 – 8:00 p.m. BBQ
Coach Barn Courtyard
Friday, June 11th

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
East & West Halls, Coach Barn

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks: Don Shaffer (President and CEO,
RSF Social Finance) and Terry Kellogg (CEO, 1% for the Planet)

9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Entrepreneur Showcase. 25 small food enterprises from
across the United States.

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The Movement. Four social entrepreneurs discuss
organizing strategies and the power of networks.
   o Kurt Friese, Board Member, Slow Food USA
   o Erika Allen, Chicago Project Manager, Growing Power
   o Alisa Gravitz, Executive Director, Green America
   o Michelle Long, Executive Director, BALLE

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
East and West Hall, Coach Barn

1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Break Out Sessions. Choose one or more of the following:

1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Session A: Rolling Our Sleeves Up.
Slow Money regional initiatives are emerging in Austin, Madison, Northern California,
Boston, Maine, North Carolina, Boulder, Appalachia, Santa Fe, the Pacific Northwest, and
elsewhere. There is also interest in Slow Money on college campuses. The Slow Money
Principles campaign is gaining momentum. This afternoon is devoted to the exciting and
practical work of sharing between regions and laying the groundwork for the next stages
of network growth.
Presentation Tent, Homestead Lawn
1:30 – 2:25 p.m. Session B: Farmland Preservation. How land trusts are
working to preserve family farms and how Slow Money can help.
   o Constance Washburn, Director of Education, Marin Agricultural
      Land Trust
   o Alex Wylie, Agricultural Director, Vermont Land Trust
   o Julia Freedgood, Managing Director, Farmland & Communities
      Initiatives, American Farmland Trust
   o Corie Pierce, Co-Owner, Bread & Butter Farm
Brick Room, Coach Barn

2:30 – 3:25 p.m. Session C: Socially Responsible Investing. An interactive
session with several leading financiers.
    o Don Shaffer, President & CEO, RSF Social Finance
    o Matt Patsky, CEO, Trillium Asset Management
    o Rian Fried, Co-Founder and President, Clean Yield Asset
       Management
East Hall, Coach Barn

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Session D: Mission Related Investing—New Strategies
for Foundations.
   o Tim Freundlich, Senior Vice President, Calvert Social Investment
      Foundation
   o Tim Storrow, Executive Director, Castanea Foundation
   o Jeff Rosen, Director of Finance, Solidago Foundation
Brick Room, Coach Barn

4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Concluding Remarks and Discussion. Woody Tasch,
Founder, Slow Money

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. FARMTABLE DINNER CELEBRATION Food prepared by
leading local chefs and music played by great local artists. (Additional $50 Fee, Space is
Limited so please register ASAP)
Coach Barn Courtyard

				
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