Co-Discovering What is Next For our Industry: Pro-action Cafe (Part 2)

Saturday 9am-12pm

What if we could leverage the collective talent and ideas of attendees at Organicology 2019 to create, improve, and work on actual projects in actual organizations and communities across the industry? What if you could bring the idea you’ve been working on and get focused coaching from the brilliant minds who will be at the conference?  What if you came to a learning conference and left with concrete action steps informed by that learning?

 This year we will spending our final plenary session in a Pro Action Cafe - a rapid design and peer coaching process that helps accelerate ideas using the talent that’s in the room.  Up to a quarter of the participants at Organicology will have an opportunity to work on their projects in a collaborative and dynamic process. Think about the work you are doing, questions you have, places you are stuck,  and imagine what would be possible if fellow attendees spent some time to help you move. You’ll have a chance to do that in Portland.

 This is a follow up session for attendees that participated in to Co-Discovering What is Next For Our Industry: A Generative Dialogue, although all are welcome!

Facilitators: Rob Sinclair - Founder and Conscious Business Catalyst (Conscious Brands); Drew Katz, Transition Services Coordinator (Oregon Tilth)

Questions about this session?: Email Drew Katz at

Note: This workshop has two parts and attendees should come prepared to partake in both:

  • Part 1: Co-Discovering What is Next For our Industry: A Generative Dialogue -Friday 1:30pm-5pm)

  • Part 2: Co-Discovering What is Next For our Industry: Pro-action Cafe - Saturday 9am-12pm)

Speaker Bios

Drew Katz is Oregon Tilth’s Transition Services Coordinator and provides organic outreach and education to farmers, processors, and agriculture service providers throughout the US.  Drew coordinates Oregon Tilth’s Farmer to Farmer Organic Mentorship Program, Organic Webinar Series, and annual Buyer/Grower Networking Events.

Rob Sinclair is the founder of Conscious Brands, and strongly believes in the maxim that “clarity comes through engagement not thought.” This is a guiding principle in his life. Rob’s passion for business has found him at the pioneering phase of many new and exciting industries, including the Internet and IT industry in Calgary, self-producing a traveling, internet-based vegan cooking show, and becoming president and owner of an organic food manufacturing company called Friendly Foods. He now uses that experience to help businesses grow and thrive by showing them the inherent value of taking their economic, human and natural capital into account, and working with all of those resources. He believes that there can’t be sustainability without collaboration, and there can’t be culture without community.