Co-Discovering What is Next For our Industry: A Generative Dialogue (part 1)

Session I and continuing during Session II

Friday 1:30pm-5pm

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)

Mainstreaming. Consolidation. Uncertainty. As an industry stakeholder, do you relate to these themes and sentiments? What is your perspective and experience? And most importantly, how do you think we as a industry can tackle the challenges we face? The Conscious Brands approach is to bring together a diverse group of industry leaders to have a dialogue around what it means to co-create a solution. This multi-session, two-day workshop (two sessions on Friday, one on Saturday) is for the leaders, the visionaries, the ones that are committed to using business to make the future better. A collaborative session, attendees will engage in big-picture conversations with big-picture thinkers to learn and share on what is next for our industry.

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

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.