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Esca Bona

Esca Bona 2015 Livestream

Tune in to the livestream on Tuesday, Oct. 27, for the only way to experience the sold out Esca Bona conference without being in Austin. Join us as we dig deep into the issues facing our food system and get inspired by some of the leading renegades in this space.


8:30 am
Welcome: The Butler Bros. & White Wave Foods

  • Fasten your seatbelts. Change is coming. Welcome one and all.
  • Speakers: Adam & Marty Butler, co-founders, The Butler Bros

8:40 am
Opening Inspiration: Firing Up the Kids with Real Food, Real Health

  • Enter, inspiration. Curt Ellis, Founder of Food Corps, believes big things are possible, that everyone should be welcome at the table, and that leaders fuel change. Together with communities, FoodCorps serves to connect kids to healthy food in school. They are creating a future in which all our nation’s children––regardless of class, race, or geography––know what healthy food is, care where it comes from, and eat it every day. Food Corps inspires future generations to grow up to lead healthier and more productive lives.
  • Speaker: Curt Ellis, co-founder & CEO, FoodCorps

8:50 am
Massive Access and Affordability

  • Can great food really reach the masses? How to we get from where we are to the world we want? By bringing big food, smart food, and good food closer together, we just might be able to overcome the many barriers preventing great food from being universal.
  • Speakers: Jeremiah McElwee, VP of purchasing and merchandising, Thrive Market; Maddy Hasulak, co-founder, Love Grown Foods; Justin Levy, executive director, Conscious Alliance; Alejandro Velez, co-founder, Back to the Roots

9:50 am
The FIX: Heroes of Disruption

  • Can great food really reach the masses? How to we get from where we are to the world we want? By bringing big food, smart food, and good food closer together, we just might be able to overcome the many barriers preventing great food from being universal.

10:05 am

10:20 am
Great Enablers: Big Minds up to Big Things

  • The food revolution is not possible without the evolution of tools, data and distribution models to steward their disruptive impact. These ‘quick hit’ presentations give a snapshot of the forces behind powerful change.
  • Speakers: Ahmed Rahim, co-founder, CEO & chief alchemist, Numi Organic Tea; Lara Jackle-Dickinson, OSC2

10:35 am
NourishTech Town Hall

  • The future is already closer than we think - and it's disrupting everything. Chicken-less eggs and cow-less hamburgers aren't just in labs, they're hitting consumer's plates. What can food technology do for us, how can we make it sustainable, nourishing, and more importantly - in arm's reach of the average consumer?
  • Speakers: Arturo Elizondo, CEO, Clara Foods; Michele Simon, food lawyer, Foscolo and Handel; Megan Morris, founder and CEO, Souper Seconds; Ron Shigeta, chief science officer, Indie Bio

11:45 am
The FIX: Heroes of Disruption, Part 2

12:00 pm

1:30 pm
Big Vision: Innovator Spotlight - Zero Waste

  • Turning processed food waste into nutritious, low cost food (without casting a magic spell).
  • Speakers: Enrique Gonzalez & Flavio Siller, co-founders, Eat Limmo

1:40 pm
Big Vision: Visionary Spotlight - Breaking the Food System

  • Kevin Cleary, CEO of Clif Bar embraces adventure and encourages companies to serve the things that matter. Kevin shares his vision for breaking our failing food system and making it healthier and more sustainable for everyone.

1:55 pm
Fully Exposed

  • From soil to stomach, the modern consumer's quest for good food assurance is driving radical changes across the food ecosystem. Address how suppliers, technologists, retailers and brands are collaborating (or not) across the supply chain for supreme transparency.
  • Speakers: Danny Houghton, vice president, One Degree Organic Foods; Robert Craven, CEO, FoodState; William Rowe, president & CEO, Nutrasource Diagnostics Inc.; Frederick Schilling, co-CEO & co-founder, Big Tree Farms; Tim Avila, founder & CEO, Systems Bioscience Inc.

2:50 pm
Act like an Entrepreneur

  • Great entrepreneurs stay close to their customers to build their businesses by listening, pivoting, testing and growing. Back to the Roots has proven that listening to customers fuel the unexpected.
  • Speakers: Alejandro Velez & Nikhil Arora, co-founders, Back to the Roots


2015 Partners:
Alliance Natural
Boulder Brands
Enjoy Life
Food Corps
Happy Tree
Happy Tree
Nature's Path
Moss Adams
Nature's Path
Pharmachem Laboratories
Stonyfield Organic
Urban Roots
Whole Cities
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