Jonathan Safran Foer

Friday Keynote Speaker Jonathan Safran Foer

9:00 - 10:00 am, Baltimore Convention Center

Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of the international bestseller, Everything Is Illuminated, which was published when he was only 25. Hailed as the Debut of the decade, and translated into 35 languages, it was named Book of the Year by The Los Angeles Times and has won numerous awards, including the Guardian First Book Prize, the National Jewish Book Award, and the New York Public Library Young Lions Prize. Learn More

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Gina Asoudegan

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Applegate

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Dr. Brian Baker


IFOAM - Organics International

Jessica Bates

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Dwight Funding

Jenna Blumenfeld

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Bob Burke

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Carole Buyers

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Laurel Chiten

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Jacqueline Claudia

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Love Wild Fish Co.

Cheryl Clements

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PieShell

Jenelle Cobb

Founder and CEO
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Robert Craven

CEO
FoodState

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Ross Davisson

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CircleUp

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James Faison

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Milton's Local

Zoe Feldman

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Cleveland Avenue

Terry Frishman

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Bill Giebler

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Jay Golden

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Retellable

Kara Goldin

Founder + CEO
hint, Inc.

Katherine Greiner

Director of Marketing
Ora Organic

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Josh Hendrix

Director of Business Development - Domestic Production

Karen Howard

CEO & Executive Director
Organic & Natural Health Association

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Tera Johnson

Director
Food Finance Institute

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Douglas S. Kalman PhD RD FACN

Business Development – Nutrition and CPG Studies
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Christine Kapperman

Editor in Chief, Natural Foods Merchandiser
New Hope Natural Media

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Denise Lambertson

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LMS

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Edward Maibach PhD

Professor & Director of the Center for Climate Change Communication
George Mason University

Cara Mangini

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Carlotta Mast

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New Hope Network

Betsy McGinn

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McGinn eCommConsulting

Jackie Miller

Incubator Director
Chobani

Jane Miller

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Claire Morton

Senior Industry Analyst
New Hope Network

Mr. Michael Movitz

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Robyn O'Brien

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Carolina Ordonez

Consumer Health Analyst
Euromonitor International

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Eric Pierce

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New Hope Network

Chantal Pierrat

Founder & CEO
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Deanna Pogorelc

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New Hope Network

Rick Polito

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New Hope Network

Duane Primozich

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Boulder Investment Group Reprise (BIGR)

Justin Prochnow

Shareholder
Greenberg Traugrig

Diana Propper de Callejon

Managing Director
Cranemere

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Sheldon Romer

Executive Consultant/Coach

Jennifer Rosenthal

Corporate Partner
KO Firm

Nancy Rosenzweig

Director of Mergers and Acquisitions
Big Path Capital

Jessica Rubino

Content Marketing Director
New Hope Natural Media

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Jonathan Safran Foer

Author
Eating Animals, Everything Is Illuminated, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Jason Sapsin

Counsel
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Jessie Shafer

Editor in Chief, Delicious Living
New Hope Network

Rachael Shayne

Culture Architect & Brand Strategist
Former CEO, Cubspot

Sam Slover

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Katlin Smith

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Simple Mills

Debra Stark

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Koel Thomae

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Noosa Yoghurt

Haile Thomas

Founder + CEO
The HAPPY Organization

Stuart Tomc

Vice President, Human Nutrition
CV Sciences

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Andy Whitman

Managing Partner
2x Consumer Products Growth Partners

Wayne Wu

Managing Director
VMG Partners

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Ann Yang

Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Misfit Juicery