Content Agenda for BLD PNW 2019

at The Redd on Salmon | June 13, 2019

7:45 - 8:30am Registration and Breakfast
8:00 - 8:30am
New "B" Breakfast: Welcome & Networking for First-Time Attendees
Craig Hill, Beneficial State Bank
8:30 - 8:45am Welcome to BLD PNW 2019
Lily Wilson, New Seasons Market
8:45 - 8:55am Mapping the B Ecosystem: An Interactive Art Experiment
Kelsey Moody, The Joinery
Danya Rose-Merkle, WERK_
8:55 – 9:00am A Word from Our Presenting Sponsor
Beneficial State Bank
9:00 - 9:20am Building an Ecosystem of One: The Fractal Nature of Equity Work
Stephanie Ghoston Paul, Cultivated Sense
9:20 - 9:40am Building a High-Functioning Team: Creating a Culture of Collaboration
Stephen Aiguier, Green Hammer
9:40 - 10:00am Building Sustainable Change: Leading by Example in the Restaurant Industry
Kristofor Lofgren, Sustainable Restaurant Group
10:00 - 10:15am Coffee Break!
10:15 - 10:35am Building Resilience in Leadership: Lessons from Punk Rock Business Strategies
Jenelle Isaacson, Living Room Realty
10:35 - 10:55am Building the Triple Bottom Line: A Case Study in Changing the Relationship Between Business and the Environment
Jonathan Jennings, Health in Harmony
10:55 - 11:15am Building a Better System: Elevating Impact through System Innovation
Desirée Pacheco, Portland State University
11:15 - 12:00pm Lunch
11:30 - 12:15pm
Optional Lunch Content: Sustainable Food Systems Panel
Emma Sharer, Ecotrust
Franklin Jones, B-Line
Steven Payne, Nossa Familia Coffee
Chris Tjersland, New Seasons Market
12:00 - 12:20pm
12:30 - 1:30pm Break Out Series One*
[Main Hall] B-Brave: How to ReDesign a more Equitable Employee Experience
Katie Augsburger & Nina Narelle, Future Work Design
[Boardroom] Let's B Friends: Rethinking Collaboration
Laura DeVito & Aaron Scher, Oregon Institute of Technology; Lauren Schaefer, Upward Technology
[Kitchen] Rewilding at Work
Cara Meyer, Organizational Culture & Employee Engagement Consultant
[Redd West] Tour of B-Line and Redd West
Andrea Christman, B-Line
1:30 - 1:45pm Coffee Break!
1:45 - 2:45pm Break Out Series Two*
[Main Hall] Ethical Leadership, Climate of Innovation, and Employee Engagement: How These Work Together to Make It Easier to Attract and Retain Employees
Virlena Crosley & Duncan Hart, Linfield College
[Boardroom] Workshop: White Supremacy Culture in the Workplace – Identifying Characteristics and Antidotes
Andrea Bailey, Kinesis
DeAnna Ornelas, Winderlea Vineyard and Winery
Justin Peters, Partners in Diversity
Chenoa Philabaum, New Seasons Market
Kate Rood, Beneficial State Bank
Alison Tierney, Kinesis
[Kitchen] Understanding How Emotional Intelligence Can Affect Organizational Culture
Angela Anderson, Canvas Host
[Redd West] Tour of B-Line and Redd West
Andrea Christman, B-Line
2:45 - 3:00pm Coffee Break!
3:00 - 4:00pm Break Out Series Three*
[Main Hall] Overcoming the Hurdles & Fears of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion work
Robin Wang, Ascent Funding
Kristin Bowers, Revelry Group
Ruth Chang, Northwest Permanente
Camille Elmore-Trummer, Brink Communications
[Boardroom] The B's Guide to Ethical Email Marketing
Jacqueline Fassett, Idealist Consulting
[Kitchen] Green Monday: Engaging Employees Through Sustainable Food
Katie Cantrell, Green Monday
[Redd West] Tour of B-Line and Redd West
Andrea Christman, B-Line
4:00 - 4:15pm Coffee Break!
4:15 - 4:35pm Building a New Business Paradigm: Learning to Walk Upright
Shawn Busse, Kinesis
4:35 - 4:45pm Mapping the B Ecosystem: An Interactive Art Experiment Reveal
Kelsey Moody, The Joinery
Danya Rose-Merkle, WERK_
4:45 - 5:00pm Farewell
Lily Wilson, New Seasons Market
5:00 - 6:00pm Reception
6:00 - 8:00pm
B Corp Block Party

*Our breakout spaces have the following capacity constraints, and session leaders may need to limit attendees accordingly on a first-come-first-served basis.

  • Boardroom: 45

  • Kitchen: 40

  • Redd West: 20