A keynote presentation and book signing with Slow Money founder and Chairman Woody Tasch.
About Slow Money: ACRES USA calls it a "movement." NPR calls it a "revolution." One thing is for sure: what began with a book and a set of ideas four years ago has blossomed into a network of investors, philanthropists, farmers, entrepreneurs, and everyday folks who are concerned about where their food comes from and where their money goes. Today, over $21 million has been invested directly in more than 180 small food enterprises through the Slow Money network, both nationally and through 17 local chapters. We are still at the beginning and at the same time we are well on the way to our goal of 1 million people investing 1% of their money in local food systems, this decade. Come learn how, in Wendell Berry's words, these "millions of small acts" can begin to rebuild our economy... from the ground up.
About Woody Tasch: Before founding Slow Money, Woody pioneered the integration of asset management and philanthropic purpose in the 1990s as treasurer of the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation and founding chairman of the Community Development Venture Capital Alliance. For ten years, through 2008, Tasch was chairman of Investors' Circle, a network of angel investors, family offices, and social purpose funds and foundations that has invested $150 million in 230 early stage sustainability-promoting ventures and venture funds since 1992. Woody is also the author of Inquires into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered (Chelsea Green).
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