Taking Place June 12-14 in Boulder, Colorado, the Sixteenth Annual Event Will Bring Together Speakers from Google, Coca-Cola, Honda, Patagonia, Toyota, and Others
Submitted by: LOHAS
Posted: May 16, 2012 – 11:45 AM EST
BOULDER, Colo., May 16 /CSRwire/ - The LOHAS Forum, the nation’s premier gathering of thought leaders, investors and industry executives focused on the $290 billion LOHAS (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability) market, announced today the speaker lineup and full program for this year’s LOHAS Forum 2012. Now in its sixteenth year, the event will take place June 12 – 14 in Boulder, Colorado with interactive discussions focused on a broad portfolio of current issues including alternative energy, health and wellness, social justice, branding, green customer loyalty and effective ways to raise capital.
Speakers at LOHAS Forum 2012 include Chip Conley with Joie de Vivre Hospitality, Toni J. Bellafiore with American Honda Motor Company, Inc., Gopi Kallayil with Google, Jodi Berg with VitaMix, Sue Harvey Brown with Patagonia Footwear, Madeleine Buckingham with Mother Jones, Mary Jo Cook with Fair Trade USA, Tom Laforge with The Coca-Cola Company, among many others.
LOHAS Forum 2012 will also feature a full schedule of interactive programming where attendees will be given access to thought leaders and industry experts with deep diving workshops, networking opportunities during daily receptions, meals and exercise activities; and intimate break-out sessions each afternoon.
For the first time ever, this year's LOHAS conference will integrate all the richness the city of Boulder has to offer. Taking advantage of the array of historical and significant local landmarks, cafes and restaurants, conveniently within walking distance of each other, serving as venues for the Forum's many events. Attendees will not only be treated to an inspiring and powerful event, but will also get to dive head first into the cultural roots of Boulder.
“The LOHAS community is looked at to pave the way for today’s consumers when it comes to the latest and greatest trends in healthy and sustainability – and it is events like the Forum that bring together the thought leaders in the space to facilitate open and creative dialogue,” said Ted Ning, director of the LOHAS Forum. “We could not be more excited for this year’s LOHAS Forum, as we will be turning Boulder into the ultimate eco-conscious hotspot and playing host to some of the most influential thinkers in sustainability.”
LOHAS 2012 Forum sponsors include Toyota, Mrs. Meyers, Gaiam TV, Presidio Graduate School, TAO Inspired Living, Think Thin, ECO Bonus, Ogden, NativeEnergy, Fair Trade USA, Sanitas Skincare, Cascadian Farm, VitaMix, New Hope 360, 1% for the Planet, Rancho La Puerta, LARABAR, Compendium, Natural Marketing Institute, DotGreen, BackJoy, Room214, Opti Bike, Shelton Group, Frey Vineyards, Haberman, Social K, Q-Link, Eco Spa 360, WhiteWave Foods, and Saeger Media Group. Media Sponsors include, Fast Company, CSRwire, Mother Jones, Spirituality & Health, Experience Life, Organic Spa, VividLife, Ethical Markets, Colorado Biz, Free Speech TV, ReDirect Guide, Ode, and Boulder County Business Report.
LOHAS, an acronym for ‘Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability,’ describes a marketplace focused on health, the environment, social justice, personal development and sustainable living. One in four Americans is part of this group – nearly 41 million people and growing
Since its inception in 1996, LOHAS has been the catalyst for the adoption of sustainable living and environment-friendly practices for the globally conscious business community. The LOHAS Forum is the leading annual gathering of thought and opinion leaders in the LOHAS marketplace. The LOHAS Forum features highly influential speakers and panelists who address and explore some of today’s most prominent issues and business challenges, in the world of health and wellness. Other events include musical performances, workshops and networking receptions.
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