MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

0.jpgJosh Tickell, author of Kiss the Ground, The Revolution Generation, From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank and Biodiesel America

Put our Keynote Presentation by Josh Tickell on your calendar right now! Josh is a Sundance award winning film director and bestselling author. His films and books focus on near future global trends including alternative energy, conscious capitalism (a.k.a. the triple bottom line), regenerative agriculture (which can reverse climate change) and the power of Millennials to change the world.

Josh co-directed the 2017 Lionsgate release, GOOD FORTUNE, the rags to riches biopic of Paul Mitchell and Patrón cofounder John Paul DeJoria (available on iTunes and Amazon). His first movie, FUEL, won the Sundance Audience Award for Best Documentary and went viral in theaters as well as online. His films have luminaries such as Elon Musk, Dan Aykroyd, Woody Harrelson, Sheryl Crow, and Shailene Woodley as fans. 

Tickell's first book, From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank, helped to jumpstart the biodiesel revolution and, along with screenings of FUEL in Washington D.C. and the White House, led to private enterprises banding together in a multibillion dollar project to explore algae fuel. 

Tickell's movies have won more than 20 major awards, and have been selected as a NYTimes Critics' Pick and shortlisted for an Oscar. He has spoken at more than 100 colleges and Fortune 500 businesses globally. He is a guest on shows such as The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, Morning Joe and on the Today Show.

Along with his wife Rebecca and two children, Josh lives on "The Big Picture Ranch," a 5-acre organic farm and film studio in southern California. He is an avid runner, health advocate, organic gardener, and aspiring regenerative chef.