Keynote Speakers

Interactive workshops and activities designed to foster creativity and amplify entrepreneurial endeavors

T.D. Jakes

Event Organizer

Tabitha Brown

Event Organizer

T.D. Jakes

Event Organizer

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Our SPeakers & hosts

Meet our 2024 Good Soil Forum participants

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Dallas Host Committee
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Access to Capital
AI for the Harvest
Host/MC
IP and Legal Strategies
Main Session
Market Readiness Sonata
Multigenerational Entrepreneurship
Sound of Support
The REAL in Real Estate
Wellness Entrepreneurship

T.D. Jakes

Founder and Chairman

T.D. Jakes Enterprises

Speaker
Speaker
Host Committee
Main Session
Moderator

Pinky Cole

Founder & Owner of Slutty Vegan

Speaker
Speaker
Host Committee
Main Session
Moderator

Tabitha Brown

Emmy Award Winning Actress
NYT Bestselling Author & Entrepreneur

Speaker
Speaker
Host Committee
Main Session
Moderator

Charles D. King

Founder & CEO, MACRO

Speaker
Speaker
Host Committee
Main Session
Moderator

Tashara Parker

4x Emmy Award-Winning Journalist and Founder of Loud Women Lead

Speaker
Host Committee
Host/MC
Moderator

Arian Simone

Co-founder & CEO
of the Fearless Fund

Speaker
Speaker
Host Committee
Main Session
Moderator

April Stallworth

Chief of Staff
at TDJ Enterprises LLP

Speaker
Speaker
Host Committee
Sound of Support
Moderator

Arisha Smith

Chief Digital Officer
at Camille Rose Naturals

Speaker
Speaker
Host Committee
Market Readiness Sonata
Moderator

Bryetta Calloway

Senior Marketing Executive and Growth Catalyst

Speaker
Speaker
Host Committee
Bridging the Gap
Moderator

Autumn Yarbrough

Founder & CEO at Nu Standard™ | CBY Beauty Inc.

Speaker
Speaker
Host Committee
Multigenerational Entrepreneurship
Moderator

Beverly Robinson

Senior Executive Assistant
at T.D. Jakes Ministries

Speaker
Speaker
Host Committee
Sound of Support
Moderator

Bob Greene

President & CEO, NAIC

Speaker
Speaker
Host Committee
Access to Capital
Moderator

Bobby Robinson

Intellectual Property Attorney
at Maynard Nexsen PC

Speaker
Speaker
Host Committee
The REAL in Real Estate
Moderator

Branden Polk

Director, Strategic Initiatives at Stand Together

Speaker
Speaker
Host Committee
IP and Legal Strategies
Moderator

Craig J. Lewis

Founder and CEO of Gig Wage

Speaker
Speaker
Host Committee
Bridging the Gap
Moderator

Booker T. Washington

CEO at Techie Homes, Inc.

Speaker
Speaker
Host Committee
The REAL in Real Estate
Moderator

Denise Huginnie

President - Impact Focus

Speaker
Host Committee
Amplify Your Financial Journey
Moderator

Cliff Worley

Senior Director of Growth
Marketing at Kapor Capital

Speaker
Speaker
Host Committee
AI for the Harvest
Moderator

Cynthia Nevels

Managing Director of Integrality, LLC

Speaker
Speaker
Host Committee
AI for the Harvest
Moderator

Ethan Daly

Director, Strategic Initiatives at Stand Together

Speaker
Speaker
Host Committee
Multigenerational Entrepreneurship
Moderator

Darian Hall

Co-Founder of HealHaus

Speaker
Speaker
Host Committee
Wellness Entrepreneurship
Moderator

Erica Davis

Founder & CEO, Annie Admin

Speaker
Speaker
Host Committee
Sound of Support
Moderator

Erica Miles

Senior Consultant, SVP: Diverse Segments, Representation and Inclusion at Wells Fargo

Speaker
Speaker
Host Committee
Moderator

Felecia Hatcher

CEO at Black Ambition Prize

Speaker
Speaker
Host Committee
Access to Capital
Moderator

Frank Holland

Anchor of "Worldwide Exchange"
at CNBC

Speaker
Host Committee
Access to Capital
Moderator

Fonta Gilliam

CEO & Founder - Wellthi Technologies

Speaker
Host Committee
Amplify Your Financial Journey
Moderator

Gina Paige

CEO of AfricanAncestry.com

Speaker
Speaker
Host Committee
Main Session
Moderator

Gary Brown

Team Executive Administrator at T.D. Jakes Enterprises

Speaker
Speaker
Host Committee
Moderator

Dr. Jessica Shepherd

Chief Medical Officer at Verywell

Speaker
Speaker
Host Committee
Wellness Entrepreneurship
Moderator

Dr. Jay Barnett

DHA Mental Health Expert

Mental Health Therapist & Professor at Texas Tech

Speaker
Host Committee
Wellness Entrepreneurship
Moderator

Dr. Joynicole Martinez

President & Chief Advancement and Innovation Officer at Rising Tide Capital

Speaker
Host Committee
Wellness Entrepreneurship
Moderator

Jhael Hakimian

Senior Learning Manager at Stand Together Foundation

Speaker
Speaker
Host Committee
AI for the Harvest
Moderator

Michelle Williams

Vice President of Texas Strategy for MassChallenge

Speaker
Speaker
Host Committee
Bridging the Gap
Moderator

Kareem Cook

Co-Founder at Naturade

Speaker
Speaker
Host Committee
Wellness Entrepreneurship
Moderator

Wallstreet Trapper

Entrepreneur and Financial Revolutionary

Speaker
Speaker
Host Committee
Moderator

Marquis Boone

Founder of Marquis Boone Enterprises LLC

Speaker
Speaker
Host Committee
The REAL in Real Estate
Moderator

Mikaila Ulmer

Social entrepreneur, Bee Ambassador, Educator and Student.

Speaker
Host Committee
Moderator

Michael Phillips

Chief Operating Officer of T.D. Jakes Enterprises

Speaker
Host Committee
Moderator

Mitsu Frazier

Senior Vice President and Executive Dean, WGU College of Business

Speaker
Host Committee
Market Readiness Sonata
Moderator

Nicole Elam

President & CEO of the National Bankers Association

Speaker
Speaker
Host Committee
Access to Capital
Moderator

Ryan Robertson

President of Trust Marketing & Communication Inc.

Speaker
Speaker
Host Committee
Multigenerational Entrepreneurship
Moderator

Randall Bryant

President/CEO at Politics United Marketing

Speaker
Speaker
Host Committee
The REAL in Real Estate
Moderator

Ryan Chappell

Brand & Marketing at Google

Speaker
Speaker
Host Committee
Market Readiness Sonata
Moderator

Holly Burrow

CEO of eqALL

Speaker
Host Committee
Amplify Your Financial Journey
Moderator

Geoff Grubb

Reviews Specialist at ZenBusiness PBC

Speaker
Host Committee
Amplify Your Financial Journey
Moderator

Stephanie Grenald

Senior Vice President,
Deputy General Counsel

Speaker
Speaker
Host Committee
IP and Legal Strategies
Moderator

Cassie Haelen

Software Channel Sales at Palo Alto Software

Speaker
Host Committee
Write a Fundable Business Plan
Moderator

Tamara Spinner

President at WHTWRKS Inc.

Speaker
Host Committee
Market Readiness Sonata
Moderator

Tiara Henderson

CRE Diverse Segments Leader and CIB Head of Women's Segment

Speaker
Host Committee
The REAL in Real Estate
Moderator

Terrence Maiden

CEO at Russell Glenn

Both
Speaker
Host Committee
The REAL in Real Estate
Moderator

TeQuila Cooper-Shabazz

CEO & Managing Partner
at Qui Support Solutions

Speaker
Speaker
Host Committee
Sound of Support
Moderator

Warren Luckett

Founder & Managing Partner
at Black Restaurant Week

Speaker
Speaker
Host Committee
Multigenerational Entrepreneurship
Moderator

Akwete Tyimbe

Co-Founder of the Pan African Connection

Host Committee
Speaker
Host Committee
Moderator

Cliff Johnson

McDonald's Owner & Operator

Host Committee
Speaker
Host Committee
Moderator

Benjamin Vann

Founder & CEO at Impact Ventures

Host Committee
Speaker
Host Committee
Moderator

Byron Sanders

President & CEO of Big Thought

Host Committee
Speaker
Host Committee
Moderator

Harrison Blair

President & CEO of Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce

Host Committee
Speaker
Host Committee
Amplify Your Financial Journey
Moderator

Joyce Williams

Director at City of Dallas
Small Business Center

Host Committee
Speaker
Host Committee
Moderator

The Rhythm of Entrepreneurship

The Rhythm of Entrepreneurship

Schedule & Map

THURSDAY, JUNE 13

7:00 pm
Good Soil Forum Hangouts - Healthcare
Vincent's Skybar at JW Marriott
Register
7:00 pm
Good Soil Forum Hangouts - Arts & Entertainment
Catbird
Register
7:00 pm
Good Soil Forum Hangouts - Technology
Vincent's Skybar at JW Marriott
Register
7:00 pm
Good Soil Forum Hangouts - Real Estate
Waterproof Dallas on Rooftop of Statler
Register
7:00 pm
Good Soil Forum Hangouts - Business Plan Competitors
Catbird
Register

FRIDAY, JUNE 14

8:00 am
8:00 am
Registration and Check in
Registration
ATTPAC
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8:00 am
8:00 am
GS Merch Shop Opens
ATTPAC - Lobby
View details
9:30 am
9:30 am
Plenary Sessions Start
Plenary Session
McDermott Hall
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10:00 am
10:00 am
Welcome & Intro
Keynote
McDermott Hall
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10:00 am
10:00 am
5:00 pm
Marketplace (open to public)
Meyerson Lobby
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10:05 am
10:05 am
Intro to Fireside Chat
McDermott Hall
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10:00 am
10:00 am
1:00 pm
Grow Lounge
ATT PAC - Prothro Lobby
View details
10:10 am
10:10 am
Fireside Chat: Orchestrating Growth - Achieving Full Circle
Charles D. King & T.D. Jakes
McDermott Hall
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11:30 am
11:30 am
Welcome and Plenary
Plenary Session
McDermott Hall
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11:35 am
11:35 am
Plenary Session #1
Plenary Session
Gina Paige | Michael Phillips
McDermott Hall
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12:30 pm
12:30 pm
Plenary Session #2
Plenary Session
Arian Simone | Tashara Parker
ATTPAC - McDermott Hall
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1:20 pm
1:20 pm
Premiere & Legacy Luncheon
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center - The Loge Terrace
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1:20 pm
1:20 pm
VIP Luncheon
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center - Lobby
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1:20 pm
1:20 pm
3:00 pm
Lunch Break
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1:30 pm
1:30 pm
Seed Pitch Competition powered by Wells Fargo
Pitch Competition
Hamon Hall (115)
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3:00 pm
3:00 pm
5:00 pm
Grow Lounge
ATTPAC - Lobby
View details
3:05 pm
3:05 pm
Plenary Session #3
Plenary Session
Pinky Cole | Erica Miles
McDermott Hall
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4:00 pm
4:00 pm
Plenary Session #4
Plenary Session
Wallstreet Trapper
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5:00 pm
5:00 pm
Fireside Chat: The Melody of Entrepreneurship
Tabitha Brown & T.D. Jakes
McDermott Hall
View details
8:30 pm
8:30 pm
Solstice Soiree - VIP, Premiere & Legacy Circle Guests
Meyerson - Lobby
View details

SATURDAY, JUNE 15

8:00 am
8:00 am
Registration & Check-In
Keynote
ATTPAC
9:00 am
9:00 am
12:00 pm
Grow Lounge
Sky Terrace
9:00 am
9:00 am
Food Trucks
Strauss Square
9:05 am
9:05 am
Access to Capital: Orchestrating Financial Flourish
Plenary Session
Bob Greene | Nicole Elam | Felecia Hatcher| Frank Holland
McDermott Hall
10:00 am
10:00 am
3:00 pm
Marketplace (open to public)
Meyerson Lobby
10:05 am
10:05 am
Finding Flow: Mastering the Rhythm of Wellness Entrepreneurship
Plenary Session
Jay Barnett | Darian Hall | Kareem Cook | Dr. Jessica Shepherd | Dr. Joynicole Martinez
McDermott Hall
11:00 am
11:00 am
Financial Session Q&A
Wallstreet Trapper
Hamon Hall (115)
11:00 am
11:00 am
VIP Luncheon
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center - Lobby
11:00 am
11:00 am
Premiere & Legacy Luncheon
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center - The Loge Terrace
11:00 am
11:00 am
1:00 pm
Lunch Break
11:10 am
11:10 am
Wellthi: Funding Your Business
Amplify Your Financial Journey
Denise Huginnie, Fonta Gilliam, Harrison Blair, Holly Burrow
Horchow Hall
11:45 am
11:45 am
12:45 pm
Unpacking Innovation: 'What's Now' and 'What's Next'
Bridging the Gap
Bryetta Calloway, Michelle Williams, Craig Lewis
Hamon Hall in the Winspear Opera House
12:00 pm
12:00 pm
ZenBusiness: Getting in Tune: Ten Things To Do Before You Start
Amplify Your Financial Journey
Geoff Grubb
Horchow Hall
12:30 pm
12:30 pm
LivePlan: Writing Your Song
Write a Fundable Business Plan
Cassie Haelen
Horchow Hall
1:00 pm
1:00 pm
Market Readiness Sonata: Striking the Right Chords with Consumers
Deep Dive Breakout Session
Ryan Chappell | Arisha Smith | Mitsu Frazier | Tamara Spinner
McDermott Hall
1:00 pm
1:00 pm
3:00 pm
Grow Lounge
Sky Terrace
1:00 pm
1:00 pm
The Sound of Support
Deep Dive Breakout Session
Beverly Robinson | Erica Davis | Tequila Cooper-Shabazz | April Stallworth
Hamon Hall (115)
1:00 pm
1:00 pm
Securing Your Foundation: Intellectual Property and Legal Strategies for Entrepreneurs
Deep Dive Breakout Session
Bobby Robinson | Stephanie Grenald | Chinwe Ohanele | Branden Polk
Hart Horchow Hall
2:00 pm
2:00 pm
The REAL in Real Estate
Deep Dive Breakout Session
Terrance Maiden | Booker T. Washington | Tiara Henderson
Hamon Hall (115)
2:00 pm
2:00 pm
Keeping The Beat Going: Multigenerational Entrepreneurship
Deep Dive Breakout Session
Autumn Yarborough | Ryan Robertson | Warren Luckett | Darrion Lewis | Ethan Daly
Hart Horchow Hall (120)
2:00 pm
2:00 pm
AI for Harvest
Deep Dive Breakout Session
Cliff Worley | Cynthia Nevels | Jhael Hakimian
McDermott Hall
3:00 pm
3:00 pm
Event Concludes

*Schedule is subject to change

GSF Hangouts

Join us offsite for a specific breakout based on your interests.

ACCOMMODATION

Last day to book: May 16, 2024

Special rates $169 - $179

Book your hotel room for The Good Soil Conference with this special group rate at the Westin Downtown Dallas (1201 Main St, Dallas, TX 75202). For questions, please call Westin at +1 972-584-6650

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Schedule DEtails

Jun 13
Jun 14
Jun 15
8:00 am
9:00 am
10:00 am
11:00 am
12:00 am
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
4:00 pm
5:00 pm
6:00 pm
7:00 pm
8:00 pm
9:00 pm
Good Soil Forum Hangouts - Business Plan Competitors

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4AABA822A6FACF8-49923471-good#/

ZenBusiness: Getting in Tune: Ten Things To Do Before You Start
Amplify Your Financial Journey
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Wellthi: Funding Your Business
Amplify Your Financial Journey
Register
Unpacking Innovation: 'What's Now' and 'What's Next'
Bridging the Gap
Register
LivePlan: Writing Your Song
Write a Fundable Business Plan
Register
Plenary Session #4
Plenary Session
Register
Good Soil Forum Hangouts - Real Estate

Hosted by T.D. Jakes Real Estate Ventures

Good Soil Forum Hangouts - Technology

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4AABA822A6FACF8-49923471-good#/

hosted by MassChallenge

Good Soil Forum Hangouts - Arts & Entertainment

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4AABA822A6FACF8-49923471-good#/

Good Soil Forum Hangouts - Healthcare

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4AABA822A6FACF8-49923471-good#/

Lunch Break
Lunch Break
Premiere & Legacy Luncheon
VIP Luncheon
VIP Luncheon
Marketplace (open to public)
Event Concludes
Securing Your Foundation: Intellectual Property and Legal Strategies for Entrepreneurs
Deep Dive Breakout Session
Register
The Sound of Support
Deep Dive Breakout Session
Register
Grow Lounge
Financial Session Q&A
Food Trucks
Grow Lounge
Marketplace (open to public)

10:00AM - 3:00PM

Solstice Soiree - VIP, Premiere & Legacy Circle Guests
Grow Lounge
Plenary Session #2
Plenary Session
Register
Plenary Session #1
Plenary Session
Register
Welcome and Plenary
Plenary Session
Register
Fireside Chat: Orchestrating Growth - Achieving Full Circle
Grow Lounge
Seed Pitch Competition powered by Wells Fargo
Pitch Competition
Register
Fireside Chat: The Melody of Entrepreneurship
Plenary Sessions Start
Plenary Session
Register
Plenary Session #3
Plenary Session
Register
GS Merch Shop Opens
Finding Flow: Mastering the Rhythm of Wellness Entrepreneurship
Plenary Session
Register
Stand Together Panel
Deep Dive Breakout Session
Register
AI for Harvest

We will delve into the transformative potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how it can be harnessed to fuel entrepreneurship, foster economic growth, and uplift underserved communities. AI is not just a technological advancement; it is a powerful tool that can address some of the most pressing challenges faced by underserved communities, creating opportunities for innovation and economic empowerment.

Speakers’ Panel: 
Cliff Worley, Sr. Director of Portfolio Growth Marketing at Kapor Capital
Angela Benton, American businesswoman and Entrepreneur

Deep Dive Breakout Session
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Market Readiness Sonata: Striking the Right Chords with Consumers

Unveil the secrets of effectively positioning your product or service in the market. Dive into market research, branding, and the art of striking chords with your target audience, ensuring your messaging resonates deeply.

Speakers’ Panel: 

Moderated by Tamara Spinner of WHTWRKS Inc.

Deep Dive Breakout Session
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Welcome & Intro
Keynote
Register
Registration and Check in
Registration
Register
Access to Capital: Orchestrating Financial Flourish

Join us for an eye-opening discussion on securing funding for your entrepreneurial journey. Learn the art of crafting compelling pitches, navigating investment landscapes, and harmonizing your financial strategies for long-term success and cooperative efforts to build back Black Wall Street.

Speakers’ Panel: 
Bob Greene,  President & CEO at National Association of Insurance Commissioners
Nicole Elam, President & CEO at National Bankers Association
Felecia Hatcher, CEO at Black Ambition Prize 
Isabel Guzman, 27th Administrator of Small Business Administration (SBA)

Moderated by Frank Holland of CNBC

Plenary Session
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Intro to Fireside Chat
Premiere & Legacy Luncheon
Registration & Check-In
Keynote
Register
Keeping The Beat Going: Multigenerational Entrepreneurship

This conversation will be an insightful panel discussion that explores the rich tapestry of multigenerational entrepreneurship and how it harmonizes the rhythms of the past, present, and future. In an era where innovation meets tradition, this panel delves deep into the dynamics, challenges, and triumphs of businesses that span generations.

Speakers’ Panel: 
Warren Luckett, Branwar Wines
Eden Bridgeman Skelnar, Ebony Magazine
Ryan Robertson
Autumn Yarbrough

Deep Dive Breakout Session
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The REAL in Real Estate

This will be a Deep Dive Collective Impact Workshop on Entrepreneurship in the Real Estate Industry. This workshop is designed to bring together thought leaders, industry experts, aspiring entrepreneurs, and community stakeholders who are passionate about harnessing the power of entrepreneurship to drive positive change in the real estate sector, particularly in commercial real estate brokerage, lending and creative placemaking.

Speakers’ Panel:
Terrance Maiden, CEO at Russell Glen Company
Booker T. Washington, CEO & Founder of Techie Homes Inc.

Deep Dive Breakout Session
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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Good Soil Forum?

The Good Soil Forum is a premier conference that brings together entrepreneurs, business leaders, and investors to share resources, network, and grow their businesses. It includes workshops, panels, keynote speakers, and a pitch competition.

When and where is the Good Soil Forum held?

The Good Soil Forum will occur from June 13-15, 2024, at the AT&T Performing Arts Center and the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas. Hangouts are on 13th, and programming commences on the 14th.

How do I register for the Good Soil Forum?

You can register for the Good Soil Forum by visiting our registration page.

Is there a registration fee?

Yes, there is a registration fee to attend the Good Soil Forum. Please visit our registration page for details on pricing and early bird discounts

Can I transfer my registration to someone else if I can’t attend?

Yes, you can transfer your registration to another person. Please contact our support team at harvesters@goodsoilmovement.com to facilitate the transfer.

What can I expect at the Good Soil Forum?

The Good Soil Forum features keynote speeches from industry leaders, interactive workshops, networking sessions, a marketplace, and a pitch competition for entrepreneurs.

Who are the keynote speakers?

This year’s keynote speakers include Tabitha Brown, Pinky Cole, T.D. Jakes, Charles D. King, Arian Simone, and Gina Paige. For a complete list of speakers, please visit our speakers page

Will there be networking opportunities?

Yes, the Good Soil Forum includes multiple networking sessions to help you connect with other entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts.

What is the Seed Capital Pitch Competition?

The Seed Capital Pitch Competition is where selected entrepreneurs present their business ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to win seed funding and mentorship.

How can I participate in the pitch competition?

To participate in the pitch competition, you must apply by June 1. Visit our Seed Capital Pitch Competition page for eligibility criteria and application details;

What are the prizes for the pitch competition?

Prizes include $200,000 for first place, $100,000 for second place, $75,000 for third place, $75,000 for the best from Dallas, and $50,000 for the most improved. Additional prizes may be awarded at the discretion of the judges.

Are there hotel accommodations available for attendees?

Yes, we have partnered with several hotels near the event venue to offer discounted rates for attendees. Please visit our event page for more information and booking details.

Is parking available at the event venue?

Yes, parking is available at the event venue. [Include details about parking fees, if applicable.] For information about parking at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, please visit their website. For information about parking at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, please visit their website. Additional surface-level parking, garages, and options are found here.

What are the security measures in place for the event?

You can find the full procedure document HERE

Will food be available during the event?

Yes, food will be available during the event. For all guests, this includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Our food truck vendors include G Texas Catering, Smokin Ace BBQ, Brick and Ember, Carpenter's Mobile Bistro, and So Icy, offering a variety of cuisines, including seafood, BBQ, pizza, American cuisine, and desserts. VIP, Premier, and Legacy Circle guests can access exclusive dining opportunities.

Will Wi-Fi be provided at the event?

No, Wi-Fi will not be provided at the event.

Is the event recommended for children?

No, the event is not recommended for children.

What should I bring to the event?

We recommend bringing business cards, a notebook or laptop for taking notes, and an open mind for networking and learning opportunities. The dress code is business casual.

How can I contact the event organizers if I have more questions?

You can contact us via email at harvesters@goodsoilmovement.com. Our team is here to help with any questions you may have.

Where can I find updates about the event?

For the latest updates, download Good Soil HQ, follow us on social media, and check our website regularly.