INTRODUCING THE 4TH ANNUAL INDOOR AG-CON

The 4th Annual Indoor Ag-Con will be held on April 5 & 6, 2016, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. In its 4th year, Indoor Ag-Con will focus on the technologies that drive the indoor agriculture industry, regardless of their origin.  The event includes an expanded exhibition hall as well as two full days of conference content, and a drinks party in the exhibition hall on the first evening.  The seminar is tailored toward corporate executives from the technology, investment, vertical and greenhouse farming, and its customer industries, along with hydroponic, aquaponic and aeroponic experts from all disciplines.

AGENDA & SPEAKERS

The event will consist of keynotes of varying lengths from industry leaders and academics, and extended networking breaks. The first day of the event will provide an industry overview, while the second day will focus on technical aspects of the industry.  We also have “ask me anything” breakout sessions in meeting rooms during lunch each day.  As we have some time until the event, the below agenda may change a little, and we will be adding speakers below as they are confirmed, so please check back frequently!

DAY ONE: INDUSTRY OVERVIEW DAY

Day one focuses on the commercial aspects of the indoor agriculture industry.

Start Finish Item
8:00 AM 8:50 AM  Registration & Light Breakfast
8:50 AM 9:00 AM  Welcoming Remarks
9:00 AM 9:45 AM  Keynote: What is the current state of and outlook for the indoor agriculture industry?
9:45 AM 10:30 AM  Session: What is the investor’s perspective on the indoor agriculture industry?
Speakers:
Herb Shedd, Business and Cooperative Programs Director, U.S. Department of Agriculture

MIKE BETTS Director of Investments, AgFunder
10:30 AM 11:00 AM  Networking Break
11:00 AM 11:15 AM  Documentary: The Next Generation of Indoor Agriculture
Presented by:
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11:15 AM 12:00 PM  Session: How will big data alter the indoor agriculture industry?
Speakers:

MATT BARNARD CEO, See Jane Farm
ROBERT CHEN Founder, President & CEO, AEssense
12:00 PM 12:45 PM  Session: Is there a place in the market for in-home hydroponics systems? (2 speakers)
12:45 PM 2:00 PM  Lunch, with an introduction by chef
“Ask Me Anything” Breakout Sessions with Industry Experts:

REBECCA KNIGHT Director of Horticulture Research & Development, Illumitex
ALEX COOLEY Co-Founder, Solstice
MICHAEL DEGIGLIO President & CEO, Village Farms
2:00 PM 3:30 PM  Session: Are container farms economically viable for commercial production?
Speakers:

ERIC AMYOT President & Co-Founder, Modular Farms
DAVID W. MARTIN Co-Founder and CEO, Indoor Farms of America
ERIC ELLESTAD Founder & CEO, Local Roots
3:30 PM 4:00 PM  Networking Break
4:00 PM 4:45 PM  Session: What is the future of alternate proteins in indoor systems?
Speakers:

SEAN McDONALD President, Bitwater Farms
4:45 PM 5:30 PM  Session: What do produce buyers wish to see from indoor growers?
Speakers:

SVERKER LINDBO Head of Concept Development, Ocado
TOBIAS PEGGS President, The Kitchen
DARREN BROWN Principal, Chefdbrown LTD.
5:30 PM 5:35 PM  Closing Remarks
5:35 PM  Drinks Party in Exhibition Hall
Sponsored by:
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DAY TWO: DEEPER DIVES DAY

Day two focuses on technical issues, such as nutrition, lighting and regulation.

Start Finish Item
8:00 AM 8:50 AM  Registration & Light Breakfast
8:50 AM 9:00 AM  Welcoming Remarks
9:00 AM 9:45 AM  Keynote: What are the most recent technical breakthroughs in aquaponics and hydroponics for greenhouses?
Speakers:
Nadia Sabeh, Associate, Guttmann & Blaevoet
Shane Terry, CEO, NuVeda

NATE STOREY CEO, Bright Agrotech
9:45 AM 10:30 AM  Session: How should indoor growers approach regulation and permitting?
Moderator:
Robert Puro, Editor, Seedstock
Speakers:

JIM BERGANTZ Sales Engineer at Agra Tech, Inc.
ALEX COOLEY Co-Founder, Solstice
MEGAN KLEIN President, FarmedHere
10:30 AM 11:00 AM  Networking Break
11:00 AM 12:00 PM  Session: What role can automation & robotics play in indoor agriculture?
Speakers:

J.J. PRICE Global Marketing Manager, Spread Co., Ltd
CHARLES GRINNELL Co-Founder, Harvest Automation
AUTUMN KARCEY President, Cultivo Inc.
12:00 PM 12:45 PM  Session: What are the most recent developments in plant biology? (2 speakers)
Moderator:

PAUL BRENTLINGER President, CropKing
12:45 PM 2:00 PM  Lunch, with an introduction by chef
“Ask Me Anything” Breakout Sessions with Industry Experts:

SEAN McDONALD President, Bitwater Farms
2:00 PM 3:30 PM  Session: What are the optimal nutrient solutions for hydroponic systems? (3 speakers)
Speakers:
Tim Reusch, Commercial Western US Technical Representative, DRAMM

LELA KELLY Vice-President and co-owner of Dosatron International
3:30 PM 4:00 PM  Networking Break
4:00 PM 4:45 PM  Session: What are the newest technologies in environmental controls for greenhouse and vertical farm?
Speakers:

ALLISON KOPF CEO, Agrilyst
DARRYN KEILLER Chairman, Autogrow Systems
MEINY PRINS CEO, Priva
4:45 PM 5:30 PM  Session: What progress has been made in lighting for greenhouses and vertical farms?
Speakers:

CHRISTOPHER STEELE COO, Heliospectra
GUS VAN DER FELTZ Global Director City Farming, Philips Horticulture LED Solutions Group
PAUL HARDEJ VP Hortitecture Lighting Solutions, Illumitex
5:30 PM 5:35 PM  Closing Remarks
REGISTER

You can register through HERE.
Registration includes: access to all conference sessions, light breakfast and lunch on each day, and drinks party on the first evening of the event.

 

SOURCE: http://www.indoor.ag

 

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