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Indoor Ag-Con

May 2, 2018 - May 3, 2018

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Las Vegas Convention Center

The 6th Annual Indoor Ag-Con is the largest ever Indoor agriculture Convention.

Indoor Ag-Con will be hosting its sixth annual event at Las Vegas Convention Center on May 2-3, 2018. The two-day event will once more combine an exhibition hall with conference proceedings, and will highlight the biggest trends and newest technologies of the global indoor agriculture industry.

For the first time, we will have two conference stages, meaning more educational content on topics from LED lighting and plant biology to indoor agriculture policy. The event will be crop-agnostic, covering produce, legal cannabis, insects, algae and other non-food crops. Participants will be able to network during extended networking breaks, during lunchtime discussions led by subject matter experts, at a drinks party on the first evening and through the dedicated event app. Participants can join our sponsor CropKing’s mini-workshop on May 2 free of charge.

AGENDA & SPEAKERS

DAY ONE | STAGE ONE | BIG THEME TRACK

Start End Title
8:45 AM 9:00 AM Welcoming Remarks
9:00 AM 9:45 AM Keynote: Where Does the Indoor Agriculture Industry Go From Here?
9:45 AM 10:30 AM Keynote: How can Indoor Agriculture be Incorporated into Large Catering Operations?

Speaker: Mark Freeman, Senior Manager of Global Dining Services, Microsoft
10:30 AM 11:00 AM Networking Break
11:00 AM 11:45 AM Keynote: Is Plant Biology the Next Key to Indoor Crop Yield Improvements?

Speaker: Dr. Cheiri Kubota, Ohio State University
11:45 AM 12:45 PM Keynote: What Changes will Indoor Agriculture See Thanks to Mega-Corp Participation?

Speaker: Matt Barnard, CEO, Plenty Ag
12:45 PM 2:00 PM Lunch, introduced by Chef
Lunch Table Discussion: When Will Alternate Proteins Go Mainstream?

Led By: Wendy Lu McGill, CEO/Founder, Rocky Mountain Micro Ranch & by Virginia Emery, Founder & CEO, Beta Hatch

Lunch Table Discussion: What Comes Next For Organic Hydroponics & Aquaponics?
Lunch Table Discussion: Which Crops Move Indoors Next?
2:00 PM 3:30 PM Session: What Are the Prospects for Non-Food Crops in Indoor Systems?

Speakers: Dave Vosburg, CFO, Fresh Box Farms
3:30 PM 4:00 PM Networking Break
4:00 PM 4:45 PM Session: What Role Can Indoor Agriculture Play in Reshaping Urban Areas?
4:45 PM 5:30 PM Session: When Will Commercial Aquaponics Gain Traction?

Speakers: Rebecca Nelson, Co-Founder, Nelson & Pade
5:30 PM 5:35 PM Closing Remarks From Drinks Party Sponsor Agrinamics
5:35 PM 8:00 PM Drinks in Exhibition Hall

DAY TWO | STAGE ONE | BUSINESS TRACK

Start End Title
8:45 AM 9:00 AM Welcoming Remarks
9:00 AM 9:45 AM Session: Where Should We Site Our Indoor Farm?

Speakers:
Joshua Norbury, Vice President Operations, BrightFarms
9:45 AM 10:30 AM Session: How Should We Select Crops for our Indoor Farm?

Speakers:
Jim Pantaleo, General Manager, Urban Produce
10:30 AM 11:00 AM Networking Break
11:00 AM 11:45 AM Session: How Should We Go About Hiring for Our Indoor Farm?
11:45 AM 12:45 PM Session: What Insurance Should We Carry for Our Indoor Farm?
Speakers:
Tony Bruscia, Vice President, InterWest Insurance Services
12:45 PM 2:00 PM Lunch, introduced by Chef
Lunch Table Discussion: How Can Indoor Farmers Get Involved in Policymaking?
Lunch Table Discussion: What Trends Do We See In Legal Cannabis Dispensaries?
Lunch Table Discussion: What are the Developments in Legal Cannabis Banking?
2:00 PM 3:30 PM Session: What Would Produce Customers Like to See From Indoor Farmers?
3:30 PM 4:00 PM Networking Break
4:00 PM 4:45 PM Session: Should We Raise External Funds for our Indoor Farm?
4:45 PM 5:30 PM Session: Should Our Farm be For Profit or Non Profit?
5:30 PM 5:35 PM Closing Remarks

DAY TWO | STAGE TWO | TECHNOLOGY TRACK

Start End Title
8:45 AM 9:00 AM Welcoming Remarks
9:00 AM 9:45 AM Session: How Should we Match our Farming Needs to a Grow System?

Speakers:
Joe Swartz, VP of Commercial Sales and Technical Support, AmHydro
Pieter de Smedt, Country Manager, Urban Crop Solutions
9:45 AM 10:30 AM Session: What Farm Structures Work Best for Indoor Grows?

Speakers:
Erik IJntema, Export Manager, Certhon
Brad McNamara, CEO, FreightFarms
10:30 AM 11:00 AM Networking Break
11:00 AM 11:45 AM Session: What Are the Newest Technologies for Aquaculture?
11:45 AM 12:45 PM Session: How is AI and Machine Learning Impacting Control Systems?

Speakers:
Yurij Duda, General Manager, Argus Controls
Darryn Keiller, CEO, Autogrow
12:45 PM 2:00 PM Lunch, introduced by Chef
Lunch Table Discussion: What Are the Alternatives to LED Lighting for Indoor Farms?

Led By: Jack Griffin, CEO, Metropolis Farms
Lunch Table Discussion: How do We Incorporate the Newest Health & Safety Guidelines into our Farm?

Led By: Sarah Taber, WQS Global

Lunch Table Discussion: How Can we Most Effectively Trace our Indoor Crops from Seed to Market?

Led By: Allison Kopf, CEO, Agrilyst
2:00 PM 3:30 PM Session: How Does LED Lighting Improve Beyond Hardware?
3:30 PM 4:00 PM Networking Break
4:00 PM 4:45 PM Session: What Role Does Water Treatment & Nutrient Management Play in Indoor Farms?
4:45 PM 5:30 PM Session: How Should We Manage Energy Usage in an Indoor Farm?
5:30 PM 5:35 PM Closing Remarks

Details

Start:
May 2, 2018
End:
May 3, 2018
Event Category:
Website:
https://indoor.ag/

Venue

Las Vegas Convention Center
3150 Paradise Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109 United States
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Phone:
(702) 892-0711