70+ Speakers Presenting At Indoor Ag-Con Orlando, October 4-5, 2021

Indoor Ag-Con thought leaders, executives and educators will bring you the latest in trends, business-building strategies and new ideas!

Aerofarms Co-founder David Rosenberg Kicks Off Indoor Ag-Con CEO Keynote Sessions!

Don't miss CEO Keynotes from 8:30 am - 9:20 am and 11:30 am -12:20 pm on Monday, October 4 and 11:30 am - 12:20 pm on Tuesday, October 5!
Indoor Ag-Con Keynote Speaker David Rosenberg co-founded and leads AeroFarms, a mission-driven company that builds and operates advanced vertical farms in urban environments.
David Rosenberg CEO, Aerofarms
A farmer, a chef, an angel investor and a mother of two who speaks seven languages and holds a third-degree black-belt in Tae-Kwon Do, Sonia Lo is not your traditional CEO.
Sonia Lo CEO, Sensei Ag
Mike Zelkind, Co-Founder & CEO of 80 Acres Farms & Board Member of Infinite Acres, a vertical farming leader providing customers with the freshest, most nutritious fruits & vegetables at affordable prices
Mike Zelkind CEO, 80 Acres Farms

Conference Speakers

We're adding more speakers to the 2021 October Conference program every day so check back often for the latest additions and updates!

Andrew Blume, inHouse Produce

Indoor Ag-Con 2021 Speaker Andrew Blume  is Strategic Sales Manager for Iron Ox Since his modern farming journey began in 2015, Andrew has served in several industry positions.  These include Manager of […]

Dr. Vijay Rapaka, Smithers-Oasis Company

Indoor Ag-Con 2021 speaker Vijay K. Rapaka, Ph.D., is corporate grower research manager at Smithers-Oasis Company/ Oasis Grower Solutions.  In this role, he is responsible for new product development and technical support. […]

Tobias Peggs, Square Roots

Indoor Ag-Con 2021 Speaker Tobias Peggs  is co-founder and CEO of Square Roots. Square Roots is a leader in urban indoor farming. Their scalable farm-tech platform brings fresh, healthy food to urban […]

Daniel Malechuk, Kalera

Indoor Ag-Con 2021 Speaker Daniel Malechuk is CEO of Kalera. A food industry veteran, Malechuk has spent his career managing and growing several of the world’s leading food, grocery, and produce companies. […]

Jake Counne, Wilder Fields

Indoor Ag-Con Speaker Jake Counne is founder of Wilder Fields. Jake Counne established Backyard Fresh Farms as an incubator in 2016.  At the time, he knew that most large-scale vertical farming operations […]

Dan Plant, Plant Systems Inc (PSI)

Indoor Ag-Con 2021 Speaker Dan Plant is Managing Partner at Plant Systems Inc. (PSI), a controlled environment systems design and engineering consulting partnership with offices in Canada, USA and Czechia. For third-party […]

Andrew W. “Andy” LaVigne, ASTA

Indoor Ag-Con 2021 Speaker  Andrew W. LaVigne is currently the President and CEO of the American Seed Trade Association. He joined ASTA in February, 2006. Andy has had a 30-year career in […]

Daniel Kats, Infarm

Indoor Ag-Con 2021 Speaker Daniel Kats is Executive Vice President Sales at Infarm, the world’s fastest growing urban farming network. In this role, he leads all customer-facing activities of Infarm (in 3 […]

Dr. Gary Stutte, SyNRGE

Indoor Ag-Con 2021 Speaker Dr. Gary Stutte is president of SyNRGE.  SyNRGE develops technology for growing plants in space and applying it on Earth. Dr. Stutte is also a horticulturalist, plant physiologist […]

Dr. Erik Runkle, Michigan State University

Indoor Ag-Con 2021 speaker  Dr. Erik Runkle is a Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Horticulture at Michigan State University. He and his graduate research team have performed numerous practical […]

Nick Greens, Nick Greens Grow Team

Indoor Ag-Con 2021 Speaker Nick Greens, Founder |Agriculture Specialist, Nick Greens Grow Team, started his growing career in 2002 as an apprentice grower for a hydroponics shop in San Diego, California. He […]

Dr. John Purcell, Ph.D., Unfold

Indoor Ag-Con Speaker John Purcell, Ph.D., is president and CEO of Unfold.  He  has dedicated his life to helping farmers safely and sustainably grow food using less of the earth’s natural resources. […]

Joe Swartz, AmHydro

Indoor Ag-Con 2021 speaker Joe Swartz, Vice President, AmHydro, is a  master hydroponic farmer. He has  more than  55,000 hours of hands-on greenhouse production time. Joe is a  year-round grower for 35 […]

Adam Greenberg, Iunu

Indoor Ag-Con 2021 Speaker Adam Greenberg is the CEO of iUNU, a Seattle-based startup that provides AI and computer vision technology to help greenhouse growers optimize their operations. iUNU & Mr. Greenberg […]

Wendy Lu McGill, NACIA

Indoor Ag-Con 2021 Speaker Wendy Lu McGill is the Communications and Membership Director of North American Coalition for Insect Agriculture (NACIA).  She is also the former CEO/Founder of Rocky Mountain Micro Ranch, […]

Corinne Wilder, Fluence By OSRAM

Indoor Ag-Con 2021 speaker Corinne Wilder is Vice President of Global Commercial Operations for Fluence by OSRAM.  Before she joined Fluence—even before she was a marine biologist—Corinne Wilder was an explorer. Growing […]

Andrew Carter, Smallhold

  Indoor Ag-Con Speaker Andrew Carter is Co-Founder and CEO of Smallhold, an indoor agriculture company growing mushrooms in cities throughout the US.  Smallhold currently has commercial facilities in New York and Texas, leveraging […]

Dr. Erico Mattos, GLASE

Indoor Ag-Con Speaker Dr. Erico Mattos is the Executive Director of the Greenhouse Lighting Systems and Engineering (GLASE) . This is a consortium formed between Cornell University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, funded […]

Dr. Neil Mattson, Cornell University

Indoor Ag-Con Speaker Neil  Mattson is associate professor and greenhouse extension specialist in the School of Integrative Plant Science at Cornell University.   He is also the director of the Cornell Controlled Environment […]

Blake Lange, Signify

Indoor Ag-Con speaker Blake Lange is the Business Development Manager at Signify, formerly Philips Lighting – City Farming.  Blake specializes in the design of LED lighting systems in vertical farms.  He is […]

Mike Zelkind, 80 Acres Farms

Indoor Ag-Con Orlando 2021 Keynote Speaker Mike Zelkind is Co-Founder, and CEO of 80 Acres Farms (est. 2015). He is also  Board Member of Infinite Acres (est. 2019), a vertical farming leader providing customers […]

Sonia Lo, Sensei Ag

Indoor Ag-Con Orlando 2021 Keynote Speaker Sonia Lo is Chief Executive Officer of  Sensei Ag A farmer, a chef, an angel investor and a mother of two who speaks seven languages and […]

David Rosenberg, Aerofarms

Indoor Ag-Con Keynote Speaker David Rosenberg co-founded and leads AeroFarms, a mission-driven company that builds and operates advanced vertical farms in urban environments. AeroFarms has been recognized as a Circular Economy 100 […]

Nick Genty, AgEye Technologies

  Indoor Ag-Con speaker Nick Genty is CEO of AgEye Technologies where he leads a team in pioneering the use of computer vision and deep learning algorithms to optimize the yield, morphology and […]

Samuel Bertram, OnePointOne

Indoor Ag-Con Board Member and Speaker Samuel Bertram is Co-Founder and CEO of OnePointOne. Samuel grew up with his brother, John (CoFounder and CTO, OnePointOne) in Wheelers Hill, Victoria, Australia. Samuel [and John] […]

Nona Yehia, Vertical Harvest

Indoor Ag-Con Board Member and Speaker Nona Yehia  is uniquely positioned in the vertical farming sphere.  She is  a practicing Architect.And, she is Co-Founder, and CEO of the 1st vertical hydroponic greenhouse […]

Greg Ferrara, National Grocers Association

Greg Ferrara, National Grocers Association, Indoor Ag-Con Advisory Board and Indoor Ag-Con 2021 Conference Speaker. Greg Ferrara is the President and CEO of the National Grocers Association (NGA). NGA, headquartered in Arlington, VA, […]

Austin Webb, Fifth Season

Indoor Ag-Con Board Member  and October 2021 Conference Speaker Austin Webb is the CEO and co-founder of Fifth Season. He co-founded the business while obtaining his MBA at Carnegie Mellon University. And, […]

Tim McGuinness, Sterling Advisory Group

Tim McGuinness, Sterling Advisory Group, Indoor Ag-Con Advisory Board Member and 2021 Conference Speaker. Tim McGuinness has spent the last 30 years as a senior level executive serving both the profit and […]