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
Austin Webb, CEO, Fifth Season, whose sustainable, vertical farms use game-changing robotics to make eating fresh greens possible all year round
Austin Webb CEO, Fifth Season
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!

David Rosenberg, Aerofarms

Indoor Ag-Con Keynote Speaker David Rosenberg co-founded and leads AeroFarms,  an award-winning certified B Corporation revolutionizing agriculture through its advanced vertical […]

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  […]

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 […]

Daniel Malechuk, Kalera

Indoor Ag-Con 2021 Speaker Daniel Malechuk is CEO of Kalera. A food industry veteran, Malechuk has spent his career managing […]

Craig Ratajczyk, Crop One

Indoor Ag-Con speaker Craig Ratajczyk is CEO of Crop One. Passionate about Crop One’s  mission to cultivate a sustainable future […]

Sam Norton, Heron Farms

Indoor Ag-Con Speaker Sam Norton is founder of Heron Farms .   Heron Farms started as a research question asked by […]

Shannon O’Malley, Brick Street Farms

Indoor Ag-Con speaker Shannon O’ Malley is Co-Founder of  Brick Street Farms and Thrive Containers.  She is a successful leader […]

Jennifer Waxman, The Villages Grown

Indoor Ag-Con Speaker Jennifer Waxman is Executive Director & Visionary, The Villages Grown™ (‘TVG’).  Jennifer comes to The Villages Grown […]

Jade Stinson, Vindara

Indoor Ag-Con Speaker Dr. Stinson  serves as Co-founder and President at Vindara.   Vindara delivers seeds specifically designed for use […]

Robert Colangelo, Green Sense Farm Holdings

Indoor Ag-Con Speaker Robert Colangelo  is a scientist, author and entrepreneur focused on market-based environmental solutions. As president of Green […]

Kyle Barnett, Crop Talk Podcast

Indoor Ag-Con Speaker Kyle Barnett is the host of CropTalk “Kyle Talks  Ag Tech” Kyle started his career as a […]

J Mitchell, NuSachi

Indoor Ag-Con speaker J Mitchell is Senior Vice President of Product + Creation at  NuSachi. In his role, J Mitchell […]

David Kessler, Agrify

Indoor Ag-Con Speaker David Kessler is Chief Science Officer for  Agrify. David has 20+ years of cannabis cultivation experience including […]

Chris Castro, City of Orlando

Indoor Ag-Con Speaker Chris Castro is Director, Office of Sustainability & Resilience, City of Orlando.  Chris serves as the Senior […]

John Crossman, Crossmarc Services

Indoor Ag-Con Speaker John Crossman, CCIM, CRX,  is president of Crossmarc Services, LLC.   A highly accomplished executive, John has more […]

Jesce Horton, LOWD

Indoor Ag-Con Speaker Jesce Horton is CEO of LOWD. Jesce  is an engineer by education, an energy management and automation […]

Zain Shauk, Dream Harvest Farming Company

Indoor Ag-Con Speaker Zain Shauk is Co-Founder & CEO of Dream Harvest Farming Company. Dream Harvest is a vertical farming […]

Briana Zagami, Agritecture

Indoor Ag-Con Speaker Briana Zagami is marketing and sustainability strategist at Agritecture. As a marketing and sustainability strategist at a […]

Don Taylor, AmplifiedAg, Inc.

Indoor Ag-Con 2021 speaker Don Taylor is the founder and CEO of AmplifiedAg, Inc.  Here,  he passionately leads the company […]

Blake Lange, Signify

Indoor Ag-Con speaker Blake Lange is the Business Development Manager at Signify, formerly Philips Lighting – City Farming.  Blake specializes […]

Chris Walsh, Marijuana Business Daily

Indoor Ag-Con Speaker Chris Walsh is CEO, President & Founding Editor of Marijuana Business Daily.

Brian Gandy, Valoya

Indoor Ag-Con Speaker Brian Gandy is Technical Sales Director for North America for Valoya. For over a decade now, Valoya’s […]

Steve Graves, Fluence By OSRAM

Indoor Ag-Con Speaker Steve Graves  is Vice President of Business Development for Fluence By OSRAM.  Steve spent his childhood summers […]

Adam Wright, The Villages Grown

Indoor Ag-Con Speaker Adam Wright is Director of Operations for The Villages Grown™ (‘TVG’). Adam comes to The Villages Grown with a […]

Molly Stanek, Superior Fresh

Indoor Ag-Con Speaker Molly Stanek is Vice President of Growing & Operations for Superior Fresh Superior Fresh is an industry-leading […]

Erika Summers, EMCOR Services Nevada

 Indoor Ag-Con speaker Erika Summers  is a business development manager and sales engineer based in Las Vegas Nevada for EMCOR Services […]

Charles Parrish CEADS

Charles Parrish  Treasurer of CEADS – Controlled Environment Agriculture Standards, to share Standards 1.0 at Indoor Ag-Con. Charles  and other members […]

Matt Liotta, CEADS

Matt Liotta,President,CEADS — Controlled Environment Agriculture Design Standards — to share Standards 1.0 at Indoor Ag-Con. Matt and other members […]

Karla Garcia, HortAmericas

Indoor Ag-Con 2021 Speaker Karla Garcia is Technical Services Specialist for Hort Americas Karla is a Master of Science in […]

Mark Doherty, Doherty AG

Indoor Ag-Con 2021 Speaker Mark Doherty began his career in the Controlled Environment Agriculture industry in 2010 when he founded […]

Amy Samples, AppHarvest

Indoor Ag-Con panelist Amy Samples is the Director of Community Outreach and People Programs for AppHarvest.  A Kentucky native, Amy  brings […]

Tracy Nazzaro, Traders Hill Farm

Indoor Ag-Con Speaker Tracy Nazzaro is a Principal & President for Traders Hill Farm™. This  innovative aquaponics greenhouse farming operation […]

Dr. Ricardo Hernandez, NC State University

Indoor Ag-Con speaker Dr. Ricardo Hernández is an Associate Professor at North Carolina State University   and CTO of Phlora […]

Sarah Sanders, Native

Indoor Ag-Con Speaker Sarah Sanders is the Co-founder at Native. Native  a software platform using A.I. to help food, beverage […]

Akissi Stokes, WUNDERgrubs

Indoor Ag-Con 2021 Speaker Akissi Stokes is CEO and Co-Founder of WUNDERgrubs.  With 25 years of proven experience as a […]

Dr. Karl Kolb

Indoor Ag-Con Speaker Karl Kolb was born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin to Karl and Jeanne Kolb.  Within a few years […]

Kees Rodenburg, Enza Zaden

Indoor Ag-Con 2021 Speaker  Kees Rodenburg, is  Hydroponic Sales Manager, Enza Zaden North America.  He joined the company in 2013.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dan Plant, Plant Dynamics

Indoor Ag-Con 2021 Speaker Daniel Plant is President at Plant Dynamics, an economic and engineering consultancy specializing in macroeconomic reesearch, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dr. Erico Mattos, GLASE

Indoor Ag-Con Speaker Dr. Erico Mattos is the Executive Director of the Greenhouse Lighting Systems and Engineering (GLASE) . This […]

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 […]

Jim Pantaleo, Indoor Vertical Farming Operator|Advisor

Indoor Ag-Con Speaker Jim Pantaleo is an indoor vertical farming expert based in Southern California. He is also Content Chair […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jody McGinness, Hemp Industries Association

Jody McGinness, Hemp Industries Association – Indoor Ag-Con Advisory Board Jody McGinness comes to the Hemp Industries Association with more […]

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 […]

Ralph Fritsche, NASA

Indoor Ag-Con speaker Ralph Fritsche is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space Crop Production Project Manager.  He is […]

Tom Stenzel, United Fresh Produce Assocation

Indoor Ag-Con speaker Tom Stenzel is President and CEO of the United Fresh Produce Association, a position he has held […]