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!

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 […]

Jade Stinson, Vindara

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

Karla Garcia, HortAmericas

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

Luca Travaglini, Planet Farms

Indoor Ag-Con 2021 Speaker Luca Travaglini is the co-founder and co-CEO of Planet Farms. Planet Farms was founded in 2018 […]

Steve Platt, BrightFarms

Indoor Ag-Con 2021 Speaker Steve Platt is CEO of BrightFarms. A veteran CPG executive with a proven record of growing […]

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 […]

Mark Doherty, Urban-Gro, Inc

Indoor Ag-Con 2021 Speaker Mark Doherty is the Executive Vice President of Operations at urban-gro. Mark has a professional background […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sam Norton, Heron Farms

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

Niko Kivioja, Netled

Indoor Ag-Con speaker Niko Kivioja is CEO of Netled.   He  spent the first part of his career in CEA […]

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 […]

Brian Lanes, Consultant

Indoor Ag-Con 2021 Speaker Brian Lanes has over 40 years as an entrepreneur and consultant in international business development. His […]

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 […]

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.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Daniel Malechuk, Kalera

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

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 Systems Inc (PSI)

Indoor Ag-Con 2021 Speaker Dan Plant is Managing Partner at Plant Systems Inc. (PSI), a controlled environment systems design and […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Blake Lange, Signify

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

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  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dr. Murat Kacira, University of Arizona

Murat Kacira is director of the Controlled Environment Agriculture Center and he is a professor in the Biosystems Engineering Department […]

Jule Emmett, Plant Based Foods Association

Indoor Ag-Con Advisory Board member and speaker Julie Emmett is  senior director, retail partnerships for the Plant Based Foods Association […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]