CEA Summit East 2023

Coming to Danville, Virginia. Get your tickets today.

September 19-20, 2023

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Where industry and academia intersect to drive future growth for the Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) sector and its stakeholders.

Indoor Ag-Con and the Virginia Tech-IALR Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) Innovation Center — a partnership between the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) and Virginia Tech’s School of Plant and Environmental Sciences and the Virginia Seafood Agricultural  Research and Extension Center— invite you to participate in the 2nd CEA Summit East event in Danville, Virginia. 

New connections and collaboration were clear themes that emerged from last year’s 2022 debut edition, which attracted 200+ attendees from 28 states, including growers, educators, scientists, extension agents, suppliers and other industry members.  See video to learn more.

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What is the CEA Summit East?

CEA Summit East Conference

A Conference

It is a conference featuring speakers highlighting different aspects of the CEA industry in keynotes, panels, and breakout sessions. You’ll hear from some of the industry top thought leaders including CEOs, growers, researchers, educators and many others.

CEA Summit East Networking

A Networking Event

It is a networking event featuring tabletop exhibits from suppliers showcasing the latest CEA innovations and services with a host of opportunities to meet with peers and potential new business partners during meals, coffee breaks, and an evening social event.

Business Generator

A Business Generator

You’ll have the chance to explore the latest CEA innovations and introductions from our tabletop exhibitors. From lighting and environmental control systems to AI, you’ll see top brands and emerging leaders showcasing and sharing tools to help you grow your business.

45+ Top Speakers

CEA Summit East 2023 is proud to host some of the top speakers in indoor agriculture. New speakers are joining the roster daily so check back regularly!  Here’s just a sample of some of the leaders you’ll hear from:

Matthew Lohr

Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry

Guy Blanchard

President & Chief Financial Officer, AeroFarms

Jim DiMenna

President, Red Sun Farms, one of the largest fully vertically integrated, high tech greenhouse growers in North America.

Jennifer Waxman, the Founder & Managing Partner of Seed2Source.

Jennifer Waxman

Seed2Source Founder |Controlled Environment Ag Specialist Since 2005

Tyler Baras

Chief Science Officer & Co-Founder, Area 2 Farms

Michelle Keller

Head Grower for Living Greens Farm

Gus Brennan

Head Grower, Greenswell Growers

Toni Sperry

Founder, Pod Farms

John McMahon

Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Better Future Farms and Founder, Schuyler Greens

By the numbers

By the numbers

15 +
Educational Sessions
20 +
Tabletop exhibitions
47 +
Industry experts
0 s
of Networking Opportunities

Exhibitors & Sponsors

Indoor Ag Con 2022

In October 2021, Indoor Ag-Con welcomed growers, suppliers, tech companies, startups, and others back for its in-person edition held at the Hilton in Orlando.


Now we have even more exhibits, educational sessions, and networking opportunities in the works for February 2022. Join us!

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Controlled Environment Agriculture Innovation Center

A joint project of the School of Plant & Environmental Sciences at Virginia Tech & the IALR, the Center is housed primarily within a modern indoor agricultural complex on the Danville campus of IALR.

The center features various hydroponic and soilless systems/ production systems and facilities, including indoor growth rooms, greenhouses, growth chambers and vertical growing racks. The center’s scientists and technology teams are working closely with the industry’s top growers and suppliers on a number of key projects.

Lettuce growing in rows inside of a controlled environment facility.
The Virginia Tech mascot stands outside of the Controlled Environment Agriculture Innovation Center.

The Venue

The Institute Conference Center is also part of the IALR campus. Just steps away from the Controlled Environment Agriculture Innovation Center’s modern indoor agricultural complex, the Conference Center is a full service, state-of-the-art meeting facility.

What’s more, the Danville, VA venue is easily accessible – located in south-central Virginia along the North Carolina border, within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the nation’s population.

Indoor Ag-Con Hotel Rates Starting As Low As $59

CEA Summit East 2022 Ticket Pricing

$ 495 Standard Pass
  • All conference sessions
  • Networking event with tabletop exhibits
  • All-day coffee/snacks
  • Lunch on days 1 and 2
  • Day 1 evening refreshments
Limited to 25 tickets
$ 395 Graduate Student Pass
  • All conference sessions
  • Networking event with tabletop exhibits
  • All-day coffee/snacks
  • Lunch on days 1 and 2
  • Day 1 evening refreshments
  • Opportunity present poster

Late Registration - Standard Pass After October 7, 2022


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