Coming to Danville, Virginia. Get your tickets today.
September 19-20, 2023
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.
Join us in 2023!
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.
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.
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.
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:
Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry
President & Chief Financial Officer, AeroFarms
President, Red Sun Farms, one of the largest fully vertically integrated, high tech greenhouse growers in North America.
Seed2Source Founder |Controlled Environment Ag Specialist Since 2005
Chief Science Officer & Co-Founder, Area 2 Farms
Head Grower for Living Greens Farm
Head Grower, Greenswell Growers
Founder, Pod Farms
Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Better Future Farms and Founder, Schuyler Greens
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!
Register before September 15, 2022 and save!
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.
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.
Late Registration - Standard Pass After October 7, 2022