6TH ANNUAL INDOOR AG-CON

ABOUT THE EVENT

Indoor Ag-Con will be hosting its sixth annual event at Las Vegas Convention Center on May 2-3, 2018. The two-day event will once more combine an exhibition hall with conference proceedings, and will highlight the biggest trends and newest technologies of the global indoor agriculture industry. We are expecting the event to grow again this year, with more than 70 exhibitors forecast. For the first time, we will have two conference stages, meaning more educational content on topics from LED lighting and plant biology to indoor agriculture policy. The event will be crop-agnostic, covering produce, legal cannabis, insects, algae and other non-food crops. Participants will be able to network during extended networking breaks, during lunchtime discussions led by subject matter experts, at a drinks party on the first evening and through the dedicated event app.  Participants can join our sponsor CropKing’s mini-workshop on May 2 free of charge.


REGISTER FOR PASSES
Regular passes are available at the early bird rate of $599 through December 31, 2017, a one-third discount to the standard rate of $799.
This rate includes access to all sessions and exhibition hall, event app, light breakfast and lunch, drinks party and a gift bag with an exclusive hard copy of our newest white paper.
We also offer subsidized passes for academics, students, government employees, seniors and those working for non-profits.
REGISTER NOW

SPONSOR 6TH ANNUAL INDOOR AG-CON

We have plentiful sponsorship opportunities to allow you to engage your brand with our farming, equipment supply, tech, investor, academic and government participants.  Our sponsor pack can be downloaded by completing the form below.




AGENDA & SPEAKERS
DAY ONE | STAGE ONE | BIG THEME TRACK
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8:45 AM9:00 AMWelcoming Remarks
9:00 AM9:45 AMKeynote: Where Does the Indoor Agriculture Industry Go From Here?
9:45 AM10:30 AMKeynote: How can Indoor Agriculture be Incorporated into Large Catering Operations?

Speaker: Mark Freeman, Senior Manager of Global Dining Services, Microsoft
10:30 AM11:00 AMNetworking Break
11:00 AM11:45 AMKeynote: Is Plant Biology the Next Key to Indoor Crop Yield Improvements?

Speaker: Dr. Cheiri Kubota, Ohio State University
11:45 AM12:45 PMKeynote: What Changes will Indoor Agriculture See Thanks to Mega-Corp Participation?

Speaker: Matt Barnard, CEO, Plenty Ag
12:45 PM2:00 PMLunch, introduced by Chef
Lunch Table Discussion: When Will Alternate Proteins Go Mainstream?
Lunch Table Discussion: What Comes Next For Organic Hydroponics & Aquaponics?
Lunch Table Discussion: Which Crops Move Indoors Next?
2:00 PM3:30 PMSession: What Are the Prospects for Non-Food Crops in Indoor Systems?

Speakers: Dave Vosburg, CFO, Fresh Box Farms
3:30 PM4:00 PMNetworking Break
4:00 PM4:45 PMSession: What Role Can Indoor Agriculture Play in Reshaping Urban Areas?
4:45 PM5:30 PMSession: When Will Commercial Aquaponics Gain Traction?

Speakers: Rebecca Nelson, Co-Founder, Nelson & Pade
5:30 PM5:35 PMClosing Remarks From Drinks Party Sponsor Agrinamics
5:35 PM8:00 PMDrinks in Exhibition Hall
DAY TWO | STAGE ONE | BUSINESS TRACK
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8:45 AM9:00 AMWelcoming Remarks
9:00 AM9:45 AMSession: Where Should We Site Our Indoor Farm?

Speakers: Joshua Norbury, Vice President Operations, BrightFarms
9:45 AM10:30 AMSession: How Should We Select Crops for our Indoor Farm?

Speakers: Jim Pantaleo, General Manager, Urban Produce
10:30 AM11:00 AMNetworking Break
11:00 AM11:45 AMSession: How Should We Go About Hiring for Our Indoor Farm?
11:45 AM12:45 PMSession: What Insurance Should We Carry for Our Indoor Farm?
12:45 PM2:00 PMLunch, introduced by Chef
Lunch Table Discussion: How Can Indoor Farmers Get Involved in Policymaking?
Lunch Table Discussion: What Trends Do We See In Legal Cannabis Dispensaries?
Lunch Table Discussion: What are the Developments in Legal Cannabis Banking?
2:00 PM3:30 PMSession: What Would Produce Customers Like to See From Indoor Farmers?
3:30 PM4:00 PMNetworking Break
4:00 PM4:45 PMSession: Should We Raise External Funds for our Indoor Farm?
4:45 PM5:30 PMSession: Should Our Farm be For Profit or Non Profit?
5:30 PM5:35 PMClosing Remarks
DAY TWO | STAGE TWO | TECHNOLOGY TRACK
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8:45 AM9:00 AMWelcoming Remarks
9:00 AM9:45 AMSession: How Should we Match our Farming Needs to a Grow System?

Speakers:
Joe Swartz, VP of Commercial Sales and Technical Support, AmHydro
Pieter de Smedt, Country Manager, Urban Crop Solutions
9:45 AM10:30 AMSession: What Farm Structures Work Best for Indoor Grows?

Speakers:
Erik IJntema, Export Manager, Certhon
Brad McNamara, CEO, FreightFarms
10:30 AM11:00 AMNetworking Break
11:00 AM11:45 AMSession: What Are the Newest Technologies for Aquaculture?
11:45 AM12:45 PMSession: How is AI and Machine Learning Impacting Control Systems?

Speakers:
Yurij Duda, General Manager, Argus Controls
Darryn Keiller, CEO, Autogrow
12:45 PM2:00 PMLunch, introduced by Chef
Lunch Table Discussion: What Are the Alternatives to LED Lighting for Indoor Farms?

Led By: Jack Griffin, CEO, Metropolis Farms
Lunch Table Discussion: How do We Incorporate the Newest Health & Safety Guidelines into our Farm?
Lunch Table Discussion: How Can we Most Effectively Trace our Indoor Crops from Seed to Market?

Led By: Allison Kopf, CEO, Agrilyst
2:00 PM3:30 PMSession: How Does LED Lighting Improve Beyond Hardware?
3:30 PM4:00 PMNetworking Break
4:00 PM4:45 PMSession: What Role Does Water Treatment & Nutrient Management Play in Indoor Farms?
4:45 PM5:30 PMSession: How Should We Manage Energy Usage in an Indoor Farm?
5:30 PM5:35 PMClosing Remarks
LOGISTICS
 May 2-3, 2018
 Conference Hours:
May 2, 2018 – 8.45am-5.30pm
May 3, 2018 – 8.45am-5.30pm
Two day exhibition and seminar, with keynotes, lunchtime discussions, extended Q&A and networking periods, and a drinks party on the first evening

OUR SPONSORS

HOTELS
We have arranged room blocks at the following hotels:
Courtyard Las Vegas Convention Center
Address: 3275 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89109
Start date: 4/28/18
End date: 5/5/18
Last day to book: 4/10/18
Rate: $114/night, Standard King room
Residence Inn Las Vegas Convention Center
Address: 3225 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89109
Start date: 4/28/18
End date: 5/5/18
Last day to book: 4/10/18
Rate: $104/night, Studio Queen room
SLS Las Vegas
Address: 2535 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Wynn Las Vegas
Address: 3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Last day to book: 4/1/18
Rate: Between $229-$319 per night based on arrival and room category
How to Book: Please call room reservations department directly at 1-888-320-9966 or locally at 702-770-1571 and reference Indoor Ag-Con 2018 or the groups block ID: 8ORI0518.

TRANSPORTATION

McCarran International Airport is well served by taxis, rideshares and public transportation. SuperShuttle is offering a 10% discount on airport transfers to 6th Indoor Ag-Con participants. You can book the offer here using the code MQ595.


PICTURES FROM 2017 EVENT

5th Annual Indoor Ag-Con


MEDIA COVERAGE FROM 2017 EVENT