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. The event will again 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. Registered participants can join our sponsor CropKing’s mini-workshop on May 2 and our sponsor SananBio’s plant factory tour on May 4, at no additional charge for either.



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WHAT’S NEW FOR 2018

MORE STAGES, MORE CONTENT

For the first time in 2018, we’ll have a second conference stage at Indoor Ag-Con, so we can pack in more educational content. At Indoor Ag-Con, we’re well aware that managing a successful indoor farm is about far more than picking the niftiest tech and developing a great crop. That’s why we’ve introduced a business track. Topics in this track range from the insurances that you need to operate your farm, to raising funding and matching your crop to your market.



CROPKING MINI WORKSHOPS

Our sponsor, leading industry consultant CropKing, has long hosted well-regarded two and five-day workshops to get growers up and running in a commercial hydroponic greenhouse. So, we’re delighted that the CropKing team will be bringing that wisdom to Indoor Ag-Con in the form of half-day mini-workshops onsite. There will be one on the morning of May 2, and a repeat performance in the afternoon.  They’re open exclusively to Indoor Ag-Con participants, are on a first-come, first-served basis onsite, there’s no additional charge. See a Preview



TOUR SANAN BIO’S PLANT FACTORY

We’re excited to be adding plant factory tours to the 6th Indoor Ag-Con thanks to our sponsors SananBio and Oasis Biotech. They’ll be hosting free tours of the phase 1 launch at their new 215,000 sq/ft Las Vegas plant factory on May 4, exclusively for Indoor Ag-Con participants. Tours are on a first come, first served basis, will run on the hour from 9am to 11am, and each tour is expected to last 30-40 minutes.  Due to unforeseen circumstances, Sanan Bio will not be offering a tour at 12pm, and have instead expanded capacity on the earlier tours.  If you were originally booked on the 12pm tour, we have reallocated you to the 11am tour, please check your email for details.  As at April 21, tours are full and we will not be keeping a waitlist.


AGENDA & SPEAKERS
DAY ONE | STAGE ONE | BIG THEME TRACK
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8:45 AM9:00 AMWelcoming Remarks
9:00 AM9:45 AMKeynote: What Comes Next for the Indoor Agriculture Industry?

Speaker:

  • Gregg Curwin, CEO, TruLeaf
9:45 AM10:30 AMKeynote: How can Indoor Agriculture be Incorporated into Large Catering Operations?

10:30 AM11:00 AMNetworking Break
11:00 AM11:45 AMKeynote: Whole Plant Physiology – the Next Key to Indoor Crop Yield Improvements

11:45 AM12:45 PMSession: How Should We Select Crops for our Indoor Farm?

Speakers:

12:45 PM2:00 PMLunch, introduced by Chef
Speaker:
Lunch Table Discussion: When Will Alternate Proteins Go Mainstream?

Led By:

Lunch Table Discussion: What Comes Next For Organic Hydroponics & Aquaponics?
2:00 PM3:30 PMSession: What Role Can Plant Genomics Play in Indoor Agriculture?

Speakers:

3:30 PM4:00 PMNetworking Break
4:00 PM4:45 PMSession: What Are the Prospects for Non-Food Crops in Indoor Systems?

4:45 PM5:30 PMSession: When Will Commercial Aquaponics Gain Traction?

5:30 PM5:35 PMClosing Remarks From Drinks Party Sponsor Agrinamics
5:35 PM8:00 PMDrinks in Exhibition Hall
DAY ONE | STAGE TWO | CROPKING MINI WORKSHOPS

On the first day of our event, stage two will be home to two identical mini workshops from industry consultant and longtime Indoor Ag-Con sponsor CropKing. You can read more about the contents and speakers here.

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9:00 AM12:00 PMMorning Mini Workshop
2:00 PM5:00 PMAfternoon Mini Workshop
DAY TWO | STAGE ONE | BUSINESS TRACK
StartEndTitle
8:45 AM9:00 AMWelcoming Remarks
9:00 AM9:45 AMKeynote: What Role Can Indoor Agriculture Play in Reshaping Urban Areas?

Speaker:

9:45 AM10:30 AMKeynote: Why Will Indoor Agriculture Become The New Cropland?

10:30 AM11:00 AMNetworking Break
11:00 AM11:45 AMSession: How Should We Go About Hiring for Our Indoor Farm?

Speakers:

11:45 AM12:45 PMSession: What Insurance Should We Carry for Our Indoor Farm?

Speakers:

12:45 PM2:00 PMLunch, introduced by Chef
Speaker:
Lunch Table Discussion: How Can Indoor Farmers Get Involved in Policymaking?
Led By:
  • Michael Guttman, Sustainability Officer, Kennett Township
2:00 PM3:30 PMSession: Should Our Farm be For Profit or Non Profit?

Guest Moderator:

Speakers:

3:30 PM4:00 PMNetworking Break
4:00 PM4:45 PMSession: Should We Raise External Funds for our Indoor Farm?

Speakers:

4:45 PM5:30 PMSession: Where Should We Site Our Indoor Farm?

Speakers:

5:30 PM5:35 PMClosing Remarks
DAY TWO | STAGE TWO | TECHNOLOGY TRACK

Guest Hosted by:


  • Paul Brentlinger, President, CropKing

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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?

9:45 AM10:30 AMSession: What Farm Structures Work Best for Indoor Grows?

Speakers:

10:30 AM11:00 AMNetworking Break
11:00 AM11:45 AMSession: What Are the Newest Technologies for Tracking and Testing?
Speakers:
11:45 AM12:45 PMSession: How is AI and Machine Learning Impacting Control Systems?

Speakers:

12:45 PM2:00 PMLunch, introduced by Chef
Lunch Table Discussion: How do We Ensure Operational Execution & Integrity in Indoor Ag?

Led By:

Lunch Table Discussion: How Can we Most Effectively Trace our Indoor Crops from Seed to Market?

2:00 PM3:30 PMSession: How Does LED Lighting Improve Beyond Hardware?

Speakers:


3:30 PM4:00 PMNetworking Break
4:00 PM4:45 PMSession: What Role Do Substrates, Water Treatment & Nutrient Management Play in Indoor Farms?

4:45 PM5:30 PMSession: How Should We Manage Energy Usage in an Indoor Farm?
Speakers:
  • Dean Croshere, Director of Business Development, ‎Link4 Greenhouse Controls
5:30 PM5:35 PMClosing Remarks
REGISTER FOR PASSES
Regular passes are available online at $799 through 10pm PT on April 30, 2018. We may have some passes available on the door from 1pm on May 1, 2018 but cannot guarantee this, and offer only regular priced passes, no discounts or subsidized rates, on the door.
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
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

OUR ALLIES

HOTELS
If you are approached by anyone claiming to represent us for travel bookings, please contact us immediately. We have not contracted with any third party, and our event planning team is actively working with casinos and law enforcement to clamp down on these scams, which affect every large event.
Meanwhile, 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.


CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS

Ada’s Garden
AEssenseGrows
Ag Energy Group, LLC
AgMedica Bioscience Inc.
Agricola Labs
Agrilyst
Agrinamics
Agro urbana
Agrowtek Inc
American AgCredit
AmHydro
Anping county Zhongtu Agricultural Facilities Project Co., Ltd.
Arcoflex USA
Argus Controls
Arrakis
Artechno b.v.
Atelier Ten
Atlantic Coast Composites, LLC
Autogrow
Barnik Tarbut Foundation
Benson Hill Biosystems
Berger
Beta Hatch
Better Food Ventures
BFF
BIOWORKS
BJB
BJB GmbH & Co. KG
Black & Veatch
Blackmore
Bluelab Corporation
Bom Greenhouses
Boto Waterworks LLC
Bowery Farming
BrightFarms
Bscope Ltd
Caerus Foundation
CAM LED Lighting
CAM LED Lighting
Cannabis Business Times
Canon Virginia Inc
Cargill Incorporated
CCA Financial
Certhon
Choteau Creek Farms
Cibus US LLC
Citizen Farm
City of Henderson
Clade9
Coalition for Sustainable Organics
Coeur Greens
Colorado State University
Colorado State University Extension
Conleys Greenhouse MFG & Sales
Contain Inc.
Conviron
Creadev USA
Crop One Holdings
CropKing
CUNY – City College
CUNY Macaulay Honors College
Daniels Consulting
Daytona State
Delaware Valley University
DGS – Danish Greenhouse Supply AS
Dream Harvest
Driscolls
Edenworks
Edible garden city
Ellepot USA
ELM USA
Emil Industries
Enlite LED
Equip. Development & Construct
ETV Global, Inc
EVIO Labs
Farm Vertically
FarmBox Greens
Farmboxfoods
Fertitta Enterprises
Fluence Bioengineering
Foothill Farms
FreightFarms
Fresh Box Farms
General Electric
Generate Capital
Genewables International
Georgia Tech
Gotham Greens
Great River Energy
Green Automation Americas LLC
Greenhouse Management
Grodan
Groom Energy Solutions
GroRail, Inc.
GrowFilm LLC
Growlink
H2O Engineering Inc
Hanna Instruments
Himalayan Biotech Nursery Farm
HMC Consultancy
Hort Americas
HortiDaily
Hubbell Lighting
Hunter Industries
Hydrofarm
Illuminated Funds Group
Illumitex
Independent
Interlanguages
InterWest Insurance Services
Irini Aqua Farm
Iron Ox
italia si
J.R. McGeachin
Jamestown/Stutsman Development
JHO Enterprises Inc
Jiffy Products of America
Karada Herbal Farm Pvt. Ltd.
Kennett Township
Kline Food’s
Kohan Shoji Co., Ltd
KRO Solutions
LARTA
LDPI, Inc.
Leichtag Foundation
LG Electronics
Link4 Greenhouse Controls
Linn-Benton Community College
Living Greens Farm
Local Roots Farms
MAGNOLIA SCHOOL
Maxim Integrated Products
McKellar Farm Inc.
McMaster-Carr
Meristematic
Metagenom Bio Inc.
MetroGrow Hawaii LLC
MFG Tray Company
Microsoft Research
Mission Produce
MMAC
Modular Farms
Molded Fiber Glass Tray Company
Moleaer Inc
Monsanto
Narendra Damle
National Affordable Housing Trust
Natura Pacific Farm
NC Biotechnology Center
Nelson & Pade
NOROO KIBAN
nSeason
NUS
Oasis Biotech
Oasis Cannabis
Oasis Growers Solution
Ohio State University
OnePointOne
Oplant Urban farms
Ourfoods
PARCITANK SA
PARSource
Philips Lighting
Phylos Bioscience
PhytonIQ GmbH
PhytonIQ GmbH
Pine Ridge Gardens
PlantLab Group
Plenty Ag
Priva
Produce Grower
ReLi Grow Systems
Ripple Root Aquaponics
Rocky Mountain Micro Ranch
Ryba Management
San’an Bio
Santa Monica College
Sawing for Schools
Scotts Miracle-Gro
Seaweed
Senninger Irrigation Co.
Shenzhen Starglobal Agriculture Co.,Ltd.
Silver Bullet Water Treatment
SIUC
Skagway Brewing
Solarwatt
Specialty Fresh LLC
Specified Air
Specified Air Solutions
Spectrum King LED
Speedgrow Green
Stratagerm
Streamline Farms
Sun Spring
SunTrust Banks
Switch Grow Solutions
SyNRGE, LLC
TapRoot Holdings
tbd
Telegistics Inc
Telegistics Inc.
Temecula Chinese School
Tennessee Tech Uniiversity
Tennessee Technological University
The Mixing Bowl
Thrive & Dine
Thrive Energy, LLC
Traders Hill Farm
TruLeaf
UL LLC
Ultra Yield Solutions
Underwriters Laboratories
University of Michigan
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
University of Tennessee Chattanooga
University of Washington
UofA Controlled Environment Ag Center
UPSF Distribution LLC
Urban Crop Solutions
Urban Produce
Valencia College
Vegas Good Food Machine
Veritas Substrates
Vertical Green, LLC
Vertical Harvest
VertiFresh
Victory V Farm
Vostermans Ventilation/Multifan
W.L.Gore and Associates
Walmart
Walmart Stores Inc.
Westlock Eggs
WQS Global
Wyckoff Farms
Your Local Greens
ZipGrow Inc