Explore the full Indoor Ag-Con Conference Schedule Below!
Keynotes, Sessions, Networking & More
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

8:00am Registration |Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 9:55 am Welcome Remarks & Keynote
10:am-Noon Multiple Track Sessions
Noon-1:30pm Networking Lunch
Noon – 6:30 pm – Exhibits Open
1:30pm-4:30pm Panel Discussions
5:00-6:30pm Reception

Thursday, May 23 2019

8:00am Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 9:55 am Welcome Remarks & Keynote
10:00am-Noon Multiple Track Sessions
Noon -1:30pm Networking Lunch
Noon-5:30pm Exhibits
1:30 -4:30 pm Panel Discussions
4:00pm-5:30pm Reception

Friday, May 24, 2019

8:00am Continental Breakfast
9 -9:15 am  Welcome Remarks
9:15 -11:20 am   Panel Discussions
11:25 pm – Noon  Unconferencing Sessions

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

8-9 am 
Registration & Continental Breakfast
Irving_Fain_Bowery
9:15 – 9:55 am | Keynote Address

Speaker: Irving Fain, Co-Founder and CEO, Bowery
Irving Fain is the co-founder and CEO of Bowery, the modern farming company growing food for a better future by revolutionizing agriculture.  Since launching publicly in early 2017, Bowery has secured over $122.5M in funding, and expanded distribution of 8 product SKUs to retailers like Whole Foods, Foragers, Peapod, and various restaurants and fast-casuals in the Tristate area.

Raja_Ramachandran_CEO_Ripe.io
10 – 10:30 am | Grow Equipment Track

Session:  Blockchain and IoT For Indoor Farms

Speaker: Raja Ramachandran, CEO and Co-Founder, ripe.io

Dr_Mitch_Day_American_Cannabis_Company
10 – 10:30 am | Crop Selection Track

Session:  Micro-Propagation As A Tool In the Cannabis Breeders Kit

Speaker: Dr. Mitch Day, American Cannabis Consulting

Nona_Yehia_Vertical_Harvest_Jackson
10 – 10:30 am | Customers & The Supply Chain Track

Session:  Contracting With A Mega Corp

Speaker: Nona Yehia,  Co-Founder, Part Owner, CEO, Vertical Harvest

Zach_Olson_Black_And_Veatch
10 – 10:30 am | Business Track

Session: Selecting An Engineering Firm For Build

Speaker: Zack Olson, Black & Veatch

Andy-Moreno
10 – 10:30 am | Policy & Societal Impact

Session: How To Improve Food Safety

Speaker: Dr. Andy Moreno, Genetic Detection Systems Engineer, AME/HSC Laboratories

Blake_Lange_Signify
10:30 – 11 am | Grow Equipment Track

Session:  Latest Advancements In LED Light Technology

Speaker: Blake Lange, Business Development Manager, Signify, formerly Philips Lighting

oasis_biotech_logo
10:30 -11 am | Crop Selection Track
Session:  Selecting The Best Leafy Green Mix

Speaker: JoWellen Douthit, Grower, Oasis Biotech

Sam_Khoury_Next_Stage_Partners
10:30 – 11 am | Customers & The Supply Chain Track

Session:  Indoor Farming: Restaurant Perspectives

Speaker: Sam Khoury, President, Next Stage Partners and  Board Member and Treasurer of the National Restaurant Association’s Executive Supply Chain Board

Dan Plant of MVP Farms
10:30 – 11 am | Business Track

Session:  Spotting A Great Location

Speaker: Dan Plant, Co-Founder and Co-President, MVP Farms

Aaron_Pelley_Cultiva_Law
10:30 – 11 am | Policy & Societal Impact Track

Session:  Hemp And the Farm Bill

Speaker: Aaron Pelley, Cultiva Law PLLC

11 – 11:30  am | Grow Equipment Track

Session:  Water Management Techniques

Speaker: Mark Doherty,Vice President of Cultivation Technologies , Urban-Gro

Dr_Venki_Pegadaraju_Agribody_Technologies
11 – 11:30 am | Crop Selection Track

Session:  Impact of CRISPR On Seed Genetics

Speaker: Dr. Venki Pegadaraju, Ph.D, Vice President of Business Development and Technology, Agribody Technologies, Inc.

Sam_Schatz_AeroFarms
11 – 11:30 am | Customers & The Supply Chain Track

Session:  Working With Food Majors

Speaker: Sam Schatz, Managing Director of Corporate Development , AeroFarms

11 – 11:30 am | Business Track

Session: TBA

Speaker:TBA

Penny_McBride_FarmTech_Society
11 – 11:30 am | Policy & Societal Impact Track

Session:  Role of Non-Profits In Indoor Ag

Speaker: Penny McBride, Co-Founder and Current Board Member, FarmTech Society

Michael_Heaven_Argus_Controls
11:30 am – Noon | Grow Equipment Track

Session:  Automated Control Systems

Speaker: Michael Heaven,ENG, MBA, Vice President and General Manager, Argus Controls

11:30 am- Noon | Crop Selection Track

Session: Transcending Niche Markets: How Automation Will Drive Commercial Adoption of Vertical Farming and CEA

Speaker: George Carter, Account Manager, SNAP Inc |SananBio

Jim_Day_CEO_Suncrest_USA
11:30 am- Noon | Customers & The Supply Chain Track

Session: The Secret To Winning Loyal Lettuce Customers

Speaker: James P. Day, Founder and CEO, Suncrest USA Inc

Dennis_Riling_Illumitex
11:30 am – Noon | Business Track

Session:  Newest Learning In Interaction Between Light & Plants

Speaker: Dennis Riling, Director of Business Development, Illumitex

12 pm – 1:30 pm  
Networking Lunch
Noon – 6:30 pm  
Exhibit Hall Open
1:30 -3 pm | Panel Discussion

Session:  Financing Indoor Ag

Moderator – Nicola Kerslake, Contain, Inc.
Panelists To Be Announced Soon!

3 – 4:30 pm | Panel Discussion
Session:  Seed Breeding For Indoor Ag

Moderator – Michelle Klieger, founder, Stratagerm Consulting LLC
Panelists:
Dr. Gene Giacomelli, Controlled Environment Agriculture Center, University of Arizona
Stacy Davis, Germains Seed Technology
Aaron Crawford,Bayer

5-6:30 pm

Show Floor Reception

THursday, May 23, 2019

8-9 am 

Registration & Continental Breakfast

Brad_McNamara_Freight_Farms
9:15 – 9:55 am |  Keynote Address

 

Speaker: Brad McNamara, Freight Farms

Maarten_Vandecruys_Urban_Crop_Solutions
10 – 10:30 am | Grow Equipment Track

Session:  Automation & Robotics

Speaker: Maarten Vandecruys, CEO, Urban Crop Solutions

Andrew_Carter_Smallhold
10 – 10:30 am | Crop Selection Track

Session:  Next Gen Crops: Mushrooms

Speaker: Andrew Carter, Smallhold

10 – 10:30 am | Customers & The Supply Chain Track

Session:  Grow Mediums & Substrates – Best Practices

Speaker: Siebe Streekstra, Product Representative, Profile Products |HydraFiber and Nathan Carney, Technical Specialist, Profile Products |HydraFiber

Christian_Gray_Atlas_Consulting
10 – 10:30 am | Business

Session:  Hemp | Cannabis Genetics Landscape

Speaker: Christian Gray, Partner, Atlas Consulting

10 – 10:30 am | Policy & Societal Impact Track
Session:  USDA | NIFA Funding Opportunities

Speaker: Dr. Steven Thomson, National Program Leader, USDA National Institute Food and Agriculture

Nadia_Sabeh_Dr_Greenhouse
10:30-11 am | Grow Equipment Track

Session:  HVAC For Cannabis Grows

Speaker: Dr. Nadia Sabeh, Doctor Greenhouse

John_Purcell_Bayer_Crop_Science
10:30 – 11 am | Crop Selection Track
Session:  Metagenomics & Seed Development

Speaker: John Purcell, Bayer

Stacy_Davis_Germains_Seed_Technology
10:30 – 11 am | Customers & The Supply Chain Track

Session: How Seed Companies Are Addressing Indoor Vertical Farming

Speaker: Stacy Davis, Sales Account & Marketing Manager, Germains Seed Technology

Erika_Summers_Sananbio
10:30 – 11 am | Business Track
Session:  Qualifying A Building For An Indoor Vertical Farm

Speaker: Erika Summers, Lead Application Engineer, Sananbio

Karl_Kolb_High_Sierra_Group
10:30 – 11 am | Policy & Societal Impact Track

Session:  Operating Procedures & Legal Set-Up For Food Safety

Speaker: Dr. Karl Kolb, Chief Science Officer, High Sierra Group

Nick_Genty_CEO_AgEye_Technologies
11 – 11:30 am | Grow Equipment

Session:  Intelligent Farming: Harnessing the Power of AI

Speaker: Nick Genty, CEO, AgEye Technology

Travis_Higginbotham_Fluence_Bioengineering
11 – 11:30 am | Crop Selection Track

Session:  Innovations In Sensor and Lighting Technology

Speaker: Travis Higgenbotham, Global Director of Cultivation Support, Fluence Bioengineering

Shane_Terry_Taproot_Holdings
11 – 11:30 am | Customers & The Supply Chain Track

Session:  Cannabis 2019: A Pro’s Overview

Speaker: Shane Terry, CEO and Co-Founder, TapRoot Holdings, Inc.

Vincent_Kimura_Smart_Yields
11 – 11:30 am | Business Track

Session:  Best Data Management Practices For Small To Medium Farms

Speaker: Vincent Kimura, CEO, Smart Yields

11 – 11:30 am | Policy & Societal Impact Track
Session:  Policy & Societal Impact: The Role of the UC Agriculture & Natural Resources

Speaker: Gabriel Youtsey, Chief Innovation Officer, UC Agriculture & Natural Resources

Chris_Tosi_Pulse_Labs
11:30 am – Noon | Grow Equipment Track

Session:  IoT For Indoor Grow Environments

Speaker: Chris Tosi, Co-Founder,Pulse Labs

Nadine_Williams_Shenandoah_Growers
11:30 am – Noon | Crop Selection Track

Session: Mastering Indoor Organic Growing with Living Bioponic Soil

Speaker:  Nadine Williams, Director of Marketing, Shenandoah Growers and Maria Ignosh, National Director Compliance, Food Safety and Organics

11:30 am – Noon | Customers & The Supply Chain Track

Session:  Farmbox Greens: A Blueprint For Success

Speaker: Dan Albert, FarmBox Greens

11:30 am – Noon | Business Track

Session:  Opportunity Zones

Speaker: Steve Davey, Agribusiness Developer

Brian_Lanes_Industry_Consultant
11:30 am – Noon | Policy & Societal Impact Track

Session:  The Societal Impact of Indoor Vertical Farming

Speaker: Brian Lanes, Industry Consultant

Noon – 5:30 pm
 
Exhibit Hall Open
Noon – 1:30 pm
Networking Lunch
3 – 4:30 pm | Panel Discussion
Session: HEmp Panel

Speakers:

Christian Gray, Atlas Consulting
Aaron Pelley, Cultiva Law, PLLC

4 – 5:30 pm 
Cocktail Reception

Friday, May 24, 2019

Indoor Ag Las Vegas Attracts Decision-Makers
8 – 9 am
Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:15 – 10:15 am | Panel Discussion

Session:  Chef’s Panel

Moderator:  Sam Khoury. President, Next Stage Partners and Board Member and Treasurer of the National Restaurant Association’s Executive Supply Chain Board
Panelists — Coming Soon!

Andrew_Blume_Indoor_Produce
10:20 – 11:20  am | Panel Discussion
Session: Diversity In Indoor Ag

Moderator:
Andrew Blume, Co-Founder, inhouse Produce

Panelists:
Nate Looney, CEO & Owner, Westside Urban Gardens
A’laric Overbey, CEO, Food Access and Reclamation Model (The F.A.R.M)
Josh Crossney
Sherri Franklin 

11:20 – Noon

Unconferencing Sessions

 

How does Unconferencing work? We will pick key discussion topics  that will be led by industry gurus, and you’ll have a chance to  throw in your own ideas, hear some new ones, and make new indoor ag connections!  Look for more information coming soon.