ABOUT INDOOR AG-CON PHILLY
After two successful years in New York, Indoor Ag-Con is relocating its East coast event to Philadelphia for its inaugural Indoor Ag-Con Philly on October 16, 2017. Our venue is the modern gallery at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and our agenda will include 12 industry-leading keynotes covering topical “big picture” subjects such as the use of artificial intelligence in indoor agriculture. As for other Indoor Ag-Con events, our agenda for Indoor Ag-Con Philly will be tech-focused and crop-agnostic. With extended Q&A sessions and networking breaks, there will be plenty of opportunity to network with the growers, produce buyers, entrepreneurs, tech geeks and investors we expect to join us. Participation will be capped at 120 to keep the conversation flowing and maximize networking opportunities.
On October 17, the day after Indoor Ag-Con Philly, our Nextbean Ambassador sponsors at Kennett Township, PA – one hour’s drive outside of Philadelphia – will be hosting tours, free to Indoor Ag-Con Philly participants, of the extensive indoor agriculture production and distribution facilities which support their world-class mushroom industry. Every day Kennett produces, packs and ships 1.5M lbs of fresh mushrooms, single-handedly supplying ~50% of the US market, an amazing feat that’s been going on year-round for over 100 years! This is a truly unusual opportunity to get an insider’s view of what’s involved in producing and distributing a large-scale agriculture commodity grown entirely indoors. In addition, the event will start from world-famous Longwood Gardens, home to more than 1,000 acres of formal gardens, conservatories, woodlands and meadows, and includes a custom tour of Longwood’s own indoor production horticultural facilities, plus a complimentary farm-to-table lunch and free admission to the public gardens. You’ll be asked if you would like to join the Kennett event – at no extra charge – as you purchase your Indoor Ag-Con Philly admission.
October 16, 2017
Entry from 8.30am, program begins at 9.15am
Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building, Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
One day seminar, with 12 keynotes, extended Q&A and networking periods, and a drinks party
Pass includes optional mushroom farm tours with Kennett Township on October 17, 2017, starting from Longwood Gardens
Argus Control Systems Ltd.
Blue Bridge Financial
Ceres Capital Group
City of Philadelphia
Coalition for Sustainable Organics
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Crop One Holdings
Dency Kane, Garden Photographer
Food Hub Las Vegas
Fresh Box Farms
Future Bright LLC
Giorgio Foods, Inc.
Green Automation Americas
Haier Financial Services China Co., Ltd.
Harvard University, Department of the History of Science
Industrial Ecosystems Partners, LLC
Integrated Agriculture Systems Inc.
Jacks Greenhouse Association
Kula Urban FArm
Living Greens Farm
MFG Tray Company
New Garden Township
New York University
Pardee Resources Company
Scale Microgrid Solutions
Strategic Finance Group
Sweet Peas Urban Gardens, LLC
The Green Bean
Urban Crop Solutions
Van Heuvelen Strategies
As is fitting for a discussion of an ancient industry that has found new life all over again, our Philadelphia venue is the modern Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building at the country’s oldest museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA).
PAFA’s galleries are accessible for wheelchairs and strollers through the Broad Street entrance of the Hamilton Building. Visitors can access this entrance using the button on the front of the building; staff or security will greet visitors and assist them. Passenger elevators in both buildings move between floors of galleries, and Indoor Ag-Con Philly will take place on both floors of the building. PAFA provides wheelchairs free of charge, on a first-come, first-served basis. Service animals are welcome.
Please contact PAFA directly with any questions regarding accessibility on (215) 972-7600.