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The  CEA Summit East

October 1-2, 2024
IALR Institute Conference Center
Danville, VA

–Visit CEA Summit East Website —

 Indoor Ag-Con and the Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) Innovation Center — a joint project of the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences at Virginia Tech, Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center and the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) (VT-IALR CEA-IC)  — invite you to join us for our 3rd annual edition.  Visit our website to see who’s exhibiting, explore our full scale educational conference and learn more about networking opportunities!

Designed to bring the CEA industry and academia together to share research, business strategies and build partnerships to drive future growth for the sector and its stakeholders, the CEA Summit East promises to grow your business!


The CEA Summit East is ideal for everyone interested in CEA, including: indoor & greenhouse growers, facility owners & operators, researchers, educators , government officials, real estate developers, architects, construction specialists, sales & marketing teams, industry manufacturers & suppliers. 


The CEA Summit East’s strong focus — bringing industry & academia together– promises to attract attentions and attendees from across all segments of hte industry, meaning more new business prospects for our tabletop exhibitors.

Interested in Speaking?

Following the success of its debut edition in October 2022, which brought together more than 200 attendees from 28 states, the CEA Summit East will continue to foster connections and collaboration among growers, educators, scientists, extension specialists, suppliers, engineers, tech specialists, architect/developers, and other industry members.

We invite you to share your expertise with our members as one of our panelists or other program format speakers.  To be considered complete our CALL FOR SPEAKERS form >>>

Complete Call For Speakers Form

Here’s What They’re Saying

Check out some of the press coverage from our October 2022 edition from outlets like:

WSLS Channel 10 News

Danville Register & Bee

Cardinal News

WDBJ – Channel 7 News

Vertical Farm Daily

What Is The CEA Summit East?

CEA Summit East Conference

A Conference

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.

CEA Summit East Networking

A Networking Event

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

Business Generator

A Business Generator

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.

The Team

The event hosts are especially qualified to bring the CEA industry and academia together for an event
focused on business, educational and networking growth opportunities.