The CEA Summit East
October 1-2, 2024
IALR Institute Conference Center
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) — recently concluded the successful 2nd CEA Summit East event in Danville, Virginia. Look for information coming soon for 2024!
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!
INTERESTED IN ATTENDING
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.
INTERESTED IN EXHIBITING
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 >>>
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What Is The CEA Summit East?
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.
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
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 event hosts are especially qualified to bring the CEA industry and academia together for an event
focused on business, educational and networking growth opportunities.
The CEA Innovation Center
The Controlled Environment Agriculture Innovation Center is a joint project between the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences at Virginia Tech and the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR). Housed primarily within a modern indoor agricultural complex on the campus of IALR in Danville, VA, the center features hydroponic and soilless systems/production systems and facilities including indoor growth rooms, greenhouses, growth chambers, and vertical growing racks. The center’s scientists and technology teams are working closely with the industry’s top growers and suppliers on a number of key projects
The Indoor Ag-Con team of seasoned event professionals produces the premier trade show and conference for indoor | vertical farming | controlled environment agriculture. Experiencing record growth each year, its events touch all sectors of the business — covering produce, legal cannabis | hemp, alternate protein, and non-food crops – and attract decision-making growers, investors, and industry suppliers from across the US and 20+ other countries. We’re excited to partner with We’re excited to bring our event experience and industry resources together with the expertise of IALR and Virginia Tech to create a showplace of innovation and educational for the CEA industry.