September 7 | 2:00 -3:00 PM ET – greenshaus inc.: Imagining Energy-Efficient, Local Food Production In Ontario –

Greenhouse Success Story –Growing Leafy Greens With Less Fossil Fuels & Electricity

In this webinar we will be presenting a successful commercial greenhouse operation up in Ottawa, Ontario that grows leafy greens for the community using less fossil fuels and electricity than a traditional greenhouse or indoor farm. Using geothermal energy with a smart lighting system and strategy, greenshaus inc. is achieving year-round food production while retaining  low operating costs and a small carbon footprint. We’ll discuss the design of the facility, the smart lighting equipment and layout, the research that is being conducted in the greenhouse and what this all means for the future of local food production in both Ontario and internationally.


Rob Lyle, Founder | Managing Director, greenshaus Inc

Dr. William David Lubitz, P.Eng. , Associate Professor in the School of Engineering, University of Guelph

Hervé Maumus-Hue, Engineer, Ceres Greenhouse Solutions

Craig Adams, Founder, California LightWorks

July 13, 2022 | 2:30 -3:30 PM ET -Energy Optimization In Indoor Agriculture

Energy is one of the top 3 operating expenses of indoor growing.

Creating the optimal grow environment and identifying the ideal combination of lighting, heating, cooling and humidity takes an expertise in critical environments as well as agricultural knowhow. Join us for an insightful session with energy suppliers and growers as they share how to maximize your energy use and minimize your expenses.

Join our panel of industry experts, including:

Daphne Preuss, CEO, CarbonBook

James Eaves , Indoor Agriculture Director, VoltServer
Paal Elfstrum , CEO, Wheatfield Gardens, LLC
Luis Ampudia , Senior Sales Manager, INNIO Jenbacher North America LLC

June 1, 2022 -2:30 – 3:30 PM ET  | GoodLeaf Farms: A Dream Becomes Reality

Years In The Making, Canada’s First & Largest Commercial Vertical Farming Operation Delivers On Mission

What started in 2011 as a dream to deliver fresh, nutritious produce to Canadians year-round has become reality.

After years of trials and research to determine optimum growth conditions, new varieties and growing techniques, GoodLeaf’s first full-scale commercial farm in Guelph, Ontario began supplying microgreens and baby greens to retail locations and restaurants throughout Ontario in 2019. Today, GoodLeaf is establishing a true national footprint with construction now underway for a 95,000-square-foot indoor vertical farm in Calgary, Alberta set to open in June of 2023.

You won’t want to miss information-packed 60-minute session as leaders from GoodLeaf and its equipment partners share how they did it. And, what’s next.

What drives the GoodLeaf mission
• The how & why of the build-out process
• System architecture –  tray structure, hydroponic system, LED lighting & More

Goodleaf Indoor AG-Conversations

Learn How They Did It From  Goodleaf & Its  Equipment Partners Signify and Montel

August 4, 2021 -The Center of Excellence for Indoor Agriculture Presents: The Importance Of Operations Metrics In Building Sustainable Farms

A Panel Composed of the Center’s ‘Best In Class’ Manufacturer Award Finalists & Investment Thought Leaders

Moderated by Dr Eric W. Stein, PH.D., Executive Director of the Center of Excellence for Indoor Agriculture and Associate Professor of Business at Penn State our panel includes:
Panelists include Production System and Lighting Award Finalists & Moderated by Dr Eric W. Stein, PH.D., Executive Director of the Center of Excellence for Indoor Agriculture and Associate Professor of Business at Penn State our panel includes: BEST IN CLASS WINNERS (to be announced during the session!)
Chris Higgins, President & Co-Founder, HortAmericas
Andew Howell, Vice President of Sustainable Food & Agriculture, Ceres Partners
They will discuss:
-How to build sustainable Triple Bottom Line farm operations
-The importance of operations management, benchmarking, and continuous improvement to support sustainable indoor farming
-The importance of recognizing operations excellence, the purpose of Best in Class awards and their role in promoting farm metrics
-How metrics can contribute to future investment in indoor ag
-Ways to build indoor farms that can achieve long-term sustainable economic results while supporting job creation, workforce development and environmental goals.
-And much more!

Panelists include Production System and Lighting Award Finalists Who Will Be Announced During the Program!

May 26, 2021 –Agritecture Presents: Stop the Greenwashing: Best Practices For Communicating The Sustainability of Vertical Farming

Agritecture Presents: Stop the Greenwashing | Best Practices For Communicating Sustainability

Despite a decade of innovation and funding in vertical farming, many businesses do not communicate accurate information about the sustainability of their technology or operations.
Whether it’s unsubstantiated claims of water savings, carbon reduction, circularity, or overall sustainability, many companies do not avoid greenwashing in their marketing.

This panel will explore the best practices for communicating and reporting on sustainability with the hopes of encouraging the industry to mature.

May 26 2021 | 10 am EDT

Henry Gordon-Smith, Founder & CEO, Agritecture
Sam Norton, Founder, Heron Farms

Sara Segergren, Project Portfolio Leader, Sustainability Innovation and Development, Ingka Group | IKEA

Lisa Causarano, International Account Manager—Global Strategic Accounts, CPG Segment, Schneider Electric.

April 28, 2021 — How I Did It | Farmbox Greens

Fireside Chat- How I Did It Farmbox Greens

In 2010, Dan Albert began laying the groundwork for what would become Farmbox Greens, a Seattle-based vertical farm growing specialty produce for retail and food service customers. In 2016, Farmbox was acquired by a regional produce company and Dan went on to scale Farmbox to serve customers in the Northwest and beyond
Join us for a fun “Fireside Chat” as Indoor Ag-Con’s Content Chair Jim Pantaleo sits down with Dan Albert to discuss this great success story—from the farm’s early days to those first meetings with potential restaurant customers to making the connection with Charlie’s Produce. Jim and Dan will also talk about Dan’s newest role as Vice President of Plant Performance with Unfold.

April 28, 2021 | 2 pm EDT

Fireside Chat with :
Dan Albert, Founder of Farmbox Greens and currently Vice President of Plant Performance, Unfold and Jim Pantaleo, Indoor Vertical Farm Advisor and Indoor Ag-Con Content Chair

March 24, 2021 — Airing It Out: Creating & Maintaining A Clean Production Room Environment

You won’t want to miss our March session where we’ll talk about creating a healthy environment for people and plants.

Dr. Nadia Sabeh, PhD, President|Founder, Dr. Greenhouse
Trent Thiel, Industrial Molecular Filtration Product Manager for North and South America, Camfil Americas
Jeremy Shechter, Director of Cultivation, Buckeye Relief
Brian Anderson, Principal & Co-Founder, Anderson Porter Design

March 24, 2021 at 2 pm EST

These experts will touch on air filtration; sanitation best practices; Covid safey and much more more.

February 17, 2021 — Hiring For Indoor Vertical Farming: Human Resources in 2021

Vertical Farm Industry Leaders Discuss Human Resources and Hiring for 2021

During this insightful session, our panel will touch on some of the hot areas of hiring in the Indoor Vertical Farming market today, including:

  • Disciplines Hiring Manager are Seeking (computer science, A/I, robotics, engineering, etc)
  • Expansion and Hiring Regions
  • Covid safety
  • How Academia can help w/the Farmers of the Future (or Next Gen Farmers)

Tim Hammerich, Senior Director for Strategic Communications, Cogent Consulting and creator |host of “Future of Agriculture” podcast

Feb. 17, 2021 | 2 pm EDT

Panelists include :
Brac Webb, Co-founder and CTO/COO, Fifth Season, Powered By Robotany
Keri Gasiorowski, Chief Human Resources Officer , Kalera Inc.
MaryAlice Feinstein , Chief People Officer, People Operations, AeroFarms

January 21, 2021– AI & Robotics: What’s Economically Feasible

CEO Panel Discusses the Latest Developments in AI & Robotics.

Speakers include:
Dr. Murat Kacira, Director of the Controlled Environment Agriculture Center and Professor of Biosystems Engineering Department, University of Arizona
Adam Greenberg, CEO, iUNU
Samuel Bertram, CEO & Co-Founder, OnePointOne
Nick Genty, CEO, AgEye Technologies

January 21, 2021 at 2 pm EST