- Thu, Mar 29, 2018 12:00 AM
55 M.L.K. Jr Dr SW
Latitude: 33.7505, Longitude: -84.389
The AgLanta Conference is a premier urban agriculture conference, organized by Agritecture and hosted by the City of Atlanta’s Office of Resilience, to showcase urban and controlled environment agriculture (CEA) innovation, foster community engagement, and generate economic development. AgLanta 2018 will challenge this dominant notion of Smart Cities by asking, Can a city really be “smart” without agriculture? Presentations, Workshops, and Panel discussions will range from automation as a means to reduce waste, to big data as a key component of maximizing energy efficiency—all focusing on how smarter agriculture will be an integral part of future smart cities. The 7 AgLanta Smart Ag for Smart Cities 2018 topics: Who should attend? City Officials and Policy Experts Controlled Environment Agriculture Operators Urban Farmers Urban Planners, Developers, & Architects Technology Providers in AgTech Smart City Technology Providers Entrepreneurs Investors Students and Educators Join 350+ urban agriculturalists, smart city innovators, and policymakers for the 2nd Annual AgLanta Conference on March 27 & 28, 2018 at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot in Atlanta, Georgia! Regular passes are available at the early bird rate of $379 through February 20, 2018, a 25% discount to the standard rate of $499. Conference Host: City of Atlanta's Office of Resilience Conference Organizer: AGRITECTURE Keynote & Panelists (More to come!) Day 1 Keynote: Otis Rolley, Regional Director of North America, 100 Resilient Cities Otis' entire career has been dedicated toward resilience and urban development in the private, non-profit and public sectors. He has worked in housing, community economic development, strategic planning, performance management, municipal administration, urban, regional and transportation planning. Prior to joining 100RC, Otis served as CEO of Newark, NJ’s economic development corporation. He was a senior manager at a national public-sector management consultant firm leading their strategic planning, change and performance management work in municipalities and large urban school districts. His extensive public sector experience includes serving in various leadership positions with five different mayors in three large US cities. He has been a chief of staff managing a $2 billion budget; city planning director for the America’s largest independent city; and he has served as 1st deputy housing commissioner for the 5th largest public housing and community development agency in the US. An honors graduate, Otis earned his BA from Rutgers University and a masters from M.I.T Day 2 Keynote: Vonnie Estes, Rosalind Franklin Award for Biotechnology 2017 Winner Vonnie’s career has been driven by a passion for agriculture, technology and sustainability. Currently a consultant in Ag innovation, she has held leadership roles at prominent companies including DuPont, Monsanto, and Syngenta along with start-ups and venture funds to identify revolutionary science and bring products to market. She has built a number of agricultural and bio-industrial start-ups with successful exits. Serving on company, advisory, industry, and government boards, she is a known voice in the industry with frequent publications and speaking engagements. She has a vision to commercialize new technologies creating revolutionary products that are good for people and the planet. Vonnie is one of the leading female executives in the biofuels industry and winner of the 2017 Rosalind Franklin Award for Biotechnology. Vonnie will be speaking about the role of Big Data in agriculture and emerging biotechnologies as they apply to urban agriculture. Read some of Vonnie's articles on AgFunder here. Panelists: Smart Resources Management Featured Talk by Darryn Keiller, CEO, Autogrow Mark Horler, The Soya Project (Moderator) Tinia Pina, Founder & CEO, Re-Nuble Jeff Bisberg, CEO, Illumitex Allison Kopf, Founder & CEO, Agrilyst Smart Operations Betsy McKay, Senior Writer, The Wall Street Journal (Moderator) Mark Korzilius, Founder, Farmers Cut GmbH Sam Schatz, Managing Director, AeroFarms Smart Urban Development Featured Talks by James Coffman (Director, Tower Farms) & Jan Westra (Strategic Business Developer, Priva) Myriam Dormer, Director of Conservation, The Nature Conservancy in Georgia (Moderator) Mario Camberdella, Director of Urban Agriculture, City of Atlanta's Office of Resilience Jason Chmura, Senior Associate, KSS Architects Michael Grove, Principal, Sasaki Smart Distribution Robyn Metcalfe, Director, Food+City (Moderator) Laura Seach, Founder & Product Lead, Foodshed.io Tyler Mulvhill, Director, ConsenSys (Viant.io) Smart Education Featured Talk by Christine Gould, Founder & CEO, Thought for Food Joyce Hunter, Former Deputy CIO, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Gene Giacomelli, Professor Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering; Director CEAC; University of Arizona Jonathan Tescher, Program Manager of CREATE, Clark Atlanta University Smart Retail Chris Manning, Assistant Director, Produce Grower (Moderator) Jeffrey Dorfman, Professor, Agricultural & Applied Economics, University of Georgia Judith Winfrey, President, PeachDish Andrew Carter, CEO & Co-Founder, Smallhold Smart Finance Constance Bowen, Director of Operations, The Yield Lab Bonus Panel - Scenario Planning for Local Food Systems David Beurle, FutureIQ Henry Gordon Smith, Agritecture Workshops Attendees will be able to select 1 of 2 workshops. Smart Food Access Planning - Anthony Olivieri, FHEED LLC How to use GIS and other data sets to target local food enterprise solutions for food insecure neighborhoods. Smart Policy for Smart Agriculture - Bob Van Heuvelen, VH Strategies How farmers and policymakers can formulate strategies for the 2018 Farm Bill and beyond. A big thank you to our Sponsors! Diamond Sponsor: Southern Company Gold Sponsors: Farmers Cut Illumitex Autogrow Tower Farms Priva Silver Sponsors: PeachDish Exhibitors University of Arizona - Controlled Enviroment Agriculture Center Hannah Solar Media Partners Produce Grower Digi.City Hypotetmus Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Our Name Is Farm Community Partners Georgia Centers of Innovation Common Garden AgTech X Share this conference with your Smart City and Smart Ag friends and contacts. FAQs How can I contact the organizer with any questions? For Sponsorship Inquries: Jeffrey@agritecture.com For Panelists Inquries: Apply Here! Travel Infromation Hotel information can be found here - https://www.aglanta.org/conference/travel-info Flight Discounts* are available via Delta Air Lines (Meeting Event Code, NMREK) - Book here! - *Domestic Travel discounts range between 2-10% contingent on booking class. *International Travel discounts range between 3-25% contingent on booking class.