2022 CONFERENCE

THE RIGHT CONVERSATION, AT THE RIGHT TIME, IN THE RIGHT PLACE!

*Full conference will be announced mid-August

JUST ANNOUNCED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

2022 HIGH-LEVEL AGENDA

*Subject to minor changes, last updated August 1, 2022

DAY 1 (November 1): The state of efficiency in greenhouse & indoor farming

  • Rooted in Data - How much energy and water are being consumed by indoor and greenhouse farming, and how does it compare to other sectors?
  • Keynote (Dr. Chieri Kubota): Achieving a resilient agricultural future through translating CEA to regional needs 
  • Executive roundtable: The 5-year vision for sustainable indoor and greenhouse cultivation
  • Redirecting supply chain shortfalls: Repurposing construction lead times to enable integrated design for energy management
  • How the USDA is evolving to support the modern farmer
  • Toward net zero: Strategically integrating renewables, microgrids, geothermal and other sources of energy to enhance speed and flexibility
  • Producer roundtable: From carbon accounting methodologies to ESG reporting
  • Producer and regional case studies throughout!


DAY 2 (November 2): Public & private solutions toward resilience

  • Keynote (Andrew McAllister): The role of energy codes in combating climate change; Title 24 as a blueprint for resilient agriculture 
  • The greenhouse of the future
  • The indoor farm of the future
  • CEA integration at the regional scale: Aligning climate, food security & economic development strategies
  • Research roundtable: Energy management perspectives for CEA 
  • Keynote (Shanita Penny): Achieving equity outcomes via an efficiency workforce strategy 
  • Strategic energy management: Borrowing from other sectors and extending collaboration between producers and utilities
  • Utility rate design for CEO operations
  • Title 24 stakeholder feedback session
  • TechTalk Community Breakouts: Transferring Best Practices Knowledge in Real-Time
    • Lighting
    • HVAC
    • Design & Construction
    • Water Circularity
    • Automation & Controls
    • Utility & Efficiency Program
    • Policy, Codes & Industry Standards
  • Producer and regional case studies throughout!

 

DAY 3 (November 3): Tours of leading indoor and greenhouse operations

    Locations announced soon!