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AgTech Innovation Symposium

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AgTech Innovation Symposium

Time: April 18, 2018 from 8am to 12pm
Location: The Cove at UCI Applied Innovation
Street: 5141 California Ave. Suite 250
City/Town: Irvine, CA 92617
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Event Type: symposium
Organized By: Sustain Orange County
Latest Activity: Mar 23

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Event Description

Necessity, the mother of innovation, has led to a massive acceleration in recent evolution and deployment of agriculture technology. To capture a part of this, Sustain OC presents AgTech Innovation on April 18th at the Cove at UCI Applied Innovation from 8:00 - 12:00. Sustain OC is honored to have assembled a nationally recognized cast of agriculture experts for this event. This morning only symposium will delve into the policy, challenges, drivers, research, investment and technology shaping the industry from the perspectives of policy experts, growers, investors and technologists.

We look forward to a dynamic morning and hope you will join us. Should you be interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Scott Kitcher at / (949) 509-9300.

Preliminary Agenda

8:00 – 8:25 Registration & Networking

8:25 - 8:30 Welcome
Scott Kitcher, President & CEO, Sustain OC

8:30 – 8:50 Setting the Stage: A Look at AgTech Policy, Challenges and Drivers
Dave Puglia, EVP, Western Growers Association

8:50 – 9:10 The Reality Behind Climate Smart Agriculture
A.G. Kawamura, Founding Member Orange County Produce, LLC

9:10 – 9:30 Investment Trends in Agriculture Technology
Philip Erlanger, Managing Partner, Pontifax AgTech

9:30 – 10:00 Precision Tech (panel)
Eileen Licitra, Director of Product Marketing ClearAg, Iteris

10:00 – 10:20 Break

10:20 – 10:50 Energy, Water and their Nexus (panel)

10:50 – 11:10 Advancing Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) Technology: an Industry / Research Partnership
Darren Haver, Director South Coast Research & Extension Center, UC ANR

11:10 – 11:30 Cannabis: Growing, Policy and Investment
Miguel Motta, President & CEO, Cultivation Technologies, Inc.

11:30 Closing Remarks

11:30 – 12:00 Networking and Tour of UCI Applied Innovation

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Comment by Norman Phan on March 23, 2018 at 6:39am

Do I buy the student ticket or non member?

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