The AgLanta Conference is a gathering in the City of Atlanta to showcase urban and controlled environment agriculture (CEA) innovation, foster community engagement, and generate economic development.
It will bring together technologists, business owners, architects, entrepreneurs, restauranteurs, grocers, and of course urban farmers for premium networking and knowledge sharing.
Our goal is to foster Atlanta’s growth as the South's hub in the nation’s potential $9 billion a year indoor farming industry. To accomplish this, we will spotlight local champions already doing incredible work growing food as means of ecological restoration, social cohesion, cultural preservation, economic development, and bio-pharmaceutical development.
Cities and companies from around the world are tapping into the promising and emerging field of urban and controlled environment agriculture. Together, they have proven that locally grown produce is not only healthier and more sustainable, but that it can also be highly marketable and bring new jobs and development to areas that need it most. The City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Resilience along with Agritecture Consulting recognize the enormous potential of this industry as a force for good, and have co-organized this conference to bring together the brightest and most innovative minds throughout the industry.
In 2017, AgLanta acknowledged the hardships that the first generation of vertical farms encountered, providing valuable workshops and insights on best practices to increase industry-wide success. AgLanta 2018 will now shift focus and look toward the future of cities under the theme “Smart Ag for Smart Cities”. The conference will feature workshops and panels covering a range of critical Smart City topics—each with a particular focus on the multiple roles Smart Agriculture will play in making cities more efficient, resilient, and sustainable.