Tuesday March 27
8 AM Check-In/Lite-Breakfast
9 AM Welcome to AgLanta 2018!
A special welcome from Mario Cambardella, Urban Agriculture Director at Mayor's Office of Resilience, city of Atlanta
9:10 AM What is a Smart City?
9:20 AM What if Georgians Ate Georgia Grown Produce?
9:30 AM Featured Talk on Smart Resource Management
9:40 AM Smart Resource Management Panel
10:40 AM Fitness Break
Stretch your legs, walk through the exhibit, and network! Can't wait for more? Check out the Tiny Office outside the Freight Depot where Nate Hoelzel from LifeCycle Building Center will be giving a 10 minute "Tiny Talk" on Smart Reuse strategies.
10:55 AM Sustainable Urban Delta
11:05 AM Featured Talk on Smart Urban Development
11:15 AM Smart Urban Development Panel
Moderated by Mario Cambardella, Director of Urban Agriculture, The City of Atlanta
Jason Chmura, Senior Associate at KSS Architects
Michael Grove, Partner at Sasaki
Chris Foreman, Co-Founder and CEO Marketplace.city
12:00 PM Lunch Break
- "A-K" last names will stay for speed networking; "L-Z" last names will go directly to lunch in the Blue Room.
If you need to stretch your legs head outside to the Tiny Office for a 10 minute "Tiny Talk" at 1:30pm on AgLanta Infrastructure with Rachael Shields, master of landscape architecture student at the University of Georgia.
2:00 PM Resilient Atlanta
2:10 PM Keynote Speech
3:00 PM Scenario Analysis for Urban Food Systems
3:30 PM Smart Distribution Panel
4:30 PM Fitness Break
Stretch your legs, walk through the exhibit, and network!
4:45 PM Workshops
Smart Food Access Planning: How to use GIS and other data sets to target local food enterprise solutions for food insecure neighborhoods. Presented by Anthony Olivieri, CEO at FHEED LLC.
This workshop will take place in the Blue Room.
Smart Policy for Smart Agriculture: How farmers and policymakers can formulate strategies for the 2018 Farm Bill and beyond. Presented by Bob Van Heuvelen, Principal at VH Strategies.
This workshop will take place on the Main Stage.
6:00 PM End of Day 1 -
Hopefully you are chock full of ideas and inspiration. Share your experience and photos with others! #AgLanta2018 Rest easy and get ready for another day of AgLanta!
Wednesday March 28
8 AM Check-In/Lite Breakfast
9:00 AM Welcome Address
9:20 AM Keynote Talk
9:50 AM Featured Talk on Smart Operations
10:00 AM Smart Operations Panel
Moderated by Betsy McKay, Senior Writer at the Wall Street Journal
Sam Schatz, Managing Director at AeroFarms
Ron Reynolds, Co-Founder at Green Collar Foods
Allison Kopf, CEO at Agrilyst
Mark Korzilius, Founder at Farmers Cut
10:50 AM Fitness Break
Stretch your legs, walk through the exhibit, and network! Check out the Tiny Office outside the Freight Depot where Kim Bucciero from MicroLife Institute will be giving a 10 minute "Tiny Talk" on Smart Micro Housing strategies.
11:05 AM Featured Talk on Smart Retail
11:15 AM Smart Retail Panel
12:05 PM Smart Finance Panel
1:00 PM Lunch Break
- "L-Z" last names will stay for speed networking; "A-K last names will go directly to lunch at the food trucks outside.
~2:00 PM~ To recipients of the Andrew and Walter Young YMCA Scholarship, please be present at the Main Stage for a special address by the City of Atlanta's Office of Resilience, Director of Sustainability, John R. Seydel.
3:00 PM Special Address
3:15 PM Featured Talk on Smart Education
3:25 PM Smart Education Panel
Moderated by Myriam Dormer, Director at The Nature Conservancy
Gene Giacomelli, Professor Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at University of Arizona
Jonathan Tescher, Program Manager at CREATE
Ryan Cox, CEO at HATponics
Joyce Hunter, Former Deputy CIO at USDA
Christine Gould, Founder and CEO at Thought For Food
4:25 PM Closing Remarks
4:45 PM Networking & Drinks
Good spirits hit the spot after a long day of conference. 1 Drink comes with your Conference Tote Bag! Cash bar, no cards.
NEED MORE? EXTRA INNINGS
6:00 PM PeachTalks at FlatIron Building
with Cochon555-style food and drinks to follow. RSVP here. Hear from Joyce Hunter, former CIO of the USDA & advisory to Piggy Bank, Rodney Brooks, Beginning Farmer Regional Coordinator at USDA, and Dan Nelson, CEO of GrowComputer.io. they will discuss, FARMING BEYOND THE FIELD: HOW TO ENGAGE YOUNG PEOPLE IN AG The average American farmer is 59 years old, an unsustainable reality. While there is a serious need for people to get their hands in the soil, modern farming goes beyond the field. With technological advancements, new safety regulations, a need to develop sustainable supply chains, and the necessity of detailed record keeping, there are lots of ways to engage younger generations with agriculture in some form. How can we attract the best talent to do meaningful work in an area that impacts everyone?
Note: FlatIron Building is three blocks north from Georgia Freight Depot.