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The Aglanta Conference: Where Opportunity Meets Community

  • 65 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SE, Atlanta, Georgia 30303 (map)

The Aglanta Conference is a gathering to showcase urban and controlled environment agriculture (CEA) innovation in the City of Atlanta, foster community engagement, and generate economic development. It will bring together restaurateurs, grocers, architects, entrepreneurs, technologists, business owners, and of course urban farmers for premium networking and knowledge sharing. Education, economic development, emerging technologies, sustainability, and financing topics will be covered throughout the event.

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 vertical agriculture. They have proven that locally sourced produce is not only healthier and more sustainable, but that it can also be highly marketable and lucrative. The Mayor’s Office of Atlanta, like other indoor farming industry leaders, recognizes the positive health and community outcomes from this budding industry, and thus is co-organizing the Aglanta Conference with Blue Planet Consulting. 

The Aglanta Conference will be an intimate and invaluable environment for participants to engage with a local, national, and international audience. Through workshops, lectures, and networking sessions, the conference will cover issues across the spectrum of urban agriculture business models and technologies, with a particular focus on the emerging field of vertical/indoor farming. 

Visit www.aglanta.org for more information!


Preliminary Schedule (Subject to Change)
9:00 AM Welcome Registration and Breakfast

10:00 AM Workshop 1 Workshop 2 Workshop 3 Workshop 4

11:00 AM Workshop 1 Workshop 2 Workshop 3 Workshop 4

12:00 PM Lunch & Youth Pitches Lecture

12:30 PM Youth Pitches

1:00 PM The City of Atlanta's CEA Policy Task Force Discussion

2:00 PM Sustainability Panel & Discussion Series

3:00 PM Networking Break

3:30 PM Finance Panel & Discussion Series

4:15 PM Networking Break

4:30 PM Key Note Speaker

5:00 PM Community Discussion

5:30 PM Network & Exhibits & Drinks

7:00 PM Aglanta Wrap-up


For Students and Teachers:
Please contact us for student and teacher tickets.

FAQs
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, an electronic copy and photo ID will be valid.

Earlier Event: February 18
ALFI Fruit Tree Sale & Orchard Project
Later Event: February 23
Farm to Table Source Show