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The AgLanta Conference 2019

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Georgia Railroad Freight Depot

55 Martin Luther King Junior Drive Southwest

Atlanta, GA 30303

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Welcome to The AgLanta Conference 2019! The City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Resilience is pleased to team up with co-organizers Agritecture Consulting and AgTech X for the Southeast's largest Urban Agriculture conference. Now in its 3rd year, this two-day gathering will bring together local and global changemakers in the Urban Agriculture and Local Food movement.


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This year our theme will spotlight Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Attendees will hone in on three crucial stages of development for any endeavor - Create | Pilot | Grow - by participating in tours, networking, speaker sessions, creative workshops, and (of course) locally-sourced meals.

As farming continues to expand into new environments, we ask:

  • What will the future look like for urban areas defined by a strong local food system?
  • How can the urban agriculture movement better connect into parallel sustainable urban development movements such as the circular economy, green buildings, and clean energy?
  • What role can innovation & entrepreneurship play in Atlanta's development as a leader in the urban agriculture and local food system movement? What other cities should we look to for inspiration?


Agenda

Day 1: Sunday, April 14th (9am-6pm)

Tours of various Atlanta-based farms and businesses showcasing the diversity of approaches within the Urban Agriculture field. Attendees will meet at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot in the morning and be led around the city to different sites along a predetermined route.

The day will culminate with a networking session and happy hour at the brand new Generator, plus a keynote from Ryan Gravel. The visionary behind the Atlanta Beltline, Ryan is an urban thinker, designer, speaker, and author, developing new opportunities as a founder of Sixpitch, Aftercar, and Generator.

Meals (breakfast, lunch, happy hour drinks), transportation, and entry to all sites are included in your ticket price. More information on specific sites will be released in the lead-up to the event.

Tour Partners Include:

Stay tuned for updates regarding new tour partners!

Day 2: Monday, April 15th (8am-6pm)

A gathering of 350-400 local agriculture leaders, food system innovators, and city officials, along with a mixture of other passionate entrepreneurs, investors, media personnel and educators at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot. If you're looking to make 2019 the year you commit to finding your role in the movement toward a better food system, you can't miss this conference!

The day consists of jam-packed programming with specialized workshops, innovative exhibitors, and industry-leading speakers who will highlight the challenges, opportunities, successes, and failures they've experienced in this quickly-evolving industry. Breakfast and lunch, snacks and drinks, and a happy hour drink ticket are included in the ticket price. More information on specific speakers and topics will be released each week leading up to the event.


Thank You to Our Sponsors

Southern Company

Georgia Centers of Innovation | Autogrow

USDA-NRCS | BCS America | Soil3


Thank You to Our Partners

Community Partners: Food Well Alliance | Fulton Fresh

Media Partners: ChooseATL | Produce Grower | Metro Atlanta Chamber | Smart Cities NY | Hypepotamus | GeorgiaBio


Who should attend?

  • City Officials & Policy Experts
  • Urban Planners, Developers, & Architects
  • CEA Operators & Technology Providers
  • Urban & Local Farmers
  • Food & Agriculture Entrepreneurs
  • Wholesalers & Retailers
  • Investors & Funders
  • Students, Researchers, & Educators

Organizations represented at the 2018 conference included:

100 Resilient Cities | AeroFarms | Autogrow | Bright Farms | City of Philadelphia | City of New York, Dept of City Planning | ConsenSys | Food+City | GA Dept of Economic Development | GE | Gensler | Georgia Tech | Harvard University | Home Depot | Honeywell | Hussmann | IBM | KSS Architects | Landfall Capital | Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce | NRCS | New York University | Plenty | PRO*ACT | Sasaki | Southern Company | Square Roots Urban Growers | Technology Association of Georgia | The Coca-Cola Company | The Nature Conservancy | The Wall Street Journal | The Yield Lab | Thought For Food | Uber Technologies | University of Arizona | University of Florida | University of Georgia | USDA


Heard at AgLanta 2018:

"A chance...to see how designers are incorporating urban agriculture into the urban fabric."

"Great speakers, good info, exciting ideas."

"The content shared was phenomenal."

"Very organized & informative!"



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Atlanta, GA 30303

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