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Week of panels, farm tours & networking events across the 5 boros, showcasing the urban farming ecosystem.
Mon, Sep 26 @ 12:00 PM   $40   Venues, Around Town
 
     
 
 
              

  
 
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Welcome to the 7th annual NYC AgTech Week, organized by the NYC Agriculture Collective.

About this event
About NYC AgTech Week 2022
The NYC Agriculture Collective - a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to educating about & increasing exposure of innovation & opportunity in AgTech & urban farming, is pleased to announce the 7th annual hybrid [virtual + in-person] NYC AgTech Week; the only AgTech conference on the East Coast run by leaders of the industry themselves.

The NYC Agriculture Collective Board & Partners are founders, non-profit operators, advocates & farmers of some of New York City's most exciting AgTech organizations.

NYC AgTech Week 2022 will take place September 26 to September 30th 2022 across New York City, bringing together a multidisciplinary, international audience for a week of virtual panels, farm tours, & networking events across the 5 boroughs of NYC: showcasing the urban farming ecosystem & providing an equitable, insightful, & valuable look into the state of AgTech today. NYC AgTech Week is notable for being the only AgTech Conference that is produced & organized by the pioneers of the industry themselves.

This year, NYC AgTech Week's unique hybrid programming of virtual panels & in-person farm tours will culminate on September 30th with the launch of the first-annual Generation Fest, presented by non-profit organization Thought For Food (TFF) & The NYC Agriculture Collective.

Generation Fest is a one day in-person event that builds on the success of TFF's previous TFF Summits which have taken place around the world in cities like Berlin, Amsterdam, Zurich, Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro, & Rome.

The NYC Agriculture Collective & Thought For Food Foundation are delighted to be producing NYC AgTech Week & Generation Fest in partnership with Climate Week NYC; highlighting the role agriculture & food equity play in building a sustainable climate future.

Who Typically Attends NYC AgTech Week?
Entrepreneurs & Founders of urban farming & AgTech organizations around the world
Current & Aspiring Farmers seeking to connect with & learn from industry peers
Investors & Grantmakers focused on food security & sustainable agriculture
Students & Academics studying food systems, food security, urban agriculture, & sustainable development
City Planners, Architects, & Real Estate Developers looking at more sustainable & equitable ways to design & develop cities
City Officials & Policymakers looking at new ways to encourage job development & healthy food access in the green economy
Corporates & Supply Chain professionals looking to better understand the opportunity around local food systems
*Agenda
Day 1: Monday, 9/26: Virtual Conference
12-6pm EDT (4:00-10pm GMT): Virtual panel discussions + virtual networking opportunities
Specific panel scheduling to be announced soon!

Day 2: Tuesday, 9/27: Virtual Conference
12-6pm EDT (4:00-10pm GMT): Virtual panel discussions + virtual networking opportunities
Specific panel scheduling to be announced soon!

Day 3: Wednesday, 9/28: In-Person Farm Tours + Rooftop Networking
Oko Farms Aquaponics Farm Tour (10:30am - 12PM)
Join us for a walk-through of Oko Farms' outdoor Aquaponics Farm & Education Center. See first-hand their innovative Lo-TEK practices, walk through their various aquaponics plant beds, & discuss the role of aquaponics farming in urban communities.

Please dress comfortably for outdoor weather, wear close-toed shoes, sunscreen, & a hat. They also recommend bringing a water bottle & of course masking up!

Javits Center Technical Rooftop Farm Tour (3:00 - 4:30pm or 5:30-7pm)
Join us for a technical tour of the newly expanded Javits Center rooftop farm, hosted by Brooklyn Grange Co-Founder Ben Flanner. During this exclusive tour, you will learn all about the various farm & support systems the Javits Center is operating, including the deep water culture (DWC) hydroponics system, O2 compost system, irrigation, rainwater cisterns, greenhouse lighting, the wash/pack equipment, & more! NOTE that we are offering this same tour at two different times this day to accommodate for work schedules. If you attend the second tour, you will definitely still have time to make it to Rooftop Reds for some nighttime networking action!

Agritecture Designer Workshop (1:30 - 3:30pm)
Ever thought about starting your own greenhouse or vertical farm? Join the expert team at Agritecture for a hands-on workshop where you'll learn how to use Agritecture Designer to plan, design, & realize your indoor farming aspirations. The 2-hour workshop will include a 30-minute presentation on controlled environment agriculture followed by a team activity to put what you've learned to use. By the end of the day, you'll have a uniquely customized farm model & a clear idea of the next steps on the path to making it a reality!

Pre- Networking Mingling with Urbanstrong (3:30 - 5pm)
Get to know the workshop participants & NYC Ag Collective board members before we head over to Rooftop Reds for our official daily networking event! This event will be hosted by Urbanstrong.

Networking Happy Hour at Rooftop Reds (5:00 - 9:00pm)
The official daily networking event, hosted by the NYC Agriculture Collective. Join urban agriculture & agtech professionals & enthusiasts for conversation & drinks on a rooftop vineyard right here in Brooklyn.

Day 4: Thursday, 9/29: In-Person Farm Tours + Rooftop Networking
Javits Center Sustainability Tour (10:00 - 11:30AM or 1:00 - 2:30pm)
Join us either in the morning or the afternoon for a sustainability tour of the Javits Center, New York City's largest venue for conventions, trade shows, & special events. This tour will include a deep dive into the benefits of their green roof & their newly expanded rooftop farm.

Networking Happy Hour (location & time to be announced)
The official daily networking event, hosted by the NYC Agriculture Collective. Join urban agriculture & agtech professionals & enthusiasts for conversation & drinks

More events on 9/28 & 9/29 to be announced!

*please note that this schedule is subject to change

Day 5: Friday, 9/30: Generation Fest (In-person, Brooklyn NY)
This year, NYC AgTech Week's unique hybrid programming of virtual panels & in-person farm tours will culminate on September 30th with the launch of the first-annual Generation Fest, a separately ticketed event presented by non-profit organization Thought For Food (TFF) & The NYC Agriculture Collective.

We're bringing together some of the world's most visionary & cutting-edge thinkers & doers for a highly-experiential program focused on co-creating a more inclusive & abundant food future for all.

More details & tickets for Generation Fest 2022 can be found here.

Scholarship Opportunity for Students & Farmers
The NYC Agriculture Collective is happy to offer scholarships to students & farmers in need. The scholarships cover the cost of the virtual conference pass. If you are a student or farmer interested in attending NYC AgTech Week 2022 virtual & are in need of a scholarship, we invite you to apply for a scholarship via our scholarship application.
 
 
 
 
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