Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Conference
This conference will explore a variety of topics related to sustainable agriculture, including vertical farming, urban agriculture, and the role digital technology plays in agriculture.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Korn Convocation Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
, a social venture that promotes innovation and sustainability in agriculture, will be hosting a one-day conference at UCLA Anderson School of Management in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 24, 2012.
The Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Conference will highlight and focus on the economic opportunities as well as the environmental and societal benefits of embracing, developing and investing in sustainable agriculture practices, technologies and startup companies.
The event will examine topic areas ranging from urban agriculture, scalable sustainable agriculture solutions and local food systems to vertical farming, investment in sustainable ag, the role of digital technology in agriculture and more. The conference will also boast an Agripreneur Fast Pitch Competition in which a select group of sustainable agriculture entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a group of investors.
A sampling of the companies set to participate in the conference include Archi’s Acres, a small scale hydro-organic farm run by decorated marine sergeant Colin Archipley and his wife Karen, Tender Greens, a chef driven, organic, quick-casual restaurant concept with eight locations and counting, Home Town Farms, a vertical urban farming company, EVO Farm, a commercial urban farming venture that utilizes aquaponics to grow produce, Whole Foods Market and more. For more information on the conference, sponsorship opportunities, speakers and more, go to http://conference.seedstock.com
Breakfast will feature sustainable fruit, pastries and coffee provided by Breakfast Sponsor: Whole Foods Market, Westwood.
Lunch will feature farm-to table fare generously provided by Lunch Sponsor: Tender Greens.
The Networking Reception will feature sustainably produced wine from Temecula, CA-based, Palumbo Family Vineyards and Winery.
UCLA faculty, staff, and students with a valid ucla.edu email address can register
for the discounted rate of $50 using the code UCLASustainEdu. UCLA Alumni and Extension students receive 40% off their ticket price when they register
with the code UCLASustainDiscount.