SILICON VALLEY FORUM PRESENTS

THE SEEDS OF OUR FUTURE:
AGTECH & THE CONNECTED WORLD

AUGUST 27-30, 2018 | SILICON VALLEY, CA

#SVFAgTech18

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About the Program

Silicon Valley Forum’s the Seeds of Our Future: Agtech & The Connected World invites global AgTech innovators on a one-week journey through Silicon Valley, San Francisco, and the Central Valley, where you’ll explore sustainable, scalable solutions for the projected population increase in the years to come. California is home to the world’s most productive seats of both technology and agriculture, and this program examines the ways in which we can bridge the two, building a sustainable, connected, beautiful future.

Since the inaugural event in 2016, the Seeds of Our Future has brought together tech innovators, startups, investors, farmers, universities, governments, and industry experts to connect on topics such as automated farms, food safety and traceability, controlled environments, UAVs, and much more.

How to Choose Your Ticket:

The choice is up to you – spend the full four days with us (immersion program + conference) or attend the conference only!

The “Seeds of Our Future” Agtech Immersion Program will be held August 27 – 29, 2018, and will tour through a variety of locations in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and the Central Valley. Program tickets automatically include entrance to the AgTech conference on August 30.

The “Seeds of Our Future” Agtech Conference is a one-day event that will be held August 30, 2018, at Forager in historic downtown San Jose, CA. If you wish to attend the conference only, please select the “Conference” ticket type.

Watch 2017 Highlights: The Seeds of Our Future AgTech Program

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2017 Speakers and Judges

Rob Trice

Rob Trice Founder The Mixing Bowl

Founder The Mixing Bowl

Mike Winn

Mike Winn Co-founder CEO DroneDeploy

Co-founder CEO DroneDeploy

Kiersten Stead

Kiersten Stead Investment Director Monsanto Growth Ventures

Investment Director Monsanto Growth Ventures

James Wilde

James Wilde Head of Agribusiness NZTE

Head of Agribusiness NZTE

Hiro Saijo

Hiro Saijo CEO Managing Director Yamaha Motor Ventures Laboratory Silicon Valley

CEO Managing Director Yamaha Motor Ventures Laboratory Silicon Valley

Hank Giclas

Hank Giclas SVP Science Technology Strategic Planning Western Growers

SVP Science Technology Strategic Planning Western Growers

Alexei Melnitchouck

Alexei Melnitchouck Digital Farming Technology Lead Bayer CropScience

Digital Farming Technology Lead Bayer CropScience

David Slaughter

David Slaughter Biological Agri-Engineering UC-Davis

Biological Agri-Engineering UC-Davis

Nolan Paul

Nolan Paul R D Strategy Emerging Tech Driscolls

R D Strategy Emerging Tech Driscolls

Sarah Williams

Sarah Williams Managing Director Food Systems & Accelerator

Managing Director Food Systems & Accelerator

Ron Shigeta

Ron Shigeta Chief Science Officer Indie Bio

Chief Science Officer Indie Bio

Vonnie Estes

Vonnie Estes Ag Industrial Biotech Lead Caribou Biosciences

Ag Industrial Biotech Lead Caribou Biosciences

Brandon Lee

Brandon Lee Consul General of Canada San Francisco

Consul General of Canada San Francisco

Dr.-Cather Simpson

Dr.-Cather Simpson Inventor CSO Engender Technologies

Inventor CSO Engender Technologies

George Kellerman

George Kellerman COO GP Yamaha Motor Ventures Laboratory Silicon Valley

COO GP Yamaha Motor Ventures Laboratory Silicon Valley

Mareese Keane

Mareese Keane Program Manager Thrive Accelerator

Program Manager Thrive Accelerator

Micki Seibel

Micki Seibel Sustainable Food Systems Orange Silicon Valley

Sustainable Food Systems Orange Silicon Valley

Rob Leclerc

Rob Leclerc CoFounder AgFunder

CoFounder AgFunder

Mark Young

Mark Young CTO Climate Corporation

CTO Climate Corporation

Agenda

Updated weekly – subject to change

2018 Agenda

subject to change

Day 1 (August 27th) – The Seeds of Our Future Immersion Program

7:00 am – 7:30 am

Pickup From Hotel. Travel to first location.

 

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Registration and Breakfast

 

9:00 am – 9:30 am
Welcome Remarks – with Silicon Valley Forum and Yamaha Motor Ventures
The Importance of Global Collaboration

 

9:30 am – 11:30 am

Global Ecosystem Learning Session

 

11:30 pm – 12:30 pm

Lunch Break and Networking

 

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

PANEL – Laying the Groundwork for Impactful Investments in AgTech
panelists to be announced

 

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

BREAK

 

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Panel: Learning from Success Stories in 2017
panelists to be announced

 

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Travel to Plenty.ag

 

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Visit to Plenty: The Future of Mega City Farming
speakers to be announced

 

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Travel to Climate Corporation

 

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Climate Corporation Evening Mixer: The Future of Farming from a Big Data Perspective

 

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Travel back to Hotel

Day 2 (August 28th) – the Seeds of Our Future Immersion Program

6:00 am – 9:00 am

Pickup From Hotel and travel to Fresno

 

9:00 am – 10:30 am

The Future of Water Technology: Innovation and Investment Opportunities

Hosted by The Wet Center

 

10:30 am – 11:00 am

Break

 

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Water Tech Pitch Luncheon

 

12:30 am – 1:00 pm

Lunch Break

 

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

In the Field (tbd)

 

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Break

 

3:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Activities to be announced/travel back to San Jose

 

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Barley and Beer at Forager Tasting Room and Eatery

Day 3 (August 29th) – the Seeds of Our Future Immersion Program

7:00 am – 9:00 am

Pickup from hotel; travel to Salinas

 

9:00 am – 11:30 am

Location and activity to be announced

 

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Travel to Driscoll’s

 

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch and Networking

 

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit to Driscoll’s Cassin Ranch

 

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Networking and B2B Matchmaking

 

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Pitch Night Event Registration

 

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Driscoll’s Cassin Ranch Pitch Night!
International Pitch Session with selected startups

 

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Travel back to San Jose

Day 4 (August 30th) – The Seeds of Our Future Conference

7:00 am – 8:00 am

Demo Booth Setup

 

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Conference Registration and Breakfast

 

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Seeds of Our Future AgTech Conference begins!
Schedule and topics to be announced

WATCH HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2017!

IT ALL HAPPENS AUGUST 27 – 30, 2018!

The immersion program will take you on a whirlwind tour through Northern California; the conference itself will be held in historic downtown San Jose, CA.

Immersion Program Locations – August 27-29:
San Francisco, Davis, Watsonville, and more

Conference Location – August 30 only:
420 S. 1st Street
San Jose, CA 95172

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