SILICON VALLEY FORUM PRESENTS

SEEDS OF OUR FUTURE

AGTECH SUMMIT & IMMERSION PROGRAM

August 20-23, 2019 | SILICON VALLEY, CA

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About the Program

Silicon Valley Forum’s Seeds of Our Future AgTech Summit & Immersion Program invites global AgTech innovators and supporters on a four-day journey through Silicon Valley, Salinas, and Napa Valley.  Day 1 kicks off with an incredible Summit filled with discussions, workshops, and relationship building opportunities from industry experts who are leading the way in AgTech!  Following the Summit is an interactive 3-day experience at farms, startups, wineries, and companies throughout the most innovative farming and wine making regions in California.

An increasing global population and dwindling resources are some of the biggest challenges we face, and innovation in agricultural technology is key for sustaining and improving the way our farmers and winemakers seed, grow and harvest their products. Join us this August for a behind the scenes look at the future of farming and agriculture, where you will:

  • Learn about cutting edge innovation in agricultural technology
  • Hear from agtech-facing startups: their challenges and successes
  • Engage with Venture Capitalists to understand how they see the future of investing
  • Talk to farmers who have partnered with technology companies (on location in Salinas and Napa)
  • Meet potential partners, investors, and customers

About the Seeds of Our 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. 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 and build a better future.

When and Where

The Seeds of Our Future Immersion Program will be held August 20-23, 2019, and will tour through a variety of locations in Silicon Valley, Salinas, and Napa Valley. You’ll have the opportunity to tour working farms and agricultural centers, and visit innovative companies and startups working in biotech, agtech, drones and UAV, big data/IoT, and much more.

How to Choose Your Ticket

We have two options to attend Seeds of Our Future 2019:

Summit Only – On Day 1, August 20, 2019 in San Jose, CA, join industry leaders for a discussion on what the future holds for farming and agriculture;  meet new generation agtech innovators as they pitch their solutions; engage with investors, and government officials in thoughtful discussions around next level solutions, investment strategies, and much more.  Spend the day sharing your insights into global agriculture challenges, forge meaningful relationships, and get up to speed on current innovations in agtech and sustainability. Limited amount of tickets available!

Complete Program – Full access to the summit on day one, as well as the three day immersion program which includes bus tours to Salinas and Napa Valley to get a behind the scenes look at the new technology California farmers and growers are embracing. This ticket type is ideal for industry leaders involved in agtech, clean and greentech, digital infrastructure, and more.

 

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Past Highlights: The Seeds of Our Future AgTech Program

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2019 Speakers

more to be announced

Immersion Program Agenda

August 20-23

Agenda updated regularly!

Pickup point each day: Hyatt Place San Jose/Downtown, 282 S Almaden Blvd, San Jose, CA 95113

Day 1 (August 20th)

San Jose

SUMMIT: THE CAPITAL OF SILICON VALLEY, San Jose, California

8:30am-9am
Registration

9am-9:15am
Welcoming Remarks

9:15am-10am
Interactive Round Table Discussions: Current AgTech issues and challenges around the world

10am-10:15am
Break

10:15am-10:45am
Global AgTech – Latest Developments from around the World: AgTech trends, challenges, and developments from an international perspective

10:45am-11:15am
AgTech Startup Presentation: Next Generation Solutions

11:15am-11:45am
AgTech Startup Presentation: Next Generation Solutions

11:45am-12:30pm
A look into Veggielution – a community urban farm, connecting people through food and farming

12:30pm-1:30pm
Farm-to-Table Lunch

1:30pm-2:15pm
How do investors see the future of AgTech and HempTech?  – A VC Fireside Chat, moderated by Nick Sramek, Director International Relations at SVForum.

2:15pm-2:45pm
AgTech Startup Presentation: Next Generation Solutions

2:45pm-3:45pm
Cannabis and Hemp Tech: The New Gold Rush?
-Bay Area companies latest in Cannabis Tech
-Panel Discussion on the Future of Cannabis from a regulation perspective

3:45pm-4pm
Break

3pm-4:30pm
AgTech: What Does The Future Hold?
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Charles Baron, CoFounder & VP, Farmer’s Business Network Inc.

4:30pm-5pm
Networking

Day 2 (August 21st)

Salinas

THE SALAD BOWL OF THE WORLD, Salinas, California

  • Close up: join us for a trip to Salinas to meet with big and small farmers that have embraced technology
  • The Public Sector: meet with city officials and organizations helping farmers thrive
  • Hands-on: immerse yourself as we take a guided tour and behind the scene look

Day 3 (August 22nd)

Silicon Valley

THE VALLEY OF HEART’S DELIGHT, Silicon Valley, California

  • The road ahead: meet with entrepreneurs that are changing the face of AgTech
  • Below the surface: meet the next generation Silicon Valley AgTech companies

Day 4 (August 23rd)

Napa Valley

WINE COUNTRY, Napa, California

  • Not just salad: get an immersive look at what technologies grape growers and winemakers are leveraging to produce some of the finest wines
  • More than great barrels: see how innovation helps drive sustainability in Napa

PAST HIGHLIGHTS

Seeds of Our Future through the years

IT ALL HAPPENS AUGUST 20 – 23, 2019

Don’t miss this intensive immersion tour through beautiful Northern California!

SUMMIT & IMMERSION PROGRAM LOCATIONS
August 20-23, 2019

 
Day 1 – Summit Only: San Jose, CA

Day 2 – Immersion Program: Salinas, CA
Day 3 – Immersion Program: Silicon Valley, CA (various)
Day 4 – Immersion Program: Napa Valley, CA

Hotel Recommendations

For your convenience, we have a list of hotel recommendations below. Please note: as the pickup point for each day of the program will be in downtown San Jose, the hotels below are, too. If you elect to go with a different hotel, we strongly recommend staying as close as possible to San Jose. The hotels below have been selected because of their proximity to the pickup point and the conference itself.

Fairmont San Jose ($$$$)
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Fairmont San Jose offers refined elegance and sophistication set amid the magnificent backdrop of Northern California.

Westin San Jose ($$$)
The Westin San Jose combines distinctive character and modern design in the heart of downtown San Jose.

San Jose Marriott ($$$)
Connected to the San Jose Convention Center, our recently redesigned San Jose Marriott offers travelers an inspired downtown location.

The Hyatt Place ($$)
Located in Downtown San Jose, our hotel has complimentary WiFi, all day dining from our Gallery Market menu, a 24 hour StayFit Gym, and just minutes away from companies and convention centers.

2019 Partners

more to be announced

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

MEDIA & MARKETING PARTNERS

If you are a registered industry journalist or member of the press and would like to arrange an interview with a speaker or to discuss the program in further detail, please contact: erin@siliconvalleyforum.com

Sponsor the Seeds of Our Future!

Limited Packages Available

If you’d like to showcase your company as an official sponsor of Seeds of Our Future, or host a session on the Immersion Program, just enter your details below – we’ll email you more info. 

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