Agriculture Technology Innovation Summit

AgTech Innovation Summit
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

University of Illinois Research Park
Champaign, Illinois 

Register Today! This event is free, but registration is required. 

Join us to explore how technology solutions are addressing some of the most significant challenges facing agriculture today - and learn about what is on the horizon.


Please join us on Tuesday evening March 5 for a welcome reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the EnterpriseWorks Atrium, 60 Hazelwood Drive, Champaign. The summit will be held at the I-Hotel & Conference Center from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. March 6, 2019.A block of rooms is available at the I-Hotel for out of town guests.  Please use block code AGTECH19 for a $139 room rate when you book your reservation.


One of the premier AgTech hubs in the nation, Champaign-Urbana is uniquely positioned to bring together entrepreneurs, investors, academics, and industry for learning, networking and advancing this sector.


If you are interested in sponsoring or speaking at this event, please reach out to Laura at
Please direct any additional inquiries to Stephanie at


This event is co-hosted by the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, the University of Illinois Research Park, and the Office of Corporate Relations at the University of Illinois.

 2019 Schedule of Events 

Tuesday March 5, 2019
Enterpriseworks Atrium, 60 Hazelwood Drive, Champaign

          8:00am-12pm                USDA SBIR Workshop
                                                (Free, but separate registration required. More info here

5:30-7:00pm                 Opening Reception (Open to all, regardless of registration)

Wednesday March 6, 2019 
I-Hotel & Conference Center, 1900 South First Street, Champaign

8:00am                          Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:20am                          Welcome & Opening Remarks

8:30am                          Morning Keynote

9:30am                          The Landscape of Investment in AgTech

10:20am                        Break                                      

10:30am                        Growers Talk Back   

11:30am                        Innovations in Animal Science

12:30pm                        Lunch Buffet

12:50                             Moore Innovation Prize Presentation                    

1:00pm                          Lunchtime Fireside Chat

1:30pm                          Break

1:45pm                         Collaboration between startups and large corporations

2:50pm                          Digital Agriculture

3:50pm                          Wrap Up & Closing Remarks


Thank you to all who made the 2018 AgTech conference a huge success!
Watch videos of the 2018 keynotes and panels here.