2017 Agriculture Technology Innovation Summit

SAVE THE DATE! 2017 Agriculture Technology Innovation Summit (AgTech 2017) will be Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. 

 

Creating, developing and building connections between entrepreneurs, industry, and growers is a key component to implementing innovation in agriculture. Please join us for the second annual AgTech Summit at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagin.

Subscribe to our AgTech Innovation Summit mailing list to stay up to date on speakers, panel subjects and more at https://illinois.edu/gm/subscribe/35584

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

Registration is now open. Please register here.

2017 Schedule of Events (Tentative)

Reception: Wednesday, February 22 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the EnterpriseWorks Atrium.
Summit: Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. Registration opens at 8 a.m. and the event will conclude at 3 p.m.

Opening Reception 2/22/2017

EnterpriseWorks

Midwest I-Corps Node Tech Showcase

5:30-7:00pm

Summit event takes place at the I Hotel Conference Center on 2/23/2017

Registration

8:00-8:30am

Opening Remarks

8:30-8:45am

Morning Keynote

8:45-9:15am

Ag Investor Panel

9:15-9:55am

Break

9:55-10:05am

Ag Data State of the Union

10:05-11:05am

Plan, Plant, Spray, Harvest, Till: Growers Talk Back

11:05am-12:00pm

Lunch Buffet

12:00-12:20pm

Lunch Panel: Fact or Fiction

12:20-1:00pm

Break

1:00-1:15pm

A Peak Behind the Curtain to Reveal how Companies Evaluate Technology

1:15-2:00pm

Ag-ICORP Midwest Startup Pitches

2:00-2:55pm

Wrap Up & Closing Remarks

2:55-3:00pm

This schedule is subject to change.

The 2016 Agriculture Technology Innovation Summit was held on Thursday, February 18 at the I-Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign. A highly interactive event featuring innovators from industry and academia, entrepreneurs, and investors, the one-day program included keynote speakers, panel discussions, and a lunch program. We hope you can join us next year.

Digital Booklet

Highlights from AgTech 2016:

View the various slide decks and videos from some of our 2016 presentations:
"Traceability Across the Entire Food Supply Chain" - H. Jeffrey Castillo, video
"Animal Health" - Aaron Gilbertie, video
"Functional Foods" - Keith A. Garleb, video
"Connected Farming" - Julian Sanchez, PhD, video
"Data Modernizing Agronomy" - Chris Harbourt, PhD, video
"Farm Ops Management" - Bborie Park, video
"Precision Agriculture Landscape" - Andrew Selek, panel video
"Smart Systems Revolutionizing Ag" - Jason Bull, video
"UAVs in Agriculture" - Jack Marck, video