The Controlled Environment Agriculture Innovation Center (VTIALR CEA-IC) – a partnership between the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences at Virginia Tech, the Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center at Virginia Tech, and the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research(IALR) – and Indoor Ag-Con will co-host the first CEA Summit East at IALR.

The day-and-a-half conference is where industry and academia will intersect to share research, business
strategies and build partnerships to drive future growth for the Controlled Environment Agriculture
(CEA) sector and its stakeholders. CEA Summit East will feature reputable speakers and subject matter
experts, breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and tabletop exhibits from leading industry
suppliers showcasing CEA innovations.

When: October 25-26, 2022; visit www.ceasummit.com for detailed schedule

What: The new CEA Summit East is custom-tailored for new and well-seasoned CEA industry
members from throughout the Eastern United States, including indoor and greenhouse
growers, facility owners and operators, educators, government officials, real estate
developers, architects, construction specialists, sales and marketing teams, and others.

Where: IALR Conference Center, 150 Slayton Ave., Danville, VA 24540

Who: The Honorable Matthew Lohr, Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry

Roger Buelow, CTO, AeroFarms

Michael Evans, Ph.D., Co-Director, CEA Innovation Center; Director, School of Plant & Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

Scott Lowman, Ph.D., Co-Director, CEA Innovation Center; Vice President, Applied Research, IALR

Michael Schwarz, Ph.D., Associate Director, CEA Innovation Center; Director, Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Virginia Tech

Kaylee South, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Controlled Environment Agriculture, Virginia Tech; CEA Innovation Center Team

Visit www.ceasummit.com for full list of speakers and panelists.

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