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AgTech Nexus USA 2018

June 6-7, 2018

Harvard Club

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Agenda

Preliminary Agenda - Subject to Change

If you are interested in joining the AgTech Nexus USA speaking faculty, please contact Kate Westfall.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018
8:00 am - 8:45 amConference Check-In, Networking & Morning Coffee
8:45 am - 9:00 amWelcome & Opening Remarks [More Info]
9:00 am - 9:45 amPanel: Deals Worth Discussing – the Investors, Companies, and Technologies Driving Global Interest in AgTech [More Info]
9:45 am - 10:00 amPresentation: What do Mega Deals in 2017 Mean for Future Valuations? [More Info]
10:00 am - 10:45 amKeynote Discussion: Five Forces That Will Shape Agriculture [More Info]
10:45 am - 11:15 amNetworking Coffee Break & 1-1 Meeting Time Sponsored by IDA Ireland
11:15 am - 11:45 amFeatured Presentation: The Cyborgs are Coming! - The Looming Tide of Digital Migrant Labor [More Info]
11:45 am - 12:30 pmPanel: Division of Labor – Innovations in Robotics, AI & Machine Learning [More Info]
12:30 pm - 1:30 pmNetworking Lunch & 1-1 Meeting Time Featuring Topic-Driven Roundtable Discussions [More Info]
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmPanel: Far from the Field – Opportunities in Urban and Controlled Environment Agriculture [More Info]
2:30 pm - 2:45 pmPresentation: Sourcing Innovation – How can Universities Work with Venture Capital and Agribusiness to Drive the Sector Forward? [More Info]
2:45 pm - 3:15 pmPanel: Tripling the Bottom Line – Assessing AgTech as an Impact Investment [More Info]
3:15 pm - 3:30 pmMeet the Pitchers – Introduction to Selected Investible Early Stage AgTech Companies [More Info]
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmAll-Access Pass Holders Head to Fenway Park (10-minute walk from Harvard Club)
4:00 pm - 4:45 pmAgTech Entrepreneur PitchFest at Fenway [More Info]
4:45 pm - 5:15 pmDiscussion: Wrap-Up of Day 1 & Reflections on Company Presentations
5:15 pm - 7:00 pmNew England Dinner Buffet and Networking Reception at Fenway Farms
7:00 pmRed Sox vs. Tigers
 
Thursday, June 7, 2018
8:15 am - 9:15 amMorning Coffee & 1-1 Meeting Time
9:15 am - 9:30 amPresentation: Scaling AgTech Business Internationally – Ireland as a Beachhead to Europe [More Info]
9:30 am - 10:00 amPresentation: Fads, Trends and Values – What Drives Consumer Food Preferences and Why It Matters [More Info]
10:00 am - 10:30 amExecutive Interview – Precision Agriculture, Entrepreneurship, and the Evolving Landscape of AgTech as an Asset Class [More Info]
10:30 am - 11:00 amNetworking Coffee Break & 1-1 Meeting Time Sponsored by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
11:00 am - 11:30 amPresentation: Cellular Agriculture – A Future Food Solution? [More Info]
11:30 am - 12:00 pmJoint Q&A: Meat Market – The Future of Cultured Proteins & Plant-Based Alternatives [More Info]
12:00 pm - 12:30 pmPanel: Protein Producer Perspectives – Which Technologies are Truly Disruptive on the Farm? [More Info]
12:30 pm - 1:30 pmNetworking Lunch & 1-1 Meeting Time
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmDialogue: Applying Tools and Experience from Adjacent Industries to Find Success in Ag [More Info]
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmPanel: The Promise of Efficiency & Transparency – Exploring the Role of Blockchain Technology in the Agriculture Economy [More Info]
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmPresentation: Disrupting Commodity Trading & Supply Chain Dynamics [More Info]
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmConference Wrap-Up & Closing Remarks
3:45 pm - 5:00 pmNetworking Happy Hour