Indoor Ag-Con, Managed Atmosphere Agriculture Innovation Middle Companion to Launch CEA Summit East

New CEA Commerce Occasion to deliver business, academia collectively


DANVILLE, VA — Indoor Ag-Con and the Managed Atmosphere Agriculture (CEA) Innovation Middle — a joint mission of the College of Plant and Environmental Sciences at Virginia Tech and the Institute for Superior Studying and Analysis (IALR) — have partnered to launch the CEA Summit East, October 25-26, 2022. Designed to deliver the CEA business and academia collectively to share analysis, enterprise methods and construct partnerships to drive future progress for the sector and its stakeholders, the occasion will debut on the IALR Convention Middle in Danville, VA.

Through the one and one-half day occasion, business members could have the chance to attend the convention that includes CEA thought leaders, researchers and consultants main keynotes, panels, and breakout periods; discover tabletop displays presenting the most recent CEA improvements and companies; and luxuriate in a bunch of networking alternatives starting from meals and low breaks to a night social occasion.


The occasion hosts are particularly certified to deliver the CEA business and academia collectively for an occasion centered on enterprise, instructional and networking progress alternatives.

CEA Summit East

The CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT AGRICULTURE INNOVATION CENTER is a joint mission between the College of Plant and Environmental Sciences at Virginia Tech and the Institute for Superior Studying and Analysis (IALR). Housed primarily inside a contemporary indoor agricultural complicated on the campus of IALR in Danville, the middle options numerous hydroponic and soilless programs/manufacturing programs and amenities, together with indoor progress rooms, greenhouses, progress chambers and vertical rising racks. The middle’s scientists and know-how groups are at the moment working carefully with the business’s high growers and suppliers on plenty of key tasks. Study extra at

The INDOOR AG-CON crew of seasoned occasion professionals produces the premier commerce present & convention for indoor |vertical farming | managed atmosphere agriculture. Experiencing document year-on-year progress, its occasions contact all sectors of the enterprise — overlaying produce, authorized hashish |hemp, alternate protein and non-food crops – and appeal to decision-making growers, buyers, actual property builders, agtech leaders, produce patrons, teachers, policymakers, business suppliers and advocates from throughout the US and 20+ different international locations.


The CEA Summit East is custom-tailored for brand new and well-seasoned CEA business members from all through the Jap US, together with indoor and greenhouse growers, facility homeowners and operators, educators, authorities officers, actual property builders, architects, development specialists, gross sales and advertising and marketing groups and others.

The occasion will embrace tabletop shows from producers and suppliers of AI and automation, management programs, sensors, tools/equipment, greenhouse constructions/provides, lighting, irrigation, HVAC and extra.


A part of the IALR campus, the Institute Convention Middle is a full service, state-of-the-art assembly facility – simply steps away from Managed Atmosphere Agriculture Innovation Middle’s fashionable indoor agricultural complicated. What’s extra, the Danville, VA venue is definitely accessible — situated in south-central Virginia alongside the North Carolina border, inside a day’s drive of two-thirds of the nation’s inhabitants.

“From the unbelievable work researchers are doing at its Innovation Middle to its state-of-the-art assembly venue, IALR is such a wealthy useful resource for the CEA business,” says Brian Sullivan, CEO, Indoor Ag-Con. “We’re excited to deliver our occasion expertise and business sources along with the experience of IALR and Virginia Tech to create a showplace of innovation and academic alternatives for growers and different CEA business members all through the Jap US.”

“This partnership between IALR and Virginia Tech has introduced collectively various professionals from business and academia together with many individuals not historically working straight in managed atmosphere agriculture,” states Dr. Michael Evans, Director of the College of Plant and Environmental Sciences at Virginia Tech.

“This convention gives an thrilling alternative to deliver folks collectively for exchanging new and various concepts to assist transfer the business ahead and into thrilling instructions,” says Dr. Kaylee South, Assistant Professor within the College of Plant and Environmental Sciences at Virginia Tech.

“By growing strategic partnerships with each business and academia, the objective of the Innovation Middle is to conduct analysis and academic programming to develop, promote and advance the managed atmosphere agriculture sector,” provides Dr. Scott Lowman, Director, Managed Atmosphere Agriculture Innovation Middle. “The brand new partnership with Indoor Ag-Con completely aligns with our objective and guarantees to ship a top-notch occasion expertise for CEA business stakeholders.”

For extra data on the CEA Summit East, together with convention programming, exhibit/sponsorship alternatives and to register, go to


Based in 2013, Indoor Ag-Con has emerged because the premier commerce occasion for indoor | vertical farming | managed atmosphere agriculture, the observe of rising crops in indoor programs, utilizing hydroponic, aquaponic and aeroponic strategies. Its occasions are crop-agnostic and contact all sectors of the enterprise, overlaying produce, authorized hashish |hemp, alternate protein and non-food crops. Extra data – | 404.991.5186


The College of Plant and Environmental Sciences at Virginia Tech trains the subsequent technology of pros within the fields of plant breeding and genetics, agronomic and horticultural crop manufacturing, plant safety, soil and water programs administration, agricultural applied sciences, environmental restoration and agro-environmental stewardship. It conducts analysis to enhance agricultural productiveness, cut back destructive impacts on the atmosphere and enhance soil and water well being. By extension packages, it offers science-based data to stakeholders to assist them feed the world whereas defending the atmosphere. Extra data —


The Institute for Superior Studying and Analysis (IALR) serves as a regional catalyst for financial transformation. Core focus areas embrace analysis that gives a transparent path to commercialization, superior studying alternatives the place schooling meets expertise, coaching and rapid-launch house for superior producers, and financial improvement by means of conferencing and a partnership with the Southern Virginia Regional Alliance. It’s situated in scenic and historic Danville-Pittsylvania County on the VA/NC state line, inside a brief drive of Roanoke, Greensboro and Raleigh. Extra data – | 413.766.6700

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