Welcome to the 7th annual NYC AgTech Week, organized by the NYC Agriculture Collective.
About this event
About NYC AgTech Week 2022 The NYC Agriculture Collective - a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to educating about and increasing exposure of innovation and opportunity in AgTech and urban farming, is pleased to announce the 7th annual hybrid [virtual + in-person] NYC AgTech Week; the only AgTech conference on the East Coast run by leaders of the industry themselves.
The NYC Agriculture Collective Board and Partners are founders, non-profit operators, advocates and farmers of some of New York City's most exciting AgTech organizations.
NYC AgTech Week 2022 will take place September 26 to September 30th 2022 across New York City, bringing together a multidisciplinary, international audience for a week of virtual panels, farm tours, and networking events across the 5 boroughs of NYC: showcasing the urban farming ecosystem and providing an equitable, insightful, and valuable look into the state of AgTech today. NYC AgTech Week is notable for being the only AgTech Conference that is produced and organized by the pioneers of the industry themselves.
This year, NYC AgTech Week’s unique hybrid programming of virtual panels and in-person farm tours will culminate on September 30th with the launch of the first-annual Generation Fest, presented by non-profit organization Thought For Food (TFF) and The NYC Agriculture Collective.
Generation Fest is a one day in-person event that builds on the success of TFF’s previous TFF Summits which have taken place around the world in cities like Berlin, Amsterdam, Zurich, Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro, and Rome.
The NYC Agriculture Collective and Thought For Food Foundation are delighted to be producing NYC AgTech Week and Generation Fest in partnership with Climate Week NYC; highlighting the role agriculture and food equity play in building a sustainable climate future.
Who Typically Attends NYC AgTech Week? Entrepreneurs & Founders of urban farming & AgTech organizations around the world Current & Aspiring Farmers seeking to connect with and learn from industry peers Investors & Grantmakers focused on food security and sustainable agriculture Students & Academics studying food systems, food security, urban agriculture, and sustainable development City Planners, Architects, & Real Estate Developers looking at more sustainable & equitable ways to design and develop cities City Officials & Policymakers looking at new ways to encourage job development & healthy food access in the green economy Corporates & Supply Chain professionals looking to better understand the opportunity around local food systems *Agenda Day 1: Monday, 9/26: Virtual Conference 12-6pm EDT (4:00-10pm GMT): Virtual panel discussions + virtual networking opportunities Specific panel scheduling to be announced soon!
Day 2: Tuesday, 9/27: Virtual Conference 12-6pm EDT (4:00-10pm GMT): Virtual panel discussions + virtual networking opportunities Specific panel scheduling to be announced soon!
Day 3: Wednesday, 9/28: In-Person Farm Tours + Rooftop Networking Oko Farms Aquaponics Farm Tour (10:30am - 12PM) Join us for a walk-through of Oko Farms' outdoor Aquaponics Farm and Education Center. See first-hand their innovative Lo-TEK practices, walk through their various aquaponics plant beds, and discuss the role of aquaponics farming in urban communities.
Please dress comfortably for outdoor weather, wear close-toed shoes, sunscreen, and a hat. They also recommend bringing a water bottle and of course masking up!
Javits Center Technical Rooftop Farm Tour (3:00 - 4:30pm or 5:30-7pm) Join us for a technical tour of the newly expanded Javits Center rooftop farm, hosted by Brooklyn Grange Co-Founder Ben Flanner. During this exclusive tour, you will learn all about the various farm and support systems the Javits Center is operating, including the deep water culture (DWC) hydroponics system, O2 compost system, irrigation, rainwater cisterns, greenhouse lighting, the wash/pack equipment, and more! NOTE that we are offering this same tour at two different times this day to accommodate for work schedules. If you attend the second tour, you will definitely still have time to make it to Rooftop Reds for some nighttime networking action!
Agritecture Designer Workshop (1:30 - 3:30pm) Ever thought about starting your own greenhouse or vertical farm? Join the expert team at Agritecture for a hands-on workshop where you’ll learn how to use Agritecture Designer to plan, design, and realize your indoor farming aspirations. The 2-hour workshop will include a 30-minute presentation on controlled environment agriculture followed by a team activity to put what you’ve learned to use. By the end of the day, you’ll have a uniquely customized farm model and a clear idea of the next steps on the path to making it a reality!
Pre- Networking Mingling with Urbanstrong (3:30 - 5pm) Get to know the workshop participants and NYC Ag Collective board members before we head over to Rooftop Reds for our official daily networking event! This event will be hosted by Urbanstrong.
Networking Happy Hour at Rooftop Reds (5:00 - 9:00pm) The official daily networking event, hosted by the NYC Agriculture Collective. Join urban agriculture and agtech professionals and enthusiasts for conversation and drinks on a rooftop vineyard right here in Brooklyn.
Day 4: Thursday, 9/29: In-Person Farm Tours + Rooftop Networking Javits Center Sustainability Tour (10:00 - 11:30AM or 1:00 - 2:30pm) Join us either in the morning or the afternoon for a sustainability tour of the Javits Center, New York City's largest venue for conventions, trade shows, and special events. This tour will include a deep dive into the benefits of their green roof and their newly expanded rooftop farm.
Networking Happy Hour (location and time to be announced) The official daily networking event, hosted by the NYC Agriculture Collective. Join urban agriculture and agtech professionals and enthusiasts for conversation and drinks
More events on 9/28 & 9/29 to be announced!
*please note that this schedule is subject to change
Day 5: Friday, 9/30: Generation Fest (In-person, Brooklyn NY) This year, NYC AgTech Week’s unique hybrid programming of virtual panels and in-person farm tours will culminate on September 30th with the launch of the first-annual Generation Fest, a separately ticketed event presented by non-profit organization Thought For Food (TFF) and The NYC Agriculture Collective.
We’re bringing together some of the world’s most visionary and cutting-edge thinkers and doers for a highly-experiential program focused on co-creating a more inclusive and abundant food future for all.
More details and tickets for Generation Fest 2022 can be found here.
Scholarship Opportunity for Students and Farmers
The NYC Agriculture Collective is happy to offer scholarships to students and farmers in need. The scholarships cover the cost of the virtual conference pass. If you are a student or farmer interested in attending NYC AgTech Week 2022 virtual and are in need of a scholarship, we invite you to apply for a scholarship via our scholarship application.