Indoor Ag-Con, the US indoor agriculture’s industry’s leading conference, hosted their first New York conference at the HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater. The one day, fall event featured 12 industry leaders discussing their visions, from bringing open source big data to farmers and hydroponic growing techniques. Speakers included CEOs from See Jane Farm, Agrilyst, Sundrop Farms, BrightFarms, and more. In addition to gathering great talent, the event was brilliantly produced. Below are some of the highlights with accompanying photographs.
The event planning team used fun, eye-catching graphics to brand the event throughout the venue. From portholes on the venue doors (pictured below) to gobos to attendee gift bags, the team didn't miss an opportunity to communicate with guests.
A wider view (below) of the event's signage which utilized HELEN MILLS' street-level door portholes and sidewalk showcase. The portholes features the partner logos, in addition to the event's branding.
The event featured 12 keynotes from industry leaders in the HELEN MILLS Theater (below). While most of the attention was focused on the speakers, guest were welcomed to the presentations by individual gift bags with fun giveaways and groundbreaking industry research.
The lunch featured unique centerpieces: hydroponically grown radishes and beets grown by one of the event organizers. These were not only unexpected but were a perfect match for the topics of the day. The apples brought an intense pop of color.
The event was catered by the talented Harvest Real Food Catering, who sources many of their ingredients from the nearby Hudson Valley. The meal was wonderfully put together, from the butter dish garnished with a fresh sage leaf (below) to the mouth-watering French cut cider braised chicken breast with roasted brussel sprouts.