Join Agritecture and AgTech X for a curated week in New York City exploring agriculture’s role within the Sustainable City movement.
Agriculture is experiencing a cultural renaissance in urban centers around the world. Young entrepreneurs and experienced companies alike are investing in urban farming as a way to provide more local food and decrease environmental impact. But even as urban agriculture blossoms, it still remains a novel idea within the Smart City and Green Business movements.
At Agritecture and AgTech X, we believe the conversation around urban agriculture is too isolated. With Agritecture Xchange, we seek to broaden that dialogue with a week of educational events and knowledge sharing, from Sep 24-29th. We are bringing together entrepreneurs, architects, city officials, investors, and researchers to learn about how agriculture fits into the larger themes of sustainability and the urban environment.
You'll learn from the amazing urban agriculture ecosystem in New York; exchange ideas and insights with a diverse group of innovative professionals from across the globe; and collectively we will drive toward a more sustainable future.
Individual event tickets will be released THIS WEEK! We also have a limited number of All-Access Passes remaining, available for immediate purchase on our eventbrite page. These passes include access to all morning and evening events, complementary co-working space for the afternoons, and 50% off Saturday’s Commercial Urban Farming Course taught by the Agritecture Team (a $250 value).
ALL-ACCESS PASS ($375)
- Access to all morning and evening events (September 24-29)
- Complimentary co-working space to recharge in the afternoons
- Invitation to Agritecture Influencer Slack
- 50% off Commercial Urban Farming Class (September 29)
- Listing on website as an Xchange participant
All-Access passes are limited and on sale now! Purchase yours now on our eventbrite page.
INDIVIDUAL EVENT TICKETS
- Registration for individual events begins this week on our eventbrite page. Spaces are limited. See the agenda below for further details on each event:
Welcome Breakfast | 8:30-10:30am
*Sponsor and All-Access Pass holders only. Includes a light breakfast with coffee and tea, as well as a welcome address from Ricky (AgTech X) & Henry (Agritecture) that will introduce the week's events and discuss urban agriculture’s fit within sustainable urban food systems.
Tour of Urban Agriculture in North Brooklyn | 10:30am-12:30pm
A round-robin tour of 4 sites that showcase the integration and diversity of urban farming models within the urban environment.
The Tech Spectrum of Food Waste: Speaker Series | 6:00-8:00pm
A speaker series with entrepreneurs fighting food waste on all points along the technology spectrum.
The State of Urban Agriculture in NYC | 8:30-10:30am | Hunter College | FREE PUBLIC EVENT
Henry Gordon-Smith will share lessons from his “40 Days of Agritecture” 3-continent urban agriculture tour, followed by a panel featuring leading NYC Urban Agriculture organizations and moderated by Charles Platkin.
Investment in Local Food Systems & Bridging the Urban-Rural Divide | 6:00-8:00pm | Location TBD
Does urban agriculture support, or compete with, a stronger local food system? What opportunities exist for entrepreneurs and funders to bridge gaps? We'll hear from a panel of experts investing in projects across urban, peri-urban, and rural areas.
RAPID Workshop Series | 9:00am-1:00pm
- Urban Agroecology Workshop
- Ecological Design for Agriculture
- GIS for Local Food System Planning
Make It In Brooklyn AgTech & FoodTech Pitch Contest | 6:00-8:00pm
5 leading startups will pitch their concepts live to judges and a public audience. The prize? $5,000 - and of course prestige.
How Can the Future Food System Fit Into a Circular Economy? | 9:00-11:00am
Detailed exploration of the realities of urban agriculture and how these systems could feasibly fit into a circular economy.
Sunset Sips: Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Mixer | 6:00-9:00pm
Rooftop networking, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at Brooklyn's most iconic rooftop farm! Includes a brief speaker series with local officials and sustainability leaders. This event is in partnership with CitiesAlive - register here (use code AGRITECHSIPS for $10 off).
Agritecture for Architects: A Live Charrette | 9:00-11:00am
A dynamic workshop merging design, engineering, and horticulture skills to push urban agriculture's potential integration into the City further.
Navy Yard Innovation Tour | 3:00-5:0pm
A tour of Brooklyn's most exciting urban industrial development, The Brooklyn Navy Yard. Tour urban farms, hardware incubators, and smart buildings.
Smart Food & Agriculture Solutions for Smart Cities: Student Presentations, Panel, & Happy Hour Finale | 5:00-8:00pm
Student presentations by Cornell University summer interns working on urban agriculture in NYC; a panel featuring AgTech X Co-Lab members; and a discussion on key takeways from the week.
Agritecture's Commercial Urban Farming Course | 9:00am-5:00pm | $500 (get 50% off With your all access pass)
Taught by Agritecture Consulting. Learn more about the class content here.
Climate Reality Event at Governors Island | 11:00am-5:00pm
Take a trip to Governor's Island for climate week and enjoy a tour of the AgTech X hydroponics shipping container.
GOLD SPONSOR ($2500)
- 2 All-Access Passes
- 2 Co-working Passes
- Brand placement on all marketing material
- Custom article to appear on Agritecture Blog and AgTech X Blog
- 5-minute presentation slot during Monday's Welcome Breakfast
- Invitation to the Agritecture Influencer Slack
Interested in becoming a Gold Sponsor? Please email email@example.com
BRAND SPONSOR ($749)
- 1 All-Access Pass, no application necessary
- Complimentary Co-working access for the week
- Brand placement on website
- Brief speaking slot during Monday's Welcome Breakfast
- Invitation to Slack Influencer channel