2019 Keynote Speaker

Neil S. Mattson, keynote speaker, Horticulture Lighting Conference 2019
Driving adoption of LED Lighting in Controlled Environments
Adoption of light emitting diodes (LEDs) has the potential
to revolutionize the controlled environment agriculture (CEA) industry. However, LEDs comprise only an estimated 2% of lit greenhouse area in the U.S. The Greenhouse Lighting and Systems Engineering (GLASE) consortium is a public-private partnership with a goal to reduce horticultural lighting energy consumption by 70% vs. 2014 levels. GLASE research includes testing and adoption of energy efficient LEDs, control algorithms that complement natural light and CO2 availability, and innovations in spectral control. Dr. Mattson will discuss GLASE research optimizing tomato and strawberry production with light and carbon dioxide control, improving light spectral distribution, and use of LEDs to enhance lettuce biomass efficacy (g edible biomass per kWh electricity). Energy modeling highlighting the impact of LED adoption on greenhouse and vertical farm production will also be presented.
Neil S. Mattson earned a Ph.D. (2007) from the University of California Davis and M.S. (2002) and a B.A. (2000) from the University of Minnesota. He joined Cornell University in 2007 and is currently an associate professor and greenhouse extension specialist in the School of Integrative Plant Science. His research is focused on the physiology of plants in controlled environments. Research interests include: strategies to reduce greenhouse energy use, LED lighting, conventional and organic nutrient management, and plant abiotic stress physiology. Mattson is director of the Cornell Controlled Environment Agriculture group.


We are planning for 2019!
The Horticultural Lighting Conference in Portland, Oregon in 2018 was a great success. We are currently in discussions with the conference team, potential exhibitors, and vendors. Our conference team is currently accepting abstracts for consideration for the 2019 Horticultural Lighting Event.


Our attendees include growers, manufacturers, and suppliers.
They are coming to Denver, CO to learn about:
  • The latest science enabling year-round crop production
  • Solutions to business model challenges and market entry
  • Networking opportunities with thought leaders and practitioners on the forefront of the industry
  • Access to the latest products and technologies impacting LED horticultural applications

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