9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Welcome and Introduction
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Keynote Speech
Driving adoption of LED Lighting in Controlled Environments
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

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.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Coffee Break – Tabletop Exhibits Open
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Session 1: Horticultural SSL science: light recipes, research and intelligence
Spectral Quality of Light: Impact on Plants and Energy Efficiency
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

To date, horticultural lighting efficiency has been primarily focused on the Photon Efficacy (PE) in micromoles per J from a light source. Research conducted at Purdue University by Dr. Krishna Nemali in partnership with Victor Zaderej has shown that this is not the best measure of lighting efficiency when measured by the ratio of dry matter produced divided by electrical energy consumed (g/KWh). Energy Use Efficiency (EUE) studies have shown that the ratios of Red, Blue, and Green (RGB) light have significant effects on production yields, with different mixes proving optimal for different cultivars. The presentation will detail the results of Purdue research of light recipes relative to lettuce and other plants.

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Session 1: Horticultural SSL science: light recipes, research and intelligence
Truly Intelligent Farming: Harnessing the Power of Artificial Intelligence of Things for Plant-Specific Light Recipes
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
A majority of plant traits are directly or indirectly governed by light. An AIoT (Artificial Intelligence of Things) infrastructure offers a wide scope to produce superior quality traits in plants by enabling plant level precision for optimization of the light quantity, quality and duration. Application of AIoT in to LED fixtures allows them to autonomously control the light's spectral ratios, intensity and photo-period to create a perfect combination or light recipe to manipulate plant attributes as per the desired harvest traits. The presentation will further discuss challenges in transitioning a recipe from lab to farm and cover real-word examples of using plant biofeedback.
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Session 1: Horticultural SSL science: light recipes, research and intelligence
TBD
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
TBD
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Session 2: SSL and LED technology advancements: Performance, Efficiency, and Quality
Leveraging Technology for Profitability
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Session 2: SSL and LED technology advancements: Performance, Efficiency, and Quality
Security Technology for Cannabis Operations: Growers and Beyond
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Coffee Break – Tabletop Exhibits Open
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Session 3: Horticultural SSL technology transfer and market transformation
Panel: Horticultural SSL evolution from product advancements to grower adoption
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

LED-based horticultural lighting is a relatively new and rapidly evolving application, so let's collect the data and see what it can tell us. As we begin the climb from a mere 4% usage rate of SSL in this sector, our panel will deliver information on the product trends that the industry is seeing.  The panel will include a manufacturer’s perspective and consider how the industry must respond to customer needs with rapidly evolving technical abilities.  Attendees will learn how cutting edge utilities are incentivizing this sector in ways that are both similar to and different from the high volume general-illumination SSL programs we are familiar with.  The audience will leave equipped with a solid understanding of how LED-based horticultural lighting can help us produce more, with less, both today and in the years ahead.

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Coffee Break – Tabletop Exhibits Open
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Closing Plenary – Tracking Horticultural SSL Technology, Applications, and Market
Evolution of Plants: From Field to Factory
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Terrestrial plants have evolved and thrived for over 400 million years on Earth. Their survival in often harsh environments is due to the evolution of flexible and resilient metabolisms, exquisite sensing and signaling networks and rapid protective and repair processes. Out of the 300,000 known edible plants, only 12 plants generate 75 percent of the world’s food with rice, maize and wheat contributing to over 60 percent of this. For the past 10,000 years crop plants have been bred and selected for growth in the field rather than for phytochemicals (i.e. functional foods and medicine), and for the past 50 + years crops used in controlled environment agriculture have been selected to grow under green enriched HID (i.e. HPS and MH) supplemental lighting. Over a decade of research on the effects of LED lighting on a variety of crop plants will be presented as well as a new approach to how we look at and describe plant responsive-light. The future approach to optimizing light as an information source for crops will also be discussed.
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Closing Plenary – Tracking Horticultural SSL Technology, Applications, and Market
The World Market for Horticultural Lighting
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Philip Smallwood is the Director of Research for the LEDs and Lighting Group at Strategies Unlimited, where he oversees the creation and completion of the group’s market research reports and is the author of several of the group’s worldwide lighting reports. He has been invited to speak at several lighting and LED events in the US and Europe and was quoted in several periodicals, including The Economist, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. He has authored several leading lighting market reports that cover the overall lighting industry, from LED lamps to connected (smart) and horticultural lighting.
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Networking Reception – Tabletop Exhibits Open
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Network face-to-face with leading experts and companies on the forefront of this rapidly expanding sector. Build new relationships and establish critical business contacts while exchanging information and ideas. The networking reception is the perfect opportunity to meet with colleagues and speakers that you’ve interacted with throughout the day, plus visit with the sponsors/exhibitors to get a first-hand look at the latest products, services and technologies moving the market forward.