The Aquaponics Association 2017 Conference, Putting Down Roots, is about growing more of our food with aquaponics. We will become the backbone of local food economies with efficient systems that can be placed anywhere, grow year-round, create jobs, save resources, and make us healthier. The conference will help YOU put down roots in your community with aquaponics.

Guests will be able to:

  • Participate in moderated discussions and Q&A sessions with successful aquaponic growers;
  • Learn the most up-to-date advancements in water chemistry and system design to run your system more efficiently;
  • Tour successful rural and urban aquaponics farms;
  • Learn the best strategies to get aquaponics in your local STEM programs;
  • See the best materials for system construction in our vendor showroom;
  • Interact with local Oregon financial, legal and political professionals about their perspective on aquaponics and what they need to hear from us;
  • Discuss what role the Association can play to advance our industry with growers from around the country;
  • Hear from economists about which aquaponics farms are the most successful and why;
  • Ask business experts about the best marketing strategies, and whether rooftops, basements and/or vertical walls are right for you;
  • Provide input to food safety discussions that affect the entire industry
  • Learn about successful aquaponic systems from around the world.

Click Here to see the Tentative Schedule

Click here to tell us more about yourself and what you hope to gain from the conference.

Click here to see content highlights from Dr. Nick Savidov, Murray Hallam, and Angela Tenbroeck.

Conference programming will run from approximately 7:00am Friday to 2:00pm Sunday.

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WHEN
November 03, 2017 at 12pm – November 05, 2017
WHERE
Red Lion Hotel, Portland, OR
909 N Hayden Island Dr
Portland, OR 97217
United States
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CONTACT
Brian Filipowich · community@aquaponicsassociation.org

Purchase Tickets

$330.00 Non-Member Full Conference
Friday 8:00am to Sunday 2:00pm. Includes all sessions and meals. Tours must be purchased separately. Non-member tickets include one year of Aquaponics Association Membership.

$285.00 Member Full Conference
Friday 8:00am to Sunday 2:00pm. Includes all sessions and meals. Tours must be purchased separately.

$100.00 STEM Passport
Access to friday and saturday daytime STEM track presentations ONLY. Does not include food or beverage.

$75.00 Saturday Passport Ticket
One day ticket for sessions from approximately 12:30pm to 6:00pm. Does not include food or drink.

$75.00 Friday Passport Ticket
One day ticket for sessions from approximately 12:30pm to 6:00pm. Does not include food or drink.

$35.00 Saturday Night Passport
Presentation: “Putting Down Global Roots” featuring Nick Savidov, Murray Hallam, and Phil Reasons. Approximately 6:30 to 8:00. Does NOT include food or beverage.

$10.00 Saturday Morning Urban Aquaponics Tour
Approximately 8:00am to 11:30am.

$10.00 Friday Morning Rural Aquaponics Tour
Approximately 8:00am to 11:30am.

 

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Tentative Schedule

 

The Aquaponics Association 2017 Conference, Putting Down Roots, is about growing more of our food with aquaponics.  We will become the backbone of local food economies with efficient systems that can be placed anywhere, grow year-round, create jobs, save resources, and make us healthier.  The conference will help YOU put down roots in your community with aquaponics.

Click Here for conference homepage and ticket sales

Tentative Schedule, November 3-5:

FRIDAY 11/3/2017

Morning Rural Aquaponics Tour
“The Secret Aquaponic Build in the Forest,” is a 2K sq. ft. research and development aquaponic system that is currently being constructed. This prototype is being developed to bring commercial aquaponics to the Columbia River Gorge in Skamania County, WA. Limited tour space available.

Welcoming & Introduction Luncheon

Afternoon Sessions
Afternoon sessions run from approximately 12:30 to 6:00pm and feature separate tracks for Commercial Aquaponics, Applied Skills, Community Building, and STEM Education:

  • Local Food System Panel Discussion
    Lyf Gildersleeve, CEO, Flying Fish Company and Andre Uribe, Executive Chef at Bon Appetitat Willamette University 
  • Fighting Hunger Through Aquaponics
    Colin Cotton, AquaGrow Farms Supervisor, and Chris Hatch, Executive Director, The Mississauga Food Bank
  • Aquaponics in STEM around The World
    Phillip Thompson, Director, Seattle University Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability
  • Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost: An Insight into Hacking the Global Food Economy
    Arvind Venkat, CEO, Waterfarmers 
  • Setting the Stage for Oregon: Sustainability Factors in Developing a Responsible Aqua Farming Program
    Jon Bonkoski, GIS Director, Ecotrust and John Moehl, Oregon Aquaculture Association 
  • The Redd on Salmon Street: Helping Build The Post-Industrial Food System
    Emma Sharer, Redd Operations Manager, Ecotrust 
  • Empowering Communities: Working with Schools, Marginalized Populations, and Other Non-Profits
    Kaben and Shelby Smallwood, Symbiotic Aquaponic 
  • Aquaponics: A Catalyst for Community Supported Innovation
    Kate Wildrick, Co-Founder / Paradigm Shifter, Ingenuity Innovation Center 
  • Probiotics and Fish Growth
    George Pate, Kentucky State University 
  • Bell Siphons; The Quest for a Reliable Auto-Siphon
    Rob Torcellini, Bigelow Brook Farms 
  • Social Media and Guerilla Marketing for Your Farm
    Nick Burton, State of the Soil 
  • One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish…Aquaponics in the Community College
    Julie Flegal-Smallwood, Grant Director/Professor of Agricultural Sustainability, Redlands Community College and Dee McKenna, Professor of Biology, Redlands Community College
  • Small Systems: Aquaponics Build and Demonstrations
    Meg Stout, Chair Emeritus, The Aquaponics Association; Author, Complete Idiot’s Guide to Aquaponic Gardening
  • Aquaponics & STEM Education National Trends: Strategic Implementation & Panel Discussion
    AquaplanetThe James Baldwin SchoolSymbiotic AquaponicSeattle UniversitySchoolGrownTeaching Institute for Excellence in STEM and more.

Networking Happy Hour

SATURDAY 11/4/2017

Morning Urban Aquaponics Tour
We’ll visit Live Local Organic, an urban aquaponic farm with 10K sq. ft. of growing space. This certified organic farm and supplies 71 individual stores and 10 retailers including Whole Foods and Safeway. Next, we’ll visit the Redd on Salmon, a food innovation center that is dedicated to supporting and growing emerging urban food producers. With over 20K sq. ft. of warehouse space, cold storage, aggregation, packaging, distribution and three commercial production kitchens, you will discover very innovative solutions and partnerships that are solving many issues around bringing food to the table (known as the “Last Mile”).

Afternoon Luncheon

Afternoon Sessions run from approximately 12:30 to 6:00pm and feature separate tracks for Commercial Aquaponics, Applied Skills, Community Building, and STEM Education:

Networking Happy Hour

 

SATURDAY EVENING

Banquet Dinner
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Putting Down Global Roots

  • Going Viral; How Aquaponics Is Transforming the World
    Murray Hallam, CEO/ Founder, Practical Aquaponics 
  • Successful Aquaponic Systems in Rural Africa
    Phil Reasons, President, Aquasol International 
  • Further Development of Aquaponics Technology in Canada,
    Nick Savidov, Senior Research Scientist, Lethbridge College

 

SUNDAY 11/5/2017

Aquaponic Association Member Business Meeting

Individual Q&A Sessions

Afternoon Lunch

Closing Remarks

2:00 PM Conference Closing

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