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January 2018

38th Annual EcoFarm Conference

January 24, 2018 - January 27, 2018
Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Blvd
Pacific Grove, CA 93950 United States
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Featuring 70+ workshops, keynote speakers, farm tours, marketplace, seed swap, films, an awards banquet, live music, artisanal tastings, and organic culinary fare. As the oldest and largest organic farming conference in the West, EcoFarm is a prime networking and educational hub for farmers, ranchers, distributors, retailers, activists, researchers, and educators. Register here.

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March 2018

FoodBytes! San Francisco

March 1, 2018 @ 2:00 am - 8:00 pm UTC-7
The Village, 969 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Discover the new ideas catalyzing the future of food at Rabobank's FoodBytes! San Francisco on March 1.

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Water Gala ‘18

March 14, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm PDT
Mezzanine, 444 Jessie St
San Francisco, CA United States
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Celebrate Water Innovation and Solutions at Imagine H2O's Water Gala Join a diverse network of entrepreneurs, investors, utility leaders, policy experts and sustainability professionals for Imagine H2O’s 9th annual Water Gala ‘18 Enjoy local libations, food and music as we celebrate 12 rising water technology startups tackling global water challenges. This is an opportunity to learn about Imagine H2O while supporting innovative water solutions.      

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March 22, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Forbes on Fifth, 24 Fifth Ave
New York, 10010 United States
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Join us at our annual Forbes Mixing Bowl NYC conference, where we’ll explore the full tech stack of digital development within the food & ag industry.

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May 2018


May 2, 2018 @ 8:45 am - May 3, 2018 @ 5:30 pm UTC-8
Las Vegas Convention Center, 3150 Paradise Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89109 United States
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Indoor Ag-Con will be hosting its sixth annual event at Las Vegas Convention Center on May 2-3, 2018. The two-day event will once more combine an exhibition hall with conference proceedings, and will highlight the biggest trends and newest technologies of the global indoor agriculture industry.  

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FoodInno Symposium 2018 Connected Food Futures

May 17, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 7:00 pm PDT
UC Berkeley Blum Center, Haviland Rd
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
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Food has long linked us to our environments and to others. Now, from farm to table, technological innovation is making the global food system increasingly connected and complex. At the 2018 FoodInno Symposium, we will cultivate connections across the food supply chain to design collaborative solutions to food system challenges  Our 100+ attendees represent the most innovative and creative individuals in our food chain including farmers, chefs, designers, entrepreneurs, academics, and more from all across the world. We will gather…

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June 2018

Innovation in Corporate Social Impact Summit

June 14, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm PDT
Equinix 1 Lagoon Dr Redwood City, CA 94065, 1 Lagoon Dr.
Redwood City, 94065 United States
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Join passionate industry professionals and experts in learning about the diverse array of initiatives Bay Area organizations are leveraging to increase their corporate social and environmental impact. The primary goals of this event are to educate participants on practical programs and initiatives achieving success and generating maximum impact through an in-depth program of talks, panel discussions and peer-to-peer networking. WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT THIS EVENT? Double Bottom Line - Learn about ways to continuously lessen the distinction between financial and…

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FS6 Innovation + Investment + Impact Forum

June 15, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
Clif Bar & Company Headquarters, 1451 66th Street
Emeryville, CA 94608 United States
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Showcasing Entrepreneurs and Exploring Forces Driving Food System Change Join us for an extraordinary afternoon at Clif Bar & Company heaquarters in Emeryville, California. You'll hear from the entrepreneurs behind some of the most promising solutions to our planet's greatest food production and distribution challenges. You'll experience an interactive food system education exploring key challenges and opportunities for driving change across the food and agricultural value chain. You'll engage with thought provoking ideas and with global leaders across the food…

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FOOD IT: The Full Stack

June 26, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm PDT
Conference Center/William J Rutter Center, 1675 Owens Street
San Francisco, CA 94143 United States
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Come discuss Food & AgTech challenges and solutions in an innovative and interactive forum at our fifth annual FOOD IT event.

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June 27, 2018 - June 28, 2018
Salinas, CA 93901 United States + Google Map

The smartest minds at the intersection of Silicon Valley and global agriculture converge at the Forbes AgTech Summit to tackle critical challenges and showcase the latest innovations for farmers, investors and stakeholders of global food systems. The Forbes AgTech Summit is by invitation only. Attendance is limited in order to maintain an intimate dialogue among all participants. If you are interested in attending, please use the link below to request an invitation.

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July 2018

Hacking Food – Bay Area’s Food Festival

July 12, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
BootUp Ventures, 68 Willow Rd
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Interested in the hottest topics in the food industry? Want to get to know disruptive food entrepreneurs? Curious to try new food products? Then join us, along with several small, midsize and large companies from the Bay Area who will showcase their products and services through live demonstrations at their booths. Social entrepreneurs, investors, venture capitalists and everyone else interested in food is welcome to this unique event. The program will include a panel discussion, deep dive workshops, and an…

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TFF Academy and Summit 2018

July 23, 2018 - July 27, 2018
Museum of Tomorrow Rio de Janeiro, RJ 20081240 Brazil + Google Map

Join the new tff academy and unleash the power of multispectral thinking! A 4-day immersive educational experience, designed for 200 aspiring food and ag leaders in Rio de Janeiro! You’ll dive into #whatsnext in food and agriculture, sharpen your leadership skills and business acumen, understand the latest technologies and business models shaping the future, and polish your pitch techniques. Learn more Here!

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August 2018

Seeds of Our Future: Agtech & The Connected World

August 27, 2018 @ 8:00 am - August 30, 2018 @ 5:00 pm PDT
Forager, 420 South 1st Street
San Jose, CA 95172 United States
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Silicon Valley Forum’s the Seeds of Our Future: Agtech & The Connected World invites global AgTech innovators on a one-week journey through Silicon Valley, San Francisco, and the Central Valley, where you’ll explore sustainable, scalable solutions for the projected population increase in the years to come. California is home to the world’s most productive seats of both technology and agriculture, and this program examines the ways in which we can bridge the two, building a sustainable, connected, beautiful future. Since…

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September 2018


September 13, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0

Support independent journalism and join Civil Eats for their annual benefit event. Click here to read more and register.

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FoodBytes! London

September 13, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm BST
One Marylebone, 1 Marylebone Road
London, NW1 4AQ United Kingdom
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FoodBytes! by Rabobank is coming to London on Wednesday 13 September. Our next-generation pitch competition bringstogether the game-changing startups, investors and industry leaders pioneering the future of food and agriculture. Why Should You Attend? Investors / Executives / Media: Get an inside look at the up-and-coming trends and startups at the cutting-edge of food and ag innovation Entrepreneurs: Connect with investors and potential partners, plus have the chance to take the stage during the open mic FoodBytes! by Rabobank is a next-generation pitch…

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Farming Hope – San Fransisco September 2018

September 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
Mister Jui’s, 28 Waverly Place
San Fransisco, CA 94108 United States
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Farming Hope, a farm-to-table culinary job training nonprofit, is hosting their annual fundraiser gala on Sunday, September 16 at Michelin-starred Mister Jiu's in San Francisco's Chinatown. They're packing the restaurant with Bay Area foodies, food justice activists, donors, and program participants to celebrate program graduates who have worked their way out of poverty and into jobs at hotels and restaurants in our city. Join the party to celebrate Farming Hope's second year, and fund many more.

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Forbes AgTech Summit – Indianapolis September 2018

September 26, 2018 @ 8:00 am - September 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm UTC+0
Indianapolis Indianapolis, Indiana + Google Map

The Forbes AgTech Summit will bring together some of the smartest minds in technology and global agriculture to tackle the world’s most critical challenges to our food supply. Held for the first time in Indianapolis, the Summit will foster lively debate and generate rich networking opportunities, while showcasing the latest innovations for farmers, investors, and stakeholders of the agribioscience ecosystem. Click here to read more or to attend this event.

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WSJ Global Food Forum

September 27, 2018
InterContinental New York Barclay, 111 E 48th Street
New York, NY 10017 United States
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On September 27, 2018, the editors of The Wall Street Journal will convene leaders in the food industry to explore key risks and opportunities shaping the global business of food. You’ll hear from leaders in agribusiness, food production, consumer products, economics and government. And you’ll debate how changing consumer tastes, new technology, global competition and other trends are transforming the sector. Their goal: To unleash new perspectives and insight through dynamic interviews and a highly interactive program. Note that the conference is…

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October 2018

Smart Kitchen Summit 2018

October 8, 2018 - October 9, 2018
Benaroya Hall, 200 University St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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THE MUST-ATTEND BUSINESS CONFERENCE TO UNDERSTAND THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND COOKING Learn How will you transform your business as technology, consumer habits and industry dynamics change? Find out from those leading the charge. Accelerate SKS is where deals happens.  Find your next partner, product or investor as you network with those building the future of food and cooking. Connect Reinventing the kitchen, home appliance and food industries takes vision. SKS brings together a roster of all stars to share insights,…

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TechTable Summit 2018

October 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm UTC+0
Apella, 450 East 29th Street
New York, NY 10012 United States
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TechTable is not your average conference. From inspirational speakers to food and drink activations, to meaningful networking - they take care to curate every aspect of the day so that decision makers across tech, hospitality and investing learn, connect, and experience hi-tech for hi-touch. TechTable is an all-day summit that brings together leaders in hospitality, technology and investing. Held at Apella on the East River, the day features networking, panels, and presentations to help decision makers across industries connect and…

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FS6 Open Cohort Workshop – San Francisco October 2018

October 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm UTC+0
Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation, 185 Berry Street #2000
San Francisco, 94107 United States
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Understanding how your organization delivers and captures value is a critically important skill for start-ups managing for business growth and social impact. Being clear about your value is a foundational requirement to succeeding in a competitive and fast-changing landscape. A session, presented by PATH, is designed for early-stage food system entrepreneurs to define their impact in those two key areas. Click here to purchase your ticket.

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FoodBytes! New York City

October 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
SECOND Floor, 849 6th Ave
New York City, 100001 United States
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Next-generation food and ag pitch competition FoodBytes! by Rabobank is coming back to New York on Thursday, October 18. This pitch competition-meets-networking event brings together the game-changing startups, investors and industry leaders pioneering the future of food and agriculture. Why Should You Attend? Investors / Executives / Media: Get an inside look at the up-and-coming trends and startups at the cutting-edge of food and ag innovation Entrepreneurs: Connect with investors, potential partners and customers

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October 23, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - October 26, 2018 @ 2:00 pm UTC+0
San Francisco San Francisco, CA 94102 United States + Google Map

SOCAP18 will convene over 3,000 impact investors, world-class entrepreneurs, and innovative cross-sector practitioners dedicated to increasing the flow of capital toward social good. Our annual flagship event in San Francisco has become the leading gathering of the social capital markets, with more than 20,000 participants since our founding in 2008. Register here.

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October 28, 2018 @ 8:00 am - October 31, 2018 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
Aria Las Vegas, 3730 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, 89109 United States
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Groceryshop is a one-of-a-kind, three-day innovation event that includes both established and startup CPG brands, supermarkets, c-stores, drug stores, discount stores, ecommerce players, warehouse clubs, grocerants and non-traditional grocery retailers. These organizations will join tech companies, real estate operators, investors and analysts to understand the disruptive new trends, technologies and business models they must now embrace to win in a rapidly changing industry. Register here.

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November 2018


November 1, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm UTC+0
SF Presidio, Presidio
San Fransicso, CA 94129 United States
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Join us at Naturally Bay Area's 1st Annual Pitch Slam! THEIR PREMIER EVENT OF THE YEAR! Featuring some of the most intriguing and breakthrough companies and brands in the Northern California Bay Area natural products industry. Entrepreneurs will pitch their companies to a panel of experts and a robust group of audience members. Total value of prizes awarded: Over $30,000! It’ll keep you inspired and on the edge of your seats. This is an event you won’t want to miss!…

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re-Think Food Conference

November 7, 2018 - November 9, 2018
Culinary Institute of America – Copia Building, 500 1st Street
Napa, 94559 United States
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reThink Food brings together a diverse group of thought leaders and innovators at the intersection of technology, behavior, design, and food. Our mission: to explore how areas such as big data, social networking, mobile computing, behavioral economics, marketing, neuroscience, agriculture, and culinary insight and strategy are radically changing food markets, systems, and our understanding of consumer choices.   Click here to learn more and register!

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November 28, 2018 - November 29, 2018
SMTP Offices, 101 The Embarcadero, #118
San Francisco, CA United States
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Fish 2.0 builds connections to spur growth, investment, and innovation in the sustainable seafood sector globally. Fish 2.0 competitors engage in a challenging but fun and interactive process to improve their business models and learn how to successfully approach investors. In turn, investors who participate in Fish 2.0 gain early access to new deals, co-investors, and insights into sustainable seafood trends and opportunities. Register here.

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November 29, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0
TechNexus, 20 Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606 United States
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New advances in AI, biotech, drone technology, IoT, and satellites have transformed the way food is produced, managed, and distributed. Join the Royse AgTech Innovation Network, VividGro, and TechNexus for an exciting evening of speakers, panel discussions, technology demos, and networking.

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