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Endeavor Business Media and Resource Innovation Institute Announce Inaugural Resilient Harvests Conference

By March 29, 2022No Comments

Conference focused on Policies, Programs & Practices to Advance Efficient Greenhouse & Vertical Farming

Nashville, TN//March 29, 2022 Endeavor Business Media and Resource Innovation Institute announce the inaugural Resilient Harvests Conference to take place on November 1-2, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach in Long Beach, CA. The Resilient Harvests Conference brings together a variety of industry leaders in the controlled environment agriculture (CEA) and cannabis cultivation communities to build consensus on government regulations, utility and efficiency program support and technology integration. The event will feature two full days of conference sessions, tabletop exhibits, networking opportunities, and optional post-event facility tours. It is expected that more than 400 industry leaders from the controlled environment agriculture community will be in attendance, including growers, governmental policy makers, utilities and efficiency program operators, facility owners and operators, and vendors such as LED manufacturers and HVAC suppliers.

“Our experience working with key horticultural market actors on government policies, utility programs and producer practices for the past six years, has shown us the power of stakeholder collaboration,” said Derek Smith, Executive Director of Resource Innovation Institute. “Now, with California set to launch codes and standards that will become a global blueprint for all agricultural segments growing in controlled environments, we are pleased to partner with information leader Endeavor to bring key stakeholders together for the critical conversations at the right time in a key market where the future is unfolding. Together, we can create a resilient agricultural future.”

Lester Craft, Executive Vice President of Endeavor’s Advanced Technology Group, added, “The inaugural Resilient Harvests Conference will provide uniquely valuable content and networking opportunities relevant to the fast-growing CEA market. We are excited to partner with Resource Innovation Institute, and to build on many years of Endeavor’s active involvement in CEA-related segments including horticultural lighting, HVAC, utilities, and facilities management, with this new event.”

The Resilient Harvests Conference will leverage other related Endeavor Business Media brands whose markets span into the controlled environment agriculture space, including EnergyTech, Facilities Expo including Managing Green Buildings, HPAC Engineering, LEDs Magazine, LightSPEC West, LightSPEC Midwest, T&D World, and Utility Analytics Institute.

Both Southern California Edison and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) have recently been announced as two of the 2022 sponsors of the conference. More sponsors will be announced in the near future.

For more information on the Resilient Harvests Conference, sponsorship opportunities, and to register, visit 


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Resource Innovation Institute is an objective, data-driven non-profit organization whose mission is to measure, verify and celebrate the world’s most efficient agricultural ideas. We cultivate a better future for all of humanity with our vision of resilient harvests for the next hundred years. Our consortium of members brings perspectives from across the field—uniting architects and engineers, growers and operators, researchers and analysts. Founded in 2016 to advise governments, utilities and industry leaders on the resource impacts of indoor cultivation, an under-studied and resource-intensive market, we have since extended our research to other sectors in partnership with the US Department of Agriculture. To take on the challenges of our changing world, we believe that food, medicine and other vital crops demand data-driven insights, securely shared with integrity. By nurturing the human connections in our complex and dynamic industry, we can build deeply restorative systems for people and the planet. Visit our website at Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.