Resilient Harvests Conference calls for CEA leaders to share expertise

May 18, 2022
With May 23 deadline looming, steering committee looks ahead to reviewing abstracts for fall program.

The Resilient Harvests Conference, first announced in March by our parent company, Endeavor Business Media, will be held this fall in Long Beach, CA. But first, the organizers at Resource Innovation Institute and associated steering committee members will need to review speaker proposals. Have you sent in an abstract yet?

In years past, I’ve blogged about the opportunities available to help shape the conference programs that LEDs Magazine supports, from Strategies in Light to our Horticultural Lighting and HortiCann conferences. Is this opportunity any different, you may ask? Well, yes, I think so.

For starters, we are fortunate to have an incredibly experienced and diversely associated steering committee for this upcoming Resilient Harvests event. You can see a list of members on the conference website, but note that they come from many professional backgrounds: market development programs, like the DesignLights Consortium; utilities and agencies such as Southern California Edison and California Energy Commission; and agricultural academia and consultancy as well, including McGill University and Agritecture.

Why does that matter? The steering committee reflects the breadth of content and knowledge the organizers are seeking for this Resilient Harvests Conference. The strategy is to bring together speakers who are actively involved in policy and regulations, technology integration, and business development opportunities such as energy efficiency programs and utility offerings with those who are striving to build out the future of controlled environment agriculture (CEA).

Resilient Harvests is intended to connect those with the knowledge and ability to drive growth in the CEA market with the industry stakeholders and operators of CEA facilities.

Send in your abstract by May 23. You can contact conference director Derek Smith for questions. We look forward to expanding our CEA knowledge and sharing this conference program with you as we learn more.

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CARRIE MEADOWS is managing editor of LEDs Magazine, with 20 years’ experience in business-to-business publishing across technology markets including solid-state technology manufacturing, fiberoptic communications, machine vision, lasers and photonics, and LEDs and lighting.

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About the Author

Carrie Meadows | Editor-in-Chief, LEDs Magazine

Carrie Meadows has more than 20 years of experience in the publishing and media industry. She worked with the PennWell Technology Group for more than 17 years, having been part of the editorial staff at Solid State Technology, Microlithography World, Lightwave, Portable Design, CleanRooms, Laser Focus World, and Vision Systems Design before the group was acquired by current parent company Endeavor Business Media.

Meadows has received finalist recognition for LEDs Magazine in the FOLIO Eddie Awards, and has volunteered as a judge on several B2B editorial awards committees. She received a BA in English literature from Saint Anselm College, and earned thesis honors in the college's Geisel Library. Without the patience to sit down and write a book of her own, she has gladly undertaken the role of editor for the writings of friends and family.

Meadows enjoys living in the beautiful but sometimes unpredictable four seasons of the New England region, volunteering with an animal shelter, reading (of course), and walking with friends and extended "dog family" in her spare time.