SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 1, 2018--Silicon Valley Forum today announced their upcoming AgTech immersion program “ The Seeds of Our Future: Innovating Global AgTech,” to be held August 27 - August 30th, 2018, in Silicon Valley and Northern California. Since the inaugural event in 2016, “The Seeds of Our Future” has gathered attendees from all over the world for a one-week journey through innovative farms and companies to examine agricultural challenges on a local and global scale.

“‘ The Seeds of Our Future ’ is a great opportunity to learn first-hand about the intersection between agriculture and new technology,” said Denyse Cardozo, CEO of Silicon Valley Forum. “AgTech is a huge initiative for us here at Silicon Valley Forum—it fosters a unique connection between time-honored knowledge and bold new methods, because it requires past and future to work in harmony. It’s a delicate balance, and every year at our annual ‘Seeds of Our Future’ immersion program, we take an up-close look at successful solutions already in practice, right from the very fields where they're being implemented.”

The program will also feature global AgTech experts to share unique perspectives and key insights. A few key participants this year include George Kellerman, COO at Yamaha Motor Ventures (a premier partner of the event); Nolan Paul, R&D at Driscoll’s; and Danny Royer, VP of Technology at Bowles Farming Company. Conference speakers include Karen Ross, Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture and Peter Wren-Hilton, Executive Director of Agritech New Zealand, among many others.

Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley is excited to be the premier partner for a second time on 'The Seeds of Our Future,'” said George Kellerman, COO and General Partner. “It’s always exciting to see collaboration potential with both growers and entrepreneurs from around the world, and to explore new methods and new innovation right from the fields where they’re being implemented. The growing relationship between technology and agriculture is filled with potential, and we’re excited to be a part of such a fast-growing ecosystem." In addition to Yamaha Motor Ventures, “The Seeds of Our Future” welcomes Driscoll’s as a Silver Sponsor, as well as numerous international and community partners.

About the event:

The Seeds of Our Future ” Agtech Immersion Program will be held August 27 – 29, 2018, and will tour through a variety of locations in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and the Central Valley. Program tickets automatically include entrance to the full-day conference on August 30, 2018, at Forager in downtown San Jose, CA. Attendees may choose to attend the full program or the conference only—both ticket types and more information are available at the event page.

If you’d like to bring a delegation or inquire about group discounts, email Jonathan Hua at jonathan@siliconvalleyforum.com. Farmers and Growers are invited to attend the conference for free— click here for details.

About Silicon Valley Forum:

At Silicon Valley Forum, we believe in the transformative power of entrepreneurship. We’ve dedicated the last 35 years to helping people learn how to build a business the Silicon Valley way, with a focus on creativity and innovation, using technology to bring society towards a better future. Whether you’re trying to create a company here or build your own Silicon Valley at home, our events and our online portal light the way for you to learn and grow as a 21st century entrepreneur.

Throughout our 35-year history, we’ve created thousands of successful events, programs, and conferences that educate, train, inspire and connect technologists, entrepreneurs, corporates, investors, innovation and startup hubs, and students—in Silicon Valley, throughout the U.S., and globally. We organize over 70 different activities per year, have over 20,000 subscribers/users, and work with over 40 countries worldwide.

Our partners include global leaders like Accenture, IBM, Microsoft, Mercer, and SAP, just to name a few, as well as leading venture capital firms and service providers. Silicon Valley Forum is a fully independent 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.

For more information, visit our website at http://www.siliconvalleyforum.com.

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