When

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT
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Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 1:00 PM CDT

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Where

Mariott West 
9960 Wayzata Blvd
St Louis Park, MN 55426
 

 
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Contact

Nan Larson 
Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) 
218.281.7600 ext. 137 
nlarson@auri.org 
 

New Uses Forum 2019 

The 2019 New Uses Forum is dedicated to the idea of accelerating innovation and investment. It brings together some of the most knowledgeable voices on topics related to new uses innovation, including development, investment and support.

The forum will also include panels on finance opportunities, entrepreneurial startup experiences, regional resources and reverse pitch partnership opportunities, as well a variety of breakout sessions for participants. The breakout sessions cover a variety of topics, ranging from innovations in new uses agriculture to investment opportunities via incubators and accelerators.

Wednesday, March 27th

9:00-10:00          Registration

10:00-10:15        Welcome

10:15-11:00        Keynote Address:  Agricultural Innovation

11:00-12:00        Finance and International Opportunities Panel

12:00-1:00           Networking Lunch          

1:00-2:00              Ag and Food Entrepreneurs & Startups Panel       

2:20-2:30             Transition to Breakout Sessions

2:30-3:30              Breakout Sessions                          

3:30-4:00              Networking Break and Visit Exhibits

4:00-5:15              Open Innovation Reverse Pitch Session

5:15-7:15              Reception (Cash Bar)

7:15                       End of Day’s Programmed Activities

 

Thursday, March 28th

7:30-8:25              Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:25-9:25              Local and Regional Resources for Development and Growth

9:25-10:10           Commodity Group Reverse Pitch

10:10-10:35         Networking Break and Visit Exhibits

10:35-11:20         Keynote Address:  Past USDA Secretary of Agriculture and CEO of US Dairy Export Council Tom Vilsack

11:20-11:30         Closing Comments and Transition to Breakouts          

11:30-12:30         Breakout Sessions

12:30     Adjourn

 

AGENDA:

Wednesday, March 27th

9:00-10:00          Registration
10:00-10:15        Welcome
10:15-11:00        Keynote Address:  Agricultural Innovation
11:00-12:00        Finance and International Opportunities Panel
12:00-1:00          Networking Lunch          
1:00-2:20            Ag and Food Entrepreneurs & Startups Panel       
2:20-2:30            Transition to Breakout Sessions
2:30-3:30            Breakout Sessions                         
3:30-4:00            Networking Break and Visit Exhibits
4:00-5:30            Open Innovation Reverse Pitch Session
5:30-7:30            Reception (Cash Bar)
7:30                    End of Day’s Programmed Activities

Thursday, March 28th

7:30-8:30            Continental Breakfast and Networking
8:30-9:30            Local and Regional Resources for Development and Growth
9:30-10:10          Commodity Group Reverse Pitch
10:10-10:35        Networking Break and Visit Exhibits
10:35-11:20        Keynote Address:  Past USDA Secretary of Agriculture and CEO of US Dairy Export          Council Tom Vilsack
11:20-11:30        Closing Comments and Transition to Breakouts
11:30-12:30        Breakout Sessions
12:30                Adjourn

Participant Hotel Rooms

AURI has secured a block of hotel rooms at a special rate of $159/night for event participants. To take advantage of this limited time rate, please visit the hotel's online reservation portal by clicking here.  Please direct all questions about overnight accommodations to the hotel .