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Women in Agribusiness Summit 2018

September 24-26

Hilton Denver City Center

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7th Annual Women in Agribusiness Summit

We are currently at maximum capacity for this year's Summit! 

If you are registering with a prepaid numeric sponsor code, please continue to register as normal.
Otherwise, here are three things that you can do:
1. Add yourself to our waitlist for if a spot opens up (please do so by starting a new registration).
2. Become a member so that you'll have access to the session videos after the event - Learn more
3. Register for the 2019 Women in Ag Summit, Sep 24-26 in Minneapolis, MN - Register now


Join our community of hundreds of executive-level women who are passionate about agribusiness, and the crucial need to recruit, retain and advance women in the industry. Seize this opportunity to learn about current industry outlooks and trends, network with influential executives, and develop valuable professional skills in an interactive and innovative forum. The Women in Agribusiness Summit is globally recognized for quality speakers and the breadth of industry content covered. Expert panel discussions along with workshop sessions help delegates expand sector understanding and develop essential leadership skills; equipping women to advance their careers, companies, and the industry!

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Check out some of the exciting upcoming sessions that will be at the 2018 WIA Summit in Denver! 
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Sunday 09/23/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pmWIA Members Only Night Out
Monday 09/24/2018
7:00 am - 2:00 pmIndustry Tour
Five Rivers Cattle Feeding, LLC - Kuner Feedlot & Loveland Products Plant
8:30 am - 12:00 pmShort Course
WIA Leadership Workshop: Transitioning to the Front Lines of Leadership
10:00 am - 2:00 pm Walking Industry Tour (One Hour)
Ardent Mills Innovation Center (AMIC)
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmTemple Grandin Book Signing sponsored by Colorado State University
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmWelcome Mixer sponsored by Cargill
3:00 pm - 3:10 pmWelcome
3:10 pm - 4:00 pmTransforming the Innovation and Gender Gap
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmKeynote Address with Dr. Temple Grandin: The Growing Need for Transparency in Agriculture
5:00 pm - 7:00 pmOpening Night Reception sponsored by Stoel Rives
7:00 pm - 9:00 pmWomen in Protein Dinner sponsored by Beef Checkoff
Tuesday 09/25/2018
6:30 am - 7:30 amYoga
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast sponsored by Land O'Lakes, Inc.
8:30 am - 9:15 amBreakout 1
Track 1: The Hope of Soil
8:30 am - 9:15 amTrack 2: Marketing B2C or B2B? That is the question
8:30 am - 9:15 amTrack 3: Hemp: Ag's Great Missed Opportunity
9:15 am - 9:25 amSession Break
9:25 am - 10:10 amBreakout 2
Track 1: Make Sense of the Changing Trade Environments
9:25 am - 10:10 amTrack 2: Improving Workplace Culture for Better Employee Retention
9:25 am - 10:10 amTrack 3: Alternative Protein: Hype or Hope
10:10 am - 10:40 amCoffee Break
10:40 am - 11:25 amBreakout 3
Track 1: R&D Possibilities for Indoor Controlled Environment Agriculture
10:40 am - 11:25 amTrack 2: Big Data in Agriculture Today
10:40 am - 11:25 amTrack 3: Grain & Oilseed Market Outlook
11:25 am - 11:35 amSession Break
11:35 am - 12:20 pmBreakout 4
Track 1: Privilege: The "Dirty" Word that Exists in Every Workplace
11:35 am - 12:20 pmTrack 2: Relationships at Work: Managing Up
11:35 am - 12:20 pmTrack 3: Landing a Board Position
12:20 pm - 2:00 pmLunch sponsored by Faegre Baker Daniels
2:00 pm - 2:15 pmDemeter Awards of Excellence Presentation
2:15 pm - 3:15 pmBlockchain: What It Is and Why It Matters to You
3:15 pm - 4:15 pmAg Innovation Hour
4:15 pm - 4:45 pmCoffee Break sponsored by National Pork Board
4:45 pm - 5:45 pmKeynote Address with Dr. Jacqueline Applegate: How to Go ALL IN and Embrace Change in Agribusiness
6:00 pm - 8:00 pmReception sponsored by Syngenta
Wednesday 09/26/2018
6:30 am - 7:30 amYoga
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast sponsored by Cargill and Texas A&M University
7:30 am - 8:30 amStudent & Young Professional Breakfast Workshop: Critical Skills for Continued Success on the Job
8:30 am - 8:35 amWelcome
8:35 am - 9:20 amFemale Producers' Panel: Viewpoints from the Farm
9:20 am - 10:05 amWhat's Next? Big Data, Consumer Trends & Emerging Opportunities
10:05 am - 10:35 amCoffee Break
10:35 am - 11:35 amOrigin Green: A Sustainability Success Story
11:35 am - 12:35 pmExecutive Profiles
12:35 pm - 1:30 pmClose of Program and Roundtable Discussions
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Dr. Jacqueline (Jackie) Applegate
President Environmental Science Worldwide

Dr. Temple Grandin
Professor of Animal Science
Colorado State University

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Standard Admission (Until September 6th) $1,299 Register
Standard Admission plus WIA Membership
(saves $50 on admission)
$1,428 Register
Standard Admission for Government
Employees & Non-Profit Organizations
$899 Register
Standard Admission for
Full-time Undergraduate Students
$350 Register
Leadership Workshop $250 (workshop only)
$199 (add-on to Summit)

For more information on our cancelation policies, please visit our Terms & Conditions page.

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Hilton Denver City Center
1701 California Street, Denver, Colorado, USA, 80202
(303) 297-1300

Overflow Hotel Blocks:
Courtyard Marriott Denver Downtown - 934 16th St Mall, Denver, CO 80202 - (303) 571-1114
AC Hotel Denver Downtown - 750 15th St, Denver, CO 80202 - (303) 825-2888
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If you are interested in joining these industry leaders as a Women in Agribusiness Summit Sponsor, please contact Managing Director, Joy O'Shaughnessy.


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If you are interested in joining these industry leaders as a Women in Agribusiness Summit Partner, please contact Michelle Marshall.

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Ardent Mills
Colorado State University
CropScience, a division of Bayer
Harvard Business School
Iowa State University
Kansas State University
National FFA Foundation
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