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Monday, February 24

Day One:

A Technical Immersion into Indoor Agriculture



8:30-9:00AM          Continental Breakfast

9:00-11:00AM         UL 8800 Horticultural Lighting Safety Workshop

Learn About the Importance of Designing A Grow Facility Using Lighting Equipment That Is Safety Certified to UL 8800, the New Safety Standard for Horticultural Lighting Equipment and Systems.


Ed Joseph, Principal Engineer, Lighting Safety UL LLC

La Jolla Ballroom – General Session


11:00-12:00PM        Lighting Research Roundtable

What are the latest findings in our collective understanding of plant responses to light spectra? How can sunlight and electric lighting solutions be most optimally combined to produce the most efficient production? How do the newest electric light fixtures effectively mimic sunlight?

Moderated by Dr. Mark Lefsrud, McGill University

Dr. Dave Hawley, Fluence by OSRAM

Sundarajan Mutialu, Azentive

Dr. Neall Digert, Solatube International

La Jolla Ballroom – General Session


12:15PM                     Lunch

Grab and go box lunch and board a bus for your chosen site tour destination.

La Jolla Marriott Lobby


12:30PM                  Lunch and Learn Field Trips - Buses Depart

La Jolla Marriott Lobby

Bus 1: OutCo cannabis cultivation facility

Tour a leading licensed cannabis cultivation operation featuring efficient technologies.


Bus 2: Solatube International demonstration facility

Sponsored by Solatube International

Discover the promise of daylighting for indoor facilities.

1:00-2:30PM            Tours


3:15PM                      Buses Return to Hotel


3:30 – 5:15PM         Technical Advisory Council Summit

Join members of RII’s Technical Advisory Councils (TACs) of leading cultivators, equipment manufacturers, utilities, architects, engineers and policy experts as they gather to leverage the multi-disciplinary TAC platform of ongoing collaboration to review best practices in various sectors of the cultivation market. 


- Interact with the HVAC and Lighting Working Group members who recently published Best Practices Guides for Cannabis Cultivation & Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) on HVAC and LED Lighting. 

- Hear about the findings of RII’s first Utility Needs Assessment Survey on CEA and learn of the Utility Working Group’s key deliverables for 2020 focused on research and knowledge-sharing for creating better programs to serve cultivators. 

- Engage with the newly formed Data and Policy Working Groups as they lay out their 2020 work plans to drive resource efficient cultivation.

La Jolla Ballroom - General Session


5:30- 7:00PM          Welcome Reception, followed by beach bonfire (location TBD,


Grand Foyer Exhibit Hall

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