June 18, 2018
Contact: Brian Filipowich
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
International Aquaponics Conference Coming to Hartford, CT this September
WHO: The Aquaponics Association
WHAT: Putting Up Shoots; Annual Aquaponics Conference
This three-day conference will feature: the top aquaponics experts from around the world; tours of commercial aquaponics operations; a vendor showroom with the latest aquaponics technology; live builds and hands-on demonstrations; and interactive discussions and social events for aquaponics growers of all stripes to collaborate.
The Conference will feature four learning tracks: Commercial Aquaponics; Community Aquaponics; Aquaponics Research & Food Safety; and Aquaponics in STEM Education
WHEN: September 21-23, 2018
WHERE: Hilton Hartford Hotel, Hartford, CT
WHY: The Aquaponics Association’s annual conference is to advance the practice of aquaponics by connecting growers, researchers and enthusiasts from around the world.
BACKGROUND: Aquaponics is method of cultivating fish and plants in an efficient, water-based system. It has the potential to greatly decrease the toll of agriculture on our environment, stimulate local economic growth anywhere, and improve our health through better access to fresh fruits, vegetables, and fish.
Last year in Portland, Oregon the Aquaponics Association’s annual conference theme was Putting Down Roots, where we had over 250 guests from over 10 countries. This year we are crossing the country for Putting Up Shoots, signifying the next step of our practice’s growth.
The Conference will unite guests from all corners of the aquaponics practice, including: growers, aquaculture professionals, equipment suppliers, teachers, students, researchers, regulators, policy-makers, investors, chefs and more.
This collaborative event will identify how we can work together to overcome barriers and grow more of our food with aquaponics.