Innovate 2021: USHBC + NABC Tech Symposium and Fall Meetings

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) is excited to announce the program and lineup of speakers for Innovate 2021: USHBC + NABC Tech Symposium and Fall Meetings, Sept. 27-Oct. 1. 

USHBC and NABC invites blueberry industry stakeholders to attend virtually for a week packed with education, inspiration, and opportunities to tackle blueberry industry business. The event features speakers discussing tech, innovation, marketing, genetics, health research, soil science, pollination and more. 

The day-by-day program can be found here (scroll down to Schedule Overview and click Full Schedule). 

  • Mon., 9/27: Welcome Reception
  • Tues., 9/28: Tech Symposium
  • Weds., 9/29: Tech Tour & Dinner
  • Thurs., 9/30 USHBC & NABC Meetings
  • Friday., 10/1: Blueberry Field Tours
  • Daily presenting sponsors include Naturipe, Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, Hortifrut, MBG Marketing and Munger Farms. 

The event’s featured keynote speaker is Dr. Ananth Kalyanaraman, professor and Boeing Centennial Chair in computer science at Washington State University (WSU) and the lead principal investigator and director for the newly established AgAID Institute. Dr. Kalyanaraman will share why a shift in the way we build AI systems is a must for complex agricultural ecosystems, and how the AgAID Institute is partnering to develop innovative AI technologies for ag application.

While the event is at capacity for in-person attendance, interested stakeholders can register to participate virtually via a la carte pricing, listed here