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Planting the Future

November 9, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

November 9, 2017 | Museum of Science, Skyline Room, 1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114


Quietly but surely, the seeds of the next agricultural revolution are being planted. In the lab and on the farm, scientists, growers and entrepreneurs are posing the questions and tackling the challenges that go to the core of human existence: What can we do to produce sufficient nutritious food in an increasingly unpredictable environment? How can we cultivate crops in a way that benefits, rather than strains, the Earth’s ecosystem?

Join The Atlantic in the great life science hub of Boston for a conversation on the big issues at the intersection of agriculture and technology. Together with the field’s leading scientists, tech innovators, growers and foodies we will explore the innovations and ideas that may just change our food system from the ground up.

2:00 pm ET  Guest Arrival
2:30 pm ET  Program Begins
4:30 pm ET  Closing Reception


  • David Berry; General Partner, Flagship Pioneering
  • Emily Broad Lieb; Director, Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
  • Joie Chen; Journalist and Contributor, AtlanticLIVE
  • Steve Clemons; Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic
  • Dorn Cox; Owner, Tuckaway Farm; President, FarmHack
  • Isha Datar; Executive Director, New Harvest
  • Caleb Harper; Principal Scientist, Director, OpenAG
  • Geoff von Maltzahn; Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, Indigo Agriculture; Partner, Flagship Pioneering
  • Benedetto Marelli; Paul M. Cook Career Development Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT
  • Adrian Percy; Global Head of Research and Development, Bayer Crop Science
  • Bob Rabatsky; Director, Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation, a USAID Program
  • Emily Reichert; Chief Executive Officer, Greentown Labs
  • Issi Rozen; Chief Business Officer, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
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November 9, 2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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