8:00-9:00       Conference Registration

            9:00-9:30       Opening Remarks: Adam Cohen and Dr. George Brooks, Conference Committee Co-Chairs

            9:30-10:00    State of the Aquaponics Association

            10:00              ** Tradeshow Opens **

            10:00-11:30  Morning Presentations

            11:30-12:50  Lunch: Keynote Speaker Ryan Chatterson, Chatterson Farms

            1:00-5:00       Afternoon Presentations

            6:00-7:30       Silent Auction and Raffle

            6:30-8:30       Dinner: Keynote Speaker Ken Armstrong, Ouroboros Farms



             8:00-11:00    Aquaponics Association Annual Meeting

             11:00-12:00  Morning Presentations

             12:00-1:30    LUNCH

             1:30-3:30       Afternoon Presentations


Saturday Presentation Schedule

  Sustainable Communities Aquaponics in Education Commercial Aquaponics
10:00 – 10:30 Quantifying and Monetizing the Benefits of Aquaponics

Brian Filipowich

“Look! We Did It Ourselves!” Building Student Engagement with Aquaponics and Hands-on Activities.

David Cohen

Promoting Aquaponics & CSA in CHINA.

Shumin Wang

10:30 – 11:00 Educational AP systems. Demo and school based systems.

Chris Griggs

Aquaponic Farm Marketing Strategies.

Tawnya Sawyer

11:00 – 12:30 LUNCH: Featured Speaker – Ryan Chatterson of Chatterson Farms
1:00 – 1:30 A Natural Endless Food Supply.

Chad Hudspeth

Moving Water Around the Aquaponics Using an Air Pump.

Glenn Martinez

Organic Certification of Aquaponic Systems.

Ryan Costello

1:30 – 2:00 Organic Aquaponics is Going Mainstream.

Patrick McKee

2:00 – 2:30 From Target Mom to Backyard Grocery.

Brooke Burnett

Farm Labs – A Pathway For Healthy Communities.

David Rosenstein

So, You Want To Start A Farm?

Rob Torcellini

2:30 – 3:00 Aquaponics as a Catalyst for Community Development & Collaborative Partnerships.

Kate Wildrick

Aquaponics in the Classroom: become your student’s most admired teacher.

Ed Tivnan

3:00 – 3:30 Aquaponics: out of the backyard and into the classroom.

Gay Leigh Bingham

Aquaponic Economics – Using Hard Numbers To Discuss Feasibility.

Adam Cohen

3:30 – 4:00 Can Decoupling with Fertigation Result in Mainstreaming Aquaponics?

Richard V. Tyson

A Look at the History of Commercial Aquaponic Systems, In Order to Chart a Path for the Future.

Rob Nash

4:00 – 4:30 Water chemistry for fun and profit.

Eddie Beuerlein

Classroom Aquaponics: Engaging Students from Non-Science Disciplines in Inquiry-Based Sustainable Agriculture. Kevin Savage PANEL DISCUSSION:

Commercial Aquaponics – Myths and Realities

4:00 – 5:00

Sunday Schedule

  Sustainable Communities Aquaponics in Education Commercial Aquaponics
8:00 – 11:00 Aquaponics Association Annual Meeting and Planning Session
11:00 – 11:30 Farmer With No Land.

Tyaga Welch

Developing a 21’st Century Controlled Environment Agriculture Training Facility at Santa Fe Community College.

R. Charlie Shultz

Funding, Planning and Engaging: Finding money for your Commercial Farm.

Jason Waligoske

11:30 – 12:00 Hacking Aquaponics: How we repurposed our backyard play pool to grow 400 pounds of food.

George Brooks

Beyond Aquaponics – Ecoponex – the Next Generation of Renewable Food and Energy Production.

Benjamin Brant

12:00 – 1:30 LUNCH
1:30 – 2:00 Closing the Loops in Aquaponics, a Permaculture Approach.

Max Meyers


The Future of Aquaponics In Education

Overview of Production and Marketability of Several Vegetable Crops Reared Under Different Light Technologies in a Indoor Aquaponic System.

George Pate

2:00 – 2:30  


Aquaponics Production Data: Loss or Profit?

D. Allen Pattillo

2:30 – 3:00