Conference Program

Seagriculture USA

11 - 12 September 2024

Ketchikan, Alaska, USA

Theme of Seagriculture USA 2024: Exploring New Frontiers

The theme of Seagriculture USA 2024, Exploring New Frontiers, embodies the spirit of innovation and discovery of the seaweed industry's evolution in the United States. This theme resonates with the pioneering efforts in cultivating seaweed in Alaska's unique environment – a testament to venturing into uncharted waters.

It's an invitation to stakeholders from various sectors to come together, share ideas, and forge new paths, aiming to transform challenges into opportunities. This theme is a beacon for collective action, steering the future of the seaweed industry towards sustainable and economically viable paths.

Program is tentative and subject to changes.

Conference day 1: Wednesday 11 September 2024
Session 1: Past, present and future of the Alaskan seaweed industry 

During this session, we will have a close look at the Alaskan seaweed industry, how and when it all started, what the status is today, and where it is all moving in the last frontier state.

Session 2: Seaweed industry from a global perspective

During this session, the speakers will give an overview of the global state of play of the seaweed industry. What are the trends? What are the challenges? These and many other questions will be discussed.

Session 3: Panel discussion: Marketing seaweeds and the seaweed industry

If we want to establish a flourishing seaweed industry in the USA in the coming years, which is at the same scale as agriculture, marketing of seaweeds and the seaweed industry will be very important. Our panelists will discuss various aspects of this interesting topic. 

Session 4: Innovations in seaweed biorefinery and applications

There is a lot of innovation ongoing in the processing and application of seaweeds in various areas. During this session, three speakers will present their recent work.

Conference day 2: Thursday 12 September 2024

Session 5: Exploring New Frontiers 

The theme of this year’s conference is Exploring New Frontiers. During this session, experts from around the world will present examples of how they explored new frontiers related to seaweeds.

Session 6: Panel discussion: How to accelerate the US seaweed industry?

During this panel discussion, various stakeholders will discuss the status of the US seaweed industry, and the challenges that need to be overcome to accomplish a thriving US seaweed industry.

Session 7: To be confirmed
Seaweed Elevator PitchesThe Seaweed Elevator Pitches offer a unique, fast-paced, and diverse session where presenters have five minutes to deliver a concise, impactful presentation on their activities and innovative ideas. All topics are possible as long as they deal with seaweeds.
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