One of the central missions of the ASTA Leadership Summit is to foster collaboration, mentoring and continuing education for mid-to senior-level seed industry professionals. As such, the conference agenda features a variety of opportunities for senior-level education, facilitated networking, an awards reception highlighting industry leadership, policy-related content, a Career Fair and several social events. Visit the testimonials page to learn more about the value of the Leadership Summit for mid-to senior-level seed industry professionals.

Mid- to Senior-Level Career Professionals: Learning Objectives

  • Learn the latest industry information about policy developments and industry trends
  • Network with top seed industry executives
  • Learn about team optimization
  • Gain skills and techniques to address challenges within a seed company related to government relations, communications, technology advancements, and business markets
  • Gain new perspectives by collaborating with "rising stars" in the seed industry on key issues
  • Meet new students and potential new hires
  • Mentor the next generation of the seed industry
  • Create an action plan for immediate key takeaways that apply to your career and your company's day to day business

Here is the recommended track of program sessions geared towards mid- to senior-level career professionals:

Sunday, June 16, 2024
Phytosanitary Session: Adapting Ahead: Industry Strategies for Emerging Phytosanitary Challenges (Seed Industry only)1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
What's Different About Leadership in the Seed Industry?2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Get to Know ASTA4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Welcome Reception5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Monday, June 17, 2024
Opening General Session and ASTA Annual Meeting9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
GROWth Chamber: Lessons Learned from Keynote11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
GROWing Our Community1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Workshop: Your Leadership Priorities and How to GROW2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
ASTA Awards Reception5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Federal and State Policy – Impacts on the American Seed Industry8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
Nurturing Leadership within Companies9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
REACHing Those That Matter11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Ground Truthing: Leading Through Change1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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