Especialty Crazy Idea Awards

“There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.”

― Aristotle

Do you have an idea to improve the world of specialty crops that you are embarrassed to share? Have people told you that your ideas are especially crazy? Instead of talking yourself out of your crazy ideas, now is the time to listen to them.

When it comes to sharing crazy ideas, the challenge is often in finding a platform where ideas are valued. Now you have a chance to share your crazy ideas with a supportive group of peers in a setting that celebrates unique ideas to solve the challenges of minor uses.

Sign up for our Especialty Crazy Idea contest! You will have 5 minutes to share your idea at the Summit Opening Reception on February 5, 2024, in front of other minds that share your passion for minor uses and specialty crops. No presentations, no props. Just you, your crazy idea, the microphone, the stage and an audience of peers.

The audience will vote real time and at the end of the presentations there will be an award ceremony. There will be prizes, handshakes, and celebration. 

Most visionaries who have changed the world are crazy. This is our XPRIZE. Who knows? Maybe this could be your stepping stone on the path to EarthShot.

  • What: Especialty Crazy Idea Awards
  • Where: Global Minor Use Summit IV Opening Reception – Main Stage
  • When: February 5, 2024 Evening Reception
  • Why: The world needs crazy ideas. Do you have an idea to improve the world of minor uses that seems a bit crazy? It might just be the next idea that changes the landscape for specialty crops.
  • How: Sign up to present your idea in 5-minutes or less. No presentations, no props.  Just you, your crazy idea, the microphone, the stage and the audience.

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Thank You Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors

USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Diamond Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

Syngenta Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Corteva Agriscience Gold Sponsor

Bronze Sponsors

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