July 7-8
Denver, CO
2022 AllianceX registration closed


An alumni-only, high-energy networking and speaker experience

High energy. Fast paced. Super fun. That could describe a lot of things. But, add those qualities to a connection-steeped, learning-driven and industry-focused event and you have the description of AllianceX, the first offering from the newly structured Alliance Alumni Network.

Taking place in the Mile High City, AllianceX is a two-day program full of learning and development alongside fellow AFA alumni. This experience is designed for alumni to hear from industry experts, executives and entrepreneurs who have big ideas shaping the future of agriculture. Think TEDx-style, 15-minute engaging presentations that inspire you to think about the world of ag in new and innovative ways.

This intimate event capped at 100 seats will allow you to foster connections with other participants and speakers, providing learning through those connections. You'll hear from industry game changers on current trends and innovations, while also gaining personal reflection from speakers who inspire personal and professional growth. 

Quick hits
TEDx-style presentations on trends and innovations
Get inspired
Think about the world of ag in new and creative ways
Stay connected
Network with your fellow AFA Alumni
Experience Info

2022 AllianceX registration closed

July 7-8, 2022

Empower Field at Mile High Stadium
Denver, CO

Hyatt Place Denver/Downtown
440 14th Street
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 893-2900

Room rate: $159/night
Rate valid July 5-10, 2022

To book a room, contact Denise O'Dell, AFA Events Manager. All room requests must be made before July 1.

Upon check-in, you will be required to apply your credit card to the room for payment.

As an AllianceX guest, you will receive complimentary breakfast each morning, Wi-Fi in your guest room, one complimentary drink ticket for the H Bar in the hotel and discounted valet parking at $33/night.

Hyatt Place Denver Downtown is centrally located in downtown Denver, just one block from the Colorado Convention Center, three blocks from Stout Street & 14th Street Light Rail Stop, and two blocks from exist 212B off 1-25. Denver International Airport (DEN) is 24.7 miles drive from the hotel.

Public transport from Denver International Airport
Take the RTD A-Line train from the airport to Union Station. From Union Station, take the free 16th Street MallRide to Glenarm Pl. Walk two blocks southwest to the intersection of 14th St and Glenarm Pl.



Jul 7
Jul 8
9:00 a.m.
Offsite Tour at Jack’s Solar Garden
2:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
Game Changer speaker
4:30 p.m.
Networking break
5:00 p.m.
Mini speaker block
6:00 p.m.
Reflection and announcements
6:05 p.m.
7:15 p.m.
Coffee Conversations with Russ and Jared
8:00 p.m.
Evening Activities with the National AFA Alliance Advisory Council
Game Changer Speakers
Jim Chambers
Jim Chambers
Vice President, Worldwide Agriculture Division
Trimble Agriculture
“What will it take to elevate your game? Are you a team player or a dream chaser? I am thrilled to share my deep industry knowledge and business acumen to help you reflect and refresh on how YOU can be at the top of your game, no matter where you are in your career. Through exercises and thought-provoking dialogue, prepare to look within — and beyond — to elevate your impact on the ag industry and your professional future during this exciting session."
Dan Dye
Dan Dye
Chief Executive Officer
Ardent Mills
"During the pandemic, the people component of corporate culture shifted into well-deserved limelight. As leaders navigate both people and operations through continued disruption, executives can embrace authenticity, empathy and charisma to prioritize their people — while making a direct impact on the bottom line. In this session, I will share how I crafted a people-first culture defined by purpose at Ardent Mills, and how such deeply rooted values can inspire the next generation of agribiz leaders to redefine what it means to lead."