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Three days. Six subject tracks. Over 50 carefully curated sessions with unique, actionable content.

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Fall 2020 Agenda

Day 1, Sept. 8, 2020

All Times Pacific

09:30 – 10:15am
Keynote: Future of Cannabis
By Steve DeAngelo Founder | Last Prisoner Project and Harborside

10:30 – 11:00am
Keynote: The PowHER of Women in Business
By Wanda James Founder & CEO | Simply Pure Dispensary

11:15am – 12:15pm
Cannabis Media Coverage in a COVID-19 World
By Andre Bourque Industry Connector & Emerge Co-Founder, Jimi Devine Cannabis Columnist & Critic | L.A. Weekly, Warren Bobrow CEO: Klaus Apothicaire | Author | Chef/Barman | Cannabis Alchemist | Master Mixologist, Lindsey Bartlett Cannabis Beat Journalist, Javier Hasse CEO | El Planteo

11:15am – 12:15pm
The 21st Century LED & Integrated Design Revolution in Cannabis Cultivation
By Ash Ganley CEO | GrowRay Lighting Technologies

11:15am – 12:15pm
Multicultural Experiences in Technology Innovation
By Solonje Burnett Co-Founder | Humble Bloom, Andy Singh Founder | Nuvata, Seibo Shen Co-Founder & CEO | VapeXhale, Sohum Shah Founder & CEO | Durban Creative Media, Robert Tankson Co-Founder & COO | PrestoDoctor

12:30 – 1:30pm
Cannabis Investing in a COVID World
By Tracey Mason Co-Founder & CEO | House of Saka, Anuj Desai Host | The Cannabis Conversation Podcast, Nina Simosko CCO | Akerna, Marion Mariathasan CEO & Co-Founder | Simplifya, Peter Vogel Co-Founder | Leafwire

12:30 – 1:30pm
Fast-Acting Edibles: How Technology & Food Science are Fueling the Biggest Change in Cannabis
By Shawn Biega CEO & Co-Founder | Daytrip Beverages, John Houston CEO | Kushla Life Sciences, Sahar Ayinehsazian Attorney & Co-Lead, Banking and Financial Services Access Dept | Vicente Sederberg LLP, Drew Hathaway Senior Scientist | Stillwater Brands & Caliper Foods, Austin Stevenson Chief Innovation Officer | Vertosa

1:45 – 2:45pm
The Emerging Luxury Cannabis Market: How Elevated Brands are Elevating Consumer Experience
By Sierra E. Cooke CA Director | Coda Signature, Jonathan Spadafora Head of Sales & Marketing | Veritas, Ashley Grace CRO | Dalwhinnie Enterprises, Shannon Kaygi CEO & Co-Founder | Eossi Beauty

1:45 – 2:45pm
Investment Pitch Hour
By Lina Constantinovici Founder | Innovation 4.4, Kellie Seringer Founder | Symmetry Capital Management / Medicus LP, Les Szabo Director of Constructive Capital | Dr. Bronner, Marion Mariathasan CEO & Co-Founder | Simplifya, Geoff Trotter Co-Founder & CGO | Regennabis, Matthew Nordgren CEO & Co-Founder | ARCADIAN Fund, Peter Vogel Co-Founder | Leafwire

3:00 – 4:00pm
Multicultural Voices in Cannabis Law
By Shabnam Malek Partner | Brand & Branch LLP, Hirsh Jain Director of Government Affairs | Caliva, Shalina Kaur Pannu Founder & CEO | Shal We Toke?, Fabiola Jimenez Sr Transactional Attorney | Cultiva Law, PLLC, Omar Figueroa Founder | Law Offices of Omar Figueroa

3:00 – 4:00pm
How to Scale a CBD Company without Digging Yourself into a Hole
By Sysamone Phaphon Head of Growth | Vertosa

3:00 – 4:00pm
Driving CPG Innovation through Israeli Science
By Josh Rubin Co-Founder & CEO | Day Three Labs

4:15 – 5:15pm
What to Look for in Ancillary Cannabis Investment Opportunities
By Matthew Nordgren CEO & Co-Founder | ARCADIAN Fund

4:15 – 5:15pm
The Rise of Cannabis Tourism
By Danielle Jackson “Miz D” CEO | Dvibz, Monique Jackson-Fitzgerald Co-Founder & CEO | Inndica.com, Brian Applegarth Co-Founder & President | Enlightn Strategies, Omar Figueroa Founder | Law Offices of Omar Figueroa, Leah Lakstins Co-Founder | Higher Ed Hemp Tours

4:15 – 5:15pm
Tomorrow’s Grower: How Emerging Technology is Reshaping the Future of Cannabis Cultivation
By Ryan Douglas Cannabis Growth Consultant | Ryan Douglas Cultivation, LLC

5:30 – 6:15pm
Keynote Panel: Social Equity in Cannabis Discussion
By Felicia Carbajal Community Organizer | The Social Impact Center, Malia Anderson Founder | LadyLike 420, Natalie Papillion Founder & Executive Director | The Equity Organization, Melanie Coddington Founder | Sungrown Studio

6:30 – 9:00pm
Last Prisoner Project’s The State of Social Justice + Networking
By Mikelina Belaineh Dir, Criminal Justice Law & Policy | Last Prisoner Project, Evelyn LaChapelle Community Engagement Manager | Vertosa, Sarah Gersten Executive Director & General Counsel | Last Prisoner Project, Andrew DeAngelo Co-Founder | Last Prisoner Project and Harborside Inc.

6:30 – 9:00pm
Women in Cannabis Biz Power Hour + Networking
By Wanda James Founder & CEO | Simply Pure Dispensary, Lisa Tsou Founder | The Winning Pitch

7:00pm – 12:00 midnight
Sensi Media Presents: Re-Leaf Concert Series
By Devara ThunderBeat , Set In Sand , Edamame songs to help you float, Alexander Kofi Washington JAH KINGS, Daniel KatsüK Composer & Performer | KatsüK, Dub FX

Day 2, Sept. 9, 2020

All Times Pacific

09:15 – 10:15am
End the Cycle: Overcoming Oppression and Cannabis Prisoner Restitution
By Christopher Foltz VP Global Reach | Sensi Media Group, Devara ThunderBeat , Ru Johnson Owner | Roux Black Consulting, AshEL SeaSunZ Eldridge Performer & Vocalist, Alexander Kofi Washington JAH KINGS, Daniel KatsüK Composer & Performer | KatsüK, Carl John Musician & Author, Sidecar Tommy Co-Founder | Beats Antique, Sierra Marin Singer/Songwriter, Minista Zin Uru Hip Hop Kulture, I,Star Musicians | IStarVision, Andrew DeAngelo Co-Founder | Last Prisoner Project and Harborside Inc.

09:15 – 10:15am
World of Psychedelics
By Madison Margolin Co-Founder | DoubleBlind, Shelby Hartman Co-Founder | DoubleBlind

10:30 – 11:00am
Keynote: Jim Belushi — Advocacy, Cultivation and Equity
By Jim Belushi Founder | Belushi’s Farm Cannabis

11:15am – 12:15pm
What Data Can Tell Us About Cannabis Trends & Opportunities
By John Kagia Chief Knowledge Officer | New Frontier Data

11:15am – 12:15pm
Investing for Impact: A Multi-Capital Approach for the Cannabis Industry
By Geoff Trotter Co-Founder & CGO | Regennabis

12:30 – 1:30pm
How to Survive an IRS Audit
By Naomi Granger Founder | NACAT Pros

12:30 – 1:30pm
New and Innovative Retail Technology, And How It May Impact a Post-COVID Market
By Matt Young Co-Founder & CEO | APOP Media, Joe Caltabiano Cannabis Entrepreneur, Camille Roistacher Founder & CEO | Voyage Distribution / Wyllow

12:30 – 1:30pm
Women in Cultivation & Manufacturing
By The Dank Duchess Managing Editor | Skunk Magazine, Elise McRoberts CMO | Doc Green, Mila Jansen Founder | Pollinator Company Amsterdam, Josey Heston Sr. Sales Executive | Mammoth Microbes, Tina Gordon Cultivation | moonmade farms, Jenny-Beth Dills Founder | Kind Cannabis Consulting

1:45 – 2:45pm
Hemp Testing: What, When & Why
By Roger Brown President | ACS Laboratory

3:00 – 4:00pm
Cannabis Convos with Executive Director Cat Packer
By Rico Lamitte Founder | The Suave Life, LLC, Cat Packer Executive Director & General Manager | LA Dept of Cannabis Regulation, Ry Russell Host & Producer | WeedBudz Radio

3:00 – 4:00pm
How to Get the Highest Quality Lab Results & Production Products
By Melissa Fauth President & CEO | FRITSCH Milling & Sizing Inc.

3:00 – 4:00pm
Cannabis Beverages
By Cynthia Salarizadeh Founder & President | House of Saka, Jake Bullock Co-Founder & CEO | Cann, Todd Rosales Creator & Host | Elevate Your Grind Podcast, Dooma Wendschuh Co-Founder | Province Brands of Canada

4:15 – 5:15pm
Successful Strategies in the Infused Products Market
By Ron Silver Chief Creative Officer | Azuca

4:15 – 5:15pm
Sustainability as a Business & Brand Value Driver in the Cannabis Industry
By Erica Halverson CEO & Founder | Tiny e Paper Co., Jonathan Yohannan SVP, Integrated Communications | KIND, Cristian Barcan Principal/Founder | Crossover Sustainability Solutions, Lina Constantinovici Founder | Innovation 4.4, Kellie Seringer Founder | Symmetry Capital Management / Medicus LP, Geoff Trotter Co-Founder & CGO | Regennabis

4:15 – 5:15pm
Importance of Cannabis Testing
By Merril Gilbert Co-Founder & CEO | TraceTrust, Niranjan Aryal Lab Director | Certus Analytics, Wes Burk President | Emerald Scientific

5:30 – 6:15pm
Keynote: Conversation with Carlos Dew of superbad
By Carlos Dew CEO | superbad inc.

7:00 – 9:00pm
CBD Nation Premiere: Q&A with Andrew DeAngelo and David Jakubovic
By David Jakubovic Founder | Mad Machine Films / Director | “CBD Nation”, Andrew DeAngelo Co-Founder | Last Prisoner Project and Harborside Inc.

7:30 – 11:30pm
Sensi Media Presents: Re-Leaf Concert Series
By Carl John Musician & Author, Sidecar Tommy Co-Founder | Beats Antique, Sierra Marin Singer/Songwriter, Minista Zin Uru Hip Hop Kulture, Dub FX , I,Star Musicians | IStarVision

Day 3, Sept. 10, 2020

All Times Pacific

10:00 – 10:30am
Keynote: Future of Cannabis Legislation
By Senator Daylin Leach Senator | PA State Senate

10:45 – 11:45am
Leadership Lessons from Female Cannabis Advocates
By Frances Gonzalez Founder | Latinas Cannapreneurs, Felicia Carbajal Community Organizer | The Social Impact Center, Mahala Herron Founder | Hala Hemp, Maha Haq Founder & President | Cannaclub University, Melissa “MJ” Stapley Founder & CEO | MJ Hybrid Solutions

10:45 – 11:45am
From the Vape Crisis to Uncertain Public Markets, the Need for Crisis Communications in Cannabis is Here
By Tom Brooksher CEO | Clear Cannabis, Inc., Lisa Buffo Founder & CEO | Cannabis Marketing Association (CMA), Ricardo Baca CEO & Founder | Grasslands: A Journalism-Minded Agency

10:45 – 11:45am
The STEM Women of Cannabis
By Sarah Blankinship Founder & CEO | Right Sciences, Dr. Swathi Varanasi Integrative Health & Medical Cannabis Pharmacist, Mara Gordon Founder | Aunt Zelda’s™️, Dr. Haleli Sharir VP, Business Development | Univo Pharmaceuticals

12:00 – 1:00pm
Emerging Markets: Cannabis Investing & Beyond
By Christopher Foltz VP Global Reach | Sensi Media Group, Jeanne Sullivan CIO | Arcview Ventures, Matt Hawkins Founder & Managing Partner | Entourage Effect Capital, Tae Darnell Co-Founder | Sensi Media Group

12:00 – 1:00pm
Job Hunting 2.0
By Lisa Tsou Founder | The Winning Pitch

12:00 – 1:00pm
Let’s Talk Hemp
By Marc Grignon Director | Hempstead Project Heart, Inc., Charles Cai Associate Research Faculty | CE-CERT, Scheril Murray Powell, Esq. Agricultural & Cannabis Attorney | Doumar, Allsworth, et al., Cait Curley CEO | Cait Curley Media, Morris Beegle Co-Founder & President | WAFBA

1:15 – 2:15pm
Breaking The Cycle: Dismantling Systemic Racism in Cannabis through Allyship, Commitment, and Accountability
By Gia Morón President | WomenGrow, Todd Hughes Chairman of the Board | Minority Cannabis Business Association, Erik Range Board Chair | Minorities for Medical Marijuana, Mikelina Belaineh Dir, Criminal Justice Law & Policy | Last Prisoner Project, Roz McCarthy Founder & CEO | Minorities for Medical Marijuana, Inc.

1:15 – 2:15pm
Terpene Science: Benefits & Effects of Individual Terpenes and Various Terpene Combinations
By Dr. John Abrams Chairman & CSO | The Clinical Endocannabinoid System Consortium (CESC), Kevin Koby Founding Partner & Chief Science Officer | ABSTRAX, Dr. Susan Trapp Cannabis, Hemp & Terpene Consultant, Wes Burk President | Emerald Scientific

1:15 – 2:15pm
Minorities in Retail
By June Johnson Event & Social Media Manager | Sava, Sophie Felix President | ICBWA, Malia Anderson Founder | LadyLike 420, Melanie Coddington Founder | Sungrown Studio

2:30 – 3:30pm
Cannabis Media: Disrupting the Mainstream
By Christopher Foltz VP Global Reach | Sensi Media Group, David Jakubovic Founder | Mad Machine Films / Director | “CBD Nation”, Stephanie Wilson Editor in Chief | Sensi Magazine, Ron Kolb CEO & Founder | Sensi Media Group, Stone Slade Co-Founder, Producer & Host | Pleasure Crew Productions, Andre Bourque Industry Connector & Emerge Co-Founder

2:30 – 3:30pm
Quick & Dirty Hacks to Launch Your Cannabis Brand
By Helene Servillon Chief Strategy Officer | Greater Holdings, Scott Goldie Co-Founder | Goldenseed, Alex Rowland Chairman & CEO | NT Ventures (New Tropic), Jake Kuczeruk VP, Business Development | The Arcview Group

2:30 – 3:30pm
Beating Regulators to the Punch: What Cannabis can Learn from the Alcohol & Gaming Industries about Self-Regulation
By Ari Walker CEO | Integrated Beverage Group, James Keyes Owner | BODU Solutions, John Hoskins Operations Manager | ASI Food Safety, Tyler Williams Founder & CTO | Cannabis Safety & Quality, Jackie Bowen Executive Director | Clean Label Project

3:30 – 4:15pm
Keynote: Ricky Williams
By Ricky Williams Co-Founder & VP, Product Development | Real Wellness

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We’re expecting over 5,000 participants for this highly anticipated event.
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WHAT

3 days. 4 subject tracks. Over 30 sessions. More than 50 exhibitors. 5,000+ attendees. PLUS: The Cannabis CLIO Awards and the USA CBD Expo are included!

WHEN

Winter 2020 Emerge Live Kickoff begins Tues., Dec. 15, through Thurs., Dec 17, 2020. Utilize the environment for 90 days.