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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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3 days. 3 subject tracks. Over 30 sessions. More than 50 exhibitors. 2,500+ attendees. 

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Spring Emerge 2021 Live Kickoff starts Tues, March 16, through Thurs, March 18, 2021. Utilize the environment for 90 days.