What’s Your Agenda?

Spring Emerge 2021 kicks off Tuesday March 30 – Thursday April 1!

Three days. Three subject tracks. 36+ carefully curated sessions with unique, actionable content.
(Agenda is subject to changes/updates)

Two Types of  Breakout Sessions!
Quick Hits: Industry Overviews + Fast & Actionable Takeaways | Deep Dives: In-Depth Discussions & Detailed Strategies

What’s Your Agenda?

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

PROGRAM NOTE: Panel moderators are not necessarily listed first in sessions.

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Spring 2021 Agenda – Bookmark this Page for Speaker and Session Updates!

Day 1, Mar. 30, 2021

All Times Pacific

8:00-9:00am | Expo Hall Open!
Build your Emerge Avatar, explore the Expo Halls, and meet the Emerge exhibitors to enter amazing giveaways!

9:00-9:30am | Opening Keynote – TBA

9:45-10:30am  |  Emerge Deep Dive Sessions

Auditorium A: Cultivation Tactics & Tech Track
Top Growing Tactics for Successful Cultivation, Quality Plants, and Better Yields
Moderator TBA
Panel: Charles Wu, CEO | Nexem; Franny Tacy, CEO | Franny’s Farmacy; Harvey Craig, Founder & CEO | Harvey’s All Naturals; Tyler Dodd, Co-Founder & CEO | Arca Bellum

Auditorium B: Manufacturing & Science Track
Manufacturing Trends, Mistakes, and Market Opportunities
Moderator TBA
Panel: Lauren Tamburro, Director of Technical Services & Sales | Vertosa; Raquel Origel, Founder & CEO | Inanna; additional panelists TBA

Auditorium C: Business & Retail Track
Building Corporate Social Responsibility in the Cannabis Industry
Marc Ross, CEO | Needle Consultants

10:45-11:15am  |  Emerge Quick Hits Sessions

Auditorium A: Cultivation Tactics & Tech Track
CO2 in Your Grow: Benefits, Risk, & Safety of CO2 Implementation
Speaker TBA

Auditorium B: Manufacturing & Science Track
Top 3 Factors for Profitable Sustainability in Manufacturing Facilities
Speaker TBA

Auditorium C: Business & Retail Track
Cannabis Biz Legislative Update: What’s Next?
Aaron Smith, CEO | National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA)

11:30am-12:15pm | Cannabis Sustainability Action Panel
Auditorium C
Moderator TBA
Panel TBA

12:15-12:45pm | Exhibitor Giveaways in the Expo Halls!
Hang out with the amazing Emerge Exhibitors and watch the announcements board for your name in the first round of giveaways!

12:45-1:15pm  |  Emerge Quick Hits Sessions

Auditorium A: Cultivation Tactics & Tech Track
Understanding the Cannabis Microbiome to Optimize Outputs
Michael Key, CEO | Impello Biosciences; Tim Gordon, CSO | Functional Remedies

Auditorium B: Manufacturing & Science Track
Consistency in Pre-Rolled Joints
Speaker TBA

Auditorium C: Business & Retail Track
Attracting & Retaining Top Talent for Your Cannabis Business
Jonathan Pratt, Founder & CEO | Life Solutions Group

1:30-2:15pm  |  Emerge Deep Dive Sessions

Auditorium A: Cultivation Tactics & Tech Track
Women in Cannabis Cultivation & Manufacturing
Moderator: Karen Mayberry, CMO & Co-Founder | Trym
Panel: Alicia Wingard, Founder & COO | Flora Terra; Annie Holman, Co-Founder & CEO | The Galley; Eliza Maroney, Co-Founder | Lucky Box Club; additional panelists TBA

Auditorium B: Manufacturing & Science Track
Part I: Opportunities in the Edibles Manufacturing Space
Panel TBA

Auditorium C: Business & Retail Track
Cannabis Sustainability Strategies for Investors & Capital Seekers
Panel TBA

2:30-3:00pm | Closing Session – TBA

Day 2, Mar. 31, 2021

All Times Pacific

8:00-9:00am | Expo Hall Open!
Day Two of amazing Emerge exhibitor resources and giveaways!

9:00-9:30am | Opening Session – TBA

9:45-10:30am  |  Emerge Deep Dive Sessions

Auditorium A: Cultivation Tactics & Tech Track
Energy Efficiency Challenges in Cannabis Cultivation
Moderator: Gretchen Schimelpfenig, Technical Director | Resource Innovation Institute
Panel TBA

Auditorium B: Manufacturing & Science Track
Manufacturing for Sustainable Products & Solutions
Moderator: Ry Russell, Founder | Knot Plastic
Panel: Jason Lammers, General Manager | 420WholesalePack.com; Pamela West, Hemp Food & Fashion Activist | Butterfly Sessions; Scott Sundvor, CEO & Co-Founder | Space Coyote; additional panelist TBA

Auditorium C: Business & Retail Track
Brand & Science Synergy: Leveraging Your Intellectual Property
Mike Hennesy, VP of Innovation | Wana Brands

10:45-11:15am  |  Emerge Quick Hits Sessions

Auditorium A: Cultivation Tactics & Tech Track
RFID-based Solutions for Cultivars
Speaker TBA

Auditorium B: Manufacturing & Science Track
The Untapped Channels of ISO: How Laboratories Add Value to Industry
Shannon Swantek, Principal Scientist & CEO | Enlightened Quality Analytics, LLC

Auditorium C: Business & Retail Track
Sustainability Focus: Feel State
Speakers TBA

11:30am-12:30pm | Cannabis Investor Pitch Contest
Auditorium C
Moderated by Geoff Trotter, Chief Growth Officer & Co-Founder | Regennabis and Peter Vogel, CEO | Leafwire
Judging Panel TBA

12:30-1:00pm | Exhibitor Giveaways in the Expo Halls!
Hang out with the amazing Emerge Exhibitors and watch for your name in the second round of giveaways!

1:00-1:45pm  |  Emerge Deep Dive Sessions

Auditorium A: Cultivation Tactics & Tech Track
Flower Power: Growing & Bringing “Premium” Flower to Market
Moderator: Dan Banks, Director of Cultivation | Lightshade
Panel: William Brinkerhoff Jr, Founder | Lost Coast, additional panelists TBA

Auditorium B: Manufacturing & Science Track
Part II: Opportunities in the Edibles Manufacturing Space
Panel TBA

Auditorium C: Business & Retail Track
Winning Strategies to Invest in Cannabis
Jon Paul, CEO | Grow With Success

2:00-2:30pm  |  Emerge Quick Hits Sessions

Auditorium A: Cultivation Tactics & Tech Track
Demystifying LEDs for Cannabis: A Whole Systems Approach to Lighting Solutions
Ash Ganley, CEO | GrowRay Lighting Technologies

Auditorium B: Manufacturing & Science Track
The Science Behind Creating Cannabis Infused Beverages
Dr. Harold Han, CSO | Vertosa

Auditorium C: Business & Retail Track
Future of Cannabis E-Commerce
Alexander Lipnik, Director of Marketing & Partnerships | AeroPay

2:30-3:00pm | Closing Session – TBA

Day 3, Apr. 1, 2021

All Times Pacific

8:00-9:00am | Expo Hall Open!
Final day to meet the Emerge exhibitors and enter for amazing giveaways!

9:00-9:30am | Opening Keynote – TBA

9:45-10:15am  |  Emerge Quick Hits

Using KNF for Sustainable & Economical Grow Success
Speaker TBA

Auditorium B: Manufacturing & Science Track
Sustainability Focus: Gladbrook Holdings
Speakers TBA

Auditorium C: Business & Retail Track
Educating Consumers & Budtenders for Sales to Medical Patients
April Hatch, RN & Co-Founder | Cannabis Care Team

10:30-11:15am  |  Emerge Deep Dive Sessions

Auditorium A: Cultivation Tactics & Tech Track
Getting Organic Certified

Moderator TBA
Panel: Amy Andrle, Co-Owner & Founder | L’Eagle Services; additional panelists TBA

Auditorium B: Manufacturing & Science Track
Session TBA

Auditorium C: Business & Retail Track
Minority Inclusion in Cannabis Cultivation & Canna Business
Moderator: Tahir Johnson, Business Development & DEI Coordinator | National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA)
Panel: Marie Montmarquet, Co-Founder | MD Numbers, Inc.; Raj Chander, Cannabis Policy Journalist; additional panelists TBA

11:30am-12:00pm  |  Emerge Quick Hits Sessions

Auditorium A: Cultivation Tactics & Tech Track
Cannabis Testing Update by State
Jill Ellsworth, CEO & Founder | Willow Industries

Auditorium B: Manufacturing & Science Track
Unmasking Cannabis Flavors for Full Plant Potential
Speaker TBA

Auditorium C: Business & Retail Track
Negotiating Canna Biz Tenancy Lease Terms
Speaker TBA

12:00-12:30pm | Exhibitor Giveaways in the Expo Halls!
Hang out with the amazing Emerge Exhibitors and watch for your name in the last round of giveaways!

12:30-1:15pm  |  Emerge Deep Dive Sessions

Auditorium A: Cultivation Tactics & Tech Track
Pesticide & Crop Contamination Solutions
Moderator TBA
Panel: Carlos Perea, CEO & Co-Founder | Terra Vera; Ethan Woods, Co-Founder & CEO | Desert Underground; Jill Ellsworth, CEO & Founder | Willow Industries; additional panelist TBA

Auditorium B: Manufacturing & Science Track
Session TBA

Auditorium C: Business & Retail Track
Session TBA

1:30-2:00pm | Closing Keynote – TBA

Join Us

We’re expecting over 2.500 participants for this highly anticipated event. 
NEW DATES: Spring 2021 kicks off Tuesday, March 30 through Thursday, April 1!
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SPRING EMERGE

3 days. 3 subject tracks. Over 30 sessions. More than 50 exhibitors. 2,500+ attendees. Plus access to Re-Emerge events pre- and 90 days post-Spring!

MARCH 30 – APRIL 1, 2021

NEW DATES! Spring Emerge 2021 Live Kickoff starts Tues, March 30, through Thurs, April 1, 2021. Utilize the environment for 90 days after that!