What’s Your Agenda?

Spring Emerge 2021 kicks off Tuesday March 23 – Thursday March 25. Agenda coming soon!

Three days. Three subject tracks. Over 30 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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Winter 2020 Agenda

Day 1, Dec. 15, 2020

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 – David Crosby, Auditorium A

9:45-10:15am  |  Emerge Quick Hits

Auditorium A: Cannabis Sales & Marketing Track
Top Marketing Strategies for Cannabis Retail & Dispensaries
Shayda Torabi, Co-Founder & CEO | RESTART CBD

Auditorium B: Future of Cannabis Business Track
Emerging Consumer Trends in the Cannabis Space
Ethan Woods, Co-Founder & CEO | Desert Underground

Auditorium C: Cannabis Health & Wellness Track
Cannabinoid Medicine and Autism
Erica Daniels, President | Hope Grows for Autism

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

Auditorium A: Cannabis Sales & Marketing Track
Clio Cannabis Awards Presents: The Future of Cannabis Marketing
Moderator: Tim Nudd, Editor in Chief | The Clio Awards
Panelists: Ann Peltz, CMO | Left Coast Ventures; Rama Mayo, Co-Founder | Green Street & Hall of Flowers; Rebecca Brown, Founder | Crowns Agency

Auditorium B: Future of Cannabis Business Track
How to Secure Cannabis Funding & Investors
Moderator: Peter Vogel, CEO | Leafwire
Panelists: Codie Sanchez, Managing Director & Partner | Entourage Effect Capital; Geoff Trotter, Co-Founder & Chief Growth Officer | Regennabis; Ken Hunt, Principal/Owner | Fiber, Field, & Fork

Auditorium C: Cannabis Health & Wellness Track
Alternative Cannabis Consumption, Part I: Beverages & Tinctures
Moderator: Todd Rosales, Creator & Host | Elevate Your Grind Podcast
Panelists: Aaron Silverstein, Managing Director | BevZero; Jason Santamaria, Co-Founder & CEO | Cirrus Beverage Company; Seth Ninger, COO | Portfolio Beverages

11:30am-12:00pm | Fireside Chat, Auditorium C
Veterans Cannabis Coalition Presents Unprescribed: Breaking the Poly-Pharma Cycle
Featuring veterans advocate Eric Goepel (Veterans Cannabis Coalition) and filmmaker Steve Ellmore (Allegiance Films)
Moderator: Charles Warner, Editor in Chief | Cannabis & Tech Today

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

12:30-1:00pm  |  Emerge Quick Hits Sessions

Auditorium A: Cannabis Sales & Marketing Track
Jason Gann & The Launch of Wilfred Cannabis
Jason Gann, CEO | Wilfred Cannabis & Wilfred CBD Hemp

Auditorium B: Future of Cannabis Business Track
Update on European Cannabis Legislation & Sales
Chris Day, Co-Founder | Project Evolve; Sita Schubert, Secretary General | European Medicinal Cannabis Association (EUMCA), Brussels

Auditorium C: Cannabis Health & Wellness Track
Whole Plant Wellness: A Cannabis Journey
Danny Murr-Sloat, CEO | AlpinStash

1:15-2:00pm  |  Emerge Deep Dive Sessions

Auditorium A: Cannabis Sales & Marketing Track
Partnering with Celebrities & Influencers for Brand Reach
Moderator: Tahir Johnson, Business Development and Diversity Equity & Inclusion Manager, NCIA
Jeffrey Welsh, Partner | Vicente Sederberg LLP; Steven Sponder, CEO | David Crosby’s Mighty Croz™

Auditorium B: Future of Cannabis Business Track
Cannabis Investment Update for 2021
Moderator: Ben Larson, CEO | Vertosa
Panelists: Howard Lee, CEO | SōRSE Technology; Ian Dominguez, Portfolio Manager | Delta Emerald Ventures; Joyce Cenali, Partner & COO | Big Rock Partners

Auditorium C: Cannabis Health & Wellness Track
Cannabis in Pet Wellness and Treatments
Moderator: Julie Suntrup, VP Marketing & Merchandising | Schwazze
Panelists: Dr. Gary Richter, Owner & Medical Director | Holistic Veterinary Care; Sheena Davis, Veterinary Cannabis Consultant | Abingdon Square Veterinary Clinic; Dr. Trina Hazzah, Founder & Co-President | Veterinary Cannabis Society

2:15-3:00pm | Cannabis Investor Pitch Contest, Auditorium B
Watch as cannabis executives, investors, and industry analysts evaluate pitches and recommend the right ones for an investment fund pool of up to $5 million dollars!

Moderator: Geoff Trotter, Co-Founder & CGO | Regennabis
Judges: Codie Sanchez, Managing Director & Partner | Entourage Effect Capital; Emily Paxhia, Co-Founder & Managing Partner | Poseidon Asset Management; Kellie Seringer, Portfolio Manager | Symmetry Capital Management, LLC; Lindsay Blackett, CEO | PeakTerra Ventures, Inc.

Day 2, Dec. 16, 2020

All Times Pacific

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

9:00-9:45am | Opening Panel: 2020 Elections & Regulatory Updates, Auditorium B
Moderator: Meg Collins, Principal | Advocacy Solutions, LLC
Panelists: Henry Baskerville, Partner | Fortis Law Partners LLC; Joe Caltabiano, Cannabis Entrepreneur; Michael Correia, Director of Gov’t Relations | NCIA; Tyler Williams, Founder & CTO | Cannabis Safety & Quality (CSQ)

10:00-10:30am  |  Emerge Quick Hits

Auditorium A: Cannabis Sales & Marketing Track
B2B Cannabis Sales Strategies
Ryan Dohrn, President | Brain Swell Media

Auditorium B: Future of Cannabis Business Track
Non-Psychoactive Cannabinoids: The Ingredients of the Future
Jason Pickle, Co-Founder | Volunteer Botanicals

Auditorium C: Cannabis Health & Wellness Track
Journey to Wellness: Cannabis, Ayurveda, and Chinese Medicine
Delia Olsen, CEO | Ma’at Botanicals

10:45-11:30am  |  Emerge Deep Dive Sessions

Auditorium A: Cannabis Sales & Marketing Track
Managing the Consumer Experience for Brand & Customer Loyalty
Moderator: Ryan Dohrn, President | Brain Swell Media
Panelists: Barbara Biddle, Founder/Owner | District Hemp Botanicals; Julie Suntrup, VP Marketing & Merchandising | Schwazze

Auditorium B: Future of Cannabis Business Track
The #1 New Cannabis Market: Mexico
Moderator: Chris Day, Founder | Project Evolve
Panelists: Lorena Beltran, CEO | CannabiSalud; Luis Armendáriz, Partner | CAAM Legal

Auditorium C: Cannabis Health & Wellness Track
Alternative Cannabis Consumption, Part II: Edibles
Moderator: Todd Rosales, Creator & Host | Elevate Your Grind Podcast
Panelists: John Houston, CEO | Kushla Life Sciences; Katherine Golden, CEO, Executive Director & Co-Founder | Leaf411; Keith Woelfel, Director of Research & Development | Caliper Foods; Scott Jennings, CEO & Founder | Pantry Food Co.

11:45am-12:15pm | Fireside Chat, Auditorium A
Clio Cannabis Awards Presents: A Conversation with Berner and Run The Jewels about Music and Cannabis
Moderated by Amaechi Uzoigwe | Special Guest Will Bronson

12:15-12:45pm | Exhibitor Giveaways in the Expo Halls!
Hang out with the amazing Emerge Exhibitors and listen up for your name in the second round of giveaways!

12:45-1:30pm  |  Emerge Deep Dive Sessions

Auditorium A: Cannabis Sales & Marketing Track
Building a Successful Cannabis Brand
Moderator: Ricardo Baca, CEO & Founder, Grasslands
Panelists: Alice Moon, Founder | Alice Moon PR; Flip Croft-Caderao, Co-Founder | Goodekind; Libby Cooper, CEO | Space Coyote

Auditorium B: Future of Cannabis Business Track
Top Tech Solutions for Cannabis Retail & Dispensaries
Moderator: Patricia Miller, Managing Editor | Cannabis & Tech Today
Jason Cragholm, Founder & CEO | QualSCORE; Mikaela McLaughlin, VP Retail Business Development | springbig; Ryan Sterling, Founder& Director | Sterling Operational Services; Thomas Gavin, CEO | CannaTrac

Auditorium C: Cannabis Health & Wellness Track
COVID & Cannabis: Facts & Fictions
Matthew Elmes, Director of New Product | CannaCraft; Rob Tankson, COO & Co-Founder | PrestoDoctor

1:45-2:15pm  |  Emerge Quick Hits Sessions

Auditorium A: Cannabis Sales & Marketing Track
Essential Tips for Building Relationships with Media
Sacha Cohen, Founder & CEO | Grassfed Media

Auditorium B: Future of Cannabis Business Track
Establishing a Standardized Cannabis Industry Nomenclature
Kellan Finney, Co-Founder & CSO | Eighth Revolution; RJ Hopp, Account Executive | BDSA

Auditorium C: Cannabis Health & Wellness Track
Medical Cannabis Clinical Trials in Australia
Sharlene Mavor, Director/Co-Founder | Medical Cannabis Research Australia

Day 3, Dec. 17, 2020

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 – Dana Rohrabacher, Auditorium B

9:45-10:15am  |  Emerge Quick Hits

Auditorium B: Future of Cannabis Business Track
Delta 8 vs the DEA: Impacts & Update
Henry Baskerville, Owner/Principal | Fortis Law Partners LLC

Auditorium C: Cannabis Health & Wellness Track
Botanical Terpenes: The Next Frontier in Plant-Based Wellness
Dean Harris, CEO | TabBrands

10:00am-12:00pm | The Clio Cannabis Awards, Auditorium A

The 2020 Clio Cannabis Awards honoring the best in cannabis marketing including specialty awards and discussion.
  • Last Prisoner Project – Clio Cannabis Impact Awards – Presented by CannaCraft
  • Snoop Dogg – Clio Cannabis Lifetime Achievement Award – Presented by Merry Jane

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

Auditorium B: Future of Cannabis Business Track
Lessons from the OGs: Cannabis Election Wins & How to Roll Them Out
Moderator: Jesse Burns, CMO | Grasslands
Panelists: Dan Pabon, General Counsel | Schwazze; Donnie Emmi, Partner | Hoban Law Group; Kim Lundin, Executive Director | Oregon Cannabis Association; Kim Stuck, Founder & CEO | Allay Consulting LLC

Auditorium C: Cannabis Health & Wellness Track
Medical Cannabis: Scientific Evidence & Emerging Treatments
Moderator: Dr. David Gordon, Owner | 4 Pillars Health & Wellness and Medical Director | Revive Treatment Centers
Panelists: Dr. Sandra Carrillo, Clinical Professor | University of Panama Faculty of Medicine; Sasha Kalcheff-Korn, Education Coordinator | Realm of Caring; Srinivasa Reddy, CEO | Phytoteq and COO | Leaf Cross Biomedical, Inc.

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

Auditorium B: Future of Cannabis Business Track
Mitigating Tax Code Impacts: 280E, 471C and More!
Justin Botillier, Partner | Calyx CPA LLC

Auditorium C: Cannabis Health & Wellness Track
CBD Applications in Cosmetics & Personal Care
Lisa Raja, Chief of Staff | Vertosa

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

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

Auditorium A: Cannabis Sales & Marketing Track
Future of Cannabis Retail Sales
Moderator: Tahir Johnson, Business Development and Diversity Equity & Inclusion Manager | NCIA
Panelists: Franny Tacy, Owner | Franny’s Farmacy; Justin Dye, CEO & Chairman | Schwazze

Auditorium B: Future of Cannabis Business Track
South America: New Center for Canna Cultivation
Moderator: Jillian Reddish, Co-Founder | Project Evolve
Panelists: Andre Succar, Co-Founder | LaSanta Botanicals; Hans Guiscardo, Sr. Manager Global Accounts | MVD Free Airport; Jose Antonio Davalos, President | EcuaCáñamo

Auditorium C: Cannabis Health & Wellness Track
How Hemp Changes Lives (and Maybe Saves the World?)
Moderator: Anndrea Hermann, Director of Inside Sales | HPS Food & Ingredients
Panelists: Joy Beckerman, Principal | Hemp Ace International; Morris Beegle, Co-Founder & President | WAFBA; Ry Russell, Founder | Knot Plastic

1:30-2:00pm | Closing Keynote – Julian Marley, Auditorium C

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