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The Winter Emerge 2020 Agenda is here! Check out details now!

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.

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Winter 2020 Agenda by Track

Cannabis Sales & Marketing

Day One, 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
Coming Soon!

9:45-10:15am | Emerge Quick Hit
Top Marketing Strategies for Cannabis Retail & Dispensaries

Shayda Torabi, Co-Founder & CEO | RESTART CBD

10:30-11:15am | Emerge Deep Dive
The Future of Cannabis Marketing

Moderator: Tim Nudd, Editor in Chief | The Clio Awards
Panelists: Jason White, CMO | Curaleaf; Rama Mayo, Co-Founder | Green Street & Hall of Flowers; Rebecca Brown, Founder | Crowns Agency; additional panelist TBA

11:30am-12:00pm | Fireside Chat with Veterans Cannabis Coalition
Details TBA

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

12:30-1:00pm | Emerge Quick Hit
Cannabis Marketing Tech

Speakers TBA

1:15-2:00pm | Emerge Deep Dive
Partnering with Celebrities & Influencers for Brand Reach

Jeffrey Welsh, Partner | Vicente Sederberg LLP; additional panelist TBA

2:15-3:00pm | Cannabis Investor Pitch Contest
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 Two, Dec. 16, 2020
All Times Pacific

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

9:00-9:45am | Opening Panel: 2020 Elections & Regulatory Updates
Moderator: Meg Collins, Principal | Advocacy Solutions LLC
Panelists: Henry Baskerville, Partner | Fortis Law Partners LLC; Joe Caltabiano, Cannabis Entrepreneur; Tyler Williams, Founder & CTO, Cannabis Safety & Quality (CSQ)

10:00-10:30am | Emerge Quick Hit
B2B Cannabis Sales Strategies
Ryan Dohrn, President | Brain Swell Media

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

11:45am-12:15pm | Fireside Chat
Details TBA

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
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

1:45-2:15pm | Emerge Quick Hit
Essential Tips for Building Relationships with Media

Sacha Cohen, Founder & CEO | Grassfed Media

2:30-3:00pm | Closing Session
Details TBA

Day Three, Dec. 17, 2020
All Times Pacific

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

9:00-9:30am | Opening Keynote
Coming soon!

10:00am-12:00pm | The Clio Cannabis Awards
Awards agenda coming soon!

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

12:30-1:15pm | Emerge Deep Dive
Future of Cannabis Retail Sales

Speakers TBA

1:30-2:00pm | Closing Session
Details TBA

Future of Cannabis Business

Day One, 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
Coming Soon!

9:45-10:15am | Emerge Quick Hit
Emerging Consumer Trends in the Cannabis Space

Speakers TBA

10:30-11:15am | Emerge Deep Dive
How to Secure Cannabis Funding & Investors

Moderator: Peter Vogel, CEO | Leafwire
Panelists: Codie Sanchez, Managing Partner & Director | Entourage Effect Capital; Geoff Trotter, Co-Founder & Chief Growth Officer | Regennabis; Ken Hunt, Principal/Owner | Fiber, Field, & Fork

11:30am-12:00pm | Fireside Chat with Veterans Cannabis Coalition
Details TBA

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

12:30-1:00pm | Emerge Quick Hit
Update on European Cannabis Legislation & Sales

Chris Day, Co-Founder | Project Evolve

1:15-2:00pm | Emerge Deep Dive
Top Tech Solutions for Cannabis Retail & Dispensaries

Ryan Sterling, Founder & Director | Sterling Operational Services; Thomas Gavin, CEO | CannaTrac; additional panelists TBA

2:15-3:00pm | Cannabis Investor Pitch Contest
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 Two, Dec. 16, 2020
All Times Pacific

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

9:00-9:45am | Opening Panel: 2020 Elections & Regulatory Updates
Moderator: Meg Collins, Principal | Advocacy Solutions LLC
Panelists: Henry Baskerville, Partner | Fortis Law Partners LLC; Joe Caltabiano, Cannabis Entrepreneur; Tyler Williams, Founder & CTO, Cannabis Safety & Quality (CSQ)

10:00-10:30am | Emerge Quick Hit
New Business Opportunities Using Cannabinoid Extractions
Jason Pickle, Co-Founder | Volunteer Botanicals

10:45-11:30am | Emerge Deep Dive
The #1 New Cannabis Market: Mexico
Moderator: Chris Day, Co-Founder | Project Evolve
Panelists: TBA

11:45am-12:15pm | Fireside Chat
Details TBA

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
Cannabis Investment Update for 2021

Moderator: Ben Larson, CEO | Vertosa
Panelists: Howard Lee, CEO | SoRSE Technology; Joyce Cenali, Partner & COO | Big Rock Partners; additional panelist TBA

1:45-2:15pm | Emerge Quick Hit
Establishing a Standardized Cannabis Industry Nomenclature

Kellan Finney, Co-Founder & CSO | Eighth Revolution

2:30-3:00pm | Closing Session
Details TBA

Day Three, Dec. 17, 2020
All Times Pacific

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

9:00-9:30am | Opening Keynote
Coming soon!

9:45-10:15am | Emerge Quick Hit
Delta 8 vs the DEA: Impacts & Update

Henry Baskerville, Owner/Principal | Fortis Law Partners LLC

10:30-11:15am | Emerge Deep Dive
Lessons from the OGs: Cannabis Election Wins & How to Roll Them Out
Speakers TBA

11:30am-12:00pm | Emerge Quick Hit
Mitigating Tax Code Impacts: 280E, 471C and More!

Justin Botillier, Partner | Calyx CPA LLC

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

12:30-1:15pm | Emerge Deep Dive
South America: New Center for Canna Cultivation

Moderator: Jillian Reddish, Co-Founder | Project Evolve
Panelists: TBA

1:30-2:00pm | Closing Session
Details TBA

Cannabis Health & Wellness

Day One, 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
Coming Soon!

9:45-10:15am | Emerge Quick Hit
What’s Next for Cannabis Health & Wellness

Speakers TBA

10:30-11:15am | Emerge Deep Dive
Alternative Cannabis Consumption, Part I: Beverages & Tinctures

Moderator: Todd Rosales, Creator & Host | Elevate Your Grind Podcast
Panelists: TBA

11:30am-12:00pm | Fireside Chat with Veterans Cannabis Coalition
Details TBA

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

12:30-1:00pm | Emerge Quick Hit
THC & CBD for Gut Health

Speakers TBA

1:15-2:00pm | Emerge Deep Dive
Medical Cannabis: Scientific Evidence & Emerging Treatments

Dr. Sandra Carillo, Clinical Professor | University of Panama Faculty of Medicine; Sasha Kalcheff-Korn, Education Coordinator | Realm of Caring; additional panelist TBA

2:15-3:00pm | Cannabis Investor Pitch Contest
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 Two, Dec. 16, 2020
All Times Pacific

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

9:00-9:45am | Opening Panel: 2020 Elections & Regulatory Updates
Moderator: Meg Collins, Principal | Advocacy Solutions LLC
Panelists: Henry Baskerville, Partner | Fortis Law Partners LLC; Joe Caltabiano, Cannabis Entrepreneur; Tyler Williams, Founder & CTO, Cannabis Safety & Quality (CSQ)

10:00-10:30am | Emerge Quick Hit
Medical Cannabis Study
Speakers TBA

10:45-11:30am | Emerge Deep Dive
Alternative Cannabis Consumption, Part II: Edibles
Moderator: Todd Rosales, Creator & Host | Elevate Your Grind Podcast
Panelists: TBA

11:45am-12:15pm | Fireside Chat
Details TBA

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
COVID & Cannabis: Facts and Fictions

Speakers TBA

1:45-2:15pm | Emerge Quick Hit
Medical Cannabis Clinical Trials in Australia

Sharlene Mavor, Director/Co-Founder | Medical Cannabis Research Australia

2:30-3:00pm | Closing Session
Details TBA

Day Three, Dec. 17, 2020
All Times Pacific

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

9:00-9:30am | Opening Keynote
Coming soon!

9:45-10:15am | Emerge Quick Hit
Terpenes: The Next Frontier for CBD Wellness

Dean Harris, CEO | TabBrands

10:30-11:15am | Emerge Deep Dive
Cannabis in Pet Wellness & Treatments
Moderator: Julie Suntrup
Panelists: Sheena Davis, Veterinary Cannabis Consultant | Abingdon Square Veterinary Clinic; Dr. Trina Hazzah, Integrative Veterinary Oncologist | VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital; additional panelist TBA

11:30am-12:00pm | Emerge Quick Hit
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 for your name in the last round of giveaways!

12:30-1:15pm | Emerge Deep Dive
How Hemp Changes Lives (and Maybe Saves the World?)

Moderator: Joy Beckerman, Principal | Hemp Ace International
Panelists: Morris Beegle, Co-Founder & President | WAFBA; Ry Russell, Co-Founder | Knot Plastic; additional panelist TBA

1:30-2:00pm | Closing Session
Details TBA

Join Us

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

3 days. 3 subject tracks. Over 30 sessions. More than 50 exhibitors. 2,500+ attendees. PLUS: The Clio Cannabis Awards and the USA CBD Expo are included!

WHEN

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