What’s Your Agenda?

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

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
Coming Soon!

9:45-10:15am  |  Emerge Quick Hits

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

Future of Cannabis Business Track
Emerging Consumer Trends in the Cannabis Space
Speakers TBA

Cannabis Health & Wellness Track
What’s Next for Cannabis Health & Wellness
Speakers TBA

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

Cannabis Sales & Marketing Track
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

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

Cannabis Health & Wellness Track
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 up for your name in the first round of giveaways!

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

Cannabis Sales & Marketing Track
Cannabis Marketing Tech
Speakers TBA

Future of Cannabis Business Track
Update on European Cannabis Legislation & Sales
Chris Day, Co-Founder | Project Evolve

Cannabis Health & Wellness Track
THC & CBD for Gut Health
Speakers TBA

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

Cannabis Sales & Marketing Track
Partnering with Celebrities & Influencers for Brand Reach
Jeffrey Welsh, Partner | Vicente Sederberg LLP; additional panelist TBA

Future of Cannabis Business Track
Top Tech Solutions for Cannabis Retail & Dispensaries
Ryan Sterling, Founder& Director | Sterling Operational Services; Thomas Gavin, CEO | CannaTrac; additional panelists TBA

Cannabis Health & Wellness Track
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 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 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
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 Hits

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

Future of Cannabis Business Track
New Business Opportunities Using Cannabinoid Extractions
Jason Pickle, Co-Founder | Volunteer Botanicals

Cannabis Health & Wellness Track
Medical Cannabis Study
Speakers TBA

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

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

Future of Cannabis Business Track
The #1 New Cannabis Market: Mexico
Moderator: Chris Day, Founder | Project Evolve
Panelists: TBA

Cannabis Health & Wellness Track
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 Sessions

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

Future of Cannabis Business Track
Cannabis Investment Update for 2021
Moderator: Ben Larson, CEO | Vertosa
Panelists: Howard Lee, CEO | SōRSE Technology; Joyce Cenali, Partner & COO | Big Rock Partners; additional panelists TBA

Cannabis Health & Wellness Track
COVID & Cannabis: Facts & Fictions
Speakers TBA

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

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

Future of Cannabis Business Track
Establishing a Standardized Cannabis Industry Nomenclature
Kellan Finney, Co-Founder & CSO | Eighth Revolution

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

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

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
Coming Soon!

10:00am-12:00pm | The Clio Cannabis Awards
Details Coming Soon!

9:45-10:15am  |  Emerge Quick Hits

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

Cannabis Health & Wellness Track
Terpenes: The Next Frontier for CBD Wellness
Dean Harris, CEO | TabBrands

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

Future of Cannabis Business Track
Lessons from the OGs: Cannabis Election Wins & How to Roll Them Out
Speakers TBA

Cannabis Health & Wellness Track
Cannabis in Pet Wellness and 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 Hits Sessions

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

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

Cannabis Sales & Marketing Track
Future of Cannabis Retail Sales
Speakers TBA

Future of Cannabis Business Track
South America: New Center for Canna Cultivation
Moderator: Jillian Reddish, Co-Founder | Project Evolve
Panelists: TBA

Cannabis Health & Wellness Track
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, 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.