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Cannabis Conference

3000 Paradise Road,
Las Vegas, NV, 89109, United States

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The Cannabis Conference is a three-day event that will bring industry stakeholders together to engage the biggest opportunities and challenges facing the legal cannabis market.

Program

08:00 Apr 1
Registration Opens
10:00 Apr 1
Workshop: Lessons in Expanding and/or Franchising Your Cannabis Business (Pavilion 9)
Nello Gonfiantini, Director & Chief Strategic Officer, Diego Pellicer Worldwide (DPWW), Charlie Bachtell, CEO, Cresco Labs
10:00 Apr 1
Workshop: Bugology: What It Takes to Succeed Using Biological Control (Pavilion 6)
Dr Raymond Cloyd, Professor/Extension Specialist, Kansas State University - Department of Entomology
10:00 Apr 1
Workshop: The Cost Analysis of In-House Processing vs. Outsourced Extraction Services (Pavilion 1)
John MacKay, Chief Synergy Technology Officer, Synergistic Technologies Associates
11:20 Apr 1
Workshop: Manage Your Supply Chain More Efficiently (Pavilion 9)
Rich Kwesell, Co-Founder/Co-Owner, Strawberry Fields
11:20 Apr 1
Workshop: How to Identify, Treat and Prevent Cannabis's Most Troublesome Diseases (Pavilion 6)
Dr. Shouhua Wang, Plant Pathologist, Nevada Department of Agriculture
11:20 Apr 1
Workshop: Essential Steps to Properly Set Up Your Extraction Facility for Maximum Safety, Compliance, Efficiency and Productivity (Pavilion 1)
Rachel Loeber, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, LeafLine Labs, Stig Westling, Executive Director/Co-Founder, Guild Extracts
12:30 Apr 1
Networking Lunch in Session Room (Pavilions 9/6/1)
13:35 Apr 1
Welcome Keynote (Pavilion 2/3 )
14:35 Apr 1
Master Large-Scale Cultivation (Pavilion 9)
Sjoerd Broeks, Genetic Development and R&D Director, The PHARM LLC, The Dutch Consulting Company, Damian Solomon, Owner, Plant Geek Consulting, Ryan Douglas, Owner, Ryan Douglas Cultivation, LLC
14:35 Apr 1
Retail Store Design and Product Merchandising Tactics That Boost Sales (Pavilion 1)
Paul Morris, General Manager, Rise Carson City, Nick Jack, Chief Retail Officer, Diego Pellicer-Colorado, James Andrus, Principal, Andrus Group
14:35 Apr 1
Tips for Creating a Winning License Application (Pavilion 2/3)
Brian Vicente, Partner & Founding Member, Vicente Sederberg LLC, Michael Mayes, Chief Executive Officer, Quantum 9, Inc, Mark Zatyrka, CEO, Insa
14:35 Apr 1
Innovative Growing Techniques (Pavilion 6)
Tina Gordon, Founder & Owner, Moon Made Farms, Edmund Funtanellas, Master Grower, Phantom Farms, David Bernard-Perron, VP of Growing Operations, The Green Organic Dutchmen (TGOD)
15:25 Apr 1
Networking Break
15:30 Apr 1
Technology & Solutions Session: Mobile Surveillance in the Cannabis Market (Pavilion 4)
Clint Bryer, Sales Manager, Safety Vision
16:25 Apr 1
How to Launch a Profitable Cannabis Cultivation Business (Pavilion 1)
Casey Connell, President, Contender Gardens, Priscilla Vilchis, Owner/CEO, Premium Produce
16:25 Apr 1
Lighting Research Intensive: How Spectrum and Intensity Influence Plant Characteristics and Development (Pavilion 9)
Bruce Bugbee, Professor, Utah State University, Department of Plants, Soil and Climate, Jeremy Plumb, Director of Production Science, Pruf Cultivar
16:25 Apr 1
How to Launch a Profitable Cannabis Dispensary (Pavilion 2/3 )
Debby Goldsberry, Executive Director, Magnolia Wellness, Anna Shreeve, President, Urban Paragon, Inc
16:25 Apr 1
Making Cents: Tips for Banking, Cash Handling, Credit Card Processing and Cryptocurrency (Pavilion 6)
Shad Ewart, Professor & Administrator, Anne Arundel Community College
17:30 Apr 1
Networking/Cocktail Reception in Exhibit Hall (Paradise Event Center)
08:30 Apr 2
Registration Opens
08:45 Apr 2
Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall (Paradise Event Center)
09:00 Apr 2
Exhibit Hall Opens (Paradise Event Center)
09:00 Apr 2
Hemp-Derived CBD: Should It Be in Your Future? (Pavilion 2/3 )
Jamie Schau, Head of Research, Brightfield Group, Lex Pelger, Director of Education, CV Sciences, David Bonvillain, Principal/Chief Science Officer, Elite Botanicals/Elite California
10:00 Apr 2
Keynote Session (Pavilion 2/3 )
Jeremy Plumb, Director of Production Science, Pruf Cultivar
11:10 Apr 2
Improve Your Nutrient Management Program (Pavilion 9)
Brian Whipker, Professor of Floriculture, North Carolina State University
11:10 Apr 2
Facility Design I: Indoor (Pavilion 2/3 )
Shawn Fisher, Partner, Crump Wilson Architects, Autumn Karcey, CEO, Cultivo, Inc, Anthony Winston III, Owner & Electrical Engineer, Winston Engineering LLC
11:10 Apr 2
Improve Your Tax Strategy (Pavilion 1)
Eric Sandy, Digital Editor, Cannabis Business Times/Cannabis Dispensary, Dean Guske, CPA, Guske & Company Inc., Rachel Gillette, Partner & Chief, Greenspoon Marder’s Cannabis Law Practice
11:10 Apr 2
Starting and Succeeding with Cannabis Drive-Thrus, Online Ordering and Delivery Businesses (Pavilion 6)
Christopher Melillo, Senior Vice President, Retail , Curaleaf
12:00 Apr 2
Networking Lunch in Exhibit Hall (Paradise Event Center)
12:30 Apr 2
Technology & Solutions Session: Odor Control Validation: Molecular Filtration's Unknown Test Standard (Pavilion 4)
Trent Thiel, Regional Business Development Manager, Camfil USA
13:30 Apr 2
Facility Design II: Greenhouse (Pavilion 2/3 )
Dr. Nadia Sabeh, President & Founder, Dr. Greenhouse Inc.
13:30 Apr 2
Lower Your Cost Per Pound While Maximizing Yield (Pavilion 9)
Emily Kowalski, Director of Cultivation, LeafLine Labs, LLC, David Holmes, Founder/CEO, Clade9, Andrew Lange, Chief Technical Officer, Agrios Global Holdings
13:30 Apr 2
Learn to Navigate an Acquisition Deal (Pavilion 6)
Eric Sandy, Digital Editor, Cannabis Business Times/Cannabis Dispensary, Dan Nicholls, CFA, Director, Capital Markets Advisory Services, MGO | ELLO Alliance, Jessica Feingold, Senior Legal Counsel, Stem Holdings Inc.
13:30 Apr 2
Foolproof SOPs and Employee Handbooks (Pavilion 1)
Cassie Neiden, Managing Editor, Cannabis Business Times/Cannabis Dispensary, Laura Day, Director of Operations, Yerba Buena, Brad Speidell, Chief Sales Officer, The Green Solution (TGS) Colorado
14:30 Apr 2
Networking Break in Exhibit Hall (Paradise Event Center)
14:40 Apr 2
Technology & Solutions Session: The Effects and Impact of Mechanical and Controls Systems in Your Cultivation Facility (Pavilion 4)
Troy Rippe, Director of Engineering, Research and Development, Surna Inc., Brandy Keen, Co-Founder and Senior Technical Advisor, Surna, Inc., Andrew Lange, Chief Technical Officer, Agrios Global Holdings
15:30 Apr 2
The Latest Data-Backed Research in Soil and Soilless Substrates (Pavilion 9)
Brian Jackson, Director of Horticultural Substrates Laboratory, North Carolina State University
15:30 Apr 2
Marketing That Works (Pavilion 1)
Dan Zarraella, Director of Marketing, The+Source, Chrissy Hadar, Co-Founder & Chief Brand Officer, Oregrown Industries, Melissa Stewart, Store Manager, House of Dankness
15:30 Apr 2
The Biggest Legal Pitfalls Cannabis Businesses Encounter and How to Avoid Them (Pavilion 2/3 )
Maria Denzin, Owner, MJ HR Strategic Solutions, Matthew Abel, Founder, Cannabis Counsel, P.L.C., Ann Grimaldi, Principal, Grimaldi Law Offices
15:30 Apr 2
Part I: Cannabis Testing: Pesticide Compliance and Best Practices (Pavilion 6)
John Scott, Pesticide Section Chief, Colorado Department of Agriculture
16:05 Apr 2
Part II: Cannabis Testing: Get a Grip On Your Lab Results (Pavilion 6)
Lezli Engelking, Founder & CEO, FOCUS Standards
16:40 Apr 2
Quick-Fire Tips Session: Growing From Tissue Culture, Clones and Seeds (Pavilion 9)
Ian Davidson, Chief Marketing Officer, Segra International, Mojave Richmond, Founding Member, BioAgronomics Group Consultants, Hope Jones, Founder & CEO, Emergent Cannabis Sciences
16:40 Apr 2
21st Century Perspectives for the Cannabis Industry (Pavilion 6)
Rino Ferrarese, COO, Connecticut Pharmaceutical Solutions, Thomas Schultz, President, Connecticut Pharmaceutical Solutions
16:40 Apr 2
Science That Sells: Debunking the Sativa and Indica Myths and Instead Focusing on Terpenoids, Cannabinoids and Flavonoids (Pavilion 2/3 )
Andrea Sparr-Jaswa, Director of Education, Farma, Jeremy Plumb, Director of Production Science, Pruf Cultivar, Jeremy Sackett, Founder & Chief Science Officer, Cascadia Labs, Dr. Dominick Monaco, GM & Operations Manager, GB Sciences, Inc.
16:40 Apr 2
Are Your Profit Margins Driving You to Bankruptcy? (Pavilion 1)
Colin Kelley, Co-Founder & Vice President, Haze.Delivery, Wanda James, Founder & CEO, Simply Pure
17:30 Apr 2
Networking/Cocktail Reception in Exhibit Hall (Paradise Event Center)
08:30 Apr 3
Registration Opens
08:30 Apr 3
Exhibit Hall Opens (Paradise Event Center)
08:30 Apr 3
Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall (Paradise Event Center)
09:00 Apr 3
Technology & Solutions Session: Cannabis Nutrition Dynamics (Pavilion 4)
Lynn Griffith, Tropical Plant & Soil Expert
10:00 Apr 3
Keynote Panel: Global Cannabis and Your Role (Pavilion 2/3 )
Noelle Skodzinski, Editorial Director, Cannabis Business Times/Cannabis Dispensary, Crystal Oliver, Co-Owner/Founder, Washington's Finest Cannabis, John Billings, Head of Cultivation, The Farm, Rino Ferrarese, COO, Connecticut Pharmaceutical Solutions
11:00 Apr 3
Networking Break in Exhibit Hall (Paradise Event Center)
11:05 Apr 3
Technology & Solutions Session: Winning in Cannabis: 5 Key Learnings from the Canadian Cannabis Market (Pavilion 4)
Shelly Anwyll, Senior Vice President, North America, Data Communications Management
11:55 Apr 3
Outdoor Workflow Efficiency for Large and Small Farms (Pavilion 6)
Jade Stefano, Co-Founder and CEO, Puffin Farm
11:55 Apr 3
Cannabis Breeding: Methods, Ethics and Desired Outcomes (Pavilion 2/3 )
Sjoerd Broeks, Genetic Development and R&D Director, The PHARM LLC, The Dutch Consulting Company, Mojave Richmond, Founding Member, BioAgronomics Group Consultants, Shane Yoakam, Genetic Development/Operations, The Dutch Consulting Company
11:55 Apr 3
Improve Your Environmental Impact (Pavilion 9)
Raft Hollingsworth III, Master Grower/Co-Founder, Hollingsworth Cannabis Company, Derek Smith, Executive Director, Resource Innovation Institute, Jesse Peters, Co-Founder and CEO , Eco Firma Farms
11:55 Apr 3
Successfully Expand Your Medical Dispensary to the Adult-Use Market (Pavilion 1)
Claudio Miranda, Co-Founder, Guild Enterprises, Michael Dundas, Founder, President & CEO, Sira Naturals
12:30 Apr 3
Networking Lunch in Exhibit Hall (Paradise Event Center)
13:00 Apr 3
Technology & Solutions Session (Pavilion 4)
14:00 Apr 3
Exhibit Hall Closes
14:00 Apr 3
Avoiding the Race to the Bottom (Pavilion 9)
Noelle Skodzinski, Editorial Director, Cannabis Business Times/Cannabis Dispensary, Leif Abel, Co-Founder, Greatland Ganja, Jesce Horton, Founder & CEO, Saints Cannabis, Scott Reach, Founder/COO, RD Industries/Rare Dankness
14:00 Apr 3
Securing Investment Capital and Managing Investor Relations (Pavilion 1)
Michael Boniello, Managing Director, Poseidon Asset Management
15:00 Apr 3
Event Concludes