SOMJ | BU Agenda


Featuring 4 Panel Discussions and 4 Interactive Workshops

12:00 PM | WELCOME & REGISTRATION

12:30 PM | TBD

Interactive Q&A WOrkshop

1:00 PM | Branding For Success: Advice from Top Experts

PAnel Agenda

Workshop Panelists:

  • Julianna Carella, Founder, Auntie Dolores
  • Randall Huft, CEO, Innovation Marketing
  • Kenny Morrison, Founder, VCC Brands
  • David Bienenstock, Producer, Bong Appetit | Vice Munchies
  • Maya Lipid, Creator and Owner, Om Edibles
  • Jazmin Hupp, Founder & Executive Director, Women Grow

1:00 PM | PANEL DISCUSSION | LEGALIZATION: PREPARING FOR 2016

Moderated By Matt Kumin, Co-Founder, California Cannabis Voice

Panelists:

  • Amanda Reiman, Manager, Marijuana Policy Project, Drug Policy Alliance
  • Jeff Raber, Founder, The Werc Shop
  • Dale Gieringer, Director, CA NORML
  • Fiona Ma, Member, State Board of Equalization
  • William Waldrop, Director and CEO, Signal Bay Inc

 

2:00 PM | NETWORING BREAK
 

2:30 PM | Entrepreneur Pitch Session

2:30 PM | PANEL DISCUSSION | MEDICAL MARIJUANA: RESEARCH & THERAPEUTIC POTENTIAL

Workshop Panelists:

  • Lori Glauser, Director, President & CEO, Signal Bay Inc
  • Douglas Leighton, Co-Founder and Principal Partner, Dutchess Capital
  • Josh Rosen, CEO, 4 Front Ventures
  • Walter Grieves, Director, Cannabis Consulting Group

Moderated By: David Bearman, Co-Founder, American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine

Panelists:

  • Jeff Hergenrather, President, Society of Cannabis Clinicians
  • Allan Frankel, CEO, Greenbridge Medical
  • Jean Talleyrand, Founder & President, Medicann
  • Mara Gordon, Founder, Aunt Zelda's


3:30 PM | NETWORKING BREAK
 

4:00 PM | Legal Eagle Roundtable

Workshop Panelists:

  • Joe Rogoway, Cannabis Industry Attorney, Rogoway Law Group
  • Shabnam Malek, President & Executive Director, National Cannabis Bar Association
  • Kyndra Miller, President & CEO, Cannabusiness Law
  • Lauren Vazquez, Deputy Director of Communications, Marijuana Policy Project
  • Bruce Margolin, Attorney, Law Offices of Bruce M. Margolin
  • Aaron Hertzberg, Partner, CalCann Holdings

4:00 PM | KEYNOTE PRESENTATION | TAXES AND FEES WILL AFFECT THE LEGALIZATION LANDSCAPE

4:30 PM | PANEL DISCUSSION | CANNABUSINESS - AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF A GROWING INDUSTRY

Moderated By: Jill Lamoureux, Contributing Advisor / Analyst, Botec Analysis

Panelists:

  • Aaron Smith, Executive Director, National Cannabis Industry Association
  • James Slatic, CEO, Med-West
  • Aaron Justis, President, Buds and Roses
  • Matt Karnes, Founder and Managing Partner, Green Wave Advisors
  • Giadha DeCarcer, Founder & CEO, Frontier Financials Group

5:30 PM | Networking Break

6:00 PM | Ready To Grow?

Workshop Panelists:

  • Rick Pfrommer, Founding Member, Harborside Health Center
  • Taylor Blake, Associate Producer, The Emerald Cup
  • Kristin Nevedal, Director, Patient Focused Certification Program, Americans for Safe Access
  • Aseem Sappal, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Oaksterdam University

6:00 PM | PANEL DISCUSSION | THE STATE AND FUTURE OF CONCENTRATES

Moderated By: Addison Demoura, CMO, TC Labs

Panelists:

  • Debby Goldsberry, Co-Founder, United Cannabis Collective
  • Justin Pullman, President, PMP Labs
  • Frenchy Cannoli, Hashishin, Aficionado
  • Jason Beck, Founder & Executive Director, Alternative Herbal Health Services

 

7:00 PM | TBD

7:30 PM | DINNER AND AFTERPARTY
 

12:00 AM | CLOSE

 

 

 

2:30 PM | PANEL DISCUSSION | MEDICAL MARIJUANA: RESEARCH & THERAPEUTIC POTENTIAL

Moderated By: David Bearman, Co-Founder, American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine

Panelists:

  • Jeff Hergenrather, President, Society of Cannabis Clinicians
  • Allan Frankel CEO, Greenbridge Medical
  • Jean Talleyrand, Founder & President, Medicann
  • Mara Gordon, Founder, Aunt Zelda's

3:30 PM | NETWORKING BREAK

4:00 PM | KEYNOTE PRESENTATION | TAXES AND FEES WILL AFFECT THE LEGALIZATION LANDSCAPE

4:30 PM | PANEL DISCUSSION | CANNABUSINESS - AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF A GROWING INDUSTRY

Moderated By: Jill Lamoureux, Contributing Advisor / Analyst, Botec Analysis

Panelists:

  • Aaron Smith, Executive Director, National Cannabis Industry Assocation
  • James Slatic, CEO, Med-West
  • Aaron Justis, President, Buds and Roses
  • Matt Karnes, Founder and Managing Partner, Green Wave Advisors
  • Giadha DeCarcer, Founder & CEO, Frontier Financials Group

5:30 PM | NETWORKING BREAK

6:00 PM | PANEL DISCUSSION | THE STATE AND FUTURE OF CONCENTRATES

Moderated By: Addison Demoura, CMO, TC Labs

Panelists:

  • Debby Goldsberry, Co-Founder, United Cannabis Collective
  • Justin Pullman, President, PMP Labs
  • Frenchy Cannoli, Hashishin, Aficionado
  • Jason Beck, Founder & Executive Director, Alternative Herbal Health Services

7:00 PM | TBD

7:30 PM | DINNER AND AFTERPARTY

12:00 AM | CLOSE

Panel Agenda

LEGALIZATION: PREPARING FOR 2016


MEDICAL MARIJUANA: RESEARCH AND THERAPEUTIC POTENTIAL


THE STATE AND FUTURE OF CONCENTRATES


CANNABUSINESS: AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF A GROWING INDUSTRY


Interactive Workshops

The following workshops are Q&A style sessions that will help you navigate the cannabis industry and get the expert advice you need on your company or brand.  Sign up for any of the workshops for a chance to present on your brand to experts by filling out the form below the workshop descriptions.  You must register for the event in order to present in a workshop.

  Branding is vital for entry into the new marijuana market which is hailed to be almost as large as the coffee industry. Does your brand strategy translate to new markets?  In this Q&A workshop, you will have the opportunity to talk to brand experts that have traversed this difficult landscape and came out on top.  Seek advice on your brand and learn what others are doing to avoid costly mistakes and how to develop your business story to ensure your stake in the Green Rush.

 

Branding is vital for entry into the new marijuana market which is hailed to be almost as large as the coffee industry. Does your brand strategy translate to new markets?  In this Q&A workshop, you will have the opportunity to talk to brand experts that have traversed this difficult landscape and came out on top.  Seek advice on your brand and learn what others are doing to avoid costly mistakes and how to develop your business story to ensure your stake in the Green Rush.

  Living the American Dream is a cannabusiness away, and you think you have that multimillion dollar idea. Is your business, start up or idea worthy of outside investment? Can you articulate your ideas in 90 seconds or less? Here is your chance to get in front of our panel of qualified investors to pitch your business. Do you have what it takes or is your idea just another Pipe Dream?

 

Living the American Dream is a cannabusiness away, and you think you have that multimillion dollar idea. Is your business, start up or idea worthy of outside investment? Can you articulate your ideas in 90 seconds or less? Here is your chance to get in front of our panel of qualified investors to pitch your business. Do you have what it takes or is your idea just another Pipe Dream?

Despite sometimes being referred to as “weed”, there is an art to growing high end cannabis. Boutique growers are in demand and will be the only small businesses that survive when Big Marijuana comes to town. Is your bud the best in show or will our experts say no go? Come learn and hear from the most experienced growers, buyers and educators in the world and see if you are Ready to Grow!


Despite sometimes being referred to as “weed”, there is an art to growing high end cannabis. Boutique growers are in demand and will be the only small businesses that survive when Big Marijuana comes to town. Is your bud the best in show or will our experts say no go? Come learn and hear from the most experienced growers, buyers and educators in the world and see if you are Ready to Grow!

This workshop is an opportunity to ask the leading legal experts for their advice on legal issues whether it be about your company, IP and trademarks, a case, or any other general legal questions you have in the cannabis space. Hiring an attorney can be pricey, but navigating the ever changing legal landscape without an expert can cost you even more. Attending this workshop will give you the connections and advice you need to move confidently forward in the cannabis industry.


This workshop is an opportunity to ask the leading legal experts for their advice on legal issues whether it be about your company, IP and trademarks, a case, or any other general legal questions you have in the cannabis space. Hiring an attorney can be pricey, but navigating the ever changing legal landscape without an expert can cost you even more. Attending this workshop will give you the connections and advice you need to move confidently forward in the cannabis industry.

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