Please note: Speaker selection is still taking place and submissions are under review. All applicants will be notified by email on or around March 1st of our decision. Stay tuned!

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Time Sessions Speakers
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm NCBA (Day 1 of 2): The Cannabis Law Sessions *Separate registration required. CLE's Offered.
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm Executive Summit (Day 1 of 2): Preparing for What’s Next: Mergers, Acquisitions and Exits Application Required
Scott L. Greiper
President , Viridian Capital Advisors
Tripp Keber
Chairman , Dixie Brands
Joel Milton
CEO & Co-founder , Baker Technologies
Amanda Ostrowitz
CEO & Co-founder , CannaRegs
Derek Peterson
CEO , Terra Tech
Time Sessions Speakers
8:30 am - 12:30 pm NCBA (Day 2 of 2): The Cannabis Law Sessions *Separate registration required. CLE's Offered.
9:00 am - 12:00 pm VIP Lead Cultivation Program Application Required
Maureen McNamara
Chief Facilitator & Founder , Cannabis Trainers
9:00 am - 12:00 pm VIP Lead Extraction Program Application Required
Jim Makoso
Vice President & Co-founder , Lucid Lab Group
9:30 am - 1:00 pm Executive Summit (Day 2 of 2): Taking Your Business to the Next Level: Leadership, Culture & Innovation Application Required
Kevin O’Leary
Chairman of OShares ETFs & Shark Tank Investor
Erica Dhawan
CEO & Founder , Cotential
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Keynote
Kevin O’Leary
Chairman of OShares ETFs & Shark Tank Investor
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Keynote
The Year Ahead: 10 Trends to Watch
Chris Walsh
Vice President, Editorial & Strategic Development , Marijuana Business Daily
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Keynote
Cementing Your Place in the Industry
Jesce Horton
CEO , Saints Cannabis
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm General Session
What’s Next: Insights from Industry Visionaries
Time Sessions Speakers
9:00 am - 9:50 am Next Steps: From License to Launch
Retail Walkthrough
Brad Harris
Vice President of Retail Operations , The Joint
9:00 am - 9:50 am Money Matters: Investing in Cannabis
Investing Basics: What You Need to Know
Andi B. Goldman
Principal , ABG Advisory
9:00 am - 9:50 am Post Launch: Growth Strategies & Techniques
Growing Pains: How to Navigate Common Business Hurdles
Pete Kadens
CEO , Green Thumb Industries
Charles Bachtell
CEO & Founder , Cresco Labs
10:00 am - 10:50 am Next Steps: From License to Launch
Cultivation Walkthrough
10:00 am - 10:50 am Post Launch: Growth Strategies & Techniques
Leaving Your Retail Competition in the Dust
Kim Rivers
CEO , Trulieve
10:00 am - 10:50 am Money Matters: Investing in Cannabis
Kicking the Tires: Identifying Potential Investments
Jennifer Sanders
Director of Risk Management & Strategy, Founder , CNS Equity Partners
11:00 am - 11:50 am Next Steps: From License to Launch
Infused Walkthrough
Elyse Gordon
Co-owner , Better Baked
11:00 am - 11:50 am Money Matters: Investing in Cannabis
After the Deal: Keeping an Investment on Track
Matt Karnes
Founder , Greenwave Advisors
Gary S. Kaminsky
Chief Regulatory Officer , MLH Holdings
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm Next Steps: First 100 Days of Operation
Retail Walkthrough
Christopher Martin
CEO & Partner , The Green Heart Franchise
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm Post Launch: Growth Strategies & Techniques
Big Ideas: Identifying and Launching New Product Lines
Jesse Taylor
Director of Business Development , Cannabistry Labs
April Pride Allison
Chief Creative Officer & Founder , Hiku Brands
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm Innovation Battlefield: Trailblazing Products & Services
Cultivation Innovation
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm Next Steps: First 100 Days of Operation
Cultivation Walkthrough
Jesse Peters
CEO , Eco Firma Farms
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm Post Launch: Growth Strategies & Techniques
Dispensary & Rec Shop Tutorial: Expanding Your Customer Base
Aviv Hadar
Co-founder , Oregrown
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm Innovation Battlefield: Trailblazing Products & Services
Retail & Infused Innovation
4:00 pm - 4:50 pm Next Steps: First 100 Days of Operation
Infused Walkthrough
Vanessa Corrales
Founder , B Edibles
Jillian Pelletier-Litovsky
President , Virgo Moon Botanicals
4:00 pm - 4:50 pm Innovation Battlefield: Trailblazing Products & Services
B2B Innovation
4:00 pm - 4:50 pm Post Launch: Growth Strategies & Techniques
Business Over Beer: A Conversation On Scaling Your Cannabis Business
Pete Kadens
CEO , Green Thumb Industries
Nancy Whiteman
Owner & CEO , Wana Brands
Time Sessions Speakers
9:00 am - 9:50 am Next Steps: Year 2 & Beyond
Retail Walkthrough
Brad Harris
Vice President of Retail Operations , The Joint
9:00 am - 9:50 am Stay Tuned: Preparing for the Future
From Potential Crackdowns to Changing Regulations: Surviving and Thriving Amid Uncertainty
10:00 am - 10:50 am Next Steps: Year 2 & Beyond
Cultivation Walkthrough
Nicholas Vita
CEO , Columbia Care
10:00 am - 10:50 am Post Launch: Growth Strategies & Techniques
Structuring Your Business for Expansion: Budgeting, SOPs & Corporate Culture
Keegan Peterson
CEO & Founder , Wurk
Nic Easley
CEO , 3C Consulting
Melanie Nash
Director of Operations , Dark Heart Industries
10:00 am - 10:50 am Stay Tuned: Preparing for the Future
Navigating the Coming Storm: Surviving Amid Plunging Wholesale Prices
11:00 am - 11:50 am Next Steps: Year 2 & Beyond
Infused Walkthrough
Elyse Gordon
Co-owner , Better Baked
11:00 am - 11:50 am Post Launch: Growth Strategies & Techniques
Round 2: Landing Expansion Financing
Sara Batterby
Principal , The Batterby Group
11:00 am - 11:50 am Stay Tuned: Preparing for the Future
Next States to Legalize