Seminar Schedule - Boston 2017

Day 1 - Thursday, October 5, 2017

Science & Research
Law & Regulations
Special Features

8:00 - 8:50Profitable Application of Micropropagation to Produce Quality Cannabis Product
Scott Hyndman
 Start-ups, Diversity, and Regulatory Processes
Scot Albert
Bear Michael
Tara Hopper
 Employment Challenges and Solutions for the Cannabis Industry
Tamsin Kaplan
 Winning Funding Moves in the Challenging US Cannabis Industry
Glen Shear
9:00 - 9:50Managing Humidity in Greenhouses
Al Sray
Low Cost Production of Vape Oils
George Stantchev
Success in the Retail Environment through Design and Branding
John Sofio
Cannabis Complexities and Fundamentals
Max Montrose
 Cultivating Intellectual Property: Registering Patents and Trademarks
Mary Shapiro
Jeremy Kapteyn
Corporate Structure and Legal Protection Strategies for the Cannabis Business
Larry Mishkin
10:00 - 10:50Cogeneration for Commercial Cannabis Cultivation
Kurt Parbst
Cannabis Laboratory Analytics: Consumer Safety, Quality Control Systems and Process Monitoring
Dustin Yaworsky
Physical Security Panel
Tom Siciliano
Tom Walsh
Cannabis Patient and Care Giver Panel
Casandra Stephan
Dawn Ruth
Craig Pagano
Gina Caracciolo
Raul Elizalde
Penny Howard
Andrew Hard
Andrea Barnes
Breaking the Grass Ceiling: Women, Weed, and Business
Jaime Lewis
Shanel A. Lindsay
Ashley Picillo
Meg Sanders
Guide to Massachusetts Licensing and Regulatory Compliance
Charles Smith
The Private Equity Investment Thesis
Chris Leavy
11:00 - 11:50Energy Efficiency and Utility Incentives for Cannabis Production Facilities
Fran Boucher
Nick Collins
Fred Green
Cannabis Contaminants: Practical Considerations vs Regulatory Requirements
Christopher Hudalla
Not Your Average Startup: Best Practices for Dispensary Operators in Emerging Markets
Jaime Lewis
Cannabis as a Medicine
Stuart Titus
 Maine: The Way Marijuana Should Be
Christopher McCabe
Understanding the Business of Cannabis and the Scaleability of its Sectors
Avis Bulbulyan
11:50 - 1:10Keynote: Reverend Al Sharpton
1:30 - 2:30Networking Break
2:30 - 3:20Cannabis Testing: How Industry-Specific Requirements Enhance the Value of ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation
Roger Brauninger
Mycotoxin Screening: Testing Options That Meet State Regulations
Elise Palmer
Transdermal Application of Cannabinoids
Jeremy Riggle
Israel and Cannabis: The Future of Technology and Research
Michael Scherr
State of the Industry: Massachusetts
Kamani Jefferson
Sonia Espinosa
Joseph Gilmore
Taxation in the Cannabis Industry
Craig Smalley, MST, EA
Cannabis and the Capital Markets
Kris Krane
3:30 - 4:20Indoor Cannabis Energy Usage Solutions: 6 Ways To Conserve While Increasing Crop Yield
Brandy Keen
Translating Sciences into CBD Products that Perform
Raj Gupta
What Don't You Know?
Rebecca Gasca
High Quality Cannabis
Daryl Guberman
Make Money without Touching the Plant
Marcus Johnson-Smith
When Bark Becomes Bite: Preparing Your Business for Enforcement
Mark Slaugh
Investing in Publicly Traded Companies
Robert Davidson
Stuart Titus
Aaron Wood
Dean Petkanas
George Anastassov
4:30 - 5:20Sensor and Monitoring Technology for Growers
Michael Kadonoff
Methods and Devices Used to Create Cannabis Concentrates
Nick Yerico
Celebrity Licensing and Branding in the Cannabis Industry: What You Need to Know
Andrew Pitsicalis
Money B
Fast, Reproducible Extractions for Potency and Pesticide Analysis
Tom Hall
The Power of the Plant
Scott Breitenstein
Federal Legislative Update and the Need for More Cannabis Lobbying
Adrian Snead
Joshua Sanderlin
Red Flags of Opportunity for Plant-Touching Investors
Brian Staffa

Day 2 - Friday, October 6, 2017

Science & Research
Law & Regulations
Special Features

9:00 - 9:50Doubling the Yield Using LED Grow Light Technology
Max Random
3 Things Successful Dispensaries Do
Eli Sklarin
Bio-Materials and Consumer Acceptance
Dan Ziegler
Journey of CBD: A Global Experience
Ash Clatworthy
The Psychology of Cannabis
Frank Sacco
Building and Regulating Edibles Businesses
Kim Geraghty
Marijuana: Value Drivers and Valuation Issues to Know
Jim Marty
10:00 - 10:50Understanding Climate Control Equipment for Indoor Grow Facilities
Scott Hacker
The Secret to Cannabis Product Homogeneity: The 13 Food Defense Best-Practices You Need To Know
Rick Scarpello
Re-Branding for the East Coast
Dasheeda Dawson
Cannabis Dosing: Essentials for Producers, Patients, and Clinicians
Dustin Sulak
How to Break Into the Cannabis Industry
Karson Humiston
Kyle Arfsten
Protect Your Cannabis Business - How Insurance Works
Jeffrey Rosen
Investing Internationally
Mike Gorenstein
11:00 - 11:50Working with your Cannabis Laboratory
Shannon Swantek
Edibles Not Just Grandma's Brownies Any Longer
Keiko Beatie
Things You Need to Know to Secure Your Cannabis Facility
Chris Hinnershitz
Bob Kassoff
Mike Rego
Sam Wonderling
Next Generation Pre-clinical Development Support for Medicinal Cannabis Products
Andrew Hall
The ROI of Professional Networking
David Rheins
Cannabis and Social Media with Some Practical and Legal Implications
Patricia Heer
Analyzing the Flow of Capital into the Cannabis Industry
Harrison Phillips
12:00 - 12:50Effects of Light Science on Plant Biology
Alan Lien
 Vaping Devices and Hardware: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Arnaud Dumas de Rauly
Legalization in Massachusetts: Success and the Challenges Ahead
Jim Borghesani
Will Luzier
Matt Allen
Chris Anderson
Investing in Diversity: The Cultural and Fiscal Returns
Khadijah Adams
Vetting Your Investors
Tanya Hoke
Investing in Cannabis: Emerging Trends in a Fast Evolving Market
John Kagia
1:30 - 2:30Networking Break
2:30 - 3:20The High Cost of Inefficiency: How to Streamline Operations Despite Restrictive Regulations
Jay Czarkowski
Tyler Stratford
 Make Your Cannabis Brand Stand Out Amongst The Crowd
Sean Eubanks
All About CBD
Dustin Sulak
Overcoming Historical Biases to Achieve Diversity in Cannabis
Kamani Jefferson
Sonia Espinosa
Dasheeda Dawson
Rosalind McCarthy
Leo Bridgewater
Cannabis Advertising and Commercial Speech
Bryan Adamson
Secure Property, Comply with Zoning, and Obtain Local Support
Valerio Romano

*Seminar schedule can change without notice