Agenda

July 25–27, 2018
San Jose, CA

Gain Valuable Insights to Accelerate Your Business

At NCIA’s Cannabis Business Summit & Expo, attendees can engage in three days of interactive material, including a Pre-Summit day filled with workshops, tours, and bootcamps.

Pre-Summit Workshops, CLE, and Tours

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

8:00 AM

9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Morning Workshop A

Troy Dayton
CEO
The Arcview Group
John Downs
Director of Business Development
Arcview
Brian Sheng
General Partner
Arcview Ventures
Karen J. Bernstein
Attorney
Bernstein IP
Rafael De La Cruz
General Partner
Universal Brand Ventures

9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Morning Workshop B

Jacob Policzer
Co-Founder & Director of Science and Strategy
The Cannabis Conservancy
Brian Farmer
Co-Founder & Director of Auditing and Certification
The Cannabis Conservancy
Brittny Anderson
Co-Founder & Director of Operations
The Cannabis Conservancy
David Hua
CEO & Founder
Meadow
Lawrence Nussbaum
Sustainability Consultant
Sustainable-Source
Chrystal Ortiz
Board Member
International Cannabis Farmers Association

9:00 AM–5:00 PM

Full Day Bootcamp Workshop (9:00 AM–5:00 PM)

Robert T. Hoban
Managing Partner
Hoban Law Group
Patrick Goggin
Senior Attorney
Hoban Law Group
Nicole Elliott
Director of the Office of Cannabis
City & County of San Francisco
Pamela Epstein
Managing Partner and CEO
Green Wise Consulting
Sean Donahoe
Consultant
Operative Campaigns
Will Kleidon
CEO
Founder of Ojai Energetics

9:00 AM–5:00 PM

Michael Chernis
Attorney
Chernis Law Group
Corinne Celko
Shareholder
Emerge Law Group
Jaime Lewis
Coldwater Consulting
Josh Kappel
Partner
Vicente Sederberg LLC
Aaron Johnson
Partner
Johnson, Rovella, Retterer, Rosenthal & Gilles, LLP
Joanna Hossack
Attorney
Clark Neubert LLP
Henry Wykowski
Attorney
Henry G. Wykowski & Associates

9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Full-day Tour Package A (9:00AM–5:00PM)

 

9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Full-day Tour Package B (9:00 - 5:00)

     

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Morning Tour C: The Guild San Jose

12:00 PM–1:00 PM

1:00 PM–4:00 PM

Afternoon Workshop A

Karson Humiston
Founder & CEO
Vangst Talent

1:00 PM–4:00 PM

Afternoon Workshop B

Brett Roper
CEO & Co-Founder
Medicine Man Technologies
Carrie Roberts
Director of Client Services
Medicine Man Technologies

1:00 PM–5:00 PM

Full Day Bootcamp Workshop (continued)

Sumit Mehta
CEO
MAZAKALI
Giadha Aguirre de Carcer
Founder and CEO
New Frontier Data
Brian Sheng
General Partner
Arcview Ventures
Mark Grindeland
Co-founder and CEO
The Grow Foundry/Coda Signature
Patrick Rea
Co-founder and Managing Director
CanopyBoulder
Keegan Peterson
Founder & CEO
Würk

1:00 PM–5:00 PM

Emily Leongini
Associate
Arent Fox
Diane Romza-Kutz
Partner
Thompson Coburn
Rebecca Stamey-White
Partner
Hinman & Carmichael LLP
Mary Shapiro
Managing Director
Evoke Law
Jason Horst
Principal
Horst Legal Counsel
Camille Dixon
Statewide Program Manager and Cannabis Insurance External Affairs Director
California Department of Insurance
Stephanie Moriarty
Principal and Commercial Insurance Broker
Abe Insurance
Shay Aaron Gilmore
Attorney
The Law Office of Shay Aaron Gilmore
Sean McAllister
Attorney
McAllister Garfield
Phil Cherner
Denver Attorney (Retired)
Law Office of Phil Cherner
James Marek
CEO
Stratton Agency
Shawn Hauser
Senior Associate
Vicente Sederberg LLC

1:00 PM–5:00 PM

Full-day Tour Package A (9:00 AM–5:00 PM) (continued)

1:00 PM–5:00 PM

Full-day Tour Package B (9:00 AM–5:00 PM) (continued)

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Afternoon Tour C: The Guild San Jose

General Summit Day One

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

8:00 AM–10:00 AM

10:00 AM–10:30 AM

Aaron Smith
Executive Director
National Cannabis Industry Association

10:30 AM–11:15 AM

Opening Keynote

MODERATOR
Aaron Smith

Executive Director
National Cannabis Industry Association
James Cole
Former Deputy Attorney General of the United States
Partner at Sidley Austin LLP

11:15 AM

11:15 AM

11:30 AM–1:30 PM

1:30 PM–2:30 PM

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Henry Wykowski

Attorney
Henry G. Wykowski & Associates
Jim Thorburn
Attorney
Thorburn Walker
Ron Seigneur
Managing Partner
Seigneur Gustafson LLP
Luigi Zamarra
Owner
Luigi, CPA
Rachel K. Gillette
Partner
Greenspoon Marder LLP

1:30 PM–2:30 PM

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Rich Cardinal

Managing Director
Next Big Crop
Dr. Jonathan Vaught
CEO and Founder
Front Range Biosciences
Courtney Maltais
Founder and Lead Botanist
The Clear™

1:30 PM–2:30 PM

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Shawna Seldon McGregor

Managing Partner
Grasslands
Jessica Lukas
Client Engagement
BDS Analytics, Inc.
Taylor West
Senior Communications Director
COHNNABIS

1:30 PM–2:30 PM

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Matt Schweich

Executive Director
Marijuana Policy Project
John Hudak
Senior Fellow
Brookings Institution
Jolene Forman
Staff Attorney
Drug Policy Alliance
Michael Correia
Director of Government Relations
National Cannabis Industry Association

1:30 PM–2:30 PM

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Anne Forkutza

Director of Customer Experience
Cova Software
Roger Obando
Co-Founder & CTO
Baker Technologies
Colby McKenzie
CEO
Enlighten
Nico Roberts
Co-Founder
Rootery

2:45 PM–3:45 PM

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Emily Paxhia

Managing Director
Poseidon Asset Management
Sumit Mehta
CEO
MAZAKALI

2:45 PM–3:45 PM

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Sunnie Day Sanchez

Co-Founder and Cannabis Visionary
Honey Badger Sungrown
Dr. Bernie Lorenz
Chief Science Officer
ProKure

2:45 PM–3:45 PM

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Jeanine Moss

CEO
AnnaBis Style
Christie Strong
Marketing Communications Manager
Kiva Confections
Amy Larson
VP Marketing
COHNNABIS
Chris Foster
President, North America
BCW

2:45 PM–3:45 PM

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Lindsay Robinson

Executive Director
California Cannabis Industry Association
Joe Segilia
General Counsel
Terra Tech Corp.
Lara DeCaro
Founder & Board Member
National Cannabis Bar Association
Allison Margolin
Founding Partner
Margolin & Lawrence

2:45 PM–3:45 PM

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Olivia Mannix

Founder & CEO
Cannabrand
Beau Whitney
Senior Economist
New Frontier Data

4:00 PM–5:00 PM

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Kelvin Keith

Senior Manager of Global Business Development
Tidel
Alan Hanson
Attorney
Emerge Law Group
Carmella Murphy Houston
Vice President – Business Services
Salal Credit Union
Dana Chaves
Sr. Director of Business Development
Ms. Mary Staffing/Hybrid Payroll

4:00 PM–5:00 PM

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Brittny Anderson

Co-Founder & Director of Operations
The Cannabis Conservancy
Colin Bell
Co-founder & Chief Growth Officer
Growcentia
Shango Los
Host
Shaping Fire
Nate Chevalier
Founder
Moontime Medicinals

4:00 PM–5:00 PM

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Andrea Unsworth

Owner
Tulip & Oak Consulting
Jason Thomas
CEO & Managing Broker
Avalon Realty Advisors, Inc.
Adam Mintz
Cannabis Industry Advisor
McKinney Capital & Advisory

4:00 PM–5:00 PM

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James Anthony

Founder and Lead Attorney
Anthony Law Group
Lanese Martin
Co-Founder + Co-Executive Director
Hood Incubator
Shanita Penny
President Board of Directors
Minority Cannabis Industry Association
Yarrow Kubrin
Special Teams Consulting
The Lucero Group At Vanguard

5:00 - 7:00 PM

7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

General Summit Day Two

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Friday, July 27, 2018

10:00 AM– 11:00 AM

KEYNOTE

MODERATOR
Steve Fox

Director
NCIA's Policy Council
Andrew Livingston
Director of Economics and Research
Vicente Sederberg LLC
Alena Rodriguez
Director of Client & Regulatory Affairs
Rm3 Labs
Susan Audino
Chair
AOAC International Cannabis Advisory Panel
Jordan Wellington, Esq.
Vice President, Government Relations
VS Strategies

11:00 AM–11:15 AM

11:15 AM–12:15 PM

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Heidi Quan

Attorney at Law
Murchison & Cumming LLP
Patrick McManamon
Founder and Managing Director
Cannasure Insurance Services, LLC

11:15 AM–12:15 PM

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Kyle Marshall

Owner
Morsel Bakery
Katie Das
Owner
Stand Assured Consulting Group
Ilan Weiss
Principal
MNfuse LLC

11:15 AM–12:15 PM

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Nancy Whiteman

Owner
Wana Brand
Adam Cole
Learning & Development Specialist
Native Roots Dispensary
Dr. Aseem Sappal
Provost & Dean of the Faculty
Oaksterdam University

11:15 AM–12:15 PM

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Amy O’Gorman Jenkins

Senior Policy Director
California Cannabis Industry Association
Sabrina Fendrick
Director of Government Affairs
Berkeley Patients Group
Jordan Wellington
Co-Founder & Chief Compliance Officer
Simplifya

11:15 AM–12:15 PM

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Mara Gordon

Founder
Aunt Zelda's Inc.
Dr. Christopher Shade, PhD
CEO & Founder
THR Technologies
Dr. Richard Kaufman
Chief Science Officer
NanoSphere Health Sciences and Evolve Formulas

12:15 PM–1:30 PM

1:30 PM–2:30 PM

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Carly Alameda

Partner
Farella Braun + Martel
Khurshid Khoja
Principal
Greenbridge Corporate Counsel
Bob Holtzapple
Partner
Farella Braun + Martel
Zela G. Claiborne
Mediator & Arbitrator
JAMS Mediation, Arbitration and ADR Services

1:30 PM–2:30 PM

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Nancy Whiteman

Owner
Wana Brand
Sean Campbell
Director of Operations
Kiva Confections
Peter Maguire
Vice President System Applications
Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions
Jason Siegel
Product Manager
Atlas gXp

1:30 PM–2:30 PM

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Hailey Stephenson

Assistant Vice President
Norick Risk Funding Concepts
Ian Stewart
Chair
Wilson Elser's National Cannabis Law Practice Team
Eduardo Provencio
General Counsel
Mary’s Brands
Steve Burkhart
General Counsel
BIC Corporation

1:30 PM–2:30 PM

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Jason Horst

Principal
Horst Legal Counsel
Andrew DeAngelo
Director of Operations
Harborside Health Center
Scot Rutledge
Partner
Argentum Partners
Michael Aberle
Senior Vice President of US and Canadian Program Development | Education
CannGen Insurance

1:30 PM–2:30 PM

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Karen J. Bernstein

Attorney
Bernstein IP
Lisa Jordan
Director of Marketing
Canna Advisors

2:45 PM–3:45 PM

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Sean McAllister

Attorney
McAllister Garfield
Kimberly R. Simms
Attorney
Law Office of Kimberly R. Simms, APC
Shabnam Malek
Partner
Brand & Branch LLP
Tanya Hoke
Managing Director
Galen Diligence

2:45 PM–3:45 PM

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AC Braddock

CEO
Eden Labs LLC
Ethan Moon
Chief Operating Officer
Viridios LLC

2:45 PM–3:45 PM

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Amanda Conley

Partner
Brand & Branch LLP
Marc Graboyes
Co-founder & CEO
Next Frontier Biosciences
Afzal Hasan
EVP, Corporate Development & General Counsel
CannaRoyalty
Dr. Bao Le
Co-Founder & CEO
BAS Research

2:45 PM–3:45 PM

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Shawn Hauser

Senior Associate
Vicente Sederberg LLC
Genny Kiley
Attorney
Emerge Law Group
Rod Kight
Attorney
Kight Law Office

2:45 PM–3:45 PM

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Pamela Epstein

Managing Partner and CEO
Green Wise Consulting
Ellen Moy
Attorney
Greenbridge Corporate Counsel
Marco Materazzi
Shareholder
Emerge Law Group

4:00 PM–5:00 PM

Cat Packer
Executive Director and General Manager
City of Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation
Robert Flannery, Ph.D.
Founder & CEO
Dr. Robb Farms

5:00 PM

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