2018 Speaker Agenda

Please note that all sessions and speakers are subject to change without notice.

Wednesday
Thursday

Wednesday Agenda

9:00 am
9:30 am
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
1:00 pm
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm
5:00 pm
5:30 pm
6:00 pm
6:30 pm
Room D201
Room D201
Energy Trust of Oregon: Decrease Your Watts Per Gram: A Case Study on Energy Reduction
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Presenter: Jesse Peters, CEO/Founder, Eco Firma Farms

Join Jesse Peters, owner of Eco Firma Farms and the team of regional energy experts he worked with for an inside look at what it takes to imagine, design and build a sustainable grow op that has put net zero energy use in sight. With Energy Trust's Doug Oppedal and Kelson Redding and Thomas Brex of Advanced Energy Systems.

Lunch - On Own
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

Regulation of Marijuana in Oregon
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Presenters: Rob Bovett

To provide a basic understanding of regulation of marijuana in Oregon, the current legal framework of the Oregon medical and recreational marijuana systems, local options, taxation, the recent revocation of the Cole Memo and it's implications, and what's on the legislative horizon in Salem and Washington DC.

Sales Trends and Consumer Insights in the Cannabis Industry
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Presenters: Beau Whitney, Casey Houlihan

Join Economist Beau Whitney and ORCA's Casey Houlihan in a discussion about what direction the market is moving, which product categories are growing the fastest, and how these figures compare across different states. BDS Analytics has the answers to these questions, and more!

Edibles: Ensuring Consistency in Infused Products as you scale up
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Presenters: Christine Smith, Gron Chocolates | Eric Wendt, Green Leaf labs

Join Gron Chocolates CEO, Christine Smith and Eric Wendt of Green Leaf labs as they explore different methodologies for maintaining consistency as your production batches scale up, particularly as it relates to micro-dosing products in the Oregon market. Different laboratory techniques and methods of testing-based on product type-will be discussed as well as systems for evaluating potency metrics

Edibles Panel: The Future of Edibles from the Retailer’s Perspective
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Moderator: Jenna Rice | Presenters: Jesse Fernandez

Come explore the edible market from the consumer perspective. What are consumers asking for that isn’t currently on the market and what could the market better provide to help support the retail establishments?

Room D202
Room D202
The Future of the Medical Market
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Presenters: Brent Kenyon, Anthony Taylor, and Anthony Johnson

What is the future of the Medical market? Join Brent Kenyon from So. OR Alternative Medicine, Anthony Taylor and Anthony Johnson, Compassionate Oregon as they walk us through what's happening in this important market.

Lunch - On Own
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

Oregon Hemp Law Update and Insights from a 4th year Oregon Hemp Farmer
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Presenters: Jerry Norton & Courtney Moran

Come hear insights from Hemp farmr Jerry Norton and an update from attorney Courtney Moran on recent rulemaking by OLCC and upcoming legistation.

When to Call Your Lawyer
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Presenter: Samuel Grosz, Samuel David Law

Join Attorney, Samuel Grosz of Samuel David Law as he explores ways to effectively utilize legal services in navigating the ever changing Cannabis landscape.

Extraction Facility Startup
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Presenters: Jackson Capdeville, Eden labs

Jackson Capdeville of Eden Labs will address the common needs of an Extraction startup from Site selection, Workflow optimization, safety protocols for facility employees using different extraction methods

Room D203
Room D203
Comparison of Cannabis Production Systems
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Presenters: Todd Dalotto, Horticultural Scientist, CAN! Research, Education & Consulting

Learn about the cultural practices, equipment, cost, environmental impact, and science behind indoor, greenhouse, hoophouse, and outdoor cannabis production systems. Designed to help you decide the most suitable, affordable, sustainable, and productive system type for your business.

Lunch - On Own
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

DNA Mapping for Seed to Sale
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Presenter: Alisha Holloway, Phylos Bioscience

Just what is genetic testing , and how can it serve as a foundation for effective seed to sale tracking, consistent production, reliable consumer experience, and brand differentiation? Come find out from science guru, Alisha Holloway of Phylos Bioscience

Effectively Utilizing Supply Chain Processes
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Presenter: Douglas Strabel

Learn how to increase the Profit Margin of your Cannabis Grow Business by utilizing Supply Chain Processes

Out-of-Stock = Out of Business: Managing Dispensary Inventory Like a Marijuana Mogul
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Presenter: Ken Erickson, Krimzen

Learn how to manage your inventory to free up cash flow for marketing and or expansion from expert, Ken Erickson of Krimzen

Room D204
Room D204
Marketing Panel - Differentiate or Die!
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Moderator: David Rheins | Presenters: Sean Lucas, Ryan Michael, Stephen Gold

Branding and marketing are key to every cannabis company’s success. In this session, MJBA Founder and Executive David Rheins will lead a panel of brand experts including Stephen Gold, The Daily Leaf; Sean Lucas, NUG Digital Marketing; and Ryan Michael, KindTyme, as we discuss the top branding and marketing trends every canna-marketer must know.

Marketing Panel - Differentiate or Die!
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Moderator: David Rheins | Presenters: Sean Lucas, Ryan Michael, Stephen Gold

Branding and marketing are key to every cannabis company’s success. In this session, MJBA Founder and Executive David Rheins will lead a panel of brand experts including Stephen Gold, The Daily Leaf; Sean Lucas, NUG Digital Marketing; and Ryan Michael, KindTyme, as we discuss the top branding and marketing trends every canna-marketer must know.

Lunch - On Own
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

Valuation techniques for the Cannabis business
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Presenter: Vanita Spaulding, Cogent Valuation

Join Vanita Spaulding of Cogent Valuation and learn the basics for valuating your cannabis business

Good Neighbors: Scent Control and Cannabis Production
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Presenter: Dan Gustafik, Founder & President, Hybrid Tech

A badly executed scent control plan can set you up for failure and leave you with the stink of defeat. Join Dan Gustafik, Founder and President of Hybrid Tech, for a thorough study of current scent control regulations and the most cost effective, and innovative methods for achieving compliance. This item is particularly timely, due to recent 10th District Court rulings.

Grow Park PANEL
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Presenters: Jesse Kloberdanz, Noah Stokes, Clent Baker

Come hear a full spectrum perspective on overcoming industry challenges, establishing and expanding operations, and feedback from previous Oregon harvests to help guide growers to success. With Jesse Kloberdanz - Dewey Farms, Noah Stokes - TCD Co, and Clent Baker - Papa Jesus

Thursday Agenda

11:00 am
11:30 am
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
1:00 pm
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm
5:00 pm
5:30 pm
6:00 pm
6:30 pm
Room D201
Room D201
The Roadmap to Post Extraction
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Presenters: Catherine Sidman, George Stantchev, Jim Makoso, and Dustin Powers

Effective cannabis processing is more science than art. Scientific methods, industrial tools and disciplined techniques are required to produce consistent, high-quality products. Join Catherine Sidman, Cascade Sciences, for a look at post-processing techniques with an eye on removing solvents and moisture from extracts. Learn about the equipment and resources required for isolation of terpenes, creating single-compound concentrates and pesticide remediation.

Employer Assistance: Hiring Top Performers and Employment Law Threats
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Presenters: Rob Brown, CannaSafeSolutions and Mark Hackett, Emerge Law Group

Rob Brown with CannaSafeSolutions - and Mark Hackett with Emerge Law Group will explore how to hire top performers and 5 Employment Law threats to Cannabis Employers

Lunch - On Own
12:45 pm - 2:30 pm

Ensuring Consistency in Infused Products
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Presenters: Eric Wendt with GreenLeaf, Christine Smith with Gron Chocolate

Join Gron Chocolates CEO, Christine Smith and Eric Wendt of Green Leaf labs as they explore different methodologies for maintaining consistency as your production batches scale up, particularly as it relates to micro-dosing products in the Oregon market. Different laboratory techniques and methods of testing-based on product type-will be discussed as well as systems for evaluating potency metrics

Taxes! Maximizing Returns and New Tax Reform
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Presenters: Cheryl Landeros, Dale Roberts, Mario Ceretto

Tax Reform? What does it mean? Come learn from the experts what the implications are with the new tax legislation and how to maximize allocations and deductions and navigate 280E - From Production to retail

Room D202
Room D202
Wholesale Pitch - Role Play session
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Presenters: Noah Stokes and Ryan Johnstone, TCDCo

Noah Stokes and Ryan Johnstone will simulate a Distributor/ Wholesaler pitching a grower in this informative and imaginative session.

Extracting 101 Panel
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Moderator: Chelsea Cantone | Presenters: Corey Frye, Amber Wise, Nick Yerico

Chelsea Cantone of SubZero will moderate this exploration of the different Extraction techniques to help you determine the best one for your product. With Amber Wise, Avitas - Corey Frye, Dab Factory - Nick Yerico, Apeks Supercritical.

Lunch - On Own
12:45 pm - 2:30 pm

What are Terpenes...and why should I care?
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Presenter: Jeremy Sackett, Cascadia Labs

Get ready to learn all about the diverse flavor and fragrance compounds in Cannabis that impart the unique experience of each cultivar. We will cover the basic chemistry/testing, then move on to a review of the most common terpenes in cannabis, closing with a look at the unique terpene profiles across some of our favorite cannabis varieties and how these profiles may support positive healthcare outcomes.

Insurance 420
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Presenter: Norman Ives, Cannabis Program Manager, Mosaic Insurance Alliance

Norman Ives of Mosaic Insurance Alliance will help you understand how to utilize Insurance to protect your business without breaking the bank.

Room D203
Room D203
Growing Greener: Technologies and practices for running a green operation
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Moderator: Todd Dalotto | Presenters: M. Wolf Segal, Bob Long

Come learn about new technologies and practices for running a green sustainable operation. Moderated by Todd Dalotto and featuring Bob Long and M. Wolf Segal.

Land Use and Lease Negotiations for Canna-Business
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Presenters: Dan Gustafik, Hybrid Tech and Genny Kiley, Emerge Law Group

Join Dan Gustafik of Hybrid Tech and Genny Kiley of Emerge Law Group to explore land use and leases in the Cannabis real estate world.

Lunch - On Own
12:45 pm - 2:30 pm

Branding Panel
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Moderator: Aaron Pelley | Presenters: Randall Huft, Innovation Agency, Sean Clancy, Emerge Law and Anton Kimball

Join Aaron Pelley - 7 Point Law as he moderates a branding panel focused on creating and maintaining a successful brand. With Randall Huft, Innovation Agency, Sean Clancy, Emerge Law and Anton Kimball

The World of Cannabis-Infused Topicals
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Presenter: Trista Okel, Empower BodyCare

Explore the world of cannabis-infused topicals with Empower BodyCare Founder & CEO Trista Okel. Learn about the endocannabinoid system, the therapeutic benefits of cannabinoids and learn how cannabis-infused topicals can help win over the most avid prohibitionists.

The World of Cannabis-Infused Topicals
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Presenters: Trista Okel, Empower BodyCare

Explore the world of cannabis-infused topicals with Empower BodyCare Founder & CEO Trista Okel. Learn about the endocannabinoid system, the therapeutic benefits of cannabinoids and learn how cannabis-infused topicals can help win over the most avid prohibitionists.

Room D204
Room D204
Surviving the First Year
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Presenter: Anne van Leynseele, MS, 7 Point Law PLLC

Learn the day to day realities of entering the Cannabis market from a lawyer who has seen it all. From stages of development, to identifying and managing risks, to avoding pit-falls to make it through that critical first year; licensure, partnerships, investors, land use, taxes, employees, and cash management.

Cannabinoids and the Opioid crisis
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Presenter: Dr. Adie Poe

Dr Adie Poe will share her extensive research about how Cannabinoids are effectively addressing the Opioid crisis.

Lunch - On Own
12:45 pm - 2:30 pm

The Impact of Local Government Regulation on CannaBusinesses
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Presenter: Corinne Celko

Come learn from attorney Corinne Celko with Emerge Law how to discover whether local government regulations apply to your cannabis business and how to obtain local government approvals.