Agenda

Take in rich sessions and network with the world’s top cannabis science experts

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Tracks:

  • Keynotes
  • Analytics & Testing 
  • Extraction
  • Horticulture

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Join us for a conference welcome and coffee each morning from 9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. before the keynotes begin

9:15 AM – 10:00 AM

KEYNOTE – “The Latest CO2 Research”

Dr. John MacKay, Ph.D.John MacKay, Ph.D.
Founder
Synergistic Technologies Associates

Extraction Pod

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

PRESENTATION – “CO2 Parameter Relationships Affecting Terpene Preservation”

Andy JosephAndy Joseph
President & CEO
Apeks Supercritical

Markus Roggen, Ph.D.Dr. Markus Roggen, Ph.D.
VP of Extraction
OutCo

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM

PRESENTATION – “The Art of Consistency: How to Maintain a Successful Chemovar”

Nadav EyalNadav Eyal
Co-founder & CEO
Eybna Technologies

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

PRESENTATION – “Production of Low Cost Vape Oils”

George Stantchev, ComergGeorge Stantchev
CEO
COMERG

12:45 PM – 1:30 PM

PANEL – “The Future of Supercritical Extraction”
With a methodology quickly evolving into an industry standard, what does the future hold for supercritical extraction techniques? The expert panelists will provide a general summary of supercritical extractions, including the benefits and limitations of this technique. Supercritical extraction will be contrasted with other extraction techniques, as in those performed with other solvents such as butane and propane and fluorocarbons. An economic analysis will be presented depicting the equipment costs and average cost per extraction, also compared with other techniques.

Laurel FriesenLaurel Friesen
CEO
Heylo Cannabis
Moderator

Andy JosephAndy Joseph
President & CEO
Apeks Supercritical
Panelist

john mackaynmJohn MacKay, Ph.D.
Founder
Synergistic Technologies
Panelist

Pritesh Kumar, Ph.D.Pritesh Kumar, Ph.D.
CEO
KYDS LLC
Panelist

Darwin Millard, MEDarwin Millard
Partner & Botanical Extraction Specialist
Plant Consulting Group
Panelist

1:45 PM – 2:15 PM

PRESENTATION – “Determination of Cannabis Oil Potency Half-Life by Mid-Infrared Spectroscopy”

Dr. Brian Smith, Ph.D.Brian Smith, Ph.D.
CTO
Big Sur Scientific

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

PRESENTATION – “A Contemporary Model for Analyzing Pesticides in Cannabis”

Ric CuchettoRic Cuchetto
Analytical Chemist
The Cannabis Chemist

Horticulture Pod

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM

PANEL – “Biopesticides in Cannabis Cultivation”
There’s been ample conversation regarding cannabis flower and concentrate samples exhibiting contamination from pesticide concentrations above set exposure thresholds, or the cultivation of Cannabis using pesticides known to be health hazards. Just the word “pesticide” seems to have created a public safety quagmire. Our panelists will discuss an alternative option to using toxic chemicals to rid your cultivation from unwanted pests. Could ladybugs, praying mantises, or different types of fungi and bacteria really be the answer? The discussion will introduce types of bio-pesticides that might be employed in a grow-house. The audience will also be presented with a cost and efficacy analysis of using this eco-friendly strategy versus traditional pesticides, as well as potential reductions in carbon footprints by switching to this greener substitute.

David HeldrethDavid Heldreth
Cannabis Industry Reporter
Cannabiz Journal
Moderator

Ken HughesKen Hughes
iaso Advisor
Founder of Milton Mechanical Services
Panelist

Matthew GatesMatthew Gates
IPM Manager
Outco
Panelist

Keith PittsKeith Pitts
Chief Sustainability Officer
Marrone Bio Innovations
Panelist

4:15 PM – 4:45 PM

PRESENTATION – “Sustainable Cannabis Cultivation”

Todd DalottoTodd Dalotto
President
CAN! Research, Education & Consulting

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

PRESENTATION – “Emerging Innovation in Commercial Agriculture and Cannabis Cultivation”

Dr. Ry Wagner, Ph.D.Ry Wagner, Ph.D.
former CEO
Agrinos

Analytics & Research Pod

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM

PRESENTATION – “Genetic Influences on Cannabis Terpene Production”

Dr. Steve Ottersberg, Ph.D.Steve Ottersberg
Founder, Chemist
Green Lab Solutions Company

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

PANEL – “Software, Tech and Cannabis Science”
We live in a technologically savvy society. There are software apps and gadgets for everything. The cannabis industry has presented the prospect for lots of different businesses to develop novel technologies, such as smartphone apps like Leafly and Weed Maps, or software platforms to keep track of vast sums of data like Headset and LIMS, to technologies geared towards producing healthier, happier plants, just to name a few. Others have generated organizations to journey on knowledge quests, such that a larger body of research exists for patients and the doctors who may guide them to have a better understanding of what cannabis products work best for them. This panel will highlight several of these technologies, and how they can advance our understanding of cannabis.

Matthew SimonMatthew Simon
Science Writer
WIRED Magazine
Moderator

Michele RossMichele Ross
CEO
IMPACT Network
Panelist

Ian SchrayIan Schray
CEO
New Leaf Precision Ag
Panelist

Pranav SoodPranav Sood
Founder
Trellis
Panelist

Jagdish JoisJagdish Jois
iaso Advisor
VP of netfi, Inc.
Panelist

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

PRESENTATION – “Sample Prep Logistics”

Lane YagoLane Yago
President
Obiotics

1:15 PM – 1:45 PM

PRESENTATION – “Testing Lab Proficiency”

Wes BurkWes Burk
Vice President
Emerald Scientific

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

PRESENTATION – “Navigating the Challenges of Cannabis Sampling and Analysis”

Shannon Swantek, MSShannon Swantek, MS
Senior Quality Scientist
Vitale Scientific Associates LLC / Environmental Standards Inc.

2:45 PM – 3:30 PM

PANEL – “Efficacy and Possibilities with Topical Medicines”
The abundance of different products that contain cannabis-derived active product ingredients (APIs), such as CBD and THC, have extended to non-ingestible products like topical creams and salves, or patches that distribute the cannabinoid(s) through the skin. Cannabis offers antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-itching properties. For example, the medical attributes of cannabis or hemp for treating skin conditions like eczema have been documented. Patients who don’t want to smoke or ingest APIs can turn to medicinal patches. Additionally, while some terpenes can cause skin irritation, limonene is thought to assist other medicinal terpenes in absorbing through the skin. What works best for specific conditions? Are there specific cannabinoids or cannabinoid/terpene profiles one should seek out? Should patients dose much the same as when putting something into their body? Our panelists will address many of these topics, including any advice they have for patients seeking this type of product.

AC BraddockAC Braddock
CEO
Eden Labs
Moderator

Guy RocourtGuy Rocourt
Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer
Papa & Barkley
Panelist

Tamar WiseTamar Wise
Co-founder & Senior Partner
Plant Consulting Group
Panelist

Jeremy RiggleJeremy Riggle
Chief Science Officer
Mary’s Medicinals
Panelist

 Jessica ReedyJessica Reedy
Senior Scientist
Mary’s Medicinals
Panelist

3:45 PM – 4:15 PM

PRESENTATION – “Cannabinoid Research and Medicalization of Cannabis”

Inbar Maymon-PomeranchikInbar Maymon-Pomeranchik
iaso Advisor
Founder of BioDiligence

Live Demo Stage

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

PANEL – “Investing in Cannabis”
A quick survey of the tax dollars generated by states having legalized cannabis recreationally will convey the sums of money being made by cannabis businesses. While, of course, some of the profits go back to the state in the form of licensing fees, the sheer volumes of sales mean someone somewhere is making money. While lots of folks are keen to invest their money in cannabis businesses, how exactly does one go about doing that when the industry is not federally regulated? This panel will provide instruction and advice to the audience on how they too can capitalize from the profits generated by legalized cannabis from discussing the types of opportunities available, to a risk assessment, and potential returns on investment.

Debra BorchardtDebra Borchardt
Editor-in-Chief
Green Market Report
Moderator

Inbar Maymon-PomeranchikInbar Maymon-Pomeranchik
iaso Advisor
Founder of BioDiligence
Panelist

Sumit MehtaSumit Mehta
CEO
MAZAKALI
Panelist

Bill KellyBill Kelly
Partner
AgriCascadia
Panelist

Ricardo AmorimRicardo Amorim
Director of Communications and Public Relations
Consultor
Panelist

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

DEMONSTRATION – “Battle of the Terpene Alchemists”

Kristen YoderKristen Yoder
Cannabis Industry Advisor
Soil to the Oil
Emcee

Extract ConsultantsExtract Consultants
Blood Orange Spritzer
Rob Brown
Terpene Alchemists

Trinity TerpenesTrinity Terpenes
Blue Glue
Wayne Green & Justin Freyre
Terpene Alchemists

True TerpenesTrue Terpenes
Phantom Mandrin Sparkling Soda
Ben Cassiday
Terpene Alchemists

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

iaso PANEL – “PhytoX – Hydrodynamic Extraction”

César Cordero KrügerCésar Cordero Krüger
CEO
iaso
Moderator

John Mackay, Ph.D.John Mackay, Ph.D.
iaso Advisor
Founder of Synergistic Tech Associates
Panelist

Ken Hughes, Ph.D.Ken Hughes, Ph.D.
iaso Advisor
Founder of Milton Mechanical Services
Panelist

9:15 AM – 10:00 AM

KEYNOTE – “The Cannabis Complexity Conundrum”

Dr. Jeffrey Raber, Ph.D.Jeffrey C. Raber, Ph.D.
CEO
The Werc Shop

Extraction Pod

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

PRESENTATION – “Terpene Data Analytics – A New Scheme for Labels, Prescription, and Classification”

Savino SgueraSavino Sguera
Chief Science Officer
Digamma Consulting

Marco TroianiMarco Troiani
Chemical Consultant
Digamma Consulting

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM

PRESENTATION – “Designing Cannabis with Science-Driven Technologies”

Wayne GreenWayne Green
Co-Founder and Partner
Trinity Terpenes

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

PRESENTATION – “Extraction Optimization”

Markus Roggen, Ph.D.Dr. Markus Roggen, Ph.D.
VP of Extraction
OutCo

12:45 PM – 1:30 PM

PANEL – “The Future of Extraction”
Is there a place at the table for all the solvent extractions? Our expert panelists will educate with a general summary of the all the possible solvents that can and are used, to the benefits and limitations of this technique. The discussion will also cover ways to mitigate solvent contamination in the final, consumer product. Contrasting one extraction from another with other extraction techniques, such as supercritical CO2 or other solvent-less methodologies. An economic analysis will be presented illustrating the equipment costs and average cost per extraction, also compared with other techniques.

Greg ZemanGreg Zeman
Associate Editor
Cannabis Now Magazine
Moderator

Anthony SmithAnthony Smith, Ph.D.
Chief Science Officer
Evio Labs
Panelist

George StantchevGeorge Stantchev
CEO
COMERG
Panelist

Jonathan Dornell Jonathan Dornell, Ph.D.
Master Extractor
TotaLeaf Inc.
Panelist

Ryan ChuganiRyan Chugani
CSO
Indigo Therapeutics, Inc.
Panelist

1:45 PM – 2:15 PM

PRESENTATION – “Endocannabinoid System and Plant Based Flavonoids”

Chip PaulChip Paul
Co-Founder
GnuPharma Corp

Horticulture Pod

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

PRESENTATION – “Genetic Modification and Cannabis Genetics in the Grow Room”

Harry ResinHarry Resin
Chief Cannaseur
URB Delivery

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM

PANEL – “Soil Science”
As anyone who farms or gardens knows, the quality of the soil used for cultivation is paramount to plant health and production. Topics discussed in this panel will include how to determine and optimize proper soil drainage, nutrient content, soil pH, and type of soil to maximize your harvest, and have vibrant, dank cannabis plants. Are there types of soil prospective cannabis cultivators should avoid? What differences will the selected soil have for indoor or outdoor growing? What’s this about volcanic soil? The panelists will share invaluable knowledge regarding these topics and more from their own horticultural experiences and expertise.

AC BraddockAC Braddock
CEO
Eden Labs
Moderator

Dr. Ry Wagner, Ph.D.Ry Wagner, Ph.D.
former CEO
Agrinos
Panelist

Niko UmanNiko Uman
Farm Advisor
Green Bee Farms
Panelist

AC BraddockRobbert Flannery, Ph.D.
CEO
Dr. Robb Farms
Panelist

Dr. Ry Wagner, Ph.D.Michael Parker
Lead Horticulture Technician & Master Grower
Oaksterdam University
Panelist

4:15 PM – 4:45 PM

PRESENTATION – “Environmental, Biological and Chemical Factors Affecting Terpene and Cannabinoid Synthesis in Cannabis”

Russel PaceRussell Pace
President
Cannabis Horticultural Association

Analytics & Research Pod

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM

PRESENTATION – “Role of LIMS in Implementing Regulatory Compliance in Cannabis Testing”

Stephen GoldmanStephen Goldman
on the Scientific Advisory Board of CLOUDLims
Laboratory Director of Phytatech

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

PRESENTATION – “Breakthroughs in Pesticide Remediation Panel”
Stories abound regarding the potential for amplifying trace levels of pesticides found in some Cannabis flowers when extracting cannabinoids to create concentrates. States like Pennsylvania have not yet permitted the sale of flower for the medical market, and therefore, concentrates will comprise the bulk of available products. Therefore, solutions are required now, such that patients can be ensured that while trying to alleviate symptoms from an ailment, they are not harming themselves by ingesting concentrated pesticides. Because this has been a hot topic in the media and relevant cannabis literature, there have been advances in cleaning up cannabis products from unwanted contaminants. Our panelists will illustrate some of these advances, such as flash chromatography, counter current chromatography and simulated bed chromatography best practices for cultivators and labs, and more during this panel discussion.

Shannon SwantekShannon Swantek, MS
Senior Quality Scientist
Vitale Scientific Associates LLC / Environmental
Standards Inc.
Moderator

Darwin MillardDarwin Millard
Partner & Botanical Extraction Specialist
Plant Consulting Group
Panelist

Jeffrey Raber, Ph.DJeffrey Raber, Ph.D
CEO & CVO
The Werc Shop
Panelist

Eric MillerEric Miller
Director of R & D
Extrakt Labs
Panelist

Ric CuchettoRic Cuchetto
Analytical Chemist
The Cannabis Chemist
Panelist

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

PRESENTATION – “Women’s Health and Cannabinoid Science”

Dr. Michele Ross, Ph.D.Michele Ross, Ph.D.
President & Founder
IMPACT Network

1:15 PM – 1:45 PM

PRESENTATION – “Optimizing Cannabis Production and Manufacturing”

Alex MakowskiAlexander Makowski, Ph.D.
Chief Scientist
Sage Analytics

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

PRESENTATION – “Eastern Medicine & Cannabis”

Chad ConnerChad Conner
Co-Founder & Vice President
Pure Ratios

2:45 PM – 3:15 PM

PRESENTATION – “Putting Regulations to the Test: A Comparative Analysis of State Testing Standards”

Rebecca GascaRebecca Gasca
Founder and CEO
Pistil and Stigma

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM

PANEL – “In-House Analyzers”
In-house testing is used in many industries, including food and pharma, for quality control of incoming raw materials, optimizing and monitoring manufacturing processes, and testing of final products to make sure what is made is consistent, safe, and effective. Cannabis cultivators and manufacturers must submit representative samples to labs to generate data regarding the chemical profile and safety of the products, however, in-house evaluations of products can assist businesses in making more educated decisions. There are several in-house analyzers that perform potency testing; however, not all of these instruments use proven technology. It is paramount to ask vendors for data to back up their claims. The panelists will discuss topics like how in-house analyzers compare to standard lab instrumentation such as chromatography, analyzer accuracy, how users know that the instrument is properly calibrated if the device cannot measure commercial cannabinoid standards, and cost-comparisons with other cutting-edge methods to analyze products.

Pritesh Kumar, Ph.D.Pritesh Kumar, Ph.D.
CEO
KYDS
Moderator

Pritesh Kumar, Ph.D.Guy Setton, Ph.D.
CEO
GemmaCert Ltd.
Panelist

Pritesh Kumar, Ph.D.Brian Smith, Ph.D.
Chief Technical Officer
Big Sur Scientific
Panelist

Pritesh Kumar, Ph.D.Alex Makowski, Ph.D.
Chief Scientist
Sage Analytics
Panelist

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

PRESENTATION – “Analytical Compliance Testing”

Dr. Carl Craig, Ph.D.Carl Craig, Ph.D.
Principal
Craig Corporate Advantage

Live Demo Stage

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

PANEL – “A Place for Hemp”
All this talk about Cannabis, but what about hemp? Although Jack Herer authored a masterful text on all of the potential applications of hemp plants, thirty-three years have passed, and everyday uses of hemp still have not become pervasive. This panel of passionate hemp cultivators and scientists will discuss the industrial, medical, and food-grade uses of hemp, including, but not limited to hemp seed and hemp oil, CBD-based concentrates, consumer goods such as toiletries and clothing, as well as potential hemp uses in biofuels and bio-based materials. A general differentiation between hemp and cannabis will be provided, as well as the current status of laws regarding hemp cultivation in states with or without cannabis legalization.

Niko UmanNiko Uman
Farm Advisor
Green Bee Farms
Moderator

Antonio DeRoseAntonio DeRose
Co-Founder & COO
Marijuana Fitness Nutrition
Panelist

Heather DeRoseHeather DeRose
Owner & CEO
Marijuana Fitness Nutrition
Panelist

Todd DalottoTodd Dalotto
President
CAN! Research, Education & Consulting
Panelist

Shadi RameyShadi Ramey
CEO & Founder, Culinary Anthropologist & Chef
Satya Kama
Panelist

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

DEMONSTRATION – “Healthy Cooking with Hemp”

Todd DalottoTodd Dalotto
President
CAN! Research, Education & Consulting

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

iaso PANEL – “GrowBlox – Controlled Precision Indoor Growing”

Tony DavisTony Davis
President and COO
iaso
Moderator

Jorge VelezJorge Velez
iaso Advisor
Project Manager at GrowBLOX Sciences
Panelist

Ken HughesKen Hughes
iaso Advisor
Founder of Milton Mechanical Services
Panelist

Inbar Maynon-PomeranchikInbar Maymon-Pomeranchik
iaso Advisor
Founder of BioDiligence
Panelist

Dimuth SiritungaDimuth Siritunga
iaso Advisor
CEO of Tropigenics Inc.
Panelist

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