Seattle Seminars

Infused Cooking Demo by World Renowned Chef Cat Cora

by World Renowned Chef Cat Cora,
January 31, 2019 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Infused Products in Room 102

Join our keynote speaker Cat Cora for an infused cooking demo. Chef Cora will demonstrate an infused recipe for you, and then answer some of your culinary questions.

Designing Cannabis with Science-Driven Technology

by Wayne Green ; CSO and Co-Founder Trinity Terpenes,
January 31, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm | Extraction in Room 3

This talk will discuss how the technology developed in industrial biotechnology has been adapted to recreate Cannabis flavors, aromas and effects through biomimicry.

Candy Making Demo with Charles

by Charles Albrecht; Savage Brothers,
January 31, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm | Infused Products in 2

Charles will demo commercial candy making machines, and answer any questions that attendees may have regarding cannabis candy making using commercial candy machines

Infused Cooking Demo with Chef Shaun O’Neale

by Shaun O'Neale,
January 31, 2019 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm | Infused Products in Room 1

Learn infused cooking techniques from Chef Shaun O’Neale winner of season 7 of Fox’s hit show Masterchef.

Smart Tax and Planning Strategies for Your Cannabis Business

by Dani Espinda; CPA, ACT Resources, PLLC,
January 31, 2019 | 3:20 pm - 4:30 pm | Business / Legal in Room 2

Dani will cover a variety of topics including: Importance of Entity/Corporate Structure Federal Tax Issues Tax Strategies for Prod/Proc Tax Strategies for Retailers State Tax Overview Federal Tax Law Changes Bookkeeping and Documentation Is your Business Ready for an IRS Audit?

The Great Brand Race

by Jared Mirsky; CEO & Founder, Wick & Mortar,
February 1, 2019 | 10:00 am - 10:50 am | Marketing & Branding in Room 3

Join me as we discuss the journey of brands looking to establish themselves in the ever growing and competitive new cannabis industry. Here you’ll gain insight into creating a unique and memorable brand with the most successful design firm in cannabis, Wick & Mortar and understand how to push your brand out to consumers with…

How to Optimize your Closed Environment

by Morris Brink; Director of Sales, Western Region, Urban-gro,
February 1, 2019 | 10:00 am - 9:50 am | Cultivation in Room 1

Morris Brink has been in hundreds commercial cultivation facilities. He knows what works and what does not work. This session focuses on realistic, boots-on-the-ground environmental controls solutions to optimize your grow environment. 1. Attendees will learn about the different systems & technologies available for their unique grows. 2. Attendees will gain insight into proper setup to…

How to Get All the Money You Need for Your Marijuana Business

by Scott Jordan; Managing Director, Vertical Co. Financial Services,
February 1, 2019 | 11:00 am - 11:50 am | Business / Legal in Room 2

An in-depth look at how to obtain private, non-bank debt based financing for working capital, equipment or real estate loans. You will learn the top 10 sources for financing any marijuana business, which options are available for financing your co.

Payroll and Cannabis Companies- The Importance of Tracking Payroll Costs to Maximize Income Tax Deductions of Salaries and Wages

by Bryan McDonald; CPA, CPAMD, LTD.,
February 1, 2019 | 11:10 am - 12:00 pm | Business / Legal in Room 2

One of the most significant costs of operating a Cannabis company is the salaries and wages paid to employees and owners.  Bryan McDonald, Certified Public Accountant of CPAMD, will explain and navigate the financial benefits and techniques of maximizing the deductibility of these wages.  Included in this informative presentation will be the process of setting…

Everything you ever wanted to know about feminized seeds… but were too afraid to ask

by Rick Campanella; Mr. Soul, Cannabis Breeder,
February 1, 2019 | 11:10 am - 12:00 pm | Cultivation in Room 1

Discussion leading to an understanding why the female cannabis plant is important and how feminized seeds are created

Built to Scale: Developing an Agnostic Cannabis Tech Platform

by Ryan Smith; CEO & CoFounder, Leaflink,
February 1, 2019 | 11:10 am - 12:00 pm | Marketing & Branding in Room 3

This session will focus on integration between technology platforms within the cannabis industry, and demonstrate the necessity for an agnostic product that can integrate with state systems such as METRC.

Why Digital Transformation of Product Sourcing, Sales and Distribution is a “Must Have” in the Cannabis Industry.

by Greg James; Advisor, CannaStocker,
February 1, 2019 | 12:20 pm - 1:10 pm | Business / Legal in Room 2

Three main challenges are driving the need for digital transformation in the cannabis industry: producers can’t get mindshare, distributors can’t keep up and retailers have limited visibility. A simple, efficient and powerful e-marketplace is needed!The objectives of this presentation are to expose the growing challenges that are facing buyers and sellers, and educate attendees about…

Cannabis Brand and Innovation Legal Protection

by Neil Juneja; Principal, Gleam Law,
February 1, 2019 | 12:20 pm - 1:10 pm | Marketing & Branding in Room 3

Industry advice on choosing a strong brand and protecting it. Determining your protectable inventions such as grow methods and extraction apparatus. Updates on cases such as Gorilla Glue #4 and the United Cannabis patent infringement case.

How to Grow a Consistently High Quality Crop

by Brandy Keen; Co-Founder/Senior Technical Advisor, Surna,
February 1, 2019 | 12:20 pm - 1:10 pm | Cultivation in Room 1

Staying on top of your environment is one of the biggest concerns for any cannabis cultivation operation.  In this session, attendees will learn how to increase product consistency and quality with answers as to how important the mechanical system is, considerations to make for their mechanical design, why data is so important, and more.

CBD: The Legal Landscape

by Orion Inskip; Attorney, Gleam Law,PLLC,
February 1, 2019 | 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm | Business / Legal in Room 2

Join Orion Inskip to learn about the history and outline of the laws and rules that pertain to hemp, industrial hemp, hemp extracts, and CBD.

Bridging the Gap: Changing the Perception on Cannabis Within the Medical Community

by Meagan Holt; Writer, Maddie's Mom, Motivational Speaker,
February 1, 2019 | 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm | Marketing & Branding in Room 3

To truly gain full support and understanding for cannabis as a medicine, and to ensure its continued success, we must break the barrier between the medical and cannabis communities. We must provide the education and bridge the gap.

What’s my Risk in Operating a Cannabis Business

by Larry Harb; 420 Friendly Insurance,
February 1, 2019 | 2:40 pm - 3:30 pm | Business / Legal in Room 2

Transitioning from an unregulated industry to a regulated industry has some unique risks and exposures. The purpose of this seminar is to educate Plant Touching Businesses (Cultivator, Manufacture / Processors, Dispensary, Testing Laboratory, and Transportation) on the risks and exposures of managing a State Regulated Cannabis business.   While every business has its own unique…


by Sandy Suchoff; CPA & Founder, The Canna CPA's,
February 1, 2019 | 3:50 pm - 4:40 pm | Business / Legal in Room 2

Sandy will educate Educate attendee’s on  licensees & prospective licensees on the background of 280E. Learn what is deductible and not deductible for cannabis enterprises, & the proper accounting to facilitate the maximum deductions that could withstand the scrutiny of an IRS audit.

Will the Tortoise or the Hare Win the Green Rush?

by Roger A Jones, CPA, Partner at Hauser Jones & Sas,
February 2, 2019 | 10:00 am - 10:50 am | Business / Legal in Room 2

We are in the middle of a “Green Rush,”  so fastest to the finish line wins the race, right? Wrong.  You can’t cut corners and still achieve sustainable growth and success.  Sound strategy, clear records, and well-documented corporate governance practices are vital to attract the best terms from business partners, private investors and suppliers; as…

Branding 101: Stand out. Sell More

by Jennifer Whetzel; Founder, Ladyjane Branding,
February 2, 2019 | 10:00 am - 10:50 am | Marketing & Branding in Room 3

In this session, discover everything you need to know to think seriously about branding, marketing and advertising and how it can boost your success. What is branding and how is it different from marketing and advertising? Why do you need a strong brand? How do you create one? What’s challenges exist for marketing and advertising…

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