Interested in being a speaker at the 3rd annual Seed to Sale Show? You’re in luck! NCIA is currently accepting speaker applications July 30 - September 15, 2018 for our 3rd annual Seed to Sale Show® taking place in Boston, MA February 12-13, 2019.

Call for Proposals Open for NCIA’s 6th Annual Cannabis Business Summit® & Expo!

Do you want to solidify yourself as a thought leader in the cannabis industry? Speaker applications are currently being accepted for NCIA’s Cannabis Business Summit® & Expo taking place in San Jose, CA, July 22-24, 2019.

Submission Process
Interested speakers can submit proposals through January 15, 2019 - after that, no new submissions will be accepted. Proposals submitted through this form will be considered as a potential session for Cannabis Business Summit®  Please do not submit a proposal for a session that you have already presented somewhere else (even at a previous NCIA event).

Reference Required for First Time Speakers
First time speaker applicants must receive at least ONE REFERENCE LETTER from a client or colleague. Weighted consideration will be given to references from clients who are also NCIA members. Reference letters should be attached to your proposal or emailed directly from the referring client or colleague to NCIA's Education Manager, Chris Olson, at Your application to speak at an NCIA event WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED until a reference letter has been received.

NCIA Membership Requirement
Speaker proposals from individuals operating a business in the cannabis industry must be members of NCIA in order to be considered. Rare exceptions to the members-only rule are made when a speaker proposal is submitted by academics, elected officials, and other public servants. Find out more about membership or join online today at

Review Process
Once you have completed this form, your submission will be reviewed and evaluated by NCIA staff and NCIA’s member-led committees. Speakers selections will announced starting in February. 

No Pitching Policy
Speaker(s) will not promote, market or advertise any business during their session. Feedback on this matter will be solicited during individual session evaluations.

Speaker Compensation
Selected speakers receive complimentary admission to the event. Please note that NCIA does not provide a speaking fee or compensate for travel or accommodations.

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