NCIA'S 5TH ANNUAL CANNABIS BUSINESS SUMMIT® & EXPO CALL FOR PROPOSALS NOW OPEN!

Interested in being a speaker at NCIA’s 5th Annual Cannabis Business Summit® & Expo? You’re in luck! NCIA is currently accepting speaker applications until January 1 for our Annual Cannabis Business Summit® & Expo taking place in San Jose, CA July 25-27, 2018.

NCIA'S 5TH ANNUAL CANNABIS BUSINESS SUMMIT® & EXPO CALL FOR PROPOSALS NOW OPEN!
Interested in being a speaker at NCIA’s 5th Annual Cannabis Business Summit® & Expo? You’re in luck! NCIA is currently accepting speaker applications until January 1st for our 5th annual Cannabis Business Summit® & Expo taking place in San Jose, CA July 25-27, 2018.

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 only made on the occasion when a speaker proposal is made by someone who isn’t an industry operator. These exceptions are typically only made for academics doing research on the cannabis industry or marijuana policy, elected officials, and other public servants. Find out more about membership or join online today at https://thecannabisindustry.org/join-now/.

SUBMISSION PROCESS
Interested speakers can submit proposals through January 1, 2018. After that, no new submissions will be accepted for the 5th Annual Cannabis Business Summit® & Expo. Only those who have completed the form below will be considered as a speaker. Any proposal submitted through this form will only be considered as a potential session for the 5th Annual Cannabis Business Summit® & Expo and will not be considered for any other NCIA event.

Only new, original content will be considered. Please do not submit a proposal for a session that you have already presented somewhere else (even at a previous NCIA event).

Please note that we receive a number of excellent proposals for our educational events, and we appreciate your understanding that this is a highly selective process. As such, please take the time to develop your proposals as thoroughly as possible before submitting through the form below so that your best work is being evaluated by your peers.

REFERENCE REQUIRED FOR FIRST TIME SPEAKERS
If you are applying to speak for the first time at an NCIA event, NCIA must receive at least ONE REFERENCE LETTER from a client you have served or colleague you have worked with. 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 Director of Events & Education, Brooke Gilbert, at education@thecannabisindustry.org. Your application to speak at an NCIA event WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED until a reference letter has been received. 

REVIEW PROCESS
Once you have completed this form, your submission will be reviewed and evaluated by NCIA staff and NCIA’s member-led committees. You may be contacted following your submission with additional questions regarding your submission. Selected speakers will be notified starting in February. 

NO PITCHING POLICY
All general sessions are noncommercial. Speaker(s) will not solicit any business or promote business during their session. Please note: attendees will be asked for feedback regarding this matter on speaker’s individual session evaluation.

SPEAKER COMPENSATION
Selected speakers receive complimentary admission to the event. Please note that NCIA does not offer a stipend or speaking fee for speakers and does not pay for or reimburse  travel or accommodations.