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Call for Proposals to Speak at NCIA Conferences in Boston and San Francisco

NCIA invites cannabis industry experts, elected officials, authors and researchers who are able to share innovative, relevant and practical cannabis knowledge at one of our upcoming conferences. We’re currently accepting speaker applications for our Northeast Cannabis Business Conference (Boston, MA - February 19-20, 2020) and Cannabis Business Summit (San Francisco, CA - June 15-17, 2020).

Submission Process:. Any applicable proposals submitted will be considered for the Northeast Cannabis Business Conference and Cannabis Business Summit. Please do not submit a proposal for a session that you have already presented at another trade event (even at a previous NCIA event) unless the information is updated.

References: All first-time applicants to NCIA must include 3 professional references; this can be from a client, colleague, or an event organizer from a previous event.

Criteria: Proposals that are collaborative, with diverse voices, and provide an interactive learning experience will be highly preferred. We’re looking for presentations on cannabis industry case studies and research that provide practical takeaways to industry professionals. Please explain how you’d contribute to a panel session in 100 to 150 words and provide 5 learning objectives.

Topic Suggestions:

  • Cannabis Business Services
  • Cannabis Investing
  • Cultivation
  • Lab Testing
  • Manufactured Infused Products
  • Distribution and Retail
  • Regulations, Compliance and Advocacy

Membership Requirement: Speaker proposals from individuals operating a business in the cannabis industry must be members of NCIA. Exceptions to the members-only rule are only given to academics, elected, and other public service officials. Find out more about NCIA’s membership or join online today at https://thecannabisindustry.org/join-now/.

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 be announced at least 3 months from the start of each conference.

No Self or Product Promotion: Speaker(s) will not promote, market or advertise any business during their session. Feedback on this matter will be solicited during individual session evaluations. The program is for educational purposes only.

Speaker Compensation Speakers will receive complimentary admission to the event. Please note that NCIA does not provide a speaking fee or compensate for travel or accommodations. Exceptions are given only to academic and certain public service officials.