The Emerge Virtual Cannabis Conference

Dec 15, 2020, 9:30 AM
Dec 17, 2020, 4:15 PM

About The Emerge Virtual Cannabis Conference

Produced in partnership with the cannabis industry’s leading media outlets and organizations, the Emerge Virtual Cannabis Conference & Expo is a live three-day event leading to 90 days of learning, networking, and business on the most experiential platform in the world. Attendees personalize their avatars to step into Emerge, adding immersion and gamification to the experience. No travel, no safety concerns. Just thousands of connections alongside cannabis business opportunities and education!


The Emerge Cannabis Conference & Expo features three virtual reality auditoriums where attendees will see multiple keynote and headline speakers, 3 topic tracks, and 30+ sessions of expert, actionable content over three days.

Tracks include: The Future of Cannabis Business, Cannabis Health & Wellness, and Cannabis Sales & Marketing. PLUS: Emerge is proud to host the USA CBD Expo and the Clio Cannabis Awards as part of our Winter 2020 event! Tickets include access to both of these partner events for even more education and networking opportunities.

Reasons to Attend

  • Join the next generation of cannabis. There has never been an event this big on a first-person virtual reality platform in the history of cannabis.
  • Keep cannabis business and science moving forward. Defeat the economic, health, and travel challenges of 2020 safely from your home or office, and find new business or research opportunities.
  • It’s fun! Create your own personal avatar and play in our dynamic and immersive virtual reality world. Interact with vendors and cannabis colleagues, enter for daily prize giveaways, and maybe even figure out a hack for a virtual smoke sesh in the platform!
  • Valuable downloads & exclusive promo codes for full-ticket attendees.
  • Virtual swag bag packed with offers and products from our Emerge sponsors and partners.
  • 90 day access to even more success! For 90 days post-event you have access to all the sponsor brands, private events and breakouts, content, networking, and perks so you can keep driving your cannabis business forward.


Steve DeAngelo
Founder | Last Prisoner Project and Harborside
Wanda James
Founder & CEO | Simply Pure Dispensary
CEO | superbad inc.
Jim Belushi
Founder | Belushi’s Farm Cannabis
Senator | PA State Senate
Co-Founder & VP, Product Development | Real Wellness



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The National Association of Cannabis Businesses
Marijuana Venture
Women Grow
Sensi Magazine
The Marijuana Show
Minorities for Medical Marijuana
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09:30 – 10:15am Keynote: Future of Cannabis
10:30 – 11:00am Keynote: The PowHER of Women in Business
11:15am – 12:15pm Cannabis Media Coverage in a COVID-19 World
11:15am – 12:15pm The 21st Century LED & Integrated Design Revolution in Cannabis Cultivation
11:15am – 12:15pm Multicultural Experiences in Technology Innovation
12:30 – 1:30pm Cannabis Investing in a COVID World
12:30 – 1:30pm Fast-Acting Edibles: How Technology & Food Science are Fueling the Biggest Change in Cannabis
1:45 – 2:45pm
The Emerging Luxury Cannabis Market: How Elevated Brands are Elevating Consumer Experience
1:45 – 2:45pm Investment Pitch Hour
3:00 – 4:00pm Multicultural Voices in Cannabis Law
3:00 – 4:00pm How to Scale a CBD Company without Digging Yourself into a Hole
3:00 – 4:00pm Driving CPG Innovation through Israeli Science
4:15 – 5:15pm
What to Look for in Ancillary Cannabis Investment Opportunities
4:15 – 5:15pm The Rise of Cannabis Tourism
4:15 – 5:15pm Tomorrow’s Grower: How Emerging Technology is Reshaping the Future of Cannabis Cultivation
5:30 – 6:15pm Keynote Panel: Social Equity in Cannabis Discussion
6:30 – 9:00pm Last Prisoner Project’s The State of Social Justice + Networking
6:30 – 9:00pm
Women in Cannabis Biz Power Hour + Networking
7:00pm – 12:00 midnight Sensi Media Presents: Re-Leaf Concert Series

09:15 – 10:15am End the Cycle: Overcoming Oppression and Cannabis Prisoner Restitution
09:15 – 10:15am World of Psychedelics
10:30 – 11:00am Keynote: Jim Belushi — Advocacy, Cultivation and Equity
11:15am – 12:15pm What Data Can Tell Us About Cannabis Trends & Opportunities
11:15am – 12:15pm Investing for Impact: A Multi-Capital Approach for the Cannabis Industry
12:30 – 1:30pm How to Survive an IRS Audit
12:30 – 1:30pm New and Innovative Retail Technology, And How It May Impact a Post-COVID Market
12:30 – 1:30pm Women in Cultivation & Manufacturing
1:45 – 2:45pm Hemp Testing: What, When & Why
3:00 – 4:00pm Cannabis Convos with Executive Director Cat Packer
3:00 – 4:00pm How to Get the Highest Quality Lab Results & Production Products
3:00 – 4:00pm Cannabis Beverages
4:15 – 5:15pm Successful Strategies in the Infused Products Market
4:15 – 5:15pm Sustainability as a Business & Brand Value Driver in the Cannabis Industry
4:15 – 5:15pm Importance of Cannabis Testing
5:30 – 6:15pm Keynote: Conversation with Carlos Dew of superbad
7:00 – 9:00pm CBD Nation Premiere: Q&A with Andrew DeAngelo and David Jakubovic
7:30 – 11:30pm Sensi Media Presents: Re-Leaf Concert Series

10:00 – 10:30am Keynote: Future of Cannabis Legislation
10:45 – 11:45am Leadership Lessons from Female Cannabis Advocates
10:45 – 11:45am From the Vape Crisis to Uncertain Public Markets, the Need for Crisis Communications in Cannabis is Here
10:45 – 11:45am The STEM Women of Cannabis
12:00 – 1:00pm Emerging Markets: Cannabis Investing & Beyond
12:00 – 1:00pm Job Hunting 2.0
12:00 – 1:00pm Let’s Talk Hemp
1:15 – 2:15pm Breaking The Cycle: Dismantling Systemic Racism in Cannabis through Allyship, Commitment, and Accountability
1:15 – 2:15pm Terpene Science: Benefits & Effects of Individual Terpenes and Various Terpene Combinations
1:15 – 2:15pm Minorities in Retail
2:30 – 3:30pm Cannabis Media: Disrupting the Mainstream
2:30 – 3:30pmQuick & Dirty Hacks to Launch Your Cannabis Brand
2:30 – 3:30pm Beating Regulators to the Punch: What Cannabis can Learn from the Alcohol & Gaming Industries about Self-Regulation
3:30 – 4:15pm Keynote: Ricky Williams