Speakers

Meet Our Speakers

We are excited to welcome the educated & insightful lineup of speakers that we have confirmed for our inaugural year. Based on feedback from our focus group, our goal is to bring a wide range of topics and opinions on the following subjects:

Sustainability of the industry, both for new licensed producers, established producers, growing & packaging of cannabis, retaining a robust workforce

Legislation: Navigating legislation & the challenges that come with it, lessons learned from the first few years, legacy growers and markets and why this is important.

Uniting the industry with one common voice
Breaking down stigma and barriers for LP’s, Budtenders and those trying to share more about the industry

Education & problem solving at all levels of the cannabis value chain, from budtenders, to dispensaries, to educators, to licensed producers, to suppliers and consumers.

Below, please see our confirmed speakers for 2022. These experts possess years of experience across various sectors in the cannabis and agriculture industries and are excited to share their knowledge with you.

Our roster of speakers is growing daily, be sure to check in regularly for updates!

Matthew Davis

Matthew Davis

Founder, bract inc.
Melissa Kurek

Melissa Kurek

VP Operations, Indiva
Dr. Ana Cristina Vega Lugo

Dr. Ana Cristina Vega Lugo

Scientific Manager, CFWI IC Niagara College
Dr. Kari Kramp

Dr. Kari Kramp

Senior Scientific Manager, Applied Research and Innovation Office, Loyalist College

The Dank Duchess

The Dank Duchess

Solventless Consultant, Dank Duchess LLC
Jennifer Grant

Jennifer Grant

Founder + President, empyri ltd.
Jacqui Childs

Jacqui Childs

Chief Content Officer, CannabisWiki
Kyley Paul

Kyley Paul

CEO, NaturalSci Regulatory Consulting Corp

Andrea Meharg

Andrea Meharg

Founder & CEO, Reveal Cannabis
Carlen Costa

Carlen Costa

Clinical Sexologist & Psychotherapist, The Everyday Goddess
George Smitherman

George Smitherman

President & CEO, Cannabis Council of Canada
Tony Millar

Tony Millar

Founder/CEO, Ontario Fixtures

Karen Mariano

Karen Mariano

Director of Tourism, On The Ridge Cannabis Co
Erik Weekes

Erik Weekes

Founder & CEO, Blunt Talk
Jeremy Smith

Jeremy Smith

CEO/Founder, Les Munchies
Mariah Macfarlane

Mariah Macfarlane

Territory Manager, Tantalus Labs

Deontae Campbell-Graham

Deontae Campbell-Graham

Budtender/ keyholder, J.London
Emily Passfield

Emily Passfield

Keyholder, Cloud29
Alexandra Moore

Alexandra Moore

Budtender / Keyholder, Kootenay Cannabis
Matthew Jerome

Matthew Jerome

Founder/Chief Consultant, Meristem Consulting

Joseph Davis

Joseph Davis

Quality Assurance Person (QAP), and Lead Faculty, Curriculum Developer - Black Rose, and Centennial College
Ross Hendry

Ross Hendry

Head of Sales & Marketing, Trichome JWC Acquisition Corp
Breanne Dufty

Breanne Dufty

Human Resources Business Partner, Entourage Health Corp
Jacquie Menezes

Jacquie Menezes

Advocacy Consultant, Cannabis Council of Canada

Oscar A Jofre

Oscar A Jofre

Co-Founder, President/CEO - KoreConX
Fady Kamel

Fady Kamel

Cannabis Insurance Expert
Ashley Athill

Ashley Athill

CEO, HRVSTR
Michael Athill

Michael Athill

COO, HRVSTR

Anthony Carnevale

Anthony Carnevale

Founder / CEO, Clean Piece Toronto
Anita Glibota

Anita Glibota

Founder & CEO, That's What Weed Said / Weed Said Consulting
George Fleming

George Fleming

Director of Strategy and Insights, Beacon Hill Brands
Ika Washington, MSc

Ika Washington, MSc

CEO/Founder, DiversityTalk

Drew Henson

Drew Henson

Founder, TOQi
David Hyde

David Hyde

CEO, Hyde Advisory & Investments Inc.
Jerome Hoyte

Jerome Hoyte

Managing Partner, White Ash Group
Angelina Blessed

Angelina Blessed

Founder, Blessed Edibles

Steven Conville

Steven Conville

CEO, Kronic Relief
Dr. Sherry Boodram

Dr. Sherry Boodram

CEO & Co-founder, CannDelta Inc.
Deepak Anand

Deepak Anand

Founder, Materia
Andy Deonarine

Andy Deonarine

CEO, CannSell

Annaliese Kibler

Annaliese Kibler

Director of Regulatory Affairs, Aurora Cannabis
Nicholas Nedin

Nicholas Nedin

Product Development and Quality Assurance Manager, Greenway Greenhouse Cannabis Corporation
Jamie D'Alimonte

Jamie D’Alimonte

CEO, Greenway Greenhouse Cannabis Corporation
Antuanette C Gomez

Antuanette C Gomez

CEO, Peak Pharm Labs

Sara Ryan

Sara Ryan

Director, Medical Education, Entourage Health Corp
Sara Epp, PHD

Sara Epp, PHD

Assistant Professor of Rural Planning and Development, University of Guelph
Claude Robert

Claude Robert

Cannabis IPM division supervisor, Anatis Bioprotection
Erik Fletcher

Erik Fletcher

Co-Founder, Cannab Agency

Elias Theodorou

Elias Theodorou

Athlete & Medical Cannabis Patient
David Berg

David Berg

President and Chief Technology Officer, Strainprint Technologies Ltd
Ian Haase

Ian Haase

Co-Founder, Director - Motif Labs Ltd
Andrew Parshad

Andrew Parshad

President & CEO, Cannabis License Experts

Susan Dupej, PhD

Susan Dupej, PhD

SSHRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Guelph
PantaSon

PantaSon

Reggae & Dancehall Music Producer, PantaSon Music Production Limited
Abi Sampson

Abi Sampson

Professor - Cannabis Regulations, Centennial College
Dean Jessop

Dean Jessop

CEO, D' Anterior Corp

Britney Guerra

Britney Guerra

Cannabis Retail Operations Specialist, Guerra Cannabis Ltd
Howie Brox

Howie Brox

President, CBIO
David Schwede

David Schwede

CEO, Heritage Cannabis