CannaGrow Expo Coming To Portland This August
It seems like now that weed is inching closer to being legal in Portland, cannabis conferences and expos are popping up all over. With DispensaryNext just ending, and the Cannabis Creative Conference coming this July, the CannaGrow Expo will be coming to Portland this August 28-29. The CannaGrow Expo is a two day educational conference dedicated to the art & science of growing cannabis. CannaGrow Portland is open to anyone 18+ (no smoking is allowed at the venue) and is geared towards cannabis growers looking to learn about new technologies and techniques, dispensary owners wanting to know more about the questions and practices they should be aware of, or anyone looking to explore the latest cannabis cultivation technology, tools, and methods. The expo will feature 18 grow-focused educational sessions that are being lead by world class growers including booths full of the latest tools & technologies for growing.
The speakers listed for CannaGrow are: Kyle Kushman an international renowned cannabis cultivator, Adam Jacques from Oregon Micro Growers Guild (Adam, also spoke at DispensaryNext: Day One and I found his session was very informing), Jay Kitchen, Jennifer Martin a cup winning cannabis cultivator, Paul Stanford from THCF (I used them to get my medical card, love them so much!) Dean Rodgers from Cascade Botanical, Jeremy Sackett from Cascadia Labs, Zacariah Hildenbrand of C4 Labs, Autumn Karcey President of Cultivo, Inc., and Celeste Miranda of The Cannabis Marketing Lab (Celeste was also at DispensaryNext: Day Two, she was also a great speaker and taught about the importance of marketing in this digital age). Some of the exhibitors and sponsors of the CannaGrow Expo are: Boveda, American Green, Cascadia Labs, Lush Lighting, and Vegamatrix.
The CannaGrow Expo is being hosted by the same people who hosted DispensaryNext in June, CannaConnections.Events. As i’ve mention a few times in this post, I was able to attend the DispensaryNext conference and I had a great time! It was my first networking event and I felt like I was provided with a lot of great information and access to a lot of great people within the industry. If you’re looking to meet others in the industry, or curious and want to research it in case you’re wanting to find a job in the cannabis industry, these types of events are useful to check out. Did I mention the food was awesome last time too? I have no doubt in my mind that CannaConnections will hit it out of the park again.
The price breakdown for CannaGrow Portland:
Early Bird Rates (Before July 4th, 2015)
2 Day Full Access Pass (Includes access to all sessions): $199 per person [while available]
2 Day Expo Only Pass (No sessions): $39 per person
Advance Purchase Rates (Before August 28th, 2015)
2 Day Full Access Pass (Includes access to all sessions): $249 per person [while available]
2 Day Expo Only Pass (No sessions): $49 per person
Onsite Purchase Rates (At Door – August 28th or 29th, 2015)
2 Day Full Access Pass (Includes access to all sessions): $300 per person [if available]
2 Day Expo Only Pass (No sessions): $50 per person
– All access passes include lunch on August 28th & August 29th, a complimentary attendee-only Happy Hour on Friday evening, as well as access to morning coffee and afternoon refreshments.
ALL attendee registrations include access to the private online event community for you to engage with attendees, speakers, and sponsors before, during, and after the event. Your confirmation email contains a link for accessing the community.
If you’re gonna be visiting from out of town and you’re looking for hotel accommodations, you may want to try the Red Lion, this is the hotel the expo’s being held, there will be a block of rooms reserved at a discounted rate of $149/night. The hotel features a complimentary airport shuttle, free wifi, each room has it’s own balcony, an outdoor pool and beautiful views of the river.
I hope to see some of you at CannaGrow, register for the event here!