The U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day, an event that recognizes the critical role of various stakeholders across the standards community, including business leaders, industry, academia, and government, will be held at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, DC, on November 7, 2019.
The event will include the presentation of the 2019 Ronald H. Brown Standards Leadership award, which is named after the late U.S. Secretary of Commerce and honors an individual who has effectively promoted standardization as a key tool in the elimination of global trade barriers. The winners of the 2019 World Standards Day Paper Competition will also be announced.
Please note that the annual U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day is a widely attended event that is co-sponsored and attended by federal government agencies.
World Standards Day was initially launched in 1970, and is now recognized and celebrated by nations around the globe. U.S. activities are organized annually by a planning committee consisting of representatives from the standards and conformity assessment community. The American Petroleum Institute (API) will serve as the event’s 2019 administrating organization.
New West Summit is THE Cannabis tech conference focused on quality over quantity. What sets us apart is our curation of the brands and the people you need to know bringing innovation, inspiration and new ideas into our rapidly moving industry. New West Summit is where Cannabis, Technology, Science, Media & Investment converge by creating an atmosphere of global collaboration to collectively create the future of Cannabis.
NCIA’s 3rd Annual California Cannabis Business Conference is the only industry trade show focusing solely on the California cannabis market. Join 3,000+ cannabis business leaders, policymakers, and entrepreneurs will convene to discuss California-specific regulations, market trends, policy, advocacy, and research. a
A Weekend Retreat for Women Working in Cannabis
Lady Jane Society is hosting a weekend of networking and inspiration with women product makers, buyers, distributors, retailers and influencers. You'll get to meet the women who are building the booming cannabis industry in California's Central Valley.
LJS is excited to host this event at Bella Forrest, an enchanting outdoor space nestled in a private forest grove in Hilmar, CA.
The Initiative’s Females to the Front retreat is an event like no other. On September 12th-15th, 200+ female founders from the cannabis space will gather at a beautifully curated event at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs. Broken down into two tracks, BUILD and RAISE, Females to the Front is bringing together women from all over the country to learn from the most experienced educators, mingle with venture capital and build meaningful and productive relationships.
Unlike other conferences, Females to the Front is not just panels or speakers, it is an immersive learning environment where each educational activation engages the participants. We believe in creating work product and not being lectured at. We believe in doing and collaboration. We know that attendees are looking for more out of their participation than power points and talking heads.
Identifying Safe & Reliable Products
Whether buying hemp ingestibles or topicals, how can consumers and retailers learn how to best identify products that are both trustworthy and efficacious? Merril Gilbert, CEO of TraceTrust, specializes in making cannabis edibles credible.
Proud to return as a Bronze Level Sponsor for 2019.
Held in the redwood forests of Mendocino County, the gathering brings together like-minded cannabis entrepreneurs, decision-makers, state regulators and industry professionals. Come share knowledge, build valuable alliances across the supply chain, and participate in educational, interactive, and wellness programming under the stars.
Food entrepreneurs and investors convene for a day of educational workshops and live investment presentations to catalyze the funding flow for food ventures.
2019 program to be announced soon. For inspiration, check the 2018 themes and presenters at foodfunded.us.
Join Crop-to-Kitchen, the SF-based community organization of cannabis and food and beverage professionals working to legalize on-premise consumption of responsibly infused canna-cuisine for a special event sponsored by Kikoko. This lovely High Tea Party at the Naked Kitchen in the Mission district of San Francisco will feature Kikoko medicated teas, Kikoko Manuka honey, and wellness products and non-medicated fare served as a traditional high tea service including petits fours, macarons, scones, clotted cream and jam and more!
This is a fundraising event. Proceeds will aid the growth and development of the C2K community, build better communications, execute marketing plans and work towards their mission of legalizing cannabis cuisine.
2019 Farm Bill Update
In a 386-47 vote, the House of Representatives approved a bill on Dec 12, 2018, which allocates billions of dollars in subsidies to American farmers, legalizes hemp, and bolsters farmers markets. President Trump signed the bill into law soon after. The industry is absolutely buzzing with emerging and established brands trying to wrangle the market and avoid the risk associated with this quickly evolving landscapes. Join us for an engaging conversation with a diverse panel of experts in the space.
Allen Hopper, Senior Counsel, Cannabis Practice Group at Leland, Parachini Steinberg, Matzger & Melnick, LLP
Martin Lee, Co-Founder & Director of Project CBD
Rhiannon Woo, Co-Founder of TraceTrust
Gabriel Youtsey, Chief Innovation Officer at University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Moderated by Jim Taschetta, Founder & CEO Akai Life and Naturally Bay Area Board Member
Join us for a cookbook signing and discussion with the authors + makers of Edibles: Small Bites for the Modern Cannabis Kitchen. Our goal is to move the conversation forward and to shift the stigma surrounding cannabis. This is a education focused event that will include an edibles demo and panel discussion between the authors, as well as insight from various contributors to the book. Light snacks & refreshments will be served.
C2K Makers Panel
Merril Gilbert, Co-Founder of TraceTrust
Stephanie Hua, Founder of Mellows & Author of EDIBLES
Coreen Carroll, Co-Founder of of Cannaisseur Series & Co-Author of EDIBLES
Peichen Chang. Co-Founder of tCheck
Stephany Gocobachi, Co-Founder of Flower Child
We think our Slack channel is a really valuable resource and want to put it to good use. So we’re launching a series of Slack chats, each exploring a dedicated topic or trend that we’re seeing a lot of in the food innovation space.
First up? Cannabidiol, also known as CBD. The buzzed-about ingredient has been making a splash in the health & wellness communities, popping up in everything from beers to candies to dog treats to face creams. And with the passage of the Farm Bill,which legalizes sales of hemp-derived CBD around the country, we’ll likely only see more of this ingredient in 2019.
Our first Slack Chat will be on January 18th, from 10:30 am – 11:30 am PST. We’ll have folks from marijuana edibles company Kiva, hemp elixir company Lumen, and marijuana dose validation startup TraceTrust to help lead the discussion and answer your questions about CBD.
Tis the season for cannabis! We’ll kickoff the night with an investor insights discussion aimed at educating investors about the trends in the industry. This will be followed by a cannabis pitch competition, and we'll wrap things up with a happy hour!
Merril brought home first prize!
Cannabis edibles are about to become the next big thing for CPG, especially in the beverage market where big drink companies are announcing initiatives left and right.
Panelists: Catherine Lamb, The Spoon; Merril Gilbert, TraceTrust; Scott Riefler, Tarukino; Linda Gilbert, BDS Analytics
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Navigating 2018 Laboratory Testing Regulations Hear from industry leaders in business and regulatory compliance on what is working in cannabis laboratory testing and where there are still challenges. We will discuss what happens when products fail, variance in testing from one lab to another, and best practices from growing to meeting consumer expectations for safe use.
Merril Gilbert – Co-Founder, Trace Trust
Joe Plaugher, Business Strategist, Pacific Expeditors
William Waldrop – Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer EVIO LABS
Andrea Brooks – Founder, & CEO, Sava
Maya Kochman, phD – Sr. Director of Research, Caliva
We're speaking with Rhiannon Woo of TraceTrust discussing the fundamentals of edible formulation and manufacturing including:
1. Taking a recipe from your kitchen to a commercial production space - Scaling up and developing a quality control program
2. Looking at your non-cannabis ingredients to reduce the risk of non-compliant products
3. Building up your supply chain - how to set specifications for your ingredients so you can maintain product quality as you grow your business
4. What to do when your product is too delicious - how to match your recommended serving size with your target dosage
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See and hear from colleagues across the state facing similar issues challenging our movement. The industry is only growing from here. Seize the moment and take time to form real relationships. Meet someone while learning how to build a fire and turn it into your next lead.
Join Women Grow and Kiva Confections for a special networking and education event on Sept. 14 at Kiva's Oakland headquarters. Learn firsthand from a panel of infused product makers and BDS Analytics founder Liz Stahura what 2018 will bring with the coming recreational market.
Constance Finley Founder and CEO of Constance Therapeutics
Rhiannon Woo Co-Founder TraceTrust