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Eastern - Conference Schedule

 Conference Schedule

Session titles, descriptions, and speaker line ups will be posted as soon as they’re available.
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Sunday, June 2, 2019

REGISTRATION OPENS

11:00 AM • Level 1 Pre-function Area

VENDOR MOVE IN

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM • Level 2

WORKSHOP: FIBER & SEED

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM • Meeting Room 1A/B

This workshop is a primer to open the discussion on large acreage cultivation and processing.

Panel to be announced.

INDUSTRY SUMMIT

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM • Capital Room


Monday, June 3, 2019

REGISTRATION OPENS

8:00 AM • Level 1 Pre-function Area


CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM • Level 2


TRADE SHOW FLOOR OPENS

9:00 AM • Level 2


GENERAL SESSION: STATE OF THE HEMP UNION

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM • Level 2

Renowned international hemp educator and advocate Joy Beckerman, who hails from New York and is also President of the Hemp Industries Association® founded in 1994, will deliver an engaging and inspiring State of the Hemp Union address! The revolutionary 2018 Farm Bill is bringing many changes to the nation, and Joy will present on the federal and New York state legal and regulatory landscape of hemp, as well as highlights and challenges from various states. FDA issues surrounding hemp extract and hemp-derived cannabinoids will be discussed, and Joy will also provide a U.S. hemp industry snap shot and comparison crop reports showing how quickly American farmers and entrepreneurs are marching the hemp economy right down the field!

Speaker: Joy Beckerman – Principal, Hemp Ace International


GENERAL SESSION: THE INDEPENDENT HEMP FARMER/ENTREPRENEUR IN THE TRENCHES - WHAT IT TAKES TO SUCCEED

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM • Level 2

Speaker: Doug Fine – Regenerative farmer and bestselling author of Hemp Bound


LUNCH ON TRADE SHOW FLOOR

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM • Level 2


GENERAL SESSION: RESEARCH ADVANCES IN GRAIN AND FIBER HEMP

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM • Level 2

Year 4 of Industrial Hemp research - lessons learned and questions raised.

Jennifer Gilbert-Jenkins – Assistant Professor, Morrisville State College

Jennifer Gilbert Jenkins is an Assistant Professor of Agricultural Science at SUNY Morrisville. For the past four years, her research has focused on nutrient and pest management in industrial hemp grain and fiber crops.

Evaluation of hemp cultivars across New York state

Craig Carlson – Postdoctoral Scientist, Cornell University

Craig earned BS and MS degrees in Plant Science at North Dakota State University, and a PhD in Plant Breeding and Genetics from Cornell University, where he worked on the genomics of hybrid vigor in triploid willow. He is currently a Post-doctoral Scientist with Cornell Hemp, where he deploys new and existing breeding and genomics strategies to improve yield, pest and disease resistance, cannabinoid content, and quality traits.

Assessment of fiber variation for industrial application

Jared Nelson – Assistant Professor, SUNY New Paltz

Dr. Jared Nelson is an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at SUNY New Paltz specializing in materials and solid mechanics with research focused on advances in bio-industrial materials toward realizing sustainability. He has spent nearly two decades contributing to the better understanding of material responses of fiber reinforced plastics toward development of improved engineered products. Most recently, he and his students have been studying variation in natural plant fibers to be used as sustainable replacements for synthetic fibers. He has also been a founder in the Bio-industrial Materials Institute (BMI) which endeavors to collaboratively understand the bio-industrial materials from bast fiber plants, their opportunities, and how to economically process them into useful products.

GENERAL SESSION: RESEARCH ADVANCES IN CBD HEMP

2:45 PM - 5:00 PM • Level 2

An overview of cannabidiol biochemistry and insights into molecular approaches to increasing CBD synthesis, the developiong CBD hemp research program in Vermont, and an evaluation of CBD hemp production in New York.

Panel includes:

  • Gerry Berkowitz – Professor, Univ. of Connecticut

  • Heather Darby – Extension Associate Professor, Univ. of Vermont

  • Larry Smart – Professor, Cornell University




TASTING: HEMP IN THE DARK - A TRULY BLIND HEMP TASTING

***LIMIT OF 50 PARTICIPANTS*** • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Have you ever wondered how hemp tastes in a variety of beverages like coffee and spirits? Come join Dr. Hoby Wedler, completely blind sensory designer and CEO of Senspoint Design as we explore the vast flavors, aromas and textures of hemp-infused beverages. This is not just any tasting! Guests will undergo this entire experience under blindfold!

We will begin by talking about exploring and enjoying the world without using our eyesight. Then, we will engage in a discussion of the art and science of hemp-infused beverages. Finally, in a tasting with many exciting surprises, we will taste several beverages as a group and involve ourselves in an in-depth experience of all things sensory as they relate to the coffee/spirits we taste. Come join us for this exciting, entertaining, and educational truly blind hemp tasting!

Presenter: Dr. Hoby Wedler – CEO, Senspoint Design




TRADE SHOW FLOOR CLOSES

6:00 PM • Level 2




NETWORKING PARTY & SILENT AUCTION

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM • Level 2


Tuesday, June 4, 2019

REGISTRATION OPENS

8:30 AM • Level 1 Pre-function Area

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM • Level 2

TRADE SHOW FLOOR OPENS

9:00 AM • Level 2

GENERAL SESSION

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM • Level 2

GENERAL SESSION: THE UNTAPPED POTENTIAL OF CBD

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM • Level 2

CBD is drawing attention because it has been shown to be effective in helping people treat conditions like pain, insomnia, and anxiety. Dr. Grinspoon will speak about the exciting possibilities that are showing up in research, especially in addiction to alcohol, methamphetamine, tobacco & opiates. 

Keynote: Peter Grinspoon, M.D., Instructor at Harvard Medical School and Board Member of Doctors For Cannabis Regulation

LUNCH ON TRADE SHOW FLOOR

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM • Level 2

BREAKOUT SESSION

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM • Meeting Room 1A/B

BREAKOUT SESSION

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM • Meeting Room 2A

BREAKOUT SESSION

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM • Meeting Room 2B

BREAKOUT SESSION

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM • Meeting Room 2C

AFTERNOON SNACK BREAK

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM • Level 2

TRADE SHOW FLOOR CLOSES

3:45 PM • Level 2

BREAKOUT SESSION

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM • Meeting Room 1A/B

BREAKOUT SESSION

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM • Meeting Room 2A

BREAKOUT SESSION

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM • Meeting Room 2B

BREAKOUT SESSION

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM • Meeting Room 2C

TASTING: HEMP IN THE DARK - A TRULY BLIND HEMP TASTING

***LIMIT OF 50 PARTICIPANTS*** • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Have you ever wondered how hemp tastes in a variety of beverages like coffee and spirits? Come join Dr. Hoby Wedler, completely blind sensory designer and CEO of Senspoint Design as we explore the vast flavors, aromas and textures of hemp-infused beverages. This is not just any tasting! Guests will undergo this entire experience under blindfold!

We will begin by talking about exploring and enjoying the world without using our eyesight. Then, we will engage in a discussion of the art and science of hemp-infused beverages. Finally, in a tasting with many exciting surprises, we will taste several beverages as a group and involve ourselves in an in-depth experience of all things sensory as they relate to the coffee/spirits we taste. Come join us for this exciting, entertaining, and educational truly blind hemp tasting!

Presenter: Dr. Hoby Wedler – CEO, Senspoint Design

VENDOR MOVE OUT

3:45 PM - 6:00 PM • Level 2