Conferences or trade shows provide an important platform for sharing innovative ideas, new information and knowledge, irrespective of the industry type. The conferences also help attendees to meet seasoned industry experts, other professionals from the same field, clients, partners, thus keeping themselves updated about the latest technological advancements in the industry. With the legalization of cannabis in most parts of the United States, the cannabis industry is booming. Although the cannabis industry is nascent, a number of conferences targeting the cannabis industry are being organized at different times. These conferences focus on the various aspects of the cannabis industry such as cannabis cultivation, extraction, testing, besides research on cannabis science. No matter whether you are a researcher, a testing laboratory manager or director, an industry expert, a vendor, or anyone interested to gain new insights on cannabis science, you must visit these conferences to learn about the latest technologies, regulatory guidelines, and service providers.
Here are some cannabis science specific conferences to participate in 2019:
The 5th Annual Emerald Conference
The 5th Annual Emerald Conference to be held February 27- March 1, 2019, at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort, San Diego, is one of the most significant conferences for the cannabis science community. The conference provides an opportunity to learn from the industry leaders. Around 1000 attendees are expected to attend this conference. The attendees include laboratory owners and scientists, researchers, extraction and production specialists, state regulators and accreditation personnel. There are a number of interesting talks by renowned cannabis industry experts. The talks are categorized into five different session topics, which include Cannabis Genomics and Chemotyping, Pre-Clinical/ Clinical Cannabis Research, Formulating the Future of Cannabis Products, Cannabis Extraction and Processing, and Current State of Cannabis Testing. There is a dedicated poster session on February 28, 2019, from 5:30 – 7:00 PM. There will be exhibitions by a number of vendors from the cannabis industry.
Analytical Cannabis Expo 2019
The Analytical Cannabis Expo is a highly targeted conference focused on cannabis extraction and testing science. The event will be held April 2-3, 2019 at the Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront hotel, Burlingame, USA. Over 150 attendees are expected to attend this conference. The event provides a platform for researchers working in the field of cannabis testing and extraction to present exciting innovations and developments to the attendees through oral and poster presentations. The day 1 of the event will provide an overview of the current state of the cannabis industry and the advances in analytical chemistry-based testing, extraction and technological developments. The day 2 of the event will cover the recent developments in cannabis genetics, extraction methods, and analytical testing, thus educating attendees about cannabis science. This conference is important to attend for all those who are interested in cannabis testing, extraction, and in learning about the regulatory guidelines in the cannabis industry.
Terpenes and Testing World Conference 2019
It is a 2-day event to be held April 11-12, 2019 at the Pala Casino Spa & Resort in Southern California. This is one of the most of the most technical and comprehensive cannabis science conference with an attendee turnout of over 3000. The diverse attendee portfolio includes industry experts, cannabis testing laboratories, analytical equipment manufacturers, medical practitioners, cannabis research outlets, policymakers, and consumers. The event focuses on spreading awareness about cannabis science, highlight innovations and procedures on the medical or clinical research involving analytics, testing laboratories, extraction, and horticulture. Several speakers are expected to deliver oral presentations at the event. The attendees get an opportunity to interact with the speakers and gain insights from their knowledge.
Cannabis Science Conference
The event is one of the world’s largest and most technical cannabis science conference, bringing over 3000 attendees under a roof. The main objective of the conference is to improve cannabis science and to bridge the gap between cannabis, science, and medicine. In 2019, the event organizers are hosting a semi-annual event, Cannabis Science Conference East, for the first time in Baltimore, USA, from April 8-10, 2019. The event highlights the importance of medical cannabis testing and research. A number of renowned scientists are expected to deliver talks at the event. Their flagship annual conference will be held at the Oregon Convention Center, Portland, USA, from September 4-6, 2019. Both the events include an interactive workshop, Canna Booth Camp, that covers different aspects of the cannabis industry, such as cultivation, sample pre-processing and preparation, cannabis testing, extraction, and edibles manufacturing. A large number of vendors exhibit to showcase new technologies, instruments, testing data management tools, helping you to improve your understanding and knowledge of the various aspects of the cannabis industry.
The cannabis industry is flourishing day-by-day and so are the regulatory guidelines, analytical testing methods, and extraction techniques. To keep yourself updated about the recent advances in various facets of the cannabis industry, it is important to attend conferences focused on cannabis science. These events not only help you meet other professionals working in the same field but also exchange ideas and knowledge with them. The ultimate goal of these conferences is to advance cannabis science, thus making cannabis-based medicines and products affordable and accessible to the public.