Conference & Expo
JULY 17 - 18, 2017
DispensaryNext
The Event for Cannabis Dispensary Professionals
The 3rd Annual
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The 3rd Annual DispensaryNext Conference & Expo

DispensaryNext is a 2-day conference & expo focused on the next generation of products, services, and strategies for cannabis dispensaries.

Find the latest profit and process improving technology from front-office to grow room, explore best practices from leading dispensaries across both medical and recreational markets, and connect with peers from around the country to build your professional network.

DispensaryNext Denver will offer 25+ sessions exploring best practices in dispensary management and marketing, product case studies, opportunities to network with passionate industry peers, and an 80+ vendor exhibit hall with the latest and greatest in cannabis dispensary products, services, and tech.

If you’re involved in the #dispensarylife, you need to be at DispensaryNextRegister Now.

Who Should Attend?

DispensaryNext is designed for cannabis dispensary owners, 
managers, marketing directors, 
and those in the process of building 
dispensaries in emerging markets.

Why Should I Attend?

DispensaryNext is a learning opportunity. If you own, manage, or work in a cannabis dispensary, having the latest marketing, operations, and product knowledge is critical to expanding in an increasingly competitive market.

DispensaryNext provides practical and actionable education through a 25 session agenda. Our educational sessions are sales-pitch free while our case studies explore great products & services available to dispensaries today.

Will There Be Cannabis?

No. Although DispensaryNext is focused on building next generation cannabis dispensaries, local laws and the venue prohibit cannabis possession and use at events like this.

Where Should I Stay?

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Hotel & Convention Center (also the venue) in Denver, CO.

Accommodations available from $139/nt include WiFi and complimentary airport shuttle.
You can book a room by clicking the link in your registration confirmation email.

Will There Be Food?

Yes! Your registration includes a delicious lunch on both days, complimentary open bar during the DispensaryNext Happy Hour, plus various daily refreshments.

At the Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Hotel & Convention Center

Accommodations available from $139/nt include complimentary WiFi & airport shuttle.

You can book a room online by following the link in your registration confirmation email.

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Summary Agenda

Monday | July 17, 2017

9:30 – 10:00 | Check-in & Morning Refreshments
10:00 – 10:50 | Breakout Sessions & Case Studies
11:00 – 11:50 | Breakout Sessions & Case Studies
12:00 – 1:00 | Lunch in Expo Hall
1:00 – 1:50 | Breakout Sessions & Case Studies
2:00 – 2:50 | Breakout Sessions & Case Studies
3:00 – 3:30 | Emergency Chocolate Break
3:30 – 4:20 | Breakout Sessions & Case Studies
4:20 – 5:30 | Complimentary Attendee Happy Hour
6:00PM ++ | Offsite Sponsored Evening Events

 

 

Tuesday | July 18, 2017

9:30 – 10:00 | Morning Refreshments in Expo Hall
10:00 – 10:50 | Breakout Sessions & Case Studies
11:00 – 11:50 | Breakout Sessions & Case Studies
12:00 – 1:00 | Lunch in Expo Hall
1:00 – 1:50 | Breakout Sessions & Case Studies
2:00 – 2:50 | Breakout Sessions & Case Studies
3:00 – 3:30 | High Tea in the Expo Hall
3:30 – 3:50 | Breakout Sessions & Case Studies
4:00 – 4:50 | Panel Discussion: The Future of Retail Cannabis

Below is the previous event agenda. Much more to come at DispensaryNext 2017!

Past Session Leaders

  • Roy Bingham
    Founder @ BDS Analytics
    Using data analytics to drive sales, profitability and customer loyalty
  • Chelsea Sutula
    CEO @ Sespe Creek Collective
    Delivery-only Dispensaries: The Good, The Bad, The Future
  • Paul Campbell
    VP of Marketing @ Leafly
    Consumer Trends: How to utilize the data to grow your business
  • Olivia Mannix
    Co-founder @ Cannabrand
    Cannabis PR 101: How to market a national cannabis brand
  • James Moser
    Founder @ Metamorfix
    Behavioral Interviewing - Hiring the Right Fit for Your Team
  • Alexa Divett
    Founder @ Alexa Divett
    High-Impact Social Media Marketing for Dispensaries
  • Adam Jacques
    Master Grower @ The Growers Guild Gardens
    Growing for the Medical Market
  • Jennifer DeFalco
    Co-founder @ CannaBrand
    CANNABIS PR 101: HOW TO MARKET A NATIONAL CANNABIS BRAND
  • Ryan Johnstone
    Marketing Manager @ Chalice Farms
    Finding the Sweet Spot: Match Market insight with brand insight in the world of cannabis
  • Erin Kennedy
    Co-founder @ Aperture Consultants
    Compliance - What's in it for me?
  • Justin Jones
    Co-founder @ DANK Dispensary Denver
    More than a Pot Shop: A guide to building standard operating procedures (SOP's) for your dispensary
  • Catherine Zito
    CEO @ American Wellness Business Association
    Easy steps for dispensary owners to build a strategic marketing plan from the ground up
  • Paul Loney
    Owner @ Loney Law Group
    Beyond Security Requirements: Regulations That Will Trip Up The Unprepared
  • Alexander Wheatley
    Attorney @ Fisher & Phillips, LLP
    Employment Law for Dispensaries - Avoiding Common Pitfalls
  • Mario Ceretto
    CPA @ New Era CPAs LLP
    Navigating the Complexities of Cannabis Accounting and Taxation

Detailed Session Agenda

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Monday, February 1
Check-in & Morning Refreshments
9:30 am - 10:00 am

From Waiting Room to High End Retail Experience: How Dispensary Culture Has Changed From 2009 to Now
10:00 am - 10:50 am
<strong>Stephen Spinosa</strong><br/> VP of Retail @ Good Chemistry<br/> Session Room A<br/><br/> Opening Keynote Presentation

Stephen Spinosa
VP of Retail @ Good Chemistry
Session Room A

Opening Keynote Presentation

Delivery-Only Dispensaries: The Good, The Bad, The Future
11:00 am - 11:50 am
<strong>Chelsea Sutula</strong><br/> CEO @ Sespe Creek Collective<br/> Session Room A

Chelsea Sutula
CEO @ Sespe Creek Collective
Session Room A

Using Data Analytics to Drive Sales, Profitability, and Customer Loyalty
11:00 am - 11:50 am
<strong>Roy Bingham</strong><br/> CEO @ BDS Analytics<br/> Session Room B

Roy Bingham
CEO @ BDS Analytics
Session Room B

Lunch in the Grand Ballroom
12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
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Dispensary Compliance: What's in it for me?
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
<strong>Erin Kennedy</strong></br> Co-founder @ Aperture Consultants</br> Session Room A

Erin Kennedy
Co-founder @ Aperture Consultants
Session Room A

High-Impact Social Media Marketing for Dispensaries
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
<strong>Alexa Divett</strong><br/> Founder @ Alexa Divett<br/> Session Room B

Alexa Divett
Founder @ Alexa Divett
Session Room B

Growing for the Medical Market: Why It Matters
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
<strong>Adam Jacques</strong><br/> Master Grower @ The Growers Guild Gardens<br/> Session Room A

Adam Jacques
Master Grower @ The Growers Guild Gardens
Session Room A

Cannabis PR 101: How to Market a National Cannabis Brand
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
<strong>Olivia Mannix</strong> & <strong>Jennifer DeFalco</strong><br/> Co-founders @ Cannabrand<br/> Session Room B

Olivia Mannix & Jennifer DeFalco
Co-founders @ Cannabrand
Session Room B

Emergency Chocolate Break
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
No seriously, it's an emergency.<br/> Chocolate on Chocolate on Chocolate

No seriously, it's an emergency.
Chocolate on Chocolate on Chocolate

Youtility – Why Smart Marketing is About Help not Hype
3:30 pm - 4:20 pm
<strong>Chris Sietsema</strong><br/> CEO @ Teach to Fish Digital<br/> Session Room A<br/><br/> Afternoon Keynote Presentation

Chris Sietsema
CEO @ Teach to Fish Digital
Session Room A

Afternoon Keynote Presentation

Complimentary Attendee Happy Hour
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
In the Grand Ballroom<br/> Cocktails & Light Hors D'oeuvres - Enjoy!

In the Grand Ballroom
Cocktails & Light Hors D'oeuvres - Enjoy!

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Tuesday, February 2nd
Continental Breakfast in the Grand Ballroom
9:30 am - 10:00 am

Easy Steps for Dispensary Owners to Build a Strategic Marketing Plan from the Ground Up
10:00 am - 10:50 am
<strong>Catherine M. Zito</strong><br/> CEO @ American Wellness Business Association<br/> Session Room A

Catherine M. Zito
CEO @ American Wellness Business Association
Session Room A

Behavioral Interviewing: Hiring the Right Fit For Your Team
10:00 am - 10:50 am
<strong>James Moser</strong><br/> CEO @ Metamorfix<br/> Session Room A

James Moser
CEO @ Metamorfix
Session Room A

Consumer Trends: How to Utilize the Data to Grow Your Business
11:00 am - 11:50 am
<strong>Paul Campbell</strong><br/> VP of Marketing @ Leafly<br/> Session Room A

Paul Campbell
VP of Marketing @ Leafly
Session Room A

Employment Law for Dispensaries: Avoiding Common Pitfalls
11:00 am - 11:50 am
<strong>Alexander Wheatley</strong><br/> Attorney @ Fisher & Phillips, LLP<br/> Session Room B

Alexander Wheatley
Attorney @ Fisher & Phillips, LLP
Session Room B

Lunch in the Grand Ballroom
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
<strong>Nom Nom Nom...</strong><br/> <em>Click to see the menu</em><br/> Enjoy!

Nom Nom Nom...
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More than a Pot Shop: A Guide to Building Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's)
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
<strong>Justin Jones</strong><br/> Co-founder @ DANK Dispensary Denver<br/> Session Room A

Justin Jones
Co-founder @ DANK Dispensary Denver
Session Room A

Beyond Security Requirements: Regulations That Will Trip Up The Unprepared
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
<strong>Paul Loney</strong><br/> Owner @ Loney Law Group<br/> Session Room B

Paul Loney
Owner @ Loney Law Group
Session Room B

Navigating the Complexities of Cannabis Accounting and Taxation
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
<strong>Mario Ceretto</strong><br/> CPA @ New Era CPAs LLP<br/> Session Room A

Mario Ceretto
CPA @ New Era CPAs LLP
Session Room A

Finding the Sweet Spot: Match Market Insight with Brand Insight in the World of Cannabis
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
<strong>Ryan Johnstone</strong><br/> Marketing Manager @ Chalice Farms<br/> Session Room B

Ryan Johnstone
Marketing Manager @ Chalice Farms
Session Room B

Emergency Ice Cream Break in Grand Ballroom
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Company Case Study: Leafly
3:30 pm - 3:50 pm

These case studies are designed to introduce you to a company's products and services in a concise 20 minute presentation.
Session Room A
Presented by Leafly

Company Case Study: ODAVA
3:30 pm - 3:50 pm

These case studies are designed to introduce you to a company's products and services in a concise 20 minute presentation.
Session Room B
Presented by ODAVA

Company Specific Case Studies (TBA)
4:00 pm - 4:20 pm

These case studies are designed to introduce you to a company's products and services in a concise 15 minute presentation.
Case Studies TBA