Venue & Hotel

July 17 – 18, 2017 at the:

Crowne Plaza Denver Airport
Hotel & Convention Center

15500 E 40th Ave
Denver, CO 80239

Parking: Free
Complimentary Airport Shuttle

Complimentary WiFi

This great property features a complimentary airport shuttle for attendees, complimentary WiFi, complimentary parking, and an onsite restaurant & bar. 

You can reserve your room at the Crowne Plaza DIA at the negotiated rate of $139/night by clicking the link in your registration confirmation email. 

Hurry! The $139/night rate ends July 4th or sooner, if rooms sell out. 

 

Questions, or have a specific request?
Email concierge@dispensarynext.com

 

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

Past Session Leaders

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
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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