Austin 2021

Thursday May 13, 2021

TimeDescription
9:30 AM-6:00 PM
Pre-Show Business Crash Course * Separate Purchase(s) Required. Not included with expo+seminar tickets.
11:00 AM-3:00 PM
Building with Hempcrete Crash Course * Separate Purchase(s) Required. Not included with expo+seminar tickets.

Friday May 14 & Saturday May 15, 2021

Expo + Seminars

TimeLocationDescription
9:00 AM
Atrium near Exhibit Hall 4
Registration Opens & Badge Pick Up Available
9:20 AM
4th Floor–Ballrooms D, E, F, G
Speaker Rooms Open for Seating
10:00AM – 5:00 PM
First Floor Exhibit Hall 3
Expo Floor Hours
10:00AM – 5:00 PM
Seminars & Panels in Progress * See Speaker Schedule for more info

Special Events

Celebrity Guest Appearance

TimeLocationDescription
12:00 PM-4:00 PM (Friday)
Booth 601
Angela Simmons autograph signing
12:00 PM-3:00 PM (Saturday)
Booth 601
Angela Simmons autograph signing

Keynote Panel Session

TimeLocationDescription
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Friday only)
Exhibit Hall 4
Panel Discussion featuring Tx Ag Commissioner Sid Miller *See Speaker Schedule for other panels & seminars

Live Cooking Demos Both Days

TimeLocationDescription
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Stage 1 on Expo Floor (near food court)
Chef Michael Weinstein Cooking Demo
12:30 PM-1:30
Stage 1 on Expo Floor (near food court)
Chef Sebastian Carosi Cooking Demo
2:00-3:00 PM
Stage 1 on Expo Floor (near food court)
Chef Michael Weinstein Cooking Demo
3:30-4:30 PM
Stage 1 on Expo Floor (near food court)
Chef Sebastian Carosi Cooking Demo

Hempcrete Live Demos

TimeLocationDescription
Every other hour during expo
Booth 122
Watch & learn as Hempcrete is mixed, prepared & used to build a hemp wall right in front of your eyes. Also check out the Hempwood Displays at Booth 117

Other

TimeLocationDescription
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Exhibit Hall 3
Hemp Museum Open (free for all attendees)
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Exhibit Hall 3
Food Court is Open

Speaker Schedule

Friday May 14, 2021

Friday: Business – Ballroom G

TimeSpeakerDescription
10:15-11:05 AM
Carl Craig
Gentrifying the Wild West
11:15-12:05 PM
James Johnson
Hemp 101
12:05-1:00
Break
Check out the Business Panel in Exhibit Hall 4
1:00-1:50 PM
Tony Galo
Cannabis Security from Application to Operation
2:00 -2:50 PM
Finlay Sabin

Hemplime Building Industry

3:00-3:50 PM
Shayda Torabi
CBD Marketing 101 in an Unregulated Market
4:00-4:50
Justin Fischer
What’s the Issue with Financial Services for CRBs?

Friday: Cultivation – Ballroom D

TimeSpeakerDescription
10:15-11:15 AM
Rick R and Justin E
How and Why. Develop a world class preimum exotic flower operation. Plus Geneticic Selecting & Strategic Cultivation
11:30-12:30 PM
Daniel Marinelli
10 Common mistakes made by Hemp Farmers and How You can Avoid Them
12:45-1:45 PM
William Whatley
Blockchain Software: Compliance and true track/trace for the total hemp supply chain
1:45-3:00 PM
Break
Check OutThe State of Hemp Panel in Exhibit Hall 4 with Commissioner Sid Miller, Lisa Pittman & Ilisa Nolan
3:00 -3:50 PM
Geoff Young
CO2 Extraction, Open Q&A
4:00-4:50 PM
Tamera Rice

What to Consider Before Planting Your First Seed

Friday: Science/Legal – Ballroom E

TimeSpeakerDescription
10:15-11:15 AM
Heather Fazio
State of Cannabis in Texas with Heather Fazio
11:30-12:30 PM
Dr Bridget Williams
Shifting the Stress Reaction with CBD
12:45-1:45 PM
Joshua Thompson
National Definition of Delta 8 Legal and Safety
1:45-3:00 PM
Break
Check Out The State of Hemp Panel in Exhibit Hall 4 with Commissioner Sid Miller, Lisa Pittman & Ilisa Nolan
3:00 -3:50 PM
Reena Kaven
Dosing + Microdosing CBD: How much is Right for You?
4:00-4:50 PM
Courtney Barnes
Future Trends, Psychedelics, & Affecting Drug Policy Reform at the Local Level: 101

Friday: Panels – Exhibit Hall 4

TimeSpeakerDescription
12pm-1pm
Khadijah Adams , Shayda Torabi, Lee Vernon

Panel: Business, Markets, & Trends 

2pm-3pm
TX Ag Commissioner Sid Miller, Lisa Pittman, Ilissa Nolan

Panel: The State of Texas Hemp: Where We Are, How We Got Here & Where We’re Headed

Saturday May 15, 2021

Saturday: Business – Ballroom G

TimeSpeakerDescription
10:15-11:15 AM
Lee Vernon
CBD and the Workplace: CBD is legal, but are your workplace policies?
11:30-12:20 PM
Leah Lakstins
Hemp Retail Operations
12:30-1:20 PM
Khadija Adams
Getting Your Business Funded in the Cannabis Industry
1:30-2:20 PM
TBA
2:20-3:00 PM
Break
Check out Compliance Panel in Exhibit Hall 4
3:00 -3:50 PM
Asa Waldstein
What Can Marketers Learn From FDA/FTC Enforcement Trends
4:00-4:50 PM
Eric Mckee

Hemp In Construction, Rebuilding America’s Economy

Saturday: Cultivation – Ballroom D

TimeSpeakerDescription
10:15-11:15 AM
Zachary Maxwell
5 Cultivation Techniques I wish I knew in 2020
11:15-12:30 PM
Break
See Cultivation Panel in Exhibit Hall 4
12:30-1:20 PM
Greg Autry
Extraction Matters
1:30-2:20 PM
Stephen Raisner
How Aquaponic Production can Increase Flavor, Speed of Growth & Profits
2:30 -3:20 PM
Corbet Hefner
Farm Economics of Hemp Fiber and Grain
3:30-4:20 PM
Alfonso Benavides
 Butane in the Field of Extractions from Cannabis and Hemp using various

Saturday: Science / Legal – Ballroom E

TimeSpeakerDescription
10:15-11:15 AM
Courtney Barnes
Understanding Texas HB 1325 and Implementing Regulations
11:30-12:20 PM
Charlie Piermarini
CBD: An Viable Opioid Alternative
12:30-1:20 PM
Mark Layman
Hypoendocanabinoidism
1:20-1:45 PM
Break
1:45-2:35 PM
Kevin Green
Long-Term Community Development through Cannabis Education
2:45 -3:35 PM
Sage Howell
A Higher Cause: The Importance of Certified Organic Cannabis
3:45-4:35 PM
Keiko Beatie

CBD For You & Me: A Senior’s Silver Lining

Saturday: Panels – Exhibit Hall 4

TimeSpeakerDescription
11:30pm-12:30pm
Moses Levin, Geoff Young, Zachary Maxwell, Stephen Raisner

Panel: Seed To Sale–From Cultivation To Finished Product

2pm-3pm
Andrew Cates, Dustin Cox, Chris Sanchez

Panel: Cannabis Lobbying In Texas

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