MCIA Fall Business Conference - New Approach Missouri

Sep 14 Fri

MCIA Fall Business Conference

Friday, September 14, 2018 at 09:00 AM

Join us in Kansas City for a series of events specifically designed for people who are interested in the potential of the emerging Missouri cannabis industry! Tickets for events may be purchased separately or in a bundle. Profits from this conference will be used to support the New Approach Missouri campaign.

September 13th: 6:00pm - 8:00pm 

Pre-Conference Meet and Greet          $40.00

The Mulberry Room - 1321 W. 13th Street, Number 2; Kansas City, MO.

Join speakers, hosts and other attendees for networking and to get a glimpse of what you will see and hear during the business conference. This is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and to get insight into the industry as a whole while you enjoy an open bar and great Mexican food.

September 14th: 9:00am - 5:00pm & September 15th 9:00am - 5:00pm


Business Conference Ticket                               $229.00

Crowne Plaza Hotel; 1301 Wyandotte Street; Kansas  City, MO. 64105

A  2 day Business Conference including workshops and speakers dealing with a wide variety of issues that face the current industry as well as challenges that will be encountered in a new market. Licensing issues, regulatory and compliance standards, federal legalization and much more will be covered. Breakfast and Lunch on both days is included in the ticket price.

Agenda TBA

September 14th: 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Networking Party                       $75.00

Crowne Plaza Hotel; 1301 Wyandotte Street; Kansas City, MO. 64105

Join conference attendees, speakers and sponsors for a networking mixer at the conclusion of the first day of the conference. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and have conversations with leading experts in the cannabis industry!

The Crowne Plaza Kansas City is offering a special room rate for conference attendees of $130.00 per night.

To make reservations please follow this link:

MCIA Fall Conference Hotel Booking

By phone: 816.460.6624 (direct line) Kortney Cunningham, Crowne Plaza Reservations Coordinator.



Thursday September 13

6:00pm Pre-Conference Meet and Greet The Mulberry Room
Friday September 14
8:00am                              Registration Opens - Breakfast
9:00am-9:15am                 Welcome and Introduction Dan Viets
9:15am-10:00am               Keynote Speaker Dr. Sue Sisley
10:00am - 10:15am           BREAK
10:15am-10:55am             New Approach Initiative Licensing Requirements Jack Cardetti
10:55am - 11:35am           Federal Legalization Outlook Michael Correia
11:35am - 12:15am           Finding Your Place in the Cannabis Industry     Mike Arnold
12:15pm - 1:15pm             LUNCH
1:15pm - 1:55pm               Evidence Based Medicine      Paul E. Callicoat, M.D.
1:55pm - 2:35pm               Due Diligence Essentials John Downs

2:35 pm - 3:15 pm            Cultivation Plans: All the Things You Aren't Considering. Shane Hutto
3:15pm - 3:30pm              BREAK
3:30pm - 4:15pm              Partnering with Experienced Operators Shane Hutto and Pedro Sotomayor
4:15pm - 5:00pm              The License Application Process Paula Givens


5:30pm - 8:00pm Networking Party

Saturday September 15

8:30am                               Registration Opens - Breakfast   
9:00am-9:15am                   Welcome and Introductions                                                                      Dan Viets
9:15am-10:00am                 Saturday Keynote                                                                                    Barry Grissom
10:00am - 10:15am             BREAK
10:15am-11:00am              Vertical Integration                                                                                   John Hunt
11:00am - 11:45am            In It to Win It: What You can Do Now                                                       Diane Czarkowski                                                        to Win in a Competitive Marketplace                                                                                   11:45am - 12:30pm           Soil is Dirty: Avoiding Cannabis Pitfalls with Aeroponic Science                    Curt Livesay
12:30pm - 1:30pm             LUNCH
1:30pm - 2:15pm               Hemp-The Future of Missouri Farming                                                        John Bolsenga
2:15pm - 3:00pm               Marketing Cannabis through Athletics                                              Antonio and Heather DeRose
3:00pm - 3:15pm               BREAK
3:15pm - 4:00pm               Bringing Industry Experience Back to Missouri                                             George Nolen
4:00pm - 4:30pm               Building a Disability Friendly Canna Business                                           Jacqueline Patterson
4:30pm - 5:00pm               3 Ballot Measures: Sorting Out the Law After the Election                              Brad Ketcher

Choose a ticket level and quantity:

$325.00 MCIA Fall Conference PACKAGE
Package includes: Ticket to the Pre-Conference Meet and Greet on Thursday Sept. 13, 2-day conference pass (Sept 14-15) and a ticket to the Networking party on Friday Sept. 14
$229.00 MCIA Fall Business Conference Pass
This ticket is for both days of the business conference, Sept. 14th and 15th. Breakfast and Lunch are included in the ticket price.
$125.00 Friday Only Conference Pass
Includes Friday speakers, as well as breakfast and lunch.
$125.00 Saturday only Conference Pass
Includes Saturday speakers as well as breakfast and lunch.
$75.00 MCIA Fall Conference After Party
Join speakers, hosts, sponsors and other conference attendees for a networking mixer at the conclusion of the first day of the business conference. Heavy appetizers and 2 drink tickets.
$40.00 MCIA Pre-Conference Meet and Greet
Join speakers, hosts, sponsors and other conference attendees for great Mexican food and an open bar on the night before the conference, Sept.13th at 6pm at The Mulberry Room in Kansas City.

Of course, any contribution to the cause is welcome. You can contribute online here, or pay with a check or card at the event. For campaign finance law compliance purposes, we ask that you do not pay in cash.

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Karin Chester · · 3145780347
September 14, 2018 at 9am - September 16, 2018
Crowne Plaza - Kansas City