Washington CannaBusiness Association 

Fall Policy Conference

Seattle Airport Marriott
3201 S. 176th Street, Seatac, WA

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AGENDA

October 11, 2017 – October 12, 2017 

October 11 

   
8:30 a.m. Registration/Check In  
9:00 a.m. Welcome Address

Jim Mullen, Owner, The Herbery and President of WACA

Vicki Christophersen, WACA Executive Director and Lobbyist

 9:15 a.m.  The Final Hurdle: Why publicly funded research is key to the future of cannabis
  •  Michael McDonnell, PhD / Washington State University 
  • Jessica Tonani, CEO / VerdaBio
  • Nadia Sabeh, PhD, PE, LEED AP / Dr. GreenHouse
 10:30 a.m.  Banking and Cannabis: The latest news and information

Russ Rosendahl, CEO

Salal Credit Union 

 11:30 a.m.  Communications: Do's and Don'ts of working with the press

 WACA Communications Team

Lisa Danielson, L Danielson Consulting

Aaron Pickus, Pickus Communications

 12:00 p.m.  Hosted Lunch  
 12:30 p.m.  Keynote Speaker

 Rick Garza, Director / Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board

 1:15 p.m.

Washington State Department of Agriculture - Update on new voluntary "organic" like certification

 

  • Steve Fuller, WSDA Policy Assistant to the Director
  • Brenda Book, WSDA Organic Program Manager
 2:30 p.m.  Cannabis as Agricultural Product? Challenges and Opportunities
  • Rep. Brian Blake, Chair/House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee 
  • JIm Jesernig, former Director, Washington State Department of Agriculture
  • Rebecca Johnson, Government Affairs/ United Food and Commercial Workers
  • Axel Swanson, Research Director / Association of Washington Counties (Invited)
 3:30 p.m.  Democratic State Legislator Panel
  • Senator Karen Keiser, 33rd LD
  • Senator Guy Palumbo, 1st LD
  • Representative David Sawyer, 29th LD
  • Senator Reuven Carlyle, 36th LD
  • Representative Steve Kirby, 29th LD 
 4:30 p.m.  Day 1 Closing  
 5:00 p.m.  WACA Hosted Fundraiser for Rep. David Sawyer  
     
October 12    
 8:30 a.m.  Hosted Breakfast  
   Breakfast Session: Benefit Solutions: Employee benefits, labor and industries and more
  • TJ Frost, Commercial Insurance and Surety Advoser / HUB International
  • Matt Gilroy, Employee Benefits Consultant / HUB International
 9:00 a.m.  WSLCB Enforcement Roundtable
  •  Jennifer Dzubay, Commander / WSLCB, MIW and Marijuana
  • Josh Bonlender, Lieutenant / WSLCB
 10:00 a.m.
  •  Republican State Legislator Panel
  • Senator Ann Rivers, 18th LD
  • Rep. Paul Graves, 5th LD
  • Representative Cary Condotta, 12th LD
11:00 a.m. The Other Washington: Updates and Insights from the Federal Front

Tim Thompson, CEO / Thompson Consulting Group

Ted Trimpa, New Federalism Fund

12:00 Adjourn Conference  
12:00 p.m - 2:00 p.m. WACA Members Only Meeting  

 

 Sponsorships Available!

Platinum Sponsor:  $3,000 (Members) / $4,000 (Non-Members)
  • Exhibitor Booth in the conference room (6 foot table top display)
  • 5 Minutes to address the audience before the general session
  • Your organization’s name and logo on the conference website
  • Placement of your logo: 
    • Throughout conference
    • Projected on screens during breaks
    • In all printed materials, promotion and signage
  • Verbal recognition as a Platinum Level Sponsor 
  • Banner display (banner must be provided by sponsor)
  • Conference registration list provided after the completion of the event
  • 4 (four) complimentary full-conference registrations
Gold Sponsor - $2,500 (Members) / $3,500 (Non-Members)
  • Exhibitor Booth in the conference room (6 foot table top display)
  • Your organization’s name and logo on the conference website
  • Placement of your logo: 
    • Projected on screens during breaks
  • Verbal recognition as a Gold Level Sponsor 
  • Conference registration list provided after the completion of the event
  • 3 (three) complimentary full-conference registrations 
Luncheon Keynote Sponsor (Two Available) - $1500 (Members) / $2000 (Non-Members)- ONE LEFT!

 

  • Exhibitor Booth in the conference room (6 foot table top display)
  • 5 Minutes to address the audience at the beginning of lunch.
  • Recognition of sponsorship from podium and signage on the lunch buffet 
  • Conference registration list provided after conference
  • One (1) complimentary full-conference registrations 
Silver Sponsor - $1,000 (Members) / $1,500 (Non-Members) - SOLD!

 

  • Exhibitor Booth in the conference room (6 foot table top display)
  • Your organization’s name and logo on the conference website
  • Placement of your logo: 
    • Projected on screens during breaks
  • Verbal recognition as a Silver Level Sponsor 
  • Conference registration list provided after the completion of the event
  • 2 (two) complimentary full-conference registrations
Breakfast Sponsor - $500 (Members) / $750 (Non-Members) - SOLD!

 

  • Exhibitor Booth in the conference room (6 foot table top display)
  • Recognition of sponsorship from podium and signage on breakfast buffet 
  • Conference registration list provided after conference
  • One (1) complimentary full-conference registrations

If you would like to sponsor the conference please email info@wacannabusiness.org