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* Members Only Events
** Open to the Public

November 1, Friday


  • HIA® Committee Introductions*

  • Farm Journal Meeting*

  • Hemp Feed Coalition Reception

November 2, Saturday: 


  • State Chapter Meeting*

  • Annual General Meeting*

  • Networking Reception & Open Exhibit Hall B2B

2019 HIACON Draft Schedule with Speakers


November 3, Sunday:


  • Open Exhibit Hall and Hemp Talks by GenCanna, CV Sciences and Robison Law Group**

November 4, Monday: 

  • Keynote Presentations

    • Blake Butler, Executive Director of the North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association (NCIHA)

    • Jillian Hishaw, Esq. Founder of F.A.R.M.S. Founder & Author of "Don't Bet the Farm on Medicaid" 

    • Michael McGuffin, President of the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA)

    • Jonathan Miller, General Counsel of the U.S. Hemp Roundtable (USHRT)

    • Heather Pichelman, Agricultural Marketing Services Director of Promotion & Economics Division at U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

    • Emcee: Joy Beckerman, HIA Board President 

  • Exhibit Hall Closes at noon.

  • Awards Ceremony

  • Education Track Presentations

    • Hemp Regulatory and Legislation:

      Emcee: Anndrea Hermann

      • Canadian Update, Global Outlook and International Cannabis Standards Developments
        By: Anndrea Hermann and Hana Gabrielová

      • Panel: Staying in Front of FDA Regulatory Curve
        By: Marielle Weintraub as moderator, Patrick McCarthy, Michael McGuffin, Garrett Graff 

      • Customs and Border Protection: Groundhog Day, Feds Make Simple Issues Complex
        By: Frank Robison

      • Panel: Smokable Hemp, Policy & Law
        By: Rod Kight as moderator, Franny Tacy, Joe Kirkpatrick, Bob Crumley

    • Hemp Agricultural Production

      Emcee: Mike Lewis

      • Panel: Genetics Development, Supply, and the Future
        By: Clint Palmer as moderator, Thomas Dermody, Jef Kostuik, Wendy Mosher

      • Insect Pest Management in Hemp
        By: Kadie Britt

      • Regenerative Agriculture
        By: Mike Lewis

      • Hemp Harvesting
        By: Corbett Hefner

    • Business Development & Marketing

      Emcee: Rick Trojan

      • The Laws of Business Apply to Hemp
        By: Bob Crumley

      • Panel: Creating a Brand for a Competitive Market
        By: Franny Tacy as moderator, Amanda Witters, Jessica Lesesky, Jessica Mulligan

      • National Retail & Marketing Opportunity
        By: Ryann Hinch

      • The Global Hemp Economy & Supply Chain
        By: Bob Hoban

    • Cannabinoid Science

      Emcee: Pamela Orth

      • A Raw Look at the Nutritional Properties of Hemp
        By: Dr. Rob Streisfeld

      • Full Spectrum Oil v. Non-detectibleTHC
        By: Michael Bernstein

      • Cannabinoid Testing
        By: TBA

      • CBD & Curcumin for pain, a Scientific Abstract
        By: Dr. Mewa Singh

November 5, Tuesday: 


  • U.S. Hemp Authority™ Audit Orientation by HIA® (Separate registration: register here)