CannaOne speakers bring the cannabis and hemp industry to life! Each show presents an exciting educational experience featuring keynotes, educational sessions, panel discussions, workshops and live demos. Our speakers are top industry experts taking the educational experience to the next level. Attendees take away informative, engaging and practical information covering the most important and timely issues relevant to today’s industry trends and evolving policy regulations.
Our speakers are hand-selected from hundreds of proposals to provide attendees with the most relevant, cutting edge information. At the end of each session, attendees have the chance to ask each Speaker questions, get insight and feedback about on their experience and work in the field of cannabis and hemp.
We invite anyone interested in becoming a speaker to complete the speaker submission form. Please note that we strive to ensure that speakers are delivering meaningful and relevant content, free from self-promotion and pitches. In your application, please be sure to include the topics you can speak to and what you feel makes you uniquely qualified to speak on the subject.
Please note: INCOMPLETE speaker applications will not be considered.
Selected speakers for the conference will include both those who have been cannabis industry speakers at past events and those who have not, as well as those who come from a diverse range of geographic regions. We are looking specifically for content relevant to the cannabis industry and the consumers and patients located in the US markets. To be considered for a cannabis industry speaker role, complete the speaker application.
Solo presentations should be planned out to last between 30-45 minutes (depending on the topic and structure of the session), followed by Q&A from the audience. We will also assemble panel-style sessions and may ask that you alter your presentation to fit a different style.
Cannabis industry speakers MUST abide by a “no pitching” policy. Presentations are meant to be educational and cannot include information on speaker’s professional background, personal expertise and/or company history.
Cannabis industry speakers who are selected must agree to follow specific guidelines on crafting their presentations and compiling PowerPoint presentations. CannaOne reserves the right of final approval on all content for speakers and may require revisions during the process.
Please note that CannaOne does not provide speaker stipends or travel reimbursements. This helps us keep ticket prices low and accessible to the broadest audience for the event and your session.
Submissions will not be accepted without a bio and headshot, so make sure you have them before starting the application. Your content session description should communicate the value that attendees will gain from listening to you. Remember our no-pitch policy and tell us what people will learn from you during your session.
The Speaker Application is the ONLY method we will use for considering cannabis industry speakers. If you have questions regarding the form send them to speak@CannaOne.com but please don’t call with speaker inquires/pitches.
As we make every effort to remain timely with our content and topics, we do not carry forward applications from event to another. If you have applied to participate in a specific event in the past but are interesting in being considered for an upcoming event, please submit a new application.
Each CannaOne event has Speaker Application Deadlines.
The Illinois Cannabis Summit: Chicago – Deadline September 1, 2019
Women Grow Strong: New Orleans – Deadline January 30, 2020
Cannabis Meets Healthcare: New Orleans – Deadline January 30, 2020
The Summer Show | BizCon + Expo | Industry Awards Program: Las Vegas – Deadline July 1, 2020
Again, thank you for submitting your application. All speakers are evaluated on their expertise and what topics they can speak to. The number of track sessions and presentations changes from event to event and the number of speakers fluctuates to reflect that. We make every effort to contact successful applicants a minimum of 1-2 months before each event. However, there may be additional opportunities that arise prior an event for which additional speaker applicants may be contacted.
Our speakers are determined through an internal process that involves our content, events and strategy teams. Each of these groups contributes to the development of programming themes, topics and suggested speakers. The speaker applications are then reviewed to identify speakers fit within the event programming focus for a specific event.
Due to the volume of applicants, we are only able to contact successful speaker applicants. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide information on the status of individual applications. Only those selected to speak will receive notification via email, roughly 1-2 months before the event.