*** Two Day Event! Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 10am EDT – 12pm EDT, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 1pm EDT – 3pm EDT, and Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 10am EDT – 12pm EDT *** This two-day symposium will feature talks and panel discussions from hemp scientists, researchers, and industry experts on a wide array of topics including hemp analysis, cultivation, and extraction. ***On demand available after final airing until Oct. 29, 2021***
Cannabis Science and Technology® will be hosting a new event called the Hemp Science & Technology Virtual Symposium. Brian Smith, the founder, CEO, and Chief Technical Officer of Big Sur Scientific, will serve as the event’s program chair. The two-day symposium will feature talks and panel discussions from hemp scientists, researchers, and industry experts on a wide array of topics including hemp analysis, cultivation, and extraction. Each session will consist of 30 minute talks by a subject matter expert, and a 60 minute free ranging panel discussion featuring our speakers.
Session 1: New Developments in Hemp Testing
Topics will include the importance of in-house testing for hemp businesses, overcoming the challenges 3rd party labs face when testing for heavy metals and pesticides, and solving the inter-lab error problem.
10:00 -10:30 AM Dr. Brian C. Smith Ph.D., CEO Big Sur Scientific
The Importance of In-House Testing for Hemp Businesses
10:30 -11:00 AM Josh Wurzer, President, SC Labs
Overcoming challenges in pesticide testing of hemp
11:00 -11:30 AM Jason Strull, MS, Lab Director, 374 Labs
The Importance of Heavy Metals Testing
11:30-12pm EDT Panel discussion with Josh Wurzer and Jason Strull, moderated by Dr. Brian Smith
Session 2: Optimizing Hemp Extractions
Talks will include how to optimize yields, what to do to get the cannabinoids and terpenes you want, and a comparison of different extraction solvents.
1:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT Dr. John Mackay, CEO of Synergistics Associates
How Solvent Choice Affects Extract Composition
1:30 PM to 2:00 PM EDT Dr. Paul Lessard, Varin Science
Principles and Best Practices for Hemp Extraction
2:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT Matt Weschler, Founder and Chemist, Peak City CBD
How In-House Testing Helps Extraction Businesses
2:30 to 3:00 PM EDT
Panel discussion with all speakers moderated by Dr. Brian C. Smith.
Session 3: Overcoming Hemp Growing Challenges
We will feature speakers on growing conditions, optimizing CBD while minimizing THC, how to use testing to stay compliant, and an update on the latest regulations.
10:00 to 10:30 AM EDT Prof. Larry Smart, Cornell University
The Connection Between Hemp Genetics and Hemp Grows
10:30 to 11:00 AM EDT Sharen Stamp, Big Sur Scientific
How Healthy Soils Make Healthy Plants
11:00 to 11:30 AM EDT Patricia Atkins, Spex CertiPrep,
Is that My Sample? Understanding the Effects of Growing Conditions on Targeted Cannabis Compounds and Representative Sampling
11:30 AM to 12pm EDT
Panel discussion on hemp growing moderated by Dr. Brian C. Smith
Key Learning Objectives:
Moderators: Megan L’Heureux, Editor-in-Chief, Cannabis Science and Technology
Dr. Brian C. Smith, Symposium Program Chair and Chief Technical Officer of Big Sur Scientific
Time and Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 10am EDT – 12pm EDT, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 1pm EDT – 3pm EDT, and Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 10am EDT – 12pm EDT
On demand available after final airing until Oct. 29, 2021