Hemp Science and Technology Virtual Symposium

*** 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***

Register Free: https://www.cannabissciencetech.com/cst_w/hemp_science_virtual_summit

Event Overview:
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:

  • Hemp Testing: You will learn what is tested in hemp, how it is tested, how to use this data to run your hemp business, and the problem of inter-lab error and how to solve it. State of the art developments in potency, heavy metal, and pesticide testing will be discussed.
  • Discover how to adjust extraction parameters to optimize yield and obtain the cannabinoid and terpene profiles you want. We expect a spirited discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of different extraction solvents.
  • See how to use testing data to optimize growing conditions to maximize CBD while staying compliant.

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

Register Free: https://www.cannabissciencetech.com/cst_w/hemp_science_virtual_summit