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Southern Illinois Hemp and Cannabis Symposium

September 27, 2024

Join us for our 5th symposium on September 27, 2024.  We will update this website as details about the speakers and topics are finalized.  Registration will open soon for attendees, vendors and coming this fall -  opportunities to sponsor the symposium at a variety of levels. Vendors will be onsite to demonstrate advances in production technologies and an expanded poster session will be viewable to the everyone.  

For now, save the dates of September 27 & 28 as, Carbondale's Hemp Hop Shroom event takes place the day after the symposium.

LOCATION

SIU Student Center
Auditorium and International Lounge
1255 Lincoln Drive, Carbondale, IL  
Directions 

2023 EVENT SCHEDULE

(Pending updates for Fall 2024)

8-8:30am       
Check-In and Continental Breakfast
Vendors and Student Posters 

8:30-8:45am   
Welcome 
Buck Hales, former Director, SIU Cannabis Science Center
Gary Kinsel, Director, SIU Cannabis Science Center         

8:45-9:15am   
Illinois Cultivation Laws
David La
keman, Cannabis Division Manager, Illinois Department of Agriculture

9:15-9:45am 
Cannabis production: increasing excitement and advancing CEA technology
Jose Leme, Assistant Professor, SIU Cannabis Biology and Cropping Systems 

9:45-10:15am
Cannabis Cloning
Benjamin Grant, Cannabis Agronomist and Consultant 

10:15-10:30am  
BREAK
Vendors and Student Posters 

10:30-11am        
The Problem with PPFD: Advances in Cannabis Lighting Technology and Terminology
Brian Gandy, VP R and O, Valoya Inc. 

11-11:30am       
Cultivation Variable Control and Aeroponics
Nathaniel Pape, CEO, AerosourceH 

11:30-12noon   
From Beef to Reef(er): An Illinois Medical Cannabis Patient’s SoILed Approach
Joshua Bucheitt, home grower 

12noon–1pm 
LUNCH
Vendors and Student Posters 

1-1:30pm            
Vibration Controlled Agriculture - A New Methodology for an Old Input in CEA and Sustainable Agriculture
Glenn Holland, CEO, The Human ConneXion 

1:30-2pm            
Revolutionizing Phytosanitation in Cannabis Cultivation: The CLEANTheory Approach for Superior Yield, Safety, and Profitability
Kyle Baker, CSO, EcoBuds 

2-2:30pm            
Product Quality and Testing
Aldwin Anterola, Associate Professor, SIU Plant Biology

2:30-3pm            
Adventures in Cannabis Products
Matt Gunter, Farmer/Researcher, Busted Bucket Farm

3-4pm                  
Visit with Vendors

REGISTRATION 

(Not yet available for 2024, please check back)

REGISTER ONLINE: 
Participant Registration  OR  Exhibitor Registration

REGISTER BY PHONE:  Call us at 618/536-7751 to register over the phone when paying by VISA, Discover, or Mastercard.

REGISTER BY MAIL or FAX: Fax the completed participant registration form or exhibitor's registration form with credit card information to Conference and Scheduling Services at 618/453-5680

Cancelation Policy: All requests for refunds must be submitted in writing. The registration fee, minus a $20 cancellation fee, will be refunded if you cancel 2 weeks prior to the event. Any time after that date, refunds (minus $20 fee) will be issued on a case-by-case basis.