Southern Illinois Hemp/Cannabis Symposium

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Southern Illinois Hemp and Cannabis Symposium

September 27, 2024

The focus of the 5th SIU Hemp/Cannabis Symposium is “Advancing Academic and Industry Collaboration” across all areas of hemp / cannabis production and utilization.  Historically, industry / academia collaborations have driven rapid advances in many fields such as plant agronomy, drug development, manufacturing, etc.  While there remain significant legal barriers to external funding of academic research on high THC containing cannabis, the opportunities for collaborative industry / university engagement to advance research are abundant. The panel of presenters will discuss their research in areas as diverse as cannabis genetics, biochemistry and terpenes, post-harvest technology, cannabis regulations and rescheduling, among others.  In addition, a poster session will augment the oral presentations and highlight the variety of research of faculty and students. These presentations will be complemented by numerous exhibitors who will display examples of their products and services.

SIU Student Center
Auditorium and International Lounge
1255 Lincoln Drive, Carbondale, IL  62901

2024 Presenters

Steven Philpott Jr. (Cannabis is Sports)

Mike Petersen (Cannabis genetic engineering)

Mark Lange (Plant biochemistry, terpenes)

Allison Justice (Cannabis post-harvest technology, drying and curing)

Anna Schwabe (Cannabis strains and THC inflation)

Clay W. Moore (Hemp Breeding)

Lezli Engelking (Regulations, rescheduling)



Daniel Fowler (Cannabis sustainability through genetics)

Mahmoud ElSohly (History of cannabis research in academia)

Sandra Leal (Studies of cannabis biochemistry using the drosophila modle)



(Not yet available for 2024, please check back)

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.