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The highest level networking event in the Extraction Industry.

Extraction Expo is the world’s premier cannabis extraction and analytical science conference. This 4rd Annual breakthrough event connects extractors, scientists, industry experts, and thought leaders. The two-day immersive experience centers on real-world results, practical applications, and proven success. As a bonus, across the hall in another ballroom, same date, same time, our CBD Expo WEST is happening.

Attendees network with recognized specialists across the cannabis extraction and analytical science industries. They also enjoy interactive demonstrations and vetted exhibits. Renowned extraction professionals deliver game-changing keynote seminars. Skilled scientists inspire with exclusive, innovative content. Don’t miss this unparalleled opportunity to problem-solve, collaborate, and advance solutions for the cannabis extraction industry.

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9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Dr. John MacKay’s Institute of Extraction Technology (Additional Fee Required for Certification)

The extraction market has changed in the last year while we were indoors. There are more extraction technologies available than there were in 2019. The processes involve more chemistry and physics. To provide a meaningful impact on your business in the shortest amount of time has resulted in three new courses on practical extraction.

To maximize your time, we have made some significant changes to the courses. The first is to limit the number of attendees at each session to 16. The second is the inclusion of more hands-on activities for extraction and analyses. The third is always tying these principles to have a return on investment in less than one week. Coming away with an understanding of the impact your extraction decisions have on your capital and operating costs is the goal. The measurable impact is the goal.

In this presentation, you’ll hear how a medical cannabis physician managed/treated his first COVID-19 patient with phytocannabinoids, plant medicine, vitamins and minerals and “conventional medicine”, what lessons were learned and what opportunities presented themselves post-COVID-19.

The Institute of Extraction Technology offers two certifications for this training location.
  • One Day without a test for competency: Certificate of Attendance for Merging Business and Science of Extraction
  • One Day with a test for competency: Certificate of Attendance and Passing Competency Test
Seating capacity is limited to 16 students. Actual extraction will be done onsite as well as cannabinoid testing. For more information on pricing and to reserve a spot, go to the Institute of Extraction Technology website.

 

9:15 am – 10:00 am – The Visionaries What Makes an Award-Winning Concentrate/Oil

The spiraling price of cannabis combined with the increasing cost of regulatory compliance mean that extractors need to do more with less. How can smart equipment purchases, after market optimization and post processing increase the value of products? Our executive panel of industry pros will dive into: Equipment sourcing with profitability on mind, Equipment optimization to increase yield and efficiency, Processing for profits- what is the battery looking for?, and Identifying and implementing new process methods. This panel will focus on the value of good partners, vendors as resources and cutting edge technologies.

 


10:15am – 11:00am – Down to the Last Drop: Extraction Yields and the Factors that Influence Them

Whether you’re conducting LPG, or ethanol, or CO2 extractions, your mass, and chemical yields depend on a number of factors, including starting material, grind size and consistency, solvency, and extraction parameters, such as pressure, temperature, or time. For many new to these physical and chemical concepts, optimization might come through some serious, and laborious, trial-and-error. Understanding and mastering the dance between experimental conditions and actual product yields enables product designers to extract the most from their plants. Increased yields mean more medicinal products for retail, and more products should translate to more prosperity. This panel provides insight into these relationships to help you first optimize, then monetize.

 


11:15 am – 12:00 pm Keynote: A Walk in the “Woulds.” Previewing the Advances in Concentration for 2022

Whether you’re conducting LPG, or ethanol, or CO2 extractions, your mass, and chemical yields depend on a number of factors, including starting material, grind size and consistency, solvency, and extraction parameters, such as pressure, temperature, or time. For many new to these physical and chemical concepts, optimization might come through some serious, and laborious, trial-and-error. Understanding and mastering the dance between experimental conditions and actual product yields enables product designers to extract the most from their plants. Increased yields mean more medicinal products for retail, and more products should translate to more prosperity. This panel provides insight into these relationships to help you first optimize, then monetize.


12:15pm – 1:00pm – Organoleptic Blueprinting: The Creation of Infused Foods and Beverages

Cannabis makes many, many things much more exciting from a sensory perspective. A hike through misty woods, a pizza, a concert, a visit to an art gallery or the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado – whatever the chosen experience, cannabis enhances one’s senses. So, it makes sense to rely on the palate and the nose, even the eyes, when designing cannabis-infused foods and beverages. Therefore, one needs a defined design before ever mixing any two ingredients to ensure palatability to the consumer, while maximizing the product’s therapeutic potential. This panel regards strategies for creating cannabis foods and beverages that please the senses.


1:15pm – 2:00pm – Analytical Lab 101

When one wants to make decisions regarding researching and developing cannabis as medicine, the importance of mountains of analytical data can’t be understated. The safety of cannabis and hemp products as a contaminant- and toxin-free requires accurate testing by third-party laboratories. And with increasing importance, the terpene and genetic profiles validate the chemical representation of a specific cultivar. It is paramount that manufacturers and consumers can trust the information on a product label, or perhaps, more importantly, the data that the grower or manufacturer is privy to, but not the consumer. This panel provides insight into analytical testing, what all the numbers mean and how to use them, and how to best cultivate the relationship between you and your lab.


2:15pm – 3:00pm – Analytical Lab 201: Enter the World of the Analytical Chemist

For many advanced product manufacturers, analytics and the cascade of data that follows are behind the wheel, driving them deeper into uncharted territory. For some, this might mean a deeper dive into their plants and products beyond what is required by industry regulations. Others might use these tools in their R&D to truly design the products they’ve envisioned without breaking the bank on outside testing. There are laboratories that use sophisticated chemometrics to classify products, research ensemble effects, or medicinal formulations. This panel regards options for those looking to bring more data to the table such as that new GC-FID for terpene quantitation in your hemp products, or a cryomill to prep much more homogeneous biomass samples or the evaluation of product consistency through principal component analysis. Everything you do can be useful data, and our panelists will help you understand how.

 


3:15pm – 4:00pm – Making Good Extracts Better: Optimizing Extraction for Profitability.

The spiraling price of cannabis combined with the increasing cost of regulatory compliance mean that extractors need to do more with less. How can smart equipment purchases, after market optimization and post processing increase the value of products? Our executive panel of industry pros will dive into: Equipment sourcing with profitability on mind, Equipment optimization to increase yield and efficiency, Processing for profits- what is the battery looking for?, and Identifying and implementing new process methods. This panel will focus on the value of good partners, vendors as resources and cutting edge technologies.
 


4:15pm  –  5:00pm – SOLO: Concentrate on Sustainability: Exploring Sustainable Extraction


We only have one planet, let’s treat it right. In the talk Dr. Jon Thompson, Founder and CEO of extraktLAB, will be speaking on the importance of sustainability in the extraction industry and the impact of large scale production facilities. Going beyond just packaging and cultivation, you will get a look into what creates a large carbon footprint at production facilities and how some can have a negative impact on the environment. As consumers become more conscientious about their products, it is imperative we really understand how our practices can affect the environment.

9:15 am – 10:00 am – The Solvent v. Solventless Dialogue

Many passionate people naturally are biased when it comes to what they do, what they say. They feel and know that their ways are best. That’s why they chose them. For those new to the industry, it can be challenging to sift through all of that passion and get to the facts parceled from opinion. Such is the case regarding the choice of extraction solvent. The debate still rages on. Is butane okay to use? Can CO2 produce the same caliber of wax or shatter as butane, complete with a representative chemovar native to the flower? Or, are mechanical, traditional methods like hash and rosin going to come full circle, like humankind’s return to organic farming despite the biotech and other options for faster, cheaper crops that might come with extra ecological baggage? Our panelists range from those paying homage to tradition to those looking to harness technology for future cannabis industry generations.

   


10:15 am – 11:00 am – Even Renegades Need Rules

You don’t need us to tell you that the rules in the cannabis and hemp industries are in a state of flux. Hemp regulators have had blinders on that train them on THC. Cannabis regulations vary by state and present about 30 different experiments going on in tandem. Like tossing a handful of noodles against a wall, hoping something sticks and we can evolve to standardization without stripping the ability to get creative. While many people may have started out without any regulatory structure, modern consumers expect quality. It’s no longer enough that, after 80+ years of indoctrination and Reefer Madness gibberish, cannabis is legal. And while the feds have yet to recognize cannabis as anything other than dangerous, that doesn’t mean that the rest of us should sit idly by. This panel is for those who wish to find compliance, keep compliant, and raise the flag of cannabis medicinal safety.

 


11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Keynote


12:15pm – 1:00pm – Remediation Methods for Eliminating Product Contamination

The cannabis industry has a glut of negative stories all too handy for naysayers to build their foundations upon. Here’s the thing. Our manifesto should mandate an industry free of product contamination, whether we’re describing Federally illegal cannabis or legal hemp and all of their downstream derivatives. The plants are grown and products manufactured in these increasingly ubiquitous communities need to be ethically-produced to be contaminant-free to be validated as medicinal. Product safety and compliance require care, diligence, expertise, and technology. This panel regards innovative methods and equipment for ensuring that products start out and remain clean.


1:15pm – 2:00pm – The Extraction of Mushrooms

The psychedelic revolution is happening all around us. Netflix documentaries, news stories and all of the research is pointing us toward the power in fungus. Magic Mushrooms and their powerful medicinal compounds like Psilocybin and Psilocin are changing the way people think about mental health treatments and personal spiritual journeys. This panel will pull back the curtain and open the lab to the experts doing the work to capture these powerful molecules. Panelist will dive deep into various methods of extraction in terms of solvent washes and acid/base reactions and review what works and what doesn’t. Also touch on the challenges of psilocybin/psilocin extraction like degradation and lack of testing resources. There will be ample time for Q&A during the presentation so bring your questions.


2:15pm – 3:00pm – How to Improve Bioavailability

For many people, smoking and vaping just aren’t their bag. It might be way easier for them to consider cannabis products should they be able to be even more discrete. Or, they might just desire the specific type of experience to be found through eating versus inhaling THC. For these people, foods and beverages present a welcomed option. The downside is, of course, that our bodies metabolize THC into something else, and therefore, not much actually reaches the bloodstream. Thus, many product manufacturers seek ways to safely increase the bioavailability to ensure the most medicine gets to consumers. These methods may include nano emulsification, glycosylation, acetylation, or alternative ingestion forms like gums, ethanolic tinctures, etc, all in the name of a faster and stronger absorption of THC, CBD, or any other molecules that might degrade through the metabolic pathway following oral ingestion This panel discusses methods and matrices for increasing your product’s bioavailability.

 


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