Speaker Sessions

Sharing knowledge between experts, producers and consumers

The Unicorn Cup Speaker Sessions are focused on providing relevant education to both industry participants and the casual consumer. We are excited to have Education Sessions filled with guidance rooted in experience for growing cannabis in support of regenerating Mother Earth. This, alongside promoting access to professional information for the legacy market to better understand transitioning their businesses into the legal market.
 

Unicorn Cup is proud to host two days of conversations and panels with cannabis educators, wisdom keepers of regenerative farming and genetics, as well as experts and connoisseurs from across Canada and the US. We bring together the cannabis community to continue the conversation about regeneration, sustainability, cultivation methods and practices, genetics, extraction and so much more, year after year. 

Kelly of Dragonfly Earth Medicine speaking at The Unicorn Cup at Rosebud Lake in Kootenay BC

saturday schedule
August 13, 2022

Opening Circle & "Introduction to Regenerative Agriculture"

Time: 10:00am to 11:20am

Description

Founder of the Unicorn Cup, Che Leblanc welcomes everyone to the 5th annual event and shares his expertise of regenerative agriculture to our audience. As the only Standard Licensed producer that implements Regenerative Cannabis Farming at scale, he has unique insights as to how Regenerative farming can be realized today. Don’t miss this out!!

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Extracting Tech: Solvent and Solventless for Today's Market

Time: 11:30am to 12:30am

Description

Three giants of the solvent and solventless cannabis concentrate industry bring their experiences and knowledge to the masses. All successful transitioners into the new cannabis industry bring unique insights and observations to our audience as they discuss how the cannabis consumer base is changing and how concentrates are adjusting to the new world. Check this session out..it’s not to be missed. 

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Branding Bud

Time: 12:40pm to 1:20pm

Description

Christian speaks about the important considerations when branding your cannabis in today’s market. At such a critical, early point in legalized, recreational cannabis, the battle for consumer loyalty and adoption is top of mind and essential to the success of any cannabis producer today. Check this session out!

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From the Frontlines of Legacy to Recreational Retail: What Consumers Are Saying

Time: 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Description

Three legacy to recreational retailers are brought to the stage to share their experiences of the changing nature and demands of today’s cannabis consumer. These three successful transitioned retails bring relevant and essential information for any and all producers to know when bringing their products and brands to market. 

Also to be discussed is the need for more advocacy and unity on behalf of the industry against regulatory measures that stifle or smother competitiveness and the ability for legacy to transition to the legal markets. This session is not to be missed!

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Regenerative Farming Workshop

Time: 2:40pm to 4:00pm

Description

Dragonfly farm is a family owned farm dedicated to the regeneration and health of the earth and it’s humans. Mother nature is our mentor. The vitality of water, soil, plants, humans, mycology and cellular renewal has been our focus for over 25 years.

This is part one of a two part workshop on Saturday and Sunday covering Regenerative Farming concepts and practical implementations for our guests interested in Regenerative Cannabis farming. Don’t miss this workshop or headliners Josh and Kelly!!

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Cannabis Law: Should we Repeal?

Time: 4:10pm to 4:50pm

Description

Russell Bennett, a cannabis lawyer and author of the legal textbook “Canada’s Cannabis Act: Annotation & Commentary,” imagines a country where no gap between “legacy and licensed” exists. Bennett reminds us that Canada’s drug laws were founded from racist beliefs and that we need to re-examine the law in this light. In essence, Bennett argues that there should never have been a drug law, that the current development of the Cannabis Act is merely another form of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, and that both should be repealed. Bennett wants us to imagine that cannabis could be treated as an agricultural product with quality controls under the Food and Drugs Act, if at all. Make sure you attend this session for some interesting discussion!

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Cannabis Genetics Roundtable

Time: 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Description

Listen to this killer panel about the role of genetics in the North American market and how today’s industry is rapidly changing how genetics fits into today’s industry. 

A hot topic discussed by top, respected industry veterans this panel is sure to be discussed for years to come. 

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sunday schedule
august 14th, 2022

Healing Herbal Blends with Cannabis

Time: 10:00am to 10:50am

Description

Last year, Jeananne led one of the most popular speaker sessions speaking about using cannabis as a medicine. We are stoked to have her back as she shares her vast knowledge and experiences with our community again!

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How Seed to Sale Tracking helps Regulatory Reporting

Time: 11:00am to 11:40am

Description

Sami Majadla, founder of Certicraft, speaks the important topic of compliance and regulatory reporting via seed to sale tracking. Find out how you can save time and money, stay compliant, and grow your business.

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seed swap

Time: 11:50am to 12:40pm

Description

Come through and check out our seed swap and talk shop, meet friends and find killer genetics at the main stage!

Women in Cannabis Panel- How to face the challenges in todays current marketplace

Time: 12:50pm to 1:50pm

Description

This all women panel is comprised of successful female entrepreneurs in this industry who have over come challenges caused by the regulatory landscape, market competition and bias. Each speaker represents a different aspect of the industry and they’ll be discussing how they were able to overcome and succeed. 

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Regenerative Farming Workshop

Time: 2:00pm to 3:20pm

Description

Dragonfly farm is a family owned farm dedicated to the regeneration and health of the earth and it’s humans. Mother nature is our mentor. The vitality of water, soil, plants, humans, mycology and cellular renewal has been our focus for over 25 years.

This is part two of a two part workshop on Saturday and Sunday covering Regenerative Farming concepts and practical implementations for our guests interested in Regenerative Cannabis farming. Don’t miss this workshop or headliners Josh and Kelly!!

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Fruity, floral, fuel and earth - four scent categories of cannabis

Time: 3:30pm to 4:20pm

Description

Kevin Jodrey is one of the most well known growers in Humboldt County and is an internationally respected cannabis expert, known for improving and forwarding the modern cannabis movement. As a world renowned hunter of ganja genetics, Kev is fascinated by the search for rare, desirable, and marketable traits.

Cannabis can be broken up into four scent categories; Fruity, Floral, Fuel and Earth. Come listen to Kevin share why there needs to be a more accessible method of classification and self-guided product discovery that empowers new and seasoned users to find the right cannabis for you.

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420 Smoke Sesh

Time: 4:20pm to 4:45pm

Description

Join us for a smoke session as we lead into the closing portion of our speaker sessions and Cannabis Comparison. We hope you will join us with your finest selection and positive vibes!

CANNABIS COMPARISON AWARDS CEREMONY

Time: 4:45pm to 6:00pm

Description

Join us for the presentation of the results of the Cannabis Comparison of the items found in the VIU Assessment Kit. This year we were pleased to have the participation of standard and micro licensed producers as well as personal producers from our Cannabis Community. We will be presenting the top ranked selections for the Licensed Producer Flowers, Personal Producer Flowers, Personal Producer Bubble Hash and Personal Producer Rosin. We thank everyone who submitted their samples for the assessment this year across all categories. We were blown away with the quality of cannabis assessed and we hope you’ll join us as we recognize the top results from our VIU participants. 

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Celebrate the Spirit of Cannabis with 3 DAYS OF DJ music, lake camping, cannabis education and more!!

Located near Salmo, BC you will find us at Rosebud Lake where British Columbia’s beautiful mountains and skyline touch the glistening, cool waters of the lake. We are in the heart of the Kootenay region and at the epicentre of BC Cannabis Culture. Join us for THREE DAYS of lakeside camping, floating on a paddle board, enjoying the best of Kootenay’s cannabis culture. Spend the day at the lake or learn more about cannabis but be ready to move when the DJs come out at night!  

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August 12-14th, 2022

Let your magic be sparked

MANY THANKS TO OUR LEGAL COUNSEL AND SUPPORTER, RUSSELL bennett – cannabis law