Microscopes & Machines

Frequently Asked Questions

General

The conference takes place on July 27, from 9AM until 9PM (PST).

Doors will open at 9AM for check-in, with a welcoming at 10AM. The day will be filled with panels, lectures, Q&A’s, vendors, and an amazing networking & chill session wrapping up the evening by 9PM.

For a detailed schedule of activities, click here.

The conference will be held at the Valentine + Grass Room in Los Angeles.

This former cannabis grow turned event venue is located in Downtown LA, between Skid Row and The Arts District. Super stylish, the ‘Valentine + Grass Room’ share passageways, allowing guests to flow into different environments throughout the day. Comprised of two exhibition halls, glass roof courtyards, and consumption friendly patios tied together by sophisticated décor, this location is the perfect place for thoughtful, inspiring dialogue and enlivening social engagement.


If you haven’t peeped the location yet, check it out here.

In order to create an intimate environment space will be capped at 250 attendees and we aim to be as inclusive of the community as possible. Everyone from manufacturing experts to scientists, researchers, doctors, brands, social equity owners or applicants, active duty and veterans advocates, and any interested individuals are welcome. Must be 21 or older, 18 with a valid physician’s recommendation.

Doors will open at 9AM for check-in, with a welcoming at 10AM. The day will be filled with panels, lectures, Q&A’s, vendors, and an amazing networking & chill session wrapping up the evening by 9PM. Oh, and of course some of the most delicious organic food in all of LA served throughout the day!

On the Microscopes track we’re excited to welcome some of the most prolific leaders in the cannabis-based medical community. Speakers include Dr. Jeff Chen MD/MBA from UCLA, who is researching one of the toughest challenges facing our communities today – opioid addiction and the benefits of cannabis – and Dr. Pierre Geoffrey, one of the only clinicians currently prescribing cannabis to geriatric patients and those addicted to other substances. 


On the Machines track, our speakers and panels represent the very best of what is being offered in the manufacturing marketplace to date — with a definitive focus on scaling this fast-growing industry in a safe and reliable manner. Speakers include Dustin Powers, the brains behind Future 4200, an open source community based initiative focused on access to SOP’s and the sharing of innovative ideas, and Boris Kogon of Bizzy Bee, whose designs have seen solvent recovery times drop and energy efficiencies climb. Panels feature tech startup masters like Harrison Spence, who is single handedly out-building some of the largest biomass processing plants in the world, and Noah Cook, who’s creating the most automated plant in the U.S. while driving down footprint requirements and labor costs.

For a list of more speakers, click here.

Although this is not stoner symposium, personal consumption areas are available in our outdoor garden space.

A Dope Conference Company was formed by mission driven founders who work in and support the advancement of the cannahemp industry. We are a women-owned company and are committed to helping and reinvesting into communities in need.

We believe this industry has a unique opportunity to create positive impact in society, reaching far beyond wealth and job creation. We are engaged in practices that promote knowledge, equality, justice, and human kindness. We seek alignment with others who promote ethical leadership and best practices in harmony with this conscious plant.

The Giving Spirit is a charitable organization that provides immediate aid and a human connection to homeless lives of men, women, children and families in Greater Los Angeles. The event space is positioned between Skid-Row and the Arts District, and we cannot turn a blind eye. We aim to bring awareness to social issues that the cannabis and hemp industries can help support, which is important to us as we are a values-driven group. We will be donating 10% of the conference proceeds to this organization.

To read more about the Giving Spirit, click here.

Event Ticket

Purchasing a ticket to the conference ensures access to all speakers from both tracks, organic breakfast snacks, lunch and dinner, valet parking, and admission to the “Vibratorium” – a curated afterparty featuring live entertainment, music, and comedians.

Please forward all technical issues to hello@microscopesandmachines.com

All sales are final. However, tickets may be transferred to another individual.

All tickets must be purchased in advance through our website. Tickets will not be available at the venue.

To purchase your ticket, click here.

By purchasing a social equity admission ticket you agree that you are an applicant or owner of a social equity business, and if required, will provide valid proof of your social equity status. 

By purchasing a military admission ticket you agree that you are an active duty, reserve, and/or veteran member of the U.S. military, and if required, will provide valid proof of your military status.

Hotel & Travel

The name of the venue is the Valentine + Grass Room and is located at 616 E 4th St, Los Angeles, CA 90013.

Hotels we recommend are:

The NoMad Hotel
649 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Ace Hotel
929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Both options are less than 2 miles from the venue. 

As parking in downtown can be a nuisance, we do encourage guests to rideshare.