Microscopes & Machines

Meet Our Speakers

Representing a diverse array of expertise, our speaker line up features some of the most highly-regarded thinkers, practitioners, and inventors in hemp and cannabis.

Dr. Sue Sisley

Dr. Sue Sisley MD is an Arizona-based physician practicing Internal Medicine & Psychiatry. She works as Independent Medical Director for...
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Dr. Pierre Geoffroy

Dr Geoffroy did his medical training in internal medicine, family medicine, and emergency medicine. Prior to obtaining his medical degree from...
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Dr. Andrea Small-Howard

Dr. Andrea Small-Howard leverages broad biopharmaceutical industry knowledge and contacts in her current roles as the Chief...
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Sheila Gibson, Esq.

Sheila Gibson is the founder of Aura IP Law. She started her career in Intellectual Property (IP) at a nationally recognized IP boutique and practiced...
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Dr. Jeff Chen

Dr. Jeff Chen MD/MBA is a physician, researcher, and entrepreneur accelerating research and education regarding the cannabis plant.
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John Claybron Poss

Mr. John Poss has over 30 years of experience working as a consultant to companies facing major transitions and transformations.
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Dr. Pepper Hernandez

Currently Hernandez  holds an ND Doctorate in Classical Naturopathy and Traditional Naturopathy. She is presently working on her Post Doctoral Studies DNM...
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Dr. Michael Masterman-Smith

Dr. Michael Masterman-Smith is a leading cancer biologist, pharmacologist and biotechnology executive. He is a co-discoverer of cancer stem cells in brain...
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Dr. Wyeth Callaway

Dr. Wyeth Callaway entered the cannabis industry with a broad scientific background focused in organic chemistry. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with...
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Ace Shelander PE

Ace Shelander is a mechanical engineer and co-founder of Beaker & Wrench. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of California.
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Dustin Powers

Like many of you, GoodLifeGang leader and open source fanatic Dustin Powers is in love with Cannabis. After dropping...
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Noah Cook

Noah Cook is at the forefront of industrial cannabis applications in a regulatory environment. His work on ethanol extraction and recovery systems is now world...
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Dr. Stuart Silverman

Stuart Silverman M.D. is a rheumatology physician, cannabis clinician and researcher in private practice who is a clinical Professor at both Cedars Sinai Medical Center and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA....
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Dr. Michele Ross

Dr. Michele Ross Research Director, Decriminalize California Dr. Michele Ross has been active in psychedelic research and drug policy reform for over a decade. She holds a PhD in Neuroscience and an MBA, and has sat on the advisory board of companies in the tech, cannabis, mushrooms, and wellness industries.
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Harrison Spence

Cofounder Of Accurate Extraction and CIC. Head of research and development at JVI. Industry leader in large-scale production facilities. Developed Single body dual stage condensing for wipe film Distillation.
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Nicole Neubert

Nicole Howell Neubert is one of California’s most effective and respected cannabis business and regulatory attorneys. Her experience advising hundreds of successful cannabis operators through the corporate, transactional, and regulatory dynamics of California’s complex market illustrates her dexterity across legal and strategic arenas.
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Madison Margolin

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Swetha Kaul

Swetha Kaul currently serves as the Chief Scientific Officer at Cannalysis, a state licensed ISO/IEC 17025 accredited cannabis testing laboratory that seeks to empower customers through technology integrations, big data analytics and access to information. 
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Addison DeMoura

Addison DeMoura co-founded Steep Hill Laboratories in 2008 and for seven years served as its Chief Business Development Officer until leaving the company in 2015. During his time at Steep Hill, Mr. DeMoura focused on overseeing the marketing, sales and branding for the company.
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Ken White

Upon receiving a B.S. in organic chemistry from Oregon State University, Ken White worked for Thermo Fisher Scientific developing large scale synthesis and purification for the manufacturing of fluorescent biomarkers, increasing scale by over 300% and increasing reaction efficiency by 20%.
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William Goss

William Goss joined the growing team of the largest organic mushroom farm on the continent, advancing their R&D team, and leading their water systems operations for almost 3 years. After working for a bay area biotech start-up producing mycelium leather, he joined the Decriminalize CA campaign full-time as the Mycology Director.
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Andy Spoone

Andy has worked with multiple startups in high compliance environments including clinical trials, medical devices, and cannabis. Most recently, Sierra Labs was started to help companies automate software and hardware development processes...
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Boris Kogon

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Sherwin Amiran

Sherwin Amiran is Chief Operations Officer of Ethos Manufacturing. Sherwin has comprehensive experience in the design, manufacturing and operations of fluid-based processing systems and facilities. A graduate of University of Iowa, Mr. Amiran has a BS in Political Science and Economics.
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