Lift San Francisco speaker applications now open

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Lift Events and Experiences, known for Canada’s #1 cannabis conferences and tradeshows, will debut its first U.S. event, Lift San Francisco, from Wednesday, August 2 to Friday, August 4, 2023, at the Moscone Convention Center.


Lift San Francisco will include the Lift Cannabis Business Conference, as well as two expo days showcasing hundreds of exhibitors from across the full cannabis ecosystem. Lift is dedicated to honoring the grassroots legacy of the cannabis industry, while creating an unforgettable experience for individual audiences across the cannabis industry and community including growers, licensed producers, retailers, investors, health practitioners, regulators, budtenders, consumers and more.

Drawing upon the expertise of a North American Advisory Board representing a who’s-who in the U.S. cannabis industry, Lift’s first stateside event will provide the tools and information necessary to navigate the California market – and beyond – in the year to come. “The team producing Lift has taken the time to ensure that the needs of the cannabis industry throughout the country are addressed,” says Advisory Board Member, Chris Day, CEO of Gateway Proven Strategies. “From the depth of market research, to the attention to inclusion, to the acknowledgment of legacy providers, theirs is a thoughtful and forward-thinking approach to serving this community.”

In addition, Lift’s signature attractions and activations will be represented throughout an expo floor buzzing with hundreds of exhibitors from all parts of the industry. The San Francisco event will also offer unmatched new product discovery, with live product on the show floor to see, touch and smell. Plus, networking opportunities will abound throughout indoor and outdoor lounge areas, as well as the Lift Official After Party, to make those all-important connections.

“We are so excited to bring Lift to San Francisco and the United States,” says Lift Events & Experiences Portfolio Lead, Lindsay Roberts. “We are intensely focused on serving the needs of all those helping to build this industry while navigating the complex, ever-changing landscape of legal cannabis across the nation. Lift San Francisco will be a must-attend event for the cannabis industry and community.”

Event Schedule

Lift Cannabis Business Conference (LCBC):

Wednesday, August 2 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Lift Expo – Industry & Budtender Days:

Thursday, August 3 | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Lift Expo –

Consumer Day: Friday, August 4 | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Lift Official After Party: Friday, August 4 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Speaker applications are now open and potential speakers can apply to speak at Lift San Francisco here.

Lift is seeking subject matter experts for presentations, panels and intimate fireside chats showcasing lively, informative and sometimes provocative dialogue. The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 31, 2023.

Topics of Interest

(including but not limited to)

Activism & Advocacy

Brand Education

Budtender Education

California Market – Reimagined

Cannabinoids & Terpenes

Consumer Education

Craft, Micro & Small Batch

Growers & Brands

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion &

Social Responsibility

Funding & Investments

General Business

Global Supply Chain, International

Market Analysis & Collaborations

Growing, Processing &

Extraction Innovations

Hemp Research & Applications

Lifestyle: Tourism, Cuisine &


Mergers & Acquisitions

Psychedelics Research &



Retail – 360 Acceleration

Science & Research

Technology & Innovation

Exhibits and Partnerships are also available now, visit the Lift website for details and contacts.



Lift Events & Experiences serve the cannabis community as both a meeting place and a destination for discovery. With dates across North America, each Lift event showcases leading-edge content and premiere exhibitors in a high-energy setting for thousands of cannabis growers, processors, manufacturers, brands, budtenders, retailers, educators, advocates, regulators, consumers, investors and more – while paying tribute to the roots of this rapidly-evolving industry. Lift is proudly produced by MCI.

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