With conventions on hold nationwide NECANN and its partners are creating online networking and education programs
MASSACHUSETTS: The New England Cannabis Convention today announced it has launched a free series of Cannabis and Hemp virtual seminars in partnership with NECANN Boston convention exhibitors and sponsors.
The weekly series of free webinars, virtual meetings, instructional videos and educational content is designed to help fill the current void in cannabis industry networking opportunities created by the cancellation or postponement of business meetings, trade shows and conventions nationwide as a result of the COVID-19 public health crisis.
“Our network of NECANN exhibitors, sponsors, attendees and followers have been incredibly responsive to this,” said Marc Shepard, President and Co-Founder of NECANN. “We are all in this together as an industry and as a nation. It’s unclear exactly when large-scale events and conventions will be able to resume in full. That’s why we are working together as the NECANN community to stay connected through high-quality virtual seminars and other networking and education opportunities.”
The first NECANN Cannabis and Hemp Virtual Seminar Series program was a webinar with Nic Easley of 3C Consulting on the actions cannabis business operators should be taking to maintain essential operations, ensure safe patient access to cannabis and manage through mandatory closures.
The Green Cannabis Packaging Series, a YouTube video mini-series created by Contempo Specialty Packaging, will educate participants in eco-friendly and sustainable packaging and packaging best practices. NECANN is also offering the instructional video Home Growing – produced by Trifecta Natural Solutions. The program delivers expert guidance on handling mold, mildew and pests with preventative maintenance using Trifecta Crop Control. And Heady Vermont – also in partnership with NECANN – is moving the Women in Cannabis Summit to an all-virtual online format on Saturday, April 11th.
Other programming in the NECANN Cannabis and Hemp Virtual Seminar Series will be announced through weekly email updates every Monday, and a full list of offerings can be found in the free content section at NECANN.com and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
NECANN Boston 2020 has been rescheduled to June 27, 28 and 29 at the Hynes Convention Center. NECANN will honor all vendor registrations, pre-sale tickets, and sponsor commitments on the convention’s new date. The New England Cannabis Community Awards, The Diversity Supplier Expo/Job Fair, and the first-annual NECANN Competition awards will remain as featured programs during the rescheduled three-day cannabis trade show. A full list of all NECANN show reschedule dates is also available at NECANN.com.