Diasporic Alliance for Cannabis Opportunities

2019 Cannabis Opportunities Conference

2019 Cannabis Opportunities Conference

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AGENDA

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2019

12:00 PM

REGISTRATION

COMMONS

12:30 PM

Welcome to Conference and Open Exhibitor Expo

Senator Sharif Street

COMMONS

12:40 PM

Opening Remarks

Mayor Jim Kenney

COMMONS

12:45 PM

Acknowledgement

Cherron Perry-Thomas, Co-Founder, DACO

COMMONS

12:55 PM

Prayer

Pastor Tim Baldwin

COMMONS

1:00 PM

Conference Schedule

Desiree Ivey, Co-Founder, DACO

COMMONS

1:30 – 2:30 PM

Dr Zorodzai J.T Maroveke

Founder & C.E.O of the Zimbabwe Industrial Hemp Trust

LOU AUDITORIUM (ROOM 105)

2:30 PM

Legislative Panel on Cannabis

Moderated by Senator Street, State Rep Chris Rabb & State Rep Movita Johnson-Harrell

LOU AUDITORIUM (ROOM 105)

3:15 PM

Social Justice Panel on Hemp

Moderated by Bill Cobb, ACLU,  State Rep Jordan Harris, State Rep Danilo Burgos and Councilwoman Janet Diaz, City of Lancaster

LOU AUDITORIUM (ROOM 105)

4:00 PM

Preview of Saturday Workshops

Desiree Ivey

LOU AUDITORIUM (ROOM 105)

4:10 PM

Closing Remarks

Senator Sharif Street

LOU AUDITORIUM (ROOM 105)

4:20-6:00 PM

Exhibitor Expo

COMMONS

7:00 − 9:00 PM

Cocktail Party

Haute Restaurant & Lounge
1420 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2019

9:00 AM

REGISTRATION

COMMONS

9:30 AM

Welcome Senator Street – Press Time

LOU AUDITORIUM (ROOM 105)

9:50 AM

Acknowledgement Desiree Ivey

LOU AUDITORIUM (ROOM 105)

10:00 AM − 3:00 PM

Criminal Record Expungement

Pardons Secretary Brandon Flood, Community Legal Services and State Rep. Joanna McClinton

ROOM 319 AB

10:00 AM − 4:00 PM

Job Fair

Resume Building, Cannabis Workforce, Cannabis Business Development, Employers

ROOM 317 AB

10:00 AM − 5:00 PM

Workshops

A variety of breakouts on Hemp, Medical Marijuana and the Cannabis Industry: Health, Economic Empowerment, Diversity & Inclusion and more (Two Floors of Activity

12:00 PM

Lunch Break

2:00 PM

Keynote Speaker

Congressman Dwight Evans

LOU AUDITORIUM (ROOM 105)

Expungement Preregistration

Senator Sharif Street, Defender Association of Philadelphia, and Community Legal Services will hosting an expungement clinic. If you would like to participate, please preregister below.

Learn about your rights with a criminal record:

  • Volunteers will be available to help you understand your criminal record.
  • If you have a criminal record in Pennsylvania, you may be able to have it expunged or sealed.
  • Those who qualify will be able to receive free legal help.

* PHILADELPHIA COUNTY CASES ONLY *

For more information, please contact my district office at 215-227-6161.

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Under 18, parent required

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Street parking

Broad St line at Broad/Erie

C Bus

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

hello@wearedaco.com

1-800-791-1845

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, it will belp move through the line faster

2018 Cannabis Opportunities Conference

Over 700 Gather for Philadelphia’s First Cannabis Opportunity Conference hosted by Senator Street & DACO

Cannabis Conference

PHILADELPHIA, PA − October 25, 2018 − ‘2018 Cannabis Conference: Seeking Higher Ground’  − PA Senator Sharif Street, 3rd District joined the Diasporic Alliance for Cannabis Opportunities (DACO) to host a two-day conference on the emerging opportunities in the Cannabis Industry for marginalized communities on Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th, 2018 at Temple University Medical School located at 3500 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140.

The event which drew over 700 participants in two days was hosted by The Diasporic Alliance for Cannabis Opportunities and opened with a  welcome address by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and a message on Social Justice from US Senator Cory Booker. Senator Street and  DACO aims to open the dialogue for opportunities in education, wellness, social justice, policy, entrepreneurship and workforce development. A diverse group of exhibitors and speakers converged to offer a variety of programming including a job fair, legislative panel of past and pending cannabis reform, expungement clinic and more. 

Senator Street’s Opening Remarks

 

Mayor Kenney’s Opening Remarks

 

Vendors and Workshops

 

Education and Benefits

 

Reason for the Conference

 

Message from Senator Booker

 

Senator Street Remarks

 

Legislative Panel

 

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LOCATION

Temple University

Medicine Education and Research Building // 3500 N. Broad Street //  Philadelphia, PA 19140

Temple University

Medicine Education and Research Building // 3500 N. Broad Street //  Philadelphia, PA 19140