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Lift San Francisco 2023 Call for Speakers

Application Deadline: Friday, June 9, 2023

Lift Content Powers the Future of the Cannabis Industry: Launched in 2016, Lift is the original large-scale cannabis trade show in Canada, now serving the cannabis industry and community across North America as both a meeting place and a destination for discovery.

Lift San Francisco 2023 will feature presentations, panels and intimate fireside chats, designed to provide the tools and information necessary to navigate the California market - and beyond - in the year to come.  We're seeking subject matter experts from across the full cannabis ecosystem: business strategists, operations specialists, manufacturers, industry suppliers, retailers, professional services, scientists and health practitioners, budtenders and more.

Speaker Application FAQs

We invite anyone interested in becoming a speaker to apply through the button above. Our team reviews all submissions in a timely fashion, and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

That you for applying to become a speaker. All speakers are considered based upon their expertise and the topics they can speak on in relation to the programming themes.

The number of panels and presentations can also change during the production process and the number of speakers may fluctuate to reflect that.

As a result, we make every effort to contact successful applicants as soon as possible, however, opportunities may arise prior to an event for which additional speaker applicants may be contacted at a later date.

Content is driven by current issues, market trends, and developments. Our speakers are determined through an internal process that involves our content, events and strategy teams. Each of these groups contributes to the development of programming themes, topics and chosen speakers. The speaker applications are then reviewed to identify a possible speaker fit within the event programming.

Please note, we also make every effort to ensure that we have a diverse group of speakers. If your company or organization actively supports diversity in the workplace, please feel free to recommend presenters who may help us represent the diversity within our industry at Lift events. 

Due to the volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those that will be confirmed as speakers. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide information on the status of individual applications.