New West Summit 3.0 Features Disruptive, Game-Changing Developments in Technology, Investment and Media in the Cannabis Space


Oakland, CA Conference to feature Nat Geo’s Jason Silva of “Brain Games”, B2B, P-Funk legend, George Clinton, and the debut of ‘Consumer Day’ featuring sampling, education, exhibits and career fair.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA –September 21, 2017 – New West Summit, the first conference to focus exclusively on disruptive ground-breaking, innovative technology and scientific developments in the cannabis space, today announced keynote and featured speakers and events for the third annual conference occurring October 13-15, 2017, at the Marriott City Center, Oakland, CA. Known for bringing together business leaders, key influencers and change makers in the cannabis and hemp industries, New West Summit will include three days of B2B and peer community networking, consumer engagement, 100+ exhibitors, 45 panel discussions and over 2,000 attendees.

“New West has consistently delivered thought-provoking and engaging programming appealing to a diverse group of gifted innovators and leaders in the cannabis space,” said Jim McAlpine, Founder and Producer of New West Summit. “I am proud to announce this year’s speakers, knowing the depth and scope of knowledge they bring with them to the event.”


The curated three-day conference and exhibition will feature 45 panels of experienced professionals who will cover the most dynamic and disruptive segments of an industry that topped $6.7 billion in 2016.Panelists include scientists, authors, active, accredited investors and successful entrepreneurs who will look at what’s next for branding, media, technology, non-profits, venture-backed startups, publicly traded companies and crowd-funding in the new “green rush” industry of cannabis, hemp and beyond.

This year’s Presenting Sponsors include New Frontier Data and Advanced Nutrients. Key note speakers include Jason Silva, Host of “Brain Games” on National Geographic, George Clinton, Founding Member of Parliament (P-Funk), and Dave Morin, Co-Founder and CEO of Path.

New to the Summit this year is a dedicated Consumer Day to be held on Sunday, October 15, 10:00 – 4:00 p.m., featuring sampling, education, exhibits and entertainment. Tickets for consumer day can be purchased here.

In conjunction with Consumer Day, Bloom Farms will be hosting a career fair catering to one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S. For more information and a list of attending companies, including job openings, visit

About New West Summit

The New West Summit is produced by New West LLC and run by cannabis industry entrepreneur Jim McAlpine, a long-time Bay Area events producer most well-known for the successful Snowbomb Ski and Snow sports events brand, as well as the new, critically acclaimed, cannabis-positive sports events series, The 420 Games.  Jim is also the founder and creator of the first cannabis friendly gym, Power Plant Fitness, currently in development. Visit us on FacebookTwitter or Instagram@newwestsummit.

Tickets, sponsorship, and exhibitor booths are expected to sell out, so those interested are encouraged to secure a place at this forward-thinking cannabis summit.

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