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Ultimate List of Events and Afterparties at MJBizCon 2021

Are your bags packed and ready for one of the most anticipated cannabis events of the year? MJBizCon is back to celebrate the achievements of the cannabis industry in-person at the Las Vegas Convention Center from Oct. 19-22.

The star-studded event will include a larger floor plan (250,000 square feet) for more efficient, sanitary mingling and over 1,000 exhibitors.

Attendees will have the chance to be immersed in the world of cannabis and be in the presence of some of the most innovative minds in the business. 

Make sure to enter our promo code CANNABISTT10 for 10% off MJBizCon tickets.

Spot the Cannabis Celeb

Cannabis & Tech Today will be sharing a booth with STM Canna at C3260, where we will be conducting interviews and displaying our latest and largest fall issue, featuring the iconic founder of RAW rolling papers, Josh Kesselman, including interviews with Ivan Moody from the band Five Finger Death Punch and MJBiz Daily CEO Chris Walsh.

Want to chat cannabis with one of your favorite celebs? You’ve come to the right place.

(Oct.20)

Noon: Legendary MC Redman of the National Cannabis Party will be at STM Canna  booth (C3260) 

3 p.m.: Josh Kesselman will be at the RAW booth (C4835) 

(Oct. 21)

Noon: Jason Gann (AKA Wilfred) will be at STM Canna booth (C3260)

Celebrating Sustainability at MJBizCon

If your company deserves to be recognized for mastering eco-friendly practices, giving back to your community, or being an example of conservation, we would love to learn more about you.

You could be a winner in our Sustainable Leadership Awards.

We have partnered with Regennabis to highlight innovative cannabis companies working towards a greener future. Applications must be submitted here before Oct. 18. 

We will be announcing the Sustainable Leadership Award winners at booth C3260 on Oct. 22 at 10AM.

Winners will be awarded a profile of their company in an upcoming issue of Cannabis & Tech Today, a custom engraved plaque, and a spotlight session at our Emerge Virtual Cannabis Conference & Expo as a true industry leader. 

Feeling Lucky? Enter to Win Over $15K in Prizes

Example of a C&TT Golden Ticket, which can be found in select C&TT magazines at MJBizCon.

If you pick up a copy of the Cannabis & Tech Today fall issue, presented by Fluence at MJBizCon, you could be in for a real treat.

There will be a limited number of Golden Tickets in copies of the latest Cannabis & Tech Today issue.

People who find a golden ticket can redeem their ticket at booth C3260 and be awarded a two-year print and digital subscription to Cannabis & Tech Today, a C&T Today goodie pack, and twenty entrees into the prize pack sweepstakes.

Cannabis & Tech Today will be distributed throughout the venue at partner booths, so make sure to grab a copy and follow social media hashtag #CTTPrizePack for the chance to win over $15K worth of prizes.

We even have a map with locations where you can grab a magazine and possibly find a Golden Ticket.

Scan our QR code for a chance to win up over $15K worth of prizes in our #CTTPrizePack

We will begin taking submissions on October 19 and anyone can enter to win the #CTTPrizePack by simply scanning the QR code.

Sign up for the Cannabis & Tech Today newsletter to be updated about the sweepstakes.

MJBizCon Afterparties and Events

The carefully curated week will be busy during the day, but don’t keep your cannabis networking strictly to daytime hours.

As many MJBizCon experts know, the fun continues during the afterparties and affiliated events and there are a lot to choose from.

Due to safety protocols to combat COVID-19 exposure, you will not be able to simply walk into a party.

Most of the parties require guests to RSVP in advance and many events are already getting close to capacity, so it’s best to make plans fast.

We’ve compiled some of the most talked about MJBizCon events that have the internet in a flurry. 

This is an ongoing list. Don’t see your event? Email tmclamb@goipw.com to be added to the article.

C-Suite Connector Kickoff

Hosted by: GCNC, NACB, and Leafwire

10/20/2021 6:30 p.m. at Las Vegas Arts District

This event is invitation only and is a great opportunity for C-suite leaders of international or multinational companies to network while enjoying international jazz music and plant-based mexican appetizers. 

Request an invitation here: https://alwaysdriveinnovation.com/c-suite-connector-kickoff-with-gcnc/

OASIS: Cultivation Networking Event

Hosted by: urban-gro and MJ12 Design Studio

10/20/2021 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Azilo Pool at the Sahara Las Vegas

This is the perfect, invite-only evening for cannabis cultivators looking to enjoy a night on the town while building memorable relationships.

OASIS is a cultivator’s networking event where growers can learn from other professionals in their field. Attendees can enjoy a relaxing outdoor setting while enjoying drinks, conversation, and music. 

While no ticket is required, party guests must show a wristband before entering. Register for the party here and you can pick up your wristbands at urban-gro’s booth (C4319) or MJ12 Design Studio’s booth (C4908). 

The Grasslands Party: A High-Level Networking Gathering

Hosted by: Grasslands — A Journalism-Minded Agency

10/20/2021 8:00 p.m. at a private venue less than 10 minutes off the Strip (confirmed attendees will be notified of the exact address.)

The location of the Grasslands Party is not a secret, yet the location is not disclosed because it is an intimate, invite-only event where interested guests can apply for an invitation at mygrasslands.com/party by midnight on October 12. 

The afterparty was designed to resemble a backyard hangout session with friends. Grasslands recognizes that while big, flashy parties are great, we can often leave without making any significant connections. 

“Grasslands Party is designed to be an antidote to that – to create a warm, welcoming space where strangers become friends and future collaborators,” said Grasslands Account Director Lindsay Hoffman. “We want our guests to have an incredible experience, feel like a part of our extended family, and walk away confident that the people they follow up with on Monday will actually remember them.” 

Taco’s and Rita’s 

Hosted by Symphony Grow

10/20/2021 5:30 p.m. 

Invite only, email tjfrost@symphonyrisk.com to register for the event. 

Celebrate the return to in-person cannabis networking by enjoying delicious tacos and drinks with like-minded cannabis professionals. 

DICE (Diversity in Cannabis Event) Mixer: “Welcome to Vegas”

Hosted by Minorities 4 Medical Marijuana

10/20/2021 8:00 p.m. at Starbase; 3905 W Diablo Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89118

Minorities 4 Medical Marijuana partnered with M2, 40 Tons Brand, and Las Vegas Cannabis Chamber to put on a night filled with tasty food, drinks, prizes, live music, dancing – oh, and of course, networking!

The event is open to the public from 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. and the VIP Reception is from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

Tickets are $50 and you can register for your ticket here.

Enlighten

Hosted by Hanu Labs and Safe Reach

10/20/2021 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

Kick off MJBizCon in style by enjoying luxurious, terpene-infused cocktails and be the first to take a look at a new, innovative vaporizer to hit the market. 

The relaxing evening will be hosted by classically French trained Chef and Chief Executive Officer of Hanu Labs, Ricardo Willis, and Chelsea Candelaria, who controls business development for Safe Reach. 

Party guests will be the first in line for a sneak peek of the Petra, the newest vaporizing device with Hanu Labs, made with a patented thermal heating system and an all glass airpath. 

Tickets are free but an RSVP to the party is required. Interested? You can register here

The Zodiac Party

Presented by SENSI and produced by Farechild Events. 

10/21/2021 8:00 p.m. – 12:oo a.m. at 2330 S Industrial Rd, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89102.

Notorious for their star-studded events, Farechild Events is putting together one of the most anticipated afterparties at MJBiz.

Photo courtesy of Farechild Events.

The party is invite-only, where guests can gain entry through one of the party’s ten sponsors or by filling out an application to attend.

Guests are chosen to ensure that their sponsors have the best audience to showcase their brands. 

James Zachodni, co-founder and CEO of Farechild Events, described the upcoming Zodiac party as a “networking party on steroids.”

While choosing to make the party outdoors was ultimately more expensive, Zachodni said it was the right choice when creating a safer environment during COVID-19.

Farechild Events will be following all Nevada state COVID-19 guidelines and partnered with Moose Labs to give each guest their own individual mouthpiece when consuming at the event. 

Farechild Events Co-founders James Zachodni and David Tran.

“We hope attendees get to experience a night of being around their fellow cannabis enthusiasts in a fun and entertaining environment. We hope we can introduce them to some amazing partners of ours that can bring value to their business and life,” said Zachodni.

Go here to learn more about the event and/or email info@farechild.com if interested in reserving a VIP section. 

Audacious Launch and MJBiz Roll-Up Party

Photo courtesy of AUDACIOUS.

10/22/2021 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. at Cosmopolitan Hotel Las Vegas  

Presented by AUDACIOUS, Featuring Machine Gun Kelly and Rapper Weed

To celebrate the launch of AUDACIOUS, rapper and songwriter Machine Gun Kelly will be hosting the roll-up party, which will include themed cocktails and amazing swag.

While the party is invite-only, the AUDACIOUS instagram will also be giving out tickets to any lucky followers. 

It’s not a huge surprise that Machine Gun Kelly will be hosting this event. The award-winning artist has raved about Rapper Weed, stating that, “I just bought $1,000 worth of Rapper Weed at Cookies in Maywood. These guys have the best flower in the game.” 

Leah Bailey, chief business officer at AUDACIOUS, said the party will live up to their company’s motto, which is to ignite, delight, and excite, and their party will surely deliver on all three.

“The cannabis industry is all about collaboration, execution and getting business done. Although we can accomplish a lot through Zoom, nothing beats face-to-face interactions. We’re excited to reconnect with our peers and other stakeholders at the world’s largest gathering of cannabis professionals. It will be great to be together,” said Bailey. 

Come Together: MJBiz Connections & Cocktails

10/21/2021 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Libertine Social

Hosted by TEKLYNX International, Brytemap, Tetragram, Mindbuzz, and Cannabis Science Conference. 

Click here to register for this free, happy hour event filled with delicious drinks, good food, great conversations, and new friends. 

Golden Bong Awards

Photo courtesy of the Golden Bong Awards.

10/21/2021 Doors open at 7:00 p.m. at The Hard Rock Cafe on Las Vegas Blvd. 

Hosted by Adam Ill (@highesthostadamill) 

Presentation night of the highly sought after 2021 Golden Bong Awards is almost here and registration is now open. Visit here to nominate impressive cannabis contenders you feel have been challenging the status quo and are worthy of a golden trophy. Categories to vote relate to many aspects of the industry, from best cannabis influencer to best budtender. Who do you think will win? Find out in Las Vegas! Learn more information about the event on their instagram, @goldenbongaward. 

The Blues Brothers Benefit Concert

10/21/2021 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at The House of Blues at Mandalay Bay 

Performance by The Blues Brothers in support of the Last Prisoner Project. 

Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi are reprising their roles as the iconic Blues Brothers duo in support of the Last Prisoner Project. The legendary band will be raising money for the LPP to fight criminal injustice. 

“The Blues Brothers. At The House of Blues. In Las Vegas. MJ Unpacked. To raise money for the Last Prisoner Project. Come on!” said Jim Belushi. “It’s our combined efforts that will lead to the release of all non-violent cannabis prisoners.”

The concert will be performed exclusively to registered MJUnpacked attendees. Interested Blues Brothers fans can register through the MJUnpacked site here. Tickets are $150.00 each and all net proceeds will benefit the Last Prisoner Project. Space is limited, therefore the tickets are limited to two per registrant. 

MJ Unpacked

10/21 – 10/22/2021 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at The South Seas Convention Center at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino

MJ Unpacked is a separate, first-of-its-kind CPG trade event, which will make its premiere this October in Las Vegas.

This event will prioritize cannabis retailers and THC CPG brands and investors with unique opportunities to connect, spark conversation, and collaborate. 

In order to ensure more possibilities for permanent and fulfilling connections, attendance is exclusive to cannabis retail and brand executives with the title manager and above, as well as accredited investors.

Attendees will have the chance to view exciting new products, see over 100 THC CPG brands, enjoy exclusive mixers, experience a fireside chat with Jim Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, and more. 

Interested guests can register here. Attendees must select a registration type: licensed cannabis operator, accredited investor, exhibitor, or press.

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