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Monday, August 5


Opening Remarks
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Julie Keller Callaghan

Editor-in-Chief & Publisher, American Spa

Monday August 5, 2019 8:45am - 9:00am
Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center


CBD 101: The Wellness Professional's Guide to CBD
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Sally Fisher, M.D.

Wellness Workshop Leader and Guest Consultant, Sunrise Springs Spa Resort
Sally Fisher, MD graduated from Yale University and the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, with advanced education and training at Mt Sinai School of Medicine in New York.  She is board certified in the areas of Preventive Medicine, Integrative and Holistic Medicine, and... Read More →

Monday August 5, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am
Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center


Budding Into Wellness: Impact of the CBD Trend and the Influence It Has on the Wellness Industry From CBD Wellness Experts
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Joanna Roche

Executive Director, Green Spa Network
Joanna Roche is the Executive Director of GSN Planet, a nonprofit trade association serving the spa, hospitality and wellness communities in support of a sustainable future.  With more than 25 years of experience in executive management, marketing and spa operations, Joanna is a... Read More →

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Matt Walsh

Founder, Splish CBD Network
Matt Walsh is a 16-year veteran of the spa, salon and wellness industries having built and developed his own spas, consulted with others who opened spas and salons and has been director of spa for such brands as Vail Resorts, Rock Resorts and The Ritz-Carlton. Matt has been a guest... Read More →
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Anthoni Dippoli

Senior Manager, Partnerships & Events, Chillhouse
Anthoni Dippoli, who grew up in Philadelphia, PA, is a 25-year-old entrepreneur based in New York City. Anthoni is the Head of Partnerships at Chillhouse, a destination for modern self-care, featuring a wellness cafe, nail salon, and spa located in downtown Manhattan. Anthoni studied... Read More →
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Marie Parodi

Spa Director, JW Marriot Chicago
As Director of Spa & Wellness of Spa at JW Chicago, Marie Parodi oversees all aspects of the 20,000-square-foot spa and fitness center, including operations, sales and marketing. Bringing more than 15 years of experience to her role, Marie Parodi joined the JW Marriott Chicago team... Read More →

Monday August 5, 2019 9:30am - 10:15am
Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center


Important Legal Considerations for Incorporating CBD Into Your Wellness Facility
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Chelsie Spencer

Attorney, Ritter Spencer PLLC
Chelsie Spencer’s practice focuses on transactional and litigation work in intellectual property and complex commercial. Chelsie has secured registration of numerous federal trademarks and copyrights for her clients. She has negotiated and drafted trademark and copyright licensing... Read More →

Monday August 5, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center



Panel: Why It Works: Simplify the Science of CBD and All Other Cannabinoids
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Kim Collier, HHP, MST

Cannabis Wellness, Product Testing & Experiential Education, Collier Concepts
Kim Collier is a holistic health practitioner, trendsetter and spa industry innovator.Committed to global wellness initiatives, she is an international spa experience planner, spa therapy instructor and herbal product aficionado. Kim's science based classes and experiential education... Read More →

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Stacy Shymansky

Founder, Medicine Women
Stacy J. Shymansky has been working in the Cannabis Industry for over 25 years, and is theFounder and CEO of Medicine Woman Consulting. Established in 2005, Medicine Women is anintegrative health care company that combines cutting-edge alternative healing therapies withpowerful new... Read More →
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Jeffrey Chen

Executive Director, UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative
Dr. Jeff Chen MD/MBA is a physician, researcher, and entrepreneur accelerating research and education regarding the cannabis plant.  He is the Founder and Executive Director of the UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative, one of the first university programs in the world dedicated to the study of cannabis.  Dr. Chen has spoken on the topic of cannabis at venues ranging from the RAND Corporation and Senator Feinstein’s Office to the Yale School of Management and the Royal Palace of the Kingdom of B... Read More →
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Peter Grinspoon, M.D.

Primary Care Doctor, Harvard Health
Peter Grinspoon, M.D. is a primary care physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. He is a board member of the advocacy group Doctors For Cannabis Regulation. He spent two years as an Associate Director of the Massachusetts Physician Health... Read More →

Monday August 5, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center


Panel: The Benefit for You: A Closer Look at the Costs and Benefits of CBD for Spas and Wellness Centers
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Ginny Tousignant

Owner, Blooming Moon Spa Wellness Spa – Portland, OR
Ginny Tousignant opened Blooming Moon Wellness Spa in Portland, Oregon, over 10 years ago. She started small with a passion for natural, non-toxic, high-quality skincare and excellent customer service. Today, Blooming Moon is a thriving wellness spa, thanks to this continued philosophy... Read More →
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Angie Brown

Spa Director, Allegria Spa, Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa
Angie Brown has over 20 years of experience in the spa management industry and is currently the Spa Director at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek. Previous to that she was the Spa Director at Bloom Spa at the Sebastian Vail, Cosmetology Director for Vail Dermatology, Area Spa Director for... Read More →
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Deisy Suarez

Founder and Operator, Desuar Spa
Founder and Operator of Desuar Spa a day spa in Los Angeles. A licensed Esthetician & Certified Massage Therapist, Make-Up Artist, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Graduated from University of California Irvine Continuing Education Division, certified in Spa and Hospitality Management... Read More →
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Sharon Holtz

Senior Director of Spa and Wellness,, Terranea Resort - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Sharon Holtz serves as Senior Director of Spa and Wellness for Terranea Resort, overseeing all aspects of The Spa at Terranea, a full-service award-winning, 50,000 sq. ft. oasis set amid sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island.With more than 20 years of experience in the spa and wellness industry, Holtz provides a wealth of expertise on ways to create harmony and balance. Prior to joining... Read More →

Monday August 5, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center


CBD E-Commerce: Best Practices for Billing and Payments for CBD Products and Services
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Matthew Karnes, CPA

Greenwave Advisors, Founder
Matthew (Matt) Karnes has over 25 years of diverse finance and accounting experience. Prior to founding GreenWave Advisors LLC, Matt worked in equity research focusing on the Radio Broadcasting and Cable Television industries for First Union Securities. Matt also covered Satellite... Read More →

Monday August 5, 2019 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center
Tuesday, August 6


Full Spectrum vs Isolate: The Difference and Why it Matters for Your Treatment Room
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Dani Fontaine-Billings

Founder, Natures Root
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Janet Schriever

Founder, Code of Harmony
Janet Schriever is the Founder, formulator, and creator of the Code of Harmony product line, a California licensed Esthetician, and a member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists. Since 2016, her products have garnered a following amongst skincare enthusiasts and Estheticians as a trusted... Read More →

Tuesday August 6, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center


CBD Legislation and its Impact on the Wellness Industry
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Jeffrey Lake

Co-Founder, President, and General Counsel, Elemental Processing, LLC
In May of 2017 Jeff co-founded Elemental Processing, LLC, one of the nation’s largest CBD production companies. Jeff’s duties as President and General Counsel include creating and executing the company’s business strategies, overseeing the company’s day to day operations and... Read More →

Tuesday August 6, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center


Future of CBD: Where Is CBD Going in the Next Years and How Can the Industry Prepare for the Next Steps?
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Michele Racioppi

Director of Education CBD, Bloom Farms CBD
With over a decade of experience in the skincare and wellness industry, Michele Racioppi is poised to forge a new path of uncompromising education and training standards for the burgeoning CBD industry. The goal of her efforts is to provide sound, reliable information to retailers... Read More →
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Lynn Honderd

CEO, Mary’s Brands
Lynn Honderd is founder and CEO of Mary’s Brands™. Lynn’s expertise in financial services and business development has proven invaluable in the quickly evolving cannabis and hemp industries. With her strong acumen for managing complex business operations, Lynn has helped position... Read More →
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Gaye Steinke

Vice President, Spa and Wellness, East West Hospitality
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Jordan Helene Person

Founder, LMT, LPN, Primal Therapeutics – Denver, CO
After her own health journey led her to cannabis plant medicine via a cross country move to Colorado, Jordan used CBD and THC to change her life. A licensed nurse and massage therapist, Jordan is the founder of two wellness based companies. Primal Therapeutics, Cannabis Massage and... Read More →
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William Kleidon

Founder and CEO, Ojai Energetics – Ojai, CA
Will Kleidon is an award-winning pioneer and futurist of the Cannabis industry. He is known for cracking the CBD code by creating the most effective and clean CBD rich hemp products on the planet.Featured in Cheddar, Forbes, Money, Entrepreneur, LA Times and a regular keynote of the... Read More →

Tuesday August 6, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center