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New West Summit: The Cannabis Tech Conference 2018

New West Summit is the first conference to focus exclusively on the game-changing, disruptive developments in technology, science, media and investment within the Cannabis space. With over 100 Exhibitors, 50 Panels, 150 Speakers, an Investment Symposium, Career Fair and more, we bring together the best and the brightest international entrepreneurs, thought leaders, top-level investors, innovative brand developers and creators to look at what’s next.

New West Summit launched into the cannabis industry in November 2015 by Jim McAlpine and successfully brought back the annual conference year after year.

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This year’s event

Keynote Speaker Lineup

Meet a few of the keynote speakers:

TRAVIS RICE, Professional Snowboarder

Travis is arguably the worlds greatest snowboarder. With a creative approach to his career, Travis has moved beyond his contest accomplishments (the list is long) in favor of exploring some of the worlds most remote and adventurous locations. His pursuit of awesome nature and all its challenges has allowed him the recognition of today’s most accomplished seeker. Also a world-class Sailor Travis is more than a snowboarder.

Steve DeAngelo, Arcview Group

Steve DeAngelo has been a Keynote of New West Summit since he made opening remarks at our first event in 2014. Always inspiring with his words DeAngelo has a new message this year. WE’RE COMING! With over a four-decade career as a cannabis activist, advocate, entrepreneur, and educator. Steve has founded many successful socially responsible ventures including HARBORSIDE HEALTH CENTER, Steep Hill Labs and is Co-founder & President of the ARCVIEW GROUP.

Ricki Lake, The Ricki Lake Show & Producer “Weed The People”

Join Producer Ricki Lake, Director Abby Epstein & Mara Gordon for a talk about the film “WEED THE PEOPLE”.  Through the emotional stories of children fighting cancer, the film, Weed The People, educates mainstream audiences about medical cannabis as a human rights issue. We will show a “sneak peek” of the film and have partnered with Mill Valley Film Festival in promoting the full screening in Mill Valley following their New West Summitappearance.


  • Berner – Rapper and founder of “Cookies”
  • Eric Rachmany – Lead Singer of Rebelution
  • Ricki Lake – The Ricki Lake Show & Producer “Weed The People”
  • Krishna Andalou – VICE Media
  • George Zimmer – Founder of Men’s Warehouse
  • Ted Chung – Snoop Dogg’s business partner/ Founder of Merry Jane & Casa Verde
  • Ed Rosenthal – High Times & Legend
  • Steve DeAngelo – Harborside
  • Dave Morin – Slow Ventures
  • Mike Harden – Big Rock Capital
  • Frank Shamrock – UFC Champion

New West Connect

Presented by New West CONNECT, Big Rock, ExCapsa Capital & 49 North
New West CONNECT & Big Rock Partners will be hosting a high net worth investor dinner on Weds, Oct. 10th. Only 85 spots for investors with a net worth of at least $5M+. 5 star chefs, epicurean delight, world class wine, infused options and top shelf cannabis sampling. 6 companies will be presenting. Invite only.

You can apply for an investor invitation or info on presenting by emailing jim@newwestsummit.com.

Events during New West Summit

We’re excited to announce an impressive line of parties & entertainment. There are only a limited amount of public tickets available for the VIP Party. Food, hosted bar, DJ G-Roy and many surprises to be announced! CLICK HERE for tickets! HOSTED BY BAS Research and Potnt.

Before the exclusive first-ever New West Investor Dinner at Uma Casa in SF, Big Rock Partners will host an exclusive VIP cocktail and horderves party at their newly renovated offices on Page Street in downtown SF. This party is for high net worth accredited investors only. For requests for an invite please email jim@newwestsummit.com

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2016 New West Summit

2015 New West Summit Interview with Cy Scott of Headset

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