The Ultimate List of 2021 Cannabis, CBD, Hemp and Psychedelic Conferences and Expos

Virtual conferences, a new way to network
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Which cannabis and psychedelic events are you headed to in the 2021 season?

It’s nearly time to put 2020 behind us and jump into the 2021 conference season. Whether you’re a seasoned cannabis trade show veteran waiting to get back to the expo floor or looking to attend a hemp convention or psychedelics conference for the first time, you’ve found the best list of psychedelic, cannabis, cbd and hemp trade shows.

What a year we’re putting behind us. Going from attending some of our favorite cannabis conventions to watching from quarantine as the majority of events were canceled or smartly shifted to a digital format was a sight to see. We love making connections and were really looking forward to attending the classics, like the MJBiz series, NCIA and the Benzinga Cannabis Capital conferences, plus meeting the new players at a few psychedelics trade shows, but in many ways this year off has been really beneficial. It’s given us the chance to reflect on the work we do in public relations, marketing and search engine optimization (SEO), the ways we give back (like our monthly mixer) and the amazing team we have that makes our culture and the work we do so phenomenal. The coronavirus has given all cannabis, hemp and CBD businesses the chance to step back and prepare to grow even stronger in 2021, and we know conferences are doing the same.

Out of necessity the virtual conference grew to be one of the lifesavers of 2020, and when the world moves beyond COVID-19 we expect to see digital networking continue into 2021 and beyond. As an all remote team, we understand the importance of location neutral events. Yet, we really can’t wait until it’s time to put on our most comfortable shoes and walk those miles of expo floors. So while you envision with us about the next show to attend, check out our list of virtual and in person events to aid in your future planning.

A quick note regarding COVID-19 – Please be sure to check out the official event websites for the most up-to-date information.

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Now drum roll please! It’s finally time for the complete list of psychedelic, cannabis, CBD and hemp conferences. First up will be the list of digital or all remote conferences. Following that list will be the highly anticipated in person events.

Virtual/Digital Cannabis Conferences and Networking Events 2021

NameCompanyDate
Cannabis Meets Healthcare Virtual ExpoCannaOne Nation1/26/2021
SXSWSXSW3/16/2021
Women Grow Strong Virtual ExpoCannaOne Nation3/25/2021
CannaGROW Harvest: Operations Virtual ExpoCannaOne Nation4/21/2021
Food+Beverage Cannavation Virtual ExpoCannaOne Nation5/19/2021
CannaOne BizCon+Awards Virtual ExpoCannaOne Nation6/17/2021
CannaVest EUROPE Virtual ExpoCannaOne Nation8/28/2021

In-Person Cannabis Conferences and Trade Shows 2021

NameLocationDate
Athens Cannabis ExpoAthens, Greece1/15/2021
Southern US Hemp GrowersTampa, FL1/17/2021
Future Cannabis Strategies EuropeLondon, UK1/27/2021
Asian Hemp Summit 2021 KathmanduKathmandu, Nepal1/29/2021
Indo ExpoDenver, CO1/30/2021
USA CBD ExpoVegas, NV2/5/2021
Cannabis Packaging SummitAnaheim, CA2/9/2021
2021 Cannabis Industrial Marketplace Oklahoma Summit & ExpoTulsa, OK2/10/2021
Alternative Investments Research & Due Diligence ForumLas Vegas, NV2/10/2021
SPAC ConferenceNew York, NY2/11/2021
CANNACON MidwestChicago, IL2/12/2021
Industrial Hemp SummitDanville, VA2/22/2021
Emerald ConferenceSan Diego, CA2/24/2021
IECSC NYNew York City, NY3/7/2021
Cannabis Industrial Marketplace Michigan Summit & ExpoBirch Run, MI3/18/2021
AAD Annual MeetingSan Francisco, CA3/19/2021
Global Pet ExpoOrlando, FL3/24/2021
NECANN BostonBoston, MA3/24/2021
CBD Expo MIDWESTChicago, IL3/26/2021
Cannacon MidwestDetroit, MI4/2/2021
SpannabisBarcelona, Spain4/23/2021
Canadians and Psychedelics Research ConferenceMontréal, Canada4/25/2021
Eastern US Hemp Conference and ExpoBuffalo, NY4/25/2021
Meet DelicLos Angeles, CA5/1/2021
Lucky Leaf Expo AustinAustin, TX5/14/2021
The Plastics Show / NPE 2021Orlando, FL5/17/2021
Catalyst 2021Calgary, Alberta5/21/2021
Lift & CoToronto, Canada5/27/2021
IECSC Las VegasLas Vegas, NV6/20/2021
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals Conference (HITEC)Dallas, TX6/21/2021
Lucky Leaf Expo DallasDallas, TX7/9/2021
Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers (AWFS) FairLas Vegas, NV7/20/2021
NCIA Cannabis Business Summit & Expo / CannaBiz SummitSan Francisco, CA8/3/2021
Midwest Cannabis Business ConferenceDetroit, MI8/25/2021
INSIGHT 2021Berlin, Germany9/9/2021
2021 ISPA Conference & ExpoAurora, CO9/20/2021

Creating the ultimate cannabis conference & psychedelics trade show guide

Before we jump into the list,  you may ask yourself, how did this become the best, most comprehensive list of conventions? Don’t worry, we get asked this a lot and we’re happy to share our methodology. We love cannabis networking and we love focusing on what we love. Simply put, we care so much about promoting the cannabis industry, which we helped to create through our advocacy efforts, that we dove deep into research to try and find every possible cannabis event out there. Well to be clear, we don’t include one-off events like stand alone networking events, the CBD events that your local yoga studio hosts or quick panels more for educational purposes. Our research focus has been to find any and all cannabis conferences, CBD trade shows and the newest sibling industry, psychedelics conventions, from your local regional events, to country specific and beyond around the globe.

The goal of this complete list of psychedelic, cannabis, CBD and hemp conferences, conventions, trade shows, expos and any other name they may go by is to ensure connections across the industry are made. If the event has booth space or an expo floor, in person or digital, you can be sure we’ve included it on the list. 

We do our best to update the list every month, as it seems like a new conference sprouts up as easily as the cannabis plant itself, so if you see an event you’re hosting is missing please reach out to info@nisonco.com and let us know. If we can be helpful in your conference-going experience whether it’s providing tips on attending shows, marketing yourself to be on the right panel or letting the media know about your event, do reach out to us or check out our conference resource page here.

If you’re looking for our previous conference lists you can find them linked below:

The Ultimate List Of 2020 Cannabis Conferences and Trade Shows

The Ultimate List Of 2019 Cannabis Conferences

Evan Nison is the founder and owner of NisonCo.