Frequently Asked Questions

February 7–8, 2018
Denver, CO

Have Questions About S2S2018?

We have answers.


S2S2018 will take place from February 7-8, 2018 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO. 

The projected attendance for S2S2018 is 3,000+ cannabis industry professionals, with 85% having purchasing power or decision-making authority. Read more about who attends S2S2018.

The expo hall will be open from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM PST on Wednesday, February 7th and from 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM PST on Thursday, February 8th. View more about our expo hall.

The keynote speaker will be announced very soon. Check back on the keynote speaker page for more details.

Pass Descriptions and Registration

  • Access to all keynote and breakout sessions of February 7-8, 2018
  • Customize your event experience by hopping between themed tracks to attend the sessions most relevant to you
  • Breakfast, lunch and networking reception access
  • Access to all available speaker slides and MP3s on-demand post-conference 
  • Access to all keynote and breakout sessions of February 7-8, 2018
  • Customize your event experience by hopping between themed tracks to attend the sessions most relevant to you
  • Breakfast, lunch and networking reception access
  • Access to all available speaker slides and MP3s on-demand post-conference 
  • Access to more than 40,000 square feet of expo floor and more than 150 exhibitors
  • Breakfast, lunch and networking reception access on the expo floor
  • Access to all available speaker slides and MP3s on-demand post-conference

Yes. The more the merrier. We have group discounts available depending on how many team members you plan on sending. Contact Luke at [email protected] for more information.

No, discount codes do not apply to all products. Registration discounts apply only to the "Conference & Expo Pass" full ticket.

Yes. You may transfer your registration to your lucky colleague. Be sure to give us as much notice as possible, otherwise they’ll be wondering why their name badge has your name on it.

You should receive a confirmation receipt from [email protected] immediately after your transaction is completed. If you do not see the email in your inbox then please be sure to check your spam folder in case it got flagged as spam.

Yes. Not all sessions prepare PowerPoint presentations but for those that do, we be emailing a link to you during the event so you can download the presentations slides in a PDF format. Don’t worry, we have several staff on-site that can answer any questions about any problems accessing conference materials online.

Hotel and Travel

Seed to Sale Show 2018 will be held at the Colorado Convention Center located at 700 14th Street, Denver, CO 80202.

The Colorado Convention Center is located within easy walking distance of over 8,700 hotel rooms, 300 restaurants, 9 theaters of the Denver Performing Arts Complex and a wide variety of shopping and retail outlets.

The official hotel of Seed to Sale Show 2018 is the Crowne Plaza Denver. 

A block of rooms has been reserved at a discounted rate of $149/night for reservations made before January 1, 2018. Be sure to reference "NCIA Seed to Sale Show" or "GSMI" at time of reservation.

After this date, the hotel may no longer honor the discounted rate. Reservations are made on a first come, first serve basis. Call (303) 573-1450 to reserve or click here.


Crowne Plaza Denver

1450 Glenarm Place

Denver, CO 80202

Phone: (303) 573-1450

Rate:  $149/night

You may find directions to the Colorado Convention Center here.

Parking in Downtown Denver has never been easier! The Colorado Convention Center provides access to a 1,000 space onsite covered parking garage. The garage is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ALL visitors and guests attending ANY event or business in the downtown area. Click here for parking rates & more information.


Please contact [email protected] to discuss pricing for expo space and sponsorships.

All available space on our expo floor may be viewed on our virtual Floor Plan.

You may get more information about exhibiting at Seed to Sale Show here or by reaching out to James Cross, Exhibit Floor Manager, at [email protected]

  1. NCIA events have the highest concentration of legitimate buyers and sellers over any other industry trade show
  2. Over 70% of our attendees have decision-making power, with the remaining 30% having influence over the decision-making process
  3. Have your company represented among the most successful and well-known companies in the industry
  4. Meet with attendees across all areas of the industry, including cultivation, extraction, science laboratories, infused product manufacturers, retail, and many more
  5. Join forces with the only national industry association representing YOUR business needs and advocating for cannabis reform at the federal level

For the past five NCIA conferences, exhibit floor space has sold out about 1-2 months in advance of the event date. We recommend securing your booth at least two months in advance. Please contact [email protected].

NCIA Membership

NCIA is the only national trade association advancing the interests of the legitimate and responsible cannabis industry. NCIA is leading the campaign to ensure our businesses are treated fairly under federal law. Below is an overview of NCIA member benefits. To learn more about membership, please visit NCIA's website.

Business intelligence

NCIA members receive exclusive free access to real-time consumer market data through the GreenEdge online portal, brought to members in partnership with BDS Analytics. The portal provides NCIA members with standardized measures of industry sales performance and growth from the four most developed adult retail marijuana markets: California, Colorado, Washington, and Oregon (more states to come!).


NCIA members stand out in a rapidly growing industry because they are recognized as responsible businesses that have agreed to a basic code of ethics and are invested in the future of the cannabis industry through their support for NCIA’s work. Members are listed in our online membership directory (with higher level members getting prefered placement), which is a go-to resource for industry leaders. Members also receive a digital “member badge” for their website as well as a sticker and certificate to hang in their facility.

Speaking opportunities and Expert Calling Network

NCIA members may apply to present at any of the association’s national conferences or Quarterly Cannabis Caucuses. Members may also apply to participate in NCIA’s Expert Calling Network, which allows members to list themselves online and be paid by the hour for consulting calls. NCIA members looking to access experts in the network receive a discount on call fees.

Discounts and exclusive services

NCIA members are eligible for exclusive discounts on products and services within the association’s network. Many members report covering 100% of their membership dues or even a net-savings by joining NCIA and taking advantage of member discounts.


  • All NCIA members have placement in our membership directory on our website. Sponsoring and Sustaining members get their logo instead of just the name.
  • Member News Submission Form for press releases and company news.
  • Member Blog Posts, to be featured on our site and in our newsletter.
  • Free/discounted registration to our ever-growing list of events.
  • NCIA Committees including Infused Products, Legal & Banking, Marketing & Advertising, and more!

Networking Events

NCIA Members enjoy free and discounted registration to our ever-growing list of events, including our Quarterly Cannabis Caucus series. These Caucuses are held in the cannabis industry’s eight most active regions, on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the first month of each quarter. 

To learn more about how to become an NCIA member, please visit NCIA's Website or contact Membership Manager, Jon Dinh at [email protected].


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