Save-the-Date: Industrial Hemp Summit on February 22-23, 2021
"The quality of the event, the information shared, and the people in attendance were incredible."
- National Law Review ( regarding the 2019 Industrial Hemp Summit )
The industrial hemp summit would like to once again thank your 2020 sponsors.
If your busness would like information about being a sponsor in 2021, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Industrial Hemp Summit is a multi-stakeholder collaboration focused on building the industrial hemp industry in America. Entering our 4th year, a specific focus of the summit will be building the supply chain and market making for industrial hemp food, fiber and flower. The summit will highlight innovation that is currently happening in the industry, as well as explore what resources and infrastructure are needed to move the industry forward.
The 2021 summit will be another two day event that offers attendees a unique experience because it is the only business-to-business event that takes place in a research facility that is actively involved in the hemp industry. In addition to the summit, IALR’s work includes hemp testing services, hemp research, hemp programming and events, and hemp instructions videos. (See https://www.ialr.org/hemp/)
The team putting on the event is unique in that it is a Virginia – North Carolina collaboration that includes the executive director of IALR as well as the board chair and executive director of the North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association. (see https://www.ncindhemp.org/)
The 2020 summit sold out for the third consecutive year with 400 attendees from 25 states and featured Bill Richmond, Chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Domestic Hemp Production Program. The 2021 summit is expected to once again sell out and interested attendees are encouraged to register no later than January 2021. Early bird registration will begin August 22, 2021.
The Industrial Hemp Summit is the only B2B hemp event that is held in a science institute that is actually doing research on the plant. Building the U.S. Industrial Hemp Industry is like putting together a 5,000-piece puzzle blindfolded and with the pieces constantly shifting. It is imperative that we collaborate in a professional and transparent manner to create a sustainable industry. The Industrial Hemp Summit is designed to bring people together that likely would not otherwise meet to create quantum conversations, connections and business opportunities. In this third annual Industrial Hemp Summit, our focus will be cutting edge Technology, Business and Science that is taking the U.S. Industrial Hemp Industry to the next level.
Day 1 will feature a full agenda from approximately 8:00AM to 5:00 PM. The agenda will be posted fall 2021.
Day 2 will feature an agenda from approximately 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The agenda will be posted fall 2021.
A call for speakers will be posted August 2020.
The closest airports to Danville, Virginia are Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina (RDU) and Greensboro, North Carolina (GSO).
Tours of IALR's hemp testing, polymer and biology labs will be available Monday & Tuesday. Details will be made available.