February 14, 2018


Contact: Mark Gignac

Blake Butler is the founder of HempX and the festival HempXAsheville. He has been involved in the political, business, and activist side of industrial hemp industry in the South since 2014. After drawing over 1500 attendees for the inaugural HempX Asheville in 2015, Blake has proceeded to organize hemp focused educational events in North Carolina and Kentucky. Last year, he planted two acres of hemp in Western NC with farming partners Franny and Jeff Tacy. Blake currently serves on the board of Growing Warriors and is a partner in Adapt Public Relations in Asheville, NC.


The Conference Center at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research 150 Slayton Avenue, Danville VA 24540

Monday evening, February 26, 2018 - Networking Reception in the IALR Atrium

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 – Daylong Summit of Experts

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