Speakers and Panelists
All presentations will take place on the Expo stage. The Expo is open from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. On Thursday the Expo will close at 6 p.m.
Arjan is the founder of Green House Seed Company and coffeeshops and is widely regarded as a leader on the Dutch coffeeshop scene. He will be host a lecture on Wednesday at 3 p.m.
Emily Aryn is Miss High Times 2012 from Lansing, MI. She will appear and sign magazines at the Expo on Tuesday at 4:20 p.m.
David Bienenstock is the West Coast editor of High Times and the author of The High Times Potsmoker’s Handbook. He will host a discussion on Wednesday at 4:20 p.m.
Bobby Black is senior editor of High Times and writes his “Almost Infamous” column monthly. He is founder of the Miss HIGH TIMES contest. He speaks on Tuesday at 4:20 p.m.
Wernard Bruining opened Mellow Yellow in 1973, the first coffeeshop in Amsterdam. He introduced sinsemilla cultivation in the Netherlands in 1980 and started the first Dutch seed company, Lowlands Seed Co, in 1981. His shop, Positronics (1985-1997), was the first grow shop in Europe. He is speaking on Sunday at 3 p.m. and will receive the Dutch Masters Award at the Cannabis Cup Awards ceremony on Thursday at the Melkweg.
Bubbleman is a Canadian entrepreneur who spreads the word globally on the art of water extraction, the technique of isolating the glandular trichome head into a final product. He is speaking on Monday at 4:20 p.m.
Robert Connell Clarke is a noted, international cannabis expert the author of Hashish. Cannabis: Evolution and Ethnobotany, which he co-wrote in production at University of California Press, which presents a new taxonomy for cannabis, will be released next summer.
Danny Danko is senior cultivation editor of High Times. He is the author of The Official High Times Field Guide to Marijuana Strains and hosts his popular podcast Free Weed. His seminars are on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.
Don and Aaron founded DNA Genetics in Amsterdam and have won over 50 awards from prestigious cannabis events in several countries. Their presentation will be on Tuesday at 5 p.m.
Adam Dunn is the founder and main breeder of T.H.Seeds, which also opened the first hemp store in Europe. Adam currently breeds strains for Colorado patients. He speaks on Thursday at 3 p.m.
Elise McDonough is the author of The High Times Cannabis Cookbook and has written extensively about cannabis on the West Coast. She speaks on Wednesday at 5 p.m.
Mila is the founder and president of The Pollinator Company and has won numerous prizes for business achievements. She owns the Hemp Hotel in Amsterdam. She will be speaking on Thursday at 1:30 p.m.
Remo, the “Urban Grower,” has been growing medical grade cannabis for over 10 years and has established himself as a significant figures in the medical marijuana industry. Remo began producing Urban Grower webisodes on YouTube in 2006, and has since received over 21 million total views worldwide.
Nol van Schaik is the founder and owner of the Willie Wortel coffeeshops in Haarlem. He opened the first coffeeshop in Stockport, UK in 2001. He is the author of The Dutch Experience, which covers 30 years of coffeeshop history. He is speaking on Monday at 3 p.m. and will receive the Dutch Masters Award at the Cannabis Cup Awards ceremony on Thursday at the Melkweg.
Soma is the founder of Soma Seeds. He has spiritually dedicated himself to the cannabis plant and has studied every aspect of the cannabis phenomenon. He will be speaking on Tuesday at 3 p.m.
Swerve is the owner and star breeder of Cali Connection, which prides itself on providing top California genetics to the world. His seminar is Monday at 1:30 p.m.
Mason Tvert is 2012 High Times Freedom Fighter of the Year. He is co-founder and executive director of Safer Alternative For Enjoyable Recreation (SAFER) and a coauthor of Marijuana is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People To Drink? He coordinated the successful ballot initiatives in Denver in 2005 and 2007, which removed all penalties for adult marijuana possession and designated marijuana possession as the city’s lowest law enforcement priority, respectively. He is speaking on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.