Speaking Engagements

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Prior Speaking Engagements

  • 41st Annual Telluride Mushroom Festival AUGUST 21, 2021 Sean will review the legal landscape and ballot initiatives happening this year primarily around psilocybin.
  • Sana Symposium SEPTEMBER 17, 2021 Legal Risks of Licensed Therapists Engaging in Psychedelic Assisted Therapy Learn More
  • CU Entrepreneurial EventJUNE 11, 2021 The Many Roles and Value of General Counsel Learn More
  • Sacred Plants in the Americas II APRIL 24, 2021The Right to Drink Ayahuasca in America: Current Status & What’s next Learn More
  • Psychedelic Medicine Association: Discussing legal issues with psychedelic assisted therapies SEPTEMBER 29, 2020
  • Annual Colorado Litigators Summit SEPTEMBER 5, 2020Discussing unique challenges in cannabis and hemp litigation
  • Telluride Mushroom Festival AUGUST 13, 2020 | TELLURIDE, COPsychedelic Decriminalization Efforts and Prospects for Future Reform Learn More
  • Cannabis Entrepreneurship Short Course: The State and Trajectory of Federal Legalization Efforts in the Wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic JUNE 15, 2020Learn More
  • Becoming Whole- Psychedelic Medicine and the Future of Transformational Wellness MAY 2, 2020 | BOULDER, COOverview of Psychedelic Decriminalization and Legalization Efforts in 2020
  • Psychedelic Liberty Summit APRIL 25, 2020 | SAN FRANCISCO, CADenver Psilocybin Initiative: Update on Implementation and Implication for Future Psychedelic Decriminalization Learn More
  • Psychedelics Science 2020 Webinar SeriesAPRIL 23, 2020 | WEBINAR Decriminalizing Psychedelics Learn More
  • CoreNet Global APRIL 20, 2020 | DENVER, COThe Future of Cannabis
  • Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo SEPTEMBER 25, 2019 | LOS ANGELES, CAThe Status of Hemp CBD Under Federal and California Laws and Regulations: “To Infuse or Not to Infuse (with Hemp CBD), that is the question.” Learn More
  • Colorado Society of Public Accountants Marijuana Business Symposium AUGUST 15, 2019 | DENVER, COFinancing and raising money in the cannabis industry. Learn More
  • IC3 The Third Institutional Capital & Cannabis Conference (West)MAY 9, 2019 | LOS ANGELES, CA Discussing the overview of cannabis business opportunities and the regulatory environment around the US, May 9th and 10th. Learn More
  • Cannabis Private Investment Summit 2019 MAY 1, 2019 | BEVERLY HILLS, CA Discussing overview of cannabis business opportunities and the regulatory environment around the US. Learn More
  • 2019 Cannabis Symposium FEBRUARY 13, 2019 | DENVER, CO Sean spoke on how cannabis companies can raise money without relying on banks. Learn More
  • 2019 Arizona Psychedelics Conference FEBRUARY 9, 2019 | TEMPE, AZ Psychoactive Plant –Fungus-Toad Medicines and the Law Learn More
  • 2018 State of Cannabis Conference SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 | LONG BEACH, CA Sean McAllister, Kresimir Peharda, and Navid Brewster will be presenting a workshop at the State of Cannabis Conference in Long Beach, CA on September 25, 2018. The workshop will focus on “Attracting Investment to Your Cannabis Business.” For more information, Learn More
  • NCIA Cannabis Business Summit & Expo JULY 27, 2018 | SAN JOSE, CA Speaking at the “Stop, Drop, and Do Your Due Diligence: Preparedness for Engaging with Investors and Partners”. Learn More
  • National Cannabis Bar Association – Cannabis Business Summit JULY 25, 2018 | SAN JOSE, CA Ethics – Competency: Legal Knowledge and Preparation: This special credit (one hour) ethics panel will consider the how to determine whether a lawyer has the requisite knowledge and skill to address a particular issue or opportunity in the cannabis industry. Applicable factors include the relative complexity and specialized nature of the matter, the lawyer’s general experience, the lawyer’s experience in the cannabis industry, the preparation the lawyer is able to give the matter, and whether it is feasible to refer the matter to, or associate or consult with, a lawyer of established competence in the cannabis field. Learn More
  • 2018 National Cannabis Bar Association Conference JUNE 28, 2018 Insurance issues in the cannabis area and risks of the industry including products liability, recalls, and pesticide issues. The event was hosted by the National Cannabis Bar Association and Sean was joined by attorney Jason Horst. Learn More
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Annual Conference MAY 3, 2018 | SAN DIEGO, CASpeaking on product liability issues related to cannabis. Learn More
  • NCIA Seed to Sale Show FEBRUARY 7, 2018 | DENVER, COSpoke on a panel “Better Safe Than Sued”. Learn More
  • California Roadshow DECEMBER 4, 2017 | SAN FRANCISCO, CA”Golden State of Mind” – Legal and Accounting Tips for the New California Marijuana Regulations and Market.
  • cLab Best Practices in Business OCTOBER 19, 2017 | HOLLYWOOD, CAThe Transition to Regulation in Los Angeles and California Starting in 2018″, October 19, 2017 at the historic Grauman Chinese Theater in Hollywood, CA Learn More
  • Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 | LOS ANGELES, CAOpen a Cannabis Business Workshop at Clover Leaf University – Sean discussed legal issues around opening a marijuana business in California at the event. Learn More
  • NCIA Cannabis Business Summit JUNE 14, 2017 | OAKLAND, CASpeaking on “Let’s Make a Deal! Business Relationships and Contract Best Practices.” Learn More
  • NORML Aspen Legal Seminar JUNE 1, 2017 | ASPEN, CO Learn More
  • The Business of Cannabis – Legal Forum Know & Grow APRIL 27, 2017 | LOS ANGELES, CA Learn More
  • Electric Utility Consultants, Inc. Conference, The Cannabis Industry Energy Challenge APRIL 11, 2017 | SAN FRANCISCO, CA Speaking on the marijuana industry’s energy needs and challenges in dealing with energy companies. Learn More
  • Federal Bar Association, Civil Rights Division APRIL 7, 2017 | NEW ORLEANS, LA Speaking on civil rights law overlaps with the marijuana industry.
  • MEDICOLEGAL Aspects of Marijuana In Criminal Law, Civil Regulations, and Forensic Science DECEMBER 4, 2016 Presenting on Business Regulation and the Enforcement Process for Colorado Marijuana Law.
  • Colorado Bar Association, Employment Law CLENOVEMBER 10, 2016 Speaking on employment law issues in marijuana companies.
  • Challenges & Opportunities of Owning & Operating a Marijuana Business DECEMBER 2, 2015 | DENVER, COSean spoke at the Colorado Marijuana Industry Legal and Accounting Advice and Compliance live CLE Seminar.
  • Marijuana Business Daily Conference NOVEMBER 11, 2015 | LAS VEGAS, NV Presenting on pesticide regulations in the marijuana industry.
  • Colorado Marijuana Industry – Legal, Accounting, Advice and Compliance Conference NOVEMBER 5, 2015 | DENVER, CO Co-sponsored by the Colorado/Wyoming Chapter of NACVA (The National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts) and the Colorado Bar Association Cannabis Law Committee, presenting on Legal and Accounting Advice and Compliance.
  • National Cannabis Summit OCTOBER 13, 2015
  • Cannabis Creative Conference JULY 29, 2015 | PORTLAND, OR Presented on celebrity endorsements of marijuana.
  • National Cannabis Industry Association, Cannabis Business Summit JUNE 29, 2015 | DENVER, CO Presented on Real estate issues in marijuana.
  • High Times Cannabis Cup APRIL 18, 2015 | DENVER, CO Presented on the future of marijuana legalization.
  • NORML Legal Seminar, spring 2015 APRIL 1, 2015 | ASPEN, CO Presented on regulatory compliance in marijuana law.
  • Drug Policy Alliance SEPTEMBER 25, 2013 | LOS ANGELES, CA Presented on DUID-Marijuana laws.
  • Students for Sensible Drug Policy MARCH 23, 2012 | DENVER, CO Presented on criminal justice issues and marijuana
  • Lions and Rotary Club JANUARY 2, 2012 | DENVER, CO Presenting on the legalization of marijuana under Amendment 64.
  • Drug Policy Alliance NOVEMBER 2, 2011 | LOS ANGELES, CA Presented on the future of legalization.
  • Cannabis Business Alliance, Casselman’s Marijuana Forums JANUARY 3, 2011 | DENVER, CO Numerous presentations on the rollout of marijuana legalization in CO.
  • Denver 420 RallyAPRIL 20, 2010 | DENVER, CO Spoke on marijuana legalization 2010-2012.
  • CLE International “Medical Marijuana Conference”FEBRUARY 1, 2010 | DENVER, COPresented on regulatory framework of medical marijuana.
  • Marijuana Legalization Testimony JANUARY 1, 2010 | COLORADO & HAWAII Testimony in front of the Colorado and Hawaiian legislatures on marijuana legalization, 2010-2014.