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Variety, value and vision are what you can expect at all ELEVATE events. Whether it's one of our monthly business- and career-nourishing networking events where you learn applicable skills to help you succeed in your cannabis career, a volunteer day with a local charitable organization, or an evening reception with a fun twist, you are sure to enjoy ELEVATE events. 

Upcoming events

Interested in speaking at an ELEVATE event? 

Complete our speaker application form and we'll be in touch if your proposal aligns with our mission to educate and empower professionals in the cannabis industry while doing good in our communities.

Apr 02, 2020

2nd annual Quarters night!

POSTPONED: Pioneer Valley Cannabis Industry Networing and Gaming at The Quarters

POSTPONED! New date to be announced as COVID-19 situation evolves.


 We're coming back to The Quarters in Hadley, MA to kick off April with networking and fun for the Pioneer Valley's cannabis community. Save the date, and stay tuned for more details!

Mar 26, 2020

Partner event with New England Real Estate Journal

POSTPONED: 2020 Cannabis in Commercial Real Estate Summit

POSTPONED! New date to be announced as COVID-19 situation evolves.


ELEVATE is proud to partner with the New England Real Estate Journal to present its 2020 Cannabis in Commercial Real Estate Summit. Through our partnership we are able to offer members and friends of ELEVATE a discount on tickets to this event which is sure to sell out as it has in the past! Click this link to access discounted tickets from ELEVATE or visit elevatediscount.eventbrite.com for up to $50 in savings!

Feb 20, 2020

3rd Annual CBD + Hemp Panel Event

What the Hemp?!?!

Is 2020 the year for hemp and CBD? It could be for some, but as our panel of CBD and hemp specialists will share at the 3rd annual What the Hemp event, there is still some work to be done with our legislators and among farmers, processors and retailers of hemp and hemp-derived CBD products. Click here to learn more about the event and get your tickets!




Thank you to our Hospitality Sponsor, HomeWorks Energy! Thanks also to our Community Sponsors, E&B Greenery and The Healing Rose Co. and to District Hall for hosting this event!

Jan 15, 2020

Save $20 with code ELEVATE2020

2020 Business of Cannabis Forum: The Region’s New Economic Engine Roars Forward

Use code ELEVATE2020 to save $20 off your tickets. (Members check your inbox for more savings!)


Kick off 2020 with an exceptional networking, education, and business development opportunity among the region’s leading cannabis industry business leaders, influencers and service providers! The second installment of the Worcester Business Journal’s cannabis summit features a roster of some of the most sought-after speakers representing the hemp, medical marijuana, adult-use, CBD, science, medical, advocacy and professional services arenas of the cannabis industry.

Attendees will leave with a fresh perspective on the latest economic data, business opportunities, and lingering obscurities and risks that remain for cannabis industry participants, whether as a licensee, ancillary service provider, or consumer.


Our first event sold out quickly, so don’t delay getting your tickets to this can’t miss event for the region’s cannabis industry participants and those exploring new opportunities for their business or skills.


Certified Economic Empowerment Applicants may attend this event at no cost. Contact kprosser@wbjournal.com with your EEA number to reserve your seat.

*This is a 21+ event. 

Nov 21, 2019

Understanding and navigating Massachusetts Economic Empowerment & Social Equity Program

Community Conversation Series Part 2: The Green Rush: Restorative Justice + Community Reinvestment Opportunities

The legalization of cannabis in Massachusetts means much more than access to the plant for those who want it: Legalization brings opportunities not just for the consumer, but for people from all types and levels of professional experience, regardless of their past with the plant. But for many hopeful industry participants and entrepreneurs, real financial and social capital barriers exist when it comes to business ownership in the Commonwealth’s legal cannabis industry.

Please join ELEVATE Northeast for a timely discussion with a panel of front-line cannabis industry specialists about the Social Equity and Economic Empowerment programs implemented by the Cannabis Control Commission to actively engage Blacks, Latinos, women, veterans, and other traditionally marginalized groups in meaningful participation as licensed business owners.

Event goals:

1. Facilitate an engaging and comprehensive review of training and business support opportunities available through Massachusetts' Adult-Use Marijuana Social Equity Program

2. Discuss and measure the Massachusetts cannabis equity program's outcomes

3. Provide action steps for attendees to support the Commonwealth's efforts to build sustainable pathways for individuals and businesses into the regulated cannabis industry

4. Educate the community of viable economic empowerment opportunities in the state with the largest concentrated number of approved adult-use cannabis license applications

Register today for this free event where you will learn valuable information and network with potential partners, investors, service providers and suppliers!


-Khadijah Tribble, Marijuana Policy Trust

-Devin Alexander, Massachusetts Cannabis Social Equity Applicant

-Dr. Marion McNabb, Cannabis Community Care Research Network (Social Equity Program Technical Assistance Vendor)

-Noni Goldman, Four Trees MA (Social Equity Program Technical Assistance Vendor)

Click here to review sponsor opportunities, and please contact team@elevatene.com with any questions!

Oct 23, 2019

Save $50 off tickets with ELEVATE

Burns & Levinson's 3rd Annual State of the Cannabis Industry Conference

The conference, which is hosted by Burns & Levinson LLP in association with CohnReznick and KushCo Holdings, will explore opportunities in the rapidly growing, multi-billion-dollar cannabis industry, and will provide critical insights into capital markets, investments, M&A and regulatory issues. There will be numerous panel discussions, breakout sessions and time for networking.

Use code ELEVATE to save $50 off your ticket!

Sep 16, 2019

ELEVATE is Official Nonprofit Partner of Boston Cannabis Week

Boston Cannabis Week

ELEVATE is excited to be a nonprofit partner of Boston Cannabs Week! See the full even schedule here.


Don't miss the Conscious Consumer Educational Programming event!

Cara Crabb Burnham, the Elevate Dir of Education, has taken on the role of project manager for the educational programming for the first Conscious Consumer Educational Programming event. Elevate is also sponsoring a hole at the BCE Classic golf tournament Sept 19th in Methuen MA. Elevate is a non-profit partner with BCW and excited to attend and participate in the week's events. 

Golfer? ELEVATE will be there!

ELEVATE is also a proud sponsor of one of the holes at the BCW Classic at the Merrimack Valley Golf Club!

Aug 22, 2019

ELEVATE Community Conversation Series

Part 1: Cannabis and Me

Click here to access sponsor information


As legalization spreads across the country and marijuana businesses seek to open in our communities, everyday citizens not directly involved in politics or cannabis industry businesses are left with questions unanswered, and the long-standing stigma against the marijuana plant and the people who use and/or work with it remains, potentially limiting career and community impact opportunities. 

As a parent, grandparent, guardian, teacher or community leader in Massachusetts, now is the time to take a proactive approach to understanding the many benefits of marijuana and why more states, businesses and individuals are welcoming new regulations. Empowered with facts regarding the science and data around cannabis as a medicine, and the economic reasons so many businesses and individuals are jumping into the new legal industry today, you can elevate the conversation at home and in your community while lessening others’ fear and opening their eyes to new ideas. 

Don’t miss this free and welcoming event from ELEVATE Northeast. Complimentary refreshments will be served. Please view our sponsor options here and contact team@elevatene.com if you are interested in collaborating on this community outreach event as a speaker, sponsor, or other supporter.

Jun 11, 2019

A Special Forum of the Worcester Business Journal

Cannabis - A new economic engine for Central Massachusetts

ELEVATE Northeast Events and Education is proud to be the catalyst behind the Worcester Business Journal's first-ever cannabis event!

This summit brings together some of the industry’s leading experts to provide a fresh perspective for entrepreneurs, municipal officials and other professionals interested in the latest  Cannabis trends and opportunities in our region. Whether you’re impressed or concerned by the rapid growth of the Cannabis industry in Massachusetts, and want to know more about how to profit from its expansion you’ll want to attend this special forum. 

Click here for speaker and session details, and be sure to enter code ELEVATE19 for your discounted ticket!

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