Grow Up's First Cannabis Cup

September 11 (Flower) and Monday September 12th (Hash)

Live judging in our consumption lounge with the winner annouced at the Grow Up Industry Award Ceremony, Monday September 12, @ 5pm. Tickets to the awards are now on sale, industry voting begins next week - cannabis cup happens live at Grow Up. More Details coming soon


Canadian Premiere

Grow Up is proud to be hosting the Canadian premiere of Frenchy Dreams of Hashish, September 11th.

The film is a documentary about master Hashishin and Grow Up Hall of Fame inductee Frenchy Cannoli and a small group of Emerald Triangle cannabis farmers in Northern California as they try to reintroduce traditional hashish to the public and amplify their ethos of sustainable farming and their dedication to quality sun-grown cannabis. The film’s screening will be followed by a producer’s Q&A with Kimberly Hooks (widow of Frenchy Cannoli)

Advance tickets are available for $20 (+ HST) and can be purchased on this page or at the event subject to availability.

Cannabis Science Symposium

Monday, September 12th, 2022

This one-day Symposium is designed to showcase the latest research and development and cutting edge topics in the cannabis industry, Listen to top doctors and professors as they discuss advances in cultivation, nutrients, plant growth and disease control. Featured speakers include Dr. Dedi Meiri, Technion Isreal Institute of Technology, Dr. Donald Smith from McGill University, Dr. Youbin Zheng, Unviversity of Guelph to name a few.

September 11-13, 2022

Grow Up is back in Niagara Falls September 11-13, 2022 for it's 6th Conference and Expo. This year's awards will feature 40+ time cannabis cup winner Arjan Roskam being inducted in to the Grower Hall of Fame and we will present a life time achievement award to the legendary Remo Colasanti. The awards will be hosted by comedian  Derek Edwards. Reserve your booth today.

Scotiabank Convention Centre

Niagara Falls Convention Centre

Sept. 11-13, 2022

Master Class Technical Workshops


The Master Class Technical Series is only available with the VIP Industry Conference and Expo Pass or the Industry PLUS Pass.

Elevate your Growing

Grow Up Master Class Technical Sessions

A Deep Dive in to Cultivation Practices

Grow Up returns with our Master Class Technical Sessions – an intimate series of in-depth sessions that allow growers to get more out their cultivation practices, courtesy of the shared insights of others. To keep cannabis cultivation on the edge of innovation, it’s important to generate an exchange of ideas and insight between growers.

This must attend event is intended for all growers, both experienced and novice, that are looking to bring their growing to a higher level.

Masterclass Technical Series Schedule

If you would like to take an active role in our programming or become a speaker, click here and fill out our speaker submission form.

DAY 2: Industry Conference
10:00 AM11:00 AM
Tuesday September 13th
Passes needed:
Transpiration before irrigation - is it that simple? Managing the rootzone can make or break your garden.  Fertigation techniques and dry back in various media affect nutrient uptake which can help drive your plants in the direction you want them to go.  It’s not that simple. Join George Dickinson (Growhaus Supply); Adam Iwanowski (PharmHill); Sean MacDougall (EastCann) ; Stacie Hollingworth (Safari) and Brendon Roberts (Crop Care) for a spirited discussion.
11:00 AM12:00 PM
Tuesday September 13th
Passes needed:
Imagine a winemaker or chef not getting to taste their work before offering it to the public.  Learn what it takes to conduct sensory evaluation in your LP and learn what to look, smell, and taste for in your product before you sell it.  Moderated by Ben Miner
1:30 PM2:15 PM
Tuesday September 13th
Passes needed:
Cannabis cultivation is evolving, but so too are insects and diseases that affect cannabis.  Fortunately, integrated pest management experts Anoo Solomon (CannaProtectIPM); Claude Robert (Anatis Bioprotection); Kelly (Bio Bee) are here to share what’s new for your IPM toolbox.
2:15 PM3:00 PM
Tuesday September 13th
Passes needed:
Mimicking nature seems like an easy concept until you put on expectations that are not natural.  High-yielding and optimal quality cannabis from an LSO system requires increased inputs from water, to nutrients, to light intensity, to microbes.  Join our experienced growers Genevieve Newton (Stewart Farms), Brandon Giberson (High Craft Farms), Bryan Grasdal (Rocky Mountain Farms), and Nathan Knechtel (Black Swallow Living Soils) as they share their thoughts on the fine balance of growing in living soils.
3:00 PM3:45 PM
Tuesday September 13th
Passes needed:
Micro and craft cannabis cultivators make it easy for QAP because they grow great product, but they make it so hard for QAP for so many other reasons.  Join Rebekah Brooks (Qualium Consulting) and Dustan MacLean (Parkland Flower) as they share solutions to the challenges faced when addressing quality assurance.

Speaker Submissions

If you are in the cannabis growing industry and would like the opportunity to speak at Grow Up Conference and Expo, please click here to apply.