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Come visit us in Toronto, May 27-29 as we host our 9th Conference and Expo just minutes from the airport at the Delta by Marriott Toronto Airport Convention Centre. Don't miss out on Canada's largest collection of growers, retailers and brands.

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Edmonton, AB, September 29 - Oct. 1, 2024

We are look forward to hosting our 10th Conference and Expo downtown at the Edmonton Convention Centre. Don't miss out on Canada's largest collection of growers, retailers and brands.

Previous Speaking Engagements at Grow Up:
2023 Victoria BC

David Hume

In 2022, David Hume was appointed as Assistant Deputy Minister and General Manager of the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB).

David joined the Province of B.C. full-time in May 2009 in the role of Executive Director of Citizen Engagement. Prior to joining government, David has worked in various consulting and project roles with the United Nations, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the Province of New Brunswick, the Federal Government, and the Government of New Zealand. Starting out in 2002 with an organization called the KTA Centre for Collaborative Governance and continuing as the owner/operator of his own firm, most of his work has been focussed on building better services and better ways of engaging the public in public policy.

Prior to his appointment with the LCRB, David was Assistant Deputy Minister of the Government Digital Experience (GDX) Division. He was appointed in February 2017, and in July 2019 the GDX team joined the Ministry of Citizens’ Services from Government Communications and Public Engagement. As ADM of GDX, David was responsible for using public engagement to help create citizen centred policy and services, and leveraging government’s main web presence,, to improve services for citizens. In addition, David was responsible for technology services to Government Communication and Public Engagement (GCPE).

In 2011, David was a Premier’s Award finalist in the Leadership-Vancouver Island category. Watch his video.

David holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and English from the University of Victoria.