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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:

Ellen Brown

Ellen Taylor Brown is the Director of Cultivation & Education for CannaCollective a hemp farming in South/Western Ontario, Canada. After coming on board in 2018, Brown has since overseen nearly 40 hectares of industrial hemp and continues to analyze soil, genetics and growth into the 2019 season. Upon finishing service in 2010 for the United States Air Force, Brown began her cannabis career in Northern California, where she acquired the position of management and lead cultivator at a local dispensary in a rapidly growing market.


After being exposed to and thriving in the booming cannabis market, Brown recognized a gap in the patient/medicinal market in her home state of Massachusetts. In 2015 she founded Sinsemilla Seminars and that allowed Brown to bridge that gap through education and community outreach. Since then Sinsemilla Seminars has held seminars, lectures and education program throughout the U.S. and featured in local news, entertainment and large-scale media outlets such as; High Times Magazine, Sinse Magazine Boston, Marijuana Business Venture, Bostinno, WCVB, Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine, and many more. Recently Ellen recieved New England Business Leader of the Year from the New England Cannabis Conference Community awards.


Brown specializes in sustainable cultivation of hemp and cannabis; best practices, dispensary service and direction, and how to create a myriad product.  Ellen’s extensive knowledge and first-hand industry experience has made her a fiercely sought-after consultant. She has spoken at over 60 conferences and is recognized as a cannabis thought leader and activist. As a prominent advocate, Ellen has spoken all over the world including The Boston Freedom Rally, Seattle Hempfest and The High Times Jamaica Cannabis Cup and will be expanding to the Canadian industry and landscape.

Her unprecedented set of skills provide a pathway to success for her students and clients.  She continues to share her years of wisdom and experience to help create a much-needed paradigm shift to the impact of the war on drugs. She believes that if we teach each other about the benefits of the cannabis and hemp plants, that we will be able to secure the plant’s safety for future generations and create sustainable, streamlined options. In an industry that is evolving, growing and thriving more than ever, Brown leads by example and practice, empowering teachers and advocates, such as herself, to be their own platform and continue to educate, create and motivate.