HIA Events

Upcoming events

    • 18 Aug 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • The Collective, 7000 AZ-179, Sedona, AZ 86351

    As many of your know, Arizona’s hemp bill (SB 1098) was signed into law by Governor Ducey on May 14, 2018. As a result, there is a lot of interest and several HIA members have engaged me to discuss galvanization in the state. Members and non-members are welcome to attend this meeting. 

    Meeting is proposed for Saturday, August 18th from 3PM - 5PM.
    >>> PLEASE RSVP HERE. <<<  
    If you need to rejoin, visit www.thehia.org, sign-in and renew. 

    HIA Member, Gigi Rock, and founder of Red Rock Hempfest and the Arizona Hemp Coalition LLC in Sedona is offering an ideal meeting venue at the Collective Sedona off I17 and Hwy 179 to Sedona. She can be reached by phone: 928-284-8657 or email at gigi@grockproductions.com

    Proposed Agenda: 

    - Welcome

    - Meet & Greet / Introductions

    - HIA National Report

    - Understanding 2018 Farm Bill w/ Hemp Amendment, contemplating USDA and Arizona status

    - Arizona law changes needed: At minimum, an amendment to redact the following limitation to “hemp products” definition in 2019: https://www.azleg.gov/legtext/53leg/2r/adopted/s.1098borrelli0824.docx.htm

    - Review potential development of AZ Chapter

    - Social Networking

    - End

    • 24 Sep 2018
    • 26 Sep 2018
    • Hilton Denver City Center, Denver, Colorado

    The Women in Agribusiness Summit is the essential conference for professional women in the agribusiness sector. This event brings together top executives, outstanding ag students, and all types of women in between. Educate yourself on cutting-edge industry topics from our expert speaking faculty, network with professionals from all portions of the supply chain, and gain a fresh perspective on the state of ag.


    • 02 Nov 2018
    • (MDT)
    • 05 Nov 2018
    • (MST)
    • Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel - California



    The 25th annual Hemp Industries Association conference (HIACON) will be held in Los Angeles, California at the LAX Hilton Los Angeles. The event will feature the Association's Annual General Meeting on Friday, November 2nd followed by a retail-focused open exhibit hall day on Saturday, November 3rd and two days of continued exhibition, the industries awards dinner and education tracks for HIACON registrants only. 

    Attention Members: The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is an important event that will feature the HIA's annual report, state chapter updates, and elections for the Board of Directors as well as any referendums. If you are not a member of the HIA, but would like to become one sign-up prior to HIACON registration to save on registration but also to attend the AGM, visit www.joinhemp.org.


    Presenting Sponsor: Charlottes Web

    Major Sponsors:  Bluebird Botanicals

    Social Sponsors: Barlean's

    Vape Lounge Sponsor: Helderpad

    Essential Sponsors: Healthy HempOrange Photonics

    More to be announced... Contact Catharene Garula for information about sponsorship opportunities and exhibit booths or call (707) 874-3648 ext. 102.

    *Educational Tracks: 
    General Sessions in the AM followed by the proposed tracks in the PM: 
    Law & Policy
    Organic Hemp
    Banking & Investment


    11/2 - Day One - Annual General Meeting of members 

    11/3 - Day Two - Retail focused Exhibitor Day open to the public 

    11/4 - Day Three - General Sessions and Breakout Educational Tracks & Awards Dinner in the evening

    11/5 - Day Four - General Sessions and Breakout Educational Tracks 

    2018 HIACON Programming is Underway. Here’s a look at last year’s event to get an idea of the format:


    Lodging: Hilton Los Angeles Airport LAX located at 5711 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045. For the Group Rate, mention "Hemp Industries Association Conference" when you call 310-410-4000 or click HERE to book your room.

    CANCELLATION POLICY NOTICE: The HIA is a non-profit association. Due to resources necessary to produce this event, the HIA does not offer refunds. To request a credit or to submit an exceptional circumstance to the conference committee for consideration, please contact Erin Pully, memberservices@thehia.org. 


Past events

28 Jun 2018 The Hemp Economic Disruption Tour
09 Jun 2018 The HIA European Hemp Market Study Tour
04 Jun 2018 Eastern US Hemp Growers Conference & Expo
18 May 2018 CBD For Your Health Webinar Series
10 May 2018 Consumer Lecture Pioneering the Future of Hemp
04 May 2018 2nd Annual Hemp Field Day
02 Mar 2018 TSU College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension - Industrial Hemp Workshop
26 Feb 2018 Central U.S. Hemp Growers Conference & Expo
24 Feb 2018 Organic Hemp Innovations
17 Jan 2018 Canna East Compliance Summit 2018
14 Dec 2017 AHPA Webinar: Responding to an FDA 483 and Extended Q&A
14 Dec 2017 Webinar: Food Fraud in the Organic Industry
06 Dec 2017 Webinar - CBD in Retail: A Year in Review
30 Nov 2017 AHPA Webinar: FDA Inspections and Emerging cGMP Compliance Issues
30 Nov 2017 2 Day Hempcrete Workshop - Missouri
27 Nov 2017 2 Day Hempcrete Workshop - Missouri
16 Nov 2017 2 Day Hempcrete Building Workshop - Maine
13 Nov 2017 2 Day Hempcrete Building Workshop - Maine
06 Nov 2017 Regenerative Earth Summit
03 Nov 2017 27th Annual National Black Farmers Conference
17 Oct 2017 7th International Hemp Building Symposium
10 Oct 2017 AHPA-AHP Workshop: Botanical, Macroscopic and Organoleptic Assessment of Herbal Ingredients for cGMP Compliance
03 Oct 2017 INHIA Quarterly VIP Dinner
02 Oct 2017 2018 Farm Bill Listening Tour
10 Sep 2017 2017 HIACON EXHIBIT HALL ONLY - For Public
08 Sep 2017 2017 HIA 24th Annual Conference
22 Jul 2017 Hemp on the Slope 2
10 Jun 2017 PDX Hempfest Expo
09 Jun 2017 Grateful Hearts Unite for Hemp
09 Jun 2017 Building With Hemp Workshop
05 Jun 2017 Hemp History Week
31 May 2017 Webinar: Bringing Hemp Back - Pioneering the CBD Evolution
26 May 2017 Hemp in the Holler
21 Apr 2017 Friends of Hemp Crowdfunding Campaign Launch Party
20 Apr 2017 Information Meeting on Organic Hemp Certification
19 Apr 2017 NOSB Spring 2017 Meeting
31 Mar 2017 NOCO Hemp Expo
16 Mar 2017 NOFA-NY Organic Dairy & Field Crop Conference
13 Mar 2017 New York Certified Organic Winter Meetings
13 Dec 2016 KY HIA Hemp Holiday Party
09 Dec 2016 OR HIA's A Very Hempy Holiday Party
07 Dec 2016 December TN HIA Meeting & Holiday Party
22 Oct 2016 NY HIA Hemp Information and Networking Meeting
17 Sep 2016 2016 HIA Hemp Conference
25 Jun 2016 White Plume Hemp Victory Celebration
06 Jun 2016 7th Annual Hemp History Week
22 Mar 2016 KY HIA Spring Hemp Seminar
07 Mar 2016 IN HIA Hemp Happy Hour
02 Mar 2016 TN HIA Meeting
04 Feb 2016 TX HIA Hemp Happy Hour
15 Dec 2015 Hempy Holiday Party with KYHIA
27 Sep 2015 22nd Annual HIA Conference
28 Aug 2015 WV HIA chapter meeting
26 Jun 2015 HIA Hemp Building Course

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