2017 HIA 24th Annual Conference

  • 08 Sep 2017
  • (MDT)
  • 11 Sep 2017
  • (MDT)
  • The Lexington Convention Center: 430 W Vine St, Lexington, KY 40507


  • Includes full access to education sessions & exhibit hall for 1 day only + networking events on Sunday and Monday only.
  • Includes full access to education sessions & exhibit hall for 1 day only + networking events on Sunday and Monday only.
  • All Government Admin Representatives
  • Representatives of Institutions of Higher Education and Non-Profit - NO MEALS
  • ACSESS Members On-Site Registration - NO MEALS
  • Member On-site Registration
    Rate $600 - NO MEALS
  • Non-Member On-Site Registration
    Rate $700 - NO MEALS

Registration is closed






evo hemp
Victory Hemp Foods


Colorado Hemp Company
Hemp History Week
Vote Hemp


Bish Enterprises / Hemp Harvest Works
Hoban Law Group

Palmetto Harmony
US Hemp Wholesale


Apeks Supercritical
Bluebird Botanicals
BroadBase Media
Eden Labs
Extract Labs
Hemp Road Trip
New West Genetics
Orange Photonics Inc.
Sunstrand LLC
Sustane Natural Fertilizers

We are pleased to announce that the 24th annual Hemp Industries Association conference will be hosted in Lexington, Kentucky in partnership with the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and University of Kentucky. 

3 Tracks: Science, Industry and Policy 
Special Features: 
Scientific Poster Presentations & Hemp Talks Sponsored Programming 


THE HIACON EXHIBIT HALL IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC THIS YEAR. There's no need for conference attendees to buy a separate pass. Exhibit hall-only passes are for non-conference attendees who want to visit the exhibition. Buy Exhibit Hall-Only Pass Here - Online ticket sales end 9/6/2017.

Learn more about our partners:

The American Society of Agronomy (ASA) is a progressive international scientific and professional society that empowers scientists, educators, and practitioners in developing, disseminating, and applying agronomic solutions to feed and sustain the world. Based in Madison, WI, ASA is the professional home for 8,000+ members and 14,000+ certified professionals dedicated to advancing the field of agronomy.

The Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) is a progressive international scientific society that fosters the mission of plant science for a better world. Based in Madison, WI, and founded in 1956, CSSA is the professional home for 5,000+ members dedicated to advancing the field of crop science.

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment (UK) is a land-grant institution and is one of the leading programs for industrial hemp research in the country. UK’s research, teaching, and extension programs are part of a national system that maintains a statewide presence and links local, state, and global issues.

What to expect:

This year’s event will be held at the Lexington Convention Center connected to the Hyatt Hotel. The exhibit hall will be open to the public and exhibitors will be able to retail on site.  

Sponsorships & Exhibitors:

If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting, please contact HIA Events Coordinator, Catharene Garula at catharene@thehia.org or 707-874-3648 ext. 3.

Hotel Info:

Hyatt Regency in Downtown Lexington, Kentucky

We have a block of rooms available and you can be assured of the best rates for 3 days prior and after event!  Secure your reservation now by calling 800.233.1234 line and ask for Hemp Industries Association block of rooms when making reservations over the phone or use this link to access our block when registering online: 


Submit a Poster

Poster submission closed August 7.  Please visit the exhibit hall during the annual conference to see the submitted posters.

CANCELLATION POLICY NOTICE: Registration Cancellation by Participant. Registrants may qualify for a refund if request is made thirty (30) business days before the event. Registration cancellations received prior to the deadline may be eligible to receive a refund less a $50 service fee. Registrants who are unable to attend and ineligible for a refund may ask to have funds put towards another HIA event. Registrant should maintain any and all related documents, including registration and receipts, which will help HIA account for remaining eligible funds. 

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