The Hemp Industries Association® was founded in 1994 in Scottsdale, Arizona by a group of hemp business owners and activists. 

Executive Directors:

Christie Bohling: 1994 - 1996
Candi Penn: 1996 - 2007
Eric Steenstra: 2008 - 2016
Colleen Keahey Lanier: 2017 - 2019

HIA Annual Conferences:

1994 - Scottsdale, AZ
1995 - Scottsdale, AZ
1996 - Albuquerque, NM
1997 - Geyserville, CA
1998 - Geyserville, CA
1999 - Hockley Valley, ONT Canada
2000 - Hockley Valley, ONT Canada
2001 - Kihei, HI - Maui Lu Resort - Oct. 4-7
2002 - Washington, DC - Phoenix Park Hotel - Sept. 30-Oct. 1
2003 - Pine Ridge, SD
2004 - San Francisco, CA - Nov. 3-5
2005 - San Francisco, CA
2006 - Gimli, MB Canada
2007 - San Francisco, CA
2008 - Boston, MA - October 19th
2009 - Washington, DC - October 11-12
2010 - San Francisco, CA - November 8
2011 - San Francisco, CA - November 13-14 
2012 - San Francisco, CA - November 11-12 
2013 - Washington, DC - November 17-18 
2014 - Washington, DC - September 20-21
2015 - Lexington, KY - September 28-29
2016 - Westminster, CO - September 18-20
2017 - Lexington, KY - September 8 - 11
2018 - Los Angeles, CA - November 2 - 5

2019 - Charlotte, NC - November 1-5

2020, Portland, OR - October 30 - November 5


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