HIA Convention: Will You Miss These Excellent Speakers?
HIA Convention 2011
The 2011 HIA Convention & AGM in San Francisco, CA

Remember to Register and Book Your Hotel Room Today


SAN FRANCISCO, CA - October 27, 2011 - We hope that you are planning to attend the HIA Convention in San Francisco, which will be held on Sunday and Monday, November 13 and 14. We have been adding a wide range of expert speakers to the roster for the convention and look forward to hearing them speak. This week Ryan Fletcher of Mintwood Media is profiled. Please check out the entire speakers lineup and register today. This will be a fantastic time to be in California! We will see you there.

Invited and Confirmed Speakers:
  • Senator Mark Leno - Panel with Patrick Goggin, Steve Levine, David Bronner and Eric Steenstra
  • Steve Allin, International Hemp Building Association - Building with Hemp
  • Kevin Danaher, Global Exchange & Green Festivals - Accelerating the Transition to the Green Economy
  • Ryan Fletcher, Mintwood Media Collective - 10 Tips for Getting the Media to Notice Your Hemp Brand
  • Jason Freeman, Farmer Direct Co-operative - Why Do We Need North American Fair Trade Hemp?
  • Dr. Xinmin Hao, The Research Center of China Hemp - Materials
  • Cathy Hearn, Living Harvest Foods - Growing the Hemp Foods Category - It Takes a Team Effort
  • Anndrea Hermann, Hemp Oil Canada - Canadian & Hemp Farming Update
  • Bobbi Leahy, SPINS - Utilizing SPINS Information to Track Hemp Food & Bodycare Sales Growth Across Retail Channels
  • Anna Owen, Student at University of Humboldt - Presentation for MSC in Hemp Sociology
  • Christina Volgyesi, HIA - Hemp History Week 2012
  • Eric Steenstra, Vote Hemp - Hemp Legislative Update
  • Steve Levine, President of HIA - President's Report
  • Tom Murphy, HIA
We have a great lineup for speakers planned. To see the entire speaker lineup, click here.

If you have not made your plans to attend, please register now!

Register Today!

Please click here to download the Event Flyer and Registration Form (PDF file 1.1MB).

Speaker Profile 

Ryan Fletcher, Mintwood Media Collective
Ryan Fletcher, Mintwood Media Collective
Topic: 10 Tips for Getting the Media to Notice Your Hemp Brand

Ryan Fletcher is the Communications Director for Vote Hemp, The Hemp industries Association and Hemp History Week. He also works as Public Affairs Manager for Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, managing their U.S. press office and PR campaigns in Australia, Germany and the UK. He is co-owner of the Mintwood Media Collective, and has generated media coverage for a wide-range of social justice organizations over the last decade with a focus on anti-war, environmental, prison reform and drug policy issues. He lives in Washington, D.C., and is a proponent of cooperative living and a vegan diet. He travels by bicycle whenever possible.
Tour Opportunities While You Are in San Francisco 

San Francisco Cable Car - Flickr photo by Maschinenraum

Before or after the HIA Convention there are many things to do in San Francisco. You can choose from the typical tourist fare or something that's more obscure. Some of the attractions that you can choose from are Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square, Alcatraz, the Cable Cars, Chinatown, The Exploratorium, Lombard Street, Golden Gate Park, the Japanese Tea Garden, the San Francisco Botanical Garden, California Academy of Sciences and the Conservatory of Flowers and the brewery that makes Anchor Steam Beer. We will be organizing a tour of the new Oaksterdam Cannabis Museum across the bay in Oakland on Tuesday the 15th.

These are just a few of the things that you can in and around the city. Please click here for links of some of the things to do.
More About the 2011 HIA Convention 

Late Registration Fee - (first attendee): $300 per person September 1 to November 7. HIA Full Company Members may bring additional attendees (company employees) at a $50 discount each. All other attendees must be HIA Supporting Members. (The registration fee will be $350 at the door.)

Please click here to register for the 2011 HIA Convention.

Additional information, including the hotel phone number, registration form, payment options, and other event details like the Awards Dinner, is available on the 2011 Convention page on our Web site.

If you need more information or have any questions, please feel free to call the HIA office at 707-874-3648.

We have arranged for special room rates starting at just $99 for Sunday and Monday nights at the Holiday Inn - Civic Center. Through a special arrangement, the hotel is also offering the same room rates for a limited number of rooms for HIA members who are exhibiting at or attending the SF Green Festival, so you can conveniently stay there for both events. (You must stay at least one of the nights of the HIA Convention to get the special rate.) The hotel is close to the SF Concourse Exhibition Center where the SF Green Festival is being held.

Please note: Attendees are responsible for making their own room reservations. Early booking is highly recommended. Once our block of reserved rooms runs out, we cannot guarantee the hotel will have a room for you.

You may call the hotel to make your reservation or you may book online.

Please remember to mention the Group Booking Code: HIA when booking to get the HIA group rate and be sure to get a reservation confirmation number.

Please click here for reservation booking information.

Please join us in San Francisco this November!
About the Hemp Industries Association

The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) represents the interests of the hemp industry and encourages the research and development of new products made from industrial hemp, oilseed and fiber varieties of Cannabis.

Hemp Industries Association
Tom Murphy
HIA Newsletter Editor
email: tom@thehia.org
phone: 207-542-4998
Hemp Industries Association
Kathi Levine
HIA Member Services
email: office@thehia.org
phone: 707-874-3648 x3