Ryan Loflin, Rocky Mountain Hemp, to Speak at the HIA 2013 Conference, Silent Auction, Bringing It Home Screening & DC Area Information for Conference Attendees
The 2013 HIA Conference, Lobby Day & AGM in Washington, DC

Remember to Register and Book Your Hotel Room Today

WASHINGTON, DC - November 9, 2013 - We hope that you have already made plans to attend the upcoming HIA Conference in Washington, DC, which will be held on Sunday and Monday November 17th-18th. If not, please don't wait any longer. We have lined up a number of very interesting speakers for the conference. In this email you will find information that will help you make your trip to Washington, DC and getting to the HIA Conference easier. Our latest speaker - Ryan Loflin, Rocky Mountain Hemp - is profiled below.

Remember that tomorrow, Sunday, November 10th is the last day to register for the HIA Conference. If you don't register in advance we will be offering registration at the door. We hope to see you soon!

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Speaker Profile 

Ryan Loflin, Rocky Mountain Hemp
Ryan Loflin, Rocky Mountain Hemp
Topic: Hemp's Historic Come Back

Ryan Loflin and Loflin Farms are the first American farmers in 57 years to grow, successfully harvest, and process a commercial-scale industrial hemp crop in the United States. This accomplishment has been chronicled internationally in major news outlets such as The Huffington Post, The New York Times, The Denver Post, The Guardian, LA Times, Yahoo news, etc.

Ryan is a fourth generation farmer who was raised on an alfalfa and cattle production farm in Southeastern Colorado. He graduated from Springfield High School and went on to become certified as a welder. Years later he moved to the mountains of Colorado to ski and become a skilled finish carpenter. In 1997, Ryan and his business partner started a construction company in Crested Butte, Colorado. Red Mountain Builders built high end custom homes in the small ski town for many years. After retiring from construction, Ryan created a company that dismantled old barns to recycle the materials to be used in the green building industry. After creating Rocky Mountain Hemp, Inc., Ryan recently returned to the family farm. The company is dedicated to becoming a leader in the legalizing of industrial hemp growth in the United States. Ryan is planning to plant a sizable crop of hemp in the spring of 2014. Rocky Mountain Hemp intends to continue pursuing the development of hemp seed genetics, perfecting the nuances of hemp farming in Colorado, and creating several hemp processing facilities in his hometown of Springfield. There is a new magazine in the works as well, "The American Hemp Farmer."
We have confirmed these speakers for the 2013 HIA Conference:

Tony Budden, Hemporium - South Africa
Kevin Greenwood, VP Marketing, Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods
Erik Hunter, Hemp Cleans
Fred Kirsch, Hemp for America
Ryan Loflin, Rocky Mountain Hemp
Errol Schweizer, Whole Foods Market
George Weiblen, PhD, University of Minnesota
Ben Droz, Vote Hemp
Patrick Goggin, Vote Hemp
Anndrea Hermann, M.Sc., P.Ag. B.GS., The Ridge International Cannabis Consulting
Steve Levine, Vote Hemp
Tom Murphy, Vote Hemp & The Hemp Report
Larry Serbin, Hemp Traders
Eric Steenstra, Vote Hemp & HIA
Christina Volgyesi, Director of Marketing, Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps

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We thank Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps for sponsoring the HIA Conference and the screening of Bringing It Home at Busboys and Poets. Their generous support helps make this event possible.

This year, after the suggestion of many members, we have also added a second day to the conference. This will be an Organized Lobby Day and you have the opportunity to attend one or both days. Be sure not to miss out on the great speakers and networking of the HIA Conference 2013, make your reservation today!

Find Us on Facebook - Click here for our Facebook event page for the 20th Annual HIA Conference. Facebook members may RSVP for the event. Remember to register, too!

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Washington, DC Area Information & Maps - Please click here to view a map online of the Phoenix Park Hotel and click here to download the same map (PDF file 248k).

To order a free copy of the Washington, DC Visitors Guide please click here. To view the Visitors Guide online please click here. To download the Visitors Guide as a 31 MB PDF file please click here. Destination DC also has helpful information on getting around the city, a guide to the Metro, and the area airports here and for other topics please see their site map.

To download a map of the DC Metro in PDF or iPod format, to view the map as an online interactive map, or find a station based on a street address please click here.

Silent Auction & Gift Bag Opportunity - As we do every year we will have a Silent Auction to fundraise for the HIA. Please bring items to the HIA Conference and donate them for us to auction off. Also, this year we will be giving gift bags for the speakers. Please email Tom Murphy tom@thehia.org for more information on these opportunities.

Bringing It Home Screening Nov. 18 in DC - The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) presents a free screening of Bringing It Home, a documentary about hemp, healthy homes and a greener future for America, 7:00 p.m. November 18th at Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC as part of the HIA Conference and Hemp Lobby Day. HIA leaders featured in the documentary film include Eric Steenstra, Anndrea Hermann, David Bronner, John Roulac, and Vote Hemp's Ben Droz. Filmmakers Linda Booker and Blaire Johnson will be in attendance. Please click here to learn more and click here for the Facebook event page that has a map of the location.

Lobby Day Information - If you are coming to Washington, DC and want to schedule a meeting with your Congressional offices, please start by clicking here and fill out our form to help you schedule a meeting with your Congressperson and/or Senator(s) for our Lobby Day.

2013 HIA Conference & Lobby Day Registration - Late registration is $350 from October 19 to November 10; Door registration will be $400. (Subtract $50 per additional company attendee.) The registration fee includes lunch and dinner on Sunday, November 17. (The hotel offers breakfast in their restaurant next to The Dubliner pub.) It also includes attendance to our Annual General Meeting, panel discussions and awards dinner, as well as the opportunity to network with other members. It also includes the Lobby Day on Monday, November 18, which includes training and speakers at the hotel in the morning. Your travel, lodging and meals (except as noted above) are not included.

Lobby Day Only Registration - General registration is $50 from June 15 to November 10; Door registration will be $75. (Lobby Day will include training and speakers at the hotel in the morning and an HIA Supporting membership. Your travel, lodging and meals are not included.)

Please click here to download the Event Flyer and Registration Form (PDF file 1.2 MB).

Please join us in Washington, DC in November!

Phoenix Park Hotel - Washington, DC


More About the 2013 HIA Conference 

Late registration is $350 from October 19 to November 10; Door registration will be $400. (Subtract $50 per additional company attendee.)

Please click here to register for the 2013 HIA Conference.

Additional information, including the hotel phone number, registration form, payment options, and other event details like the Awards Dinner, is available on the 2013 Conference 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.

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.

When you call, please remember to mention the Hemp Industries Association Annual or Group Code 17818 when booking to get the HIA group rate, if available, and be sure to get a reservation confirmation number. If you are booking online at www.phoenixparkhotel.com remember to enter the Group Code 17818 to obtain our group rate.

You must make your reservation by Friday, October 18 to get the HIA group rate. The hotel will accept reservations from attendees after the cut-off date only on a space- and rate-available basis.

Please click here for more detailed reservation booking information.

Please join us in Washington, DC 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