March 2-6, 2021

Anaheim, CA USA

Education Conference Program Upgrades

Upgrade your Exhibit Hall Pass to include one or more of our education offerings! (Pricing below is in addition to your Exhibit Hall Pass)

The 2021 Education Conference program runs Tuesday through Friday and features themes that are suited to Manufacturers, Retailers, Investors, and Suppliers. The 2021 Super Pass Upgrade is your ticket to these education conference sessions at Expo West. Once in Anaheim, you will also have access to the VIP lounge; services include wi-fi, charging stations, light refreshments and drink tickets for live music parties. Consider this your all access pass to nearly everything we have to offer in Anaheim!

Only have one day to commit to education? You can also purchase a daily education pass and attend all sessions on that day. 

View education conference program pricing below:


2020 Prices*

*Prices below do not reflect 2021 price changes. 

À La Carte Education Add-Ons

We also offer a handful of amazing education options that can be purchased à la carte. These events are not included in the Super Pass upgrade. 

NDI and GRAS Notification - A How To

TBD for 2021

According to the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA), any company that sells a dietary supplement containing a new dietary ingredient must submit a New Dietary Ingredient Notification (NDIN) to the FDA. In this course we will provide guidance on how to determine when an NDIN is required, what kind of information you will need to include in an NDIN, and common pitfalls. The course is directed toward dietary supplement and food ingredient manufacturers and suppliers who are interested in understanding the basic requirements for NDINs so they can better communicate with regulators and specialists.

Specific topics will include:

  • How to determine whether you need to submit an NDIN to the FDA
  • How to decide what kind of testing is required for an NDIN
  • How to establish safety under the conditions of intended use
  • How to compile the necessary documentation for a successful FCN
  • How to avoid common pitfalls associated with preparing an NDIN

21 CFR 111 Dietary Supplement GMP Overview

TBD for 2021

Attend an extensive 2-day training course on 21 CFR 111, the current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) in manufacturing, and packaging, labeling, or holding operations for dietary supplements. This course is geared to those individuals involved in the dietary supplement industry including:

  • Manufacturing
  • Quality Control Quality Assurance
  • Management
  • Laboratory Operations
  • Packaging and Labeling
  • Auditing 
  • Suppliers and Distributors
  • Regulatory Affairs and Compliance 
  • Other Technical Professional

These guidelines are intended to be applicable to dietary supplements as defined and covered by 21 CFR 111, but may also be applied to dietary ingredients and other components. The course provides an in-depth review of the regulation and provides case studies to review recent FDA Warning Letters initiated to Dietary Supplement companies for non-compliance with 21 CFR 111 GMPs. 

Non-GMO Project Verification For Dietary Supplements

TBD for 2021

This half-day workshop will teach you how to achieve North America's fastest-growing third-party labeling claim: Non-GMO Project Verified. Topics to be covered include Non-GMO Project definitions, standards and requirements to earn the "butterfly" logo for your product or ingredient. 

Cannabis Sativa L: Overview of US and Canadian Legal and Regulatory Landscape

TBD for 2021

This course provides an overview of the current U.S. and Canadian legal and regulatory landscape in connection with Cannabis Sativa L. derivatives, including marijuana, hemp, and CBD. The course includes a discussion of current proposed legislative and regulatory activity in the United States, to aid companies in assessing the various potential issues in connection with the sale of Cannabis Sativa L.-derived ingredients “(CSL Ingredients”) or products made from CSL Ingredients (“CSL Products”) in the dietary supplements arena. The course is interactive, with hands-on exercises including case studies adapted from recent FDA warning letters and other regulatory enforcement decisions.

The aim of the course is to give participants a better understanding of the following:

  • Relevant definitions, including cannabis, marijuana, hemp, CBD, THC, and others
  • Current U.S. Legal and Regulatory Landscape Including U.S. federal and state laws and regulations regarding CSL Ingredients and CSL Products
  • Overview of U.S. state-by-state laws relating to marijuana, hemp, and CBD
  • Proposed U.S. legislation relating to marijuana, hemp, and CBD
  • Recent FDA and other enforcement actions relating to CSL Ingredients and CSL Products
  • Current proposed U.S. regulatory pathway for use of CBD in food and dietary supplement
  • Canadian federal laws and regulations regarding CSL Ingredients and CSL Products


Herb Walk Tour

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
1:00 - 5:00pm
Cost: $75.00

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) Herb Walk will visit the nearby Fullerton Arboretum for a guided tour of this beautiful 26-acre botanical garden on the campus of California State University. Hop on the bus and join a faculty of renowned herbalists to learn about culinary and medicinal herbs and their traditional uses from the arboretum’s permanent collection of more than 4,000 plant species from around the world

Natural Products Business School

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
7:30am - 4:00pm
Cost: $195 before Early Bird Deadline; $295

The Natural Products Business School is a full day of learning and networking purpose-built for emerging brands. The Business School provides an opportunity to connect with an ecosystem of service providers and potential investors, as well as gain impactful insights from a fantastic line-up of industry experts on scaling your brand and managing the changes ahead for a fast-growing industry.

Natural Products Hemp & CBD Summit

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
9:00am - 4:00pm
Cost: $95

There’s almost nothing that nature’s most nearly perfect plant cannot do. Industrial hemp-derived, full-spectrum hemp oil (don’t call it CBD) is the hottest product in supplement aisles. But the cannabis revolution is about more than just this cannabinoid. Hemp for everything from clothes to food to, well, victory, is at hand. Learn how to educate customers, how to prepare for regulators, how pioneering brands stand out in the marketplace and how to be a better ambassador for hemp. And yes, we’ll also have a panel of legal and regulatory experts to answer your burning questions.