AHG Symposium Attendee Resources

Attendee Resources for the 2019 AHG Symposium:

On this page you'll find information you'll need to plan for the Symposium. Please take action using the links provided where needed. If you have questions about any aspects of the Symposium at any time please contact AHG staff by sending an email to office@americanherbalistsguild.com. Thanks!

Looking for the 2019 Schedule? Click here.

Symposium Dates:
Thursday, October 10 - Pre Symposium Intensives 
Friday, October 11 through Sunday, October 13 - Symposium
Monday, October 14 - Post Symposium Intensive

5701 Marinelli Road
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 301-822-9200 

Your Lodging and Travel

The venue has double and single rooms. 

Click here to access lodging information and here to access general travel information on the AHG website. Be sure to mention you are with the American Herbalists Guild for discounted rates.


Please visit the AHG registration desk to pick up your nametag when you arrive and to get your venue map with classroom locations to help you navigate the area. All classrooms are centrally located in the same building.

Special Needs

If you need special accommodations such as an ADA compliant or pet friendly room, we recommend calling the venue at 301-822-9200 to discuss your needs. Don't forget to mention that you are with American Herbalists Guild!

Symposium Proceedings

The Symposium Proceedings will be made available to all registrants via a digital link that will be sent to you prior to Symposium.

Thursday Night Reception

We will kick off symposium at the Mixer on Thursday night, October 10 at 8:00 pm. This event is not part of general registration. Tickets can be purchased as an add on when registering for Symposium. Children (under 17 years old) attend for free. 

Annual General Meeting

The AGM is held Saturday from 11:30 - 2:00pm. A community luncheon (free with your symposium ticket) preceeds the meeting. You may bring a lunch guest by purchasing additional tickets at the Registration Desk.

Symposium Schedule

For a general idea of the overall sympsium, see Schedule at a Glance. All sessions and plant walks are 1.5 hours long. Schedule changes are possible. Look for schedule updates and any changes at AHG Registration. Note: Plant walks are not ADA accessible.

Herbal Products Contest

You are invited to enter your products in our contest. We have many categories of entry, judges from widely renowned product companies, and a generous grand prize offering. For more information, click here.

Clinical Assessment in Herbal Practice Certificate Track

Participants who attend any five workshops in the Clinical Assessment in Herbal Practice Certificate Track as well as the post-Symposium intensive on Monday will earn a Certificate of Completion in Clinical Assessment in Herbal Practice. Click here to learn more about the certificate track.


The American Herbalists Guild has been approved to award continuing education credits for classes taken at this year’s Symposium. All classes are eligible for NCCAOM PDAs. Forms may be picked up at the AHG registration desk.


General CEU forms may be picked up at the registration desk.

Silent Auction Donations

Did you know, one of our most important fundraising efforts of the year is the Annual Silent Auction at the Symposium? Proceeds from the auction allow us to provide cash awards to the winners of our annual Community Service Award and the AHG Award for Notable Work Supporting Diversity, Equity, and Justice in Herbalism. Your donation of goods or services, makes it possible for us to support work that furthers the mission of the Guild. Please bring any items you wish to donate with you to Symposium and leave them at the AHG Registration Desk.

And don't forget to bring your wallet to the Silent Auction!

Rockin' Roots Party

We'll see you on Saturday night party when we cut loose and have fun together! The party gets started at 8:00 pm and rocks until 10:30 PM. Meet up with friends old and new for an evening of dancing, conversation, and appetizers. This event is included in all general registration tickets and Saturday Day Passes. Read more here.