FAQs

About Registration for the Online Symposium Experience
Tech Requirements for Accessing the Online Symposium Experience
About Pre-Symposium Intensive Webinars
About Post-Symposium Intensive Webinar Series
About Certificates and Hours

About Registration for the Online Symposium Experience

How do I register for the Online Symposium Experience, October 16-18, 2020?
Click here to register on vConference Online. For registration information about the Pre-Symposium Intensive Webinars or the Post-Symposium Intensive Webinar Series, use the links above. Register before August 31, 2020 to receive the Early Bird discount.

How to I receive the Early Registration Discount?                                                   
Go to the registration page on vConference Online and enter the code EARLYBIRD to receive your $50 discount. 

How much do tickets cost for the Online Symposium Experience?
Click here for registration details with all the pricing options.

What is included in my Online Symposium Experience registration?

  • Access to 24 classes (two hours each), two keynote presentations, and three panel discussions on vConference Online.
  • Interactive sessions where you can ask questions of the presenters if you are attending live Symposium. 
  • Live Zoom Meet Ups on a variety of special interest topics to network with other attendees.
  • Vendor Fair area with special discounts and offers to interact with vendors and learn more about their products.
  • Premier access to the new AHG YouTube Channel featuring Plant Chats and Kitchen Minutes.
  • Notes for classes, when provided by the presenter, can be downloaded.
  • All registrants also have a On Demand all-access pass to vConference Online to view recordings of all Symposium classes and panels, class notes, and keynote presentations for 90 days after the Symposium ends. 

Where can I find a program or schedule?
Click here for the Online Symposium schedule.

If I can’t attend the live streamed Online Symposium can I still access the event?
Yes! Even if our Symposium dates don’t work for you, you may access the event via On Demand access on vConference Online for 90 days and enjoy all Symposium classes and panels, class notes, and keynote presentations for 90 days after the Symposium ends. 

How long will I have On Demand access to the recordings of the Online Symposium Experience after it is over?
For 90 days after the Symposium ends.

Can I register after the Online Symposium begins?
Yes! You may register for up to 90 days past the live Symposium dates. Click here to register. You’ll receive a meeting confirmation email with a link to the On Demand Online Symposium platform. The email will also contain the information you will need to log in.

How do I can cancel my registration and receive a refund?
There are no refunds available. Even if you can’t attend the live Online Symposium, you have On Demand access for 90 days after the live event ends. Or you may transfer your registration to another person. Please email the AHG office to make this request. 

Will notes from the presentations be included with my registration?
Yes, you will be able to access them when you log into the Online Symposium Meeting platform using the link found in your registration confirmation email.

Will I be able to ask the presenters questions?
Yes, if you are attending the Symposium as it is being live streamed from October 16-18, 2020, you’ll be able to submit written questions. And obviously, that is not possible if you are accessing via On Demand after the event ends.

Tech Requirements for Accessing the Online Symposium Experience

What kind of digital apps are being used for Online Symposium Experience?
The main portion of Symposium which airs October 16-18 is being hosted on the user friendly vConference online platform. Optional additional engagement is as follows: The Pre-Symposium Intensive Webinars and the Post-Symposium Intensive Webinar Series (which require separate registration) are being hosted on the AHG Webinar platform which utilizes Zoom. Registrants will receive access to the new AHG Youtube Channel to enjoy Plant Chats and Kitchen Minutes at their leisure. Attendees will engage via the WHOVA app for live networking and contests during the weekend of October 16-18.

How do I get access to the live Online Symposium?
You will receive a registration confirmation by email with a link to vConference Online with details about how to log in and join the live Symposium. You will use this same link to access On Demand recordings for 90 days after the event.

Do I need a computer to access the Online Symposium and Pre or Post-Symposium Intensives? 
You can access the Symposium from any device of these devices: desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. You will need to use one of these browsers to access the internet: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge. Check to be sure you have the latest updated version of your browser installed.

Do I need to have a certain internet connection speed to stream the classes?
You should be able to stream live classes with most basic internet connections. In some cases, downloads may take longer depending on your internet.

Can I download the class recordings?
Yes. Check the confirmation email you received after you registered and use the link provided to access recordings.

How do I get On Demand access to Online Symposium recordings after the event is over?
Check the confirmation email you received after you registered and use the link provided to access On Demand recordings.

How do I get tech help if I am having trouble accessing the live Online Symposium, Pre or Post-Symposium Intensive Webinars, or the recordings?
Send an email to webinars@americanherbalistsguild.com

Pre-Symposium Intensive Webinars

Are Pre-Symposium Intensive Webinars included in my Online Symposium Experience registration?
No. You must purchase them separately. Use this link to register.

Can I register for individual Pre-Symposium Intensive Webinars or do I have to buy them all?
You can register for individual webinars for $30 each or receive a discount if you purchase all six for $120.

How do I register for Pre-Symposium Intensive Webinars?
Use this link to register.

Where can I find the schedule for these webinars?
Use this link to view the schedule.

How do I access the Pre-Symposium Intensive Webinars after I’ve registered?
Check the confirmation email you received after you registered and use the link provided to access and download recordings.

Will I have access to recordings of the webinars?
Yes. All registrants of the Pre-Symposium Intensive Webinars will receive recording links viewable for up to a year.

Can I download the recordings?
Yes. Check the confirmation email you received after you registered and use the link provided to access and download recordings.

Will I be able to ask the presenters questions?
Yes, if you are attending the webinars as they are being live streamed, you’ll be able to submit written questions. And obviously, that is not possible if you are accessing the recordings after the event ends.

Post-Symposium Intensive Webinar Series
Is the Post-Symposium Intensive Webinar Series included in my Online Symposium Experience registration?                            No. You must purchase them separately, use this link to register.

Can I register for individual Post-Symposium Intensive Webinars?
No. You must register for the entire webinar series. The cost is $100.

Where can I find the schedule for this series?
Use this link to view the schedule.

How do I access the Post-Symposium Intensive Webinar Series after I’ve registered?
Check the confirmation email you received after you registered and use the link to access it live. Later, a link of the recording will be emailed to registrants to view or download for up to a year.

Will I be able to ask the presenters questions?
Yes, if you are attending the webinars as they are being live streamed, you’ll be able to submit written questions. And obviously, that is not possible if you are accessing the recordings after the event ends.

Clinical Herbalism Certificates and Registered Herbalist Credits

How to do I get my Narrative in Practice: Case Studies in Clinical Herbalism certificate?
You must register for both the Online Symposium Experience and the Post-Symposium Intensive Webinar Series. You will receive an evaluation form by email 90 days after the event, and once you complete this, your certificate will be emailed to you. More info here.

How many clinical hours can I receive toward my AHG Registered Herbalist Application by earninng the Case Studies in Clinical Herbalism Certificate? You receive 20 hours of credit for clinical training for attending Online Symposium and Post-Symposium Intensive Webinar Series.

Can I earn NCCAOM Credits this year?
Yes.