Presenters & Classes

Presenters, Classes, and Forums for Learning

The Annual Symposium offers three days of presentations through a variety of forums, including lectures, case study review panels, open discussions, herb walks, and more. Pre- and post-Symposium intensives and a virtual livestream option offer further opportunities to gain in-depth knowledge.

The American Herbalists Guild seeks to curate information that addresses the needs of herbalists and other health care professionals to increase communication, foster safe practice guidelines, and expand the role that herbalism plays in health care. In 2019, the Symposium is proud to offer a wide diversity of classes taught by acclaimed presenters from all over the world. 

Read on to find out more information about the keynote address, the pre- and post-Symposium intensives, the Clinical Assessment in Herbal Practice Certificate Track, and the virtual livestream option. 

Keynote Presenters: The Leading Voices of Herbalism

The Symposium consistently hosts outstanding keynote presenters to inspire our vision of herbalism. The 2019 keynote presenter is Dr. Christopher Hobbs. He joins an illustrious group of past keynote presenters including Phyllis D. Light, Mark Blumenthal, Steven Foster, Rosemary Gladstar, Tieraona Low Dog, Kevin Spelman, Paul Stamets, Phyllis Hogan, and Patrisia Gonzalez

Pre-Symposium Intensives

In addition to the three days of the Symposium, there will be six additional half-day pre-Symposium intensive sessions held on Thursday, October 10. These will be held both in the morning from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM and in the afternoon from 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM. 

Post-Symposium Intensive

We are delighted to offer a post-Symposium intensive Clinical and Laboratory Assessment for the Herbalist with Rebecca Snow, which will take place on Monday, October 14, from 9 AM – 4 PM. For more information, click here.

Clinical Assesment in Herbal Practice Certificate Track

Each year, the Symposium offers a certificate track that provides attendees with the opportunity to gain deeper training in a particular area. Participants who attend five workshops in the Clinical Assesment in Herbal Practice track as well as the post-Symposium intensive will earn a Certificate of Completion in Clinical Assessment in Herbal Practice. The post-Symposium intensive will be held on Monday, October 14, from 9 AM – 4 PM. This year, we are pleased to offer a virtual livestream option of completing this track. For more information, click here.

Virtual Livestream Option

We are making the 30th Annual AHG Symposium accessible to everyone by offering a livestream of selected sessions. Ten sessions will be streamed live Friday-Sunday, from a designated classroom specially equipped with video and audio recording capabilities. The Post-Symposium Intensive session of Clinical and Laboratory Assessment for the Herbalist will also be livestreamed on Monday, October 14. More information coming soon! 

Continuing Education


The American Herbalists Guild continues to award continuing education credits for classes taken at each year’s Annual Symposium. All classes are pending eligibility for NCCAOM PDAs.