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 NEW Virtual Track 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 2018, 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 Bioregional Materia Medica in Clinical Practice Certificate Track, and the NEW Virtual Symposium Track. 

Keynote Presenters: The Leading Voices of Herbalism

The Symposium consistently hosts outstanding keynote presenters to inspire our vision of herbalism. The 2018 keynote presenter is Phyllis D. Light. Phyllis joins an illustrious group of past keynote presenters including 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 four additional half-day and one full-day pre-Symposium intensive sessions held on Thursday, October 25. 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. The full-day intensive will run from 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM. For more information, click here.

Post-Symposium Intensive: Materia Medica in Clinical Practice

We are delighted to offer a post-Symposium intensive, Materia Medica in Clinical Practice, with esteemed herbalists Thomas Easley, Patricia Kyritsi Howell, and Danny O'Rawe, which will take place on Monday, October 29, from 9 AM – 4 PM. For more information, click here.

Bioregional Materia Medica in Clinical Practice Certificate Track

Each year, the Symposium offers a focused certificate track that provides attendees with the opportunity to gain deeper training in a particular area. Participants who attend five workshops in the Bioregional Materia Medica in Clinical Practice track as well as the post-Symposium intensive will earn a Certificate of Completion in Bioregional Materia Medica in Clinical Practice. The post-Symposium intensive will be held on Monday, October 29, from 9 AM – 4 PM. This year, we are pleased to offer a virtual option of completing this track. For more information, click here.

NEW! Virtual Track

This year we are making the 29th Annual AHG Symposium accessible to everyone by offering a live stream of selected sessions. Participants may register for the Core Virtual Track which will stream one classroom from Friday through Sunday. The Post-Symposium Intensive session of Materia Medica in Clinical Practice will also be live streamed on Monday, October 29. For more information, click here

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.