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Past Events - 2006

January 26-29, 2006: 25th Annual Guelph Organic Conference and Organic Trade Expo, "Living Organic - The Next 25 Years", Guelph University Centre, Ontario, Canada.

Full details and Registration Form avaiable at the Guelph Organic Conference web site below.

Web site: www.guelphorganicconf.ca.


February 6 - 10, 2006: 2006 PaperWeek International - 92st Annual Meeting, Palais des Congrès, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Sponsored by the Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada PaperWeek International is the world's premier event serving the pulp and paper industry.

Register online at: http://www.paptac.ca/english/am/paperweek.htm. Please also see: http://www.paptac.ca/nwfc/ for information on the PAPTAC - Non-Wood Fibre Committee.


February 14-16, 2006: World Ag Expo, Tulare, California, USA

The 39th annual World Ag Expo is the world's largest farm equipment show. The exposition offers agriculture's best equipment, technology, products and services from more than 1,600 exhibitors.

Web site: http://www.worldagexpo.com, General Information email: info@farmshow.org, To order tickets: Advance tickets can be purchased online or email: tickets@farmshow.org, or phone: 559-688-1751 or 1-800-999-9186.


 

Past Events - 2005

January 9-12, 2005: American Farm Bureau 86th Convention and Annual Meeting, Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC, USA

Vote Hemp will be in booth #614. Please see their press release "Case for Hemp Made at American Farm Bureau Convention".

Join Us for Future AFBF Annual Meetings: Nashville, TN, Jan. 8-11, 2006

Web site: http://www.fb.org/programs/2005annual/, http://www.charlotteconventionctr.com


January 20-23, 2005: 24th Annual Guelph Organic Conference and Organic Trade Expo, "Local Organic - A Global Solution", Guelph University Centre, Ontario, Canada.

Free admission to the Organic Expo Food Sampling Fair - Saturday & Sunday!

Full details and Registration Form avaiable at the Guelph Organic Conference web site below.

Web site: www.guelphorganicconf.ca.


February 7-10, 2005: 2005 PaperWeek International - 91st Annual Meeting, 201 Viger west and/or 1001 de Bleury, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Sponsored by the Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada PaperWeek International is the world's premier event serving the pulp and paper industry.

Register online at: http://www.paptac.ca. Please also see: http://www.paptac.ca/nwfc/ for information on the PAPTAC - Non-Wood Fibre Committee.


February 8-10, 2005: World Ag Expo, Tulare, California, USA

The 38th annual World Ag Expo is the world's largest farm equipment show. The exposition offers agriculture's best equipment, technology, products and services from more than 1,600 exhibitors.

Web site: http://www.worldagexpo.com, General Information email: info@farmshow.org, To order tickets: Advance tickets can be purchased online or email: tickets@farmshow.org, or phone: 559-688-1751 or 1-800-999-9186.


March 17-20, 2005: Natural Products Expo West 2005, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA, USA

Connecting buyers and sellers at the Premier Tradeshow for the natural products industry, Natural Products Expo West is four days of buying, selling, education and fun that will help you grow your business all year long.

With more than 50,000 products, 1,300 exhibitors and 220,000 square feet of shopping, Natural Products Expo West 2005 is where the Natural Products community meets.

Web site: http://www.expowest.com, Request for more information - Form http://www.newhope.com/more_info_form.cfm.


March 23, 2005: Hemp Production Day, 9:00 am—2:00 pm, Dauphin Recreation Complex Banquet Room, Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada.

Please pre-register by March 14, 2005. Please click here to download the PDF flyer. Sponsored by the Parkland Crop Diversification Foundation.

Web site: http://www.pihg.net, email: pihg@mts.net, phone: 204-629-4367.


April 30-May 3, 2005: Organic Trade Association - All Things Organic Conference & Trade Show, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

All Things Organic is the place to be if you're passionate about organic, want and need to learn about the latest issues and regulations facing the industry, looking for outstanding business opportunities to meet decision makers, and enjoy doing business in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Web site: http://www.organicexpo.com, contact info: http://www.organicexpo.com/contactus.shtml


May 4-6, 2005: SupplySide East 2005 International Trade Show & Conference, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

SupplySide East offers the natural and healthy product manufacturer one-stop shopping to source ingredients for your healthy and natural products, learn about the latest science and ingredients, and develop new products and extensions.

Web site: http://www.supplysideshow.com/east/.


July 15-17, 2005: National Nutritional Foods Association Convention and Trade Show, Sands Expo and Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

For more than 68 years, NNFA's annual natural products convention and trade show has proved to be the most exciting, successful and long-running natural products marketplace in our industry – attracting an enthusiastic spectrum of top suppliers, buyers and industry professionals. We expect close to 8,000 participants at NNFA 2005, where you'll find hundred of opportunities to network at special events, meetings and workshops. The friendly, intimate nature of our show floor allows you to spend more one-on-one time together, as you build the relationships that are so important to your business.

Web site: http://www.nnfa.org/tradeshow05/index.htm


July 20 and 27, 2005: Handmade Paper Workshop with Judy Haas, The Dahl Arts Center, 713 Seventh Street, Rapid City, South Dakota, USA.

Learn the techniques of making hand-crafted paper with natural fibers such as cotton, hemp and yucca. Then learn how to make plaster molds for casting paper into relief sculptures. Dahl members receive discounts on classes; prices are shown as Dahl member/nonmember prices. Cost is $35/$40, supplies included. Financial assistance is available. Class meets 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. July 20 and 27. The Dahl Arts Center is a Rapid City-owned public facility.

Web site: http://thedahl.org, email: email, phone: 605-394-4101.


August 4, 2005: Hemp Combining Clinic, 9:30 am - 1 pm, 13 Km N. of Dauphin, MB, Canada on Highway 20 (watch for signs)

Agronomy Highlights: Combine and Equipment Modifications for Hemp:

Proudly Sponsored by Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance (CHTA), Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives (MAFI), Parkland Crop Diversification Foundation (PCDF). Produced by Parkland Industrial Hemp Growers. $20.00 registration fee which includes a barbecue.

Register and more info at Parkland Industrial Hemp Growers web site: www.pihg.net, email: pihg@mts.net, phone: 204-629-4367


August 12, 2005: Ontario Hemp Alliance Hemp Field Day 2005, starting at 1:00 pm at the farm of Dan Scheele - south-west of Woodstock, Ontario, Canada

Mr. Dan Scheele and his family farm 200 acres cash crop and run a family hog finishing business. Mr. Scheele has previously grown 2 successful hemp fibre crops under contract and is growing a certified seed crop in 2005.

Directions available on the OHA web site: www.ontariohempalliance.org


August 20-21, 2005: Field 05, Celebration in a Hemp Field, Craik, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Come party in a field of hemp!

Web site: http://www.fieldfestival.ca, email: Jason Freeman jason@fieldfestival.ca, phone: 306-352-2496


August 26-28, 2005: 4th Annual Lakota Hemp Days

Alex White Plume, vice-president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, has announced the 4th Annual Lakota Hemp Days, August 26-28.

The event will be held at Alex White Plume's ranch headquarters near Manderson, So. Dak., on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

The specific site for Hemp Days activities is the "Horse Camp" near Kiza Park, one mile west of BIA Highway 33, at the Kiza Park turnoff three miles north of Manderson.

Friday, August 26
Set up camp Bring food and water.

Saturday, Aug. 27: Workshops
1: Paper-making with hemp fiber
2: Twine-making with combed hemp
See lost hemp fields
Speeches and presentation by Alex White Plume

Sunday, Aug. 28
Informal events and discussion

Stay in Tipi for small fee $50 suggested donation for the event

Hemp-fed buffalo burgers for small fee

Questions: Contact Vic White Plume 605-455-1122


September 9-11, 2005: 20th Annual Vegetarian Food Fair, York Quay Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The Vegetarian Food Fair offers a wide range of free programming to visitors, including cooking demonstrations, guest speakers, workshops, book signing sessions, film screenings, children's activities and free samples of natural & organic food products.

Web site: http://www.veg.ca/foodfair


September 15-18, 2005: Natural Products Expo East, Washington, DC Convention Center, Washington, DC, USA.

Expo East & West are both rated as one of the top 200 trade shows in the U.S., according to Tradeshow Week.

Web site: http://www.expoeast.com, email: tradeshows@newhope.com, For more information or to register, call 1-866-458-4935 (toll free, U.S. only) or 303-390-1776.


September 17, 2005: 15th Annual Freedom Rally, High Noon to 5:30pm, Boston Common, Boston, MA, USA.

Please joint the thousands of other people who enjoy this event every year.

Web site: http://www.masscann.org.


September 24-25, 2004: Green Festival, Washington D.C. Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW, Washington, DC, USA.

Web site: http://www.greenfestivals.com.


September 29-30, 2005: 2005 CHTA Hemp Conference: Crossing Borders, Greenwood Inn, 1715 Wellington Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

The Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance/ Alliance Commerciale Canadienne du Chanvre (CHTA/ACCC) will be holding its 2004 Conference and Annual General Meeting in Winnipeg, Manitoba on September 29th-30th, 2005 at The Greenwood Inn. CHTA AGM and Business Meeting will be held on the evening of September 29th, and Annual Conference will be held on of Sept. 30th (Full Day).

Conference cost will be $75 for CHTA/ACCC members and 100 $ for nonmembers.

For Ticket Sales and Preregistration contact Arthur Hanks, CHTA office: http://www.hemptrade.ca, email: arthur@hemptrade.ca, phone: (306) 757-HEMP (4367), Greenwood Inn web site: http://www.greenwoodinn.ca/winnipeg/home.html.


October 22-23, 2005: Mind, Body & Beyond Expo, Los Angeles Convention Center: Hall A, 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

The Mind, Body & Beyond Expo is a holistic lifestyle expo that showcases products and service for health and well being. Exhibits include; yoga, massage, spa, organic living, vitamins, herbs and natural beauty products.

Web sites: Mind, Body & Beyond Expo http://www.mbbexpo.com, Los Angeles Convention Center http://www.lacclink.com


October 13-16, 2005: CHFA Expo East, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building Exhibit Hall A/B/C, 255 Front Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada.

This is Canada's largest natural products trade show.

Web site: http://www.chfa.ca/default.asp?action=article&ID=78, CHFA main page http://www.chfa.ca, Metro Toronto Convention Centre http://www.mtccc.com


October 14-16, 2005: 16th Annual Bioneers Conference - Visionary and Practical Solutions for Restoring the Earth and People, Marin Center, San Rafael, California, USA.

Web site: http://www.bioneers.org.


October 23-27, 2005: The 2005 FAO/ESCORENA International Conference: Textiles for Sustainable Development, Tsitsikamma Conference Centre, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Established in 1974 by FAO and European research institutions, the European System of Cooperative Research Networks in Agriculture (ESCORENA) is an umbrella for cooperation between research institutions focused on food, agriculture and related fields. It aims to promote the voluntary exchange of information and experimental data, to support joint research projects and to facilitate the sharing of expertise and technologies, especially from the more advanced nations to developing countries.

The textile industry is the fourth largest sector in the world, providing direct and indirect employment to millions of people. The potential of generating employment through initiatives in this sector such as, agro-economic activities of growing natural fibres and the efficient processing of them into various products encompassing the whole value chain effectively provides the opportunity for sustainable development, particularly in developing nations faced with problems of unemployment, rural destruction caused by poverty and lack of advanced skills. The present conference entitled "Textiles for Sustainable Development" is aimed at bringing together experts from the fibre, textiles, clothing, agriculture, composite and niche product areas on a common platform for discussing recent progress, dissemination of research and technical findings and to determine the scope of future research for the economic development of South Africa in particular and the whole world at large.

Web site: http://www.textileconference2005.co.za


October 24-26, 2005: Wood-Plastic and Natural Fiber Composites 2005, Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor, 300 Light Street, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Details Coming Soon! Geofrey Kime, P.Eng., President of Hempline Inc., will be speaking.

Web site: http://www.principiaconferences.com


November 3-4, 2005: Hemp Industries Association 12th Annual Convention, Ramada Plaza Hotel, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Web site: http://www.thehia.org, email: Candi Penn info@thehia.org, phone: 707-874-3648.


November 5-6, 2004: Green Festival, San Francisco Concourse, 8th & Brannan St, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Web site: http://www.greenfestivals.com.


 

Past Events - 2004

January 22-25, 2004: 23rd Annual Guelph Organic Conference: Building Sustainable Economies, Guelph University Centre, Ontario, Canada.

Saturday is always the busiest day of the Conference. Starting with the hustle-bustle of over 100 companies setting up their two day Trade Show tables in the Guelph University Centre (U.C.) at 6.00 am, to the 9.15 am mass movement of 600+ people heading downstairs to hear the Keynote, to the mid-day buzz and excitement of 1200 enthusiasts in the building, buying, selling and bartering organics, to the late afternoon exhaustion after you've renewed dozens of friendships with organic farmers, to the Saturday evening relaxing with friends. That's why we've described this as 'your mid-winter organic experience.'

Full details and Registration Form avaiable at the Guelph Organic Conference web site below.

Web site: www.guelphorganicconf.ca.


January 26-29, 2004: 2004 PaperWeek International - 90th Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Sponsored by the Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada PaperWeek International is the world's premier event serving the pulp and paper industry.

Register online at: http://www.paptac.ca. Please also see: http://www.paptac.ca/nwfc/ for information on the PAPTAC - Non-Wood Fibre Committee.


February 10-12, 2004: World Ag Expo, Tulare, California, USA

The 37th annual World Ag Expo is the world's largest farm equipment show. The exposition offers agriculture's best equipment, technology, products and services from more than 1,600 exhibitors.

HIA and Vote Hemp will be there for the third year.

Web site: http://www.worldagexpo.com, General Information email: info@farmshow.org, To order tickets: Advance tickets can be purchased online or email: tickets@farmshow.org, or phone: 559-688-1751 or 1-800-999-9186.


March 4-7, 2004: Natural Products Expo West 2004, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA, USA

Connecting buyers and sellers at the Premier Tradeshow for the natural products industry, Natural Products Expo West is four days of buying, selling, education and fun that will help you grow your business all year long.

With more than 50,000 products, 1,300 exhibitors and 220,000 square feet of shopping, Natural Products Expo West 2004 is where the Natural Products community meets.

Web site: http://www.expowest.com, Request for more information - Form http://www.newhope.com/more_info_form.cfm.


May 2 - 4, 2004: Organic Trade Association - All Things Organic Conference & Trade Show, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

All Things Organic is the place to be if you're passionate about organic, want and need to learn about the latest issues and regulations facing the industry, looking for outstanding business opportunities to meet decision makers, and enjoy doing business in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Web site: http://www.atoexpo.com, organized by Diversified Business Communications, email: ato@divcom.com, phone: 207-842-5504.


May 5-7, 2004: SupplySide East 2004 International Trade Show & Conference, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

SupplySide East offers the natural and healthy product manufacturer one-stop shopping to source ingredients for your healthy and natural products, learn about the latest science and ingredients, and develop new products and extensions.

Web site: http://www.supplysideshow.com/east/.


June 12, 2004: Freedom Roast 2004, A grassy knoll next to Wild Water West, Sioux Falls, South Dakota - 5 miles west of the Sioux Falls Empire Mall on 41st Street, 1 mile south on Highway 17, Exit 77.

You are invited to An old fashion county fair style, get-together for American Small Businessmen, their families, and the public.

A Hog Roast - South Dakota style, with all the fixings, will take place June 12, from noon until after the fireworks.

Join us for a fun-filled family day where small businesses can mix and mingle, exchange ideas, and discuss issues.

Three cash prizes of $50.00 each will be drawn, so please register for them @ the Freedom Roast Tent. Drawing will be held @ 9:00pm.

And if the kids get bored watching the air show, listening to live music or can't sit still for the fireworks; we have activities, inflatable play areas and not to mention - Wild Water West is just outside the gate!

Scheduled events and attractions include:

Remember, advance tickets must be purchased by June 9th.

Web site: http://www.freedomroast.us.


June 27-July 1, 2004: 6th Congress of International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids (ISSFAL), The Brighton Centre, Brighton, UK.

Web site: http://wheldonevents.co.uk/issfal/, http://www.issfal.org.uk/


July 16, 2004: Ontario Hemp Alliance Field Day, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (registration/coffee, from 9 'till 10). Agronomy Building, Ridgetown College/University of Guelph, 120 Main Street, Ridgetown, Ontario, Canada.

The day will focus on the state of the hemp industry in Ontario and throughout Canada, as well as developments that will influence the next decade. Included will be visits to both research breeding plots and to production plots of the many varieties of hemp under investigation.

Presentations will feature leading researchers and producers with a strong emphasis on bio-fibre applications.

This event is co-sponsored by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Ridgetown College / The University of Guelph and is underwritten by the Ontario Hemp Alliance with the support of the Canadian Technology Network.

Please register before June 30, 2004 for discount.

Web site: http://www.ontariohempalliance.org, email: info@OntarioHempAlliance.org, Call OMAF Contact Centre: 1-877-424-1300.


July 17-18, 2004: Emerald Empire Hempfest 2004, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Bittersweet Campground, off Highway 126 east of Blue River, Oregon, USA. Free.

Our goal is as our mission statement states: to raise awareness of Hemp's uses and benefits. The event will feature the benefits of the Hemp plant, including Industrial Hemp, new developments in Europe and Canada, and how they are poised to become an economic boon to America's economy with the fine plant's multitude of uses. Our goal is to counteract, neutralize and eradicate government propaganda regarding this plant.

Music will be provided by, but is not limited to, I'chele and the Circle of Light, Jupiter Hollow, 2 Bucks Short, Uprite Dub Orchestra, The Koozies, The Yawn, Shudders, The Ingredients, Ritmo de la Noche, The Deep Woods Band, Mixed Blood, Sticky Mouse, Lucitic, Silas, Johnny Wilde, and Ibis. There will be two stages, and one acoustical/activist stage. There will be vendors offering many products derived from the Hemp plant. Healthy food and drink will be available.

Web site: http://www.teenetusa.com/eeh/, phone 434-2377.


July 21-23, 2004: NBJ/Newport Summit, Coronado Island Marriott Resort, San Diego California, USA.

In two half-days of education, the Summit program will focus on topics that will help industry executives discern not only the current trends but also those just beyond the horizon. Be part of discussions on:

One of the featured speakers is Andrew Weil, M.D., Director, Integrative Medicine of the College of Medicine, University of Arizona

Web site: http://www.newportsummit.com, email: tradeshows@newhope.com, phone: 1-866-458-4935 (toll free, U.S. only) or 1-303-390-1776


August 21-22, 2004: Seattle Hempfest 2004, Myrtle Edwards Park, Pier 70, Seattle, Washington, USA.

After evaluating final attendance estimates from a variety of sources we feel confident that around 185,000 peaceful people came out to support Hempfest in 2003. Folks from all walks of life contributed to another tremendously successful year of peace, pride, politics and passion. Attendees enjoyed six stages of the finest speakers on the subject and world class musical support right on Seattle's beautiful waterfront.

Web site: http://www.hempfest.org.


August 25-29, 2004: 2nd Annual Lakota Hemp Days, Kiza Park - 3 Miles N of Manderson, South Dakota, USA - on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Alex White Plume, his family, Hemphasis Magazine, the South Dakota Industrial Hemp Council, and those involved with the Lakota Hemp Project invite you to attend the 2nd Annual Lakota Hemp Days on the Pine Ridge Reservation this August 25th through 29th. Last year (2003) in late August, the Hemp Industries Association (HIA), the world's largest hemp trade organization, held their annual convention at Kiza Park, near Alex White Plume's hemp fields. The event was a big success; there were dozens of hemp experts, manufactures, writers, activists, storeowners, native Lakota folks, Canadian hemp farmers, and South Dakotans who attended the event. We want to build on last year's momentum and make this gathering an annual event.

Fro more info email: Bob Newland newland@rapidcity.com.


September 10-12, 2004: 20th Annual Vegetarian Food Fair, York Quay Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The Vegetarian Food Fair offers a wide range of free programming to visitors, including cooking demonstrations, guest speakers, workshops, book signing sessions, film screenings, children's activities and free samples of natural & organic food products.

Web site: http://www.veg.ca/foodfair


September 18, 2004: 15th Annual Freedom Rally, High Noon to 6:00pm, Boston Common, Boston, MA, USA.

Please joint the thousands of other people who enjoy this event every year.

Web site: http://www.masscann.org.


September 18-19, 2004: Green Festival, Washington D.C. Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW, Washington, DC, USA.

Web site: http://www.greenfestivals.com.


September 18-19, 2004: Mind, Body & Beyond Expo, Los Angeles Convention Centre, 1201 S Figuera Ave, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

The Mind, Body & Beyond Expo is a holistic lifestyle expo that showcases products and service for health and well being. Exhibits include; yoga, massage, spa, organic living, vitamins, herbs and natural beauty products.

Web site: http://www.mbbexpo.com


September 23-26, 2004: CHFA Expo East, Metro Toronto Convention Centre (North Building), 255 Front Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada.

This is Canada's largest natural products trade show.

Web site: http://www.chfa.ca/expoeast.php, CHFA main page http://www.chfa.ca


October 14-17, 2004: Natural Product Expo East, The NEW Washington, DC Convention Center, Washington, DC, USA.

Expo East & West are both rated as one of the top 200 trade shows in the U.S., according to Tradeshow Week.

Web site: http://www.expoeast.com and/or http://naturalproductsexpo.com, email: tradeshows@newhope.com, For more information or to register, call 1-866-458-4935 (toll free, U.S. only) or 303-390-1776.


October 24, 2004: Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance/ Alliance Commerciale Canadienne du Chanvre, Conference and Annual General Meeting, The Fairmont Hotel, 2 Lombard Place, near the intersection of Portage and Main, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

The 2004 CHTA Conference will include speakers on hemp seed food, hemp production, hemp as a nutraceutical, and the latest research, as well as address issues related to fibre processing, economic development and new opportunities.

The all day event will begin at 8 AM and will include a hemp lunch, snacks, and excellent networking opportunities for entrepreneurs, farmers, businesses and researchers involved in the Canadian hemp industry. As well, the CHTA's AGM will include elections for Board of Directors and a membership roundtable.

This event follows the University of Manitoba's "Role of CLA in Human Health Conference", also to be held at the Fairmont Hotel on October 21-23rd.

Conference cost will be $50 for CHTA/ACCC members and 75 $ for nonmembers. Table display opportunities will be made available for $50 to CHTA members. Space is limited.

Ticket Sales and Pre-registration open Sept 1st, 2004.

The CHTA welcomes speaker inquiries. Full speaker lineup will be announced September 1st.

CHTA web site: http://www.hemptrade.ca, The Fairmont Hotel web site: http://www.fairmont.com/winnipeg/, email: arthur@hemptrade.ca, phone: (306) 757-HEMP (4367).


October 30, 2004: 10:00 am until 5:00 pm, Sixth Annual Santa Barbara Hemp Festival, at the "Sunken Gardens" (Next to Santa Barbara County Courthouse on Anapamu between Anacapa & Santa Barbara Streets) in downtown Santa Barbara, California, USA.

This annual event features Industrial Hemp Vendors, Live Music, Speakers, and TWO Fashion Shows. Everyone is welcome and admission is FREE. Presented by the Santa Barbara Hemp Company and HEMPWISE of Isla Vista.

Web site: http://santabarbarahempco.com, email: Steve Levine steve@santabarbarahemp.com.


November 3 - 5, 2004: Hemp Industries Association 11th Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Web site: http://www.thehia.org/news_reports/convention/2004conv_notice.html, email: Candi Penn info@thehia.org, phone: 707-874-3648.


November 6 - 7, 2004: Green Festival, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Web site: http://www.greenfestivals.com.


November 5-14, 2004: The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, National Trade Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Once a year, country comes to the city. Now in its 82nd year the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair celebrates excellence in Agriculture, Horticulture and Equestrian Sport through world class competitions, exhibitions and education.

Web site: http://www.royalfair.org, email: information@royalfair.org , phone: 416-263-3400.


November 18-19, 2004: Second International Conference of the European Industrial Hemp Association & Workshop Hemp Building Material, EuroMedia Apart-Hotel, Ursulastraße 29, Huerth, Germany (near Cologne).

The aim of the conference is to bring together the leading hemp companies and institutes, to exchange recent information about markets and technologies, to get the business ahead and to start new projects! One topic of the conference is to found EIHA as an official association. The conference language will be English.

More information and registration: http://www.eiha.org/conference2nd.htm, email: Michael Karus contact@nova-institut.de.


 

Past Events - 2003

January 8, 2003: Hemp Lifeline to the Future, 7 to 8 pm Pacific Time, Redwood Community Radio - KMUD, 91.1 / 88.3 / 88.9 FM, and online - Humboldt County, California, USA.

Host Steve Levine's guest will be Erik Rothenberg, president of Atlas Corporation, one of the largest importers of hempseed oil in the United States. Erik is also on the Board of Directors of the Hemp Industies Association and VoteHemp, Inc.

Listen online at: http://www.kmud.org.


January 23-26, 2003: 22nd Annual Organic Agriculture Conference: Organic Goes Mainstream, Guelph University Centre, Ontario, Canada.

A leading annual North American organic agriculture event. Over 30 workshops, panels and seminars; 100 booth 2 day trade show, AGM's and Certifier Strategy Meetings and The Guelph Public Forum: Who will feed the world? A Panel Discussion and much more.

Web site: www.guelphorganicconf.ca, email: organix@georgian.net, phone: (519) 824-4120 ext. 52558


February 3, 2003: 1:00 PM - Public Hearing for LD 53, Cross Building, Room 206, Augusta, Maine, USA.

The Maine State Legislature Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry public hearing on the bill LD 53 "An Act to Allow Experimentation in the Cultivation of Agricultural Hemp"

The main link for LD 53 is: here, for a map and directions to the hearing click here.


February 7, 2003: Saskatchewan Hemp Association Annual General Meeting & Hemp Conference, Assiniboia Club, 1925 Victoria Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

SHA's 2003 AGM and Conference is a fine opportunity for people interested in hemp's possibilities for western Canada to find working partners within the industry. Producers will discover growing prospects for 2003 and beyond. New, real value-added industries will emerge in Saskatchewan around organic and healthy hemp food, biomass ethanol, and hemp and agfibre production and processing. Come down to learn and connect at a truly progressive industry conference.

Web site: www.saskhemp.com, email: Arthur Hanksarthur@saskhemp.com, phone: (306) 757-4367


February 11-13, 2003: World Ag Expo, Tulare, California, USA

The 36th annual World Ag Expo is the world's largest farm equipment show. The exposition offers agriculture's best equipment, technology, products and services from more than 1,400 exhibitors.

Web site: http://www.worldagexpo.org, General Information email: info@farmshow.org, To order tickets email: tickets@farmshow.org, or phone: 559-688-1751 or 1-800-999-9186.


February 12, 2003: Hemp Lifeline to the Future, 7 to 8 pm Pacific Time, Redwood Community Radio - KMUD, 91.1 / 88.3 / 88.9 FM, and online - Humboldt County, California, USA.

Host Steve Levine's guest will be David Frankel, director on the boards of the HIA and VoteHemp and a participating lawyer on several hemp related litigations including the HIA/DEA federal court case on hemp food and the civil suit regarding the latest hemp crop on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Hemp Lifeline to the Future is brought to you by the Hemp Industries Association.

Listen online at: http://www.kmud.org.


March 12, 2003: Hemp and the Environment, 6 p.m., Room 105 of the Bernhard Center, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA.

As part it annual Earth Week program at Western Michigan University, Students for a Sustainable Earth presents "Hemp and the Environment."

The presentation will provide a brief history of the non-psychoactive industrial crop, highlighting the environmental benefits of hemp. The presentation will also attempt to dispel myths associated with the controversial cousin of an illegal drug. After the presentation, an informative video will be shown followed by an informal reception where hemp food, clothing, and other products will be available.

For more information, please contact Tristan Brown, email: t0brown@wmich.edu, Media contact: Thom Myers, email: thomas.myers@wmich.edu


March 13, 2003: Hemp Lifeline to the Future, 7 to 8 pm Pacific Time, Redwood Community Radio - KMUD, 91.1 / 88.3 / 88.9 FM, and online - Humboldt County, California, USA.

Host Steve Levine, having just returned from Washington, D.C. and Bern, Switzerland from the CannaTrade International Hemp Fair, will be discussing what is happening in the hemp industry at our nation's capitol and in Europe. Hemp Lifeline to the Future is brought to you by the Hemp Industries Association.

Listen online at: http://www.kmud.org.


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April 12, 2003: 1 PM to 5 PM, Ontario Commercial Hemp Symposium 2003, The Wolf Performance Hall, London Public Library, London, Ontario, Canada.

5 years, 50 lessons, and 500 new opportunities: The History and Future of Industrial Hemp Use in Canada. Key note address presentations: Hemp Biology and Ecology, Culitvating Hemp, Agronomy and Regulations, Processing, Products & Markets, Hemp Fibre & Hemp Food, Panel Discussion: the Future of Hemp. Sponsored by Hempola, Ontario Hemp Alliance, The Cool Hemp Company, Hempline, Ruth's Hemp Foods, Fast Fuel, Spirit Stream Trading Co.

Box Office
Last Word - The Library Store
519-439-9706
$5 Students with I.D.
$10 Members and Seniors
$15 General Admittance

Please click here for more information on this important event.


June 13, 2003: Hemp Lifeline to the Future, 7 to 8 pm Pacific Time, Redwood Community Radio - KMUD 88.3, 88.9, 91.1 FM and kmud.org Online, Humboldt County, California, USA.

Please tune in to KMUD this coming Friday nite, for "Hemp: Lifeline to the Future" brought to you by the Hemp Industries Association and hosted by Steve Levine from the Santa Barbara Hemp Company.

Special guest will be David Bronner, President of Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, Chair of the HIA Food and Oil Committee, and a Director of Vote Hemp.

That's this Friday nite, June 13th from 7 to 8 pm, exclusively on KMUD.

Web site: http://www.kmud.org.


June 14-16, 2003:Bio-Logical Futures Conference, Delta Bessborough Hotel, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Bio-products are not simply a list of products, but rather products and processes which employ a biological approach, moving us closer to sustainability and meeting the Kyoto commitment while continuing to build on our quality of life. The conference name Bio-Logical Futures conveys the message that a biological and sustainable approach to our future makes sense.

The Bio-Logical Futures Conference is a dynamic and insightful conference featuring presentations by 23 experts with extensive experience in a wide range of bio-products. A highlight of this conference will be the keynote address by the internationally renowned scientist and business leader, Dr. J. Craig Venter, President of the Center for the Advancement of Genomics and former President and Founder of Celera Genomics.

Web site: http://www.bio-products.sk.ca.


June 16-17, 2003:1st PAPTAC Non-Wood Fibres Symposium: Fields of Fibre, Alberta Research Council, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

The PAPTAC Non-Wood Fibre Committee is proud to announce this two-day symposium in Edmonton Alberta. Set in the heart of straw agricultural crops, the theme will be the use of residual straw for pulp and paper applications.

The first day of the symposium will include a keynote speaker, distinguished guests, and numerous presentations pertaining to the use of agricultural by-products for pulp and paper production. The evening will be topped off with a dinner "al aire libre". On the second day, there will be a tour of the Al-Pac Pulp mill.

Please note that the advance registration deadline is June 2, 2003.

Web site: http://www.paptac.ca/nwfc/events.htm, email: Wade Chute chute@arc.ab.ca.


July 13, 2003: 5th Annual Santa Barbara Hemp Festival, De la Guerra Plaza, next to City Hall in downtown Santa Barbara, California, USA. Noon to 8pm. Admission is free.

The Hemp Industries Association along with Hempwise and Santa Barbara Hemp is presenting the 5th annual Santa Barbara Hemp Festival to be held on Sunday July 13th in De la Guerra Plaza, next to City Hall in downtown Santa Barbara. Open to the public from noon to 8pm and admission is free. Along with Hemp Vendors and Live Music there will be Speakers, including Santa Barbara Mayor Marty Blum, and a Hemp Fashion Show.

The 4th annual Santa Barbara Hemp Festival was a huge success. With over 2,000 people attending it was a fun and educational event. The keynote speakers were Santa Barbara Mayor Marty Blum and Chris Conrad, other speakers included Jack Herer, Erik Rothenberg, Lisa Schwartz, Al Espino, and Mikki Norris.

Proceeds benefit the Hemp Industries Association!

Web site: http://www.santabarbarahempco.com, email: Steve Levine steve@santabarbarahemp.com, phone: 805-969-4300.


July 19-August 3, 2003: The Bridport Story - Rope and Net : Hemp and Flax, Bridport Town Hall, East Street, Bridport, England.

This year Bridport celebrates the 750th anniversary of its Royal Charter. Following a celebrational Church Service in St Mary's Church at 10 a.m on Saturday July 5th, a medieval Festival will be held in Asker Meadows until early evening July 6th re-creating life in 1253, while celebrating life in 2003 today.

The town's prosperity in the year 1253 was based on the monopoly of the rope and net industry and so to celebrate our unique heritage, The Bridport Heritage Forum is staging an exhibition on the rope and net: hemp and flax industry of the area.

The exhibition will be staged in Bridport Town Hall from Saturday 19th July to Sunday 3rd August and will focus on the trade and the people who have been involved in the industry for over 800 years.

The exhibition charts the changes from natural fibres to man made fibres, from outworker to factory employee, from the medieval provision of nets for the navy, through the provision of nets for a variety of purposes down through the centuries including fishing , sporting and transport industries and for the armed forces. The exhibition also celebrates the continuation of the trade with photographs and information on the firms that continue the town's historic traditions today.

Web site: http://www.bridportandwestbay.co.uk/bridportdorsetengland.asp, email: l.bullock@bridport-tc.gov.uk, phone 01308. Please also see the news story at: Town charts 750 years of history by Margery Hookings, Dorset Echo, July 7, 2003.


August 20 - 23, 2003: 2003 Hemp Industries Association Convention, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, USA.

Kiza Park is a beautiful space for gathering in the arms of the Lakota Sioux tribal lands. Attendees can enjoy camping in a tipi village, so bring your sleeping bags. There are also hotels in Hot Springs and Chadron available.

Delicious native and hemp food meals in the outdoor kitchen! Dinner will be provided on Wednesday evening. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner served on Thursday and Friday. Breakfast will be served on the last day, Saturday. (8 meals total)

Transportation: Take a flight to Rapid City. An event bus is available to transport you to/from the airport. (It's an hour-plus road trip south to Pine Ridge Reservation) The bus will take us to other sites like the hemp house, and the wild horse sanctuary.

This is an opportunity for us to share in the Lakota Sioux culture, strengthening the roots of our dedication to the plant and planet. Also featured will be a general meeting for HIA business, a silent auction of hemp products, a hemp seminar open to all to discuss the hemp industry and ask/answer questions, and a benefit concert Saturday night. Proceeds will go to The White Plume Legal Defense Fund. Please send product donations to the HIA or bring them to the event.

You can look forward to these Activities: Networking - enjoying each other and the scenery, including the Hemp Plot and local creek. Campfires. Horseback Riding. Hemp House Visit. Wild Horse Sanctuary Visit. This will be a family event, with children welcome.

Registration includes meals, tipi camping at Kiza Park, transportation during the event, activities, and meetings. $200 per person. $150 for additional family members.

A public Hemp Seminar is planned for Friday, Aug. 22 at the Hot Springs Civc Center Theatre, featuring speakers, vending, and a silent auction to benefit the WhitePlume Defense Fund.

If you have any questions, suggestions, or comments, please contact the HIA Office

Please click here to download a PDF info sheet.

Web site: http://www.thehia.org, email: Candi Penn info@thehia.org, phone: 707-874-3648.


September 1-3, 2003: EcoComp - An International Conference on Eco-Composites, Queen Mary, University of London, London, UK.

First Circular and Call for Participation. Ecological awareness has resulted in a renewed interest in natural materials and issues such as recyclability and environmental safety are becoming increasingly important for the introduction of new composite materials and products. Environmental legislation as well as consumer demand are all increasing the pressure on manufacturers of materials and end-products to consider the environmental impact of their products at all stages of their life cycle, including recycling and ultimate disposal.

Hence, a 'cradle-to-grave' approach emerges. These environmental issues have recently generated considerable interest in the development of composite materials based on renewable resources such as natural fibres as environmentally friendly and low-cost alternatives for glass fibres and the use of plastics based on renewable resources for the development of true biocomposites. Currently a large number of interesting applications are emerging and especially the automotive industry is looking seriously into the use of eco-composites as a way to serve the environment and at the same time save weight and cost. The objective of EcoComp is to promote the exchange of information on new developments in the area of eco-composites.

Web site: http://www.materials.qmw.ac.uk/ecocomp/, Contact: Ms Sandra Wells, EcoComp Conference Office, The Department of Materials, email: s.wells@qmul.ac.uk, Conference Organisers: Dr Ton Peijs, Queen Mary, University of London, Department of Materials, email: t.peijs@qmul.ac.uk, Dr Caroline Baillie, Imperial College, University of London, Department of Materials, email: c.baillie@ic.ac.uk.


September 4-7, 2003: Natural Product Expo East, The NEW Washington, DC Convention Center, Washington, DC, USA

The following hemp companies will be exhibiting or selling products at the Expo East: Acorn Designs; Dr. Bronners Magic Soaps; Ecolution; Epicurean Soap Company; French Meadow Bakery; Gertrude & Bronner's Magic Alpsnack; North American Hemp Co.; Jason Natural Cosmetics; Kiss My Face; Nature's Path Foods, Inc. and Raining Rose. Additionally, the following hemp companies will be sharing a booth with the HIA and the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance (CHTA): Canolio Nutraceutics; Hemp Oil Canada, Inc.; Hempola, Inc.; Hempzel Pretzels; Mantioba Harvest; Nutiva, Inc. and Ruth's Hemp Foods.

Expo East & West are both rated as one of the top 200 trade shows in the U.S., according to Tradeshow Week.

Web site: http://www.expoeast.com and/or http://naturalproductsexpo.com, email: tradeshows@newhope.com, For more information or to register, call 1-866-458-4935 (toll free, U.S. only) or 303-390-1776.


September 11-12, 2003: 4th International Symposium on Materials made from Renewable Resources, Erfurt Exhibition and Conference Centre, Erfurt, Germany.

The latest scientific discouveries regarding material applications of fibres, starch, carbohydrates, fats and oils. For the first time a separate section for cellulose and cellulose derivates. The successful section "Building with renewable raw materials" will be continued this year.

Also includes the Exhibition for Renewable Resources, Technologies and Products on September 11-13.

Web site: http://www.narotech.de, email: info@narotech.de.


September 12, 2003: Hemp Lifeline to the Future, 7 to 8 pm Pacific Time, Redwood Community Radio - KMUD 88.3, 88.9, 91.1 FM and kmud.org Online, Humboldt County, California, USA.

Please tune in to KMUD this coming Friday nite, for "Hemp: Lifeline to the Future" brought to you by the Hemp Industries Association and hosted by Steve Levine from the Santa Barbara Hemp Company.

Special guest will be Kenyon Gibson, British author of a great new book titled "Hemp for Victory"...and also...the latest hemp news, from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.


September 27, 2003: Hempola Valley Farms Hemp Harvest Celebration, Hempola Valley Farms, 2133 Forbes Road, RR#1 Barrie, Ontario, Canada. 11:00am and 2:00pm. Free tours.

Drop by for a fun filled hemp experience. There will be free tours, antique cars, local artists including long time Hempola supporter Rod Prouse, lots of free samples, a big sale in the Hempola barn, and much more. Education will be an important element for the day... you will actually see how Hempola products are grown and made.

To top it off there will be live music. Leviride, an aspiring Toronto based band just returning from a tour in the U.S., hits the stage in the barn at 5 pm. The schedule for the day will run from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm; tours are set for 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Admission is free. Hempola Valley Farms is located 6 km north of Barrie on Highway 400 at exit 111 (Forbes Road) in the village of Dalston. A location map is available at www.hempola.com.

Web site: http://www.hempola.com, email: info@hempola.com, phone: 1-800-240-9215


September 29 - October 1, 2003: Worldnutra 2003, Riviera Hotel Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

International Conference and Exhibition on Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods

Web site: http://www.worldnutra.com.


October 1-3, 2003: SupplySide West 2003 International Trade Show & Conference, The Venetian & The Sands Expo, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

SupplySide West offers the natural and healthy product manufacturer one-stop shopping to source ingredients for your healthy and natural products, learn about the latest science and ingredients, and develop new products and extensions.

Web site: http://www.supplysideshow.com/west/.


October 6-7, 2003:Canada as a Global Functional Food Ingredient Innovator, Sponsored by the Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals, The Fairmont Hotel, 2 Lombard Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

The Canadian nutraceutical, natural health product (NHP) and functional food industry has garnered a great deal of attention and enthusiasm on the part of governments, the agri-food sector, health care and research communities in Canada for its significant potential to provide:

The Western Canadian industry, in particular, is characterized by small and medium sized companies that are science-based and focused heavily on research and development to leverage health applications of value-added ingredients from basic agricultural commodities grown mostly in the region. The industry is moving increasingly to branding of its ingredients, with larger companies bringing the products to market. Functional food ingredient manufacturers face much different challenges than traditional food producers or supplement manufacturers in many aspects of product development, research and marketing.

This conference will attempt to address these issues through presentations by world renowned speakers as to "How to position Canada as a Global Functional Food Ingredient Innovator".

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Web site: http://www.umanitoba.ca/afs/ffnc/, email: Kelley C. Fitzpatrick Kelley_Fitzpatrick@umanitoba.ca, phone: 204-474-9713.


October 11-15, 2003: Anuga 2003, Cologne, Germany

Anuga will have a new underlying trade fair concept when it opens its doors in 2003. Ten separate food fairs will be focusing on ten strong sectors under the shared roof of Anuga. The goal of the new conceptual development is to allow the individual sub-sectors to benefit from the excellent international reputation of the well-known "trademark" of Anuga. At the same time, each of them will be developing an independent profile to attract exhibitors and visitors alike. Bringing all these sectors together Anuga will make participation in the trade fair even more effective for both of these target groups.

The names of the ten specialized trade fairs are short and to the point: They identify ten strong sectors that will be presenting themselves efficiently and to their best advantage in their national and international contexts under the shared roof of Anuga.

10 trade fairs under one roof.

Web site: http://www.anuga.com.


October 16 - 19, 2003: Canadian Health Food Association - CHFA Expo East 2003, Convention & Trade Show, Metro Toronto Convention Centre (North Building), 255 Front Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Web site: http://www.chfa.ca/events/expoeast.htm, email: mdawood@chfa.ca, phone: 905-479-6939.


October 17, 2003: Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance Annual General Meeting, Holiday Inn, 370 King Street West, Toronto, Canada.

The CHTA meeting will be held between 6-9 pm; the itinerary will consist of supper followed by a business meeting, and features the election of the CHTA Board of Directors.

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Web site: http://www.hemptrade.ca, email: Arthur Hanks arthur@saskhemp.com, phone: 306-757-HEMP (4367)


October 17-19, 2003: 14th Annual Bioneers Conference - Visionary and Practical Solutions for Restoring the Earth, Marin Center, San Rafael, California, USA.

Web site: http://www.bioneers.org.


October 23-24, 2003: First International Conference of the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA), Conference Hotel EuroMedia Apart-Hotel, Huerth (near Cologne) Germany.

The aim of the conference is to bring together the leading hemp companies and institutes, to exchange recent information about markets and technologies, to get the business ahead and to start new projects! One topic of the conference is to found EIHA as an official association. The conference language will be English.

Web site: http, contact: Michael Karus (EIHA Coordinator & Managing Director of nova-Institute) email: contact@nova-institut.de.


November 7, 2003: Hemp: Lifeline to the Future, 7 to 8 pm Pacific Time, Redwood Community Radio - KMUD 88.3, 88.9, 91.1 FM and kmud.org Online, Humboldt County, California, USA.

Please tune in to KMUD this coming Friday night, for "Hemp: Lifeline to the Future" brought to you by the Hemp Industries Association and hosted by Steve Levine from the Santa Barbara Hemp Company.

Steve's guest will be Lenda Hand, owner of Humboldt Hemp Foods and organizer of this Saturday's 14th Annual Southern Humboldt Hempfest.


November 7, 2003: NAIHC 7th Annual Membership Meeting, via Conference Call, 1 to 3 pm.

Details on how to connect with the conference call will be provided shortly.

Web site: http://naihc.org/2003AGM.html, email: info@naihc.org.


November 8-9, 2003: San Francisco Green Festival, Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 8th St.(8th & Brannan), San Francisco, California, USA.

The Green Festival, co-produced by Global Exchange and Co-op America, brings together green enterprises, environmental groups, leading thinkers on the green economy, and thousands of attendees for a two-day party with a very serious objective: strenghtening the locally controlled, green economy and expanding popular support for policies aimed at sustainability and social justice.

Note: The Hemp Industries Association and Vote Hemp will be in Booth #929.

Web site: http://www.greenfestivals.com.


November 8, 2003: The Fourteenth Annual Southern Humboldt Hempfest, 12:00 noon at the Mateel Community Center, Redway, California, USA.

Contact: Lenda Hand - email: hempfest@humboldt.net, phone: 707-986-7759.


November 26, 2003: The Vicki Gabereau Show, CTV, Canada. For air time please check your local schedule.

Today one of Vicki's guests will be Ruth Shamai of Ruth's Hemp Foods demonstrating hemp cooking.

Web site: http://www.vancouvertelevision.com/gabereau.jsp.


December 1-4, 2003: Flax and Allied Fibre Plants for Human Welfare, National Research Centre, El-Tahrir Str. Dokki, Cairo, Egypt.

The conference will focus on different scientific activities in field of Natural Bast and Lignocellulosic Fibrous Plants. It will provide a forum of presentation and discussion among international experts, scientists and technologists and this will promote as well exchange of new scientific knowledge in this field of interest. It will encourage new trends in Industry, Medicine, Textile, Non textile, Nutrition, Hygienic, Cosmetic products application. Quality of these new advanced eco-friendly products, composites and energy issues will be discussed.

Organized by the National Research Centre (NRC), Dokki, Cairo, Egypt and Coordination Centre of FAO European Cooperative Research Network on Flax and other Bast Plants, Poznan, Poland.

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Past Events - 2002

January 11, 2002: Saskatchewan Hemp Association Annual Meeting, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

The SHA's annual meeting will be held as part of 2002's Crop Production Week. Speakers will address agronomics, processing issues, market and nutritional developments, and potentials for hemp in sectors such as industrial oils and renewable fuels. Canadian Regulatory update TBA (speaker pending from Health Canada); nonmembers are invited to attend.

Web site: http://www.cropweek.com/agenda.php3?day=Saskatchewan%20Hemp%20Association.


January 25-27, 2002: The Guelph Organic Show, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

The Guelph Organic Conference is one of Canada's largest public, organic events (1500+ attendance). This year's keynote speaker is Gunnar Rundgren, President of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements. Mr. Rundgren is from Sweden, where he is regarded as a leading consultant in organic certification. His keynote address on Saturday, January 26th is tentatively entitled: "Organics/Europe - Lessons For North American Agriculture.'

Web site: http://www.cog.ca/oc.htm.


February 6, 2002: Congressional Hemp Taste Test, Washington, DC, USA

On Feb. 6, hemp industry representatives will conduct a Congressional Hemp Taste Test by delivering hemp foods to members of Congress to demonstrate that these foods are safe, nutritious and should remain legal. Members of the media should contact Adam Eidinger at 202-986-6186 to schedule interviews or to learn more about the congressional taste test.

DEA Rule Faces Congressional Backlash; Hemp Industry to 'Dispose' Hemp Foods on Capitol Hill Feb. 6
     Vote Hemp Press Release. (February 4, 2002)


February 12-14, 2002: World Ag Expo, Tulare, California, USA

The 35th annual World Ag Expo is the world's largest farm equipment show.

Web site: http://www.worldagexpo.org, To order tickets email: tickets@worldagexpo.org, or phone: 559-688-1751 or 1-800-999-9186.


March 4-7, 2002: Russian Flax 2002, Vologda, Russia.

The 5th All-Russia Fair-Exhibition-Conference "Russian Flax 2002", will be held in the old, historical city of Vologda which is about 400 km north of Moscow. Organised by FGUP TSNIILKA -The Federal State Enterprise - Central Scientific-Research Institute for Integrated Automation of Light Industry -- The event is the largest of its kind in Russia.

Foreign guests will have the assistance of English-speaking representatives of the Vologda's local government.

Contact: Fair Exhibition Organisation Centre: "Flax House" Federal State Enterprise, ul. Shabolovka 26, 117049 Moscow, Russia, Tel/Fax: +70 (95) 237-35-45. 237-12-55. 236-63-32, email: nauka@tsniilka.ru.

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March 7-10, 2002: Natural Product Expo West, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, USA

East & West are both rated as one of the top 200 trade shows in the U.S., according to Tradeshow Week.

Web site: http://www.expowest.com and/or http://naturalproductsexpo.com, email: tradeshows@newhope.com, For more information or to register, call 1-866-458-4935 (toll free, U.S. only) or 303-390-1776.


March 10-12, 2002 : Nutracon, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, USA

The premier conference for the functional foods and nutraceuticals industry where you'll find the best minds discussing current trends and industry opportunities. Conveniently following Natural Products Expo West which is held March 7-10 in Anaheim, CA, USA

Web site: http://www.nutraconference.com, Exhibition and sponsorship information: Sherry Ames, Tel: 303-998-9250, email: sames@newhope.com.


March 16-17, 2002: The Total Health Show, 255 Front St. W., North Building, Main and Second Floors and Theatre, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Total Health 2002 - North America's Premier Natural Health Show.

For ticket and booth information contact: 416-490-0986; Toll free: 1-877-389-0996, Fax: 416-490-9949, Email: choc@consumerhealth.org, Web site: www.consumerhealth.org.


April 4-7, 2002: Canadian Health Food Association - CHFA Expo West 2002, Convention & Trade Show, Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Held annually at the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre. Over 1500 attendees last year. For more information, check out http://www.chfa.ca/events/expowest.htm.


April 10-11, 2002: 4th International Wood and Natural Fibre Composites Symposium, Kassel, Germany

Since our first symposium, held in Kassel in 1998, the interest in wood and natural fibre composites has continued to grow significantly. The purpose of the 4th symposium in this field of development is to describe the nature and structures of the new composite materials as well as to demonstrate their practical application, production technologies, products and markets.

Web site: http://www.kutech-kassel.de and/or http://www.krt.maschinenbau.uni-kassel.de/kutech/symposium4.html, email: specht@hrz.uni-kassel.de, Phone: (+49) 561/804-3688.


April 21, 2002: Earth Day Celebration - Benefit for Hemp Foods, Noon to 5pm, Precita Park (Folsom/Cesar Chavez), San Francisco, California, USA.

Environmental activist and actor Woody Harrelson will have his biodiesel and solar powered tourbus, The Mothership, at San Francisco's Precita Park, Earth Day Celebration, Sunday April 21, 2002, Noon to 5pm. The event is free to the public. Other environmental vehicles will include electrics and hybrids from Honda and Toyota as well as biodiesel vehicles converted to run on waste fryer oil.

Music will include Bob Weir, Fantuzzi, Hamsa Lila and an acoustic set by Michael Franti and members of Spearhead plus possible Special Guests. Loco Bloco (sponsored by Julia Butterfly and the Circle of Life Foundation), the Big Tadoo Puppet Crew and the Mystic Family Circus will also perform.

Woody Harrelson, Bob Weir and Randy Hayes, President of Rainforest Action Network and SF Environmental Commissioner, will be speaking about urban sustainability and environmental issues.

Environmental exhibits will include a hemp information wall, home solar displays and a non-toxic household products display.

Proceeds of donations and raffles at the event will benefit Votehemp.com's efforts to stop the DEA ban on hempseed foods and to lobby for the reintroduction of industrial hemp as an agricultural crop for U.S. farmers. The HIA and Votehemp recently scored a victory when the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily blocked illegal rules issued by the DEA that would have banned hemp food and oil products containing miniscule trace amounts of naturally occurring THC. The court order will remain in effect until the case, HIA v. DEA, is decided later this year. The hemp food case will be argued in San Francisco at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday, April 8, 2002 - for details see www.votehemp.com.

Precita Park is on Precita Ave., one block South of Cesar Chavez between Folsom and Alabama.

Web site: www.earthdaysf.org, email: info@earthdaysf.org, Contact David Frankel at: 415-707-2109


April 22, 2002: Earth Day, worldwide

You'll find Earth Day 2002 events everywhere - together sending a message loud and clear that our common home is precious, perishable, and belongs to all of us. Register your event for Earth Day 2002. Get online tips on how to organize an excellent event.

Web site: http://www.earthday.org


May 3-4, 2002: The Second National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics; Holiday Inn, Portland-Convention Center, 1021 NE Grand Ave., Portland, Oregon.

The Second National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics conference is aimed at health professionals learning to work with the medicinal cannabis initiative law. Also open to the general public.

Don Wirtshafter will be delivering information on the nutritional value of hempseed, hempseed oil, and hulled hempseed. Dr. Mary Beth Augustine, a holistic nutritionist, will verify the claims made on hemp's ability to heal a wide variety of human ailments and will explain to physicians in the audience how to use hemp foods in their practices.

Contributions of hemp foods items are needed for a demonstration of hemp nutritional and healing abilities to the medical profession. Hemp clothing companies are also urged to submit their latest styles for a hemp fashion show and auction to take place during a fundraising dinner after the event.

Web site: http://www.MedicalCannabis.com/Portland/, email: email, phone:


May 5-6, 2002: International Workshop on "Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Primary Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease", Delta Centre-Ville Hotel, 777 University Street, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (A satellite meeting of ISSFAL 2002 - Dietary Fats & Health, May 7-11)

The workshop will focus on the timeliness and appropriateness of undertaking a randomized, double blind placebo-controlled primary prevention trial of omega-3 fatty acid (FA) supplementation for reduction of morbidity and mortality due to coronary heart disease (CHD). In addition, the workshop will address proposed approaches to primary prevention trials that could potentially validate the statement "Omega-3 fatty acids lower the risk of coronary heart disease in the general population".

Web site: http://www.goldenplanners.com/issfal/ click on Omega-3 Workshop, email: info@goldenplanners.com, phone: 613-241-9333, fax: 613-565-2173


May 7-11, 2002: ISSFAL 2002 - "DIETARY FATS AND HEALTH" Fifth Congress of the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids Delta Centre-Ville Hotel, 777 University Street, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Web site: http://www.goldenplanners.com/issfal/, email: info@goldenplanners.com, phone: 416-978-8356, fax: 416-978-5882


May 8-11, 2002: Organic Trade Association - All Things Organic Conference & Trade Show, Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas, USA.

All Things Organic is the place to be if you're passionate about organic, want and need to learn about the latest issues and regulations facing the industry, looking for outstanding business opportunities to meet decision makers, and enjoy doing business in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Web site: http://www.ota.com/tradeshow/, email: tradeshowinfo@ota.com, phone: 517-575-0119.


May 10-11, 2002: 3rd Annual Nutraceutical Alliance Symposium, Lifetime Learning Centre, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

Please attend this exclusive conference focusing on natural supplements in animal health. Kelly Smith of Hempola Valley farms will be speaking on Hemp (Cannabis sativa) as a Nutraceutical.

For more info contact Wendy O'Neill at: 519-829-3541 or email: woneill@nutraceuticalalliance.com, web site: http://www.nutraceuticalalliance.com/symposium.htm.


May 15-18, 2002: Natural Product Expo Asia, Hong Kong Convention Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Natural Products Expo Asia is the ultimate sourcing show for all your natural product requirements and for maximizing business opportunities throughout the Asia Pacific region.

Web site: http://www.naturalproductsasia.com and/or http://naturalproductsexpo.com, For contact information please see: http://www.naturalproductsasia.com/naturalproductsasia/eng_contact.html.


May 17, 2002: Hemp Lifeline to the Future, 7 to 8 pm Pacific Time, Redwood Community Radio - KMUD, 91.1 / 88.3 / 88.9 FM, and online Humboldt County, California, USA.

Host, Steve Levine will be talking to Lenda Hand of Humboldt Hemp Foods about Hemp foods and a myriad of other topics. "Hemp, Lifeline to the Future" is brought to you by the Hemp Industries Association. You will need Real Player to listen.

Web site: http://www.kmud.org.


May 18, 2002: Hemp Straw House Schedules Momentous 'Bale Raising', Barrie, Ontario, Canada.

At the north end of Barrie in the village of Dalston, Hempola Valley Farms has been working for the past year at one of its most interesting hemp projects... the construction of an octagon 'round house' using hemp straw bales. Unique in its design and numerous details focused on environmental responsibility, the structure is deemed the first hemp straw building in North America, maybe the world.

And hemp straw bales aren't the only things made from hemp going into this project. Kelly Smith, Co-founder of Hempola comments, "The list of hemp materials we're using keeps rising. Along with the hemp straw bale walls, we're also incorporating the new Enviroshake roof shingles made using hemp fiber and our new all natural HempWood finishing oil with many different colour tints. We'll be applying HempWood to several surfaces like wood and bamboo floors, kitchen cabinets, concrete sealant... and we're also very close to a blended Hempola varnish to add a shiny protective coating to many of these surfaces. Also on the list is hemp fiber stucco, numerous hemp fabric applications and few other little surprises. Our longer term research will focus on such things as biofuel for heating. Imagine us growing our own heating fuel and processing it right at our farm."

Hempola Inc., a company primarily involved in producing food and personal care products made from hempseed is building this structure to further demonstrate the many potential uses of industrial hemp. Anyone interested in the attending the hemp 'bale raising' on May 18th is welcome.

Contact Hempola at 1-800-240-9215 for more details. Click here for the full press release.


June 5, 2002: Sustainable Solutions Radio Show, 6pm - 7pm (MST), KTAO 101.9 FM, Taos, New Mexico.

The topic is Industrial Hemp with David C. Frankel, HIA & VoteHemp Board Member. To listen online you will need a PC with Internet Explorer. Click the {click to listen live!} link at the KTAO web site. The SurferNETWORK FAQ is available at: http://www.surfernetwork.com/faq.htm.

Web site: http://ktao.com.
For more info email: info@sustainablesolutions.org


June 11-13, 2002: Natural Product Expo Europe, RAI International Exhibition & Conference Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Natural Products Expo Europe is the single top-level business event focused on organic foods, natural products and food supplements.

Web site: http://www.expoeurope.com and/or http://naturalproductsexpo.com, For Customer Service contact: Gurpreet Keila, Client Services Manager, Tel: +44 (0)20 8232 1600 Ext258, email: gurpreet.keila@pentoneurope.com.


June 14, 2002: Hemp Lifeline to the Future, 7 to 8 pm Pacific Time, Redwood Community Radio - KMUD, 91.1 / 88.3 / 88.9 FM, and online Humboldt County, California, USA.

Host, Steve Levine will be talking to Tim Castleman about Industrial Hemp and other topics. "Hemp, Lifeline to the Future" is brought to you by the Hemp Industries Association. You will need Real Player to listen.

Web site: http://www.kmud.org.


June 19-21, 2002: The 25th Anniversary Western Canada Farm Progress Show, Regina Exhibition Park in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

The Western Canada Farm Progress Show is an exposition of dryland farming expertise, technology, and equipment attracting exhibitors and visitors from around the world. The Farm Progress Show sells Canadian agri-industry to the world, each year contributing more than $50,000,000 in export sales to the Canadian economy. Agri-business is big business and we are proud of our International Services.

Established in 1978, the Western Canada Farm Progress Show is the preferred marketplace at which to buy and sell, to evaluate and educate. The 700+ exhibitors at this year's show will display a wide range of products and expertise including the latest in technology, new inventions, and antique farm machinery displays.

Web site: http://www.wcfps.com, email: wcfps@reginaexhibition.com.


July 1-6, 2002: Conference on Composites Engineering, ICCE/9, San Diego, California. Reception starts Sunday evening, June 30, 2002.

The goals of the ICCE/9 San Diego conference is to (1) BRIDGE THE GAP between materials science, mechanics and processing of composites (2) INTERDISCIPLINARY research bridging the gap between aerospace technology, bio-materials, chemistry, electronics, fluid mechanics, infrastructures, powder metallurgy, sensors/actuators, among others (3) LEVERAGING of research resources and encouraging joint research between participants. Sponsored by International Community for Composites Engineering.

Web site: http://www.uno.edu/~engr/composite, email: Dr. David Hui dhui@uno.edu, phone: 504-280-6652.


July 6, 2002: 2nd Annual Flathead Valley Hemp Festival, Presented by MHAN/Whitefish Originals, Depot Park in Kalispell, Montana, USA, 10:00 am to 9:00 pm.

The 2nd Annual Flathead Valley Hempfest will be held on July 6th at Depot Park in Kalispell, MT. We are currently looking for any vendors (no paraphernalia please) volunteers and sponsors for the event. Our first hempfest drew over 2500 people and we would like to increase that amount this year. Come on out and support the movement and let's educate the people.

Email: whitefishhemp@aol.com, phone: 406-862-0445, fax: 406-862-0445.

Editor's note: Please see the Whitefish Pilot news story Planning for second Hempfest underway as well. The story is at the bottom of the page.


July 14, 2002: The 4th annual Santa Barbara Hemp Festival, De la Guerra Plaza in downtown Santa Barbara, California, USA. Noon to 8 pm. Presented By Santa Barbara Hemp Company & Hemp Industries Association (HIA).

This year's festival features Santa Barbara Mayor Marty Blum as the keynote speaker. The event will feature a Hemp Foods Fundraiser, Hemp Vendors, Live Music, Speakers, and a Fashion Show! Most of the organizations that attended last years festival will be there again this year. Admission is FREE

Web site: http://www.santabarbarahempco.com/festival.html. Volunteers and sponsors can contact Steve at steve@santabarbarahemp.com or at 805-969-4300.


August 10, 2002: FIELD II : Community Cultivation HEMP FESTIVAL, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

The Saskatchewan Hemp Association is hosting our annual festival in a hemp field. This is a casual, fun event that brings city and country together in an eclectic mix of education, discovery and culture.

This year's Festival will start at 2 pm in the afternoon and will go until the festival is over. Field II is a nonprofit event. Proceeds to benefit the Saskatchewan Organic Directorate's (SOD) Organic Protection Fund, CJTR 91.3 FM Community Radio, the SHA, and our hardworking performing artists.

What is this Hemp Thing?
Industrial hemp is a source of incredible food and strong renewable fibres for clothing, paper and industry. Grown worldwide, hemp is playing a role in creating more environmentally-friendly farming and manufacturing. The Saskatchewan Hemp Association works with interested farmers, companies, and researchers to reintroduce this crop to the province and work towards a sustainable future. This event is just one way to celebrate hemp, learn more about it, and have some summer fun.

Where is Field II?
This year our hemp has been planted in a transitional organic field a short safe ride from Regina. We have 10 acres of crop planted for your enjoyment --- the plants are heading into fast growth and promise to become a formidable prairie forest in time for the festival. Last year, festival attendees enjoyed being surrounded by 7 foot tall hemp plants --- a unique visceral experience.

Location and maps:
Maps to Field II will be distributed by all ticket vendors, the SHA office, and on the web at www.saskhemp.com/field2002.html by August 1st. Stay tuned.

Field II is an all weather, all ages, common sense event.

Web site: www.saskhemp.com/field2002.html, email: arthur@saskhemp.com, phone: 306-757-4367.


August 10, 2002: All Things Organic Festival, Mendocino County Fairgrounds, Boonville, California, USA.

CALL TO VENDORS AND SPEAKERS: Help to create a hemp presence at the All Things Organic Festival! Conveniently taking place the weekend after Humboldt county's Reggae on the River, take some time to relax and extend your stay in the Emerald Triangle!

The goal of this event is to gather organic wine, beer, food, clothing, building supplies, agricultural supplies, and other products in one place. This festival will help promote and maintain pure food and water resources, bring suppliers, consumers and producers face-to-face, and enhance the reputation of Mendocino as an organic county.

This is the first year the festival is happening, so there are no statistics as to how many folks attend, but booth spaces are cheap and you will be supporting a grassroots effort to spread the word of sustainability.

Web site: http://www.allthingsorganicfestival.org, email: info@allthingsorganicfestival.org, phone: 707-895-3616.


August 10-11, 2002: Hempola Family Farm Festival. Hempola Valley Farms, 2133 Forbes Road, RR#1 Barrie, Ontario, Canada.

Hempola Family Farm Festival is a fun filled educational, action packed two day event for people of all ages. It will offer a variety of attractions including wagon rides and a guided interpretive trail through the hemp fields, musical concerts, arts and crafts, demonstrations and seminars on eco-friendly hemp products, tour history's first hemp straw home, there's a hemp food village including pancake breakfast on both days, hemp vendors and an exciting children's' activities... Hempola Family Farm Festival promises something for everyone.

Web site: http://www.hempola.com/hempola_family_farm_festival.htm.


August 12-15, 2002: World Conference and Exhibition on Oilseed and Edible, Industrial, and Specialty Oils, Military Museum, Istanbul, Turkey.

Sponsored by the American Oil Chemists' Society (AOCS), Euro Fed Lipid, and the Turkish Vegetable Oils and Fats Industrialist Association, this world conference will bring together professionals from all areas of oilseed, oils and fats processing, and by-product utilization to learn the latest information on current and emerging technologies from world renowned experts.

An impressive technical program and four pre-conference short courses cover both practical and technical aspects of oilseed and edible/industrial/speciality oils processing, by-products, utilization and feed formulations, applications and functionality. The exhibition provides opportunity to everyone to establish worldwide contacts and meet the leaders of the oils and fats industry.

For more information about the conference, contact the AOCS, P.O. Box 3489, Champaign, IL 61826-3489; phone: 217-359-2344; fax: 217-351-8091, web site: http://www.aocs.org/meetings/turkey/index.htm, email: meetings@aocs.org.


August 21-27, 2002: IFOAM Organic World Congress "Cultivating Communities" Victoria, BC, Canada.

Organised by Canadian Organic Growers on behalf of International Federation of Organic Movements (IFOAM). The 14th annual IFOAM Scientific and Technical Conference will be held at the Victoria BC Conference Centre August 21-24th. Three daily themes: Organic Production and Environmental Responsibilities, Redesigning Food Systems, People and the Process of Change. Also: 4th IFOAM world exhibition. Pre-conference tours will give delegates the opportunity to visit the diverse organic enterprises in BC.

First Call for Papers: May 2001
IFOAM 2002: Tel: 250-655-5652, Fax: 250-655-5657
Web site: http://www.cog.ca/ifoam2002, email: ifoam2002@cog.ca.


September 10-12, 2002: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Canada's Outdoor Farm Show, University of Guelph Research Station, Woodstock, Ontario.

As our nation's premier outdoor agricultural showcase, Canada's Outdoor Farm Show offers "one stop shopping" for farmers and highlights the most innovative and technologically advanced agricultural products and services available.

Canada's Outdoor Farm Show is situated at the University of Guelph Research Farm located near Woodstock, Ontario (approximately 2 hour drive west of Toronto) in the heart of one of Canada's prime agricultural areas!

Web site: http://www.outdoorfarmshow.com


September 10-11, 2002: International Conference - Natural Fibres: Production, Processing and Utilization, University of Potsdam, Auditorium Maximum (On the campus in Park Sanssouci) Potsdam, Germany.

The Institute for Agricultural Engineering Bornim will conduct the international conference "Production, Processing and Utilization of Natural Fibres" on September 10 and 11, 2002 in the University of Potsdam in close proximity to the Sanssouci Castle Park.

In the scope of the conference, the participants will also be shown the fibre separation pilot plant of the ATB. The core element of this plant is the new fibre separation machine.

The following problem areas are in the foreground of the conference:

The aim of the conference is to above all introduce solution concepts for the economic production and provision of high-quality natural fibres to the participants from agricultural practice, the processing industry and science. Intentions are to deal with these problem areas much more intensively than at past fibre conferences. Besides the lectures by experts, there will be many possibilities to exchange experiences and establish new contacts and connections to colleagues. We would be pleased, if you could find the time to contribute to the success of the conference with your participation, a lecture or a poster.

Web site: http://www.atb-potsdam.de/abteilungen/abt3/Veranstaltungen/Fasertagung2002/index_e.htm, Contact: Mrs. Bronowski, email: cbronowski@atb-potsdam.de, phone: +49(0)331-5699311, fax: +49(0)331-5699849.


September 12, 2002: Bob Newland it the guest on SD Forum with Joan Russell, South Dakota Public Radio.

Today at 11 am Mountain Time, Bob Newland will be live on South Dakota Public Radio's "Forum" show, discussing his campaign for Attorney General. The principal topics will be Amendment A and industrial hemp, as well as the continuous flow of new laws produced by the legislature each year, with the resultant pleas from the justice system for more manpower, money, and jail cells to cope with these new laws.

If you're not in range of one of SDPB's radio towers, you can listen live (or archived, later) to this hour-long program at http://www.sdpb.org/radio/index.htm At the left on the screen is a link "On SDPR Now", which will allow you to listen live on the internet (SD Forum with Joan Russell).

Web site: http://www.commonsensejustice.us, http://www.sodakhemp.org.


September 19-22, 2002: Canadian Health Food Association - CHFA Expo East 2002, Convention & Trade Show, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada.

The CHFA Expo East 2001, Convention & Trade Show was a great success. It was great place to do business, network with people in the industry, educate yourself & others and also to have fun. For more information, check out http://www.chfa.ca/events/expoeast.htm.


September 20, 2002: Hemp Lifeline to the Future, Radio / Internet Broadcast, 7 to 8 pm Pacific Time, Redwood Community Radio - KMUD, 91.1 / 88.3 / 88.9 FM, and online, Humboldt County, California, USA.

Ellen Komp, founding sister of the industrial hemp re-evolution, collaborator for The Emperor Wears No Clothes and journalist for HempWorld Magazine, will be the guest on "HEMP: Lifeline to the Future", brought to you by the Hemp Industries Association and Humboldt Hemp Foods and Hosted by Steve Levine, HIA Vice President and owner of the Santa Barbara Hemp Company.

Web site: http://www.kmud.org.


September 30-October 1, 2002: Pyrolysis and Gasification of Biomass and Waste: The future for pyrolysis and gasification of biomass and waste: status, opportunities and policies for Europe, The Holiday Inn, Place de Bordeaux, Strasbourg, France.

The Expert Meeting has been organised to assist the European Commission to develop policies in the area of renewable energy sources. The meeting will review the achievements to date in the fields of pyrolysis and gasification of biomass and waste and explore the ways in which the European Commission can encourage the implementation and penetration of these technologies.

Web site: http://www.pyne.co.uk/pyne/, Contact details: Julie Ellen - Bio-Energy Research Group, email: j.ellen@aston.ac.uk, phone: +44 121 359 3611 ext 4633, fax: +44 121 359 6814.


October 1, 2002: Natural Fibre Injection Moulded Composites for the Automotive Industry, RWE Konferenz-Zentrum, Goldenbergstraße 2, 50354 Hürth (near Cologne), Germany.

The first conference with this specific topic and expert from institutes and companies from different countries (Germany, Netherland, France, USA and more). You will learn about what is the best process/product and which process/product are already commercially available. The conference is focused on the German automotive industry. The main conference language is German, though some presentations will be held in English.

Contact email: contact@nova-institut.de. Click here to download flyer in English. PDF file 43K


September 30-October 2, 2002: 9th Annual HIA Convention, Washington, DC, USA.

Plan to attend this event and lobby Congress! For more information on National Hemp Lobby Day click here.

Check out the HIA web site: http://thehia.org and become a member. Please click here for convention information.


October 3-6, 2002: Natural Product Expo East, Washington, DC, USA

Expo East & West are both rated as one of the top 200 trade shows in the U.S., according to Tradeshow Week.

Web site: http://www.expoeast.com and/or http://naturalproductsexpo.com, email: tradeshows@newhope.com, For more information or to register, call 1-866-458-4935 (toll free, U.S. only) or 303-390-1776.


October 10-11, 2002: COST 847 Textile Quality and Biotechnology 2nd Annual Workshop, Villa Olmo, Como, Italy.

A new, interesting event in the scope of natural fibres quality and enzymatic treatment. The Management Committee and Italian organisers have decided to make the Workshop open for all, not only program members. General information on the Workshop, Programme, Accommodation, and Registration forms available for download at the web site below.

Web site: http://www.vtt.fi/bel/cost847/como.htm, email: email, phone:


October 11, 2002: Hemp Lifeline to the Future, 7 to 8 pm Pacific Time, Redwood Community Radio - KMUD, 91.1 / 88.3 / 88.9 FM, and online Humboldt County, California, USA.

Host, Steve Levine will be talking to Shaun Crew from Hemp Oil Canada about Hemp foods and a myriad of other topics. "Hemp, Lifeline to the Future" is brought to you by the Hemp Industries Association.

Listen online at: http://www.kmud.org.


November 1-2, 2002: NAIHC 7th Annual Membership Meeting and Membership Sessions, The Madison Concourse Hotel & Governor's Club, Madison, Wisconsin.

This seventh annual membership meeting of the North American Industrial Hemp Council (NAIHC) is an opportunity to learn more about annual industrial fiber crops and to interact with members nationwide. We will exchange ideas, report on progress and actions taken, discuss opportunities, and explore the economic potential of industrial hemp for farmers and industry. The meetings allow members to become fully informed about the activities and actions taken.

Web site: http://naihc.org/2002AGM.html, email: conference@naihc.org.


November 8, 2002: Hemp Lifeline to the Future, 7 to 8 pm Pacific Time, Redwood Community Radio - KMUD, 91.1 / 88.3 / 88.9 FM, and online Humboldt County, California, USA.

Among host Steve Levine's guests will be local organizers of the Humboldt Hemp Festival, including Lenda Hand of Humboldt Hemp Foods, and some of the festival particpants. "Hemp, Lifeline to the Future" is brought to you by the Hemp Industries Association.

Listen online at: http://www.kmud.org.


November 8-17, 2002: Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, National Trade Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

This November, a Canadian tradition returns to Toronto for ten amazing days. It's the largest indoor agricultural, horticultural and equestrian exhibition in the world. It's an entertainment destination for the whole family and a learning experience for children of all ages - a brilliant array of the many faces of country life in Canada. Prestigious equestrian competitions. The best breeds of everyone's favourite farm animals. Beautifully designed gardens. Antique Markets and specialty boutiques. Show dogs and carriage races. It's the one and only Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Come, bring your family and friends. Be part of a world-renowned and entertaining tradition.

Web site: http://www.royalfair.org, email: information@royalfair.org, phone: 416-263-3400.


Agfibe

November 9-10, 2002: The Green Festival, SF Concourse (8th & Brannan), San Francisco, California, USA

HIA and VoteHemp will be featured in the HEMP PAVILION at the GREEN FESTIVAL this weekend!

Come celebrate what is working in the world!

Join thousands of like-minded individuals interested in creating a new reality based on Sustainable Economy, Ecological Balance, and Social Justice.

50 Dynamic speakers, 200 green exhibitors, live entertainment, Green Home Pavilion, organic cuisine, beer and wine garden, hemp pavilion and much more.

Saturday Night Green Spirit Dance, featuring Lost at Last & Medicine Drum www.verbum.com/greenspirit.

$10 General Admission www.ticketweb.com and at the door. Ride your bike - Get in for $5. Free valet bike parking provided by the SF Bike Coalition. Volunteer for the Festival and receive a free weekend pass.

A project of Global Exchange, Co-op America, and Bioneers.

Web site: www.greenfestivals.com

November 10, 2002: 13th Annual, Southern Humboldt Hemp Fest,, Noon to early evening, Mateel Community Center, Redway, Northern California.

Greetings from Humboldt...

Our Hempfest is very local and intimate, yet many people do come every year from far away because there is no other like it. It is definitely a sweet harvest time.

This year we are having a Pot Luck Hemp Food Feast. If you don't have any hemp seed to add to your dish we will take care of that at the fest.

For a theme we always pick a word beginning with "F"... This years "F" word theme is "FRIENDS"

Web site: www.3americas.org/hempfest, email: hempfest@humboldt.net


November 13-15, 2002: AgFibe 2002 Conference and Exhibition, Fairmont Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

With a focus on Western Canada, the conference will be an international event describing the state of the global agri-fibre industry and provide an opportunity for the exchange of ideas and new information relative to this growing industry. The program will feature speakers from across Canada, the United States and Europe with business, research and producer-oriented presentations targeting current and future opportunities and innovation. AgFibe 2002 Trade Show and Exhibition will provide an opportunity to highlight technologies from various industry sectors. Click here for full news release.

Web site: http://www.agrifibre.mb.ca, Contact information: http://www.agrifibre.mb.ca/contact.html The Bowering (International) Group Inc., Event Management - email: mail@bowering.com, phone: 204-958-7540

December 11, 2002: Hemp Lifeline to the Future, 7 to 8 pm Pacific Time, Redwood Community Radio - KMUD, 91.1 / 88.3 / 88.9 FM, and online - Humboldt County, California, USA.

Host Steve Levine's guest will be Arthur Hanks of The Hemp Report. "Hemp, Lifeline to the Future" is brought to you by the Hemp Industries Association.

Listen online at: http://www.kmud.org.


December 18, 2002: "Hemp for Sovereignty" Benefit Party, 8 p.m. at Subterranean nightclub, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Local filmmakers Suree Towfighnia and Courtney Hermann host a benefit party at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 8 p.m. at Subterranean nightclub, 2011 W. North Ave. in Chicago, to support their documentary work- in-progress "Hemp for Sovereignty."

The benefit will feature performances by singer/songwriter Ellen Rosner, psychedelic girlband Stewed Tomatoes, and surf rockers The Powerknobs. The Hemp Industries Association traveling Hemp Showcase will also be on display.

Hemp for Sovereignty chronicles the struggle of Lakota Indian Alex White Plume against the federal government. Three years ago, White Plume's clan invested their scarce resources into cultivating industrial hemp on their South Dakota reservation to raise desperately-needed revenue for their impoverished community. This was the only known crop of industrial hemp grown in the United States in the past 40 years.

White Plume was confident that his tribe's treaties with the United States guaranteed them the right to grow this versatile crop. But the Drug Enforcement Agency came down hard on White Plume, suing him under an archaic law that forbids domestic production of hemp, although hemp products are legally imported into the United States from Canada, Europe and China. White Plume is now locked in a legal battle with the government over the sovereignty and economic survival of his clan.

"We find inspiration in Alex's hope for his family, their land, their culture, and their future," says Hemp for Sovereignty director Suree Towfighnia, who is developing the film along with producer Courtney Hermann through their production company Prairie Dust Films.

The filmmakers will screen a clip from their work-in-progress at the benefit. A raffle and auction feature prizes including a stay at the Mariott Hotel, eco-friendly products from Chicago businesses, restaurant gift certificates, and hemp products. There is a recommended $10-$20 donation at the door.

Web site: www.prairiedustfilms.com, email: info@prairiedustfilms.com

 

Past Events - 2001

March 29-April 1, 2001: Canadian Health Food Association Conference & Trade Show.

Held annually at the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre. Over 1500 attendees last year. For more information, check out www.chfa.ca.


May 12-13, 2001: Santa Cruz Industrial Hemp Expo, Santa Cruz, California, USA.

The Santa Cruz Industrial Hemp Expo provides a positive basis for public support of hemp reintroduction. Vendors and hemp reintroduction advocates are drawn from around the world to Santa Cruz. Over 75 booths will be featured, plus educational and historical displays, live music from 2 stages, a hemp fashion show, speakers and panels.

The 2 day Expo, which includes about two thirds of Church Street alongside the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, will expand to include the Santa Cruz City Council Chambers for the 2001 event. The panel and speaker series will be held in the Santa Cruz City Council Chambers for the first time.

For more information call the Expo's publicity voicemail at: 831-425-3003 or visit on the web at www.cruzexpo.com. Sponsor and vendor inquiries may call: 831-466-0500.


June 20-23, 2001: The Western Canada Farm Progress Show, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

The Western Canada Farm Progress Show is an exposition of dryland farming expertise, technology, and equipment attracting exhibitors and visitors from around the world. The Farm Progress Show sells Canadian agri-industry to the world, each year contributing more than $50,000,000 in export sales to the Canadian economy. Agri-business is big business and we are proud of our International Services.

Established in 1978, the Western Canada Farm Progress Show is the preferred marketplace at which to buy and sell, to evaluate and educate. The 700+ exhibitors at this year's show will display a wide range of products and expertise including the latest in technology, new inventions, and antique farm machinery displays.

Web site: http://www.wcfps.com, email: wcfps@reginaexhibition.com.


July 15, 2001: Santa Barbara Hemp Festival, Santa Barbara, California, USA.

Third Annual Event. At De la Guerra Plaza. Noon to 8 PM. Free admission. Keynote speaker: Chris Conrad. Featuring Hemp vendors, music, speakers, and a fashion show. Produced by the Santa Barbara Hemp Company. For more info call Steve Levine at: 806-965-7170 or go to: http://www.santabarbarahempco.com.


July 15, 2001: Chat live with Woody Harrelson at 6:30 PM PST.

Participate in a live discussion on issues you care about - conservation, alternative energy use, sustainable living, diet & health - or just let Woody know what's on your mind. So log on and sound off this Sunday at VoiceYourself.com.


August 15-19, 2001: Montjean-sur-Loire Hemp Festival, Maine-et-Loire, France.

The hemp festival in Montjean-sur-Loire is a gathering of cultures and generations. It was born on the initiative of the hemp growers of the Loire Valley in olden days, that is up to the mid-sixties. Through the festival you can see what their work was. And also all what is made from hemp nowadays (in the building, clothing, cosmetic, food industries and so on). Indeed you will find a hemp open-air market, films and demonstrations linked with hemp. This year, fashion parades as well as a one-day scientific meeting on hemp (with contributors from different countries) will be organized for the first time. Moreover, like every year, foreign folk ensembles will come and share their cultures through music and dances.

Go see http://aflam.free.fr/anglais/index-uk.htm or contact: La Maison du Chanvre, sarl 19, rue de Marseille, 69007 Lyon - FRANCE, Tel: +33 (0)4 72 71 04 77, Fax: + 33 (0)4 72 71 06 93, email: rueduchanvre@aol.com, Web site: http://www.rueduchanvre.com.


August 18, 2001: Hemp Crop Tour Day, Storch Farm, Mannville, Alberta, Canada - 10:00am to 5:00pm . Go south on secondary HWY 881 and follow signs on that day. Several retail outlets with many hemp items will be on site as well as paper making demo and keynote speaker Dr. Stan Blade of CDC North Edmonton.

For further details: Jim Storch, Tel: 780-763 2130, email: storchkn@agt.net.


August 18-19, 2001: Hempola Family Farm Festival. Hempola Valley Farms, 2133 Forbes Road, RR#1 Barrie, Ontario, Canada.

Hempola Valley Farms is hosting North America's first family farm festival, a two day event offering music, sports, amusements, food, arts, crafts... all with a strong education component. More info TBA.

Web site: http://www.hempola.com/hempola_family_farm_festival.htm.


September 11, 2001: The Ontario Hemp Alliance Annual Meeting, @ The Outdoor Farm Show - 6pm sharp.

Contact: Louise Hollingsworth, email: info@ontariohempalliance.org Web site: http://www.ontariohempalliance.org.


September 11-13th, 2001: Canada's Outdoor Farm Show, University of Guelph Research Station, Woodstock, Ontario, Canada.

In addition to the exhibit of hemp plots and consumer products of past Canada's Outdoor Farm Shows, this year's Ag Fibre Expo will bring leading edge technology and information on crops such as flax, switchgrass and reed canary grass. Exhibits and demonstrations will emphasise new technology, new products and examine the market potential for industrial uses of crops grown for fibre.

Web site: http://www.outdoorfarmshow.com.


September 18-22, 2001: International Conference "Bast Fibrous Plants on the Turn of Second and Third Millennium" - Shenyang City, China.

Call for papers in progress: Experts working in scope of bast fibrous plants (especially hemp in the field of bast fibres) agrotechnology, extraction and processing, textile and non-textile applications, marketing and trade are cordially invited to attend the event and submit proposals for oral or poster presentations.

Conference Language: The language of the conference is English. The simultaneous translations English/Chinese will be provided.

Organized by: Institute of Natural Fibres (INF)/ Coordination Centre of the FAO European Cooperative Research Network on Flax and Other Bast Plants. Ph: +48 61/ 84 80 061, Fax: +48 61/ 84 17 830, email: netflax@iwn.inf.poznan.pl.

Tong Xin Intelligent Engineering Co., Shenyang, China. Fax: +86/24-82900311, email: hemptex@hotmail.com.


September 19-21, 2001: International Exhibition of Flax and Hemp Material, Textile, and Equipment - Shenyang City, China.


July 1-October 1, 2001: HempCAR TransAmerica.

HempCar is now loose on the highway and coming to a community near you! For schedule, info, merchandise, links, and a dollop of DYI biofuelled activism and promotion, go see http://www.hempcar.org.


October 4-7, 2001: 8th Annual HIA Convention, Maui, Hawaii, USA.

HIA Convention Registration now OPEN! Come network with industry leaders, attend seminars, including motivational business experts, feast on hemp foods and beverages, and buy and sell products at Hemp Market Day, while enjoying the beautiful Hawaiian Islands. Meet Hawaii's Hemp Project leaders: Representative Cynthia Thielen, Dr. Dave West, and Dan Paquin, phytoremediation expert.

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Check out the HIA Convention web page for details: Web site: http://thehia.org/2001convention.html.


October 19-21, 2001: WholeLife Exposition and Conference, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.

WholeLife is the premier consumer conference and expo showcasing the latest news, products and information in the areas of Natural Health, Personal Development, and Sustainable Living. Now, more than ever, like-minded people are benefiting greatly by gathering together to heal, learn and grow.

Please register at: http://www.wholelife.com where there is also a complete schedule of events and list of exhibitors.

Special Promotion:
50% off General Admission or $25 OFF Premier Pass.
Mention Promotion Code:___HIA_____.


October 28 & 29, 2001: Saskatchewan Nutraceutical and Functional Foods Update 2001 and 4th Annual General Meeting. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

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Web site: www.nutranet.org, email: info@nutrabet.org.


November 1-10, 2001: The Royal Winter Agricultural Fair, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Web site: http://www.royalfair.org.


November 3, 2001: NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRIAL HEMP COUNCIL, Membership Annual Meeting & Sessions 2001, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

The 6th annual NAIHC Membership Annual Meeting & Sessions 2001 will be held November 2-3, 2001 at the Hilton St. Louis Airport in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Note: the structure of this year's event has changed - there will be no conference or trade show

Web site: http://www.naihc.org/StLouis.html, email: conference@naihc.org or contact Theresa at 608-212-2525.


November 10-13, 2001:The Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops (AAIC) 2001 Annual Meeting: The 5th New Crops Symposium. New Crops and New Uses: Strength in Diversity. Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Join us for the 2001 AAIC annual meeting, sponsored jointly with the Purdue University Center for New Crops and Plant Products, the Jefferson Institute, and the New Uses Council, Inc. This meeting will be held at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in the heart of downtown Atlanta. For more information please see the Web site: http://www.aaic.org/meetings.htm.


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