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2015 International American Ginseng Expo

The North Carolina Natural Products Associationisexcitedtoannouncethesecond International American Ginseng Expoon December4 & 5, 2015 to take place at Highsmith Union on the campus of UNC Asheville! Speakers

include growers, wild-harvesters, researchers, herbalists, botanists, regulatory officials on the state and national level, academics, conservationists, and private sector business leaders in the ginseng industry. On Friday attendees will have an opportunity to take part in an afternoon intensive session on growing ginseng OR participate in an open roundtable discussion with our speakers and other experts in the ginseng industry. Friday's event offers unique opportunities for those in the industry to have direct conversations with each other regarding ginseng industry concerns. Saturday is a full day of plenary and concurrent sessions on a variety of topics related to the industry and other forest botanicals. Sponsors and vendors will be on hand during breaks, while poster sessions will be on display. We welcome any and everyone interested in the ginseng industry to attend!

Early bird registration ends October 31. Register online for the Expo here:

A limited number of scholarships are available for students or others experiencing economic hardships. Attendees may wish to attend the ticketed reception. Registration for the reception must be made separately and will be announced. To inquire about scholarships or sponsorship/exhibiting at the event, please contact Jennifer Flynn

Research poster presentations are encouraged. Posters will be displayed for the entire conference and presenters will be available to discuss their posters during breaks. Presenters are required to register for the expo.  If you are interested in presenting a poster, please send an abstract to Dr. Jonathan Horton ( by November 13th. Posters should be formatted to fit in a 3' x 4' space.

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