The Council for Responsible Nutrition is taking its annual events virtual this year. The Washington-based organization that represents the dietary supplement and functional food industry said that its annual science-focused “The Workshop: CRN’s Day of Science” symposium would span two half-days on Oct. 13 and 14 for an event that has been dubbed “Science In Session.”
Additionally, CRN said “The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium on the Dietary Supplement Industry,” would be taking place virtually Oct. 14-16, with several partial-day sessions and networking events focused on the them “Now, New, Next.”
“Science In Session” will bring experts together to discuss research challenges and opportunities for developing and bringing public health recommendations to bear on dietary supplements. “Now, New, Next” will present an enhanced interactive format designed to engage attendees with guest speakers and content the organization said attendees have come to expect of the event.
“The broader world events of this year are giving CRN the opportunity to reimagine our annual industry-wide gatherings to keep our members and other stakeholders safe and to reach even more dietary supplement and functional food professionals through a virtual platform this year,” said Steve Miseter, president and CEO of CRN. “With new media come new possibilities—and new ways to participate. Our team will optimize the virtual experience with an enhanced interactive format, incorporating new technologies and some fun new approaches to interacting with your industry colleagues. And as always, we’re looking forward to digging into the most substantive and stimulating issues the industry is facing.”
There will be a separate registration for each event available, as well as package pricing for those who want to attend both, with discounted rates for CRN members and an early bird price through Aug. 31. More details, including registration, can be found here. CRN said that this year’s events also will feature new sponsorship opportunities, with vice president of membership development Carl Hyland able to share more details via email.