OCT. 14-17, 2020

Salt Lake City Utah

Why did the conference committee choose University of Utah?


  • University of Utah was one the hosts for the 2002 Winter Olympics. The campus was upgraded and expanded to include many features and amenities that make it a perfect venue to hold a conference.
  • Its beautiful campus is home to one of the nation’s preeminent botanical gardens located on 100 acres in the foothills and featuring over 5 miles of hiking trails.
  • It is quickly and inexpensively accessed from Salt Lake City International Airport.
    • Transportation: TRAX light rail system from the Airport and other Salt Lake City areas for $2.50 per way; free on-campus shuttle.
  • A reasonably priced on site hotel, excellent food services, and over 35,000 square feet of meeting space allows for convenience and affordability.
Where can I find information about the venue?
How do I get to the conference from the airport?


Shuttle Information
Shuttle Express: 800-397-0773
The drivers accept cash and local checks. Payment by major credit card can be processed over the phone, on our website or at our airport desk. Advance payment by credit card is required for some areas and for some types of service.
You must call in advance to reserve your pick up date/time to and from the airport.

Where can I see the conference schedule?
Where can I find information about the trade show?
Can the public attend the trade show?


Yes, the trade show is free to the public. Lectures and workshops require registration.
Can I bring my friend, spouse or child to lectures and workshops?
Unless other arrangements have been made, all lectures and workshops require registration.
Where can I find information about the post-conference workshops:
Are post-conference workshops included in the price?


No, post-conference workshops are sold separately.
Are meals included in the price?
All conference passes include a buffet lunch and dinner. A breakfast buffet is also included for University Guest House guests only. Full conference passes also include the Gala Banquet, evening social and dance. If you purchased a 1 or 2 day pass, you may add on the Gala Banquet for $50.00. Beverages and snacks are included with Post-Conference Workshop passes, however meals are on your own (box lunches will be available for order).
Can I purchase meal tickets separately?
Conference meal tickets are not available separately, however you can purchase meals at the cafeteria and campus restaurants. Tickets to the Gala Banquet, evening social and dance may be purchased separately for $50.00 while seats last.
Where will meals be served?
If you are staying at the University Guest House, a breakfast buffet will be served there.
(Breakfast is not included for guests lodging off campus.)
All other meals will be served at the Officer’s Club, just south of the University Guest House.
The Gala Banquet will be held at the Cleone Peterson Eccles Alumni House.
Will vegetarian and allergy free food options be available


Buffet meals will offer a variety of foods. We will do our best to offer options for everyone, however it is the responsibility of individuals with food allergies or special dietary requirements to determine the suitability of food being served for themselves. If the conference buffet is not suitable for your dietary needs, there are many food choices on site such as the Heritage Center which is a short walk from the University Guest House and offers a variety of vegan and allergy-free foods. Click here to see sample menus: https://www.dineoncampus.com/utah/


Is lodging included in the price?


No, lodging must be purchased separately. Please see: http://conference.naha.org/travel-hotel/hotels


Can I record or take photos at the conference?


Recording by attendees is not allowed. Recordings will be available for purchase after the conference.
Flash free photography is allowed.
What is the proper attire for the conference?
For lectures and workshops: business casual to professional. Please no shorts.
For the gala banquet, AGM, social and dance: dressy casual to semi-formal.
What will the weather be like?
Salt Lake City’s October weather typically varies from 60-75 degrees F
What should I bring with me?
  • A jacket in case of rain or chilly weather.
  • A good pair of hiking shoes and socks if you would like to enjoy the beautiful hiking trails in the area.
  • Dancing shoes.
Can I sell high CBD oil at the conference?

The issue with marijuana extracts (aka “marihuana” as the DEA spells it), including high CBD oil, is that they are Schedule I controlled substances in the United States. In December, 2016, the DEA (United States Drug Enforcement Agency) specifically designated Marijuana extracts (defined as any extract containing 1 or more cannabinoids) as Schedule I controlled substances which means that they are federally illegal to use, possess, sell, cultivate or transport. It’s true that high CBD (cannabidiol) oil contains a low level of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and is considered to be non-psychoactive. CBD, however, is a cannabinoid which unfortunately makes it federally illegal. When performing inspections, DEA inspectors are currently specifically looking for marijuana extracts such as high CBD oil.

Utah was the first state to legalize high CBD oil for treating severe epilepsy. Epilepsy patients must obtain a “hemp extract registration card” in order to purchase it. Additionally, in March, 2018, a bill was signed into law by Utah Governor Gary Herbert making it legal for use by terminally ill patients (defined as patients who have less than 6 months live) to use certain forms of medical cannabis under defined conditions. Several 2018 cannabis laws have been passed in Utah, and administrative rules are being implemented which will allow for the sale of high CBD oil under certain conditions. The rules will require CBD oil growers/producers to obtain a license from Utah Department of Agriculture, and CBD products will require registration before being sold. CBD oil registered with the Department will have to meet all testing, labeling, and other requirements as established by the rule.

NAHA is not against high CBD oil, however, as a 501(c)3 non-profit association, it’s important that we function within the bounds of the law. Unless vendors can supply definitive proof that the product they are selling meets all of the current laws and regulations of the state of Utah, we cannot allow high CBD oil to be sold or advertised at the conference. Copies of your Utah license, product registration, and proof of labeling compliance must be submitted no later than October 1, 2018.


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