Washington, D.C.—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has announced that it will hold its annual flagship events virtually in 2020, according to a press release.

The day-long symposium “The Workshop: CRN’s Day of Science” is being renamed to “Science In Session” and splitting into two half-days, taking place Tuesday, October 13, to Wednesday, October 14. “The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry” is similarly being reimagined with the theme “Now, New, Next,” taking place Wednesday, October 14, through Friday, October 16.

Science In Session will discuss research challenges and opportunities for developing and utilizing public health recommendations around dietary supplements. Now, New, Next will present a virtual show with an interactive format “designed to engage, excite, and inspire,” the press release says. Both events will deliver the educational content, conversations, and networking that attendees have traditionally come to expect.
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CRN President & CEO Steve Mister said in the press release: “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. 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.”

Interested parties can register for the two events separately or as a package. CRN members can get a discount, and there is an early bird discount available through August 31. Details, including how to register, are coming soon toCRN’s website.Those looking to participate as sponsors can contact Carl Hyland for details atchyland@crnusa.org.