CRN Shifts Dates for The Workshop and The Conference: Oct. 16–19—Premier Industry Events to Run Tuesday Through Friday

Washington, D.C., January 17, 2018—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today announced that its annual events, The Workshop: CRN’s Day of Science and The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry, will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 16 through Friday, Oct. 19 at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, in Dana Point, California. This is a notable shift from the Wednesday through Saturday schedule previously in place over past years.

This date change for 2018 is the direct result of recent stakeholder feedback. “CRN understands that attendees want to receive the full value that The Workshop and The Conference offer, which means being able to attend all of the sessions,” CRN President & CEO Steve Mister said. “A Tuesday through Friday schedule allows for attendees to fit in more programming during their business week.” In particular, Mr. Mister noted The Conference’s popular “Breakfast With...” session, previously held on Saturday morning, has featured such prominent speakers as Joe Scarborough, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Karl Rove, and Robert Gibbs. This year’s “Breakfast With…” session, featuring another highly anticipated speaker,will be on Friday morning, just before the close of the conference. 

The Workshop: CRN’s Day of Science is a single full day of presentations taking place Tuesday, Oct. 16, followed by an evening reception that dovetails as the kickoff event for The Conference. Conference sessions then begin the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 17, and are slated to end by noon on Friday Oct. 19.

Additional details and registration for The Workshop and The Conference will be available mid-2018 at For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Carl Hyland at 202-204-7674 or