2020 SW Exhibitor / Sponsor Conference Information

Welcome to the exhibit hall at the Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine, March 27 – 29, 2020! View the full conference schedule.

Ocotillo by Mimi Kamp

Exhibitor Information

Location: Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM), 2140 E. Broadway Rd in Tempe, AZ (on the north side of East Broadway, just west of the intersection of Price and E. Broadway). Registration office phone: 541-482-3016.

Meal Cost: $45 per person for a three-meal package: Saturday lunch and dinner and Sunday lunch. Catered by Bene Plates. Exhibitors eat early before the meal breaks. If you would like to add meals to your registration, please email the Sponsorship Coordinator at caitlin@botanicalmedicine.org.

Lodging: Embassy Suites, 4400 S. Rural Road in Tempe, just 6 minutes from SCNM. To reserve lodging, visit the 2020 Southwest Conference Lodging Reservation Site or call the hotel: 480-897-7444. Our group code is SBA. Discounted rooms start at $169 + tax. Reserve by March 1, 2020 for discount.

Exhibitor Details:

1. Each exhibitor is supplied with an 8′ rectangular table and chairs. Bring table coverings or draping.

2. Please keep us informed of the names of your exhibitors by emailing the Sponsorship Coordinator at caitlin@botanicalmedicine.org. Exhibitor package includes registration for two at the table. Extra people pay a special rate of $245 per person.

3. Set-up in the exhibit area is from 2-6 PM Friday, March 27 and 7-10 AM Saturday, March 28. (If you are arriving later on Friday and want to set up that evening, email caitlin@botanicalmedicine.org). The exhibit area is open during breaks and meals; the first official break is at 11 AM Saturday, but attendees do come to the exhibit hall before then. The conference ends at 5:30 PM on Sunday, March 29.

4. Tables are staffed during breaks and meals. You may want to bring an extra cloth to cover your exhibit when you aren’t there. The exhibit halls are locked at night.

5. Shipping: If you would like to ship materials to the conference, they should arrive no earlier than Monday, March 23. Please put the letters BOT in the lower-left corner of the mailing face of every package. Address them to:

Your Company Name
Southwest Conference – SCNM
2140 E. Broadway Road
Tempe, AZ 85282

6. The conference is not responsible for lost or stolen articles and cannot ship goods back to exhibitors. All shipping after the conference is the exhibitor’s responsibility.

We thank you for your support of the annual Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine and look forward to seeing you there! Please email the Sponsorship Coordinator at caitlin@botanicalmedicine.org if you have any questions.

Additional Conference Events

Friday’s Optional Events: To add an event to your exhibitor/sponsor registration, please email the Sponsorship Coordinator at caitlin@botanicalmedicine.org.

All Day Field Study – Friday, March 27, 8 AM–4 PM
Bioregional Herbalism
Presenter: John Slattery
Cost: $120
Limit: 25 –open only to registered conference participants
Location: Superstition Wilderness Area, First Water Trailhead
CE: Application to be submitted for 7 general hours for Arizona and California NDs and 7 PDA for acupuncturists.

Garden Workshop – Friday, March 27, 9 AM–12 PM
Grow your Own Medicine Garden in the Southwest
Presenter: JoAnn Sanchez
Cost: $65
Location: SCNM Herb Garden
CE: Application to be submitted for 3 general credits for NDs in California and Arizona and 3 PDA for acupuncturists.

Glen Nagel, ND

Pre-conference Intensive – Friday, March 27, 1–5:15 PM (Registration at 12:30 PM)
Many Shades of Gray: Understanding the Herb / Drug Interaction Continuum
Presenter: Glen Nagel, ND, RH (AHG)
Cost: $85
Location: SCNM Auditorium. Please arrive by 12:30 PM.
only to registered conference participants.
CE: Application to be submitted for 4 pharmacy credits for NDs in California, Arizona and Oregon and 4 PDA for acupuncturists.

Weekend Events: Please sign up in advance for these additional events when you arrive at registration.

Mimi Kamp

Saturday Afternoon Herb Walk – Saturday, March 28, 4 – 5:30 PM
Presenter: Mimi Kamp
Cost: $25 per person (group rate for botanical garden)
Location:  Desert Botanical Garden
Details: We will meet in the college parking lot at 3:40 PM Saturday to carpool to the garden. Bring a hat and cool clothing.


Sunday Morning Herb Walk – Sunday, March 29, 8:30 AM–10:30 AM
Presenter: Phyllis Hogan
Cost: $25 per person (group rate for botanical garden)
Location:  Desert Botanical Garden
Details: If you need a ride from Embassy Suites to the garden, indicate that when you sign up and we will do our best to find you a ride.


Continuing Education and Other Conference Information

If you are flying to Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, Embassy Suites provides a complimentary van to the hotel. Call the front desk after you get your luggage at 480-897-7444 (stay on the line through all the prompts and you will be connected to the front desk to make your van request). For other airport transportation, Lyft and Uber offer services or reserve the SuperShuttle online or phone: 800-258-3826.

Children: Please don’t bring young children or infants to the lectures. Thank you for honoring this request.

Pets are not allowed at the conference.

Lecture Notes: Online books free to all registrants. Printed books are available at registration for $20. Audio recordings are also available during and after the conference.

Continuing education applications to be submitted: Please sign up in advance for your CE program even if there’s no extra charge. Add it to your registration by emailing the Sponsorship Coordinator at caitlin@botanicalmedicine.org.

Naturopathic Physicians (pending approval)
21.5 possible general hours of which 8 can be pharmacy.
Friday Field Study: 7 general credits.
Garden Workshop: 3 general credits.
Friday Intensive: 4 pharmacy hours.
Cost: Extra charge of $35 for California-licensed NDs due to high cost of the app. No extra charge for others.

Acupuncturists (NCCAOM National CE Board – pending approval)
21.5 PDA points (hours), which includes attendance at Friday events.
Friday Field Study: 7 PDA
Garden Workshop: 3 PDA
Friday Intensive: 4 PDA
Cost: No extra charge for acupuncture CE program.

NEW! We are now providers of California acupuncture CE and approval is pending for 21.5 continuing education hours.

Please note that the field study and the afternoon intensive overlap so you can only attend one or the other. Total possible for all types of CE on Friday is 7 hours.

Note: Nursing Continuing Education is no longer being offered for this event.

A certificate of attendance is available to any participant who requests it.

Cancellations: Before March 1, 2020 all exhibitor registration fees will be refunded minus $100 processing per registrant. No refunds can be given after March 1, 2020. Please email refund requests to our contact form.


We look forward to seeing you there!
Caitlin Maher
Sponsorship Coordinator for Linnea Wardwell
Herbal Educational Services