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9th Annual UNPA Members Retreat

Event Start Date: 5/22/2017

Event End Date: 5/24/2017

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9th Annual UNPA Members' Retreat

May 22 - 24, 2017
Santa Fe, N.M.

This event is open to UNPA members and invited guests. Please log in to the website before beginning your registration.

To view/download the conference program and agenda, click here. 

Santa Fe, the oldest state capital city in the United States, the oldest city in New Mexico and the arts and culture hub of the great Southwest, is the host for the 2017 UNPA Member’s Retreat. Join us for three days of networking, education, camaraderie and sun. 

The venue for the retreat is the historic LaFonda on the Plaza at the heart of the city and within walking distance to many of its cultural charms. Plan to come early and stay late. This will be a retreat worth remembering!

Topics to be covered include:

  • UNPA 25 Years Later: The State of the Industry
  • Synthetic Biology: GMOs 2.0 and Beyond
  • The History & Culture of Southwestern Healing Traditions
  • The New Real "Politik" in Washington: Dietary Supplement Industry Impact
  • Regulatory Update & Quality Initiatives
  • NDI Update
  • Turbulence in the Retail Channel with Roundtable Discussion
  • The Next Wave in Direct Selling with Roundtable Discussion
  • Progress in the Practitioner Channel with Roundtable Discussion

Platinum Sponsors:

Gold Sponsors:
Alkemist Labs
KGK Synergize


  • Tieraona Low Dog, M.D.
  • Jim Thomas, ETC Group
  • Loren Israelsen, UNPA
  • Brian Frisby, KGK Compliance Advisors
  • Jim Emme, NOW
  • Stephen Daniells,
  • Larisa Pavlick, VP, UNPA
  • Patricia Knight, Senior Political Advisor, UNPA
  • Peter Reinecke, Senior Political Advisor, UNPA

...with more being added.


UNPA member registration$1295. (UNPA members must register/log in to the UNPA website)

Spouses, significant others and friends registration: $895. (UNPA members must register/log in to the UNPA website to access the discount!)


1.) Fill in registration contact information.

2.) Enter number of attendees; you'll then fill out contact information for all attendees, including yourself.

3.) Complete your registration via payment by a debit or credit card or through a PayPal account.

4.) UNPA MEMBERS: To access UNPA member pricing, you must be registered (upper left corner of any page) and logged in before completing the registration form.

5.) Email confirmations will be sent to the person registering and all attendees.

All registrations are subject to review by the UNPA staff before they are final.



We'll be gathering at the historic LaFonda on the Plaza, located in the heart of Santa Fe. UNPA has secured a special room rate of $219./night, guaranteed to retreat attendees through April 22.To book your room, with special retreat rates, call the LaFonda directly at 800.523.5002.



Santa Fe is accessible via its own airport (see below) or Albuquerque, which is approximately 45 minutes west and south of Santa Fe. 

Train from the Albuquerque Airport


Directions from Albuquerque Airport an I-25
As you're leaving the airport, take the Sunport exit to I-25 North
Take Exit #284 (Old Pecos Trail)
Turn left onto NM-466 N/Old Pecos Trail
Proceed North to the third traffic light, bear right to stay on Old Pecos Trail
Sight left onto Old Santa Fe Trail
Turn left on E Water Street
Turn Right on E San Francisco Street, the hotel will be on your right
Proceed to the hotel’s parking garage at the end of the block, on the right side of the street

Sante Fe Municipal Airport

Santa Fe Municipal Airport offers daily commercial flights connecting Northern New Mexico to the world.

American Airlines - Daily non-stop service to Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW) and Phoenix (PHX)

 Reservations - 800.433.7300

United Airlines - Daily non-stop service to Denver (DIA)

 Reservations - 800.864.8331

Santa Fe Municipal Airport
121 Aviation Drive 
Santa Fe, NM 87507

Santa Fe Airport Information: 505.955.2900


If you have any questions or problems with your registration, please email UNPA,, or call 801.474.2572.

Thank you, and we hope to see you in Santa Fe on May 22nd!


Upcoming UNPA Events

  • 2017 UNPA MEMBERS' RETREAT: Registration is now open! UNPA's Annual Members Meeting, in Santa Fe., N.M., May 22-24, 2017
  • Join Loren Israelsen, Larisa Pavlick and Frank Lampe at the International Conference on the Science of Botanicals to be held at the Oxford Conference Center at the University of Mississippi April 3-6
  • Register now for the Dietary Supplements Seminar, May 10, 2017, North Bethedsa, Md. The Dietary Supplements Seminar is an unprecedented collaboration between CHPA, AHPA, CRN, and UNPA - the trade associations representing the dietary supplements industry.


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