October 26th, 2020 – Graduate Hotel in Eugene, Oregon

The 2020 VBMA Annual Conference will be held in Eugene, Oregon at the Hotel Eugene on October 26th 2020 in conjunction with the ACVBM Annual Conference, followed by the VBMA Ecotour at Belknap Hot Springs.

Tentative schedule is as follows:

Sunday, October 25th:  Mount Pisagah Arboretum Mushroom Festival

Monday, October 26th:  VBMA Conference Day, featuring lectures by our speakers Kevin Spelman RH (AHG) and Subhuti Dharmananda, Ph.D.

Tuesday, October 27th: ACVBM Conference Day, featuring Medical Herbalist Chanchal Cabrera.

Thursday, October 28th – Friday October 30th: VBMA Ecotour at Belknap Hot Springs in McKenzie Bridge, Oregon, located approximately an hour away from Eugene. You can bring a dog, camp in a tent or RV, rent a lodge room, a cabin or a house!


VBMA Conference Day only: VBMA Member – $180.00, Non-Member –  $220.00.

ACVBM Conference Day only: VBMA Member – $180.00, Non-Member – $220.00.

ACVBM and VBMA Conference Days: VBMA Member – $350.00, Non-Member – $440.00.

EcoTour Only: VBMA Member – $110.00, Non-Member – $150.00.

ACVBM Conference Day and EcoTour: VBMA Member – $290.00, Non-Member – $370.00.

VBMA Conference Day and EcoTour:  VBMA – $290.00, Non-Member –  $370.00.

ACVBM and VBMA Conference Days and EcoTour: VBMA Member – $460.00, Non-Member – $590.00.

You choose which events you wish to attend!


To join the VBMA so you can received discounted pricing on 2020 Conference events, please CLICK HERE.

Veterinary Students – please CLICK HERE for information on special discounted conference pricing and to register.


Lodging for all events is on-your-own…you may choose to book a room at the Hotel Eugene for conferences (rate is $139/night) or stay elsewhere nearby, and for the EcoTour you have the option of camping in a tent, staying in your RV, or renting a lodge room, cabin or house at Belknap Hot Springs.


Conference costs will include break-time coffee Monday and Tuesday, as well as dinner on Monday night only. Lunch will be on-your-own for both days. Breakfast and lunch will be included for the EcoTour, dinner will be on-your-own.


Transportation for all events is on-your-own…you are responsible for all travel costs to Eugene, from Eugene to Belknap, and your trip back home. Feel free to connect with other attendees to save costs, however.


Priority will be given to VBMA/ACVBM members for the EcoTour due to space limitations. VBMA/ACVBM family members may attend the EcoTour, but must pay for the full program at member rates whether or not they will be attending all events. There are no age restrictions for the herbwalk(s) during the EcoTour, but all attendees are expected to behave respectfully toward each other and their surroundings.


Full refund less $20 for administrative fees through 8/15/20.

75% refund from 8/16/20 through 9/30/20.

NO refunds will be issued after 9/30/20.

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