2013 Conference





AIA’s International Aromatherapy Conference and Wellness Expo

St. Petersburg, Florida
Sep 19 – 22, 2013


The Alliance of International Aromatherapists invites you to their 4th Biennial International Aromatherapy Conference and Wellness Expo to be held September 19-22, 2013, at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront Hotel.



With the title, Expanding Aromatherapy: Power of the Past ~ Force of the Future, AIA is hosting an array of industry leaders who will be presenting on a variety of topics including the use of aromatherapy in clinical setting, personal care and other integrative therapies, as well as aromatherapy research.



Purpose, Theme and Objectives of this Conference

Purpose: The purpose of this conference is to provide opportunities for aromatherapists, massage therapists, related specialty practitioners and students to meet, discuss and learn about current aromatherapy methodologies and research.


Theme: This conference will recognize the foundations upon which aromatherapy was built and evolved, then explore the possibilities for practitioners from diverse fields to expand aromatherapy into their practices as well as influence reform in general healthcare.


 Objectives to fulfill the conference purpose:

  1. Promote responsible use of aromatherapy.
  2. Inspire excellence in educational standards for aromatherapy training.
  3. Bring conventional medicine and natural therapies, with emphasis on professional aromatherapy, into a more harmonious relationship.



This conference is a part of the AIA’s mission to unite aromatherapists from around the world in an effort to advance research and professionalism within the aromatherapy industry and to provide public education through scientific research and educational programs; and our goal to bring conventional medicine and natural therapies, with emphasis on professional aromatherapy, into a more harmonious relationship.


Learn how essential oils are being used in clinical environments, hospice & palliative care, cancer care, skin care, massage and spas, psychotherapy, Eastern medicine, and yoga, among other integrative therapies from dynamic and engaging speakers!

  • Learn new techniques to enhance your practice!
  • Network with the experts!
  • Shop the Expo!
  • Learn, laugh and relax with your colleagues!



Benefits of Attending and Conference Information

Contact Hours:
Attendees may receive up to 26 contact hours* for fully attending the conference including pre-conference.


Target Audience:
The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses for this conference have been designed to meet the educational needs of aromatherapists and integrative heath care providers looking to add other applications/techniques of aromatherapy, and complementary therapies, to their existing practice.


Successful completion requirements:
In order to receive CPDs for educational activities at this conference, participants must:


  • Register for the conference
  • Be present for the sessions no later than 5 minutes after the starting time.
  • Remain in session until the scheduled ending time.
  • Complete and return the evaluation forms at the conclusion of the conference.
  • Have pre-conference workshop form signed by the presenter and return to AIA office.




Methods of practice, recipes and information shared are provided for informational and educational purposes to enhance client outcomes and your own professional development.  Any modalities, therapies and other course of treatment discussed or suggested within the conference or pre-conference workshops should not be used by practitioners without evaluation of your client’s condition and the possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities or if it is not within the scope of your current practice.


The opinions and methods expressed within the conference and pre-conference workshops are those of our invited guest speakers and do not necessarily represent the views of the AIA.  Please refer to the official information regarding any prescribed products discussed for information regarding approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


*The number of contact hours is subject to change, based on final conference schedule.  Presenters may receive CPDs for their presentations.  Any presenter offering CPDs/CEUs for attendance in a Pre-Conference workshop will be awarded by the presenter, not the AIA.



Cancellation Policy:

Refund requests must be made in writing and received no later than August 9, 2013.  Refunds are subject to a 10% Administration Fee.  Refund requests received between August 9 and September 9, 2013 will be refunded less $200 and a 10% Administration Fee of the total originally paid.  Only Pre-Conference workshop fees may be refunded after September 9, 2013.


Other registration change requests that require credit/debit card processing or other bank fees are subject to a 10% processing fee on the transaction amount with a $5 minimum fee.


Attendee Terms and Conditions:

Indemnification:  The AIA reserves the right to refuse conference registration if the AIA determines that the registrant would detract from the goals and/or security of the conference.  The AIA reserves the right to request a person attending the conference, leave the conference if the AIA determines that the registrant detracts from the goals and/or security of the conference.


Professional Conduct:  The registrant agrees to conduct his/herself in a cordial manner.  The AIA will not tolerate any registrant who creates a disturbance; is disrespectful to any member of AIA, its speakers and attendees, exhibitors, volunteers or hotel staff.  The AIA reserves the right to investigate any complaint and to dismiss any registrant found in violation of the Code of Professional Conduct, without refund of registration fees.


Photo Disclaimer:  All conference attendees consent to being photographed/video recorded and to allow the use of these photographs/video recordings to be used in AIA marketing materials.


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