2019 AIA International Conference

Building Bridges: The Future of Aromatics in Integrative Healthcare
September 26-29, 2019
DoubleTree Minneapolis – Park Place
Minneapolis, MN

Conference Summary

The Alliance of International Aromatherapists held its 8th Biennial International Aromatherapy Conference and Wellness Expo September 26-29, 2019 at the Doubletree by Hilton Minneapolis-Park Place in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

With the theme, Building Bridges: The Future of Aromatics in Integrative Healthcare AIA hosted an array of industry leaders who presented on a variety of topics including the use of Aromatherapy professionalism and practice, Holistic Aromatherapy, Aromatherapy in clinical settings, and Aromatherapeutic cancer care. 

The conference also focused on some core basics of Aromatherapy including the holistic paradigm in the practice of Aromatherapy, the essential oil use in clinical settings, the benefits of essential oils in pain reduction, mental health and cancer care. There were lectures discussing how to have a successful Aromatherapy practice, Health Freedom legislation and what it means for the practitioner and their clients, as well as daily educational retreats including aromatic yoga, Tai Chi, and meditation. The conference was 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.

Those attending the conference requested more information from Dr. Jeff Dusek and from Linda-Anne Kahn. You can download those papers below.


Dusek - Aroma 09.28.19

Lattin - Aromatherapy in Holism

Kahn - Breast Cancer & Lymphedema

Save the Date!!

Our 2021 conference will be held at the Westin--Chicago North Shore Hotel September 17-19, 2021. Pre-conference workshops will be held on September 16, 2021. The focus of the conference will be on hot topics in the aromatherapy community. Stay tuned for more information as it develops!

Interested in being a sponsor or vendor at our 2021 conference?

Several sponsorship packages are available.
Inquiries should be directed to the email for Sponsorship Committee.

Interested in becoming an exhibitor? The Wellness Expo will be open 8 am – 6 pm Friday and Saturday, and 8 am – 5 pm on Sunday. It will be open to the public for FREE admission. Inquiries should be directed to the email for Conference Committee.