CMOC FAQ

CRN’s President & CEO Steve Mister calls this meeting “the best kept secret in the industry.” Exclusive for CRN members, the CMOC meeting is an opportunity to join communications colleagues and really dig into communications trends. CMOC is an intensive two-day educational communications boot camp. We invite some of the country’s top communications, marketing, and PR experts to guide us through the ever-changing media and marketing landscape to explore new ways to reach consumers. 

As part of this two-day meeting, we hold a Committee working meeting. This part of CMOC is highly interactive and is a chance to explore CRN’s new strategic plan, map the direction of industry engagement, and find ways to amplify messages that are important to our industry and our consumers.

What is the CMOC meeting, anyway?

The meeting is open to all CRN members at any professional level. The core of the meeting is directed toward communications and marketing professionals, but we’re all in this together! Even if you’re not in the communications or marketing space, CMOC gives you a chance to make better sense of how to reach your target audience. We all communicate every day—with our colleagues, with our consumers, with our stakeholders—and CMOC challenges all attendees to better understand the issues faced by communications executives. No matter what you do at your company, you’ll learn something new at this meeting.

Who can attend the CMOC meeting?

The best part of CMOC is how the meeting evolves as the world of communications evolves. We’ve been fortunate to get senior communications experts to speak on topics ranging from traditional journalism and social media best practices to how to use artificial intelligence to promote your brand. This year we’ll continue that tradition. All subject matter is presented in a way that’s accessible to all professional levels and CMOC attendees have the opportunity to speak face-to-face with speakers after the sessions or connect with them for future conversations. It’s not every day that you can ask questions and exchange business cards with the CEO of a leading marketing company! At CMOC, we break down barriers and encourage you to network with everyone in the room.

What can attendees expect from the education sessions?

This meeting is one of a kind in the dietary supplement industry. Not only are there impactful speakers, but the intimate atmosphere encourages attendees to talk with one another and build strong relationships that, in turn, build a better industry. Our shared experiences promote a camaraderie among attendees that you won’t find at larger conferences, and your company will benefit from the connections you’ll make. 

This year, we’re offering a substantial registration discount to companies that send more than one person to this meeting. This is a great opportunity to invest in your department by exposing a junior team member to strategic conversations they may not normally be involved in. It could also be a way to reward a valued team member with the opportunity to attend the conference and learn from other industry professionals in one of the greatest cities around.

How does CMOC attendance benefit CRN member companies?

There’s an energy in New York that seeps its way into the meeting which helps makes the experience so special. We moved the meeting from Washington, D.C. to New York about 10 years ago, in part because NYC is the center of consumer journalism and the heart of the communications industry. It seemed natural to hold our CMOC meeting there—and then our attendees fell in love with having it in New York City. 

In recent years, we’ve taken advantage of New York’s social scene and expanded the meeting to include a group dinner off-site and a theatre night. Shared experiences and storytelling are current communications and marketing buzzwords, so these two casual networking events allow attendees to connect on a more personal level and really get to know each other.

Why is New York City the perfect place to hold the CMOC meeting?

The CMOC meeting is one of the most valuable benefits CRN offers its members. It’s exclusive to our membership, so you know you’ll be among the best in the industry. Each year, we up the ante and bring in better and better speakers. Anyone who has a role in communications has something to gain from this meeting, and I encourage all CRN members to join us in New York this May. 

Anything else we should know?

Registration

CRN offers four flexible registration options. REGISTER HERE

WORKSHOP | CONFERENCE |  WORKSHOP+CONFERENCE PACKAGE | WORKSHOP + DAY ONE OF CONFERENCE

THE WORKSHOP

CRN Member: $825 | Non-member: $975 

Your registration for The Workshop includes:

  • Participation in all sessions (unless otherwise indicated, e.g., "CRN Members Only")
  • Breakfast, Lunch and coffee breaks during The Workshop
  • Evening Networking Reception

Spouse/Guest registration add-on ($125 CRN members/$145 non-members) includes:

  • Breakfast, lunch and reception as provided to Workshop attendees

REGISTER HERE

THE CONFERENCE

CRN Member: $2095 | Non-Member: $2395

Your registration for The Conference includes:

  • Participation in all sessions (unless otherwise indicated, e.g., "CRN Members Only")
  • Wednesday Evening Networking Reception
  • Breakfast, Lunch and coffee breaks during The Conference
  • Thursday Evening Cocktail Reception
  • Kyowa Hakko Fun Run
  • Friday Evening Dinner & Entertainment

Spouse/Guest registration add-on ($350 CRN members/$395 non-members) includes:

  • All meals and receptions provided to Conference attendees + Kyowa Hakko Fun Run

REGISTER HERE

THE WORKSHOP AND CONFERENCE PACKAGE

CRN Member: $2695 |  Non-member: $2995

Your registration for The Workshop and The Conference package includes:

  • Participation in all sessions (unless otherwise indicated, e.g., "CRN Members Only")
  • Breakfast, Lunch and coffee breaks during The Workshop
  • Wednesday Evening Networking Reception
  • Breakfast, Lunch and coffee breaks during The Conference
  • Thursday Evening Cocktail Reception
  • Kyowa Hakko Fun Run
  • Friday Evening Dinner & Entertainment

Spouse/Guest registration add-on ($445 CRN members/$465 non-members) includes:

  • All meals and receptions as provided to Workshop and Conference attendees + Kyowa Hakko Fun Run

REGISTER HERE

THE WORKSHOP AND FIRST DAY OF THE CONFERENCE

CRN Member: $1695 |  Non-member: $1895

Your registration for The Workshop and The Conference (First Day Only) includes:

  • Participation in all sessions of The Workshop and the first day of The Conference (unless otherwise indicated, e.g., "CRN Members Only")
  • Breakfast, Lunch and coffee breaks during The Workshop
  • Wednesday Evening Networking Reception
  • Breakfast, Lunch and coffee breaks during The Conference
  • Thursday Evening Cocktail Reception

Spouse/Guest registration add-on ($220 CRN members/$250 non-members) includes:

  • All meals and receptions provided to Workshop attendees and Conference attendees on the first day of The Conference

REGISTER HERE

Sponsorship

CRN is grateful to its event sponsors:

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Advocare | Kyowa Hakko | P & G | RB | Alkemist Labs | Deerland Enzymes | NSF International | LifeScience Risk | Lonza

Join these companies in supporting CRN's events.

Showcase your company before top-level executives and show your support for CRN. See the 2017 prospectus and choose your sponsorship now to get the most exposure.

Contact Carl Hyland to reserve your sponsorship (chyland@crnusa.org / 202-204-7674).

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Accommodations

This year's events will be held at the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, in Marana, Arizona, near Tucson. The site is framed by the Tortolita Mountains, creating a dream oasis in a desert land inspiring a sense of adventure. CRN has a block at the hotel with rooms at the group rate of $315 per night, single/double occupancy (plus taxes). 

To be eligible for CRN’s room block and the group rate, you must register for The Workshop and/or The Conference. Information on booking is emailed to you with your paid registration confirmation. Please note if you are not registered for the event, you will receive notification that your room reservation will be cancelled.

Once you have booked your room, the Ritz-Carlton’s cancellation policy is a 7-day cancellation window with a one-night guarantee forfeited if cancelled within 7 days of arrival. All changes to room reservations, including cancellations, must be made directly with the hotel.

Contact Maya English (menglish@crnusa.org) for more information.

Conference

The Conference: CRN's Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry offers substantive sessions to charge up your business acumen and plenty of time for building relationships with key industry colleagues. You'll want to stay for the special Saturday morning "Breakfast With..." session. Details coming soon.

Workshop

The Workshop: CRN's Day of Science offers a full day of focused, high-level scientific sessions on some of the most timely topics in the dietary supplement and nutrition ingredient arena. 

The Workshop begins with a continental breakfast Wednesday, October 18, at 8 am, with sessions through 4:30 pm and a networking reception in the evening beginning at 7 pm.

Agenda (subject to change) coming soon.

About

CRN is taking its premiere dietary supplement industry events to the next level.

Gather with your colleagues at the inspiring Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, for thought-provoking sessions on forward-looking topics at THE CONFERENCE.

Come early for a day of science-focused sessions at THE WORKSHOP.

Level up your connections and knowledge base as you network and learn from expert presenters—and each other.
 

ASCEND in 2017 with CRN.

 

CRN 2017 Events

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THE WORKSHOP | OCT. 18
THE CONFERENCE | OCT. 18–21
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ABOUT
Come early for a day of science-focused sessions at THE WORKSHOP.
THE WORKSHOP
Join us for thought-provoking sessions on forward-looking topics at THE CONFERENCE.
THE CONFERENCE
CRN offers four flexible registration options.
REGISTRATION
Join us at the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, in Marana, Arizona—just northwest of Tucson.
ACCOMMODATIONS
CRN gratefully thanks its event sponsors.
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