CRN 50th anniversary signature events, Oct. 3–6, to present industry-defining insights for purpose-driven growth  

—Registration now open for annual dietary supplement and functional food industry events, ‘Science in Session’ and ‘Now New Next’—

JULY 24, 2023

WASHINGTON – The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, will host its anticipated annual events, “Science in Session” and “Now New Next” at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, in Dana Point, California, Oct. 3–6.

Early bird registration with special pricing is available through Aug. 4.

“Supplement industry leaders seeking to drive responsible, sustainable business growth should make sure they have a seat at CRN’s 2023 events,” said Bruce Brown, annual conference chair, CRN board of directors chair-elect, and vice president, Supplement, End Use Market, Kerry. “By participating in the Now New Next sessions, your business gains a crucial edge. Anyone in this industry who is looking to embrace the opportunities that exist in our sector right now, and to ensure their business is set up to compete in a sustainable and socially responsible way, will be at this event.”

Speaker update: FDA Commissioner Califf will address Now New Next attendees

Now New Next is CRN’s signature business conference, taking place Oct. 4–6, with a welcome reception the evening of Oct. 3. The event will feature keynote speakers offering unique perspectives connecting society, technology and wellness, including: 

  • Dr. Vin Gupta, MD, MPA, innovation leader, NBC News Medical Analyst, health policy expert, and chief medical officer, Amazon Pharmacy, will uncover key connections in current and future healthcare trends and their business impacts—and how industry can adapt and thrive.
  • Dr. Sammy Ramsey, inspirational changemaker in science and society, cutting-edge communicator, and founder & director of the Ramsey Research Foundation, will inspire attendees to think outside the box as he shares his process for using unconventional thinking to overcome roadblocks with a unique approach anyone can use to creatively tackle complex problems and arrive at innovative solutions to the challenges they face.
  • Tiffani Bova, Wall Street Journal bestselling author, “The Experience Mindset: Changing the Way You Think About Growth,” and global growth evangelist, Salesforce will walk attendees through the real and seemingly causal link between employee experience and customer experience to orchestrate a great workforce and unlock growth where the customer and employee experiences converge.
  • John Harwood, award-winning political journalist & White House correspondent, will draw on his decades of work for the most prestigious outlets to share insights on the how fundamental changes in economic opportunity are coinciding with accelerating shifts in the nation’s demography and culture.
  • Paul Zikopoulos, future trends expert, and VP of Technology Group Skills Vitality & Enablement, IBM, will discuss how in our rapidly transforming world, data has become the new competitive advantage—and advise on how to leverage the ways AI, big data, and machine learning are changing the workplace and industry.


"CRN welcomes industry leaders in the supplement space to join us for discussions that will empower our businesses to thrive and innovate, continuing the dynamic growth our member companies have led over the past 50 years,” CRN President & CEO Steve Mister said. “This year’s ‘Science in Session’ and ‘Now New Next’ lineups will offer unique, cutting-edge perspectives, and actionable solutions to assure our industry’s long-term impact.”

Science in Session, CRN’s day-long deeper dive into nutrition research, themed, “The Evolution of Science on Dietary Supplements: Past, Present, and Future,” will take place Tuesday, Oct. 3, immediately prior to Now New Next. Speakers include:

  • Regan Bailey, Ph.D., R.D., associate director, Precision Nutrition Institute for Advancing Health Through Agriculture, Texas A&M University
  • Jeffrey Blumberg, Ph.D., FASN, FACN, CNS-S, research professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University
  • Paul Coates, Ph.D., former director, Office of Dietary Supplements, NIH (retired), adjunct professor, School of Public Health, Indiana University Bloomington

Registration and additional event details, including networking opportunities and group activities, are available at


The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), founded in 1973, is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing 200+ dietary supplement and functional food manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, and companies providing services to those manufacturers and suppliers. In addition to complying with a host of federal and state regulations governing dietary supplements and food in the areas of manufacturing, marketing, quality control and safety, our manufacturer and supplier members also agree to adhere to additional voluntary guidelines as well as to CRN’s Code of Ethics.  Follow us on Twitter @CRN_Supplements and LinkedIn.