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Brewery Operations

Seminar Speaker(s)
Filtration Problems: Everyone Has Them. No One Wants to Talk About Them. Deniz Bilge
Brewery Engineering Panel Discussion Brandon Smith, Kyle Harris, Chris McCombs, John Blystone
Planning for Automation Abraham Kabakoff, Nathan Schroeder
Understanding Pure Distilled Hop Oils Mitch Steele, Tim Schnars II, Mike Sanders, Tom Britz
The Basics of Centrifugal Pumps: Selection and Sizing Andy Hooper, Stan Brown
Mind Bending Blending Techniques Jim Crooks
Navigating Hop Contracts in a Changing Market Lynne Weaver, Alexandra Nowell, Ryan Hopkins, Eric Desmarais
Sanitation in your Brewery: Where the Rubber Meets the Road Andy Tveekrem

Brewpubs (Management and Marketing)

Seminar Speaker(s)
Menu Design and Pricing Strategy Tim Brady
Strategies for Building a Unique Events Platform: Not Just Another Game Night Andy Calimano
So You Found Yourself Some New Hires: What’s Next? Michael Gemma, Janna Mestan
Developing a Unique Merchandising Program for Your Brewery Brand Cyrena Nouzille, Lynsey Bates
Tax Savings and Grant Incentives Ken Hite
Crafting Regular Customers Chris LaPierre, Ryan Krill
Managing a Brewpub or Brewery Restaurant Food Program Doug Goettsch, Gavin Fine, John Fischer
Pulling Back the Curtain on Music Licensing Dan Spears, Carl Meier, Dan Couch

Export Development

Seminar Speaker(s)
Craft Beer in China Carl Setzer
A Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) Update On the U.K. Craft Market Buster Grant
TTB Compliance & Challenges When Exporting Your Beer David McCaleb, Melissa Keller, Richard Miller
Craft Beer Market in British Columbia Dmitry Batishchev

Government Affairs

Seminar Speaker(s)
What you Don’t Know Will Hurt You: Government Affairs Update Marc Sorini
Guild Seminar: Open Dialogue Acacia Coast
Guild Seminar: State Lobbying 101 Josh Aubuchon, Nancy Palmer, Acacia Coast
Defense and Promotion of Tasting Rooms Bart Watson, Tom McCormick, Scott Metzger
Cannabis and Craft Beer: Risks and Opportunities Alva Mather
Tax Reform: What Brewers Should Know Patrick McCurry, Bill Amon


Seminar Speaker(s)
Storytelling, Authenticity, and what Politics and Pints Have in Common Cody Keenan
Crafting the Customer Experience for People Not Like You Kelly McDonald
The Art of Inclusive Leadership Ash Beckham
Trends You Need to Know Jack Li
The Power of Purpose in Business and Life Roy Spence

Packaging Breweries (Management and Marketing)

Seminar Speaker(s)
Content Creation on a Budget: How a Small Brewery Can Create High-Quality Content on a Tight Budget Kailey Partin, Andy Sparhawk
Brewing With Purpose Karla Baise, Jessie Cox, Krystal Angelo  
Leveraging Growth: How to Run an Increasingly Complex Beer Business Sean Wilson
What is your Data Telling You? Jack McCraine, Jason McMackins, Gloria Atika, Emily Wells
Meet the Legal Expert: Roundtable Discussions Joe Infante, Shauna Barnes, Joe Davis, Paul Havel, Alva Mather, Eugene Pak, Marcus Reed
Building Better Beer Experiences to Engage Your Community Julia Herz, Chris Shields, Jim Cornwell
Cultivating Craft Beer Culture: HR Expert Panel Celine Frueh, Carrie Yunker, Chelsea Bosak Manning, Joy Will
Keeping the IP in Your IPA: What Brewers Need to Know About Intellectual Property Jeff Erway, Seth Gardenswartz, Hope Shimabuki, Dan Vavonese


Seminar Speaker(s)
What You Should Expect from a Mobile Packaging Company Tyler Wille, Owen Lingley, Bailey Spaulding, Alex Chmielinski, Dan Sartwell
Quality Control for the Little Folk Part 2: Growing Up Nathan Sanborn, Merritt Waldron
Building a Field Quality Program Matt Meadows, Matthew Laibson, David Munro
Sensory for a Song: How To DIY (And Why You Should) Liz Pratt, Jamie Floyd
Hazed and Confused: Understanding, Mitigating and Preventing Post-package Physical Instability Patricia Aron, Xiang Yin, Ashton Lewis, Christine White
Food Safety Modernization Act: What You Need to Do, and What You Should Do Tatiana Lorca, Doug Hindman
PCR Testing to Ensure Quality: a Panel Discussion Wade Begrow, Mike Billon, Riley Seitz, Markus Fandke


Seminar Speaker(s)
Combined Risk of CO2 Exposure, Workload Demand, and Ergonomic Stress on Brewers Dave Huizen
Wire You Shocked? Electrical Safety in Breweries Russell McCrimmon
The Craft of Balancing Safety & Culture James Stricker, Jill Scanlon
Hazard Assessment: New Tools for Busy Brewers Matt Stinchfield
Taproom, Brewpub and Kitchen Safety Roundtable Matt Stinchfield, Cyrena Nouzille,  Chris LaPierre

Selling Craft Beer

Seminar Speaker(s)
Selling Beer Via Wholesalers Paul Pisano, Eric Wallace, Bob Collins, Russ Teplitzky, Steve Beykirch
Using Industry, Economic, and Demographic Data to Grow Your Business Lester Jones, Bart Watson
Gaining Share of Mind in a Crowded House Steve Kuftinec, Adam Lambert, Anna Nadasdy
What’s on Tap: A Look Into On Premise Scott Elliot, Pete Conti, Matthew Crompton, Danelle Kosmal
Growing into the Headwinds Chris Cramer, Laura Bell, Natalie Cilurzo, David Walker, Benj Steinman, Eric Ottaway
Building your Brand Through the Tasting Room Mike Hess, Sam Hendler
Retailer Panel Jeff Nowicki


Seminar Speaker(s)
The Week That Births Your Brewery Tom Hennessy
Quality Assurance for Small Breweries: The Key to Growth Zachary Taggart
Solutions for the Small Brewer Patrick Staggs, Ryan Scott, Bryan Selders
From 1 Barrel to 1,000: Managing Risk from Start-Up to Rapid Growth Jonathan Dunitz, James Sanborn, Brad Weller, Daniel Kleban
Marketing your Brewery to a Skeptical City Government or Community Julie Wartell
Raising Capital Chris Cramer, Lynne Weaver, Kyle Leingang, Randall Behrens
Distribution Models for Start-up Breweries Daniel Lust, Kimberly Clements, Barbara Gerovac, Suzie Ford


Seminar Speaker(s)
Pure Water Brewing Alliance: Water Reuse and Brewing Barry Liner, Charlie Arnold, Mark Jockers, Tim Rynders, Eric Greene
Building a Returnable Bottle Market Katie Wallace, Thorsten Geuer, Jim Nordmeyer, Caren McNamara, Bill Kilpatrick, Vince Assetta, Jules Bailey
CIP Optimization and Manual Cleaning Best Practices Cheri Chastain, Jason Perkins, Peter Kruger, Dennis Gorman
Sustainability Benchmarking John Stier, Sean White, Elizabeth Waters
Small-Scale CO2 Capture Technology Amy George, Alex Veneman, Brian Peters, Josh Hare
A Brewery for All: Tactics for Being Inclusive and Building Diversity Ryan Farrell, Andy Fyfe

Technical Brewing

Seminar Speaker(s)
Session Beer: Brewing for Balance and Flavor Jennifer Talley, Yvan De Baets, Jayne Lewis, Matt Brynildson, Logan Plant
Yeast Management and Propagation Kurt Marshall
Flavor Stability Deniz Bilge
Terpenes, Esters, Fruits, Herbs and Vegetables: Brewing Eclectic IPAs Dick Cantwell
Challenges and Opportunities of Dry-Hopping Beer to Achieve Consistent Flavor Tom Shellhammer, Daniel Sharp, Scott Lafontaine
Myth Busting: Kettle Souring. The Appliance of Science Andrew Turner
Malt Flavor: Why the Craft Industry Gives a Chit Cassie Poirier, Andrea Stanley, Lindsay Barr