Seminars

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  • Badge or ticket is required for all events.
  • All attendees and exhibitors must be 21+.
  • Seminars, titles and, speakers subject to change.
  • Conference and trade show are not open to the public.
  • All seminars are seated on a first come, first served basis.
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Brewery Operations

Seminar Speaker(s)
Filtration Problems: Everyone Has Them. No One Wants to Talk About Them Burghard Meyer, Deniz Bilge
Brewery Engineering Panel Discussion Brandon Smith
Planning for Automation Abraham Kabakoff, Nathan Schroeder
Understanding Pure Distilled Hop Oils Mitch Steele, Tim Schnars II, Adam Paugh, 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
Brewery Operations Seminar (title TBD) TBD

Brewpubs (Management and Marketing)

Seminar Speaker(s)
Menu Design and Pricing Strategy Tim Brady
Brewpub Events TBD
So You Found Yourself Some New Hires: What’s Next? Michael Gemma, Janna Mestan
Merchandising Program (title TBD) TBD
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Export Development

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Government Affairs

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Leadership

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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, Jess Baker
The Value of Volunteers Karla Baise, Jessie Cox  
Leveraging Growth: How to Run an Increasingly Complex Beer Business Sean Wilson
What is your Data Telling You? Jack McCraine, Jason McMackins, Gloria Atika
Meet the Legal Expert: Round Table 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
HR and Craft Beer TBD

Quality

Seminar Speaker(s)
What You Should Expect from a Mobile Packaging Company Mo Oelker
Quality Control for the Little Folk Part 2: Growing Up Nathan Sanborn, Merritt Waldron
Building a Field Quality Program Matt Meadows
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
Fsma &Amp; Breweries: What’s Abiding by the Law and What’s Good Business Tatiana Lorca
PCR Testing to Ensure Quality: a Panel Discussion Wade Begrow, Mike Billon

Safety

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
Practical Ways to Manage Ergonomic Threats Abby Ferri
Brewpub and Kitchen Safety (title TBD) Matt Stinchfield, Cyrena Nouzille

Selling Craft Beer

Seminar Speaker(s)
Selling Beer Via Wholesalers Paul Pisano, Eric Wallace
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
Growing into the Headwinds! Chris Cramer
Building your Brand Through the Tasting Room Mike Hess, Sam Hendler
Retailer Panel (title TBD) TBD

Start-Ups

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 Lynne Weaver
Distribution Models for Start-up Breweries Daniel Lust, Kimberly Clements, Barbara Gerovac

Sustainability

Seminar Speaker(s)
Pure Water Brewing Alliance: Water Reuse and Brewing Barry Liner
Building a Returnable Bottle Market Katie Wallace, Jim Nordmeyer
CIP Optimization and Manual Cleaning Best Practices Cheri Chastain
Sustainability Benchmarking John Stier
Small-Scale CO2 Capture Technology Amy George

Technical Brewing

Seminar Speaker(s)
Session Beer: Brewing for Balance and Flavor Jennifer Talley
Yeast Management and Propagation Burghard Meyer
Flavor Stability Burghard Meyer, 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
Kettle Souring (title TBD) TBD
Malt Flavor: Why the Craft Industry Gives a Chit Cassie Poirier, Andrea Stanley, Lindsay Barr