Seminar Proposal Submission

The call for proposals for seminars at CBC 2021 is now closed. Fill out this form to receive a notification when the call for proposals opens for seminars at CBC 2022.

CBC 2022 Call for Proposals Information

*All dates in the information below are tentative and subject to change.

The call for seminar proposals for CBC 2022 will open on August 18, 2021 and close on October 1, 2021. Selected seminars will be notified by November 5, 2021.

Please read the information below before submitting a proposal. Proposals that do not adhere to the seminar submission guidelines may not be considered.

For more information, please contact MacKenzie Staples.

Submission Details & Guidelines

  • Seminar proposals are reviewed and selected by the CBC Seminar Subcommittee, a group of mostly brewery members of the Brewers Association, selected annually as experts in the specific seminar tracks for that year’s conference. For more information about the CBC Seminar Subcommittee or to show interest in applying to participate on the subcommittee, please contact MacKenzie Staples.
  • Seminars are expected to provide actionable takeaways for attendees to help improve their businesses. Proposals should clearly outline the skills and knowledge that attendees will learn from the seminar.
  • Descriptions should accurately reflect the proposed seminar content. If selected, the title, description, and learning objectives submitted in your proposal will be used as the seminar description on the event website and in the conference program and mobile application.
  • Titles and content of selected seminars are subject to revision after Seminar Subcommittee review and approval.
  • Be prepared to provide contact information, a short biography, and a headshot for all proposed speakers when you submit your proposal.
  • Standard CBC seminars are hour-long lectures. However, submitters are encouraged to submit proposals for seminars in shorter or longer time slots and/or creative formats, where appropriate. Potential new formats could include 30-minute lectures, workshops, roundtable discussions, hands-on demonstrations, and more. You will have an opportunity in the submission form to describe your preferred seminar format.
  • Once the call for proposals opens, you can begin filling out the form and save at any point for completion at a later date, but you must submit the form on or before Friday, October 1, 2021 in order for your proposal to be considered for review. Once a proposal is submitted, you will no longer be able to make additional changes. It is highly recommended that you keep a copy of your proposal content and speaker information in a Word document or other external file in case of any errors during the submission process.
  • Changes (including speaker additions or changes in company affiliations) after a seminar is selected are subject to approval by the Seminar Subcommittee.
  • Selected seminars are expected to follow a deliverable timeline, including submitting a seminar content outline (due February 25, 2022), a presentation draft (due March 18, 2022), and a final presentation (due April 8, 2022). All deliverables will be reviewed by the Seminar Subcommittee and feedback will be provided to presenters. Presenters are expected to make suggested changes to their seminar content based on this feedback. Final PowerPoints will need to be submitted to the onsite AV provider for the conference by April 29, 2022.
  • Supplier Submissions: Brewers Association members have clearly expressed the sentiment that they prefer not to have supplier-generated presentations that only explore one specific product or solution in the educational tracks at the Craft Brewers Conference. Suppliers wishing to present specific information on their products or services should consider a sponsored seminar. Proposals from suppliers are welcome when balanced approaches and solutions to industry issues are presented and they do not mention specific products or services by name.
  • Submission Maximum: Individual submitters (or supplier groups) are limited to a maximum of 3 proposal submissions total. Any additional proposals beyond the third submission will be automatically rejected.
  • COVID-19 Agreement to Present: Given the uncertainty around health and safety restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, final confirmation of the in-person event remains dependent on health and safety protocols at the time of the conference. If an in-person event is not possible, the conference will move online. By submitting a proposal, all associated speakers agree to, if accepted, present no matter what format the event takes place in.
  • Speaker Registration and Travel: All accepted speakers will receive a full complimentary registration to the event. However, all speakers are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses. We recommend booking your hotel early as they do tend to sell out. ConferenceDirect is the official housing bureau for Craft Brewers Conference & Brew Expo 2021. Through this partnership, we have negotiated the best possible rates at hotels near the Colorado Convention Center. Book with ConferenceDirect here.
  • Speaker Fees and Honorariums: Selected speakers for CBC are provided with a full complimentary conference registration in lieu of a speaker fee/honorarium.