CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS:

Official Learning Sessions

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, February 2, 2018

BEVCON®  HAS BECOME ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S MOST EXCITING AND INSPIRING, INDUSTRY ONLY, BEVERAGE EVENTS.  PROFESSIONAL BARTENDERS, SOMMELIERS, BUYERS, BEVERAGE MAKERS, DISTRIBUTORS, IMPORTERS, MEDIA, MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS PROFESSIONALS, AND OTHER RELATED COMPANIES ALL GATHER IN AN INTIMATE SETTING TO LEARN FROM ONE ANOTHER, SHARE RESOURCES, NETWORK, AND BECOME INSPIRED TO GROW THEIR RESPECTED BUSINESSES. 

BevCon® covers the key components of the beverage industry including: operations, beverage making, craft-minded products, new and cutting edge topics and idea in the wine, spirits, and beer industries along with some non-alcoholic trends and products.

We appreciate your interest in presenting at BevCon®. There are approximately 50 slots for Learning Sessions throughout the conference and professional expertise is integral for the success of the event. BevCon® is produced in part by Home Team Angels, a 501(c) 4 non-profit organization, and any funds available after the event go toward local and national food-and-beverage-related charitable endeavors.

Helpful hint: This should not be a marketing pitch for your company or brand. It should be well-rounded and fit into the overall focus of BevCon® listed above. We will be looking for topics that fit the ideas listed below, but are open to new options as long as it is an interesting, captivating topic. 

Link to last year's topics if interested in reviewing.

You will be notified by mid-March if your presentation has been selected or not for the 2018 BevCon®.

Name of Person Submitting Application: *
Name of Person Submitting Application:
Presentation Details
Please list information relevant to the proposed subject matter, including your areas of expertise and experience in the field. You may email supporting documentation including a bio to angel@bevcon.org.
If you have more than one topic, please list them all, in order of preference.
If you have more than one topic, please describe them all below.
6. If your presentation is selected, and there are other professionals who submit similar topics, are you open to being paired with them to present together? *
7. Who is this geared towards (check off those that apply): *
8. What type of session/format would this be (chose one)? *
11. If selected, are you or other presenters involved able to cover the costs of: *
More Helpful Details
Presentations will be selected based on overall quality and relevance to a focus listed below: • Bar Operations and Management • Bartending, Sommelier and Cicerone Education • Beverage Making (brewing, winemaking, distilling, mixers, non-alcoholic) • Career Building, Professional Development and Staffing • Event Planning and Managing • Legal and Business Operations • Marketing and Public Relations • Writing and Media Topics Presentations are selected by a panel of industry professionals.
Some specific topics of interest:
• Agriculture • Barrels • Blending • Blind Tastings • Branding and Marketing • Building Cocktail/Wine/Beer Menus: Variety, Pricing, Execution • Business Topics • Creating retail products • Crossover discussions/tastings on beverages • Dealing with Disasters • Distribution • Drinks/Wines/Beer/Spirits of Regions • Education and Certification • Entrepreneurs/Investors • Equipment • Fermentation Techniques • Flavor and complex beverages • Glassware • History • Human Resources • Industry Data • Ingredients • International Techniques and Trends • Investing in Businesses • Leadership • Legal Issues • Lifestyles, health • Marketing/PR • Mocktails • Pairings • Purchasing and Inventory • Running a Bar (small markets vs. large markets) • Service • Sexual Harassment • Social Media • Staffing and Professional Development • Supplies/Buyer Relationships • Tasting Classes/Unique Events • Technology • Training • Trends and Data • Waste
If presentation is selected, speaker will be notified of what can be provided for the session. You will receive a badge to attend all events and will have a discount available for additional passes for staff assistance or others you want to invite to attend the event. You will also be promoted as an Official Presenter on all event materials. More information will be provided on the planning after acceptance. All alcohol related products being showcased in a session are preferred to be donated but we will work with you on sourcing. BevCon• can provide most equipment and serving items needed.