2018 schedule of events


BevCon features two & a half days of Learning Sessions, an Opening Welcome Party, two Meet-the-Makers Tasting Events, Three Nights of bar pop-ups, and a Closing Party: Let's Get Lit. 

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Learning Session overview

Some of the world's most dynamic and engaging beverage professionals will converge in Los Angeles to share Their knowledge on a variety of topics. Sessions are either panel discussion, tasting style, or hands-on workshops. At each given time slot, there are six tracks to choose from depending on your interest. 

To view the entire schedule, visit http://bevcon.org/sessions.

Session Highlights include:

  • Climate Change Through the Lens of Winemaking

  • Pop Life: How to Create and Market Pop-Up Bars

  • Laying a Roadmap for Diversity

  • Emerging Technology in the Restaurant & Bar Industry

  • Hip Hop's Influence on the World of Wine and Spirits

  • Dealing with Disasters

  • Malt Momentum: the Modern World of Single Malt Whiskey

  • Beer Blind Tasting



Parties + events


Events + parties overview

BevCon® is a ton of fun.

What, you want more?  Well, we've got it.  If you thought your BevCon® days were action packed, don't forget to squeeze in that late afternoon nap (we kid — we know you're pros)!

Our “Meet the Makers” tastings on Monday and Tuesday will bring together a selection of the most thoughtfully crafted brews, wines and spirits that your most respected producers are working on. This is their chance to share with you what has gotten their “juices” flowing. Expect to taste unreleased and rare productions while getting to engage one on one with the producers.

Sanctioned BevCon® Bar Pop-ups will take place Sunday-Tuesday and highlight some of LA’s top bars and restaurants. Doing what BevCon® does best, each Pop-up brings together local LA talent with talent from across the country to offer you unique and inspired cocktail, wine + beer lists for the evening with some pretty rad individuals serving them up.

And because too much is never enough, we kick off the schedule with our Opening Party where we all get to have a little fun and meet at an LA Hot Spot before we hit the Learning Sessions. Wrapping up the event is our not-to-be-missed “Let's Get Lit” closing Happy Hour where some of your favorite beverage writers share some knowledge (and nonsense) with a beverage or two in hand. 

We promise you don't want to miss any of this.