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Just Announced: Cutting Edge New Beverage Conference
August 21, 2016 - August 24, 2016
An innovative beverage-only focused conference is officially on the books for next summer in Charleston–BevCon Charleston!
The brainchild of a collection of the country’s most talented and diverse beverage professionals, BevCon Charleston’s programming for this inaugural event is well underway and we want to make sure you are a part of this groundbreaking year!
BevCon Charleston’s mission is to provide meaningful and rich learning opportunities, networking events, tastings, and interactions with other like-minded professionals. The focus will be on all things beverages with concentrations in operations, beverage making, craft-minded products, new and cutting edge concepts in the wine, spirits and beer industries as well as trends in non-alcoholic drinks, mixers, and products. While in Charleston, attendees will get a taste of the city’s beverage history, culture, and programs that are some of the most preeminent in the nation.
Presenter’s a part of the inaugural event include*:
- Alia Akkam, writer
- Bobby Stuckey, Frasca Food and Wine
- Brad Thomas Parsons, writer and author
- Brianne Day, Day Wines
- Charlotte Voisey, William Grant & Sons, Inc.
- Christian Krogstad, House Spirits
- Derek Brown, Columbia Room and Drink Co.
- Dylan Sloan, Mezcal Vago
- Eric Railsback, Mattei’s Tavern
- Guillaume Lamy, Maison Ferrand
- Jack Mason, MS, MARTA
- Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergso, Evil Twin Brewery
- Jerry Slater, H. Harper Station
- John Ragan, MS, Union Square Hospitality Group
- Juliette Pope, Gramercy Tavern
- Lew Bryson, writer and author
- Kara Newman, writer and author
- Matt Murphy, Presqu’ile Winery
- Micah Melton, The Aviary
- Miles Macquarrie, Kimball House
- Paul Clarke, Imbibe
- Pax Mahle, Wind Gap Wines
- Rajat Parr, Sandhi Wines
- Sabato Sagaria, Union Square Hospitality
- Sarah Camp Milam, Southern Foodways Alliance
- Scott Hunt, H&S Companies
- Sean Lily Wilson, Fullsteam Brewery
- Tiffanie Barriere, One Flew South
- Wayne Curtis, writer and author
*As of Monday, November 30, 2015.
“There is really not an event like this in the country—one that brings together all things beverage—with bartenders, sommeliers, owners, beverage makers, and media in the same room, talking about current and pressing issues,” stated Angel Postell, founder and organizer of BevCon Charleston. “The founding advisory committee saw a need for this kind of gathering, and want to focus on craft-minded ideas and cutting edge products. Our plan is to keep the event intimate and thoughtfully curated where attendees will continuously have the opportunity to meet inspiring individuals while learning and tasting innovative ideas and products. Charleston serves as a wonderful backdrop to host such an event and we look forward to showcasing what is happening here in regards to the beverage industry.”
How to Get Involved and Attend!
BevCon Charleston is impossible without the inspiration and support of our local and national beverage community! Some ways to get involved:
Apply to Attend: we want to make sure individuals committed to their own professional growth and that of the industry attend the event. We intend to keep it intimate and offer special tastings, learning sessions, and more. The goal is for this to be an industry-only event. In order to ensure this happens, all interested attendees must first submit an application for consideration. Once reviewed, each applicant will then be notified if accepted or not in early 2016. If accepted, attendees will receive a link to purchase an all-access pass for BevCon with a participation fee of $500 per person. To learn more and to apply, visit BevConCHS.com/Passes
Help Spread the Word: we have just announced this event and want to make sure we get the word out! Please share to your friends and contacts to ensure they save the dates and begin the application process. You can direct them to our website, Facebook page, and Twitter page for detailed information.
Become an Underwriter: Companies or individuals who BELIEVE in the mission can support BevCon Charleston by becoming an underwriter. If your business fits the bill and wants to support the event in this very important way, please contact email@example.com or visit BevConCHS.com/Underwriters for a complete list of options.
Be Part of a Tasting Session: if you have a product (wine, beer, spirits, coffee, tea, juice, artisan products) and want to be part of a tasting session, let us know at BevConCHS@gmail.com. Please Note: there are specific criteria products must meet to be included along with a fee to participate.
Submit Topics for Speaking: programming for the event is still open for inspired ideas. If you have a compelling topic and want to speak, please send your ideas to BevConCHS@gmail.com for consideration.
We are excited to have BevCon Charleston come together and hope you will be part of this unique event. If you have any ideas or questions, please let us know at BevConCHS@gmail.com
To see the current list of presenters and a schedule of events, visit BevConCHS.com