Official Learning Sessions

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, January 27, 2017

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, public relations professionals, and representatives of 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 ideas 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 30 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. We also would like for topics to involve all things beverage as much as they can. 

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 2017 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 attach supporting documentation including a bio and use separate pieces of paper to answer the questions below.
If you have more than one topic, please list them all.
If you have more than one topic, please describe them all.
6. Who is this geared to (circle those that apply): *
7. What of the following “how to” tracks/focus areas does your session fall into (select the best option): *
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: *
12. If selected, we ask all presenters to participate in at least one other event. Which of the following would be of interest: *
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
Some specific topics of interest:
• Agriculture • Blending • Blind Tastings • Branding and Marketing • Building Cocktail/Wine/Beer Menus: Variety, Pricing, Execution • Business Topics • Creating retail products • Crossover discussions/tastings on beverages • Distribution/Data • Drinks/Wines/Beer/Sprits of Regions • Education and Certification • Entrepreneurs/Investors • Equipment • Fermentation Techniques • Flavor and complex beverages • History • Ingredients • Investing in Businesses • Leadership • Legal Issues • Lifestyles, health • Marketing/PR • Pairings • Purchasing and Inventory • Running a Bar • Service • Staffing and Professional Development • Supplies/Buyer Relationships • Tasting Classes/Unique Events • Technology • Training • Trends and Data
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.

2017 Official Learning Sessions Underwriter