Conference Host Application
organizes seven conferences each year. Each conference rotates
to a new
city each year and we are thus always looking for host locations.
general, our location criteria include:
you would like
to apply to be
a host location for one of our future conferences, please fill
out the form
below. This is simplyk a preliminary form that can be completed at any
time. Our process generally starts in the spring of each year and our
decisions are made early each summer for the following year.
in an area appropriate to that conference - a
wine region, a noted beer city with ten or more breweries, a respected
city, or a city with a focus on health and fitness.
support from local tourism or business promotion
organizations. We usually ask the location host organizations to
sponsor or find sponsors for two conference dinners and often $20,000
in additional costs.
- An excellent host hotel
will provide us with conference space, is very willing to work with us
on our unique needs (specifically, allowing us to bring in food and
drink), and is located in an attractive city. Our
expected conference sizes are approximately: 100 (European Beer), 250
(North American Beer), 250 (Wine Marketing & Tourism and Beer
Marketing & Tourism), and 350 (Wine Bloggers and
- We take
into account the
opinions of our alumni communities, giving them a large say in the