Zephyr Conferences

Conference Host Application

Zephyr Conferences organizes six conferences each year. These conferences usually rotate to a new city each year and we are thus always looking for host locations.
In general, our location criteria include:
  • Location in an area appropriate to that conference - a wine region, a noted beer city with ten or more breweries, a respected food city, or a city with a focus on health and fitness.
  • Strong 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 support.
  • An excellent host hotel that 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: 150 (Beer Bloggers), 250 (Wine Marketing & Tourism and Beer Marketing & Tourism), and 350 (Wine Bloggers and Food Bloggers).
  • We take into account the opinions of our alumni communities, giving them a large say in the final decision.
If you would like to apply to be a host location for one of our future conferences, please fill out the form below. This is simply a preliminary form that can be completed at any time. Our process generally starts in the spring of each year and our location decisions are made early each summer for the following year.

About You
Company or Organization:
Work Phone:
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About Your Conference Host Location Bid
Which conference are you proposing to host? Feel free to add additional conferences in your comments below
What city are you suggesting as a host city?
What other state or local tourism, business, or trade organizations are you cooperating with to support your bid?
Are your local organizations able to sponsor at minimum the two conference dinners for attendees and possibly other key sponsorships? Please explain.
What other support can your local or state organizations provide the conference (PR, other sponsors, keynote speakers, specific activities, etc.)
Do you have one or more hotels in mind for possible host hotels?

Other Information
Do you have any other comments or questions for us?