We are excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for the 2021 Virtual BC Craft Brewers Conference (BC BEER CON) returning February 3, 4 & 5, 2021!
The BC Craft Brewers Conference hosted by the BC Craft Brewers Guild and presented by Great Little Box Company | Ideon Packaging, brings together key stakeholders from the BC craft brewing industry for an annual networking and educational event.
In response to current public health advisories, we have taken the opportunity to innovate and develop a conference focused on enriched virtual experiences that will keep our community connected during the conference and throughout the year.
To do this, the conference will feature an opening Keynote Speaker each day, educational seminars and networking sessions centred around activating a new online community platform presented via Slack. The BC Craft Brewers Guild Slack Community will create space for attendees to form new contacts directly with industry peers, connect with industry suppliers and gain insight into key industry issues, year-round. Before we split off into tracks, we have scheduled a Diversity and Inclusion Workshop for everyone. Beyond that, the overall content is still being finalized but we can share this:
- Brewing up real change – a discussion about diversity, inclusion and equality: Ren Navarro of Beer Diversity
- The Path Forward for the Hospitality Industry from COVID-19: Ian Tostenson President and CEO of the British Columbia Restaurant and Foodservices Association
- The Tourism Industry’s Road to Recovery
The Educational Seminars are divided into five half-day tracks: Brewing Technical, Brewing Logistics, Marketing, Sales & Operations, and Finance. Each track consists of three 30 minute seminars followed by a 15 min Q & A networking breakout. No more concurrent sessions — stay for the whole conference or just attend the half-day that pertains to your job. Either way, you won’t miss anything as there’s no overlapping.
The Conference will be preceded by and closed out with an entertaining online quiz show, hosted by Benji Duke from quizthis.ca. We’ll be calling on you to form your teams!