ACSA CONVENTION

Developed for the community of craft spirits producers, the ACSA Distillers’ Convention and Vendor Trade Show brings together distillers and suppliers to harness the energy of the industry. In the past years, ACSA has educated 1000s to strengthen the safety and prosperity of the trade and has provided a platform to network and explore products and services from our suppliers. See what convention is upcoming and take a peek at what you might have missed.

CRAFT SPIRITS VIRTUAL SUMMIT:
A New Journey

August 11th & 12th, 2020

This summit will include networking, education, trade show components and more, so please join us if you wish to be a part of the exciting new digital program.

Summit Schedule

TUESDAY, AUGUST 11TH
12:00-1:00 PM ET Welcome Keynote Speaker Joth Ricci (Dutch Bros Coffee) & ACSA Town Hall
1:00-1:30 PM ET Navigating the Digital Landscape – Corianna Schewel (Obviously) Developing a Strategy to Operate Your Distillery Safely – Gary Yurt (ISTS)
1:30-1:40 PM ET Sponsored Presentation
1:40-2:10 PM ET Cocktail Kits to Go: Fresh, Fast & Fun – Doug Kouma (Vikre Distillery) Retrofitting – Colleen Moore (Dalkita)
2:10-2:40 PM ET Changing Consumer Trends and How Alcohol Companies Are Adapting to Meet Them – Emily Pennington (Park Street) In-pack Stability of Spirit-based Drinks (Paul Hughes Oregon State University)
2:40-2:50 PM ET Glencairn Sponsor Showcase
2:50-3:20 PM ET How to Develop a DtC Program – Thomas Mooney and Kelly Woodcock (Westward Whiskey) Hand Sanitizer Production for Distilleries – Mark Shilling (ShillingCrafted)
3:00-6:00 PM ET Exhibit Hall
3:20-3:50 PM ET Get the Most From Your Grain: Key Points for the Conversion of Starch – Andrew Fratianni (DuPont) Love in the Time of COVID, or How We Dealt With Two Positive Cases at Our Distillery and Tasting Room – Jeff Wuslich (Cardinal Spirits)
3:50-4:00 PM ET Sponsored Presentation
6:00 PM ET Exhibit Hall Ends
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12TH
12:00-1:00 PM ET ACSA Town Hall Continued with Special Guest Senator Ron Wyden
1:00-4:00 PM ET Exhibit Hall
3:00-3:45 PM ET Gimme Some Goods & Services: Spirited Supplier Diversity – Andrea Meriwether (Bar Fare Concepts) and Rhonda Malone Cammon (Perfectly Cordial) Biases in Sensory Evaluations – Gary Spedding (BDAS LLC)
3:45-4:30 PM ET The Art of Awareness: How Being More Aware Creates Inclusivity and Accessibility in Your Distillery – Hoby Wedler (Senspoint) and Maggie Campbell (Privateer Rum) How Barrels Work – Jason Parker (Copperworks Distilling Co.)
4:30-4:40 PM ET Sponsored Presentation
4:40-5:10 PM ET American Single Malt Whiskey Panel – Jared Himstedt (Balcones Distilling), Steve Hawley and Matt Hoffman (Westland Distillery), and Murphy Quint (Cedar Ridge Distillery) Overview of Distilled Spirits Labeling Requirements – Tracy McNeill (Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Bureau)
5:10-5:40 PM ET American Single Malt Whiskey Panel Continued Pivoting in a Time of Crisis – Heather Greene (Milan & Greene Whiskey)
5:40-5:50 PM ET Sponsored Presentation
6:00-6:30 PM ET Mix & Mingle Happy Hour with Trivia

Attendee Registration

Member Rate

Attendee Rate (1-3 people from the same company): $199 per person

Group Attendee Rate (4-7 people from the same company): $599 total

Additional Group Attendees (over the group limit of 7): $39 (each)

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Non-Member Rate

Attendee Rate (1-3 people from the same company) : $399 per person

Group Attendee Rate (4-7 people from the same company): $1,200 total

Additional Group Attendees (over the group limit of 7): $59 (each)

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Exhibitor Registration

Exhibit Hours:  Tuesday, August 11th from 3:00-6:00 pm ET & Wednesday, August 12th from 1:00-4:00 pm ET

Booth Fee: $399

Watch a demo of the virtual trade show floor and how you can customize your company’s booth. Exhibitor registration ends Friday, August 7th.

JOIN US IN 2021

The convention you won’t want to miss! Join us in Louisville for ACSA’s Annual Distillers’ Convention & Vendor Trade Show!

Where: Kentucky International Convention Center

Host Hotel: The Galt House Hotel

Details to follow!

PAST ACSA CONVENTIONS

2019 Convention

Distillers’ Convention & Vendor Trade Show
February 10-12, 2019
The Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis, MN

Convention Education

2018 Convention

Distillers Convention & Vendor Trade Show
March 4–6, 2018
Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Convention Education

2017 Convention

Distillers Convention & Vendor Trade Show
February 16–17, 2017
Renaissance Nashville Hotel, Nashville TN

Convention Education

2016 Convention

Distillers Convention & Vendor Trade Show
February 29–March 2, 2016
Palmer House Hilton Hotel, Chicago, IL

Convention Education

2015 Convention

Distillers Convention & Vendor Trade Show
February 14–16, 2015
Austin, TX

2014 Convention

Distillers Convention & Vendor Trade Show
March 14, 2014
Denver, CO

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