Below is the beginning of our exciting agenda for BMTC19 March 26 – 28 at The Riverside Hotel in Boise, Idaho. Please add your email address to the Stay Updated box to the right to stay informed. Previous years’ agendas and speakers can be found in our Archives.
12:00 – 6:45 PM Registration & Beer Tradeshow
12:45 – 1:15 PM Welcome from Julia Herz of the Brewers Association: Julia provides a high-energy, fact-intensive overview of the current state of the beer industry with a specific focus on marketing and tourism. Not to be missed.
1:15 – 1:30 PM Break
1:30 – 4:30 PM “Sharing Best Practices” Summits: Included in your conference registration price, these summits allow you to learn from industry leaders, hear from your peers, and share your own best practices. Each summit will have a moderator and several experienced veterans who provide their opinions on a list of key subjects, followed by group participation. These are always very highly rated so don’t miss out! We will have Summits for the following groups:
- Tour Operators
- Destination Management Organizations
- Brewery Guilds
- Breweries: Includes tap room managers, marketing, communications, etc.
4:30 – 6:30 PM Beer Expo & Opening Reception: Meet and taste beers from our sponsors from Idaho, around the US, and farther abroad. Non-profit or governmental brewers guilds and destination management organizations who register for the conference can staff a table to represent their region and pour their beers at no charge.
6:45 – 10:00 PM Evening Party at Payette Brewing: Transportation will be provided to Payette Brewing and back to the hotel on a rolling basis. Beers and food truck dinner items are on your own.
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Registration & Beer Tradeshow
9:00 – 9:50 AM Keynote Speaker
9:50 – 10:50 AM All-Group Session
10:50 – 11:05 AM Break
11:05 – 12:05 AM All-Group Session
12:05 – 1:35 PM Buffet Lunch: Courtesy of Idaho Ag (and supporting partners) and featuring farm fresh local products.
1:35 – 2:35 PM Breakout Sessions: Choose a breakout session in one of five tracks: Marketing, Communications, Tourism, Events, and Tour Operators
2:35 – 2:50 PM Break
2:50 – 3:50 PM Breakout Sessions: Choose a breakout session in one of five tracks: Marketing, Communications, Tourism, Events, and Tour Operators
4:00 – 8:30 PM Tour, Tasting, and Dinner at Gooding Farms: Visit this hop farm courtesy of Gooding Farms.
9:00 – 10:00 AM Breakout Sessions:Choose a breakout session in one of five tracks: Marketing, Communications, Tourism, Events, and Tour Operators
10:00 – 10:15 AM Break
10:15 – 11:15 AM Breakout Sessions:Choose a breakout session in one of five tracks: Marketing, Communications, Tourism, Events, and Tour Operators
11:15 – 12:15 PM All-Group Session
12:15 – 12:30 PM Conference Close and Announcement of 2020 Location
2:00 – 10:00 PM Optional Skiing With the Brewers Excursion: Join Ski Idaho and local brewers at Bogus Basin ski area for an afternoon reception followed by night skiing, snowboarding, or cross country skiing. Transportation and reception are included; discounted lift tickets and rental equipment will be available.