Who Should Attend
- Citizen Bloggers and Writers who write about beer or the beer industry.
- Industry Bloggers who have a blog related to their brewery or other beer industry business.
- Digital Media Innovators who work in the world of blogging and social media.
- Beer Industry members who would like to learn about digital media or interact with bloggers and writers in attendance.
Cost, Payment, Cancellation, and What is Included
The cost of the BBC is as follows:
- Citizen Bloggers and Writers $120 (see agreement below)
- Industry Bloggers $220 (see agreement below)
- General Registrants $320
Citizen Beer Bloggers (those unaffiliated with a business or organization other than a media outlet) pay a reduced rate if you agree to write at least two blog posts about the conference. What you write about is up to you – the conference itself, a sponsor, a beer you try, the content, etc. Industry bloggers (those connected to a business or other organization) pay a partially reduced rate if you agree to write at least one blog post about the conference. If you choose not to accept this condition, you are free to register at the General Registration rate.
To sign up as a blogger, you must have an active (at least three current posts) blog that has been in existence at least three months. You must be listed as a contributor on the blog. Friends and spouses you wish to bring with you who are not clearly identified on your blog as part of the team need to sign up under the general registration category. Please be accurate in selecting your category as we will confirm your status and it takes both of us a lot of time if we have to contact you.
Beer writers connected to a media outlet are considered Citizen Bloggers & Writers even if they do not have an online blog.
The conference includes multiple beer tastings, two dinners, one or two lunches (pending sponsorship), and outstanding content. Not included in the conference price are your hotel, transportation to and from Milwaukee, and personal expenses. We will have an optional pre-conference excursion at a small additional price with information to come.
The Conference Hotel
Our host hotel is the Hilton Milwaukee City Center, right in the heart of the city. Attendees have been offered a rate of only $129/ni for a standard or double room. You can make your BBC17 hotel reservations now by calling 414-935-5940 and letting them know you are with the Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference. We will post on online booking link soon. Please keep in mind our room block is not big enough to host everyone at the conference and it will sell out. Please also note our special rate is only available until July 4th, 2017
Transportation: Arrival and Departure
Attendees will want to fly into Milwaukee (MKE) however we advise not confirming any travel plans until the 2017 excursion options are announced.