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.
* New Media Innovators who work in the world of blogging and social media.
* Beer Industry members who would like to learn about new media or interact with bloggers in attendance.
Cost, Payment, Cancellation, and What is Included
The cost of the BBC is as follows:
- Citizen Bloggers $120 (see agreement below)
- Industry Bloggers $220 (see agreement below)
- General Registrants $320
Citizen Beer Bloggers or writers (those unaffiliated with a business or organization) 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. Please note we do not have registrations for only part of the weekend and you cannot share your registration with someone else. If you must cancel your registration, your payment is 50% refundable through June 17 and not refundable after that.
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 Asheville, 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 Four Points Asheville, a hotel that actually advertises itself as a beer-centric establishment. The hotel is perfectly located in downtown Asheville with 10 breweries within a mile walk. Hotel prices in Asheville in the summer are not cheap and we are lucky to have secured a rate of $159 for rooms. The downside is our room block is not large, so please book your room soon using the Four Points Asheville BBC Group Reservations page.
Transportation: Arrival and Departure
The Asheville Regional Airport is 16 miles and 20 minutes from the hotel. The hotel does not have shuttle service. You won’t need a rental car in Asheville and so your best options are to book a taxi when you arrive or hire a shuttle in advance. The Asheville Airport Shuttle and Asheville Airport Express both charge $40 one way and a taxi costs about $45.
Other airports in the region that might have less expensive airfares include Charlotte (2:15), Atlanta (3:30), Raleigh (4:00, and Nashville (4:30).
Keep in mind we hope to have a pre-conference excursion that will start in a nearby city on Thursday, so if you plan to do that transport will be included to Asheville.