Below is the skeleton agenda for BBC18 in Loudoun County, Virginia. We will put out a Call for Content in the coming month. All sessions will take place at the DoubleTree host hotel unless otherwise indicated. To receive updates on the 2018 event, please subscribe to our blog via the Stay Updated box to the right, find us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.
Tuesday, August 7
Depart For Pre-Conference Excursion to Guinness Open Gate Brewery & Barrel House: Details coming soon and registration will be opened to registered conference participants.
Wednesday, August 8
12:30 PM Depart For Pre-Conference Excursion to Dogfish Head: Details coming soon and registration will be opened to registered conference participants.
Thursday, August 9
4:00 PM Arrive to host hotel from pre-conference excursion
6:00 PM Kickoff Party
Friday, August 10
8:30 AM + Registration
9:30 – 9:45 AM Conference Opening
9:45 – 10:15 AM Introduction – Julia Herz of the Brewers Association: Julia has provided the introduction on every single BBC since its inception and always offers a dynamic presentation of the current state of craft beer and how that is pertinent to beer bloggers.
10:15 – 11:15 AM Conference Content
11:15 – 1:00 PM Lunch On Your Own
1:00 – 3:40 PM Conference Content
3:40 – 4:40 PM NBWA Sponsored Content
4:40 – 6:40 PM Beer Expo: The Beer Expo is your opportunity to taste beers and meet representatives from all our sponsors.
7:00 PM Offsite Dinner: Included in conference registration
9:00 PM Loudoun County Reception: Taste beers from Loudoun County’s 22 breweries in this off-site reception.
Saturday, August 11
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Breakout Sessions: Choose One of Two
10:30 AM – 10:40 AM Break
10:40 AM – 11:40 AM Breakout Sessions: Choose One of Two
11:40 AM – 1:10 PM Lunch On Your Own
1:30 – 4:35 PM Conference Content
4:35 – 5:35 PM Live Beer Blogging: Live Beer Blogging has been one of the most successful and fun events at the Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference since our first year. You will have the opportunity to try 10 beers in 50 minutes. In each round, a brewery representative will have five minutes to pour his or her beer, describe the beer, and answer questions before moving on to the next table. It is a fast, fun, and crazy beer tasting experience that helps writers practice their tasting and reviewing skills and helps breweries distill their message.
5:35 – 6:05 PM Conference Close and Announcement of 2019
6:15 PM Depart for Offsite Dinner: Included in your conference registration
8:45 PM Evening Reception
Sunday, August 12
9:30 AM Depart for Post-Conference Excursion to Richmond, VA: Details coming soon and registration will be opened to registered conference participants.