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 CiderConTM2019 Registration Is Open!
CiderCon is $395 per person through January 25th - Prices go up after that so register now!

CiderConTM will be held Tuesday, Feb. 5th - Friday, Feb. 8th, 2019

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For the most up-do-date schedule, interactive floor plan and vendor listing, Download our new Conference App!
Event code is PickCider



  • Download the full schedule here
  • Read up on session descriptions here
  • Registration is only available to current USACM members.
  • Having trouble renewing? Contact ellen [at]
  • Full session descriptions and bios coming soon.
  • What's new? A bigger trade show, more tasting sessions, modern cider tracks, the heritage track is back, samples at the trade show, local Chicago tours, in depth workshop options, CCP Level 2 pilot exam, new speakers, and more!
  • Interested in volunteering? Send us an inquiry: pickcider [at]

Schedule At-A-Glance 

Tuesday, Feb. 5th

  • Optional Specialty Workshop: Elements of Cider: A Reductionist Approach to Taste and Flavor --good exam prep for CCP Level 2)  ($60)
  • Optional Bus Tours:  "Cider and Food."  We'll demonstrate the four pairing techniques - one per stop: Cut, Contrast, Complete, Complement. Stops include The Northman, Eris Cidery & Brewery, Right Bee Cider and The Farmhouse. ($60 - note: space is limited; no children allowed to accompany adults.  People with dietary restrictions will have fewer options - please be prepared.)  8:30am - 3:30pm - dependent on weather and traffic!

Wednesday, Feb. 6th

Optional Specialty Workshops:

  • TTB Long Session
  • CCP Level 2 Exam (Pilot $125 for USACM members. $200/non members)
  • CINA - Cider Institute of North America ($60 lunch included)
  • Pomme Boots Society Meeting
  • Canadian Networking Event
  • Cider Share Welcome Reception

Thursday, Feb. 7th

  • Trade Show Day 1
  • Workshops, poster presentations
  • Cultivating Wild Apples Tasting
  • Natural Cider Tasting
  • Modern Cider Trends Tasting
  • Using Oak Tasting
  • Spanish Style Cidermaking - Tasting

Friday, Feb. 8th

  • Trade Show Day 2
  • Workshops
  • How to Stay Small - Tasting
  • Still Cider Tasting
  • Ice Cider Tasting
  • Perfect Pairings - Modern Cider & Food
  • Horizontal Taste Workshop

Saturday, Feb. 9th

And it's Chicago Cider Week all week!  

Questions? Let us know.

Make your hotel reservations now! 

Click here to get our special CiderCon attendee rate at the Hilton.

Note:  Booking in the CiderCon room block not only gets you a great rate but will also help keep costs down for all attendees.


CiderConTM   was created to effect positive changes in cider making, cider fruit production, the cider market and cider regulations. It's an opportunity for the cider community to gather, share ideas, collaborate and learn. CiderCon allows cider producers to meet their industry colleagues to exchange ideas on best practices, innovations and trends. The discussions that take place at CiderCon provide a foundation of strength and diversity for the industry.

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2019 Vendors

2018 CiderCon Vendors

CiderCon 2019 Cancellation Policy

In the event of cancellation by Attendee or Vendor (in writing to with receipt acknowledged by CiderCon staff): by December 16, 2018, all fees paid less $100 for processing & handling, will be refunded. If cancellation occurs between December 17, 2018 and January 16, 2019, 50% of fees paid will be refunded (50% of total fees paid will be forfeited); after January 16, 2019, the full cost (full value, regardless fees paid) will be forfeited. No refunds will be processed after this date.  USACM regrets that no refunds will be given for no-shows.