ACA Now Accepting Speaking Proposals for CiderCon 2024

CiderCon® is the world’s premier networking and educational event for the professional cidermaking community. CiderCon® 2024 will take place in Portland, Oregon from January 16-19, 2024. We invite presentation proposals from qualified experts who meet the criteria of being able to educate cidermakers, apple growers, cidery owners, retailers, wholesalers, marketers and other cider industry professionals about best practices, new trends, research, and improving processes.

Successful proposals will state clearly:

  • Target Audience – role in industry as well as business model.
  • Skill Level – is material is best for beginner/intermediate/ or advanced attendees.
  • Educational Goal – what skill, tool or new understanding will attendees walk away with?

We are committed to ensuring CiderCon® is a safe and welcoming space for all regardless of race, ethnicity, age, gender, disability or sexual preference. We strongly encourage BIPOC, LGTBQIA+, veterans and speakers with disabilities to submit proposals.

Additionally, we invite speakers from outside but related industries to cider. Our industry will be strengthened with fresh perspectives.

Particular topics of interest we seek applicants for through this RFP:

  • Compliance
  • Branding
  • Marketing
  • Distributor Relationships
  • Chain Retail Sales
  • DtC Sales
  • Market Trends
  • HR
  • Finance
  • Operational Safety
  • Team Leadership
  • Equity & Inclusion

Proposals are due to the CiderCon® committee by June 1, 2023. Approved speakers receive a complimentary pass to CiderCon® 2024 which includes lunch for 2 days.

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