CiderCon® 2025 Request for Speaking Proposals

Mark your calendars for an unparalleled gathering of minds and talents at CiderCon® 2025, set to transform the vibrant city of Chicago from February 5-7, 2025. As the world’s leading event dedicated to advancing the craft of cidermaking, CiderCon® offers an exceptional platform for networking, learning, and sharing the rich traditions and innovative techniques that define our industry.

This year, we’re casting a wide net to bring together the most knowledgeable, passionate, and visionary individuals among us. We’re looking for presentations that will enlighten and inspire, covering a wide array of topics from best practices and emerging trends to groundbreaking research and process improvements.

To make a successful proposal, please specify:

  • Target audience: Role in industry as well as business model
  • Skill Level: Is material appropriate for beginner, intermediate, advanced, or expert level audience members
  • Key Takeaways: What skill, tool or new understanding will attendees walk away with?

The topics we’re particularly excited about this year include:

  • Compliance
  • Branding
  • Marketing
  • Distributor Relationships
  • Sales Strategies
  • Market Trends
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Safety
  • Leadership
  • Equity & Inclusion.

If you have insights or experiences in these areas, we want to hear from you!

At the heart of CiderCon® is our unwavering commitment to inclusivity. We believe that diversity fuels innovation and strengthens our community. That’s why we encourage proposals from individuals of all backgrounds, including BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, veterans, and those with disabilities. Furthermore, we’re eager to hear from voices in related fields outside of cider to enrich our discussions and broaden our horizons.

Please submit your proposals to the CiderCon® committee by June 1, 2024 by filling out the Google Form. If selected, you’ll receive a complimentary pass to CiderCon® 2025, including lunches and access to all the fantastic non-ticketed events we have planned.

Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute to the growth and success of the cider industry. Together, we can make CiderCon® 2025 a milestone event that celebrates our craft, fosters innovation, and builds a more inclusive and vibrant community. We can’t wait to see you in Chicago!

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