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Northeast Cider Conference

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020 (All day) to Thursday, March 26, 2020 (All day)

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March 24 - 26, 2020

Intended to meet the unique regional needs of the cider community in the Northeastern states, this conference will provide the opportunity to build your network, share knowledge, and learn from your fellow producers and growers. The inaugural NCC will allow for problem solving, priority setting and market development for makers operating at all levels of scale, and enhance the cider culture in the Northeast.

SCHEDULE

Tuesday, March 24: Evening Cider Share reception, registration

Wednesday, March 25: Full day of sessions, trade show, and lunch

Thursday, March 26: Half day of sessions, lunch

PROGRAMMING

THE CONFERENCE WILL INCLUDE FOUR EDUCATIONAL TRACKS:

Tuesday, March 24: Evening Cider Share reception, registration

Wednesday, March 25: Full day of sessions, trade show, and lunch

Thursday, March 26: Half day of sessions, lunch

Growing

Fermenting

Midstream (distribution, packaging, etc.)

Downstream (retail, education, promotion)

SOME OF THE PROGRAMMING THAT WILL BE FEATURED AT THE NEW YORK CIDER CONFERENCE:  

Growing: 

Organic, Regenerative and Holistic Orcharding 

Food Safety and Economics: Analysis of Apple Drops in Cider 

What Works in the Northeast: Cider Varieties Quantitative Workshop 

Fermenting: 

The Condition of Your Fruit: Elevating Apple Character 

Co-Fermentation and Maceration 

Microbes: What Makes Them Grow, and How Do They Impact Cider? 

Midstream (distribution, packaging, etc.):  

Keep the Spark Alive: Longterm Success with Distributors  

Packaging for Product Stability and Quality  

Protecting Your Brand 

Downstream (retail, education, promotion): 

Tasting Room Optimization 

Promoting Cider as a Value-Added Product: Selling Regionalism, Including Sparking Tourism 

Sensory Lexicon 

FEATURED SPEAKERS WILL INCLUDE:  

Mary Bigham - Cider Culture, PA  

Mike Biltonen - Know Your Roots, NY  

Ryan Burk - Angry Orchard, NY  

Alejandro Del Peral - Nine Pin Cider, NY  

Chris Gerling - Cornell University, NY 

Eleanor Leger - Eden Specialty Ciders, NY  

Nicole Leibon - Silo Distillery, VT 

Dana Masterpolo - Bantam Cider, MA  

Ian Merwin - Black Diamond Cider, NY 

Ryan Monkman - Fieldbird Cider, Ontario, Canada 

Greg Peck - Cornell University, NY  

Kari Peter - Penn State University, PA  

Mark Ray - Stowe Cider, VT  

Eric Shatt - Red Byrd Orchard Cider, NY  

Autumn Stoscheck - Eve's Cidery, NY  

Leif Sundstrom - Sundstrom Cider/ Schatzi Wine, NY 

Jordan Werner Barry, VT  

Ria Windcaller - Cider Chat Podcast/ Totally Cider Tours, MA 

TRADE SHOW

Please see NCC Trade Show and Sponsorship Opportunities for more information

Further inquiries regarding rates and options for trade show space can be directed to newyorkciderassociation@gmail.com.

REGISTRATION

The early bird registration fee is $190 and will be open until January 17, 2020.

The general registration fee thereafter is $210.

LOCATION AND LODGING

The conference will take lace in Albany, NY, a location central to northeastern cider producers and growers, and in the midst of a burgeoning craft beverage scene.

The conference will be held at the Hilton Albany, conveniently located at 40 Lodge Street (corner of State Street), just down the hill from the New York State Capitol. Paid parking is available at the hotel.

Rooms at the Hilton are $155/night Please make your room reservation now at this link and use the group code “1NCC”.

CONTACT

You can reach the NECC working group via email at newyorkciderassociation@gmail.com.

This conference is produced in partnership with the New York Cider Association, Glynwood, and Angry Orchard.

40 LODGE STREET Albany NY