Check out this lineup of speakers at the 2010 Beer Bloggers Conference:
Greg Koch, Stone Brewing CEO & co-founder, will explain “Why Beer Bloggers are Important to Craft Brewers and the Craft Beer Movement”. Greg will explain why the passion, camaraderie and knowledge base of the beer blogging community make them the most effective voice. However, it won’t be all preaching to the converted with messages of sunshine, rainbows and unicorns, as Greg will also be talking about the importance of upping your game, not being afraid to voice actual, real opinions, journalistic integrity, and refusing to kowtow to the behemoths.
Jessica Daynor, Managing Editor of Draft Magazine, will give a talk on “Beer Journalism: Beer Bloggers and the Print Media”. Hear Jessica’s views on writing about the beer industry and how both print media and bloggers fit into the equation. She’ll also provide advice on upping your game to be a better researcher, writer, and editor on your own blog. Draft Magazine is the leading consumer magazine in the beer industry and has four separate blogs on its website.
Julia Herz, Craft Beer Program Director of the Brewers Association, will speak on “Why Beer Bloggers Further the Revolution”. Julia will talk about the history, current status, and influence of the beer blogging community. She will discuss the first-ever bloggers conference, why you should attend beer industry events, and what you can do to further strengthen the beer blogging community.
Harry Schuhmacher, Publisher of Beer Business Daily, will speak on “The Crystal Ball: Looking Into the Future of Beer and Beer Blogging”. Harry has been described by Julia Herz of the Brewers Association as “So plugged in. His information is read, daily, by the key brewers, craft brewers, distributors and sales people in the U.S. beer business.” So he is the right guy to give us a preview of the future.
We hope you agree this is an incredible lineup of speakers. It is pretty special this group will be taking time from their busy schedules to attend the Beer Bloggers Conference and give their thoughts on beer blogging to you, the community of bloggers. You might have met or heard one or more of these speakers before but this will likely be the first time these industry players will be speaking directly to you.
In addition to these keynote talks, we will have a number of sessions on the nuts and bolts of beer blogging, still to be announced. Those registered for the conference will have an opportunity to vote on some of these topics but I can give you one preview. Erik Boles from Beer Tap TV will be speaking on Monetization. Click on the video below to hear a few of his ideas and then register to join us November 5-7 in Boulder for the first-ever Beer Bloggers Conference!