We are now accepting proposals for the 2012 North American Beer Bloggers Conference location. Proposals will be received through September 20th.
We are happy to say that we have already received interest from four cities willing to host the 2012 BBC and to formalize the process, we are setting this proposal system in place. After proposals are received, we will evaluate each, follow up with potential sponsors and hotels, and put to a vote of BBC attendees the potential locations. The conference location will be decided shortly after that.
To submit a proposal, please email Allan Wright (allan at beer bloggers conference dot org) with the following information:
1. Who are the supporting organizations behind the bid and what roles do they play?
2. Do you have two breweries, organizations, or companies willing to host approximately 120 attendees for a dinner? Because the conference cost to bloggers is so low ($95), the conference only works if we have the two official dinners donated. If the dinners are not at the host hotel, transportation must be included.
3. Can you recommend and have you spoken with a potential host hotel or other conference venue? This location must be willing to host the conference at no charge, provide a reasonable rate to bloggers, and allow sponsors to bring in and pour beer (which means it must be legal per state law as well). If the venue is not a hotel, is there a good hotel close by?
4. Is there any other information we should know including potential sponsors in the area, ideas for a pre-conference Thursday night event, preferred dates, etc? The more information you can provide with advance legwork done, the better.
We hope this helps us find a great 2012 BBC location. Proposals not accepted will be considered for future years. In addition, we are working hard to finalize the location of the 2012 European Beer Bloggers Conference and hope to announce it soon.