Four different locations submitted bids to host the 2012 North American Beer Bloggers Conference:
- Asheville, North Carolina
- Austin, Texas
- Indianapolis, Indiana
- St. Louis, Missouri
The four bids were put to a vote of Citizen Beer Bloggers in North America and the top vote getter will be approached to finalize details. We hope to announce the locations of both the North American and European conferences soon.
As organizers, we put the 2012 conference out to bid because it is much, much easier to deal with a city that wishes to host the conference rather than approaching a city that might or might not be interested. Each city has to have at least one volunteer willing to put together a bid which, at minimum, needs to include two hosted dinners for the conference.
This is the first year we have taken this approach and we fully expect other cities to step up in future years. If your city is not on the list above and you think it would make a great host, let us know by commenting on this blog post. We’ll be in touch with you next year when the process begins again for 2013, possibly for both the North American and European conference locations.
When will the decision be made for the location for 2012??
Next week is the plan. We have a little more work to do before we can make an announcement. Sorry to keep you all on the edge of your seats!
While I’d like to nominate my city (Charleston) I’d say that, out of the list above, Asheville would be an excellent choice!
Nate Shultz says
Indianapolis should get it. Sun King Brewing brought home 8 medals at GABF. This should be a no-brainer!