The Beer Now Conference, already postponed from August, will be further postponed to November 10 – 14, 2021 in Austin. A Virtual Beer Now Summit, free to anyone to watch live, will take place November 5 – 6 of this year as a way to provide our community valuable content and interaction while we can’t meet in person.
We at Zephyr Conferences have three elements that need to be in place before we run a conference during the pandemic:
- Is it legal based on local law?
- Can we conduct it safely?
- Does our community want to attend?
Texas law currently allows outside groups of up to 100 people and we planned to be within those restrictions. While we do not feel comfortable holding a conference indoors at this time, we were thrilled to find willing partners to host an outdoor conference at Vista Brewing just outside Austin. We worked on plans involving masks, social distancing, and staying outdoors and felt we could run this conference safely. However, ultimately, in surveying our registered attendees it was clear most of you do not want to travel to attend a conference this fall. We certainly understand and are thus postponing the event.
We are confident we can safely run Beer Now in 2021 by having an outdoor event and using proper safety procedures including masks, social distancing, and appropriate hygiene. We also believe we can produce a fun and informative event that is not diminished by the safety procedures in place. Please note attendance will be capped in 2021 due to space constraints and social distancing.
2020 Virtual Beer Now Summit
In the meantime, please mark November 5 – 6 on your 2020 calendars and look for more information soon on the Virtual Beer Now Summit. If you are an expert in media (social and/or traditional) or know someone who is, please fill out our Speaker Application form.