Agenda

Click here to download a pdf of the NW Cider Symposium 2020 Program

Plan to be in Tacoma all day on March 10, 2020. We recommend coming on March 9 for the Founder's Dinner and staying in our room block at Hotel Murano.

March 9, 2020

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Industry Tasting for Buyers & Media (by invitation only)

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Founders Dinner

March 10, 2020

8:00 AM
Registration Check-in Open

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Opening Session including NWCA Member Meeting

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Visit the Trade Show

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Breakout Sessions on Growing, Executive, Marketing, & Making

  • Cider Orchard Management & Growing for Polyphenols -- 315
  • Building & Sustaining a Culture of Accountability - A Craft Brew Alliance Case Study -- 316
  • To Distribute or Not to Distrubute? -- Ballroom C
  • Benefits of Aging Cider: Plastic, stainless, wood and time -- Ballroom D

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Break, Visit the Trade Show

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Breakout Sessions on Growing, Executive, Marketing, & Making

  • Orchard Design and Strategy -- 315
  • Making Money - What Does a Financially Sound Business Look Like? -- 316
  • Cultivating the Cider Experience -- Ballroom C
  • Final Packaging for Stability -- Ballroom D

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Break, Visit the Trade Show

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Breakout Sessions on Growing, Executive, Marketing, & Making

  • Economics: Growing, Sourcing and Selling Apples for Cider  -- 315
  • Inventory Management -- 316
  • Social Media Strategy -- Ballroom C
  • Managing Fermentation: How to Make it Smell Good -- Ballroom D

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Cider Share and Networking in the Trade Show

Breakout Sessions

During the Symposium you'll have 3 opportunities to attend an educational breakout session. There are four tracks to choose from: Executive, Making, Growing, and Marketing. Attend all the sessions in one track or attend any session that interests you.

For the full program, download the pdf: NW Cider Symposium 2020 Program

Executive Track

Building & Sustaining a Culture of Accountability – A Craft Brew Alliance Case Study

1:00 - 2:00 pm     Meeting Room 316

Personal accountability – an essential yet often overlooked element of employee engagement and productivity. This session will examine how Craft Brew Alliance (CBA) approached culture change using Reality-Based principles and strategies. Learn the unconventional concepts on which CBA’s culture is based and what they’ve learned about the keys to long-term change.

Making Money: What Does a Financially Sound Business Look Like?

2:30 - 3:30 pm     Meeting Room 316 

We’ll be charting a pathway towards answering this question from the perspective of a small business as well as for potential investors. We’ll share our own ideas, layout a list of key questions a business should ask of itself, and answer questions.

Inventory Management

4:00 - 5:00 pm     Meeting Room 316 

Marketing Track
Making Track
Growing Track