How do I register for the Conference?
All attendees (brewery representatives, allied members, sponsors, exhibitors) must register online.
What is the deadline for registering for the 2019 Conference?
Friday, March 1, 2019 unless the Conference sells out sooner.
Click here to register.
What does my Conference registration include?
Everything! There is only 1 type of registration which includes the Exhibit Hall, keynote addresses, receptions and all of the breakout sessions. Only the Off-flavor classes require additional registration and payment.
How many attendees are expected?
The 1st Annual NYS Craft Brewers Conference sold out with 300 attendees. We anticipate capping registrations at 500 attendees this year.
Does Conference registration include the Festival?
The Conference and Festival are two separate events. The Conference is an industry event for brewers and businesses serving the brewing industry. The Festival is a consumer tasting event.
How can I use my Allied Member Festival ticket allotment?
Allied members receive 2 General Admission or 1 VIP ticket to any one of the three Festivals. Email meghan [at] newyorkcraftbeer.com to be put on the Will Call list if you’d like to use your tickets for Albany.
How can I book a hotel room for the Conference and/or Festival?
Click here to receive a discounted room rate at the Desmond Hotel.
What if the Desmond is sold out?
Hotel Indigo, directly across the street from the Desmond Hotel, is offering a discounted rate to Conference attendees. Room rate is $112 + tax. Book your room by calling 518.869.9100.
When will the Exhibit Hall be open?
The Exhibit Hall will be located in the Fort Orange Courtyard, Fort Orange Ballroom and King Street Courtyard. All meals, breaks and social events occur in one of those three locations. Exhibitors will be set up prior to the Welcome Reception and will be open all day Friday through the party on Friday evening.
How many registrations do exhibitors receive?
Exhibitors receive 2 registrations. Names and email addresses must be submitted by Friday, March 1, 2019. The exhibit hall is sold out. Please complete the exhibitor registration form if you have reserved a spot but have not registered your attendees.