Agenda

Below is a skeleton 2017 agenda. We will issue a Call for Content in January and start to fill in the schedule after that. For an example of the conference content, see the 2016 Agenda.

Monday, November 6

8:30 – 11:30 AM  Optional Workshops: Pre-conference workshops are an additional fee of $125 for one or $200 for both morning and afternoon sessions. You do not need to be registered for the conference to attend these. Please see the Workshops page for complete details.

  • Eight Pillars of Digital Marketing
  • Practical Photography and Videography

1:00 – 4:00 PM  Optional Workshops: Pre-conference workshops are an additional fee of $125 for one or $200 for both morning and afternoon sessions. Please see the Workshops page for complete details.

  • Tasting Room Management
  • Best Practices for Tour Operators
  • Winery Associations and DMOs Workshop & Summi

4:30 – 6:30 PM  Wine Tourism Expo & Opening Night Reception: Check in to the conference and enjoy the Wine Tourism Expo and opening reception presented by Touring & Tasting Marketing and Media.  Meet all our sponsors and enjoy wines from across North America and the world.  This is a unique opportunity to try wines from Michigan, Maryland, and Colorado as well as West Coast favorites. Staffing a table at the Expo is only $500 ($400 if you sign up on your conference registration form) and is free to non-profit winery associations and DMOs.

6:30 – 9:00 PM Wine Dinner: Optional dinner at extra cost to be announced later

Tuesday, November 7

8:00 AM  Conference RegistrationIf you did not register last night, you can register this morning. Registration will be open all day.

9:00 – 9:10 AM  Conference Official Opening

9:10 – 12:00 AM Conference Content TBD

12:00 – 1:30 PM  Lunch

1:30 – 4:30 PM  Conference Content TBD

4:30 – 6:30 PM Wine Reception: Details coming soon

6:30 – 9:00 PM Wine Dinner: Optional dinner at extra cost to be announced later

Wednesday, November 8

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Conference Content TBD

12:00 – 1:30 PM  Lunch On Your Own

1:30 – 3:30 PM Conference Content TBD

3:30 – 4:15 PM  Conference Close and Announcement of 2017 Location

5:00 – 8:00 PM Wine Dinner: Optional dinner at extra cost to be announced later

Thursday, November 9

Wine Bloggers Conference begins with optional Wine Education Sessions and the evening Expo, Opening Reception, and Wines of the World celebration. Upon registering for the Wine Marketing & Tourism Conference you will receive a discount coupon for $100 off the WBC.