September 30 & October 1 – Roanoake VA
Hotel Roanoke & conference center
110 Shenandoah Ave NW
Roanoke, Va 24016
Breakfast, lunch and continuous snacks provided each day.
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Mead Social. We will be in the former speakeasy bar at the hotel. The bar will serve selected meads from sponsor meaderies.
8:00 am – 9:00 am breakfast
9:10 am – 9:30 am Welcome and Intro
9:40 am – 10:40 am presentation #1 (open, looking for speakers)
10:50 am – 11:50 am Packaging, branding and marketing Panel discussion (Watermark Design and Niagara Label)
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:10 pm – 2:10 pm presentation #3 (open, looking for speakers)
2:20 pm – 3:20 pm The TTB and You (Frank Knizner, Lehrman Beverage Law)
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Pro mead makers panel Q&A. Topic: going from home mead maker to pro.
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:10 AM – 10:10 AM Trademarks: Landmines and Lessons Learned (Steve Ausband, Atheling Meadworks)
10:20 AM – 11:20 AM presentation #6 (open, looking for speakers)
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Virginia Mead Cup winner announcement
12:00 – 12:30 PM Closing and Farewell
We have vendor space in the conference center near the lecture / presentation room. Sponsor meaderies can set up a table and display in the vendor area. We will have a time where the hotel will be pouring samples of sponsor meadery meads and will be promoting this time block to get the public in for trying mead.
There will be a mead dinner Saturday night. We are working with the hotel for a multi course dinner coordinated with mead. We will use select meads from sponsor meaderies. This will be ticketed separately and promoted locally. Attendees will have a discount code.
Regular Registration (ends Aug 30)
Full event $225.00
Saturday only $175.00
Sunday only $100.00
Late registration (ends Sept 24)
Full event $275.00
Saturday only $200.00
Sunday only $125.00