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5th Annual Bourbon Women Sip-osium Conference August 24-26

August 24, 2018 12:00 PM to August 26, 2018 12:00 PM
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The Historic Brown Hotel
335 W Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202
https://www.brownhotel.com/
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CONFERENCE SOLD OUT

In a Bourbon House Dinners still available

 

AUGUST 24 TO 26, 2018 - HISTORIC BROWN HOTEL, LOUISVILLE KY

Join women from across the country as we gather for the 5th Annual National Bourbon Women Sip-osium Conference on August 24-26, 2018 at the historic Brown Hotel in downtown Louisville, Kentucky!

Participants will enjoy a full weekend of activities including meet-and-greets with master distillers, exclusive distillery experiences, immersive dining opportunities and much more.

 

AGENDA

FRIDAY EVENTS - August 24, 2018

12:00pm - 5:00pm Registration Open - 2nd Floor | Lobby Level
12:00pm - 1:00pm “Bourbon & Bites” Meet and Greet | Silent Auction (proceeds benefit Family Scholar House)
1:15pm - 5:00pm Afternoon Experiences [choose one]
Option 1 - Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse from 1:15pm – 4:00pm
Option 2 - SOLD OUT Rabbit Hole Distilling from 1:30pm – 5:00pm
Option 3 - SOLD OUT Vendome Copper & Brass Works, Inc. from 2:30pm – 5:00pm
Option 4 - Bourbon through Bluegrass Music Workshop from 3:00pm – 4:30pm
6:00pm Transportation departs for Maker’s Mark Distillery
8:00pm - 10:00pm Welcome Dinner at Maker’s Mark Distillery

CLICK HERE FOR FRIDAY EVENT DESCRIPTIONS

 

SATURDAY EVENTS - August 25, 2018

8:00am - 9:00am Continental Breakfast
8:00am - 1:00pm Exhibit Area & Silent Auction (proceeds benefit Family Scholar House)
8:30am - 9:15am General Session with Keynote Speaker Rebecca Messina, CMO Jim Beam and Welcome Toast by Jim Beam 7th generation Master Distiller, Fred Noe
9:30am - 10:30am Workshop Sessions 1 & 2 [choose one]
Option 1 - The Sip-n-Scoop on What’s Trending in Spirits Today: Featuring Robert Simonson, New York Times, Paul Clarke, Imbibe Magazine and Heather Greene, Author and Sommelier
Option 2 - The Keys to Stitzel-Weller: A Unique Walk Through Blade and Bow’s Solera System: Presented by Douglas Kragel, National Educator for North America-Diageo
11:00am - 12:30pm Chef’s Collaborative Workshop & Luncheon: Featuring Deb Paquette and Ouita Michel
1:15pm - 5:00pm Distillery Excursions [choose one]
Option 1 - Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience at Stitzel-Weller from 1:15pm – 5:00pm
Option 2 - Lux Row Distillery from 1:15pm – 5:00pm
Option 3 - SOLD OUT Old Forester Distillery from 2:00pm – 5:00pm
6:00pm - 7:00pm “Wind Down to Wind Up” Reception
6:00pm - 7:00pm SOLD OUT President’s Sampler Bourbon Tasting [Additional Cost $125]
7:30pm “In a Bourbon House” Dinner Experience Options (or dinner on your own)
Option 1 - SOLD OUT You Never ‘Noe’ Who’s Coming for Dinner [Additional Cost]
Option 2 - Chef’s Table - English Grill at The Brown Hotel [Additional Cost]
Option 3 - Southern Hospitality Dinner and Bourbon Pairing [Additional Cost]

We encourage you to visit with Matson & Gilman during registration to collect dining recommendations if you are planning dinner on your own.

CLICK HERE FOR SATURDAY EVENT DESCRIPTIONS

 

SUNDAY EVENTS - August 26, 2018

10:00am - 11:00am Farewell Breakfast

REGISTRATION OPTIONS

Registration Instructions:

  • Before registering, review and select your workshops and afternoon experiences.  You’ll be prompted to make your selections.
  • After logging in, select your Full Weekend or Single Day (Friday Only or Saturday Only) Ticket from the list of available tickets and click “Add” to your cart. 
  • Vendome Tour option on Friday is SOLD OUT
  • *Note: The Friday dinner at Maker’s Mark is included in the full weekend registration and is also available as an individual ticket. 
  • Click “Add” for each optional ticket you’d like to purchase and type in your name in the pop up box for each ticket.
  • Click continue and complete your payment information. 

Members Full Weekend - $285* | Non Members Full Weekend - $360*
Members Friday Only - $185* | Non Members Friday Only - $260*
Members Saturday Only - $210 | Non Members Saturday Only - $285
Friday Dinner Only - Maker's Mark Distillery Welcome Dinner - $85

*Note: The Friday dinner at Maker’s Mark is included in the full weekend registration and is also available as an individual ticket.

Join Bourbon Women now and save $75 on your registration!

OPTIONAL TICKETS:

SOLD OUT Saturday President's Sampler Bourbon Tasting - $125

Saturday Private "In a Bourbon House" Dinner Event Options (Limited Tickets Available)
SOLD OUT Home of BW Founder Peggy Noe Stevens - You Never "Noe" Who's Coming to Dinner - $125
Chef's Table - English Grill at the Brown Hotel - $150
Home of BW Board Member Monica Wolf - Southern Hospitality Dinner and Bourbon Pairing - $250

LATE REGISTRATION AND CANCELLATIONS:

Late Registration: price increases $20 on Saturday, August 4, 2018.

Registration closes Friday, August 17, 2018.

Sip-osium ticket cancellations must be made by Friday, August 10, 2018 to receive a refund. Cancellations made before 6pm on Friday, August 10, 2018 will be eligible for a refund less a $25 processing fee. Please send cancellation requests to info@bourbonwomen.org.

BROWN HOTEL - RESERVATIONS

Bourbon Women Rate: $155 per night (plus applicable taxes). The room block will be released on August 4, 2018. Check-in time is 4:00pm and check-out time is 11:00am. Click here to make hotel room reservations or call 502-583-1234 / 1-888-888-5252 (toll free) and request the Bourbon Women Association Rate.

Group Code: 082318WOMEN

Complimentary airport shuttle is available. Overnight guests will receive a 25% discount for self/valet parking. Self-Parking available for $15 per day & Valet Parking available $18.00 per day with discount (cost is subject to change).

 BECOME A SIP-OSIUM SPONSOR

Click here to learn more about sponsorship opportunities for our 2018 Sip-osium Conference

 RESERVE YOUR VENDOR TABLE TODAY

Showcase your products and services with a vendor table at our conference.

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Tickets

$150.00 Saturday - Chef's Table at the Brown Hotel English Grill

$250.00 Saturday - Southern Hospitality Dinner and Bourbon Pairing