• August 11 & 12, 2020
  • Brooklyn Expo Center



 Are you a passionate bar and beverage industry professional with a desire to educate and share your knowledge of the industry with others? This is your opportunity to submit your speaker presentation for consideration at Bar Convent Brooklyn on June 9 &10.

The educational program at Bar Convent Brooklyn will provide bartenders, beverage directors, bar managers, owners and distributors with cutting-edge information from globally recognized speakers to stay competitive, and help them gain a fresh perspective and ignite their passion.

Angus Winchester, Director of Education, along with an independent education panel will review and rate all submissions. You will be informed in early March if your submission has been accepted and contacted by phone/email so that the committee can gather more information and provide you with next steps for speaking at Bar Convent Brooklyn.  

Submission Deadline is Monday, January 27th.   

BCB Brooklyn seeks to promote inclusion and celebrate diversity, and welcomes all submissions. 

Please note: Education content must be commercial free and vendor neutral.  Speakers, under NO circumstances, may promote their company or product in the education program.

For more info please read the Speaker Guidelines for each stage before submitting!

Below are the different areas to choose from that best fits your session topic.


The main stage is the knowledge center of Bar Convent Brooklyn. It is here where 45-minute lectures by well-known experts will take place. Speakers will cover topics that will shape the future of the Industry including Beverage and Hospitality Operations, Personal Development, Community & Society.

For our 2020 education program, we want to focus on the theme of Evolution. Change is inevitable and progress is an inherent part of modern society, but what does that look like in our industry? How did we get to where we are now and what developments lie ahead? Both tracing the past and looking to the future the BCB education program explores all that the word and the concept of Evolution involves.

Please note that the presentations should not include tasting components.


The Tasting Forum offers the opportunity to perform brand-neutral category 45 minute tastings in front of industry professionals in attendance. The Tasting Forum is set up with chairs and tables for every participant. It offers an optimal environment to perform tastings with up to six different samples.

This form is for BCB chosen tastings. If you are a distributor or brand and want to present your portfolio, please contact your sales representative to purchase a sponsored tasting session.


In cooperation with Park Street, BCB presents "Park Street University: Seminars for Spirits Entrepreneurs".

The Business Forum at BCB is the first approach for entrepreneurs, brand owners and managers who want to learn about business-related topics. The carefully curated lineup of seminars hosted by Park Street will allow brand owners to tap into a wealth of knowledge from dozens of beverage alcohol experts. Content will range from beginner to advanced, touching on category trends, consumer buying habits, the changing beverage landscape, and ways to stand out on the shelf. Each seminar will feature multiple "Ted-style" talks with plenty of time for questions.