Park Street University Speaker Guidelines Bar Convent Brooklyn 2020, June 9&10

What we are looking for:

Speakers that share best practices, ideas and innovations that will benefit the members of the professional beverage community both domestically and internationally. 
Presenters should provide cutting-edge information designed to keep the audience competitive, help them gain a fresh perspective and ignite their passion.

Please note: If you have submitted a session in the past for another global BCB event, you will still need to resubmit your session independently for BCB Brooklyn. 


Primarily brand owners, as well as some beverage buyers

Session Topic Areas:

Business, Leadership & Legal

Future of the Industry

Community & Society (Sustainability, Diversity etc.)

Speaker Benefits:

  • Enhance the knowledge and skills of their industry peers
  • Share their passion and knowledge and gain professional and personal recognition as a subject matter expert
  • Enhance the name recognition of their company
  • Receive a complimentary pass to BCB Brooklyn
  • Access to BCB VIP Lounge

Speaker Responsibilities

Speakers must agree to submit their contracts, bios, photos, videos and presentations by the agreed-upon deadlines.

Speakers must agree to help promote their session at Bar Convent Brooklyn through emails, videos, social media and/or other avenues.

Session lengths and A/V:

Every speaker will get 10 minutes for a presentation, and participate in a 30-minute Q&A

A stage, podium, loudspeaker, projector, computer, microphone will be provided.

Submission guidelines:

Be creative, thorough and informative and make sure to tailor your presentation to the audience.

Deadline for submitting proposals is Monday, January 27th

Please note that the presentations should not include tasting components.

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

Review process:

Park Street’s team will review all submissions and approve each session in order to improve the quality, diversity and range of the program. The panel consists of industry experts that provide a great cross section of experience and communities. They will contact you by the beginning of March and let you know if your submission has been accepted and you will receive further information.

Submissions will be evaluated on:

  • The speaker's expertise;
  • The quality and appropriateness of subject matter for the target audience;
  • Precision of description of learning objectives/ key takeaways
  • Sufficient breadth and depth of information on the topic
  • Potential to improve the knowledge and skills of audience
  • Fit to length of the sessions
  • No commercial aspects
  • Originality, relevance/ importance and innovation level of presentation (preference going to sessions not presented elsewhere).

The committee makes sure that the presentation aligns with the overarching conference content strategy and offers a variety of topics. BCB Brooklyn seeks to promote inclusion and celebrate diversity, and welcomes all submissions. 

Please note that we receive a large number of submissions and unfortunately have a limited number of sessions that are curated for the BCB education program.

We THANK YOU in advance for your time and submission.       

Timeline/ Deadlines:

Seminar proposal submission period: Friday, December 13th to Monday, January 27th

Submission deadline: Monday, January 27th

Reviewing process:  Tuesday, January 28th  to Friday, February 14th

Seminar confirmations/ Call for headshots and submission edits:  Friday, February 21st

Speakers’ reconfirmation and headshots/ final submissions: Friday, February 28th      

Declination Emails: Friday, February 28th      

If you have questions please contact Emily Pennington, Park Street Content Manager at or Phone: 972 948 7953