Beam Conference Save the Date

Conference Information at a glance

  • The Conference will take place for the 4th time from March 13 to 15, 2023 at the University of Kentucky's Gatton Student Center in Lexington, KY
  • Parking, meals and refreshments will be included in your registration fees
  • The conference schedule will be published in late November and conference registration will go live in early December
  • Check back here for conference hotel rates in October/November
  • For the vendor fair and sponsorship opportunities, contact Ilka Balk,

Call for Speakers - Submit by Sept. 30, 2022

The James B. Beam Institute Annual Conference brings Kentucky’s spirits industry together to share best practices, explore new discoveries and advance the global growth and sustainability of the American Whiskey Industry. Conference topics range from innovation and technical research, workforce education, environmental sustainability, community and social responsibility.

The annual conference will be held on the University of Kentucky’s campus. Such a venue creates an opportunity for industry partners to network and build collaborative partnerships that further advance the growth and sustainability of Kentucky’s signature industry.

Who are we looking for?

If you are affiliated with the spirits industry, have information that will benefit the industry, and are excited to share, we want you to submit a proposal to contribute to the conference. The Beam Institute at the University of Kentucky is committed to a policy of providing opportunities to people regardless

of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for presentations on the most exciting activities related to education, innovation, and outreach in the distilling industry. We encourage research driven by data and experience. Help us make the 2023 conference the best in the industry by submitting a proposal to discuss your specific area of work or expertise. Proposals will be accepted through September 30, 2022. We will notify applicants of our decision in November 2022. Questions or concerns? Contact Brad Berron at General topics to help guide proposals include:

presentation topics