2023 James B. Beam Institute Industry Conference

2023 James B. Beam Institute Industry Conference

4th Annual James B. Beam Institute Industry Conference, March 13-15, 2023

The 4th Annual Conference of the James B. Beam Institute for Kentucky Spirits took place March 13-15, 2023. Close to 800 people attended the conference to learn about topics from maturation to craft distilling, hospitality to legal frameworks. One entire day was dedicated to sustainability topics.

The annual conference welcomes scientists, farmers, representatives and staff from regional, national and international distilleries, secondary industries, and tourism for three days of continuing education. Now in its fourth year, this bourbon-focused conference is an educational program offered by the University of Kentucky's James B. Beam Institute for KY Spirits.

Collaborating with the Kentucky Distillers’ Association, we are identifying key industry issues to plan 3 days of engaging topics, industry vendors and exhibits. You will learn about new industry developments and best practices.


See the Conference Information

2023 Conference Agenda (PDF)

View a PDF of the 2023 Conference Schedule

2023 Conference Schedule


Contact Information

Seth DeBolt, Ph.D.

309 Plant Science Building Lexington, KY 40546-0312