Homebrew Con 2022 Proposal Submission

All prospective speakers are strongly encouraged to read the submission guidelines below BEFORE submitting a proposal.

Thank you for your interest in submitting a seminar proposal for Homebrew Con 2022, taking place June 23-25 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania! Please complete all information in this form to the best of your ability. Note that you can always save this form and return to it to complete later, but only proposals submitted before the submission period ends on Friday, February 11 will be considered. Additionally, please note that you will not be able to make changes to your proposal once it has been submitted.

The submission period ends on Friday, February 11 at 11:59pm PT. No additional changes or proposals will be accepted after that time.

Submission Guidelines

*All dates in the information below are tentative and subject to change.

  • Seminar proposals are reviewed and selected by the Homebrew Con Seminar Subcommittee, a group of homebrewing experts selected annually to guide the topics and content for that year's conference.
  • Seminars are expected to provide actionable takeaways for attendees. Proposals should clearly outline the skills and knowledge that attendees will learn from the seminar.
  • Descriptions should accurately reflect the proposed seminar content. If selected, the title, description, and learning objectives submitted in your proposal will be used as the seminar description on the event website and in the conference program and mobile application. Titles and content of selected seminars are subject to revision after Seminar Subcommittee review and approval.
  • Be prepared to provide contact information, a short biography, and a headshot for all proposed speakers when you submit your proposal. Changes (including speaker additions or changes in company affiliations) after a seminar is selected are subject to approval by the Seminar Subcommittee.
  • Standard Homebrew Con seminars are hour-long lectures. However, submitters are encouraged to submit proposals for seminars in shorter or longer time slots and/or creative formats, where appropriate. Potential new formats could include 30-minute lectures, workshops, roundtable discussions, hands-on demonstrations, and more. You will have an opportunity in the submission form to describe your preferred seminar format.
  • You can begin filling out the proposal form and save at any point for completion at a later date, but you must submit the form on or before Friday, February 11 at 11:59pm PT in order for your proposal to be considered for review. Once a proposal is submitted, you will no longer be able to make additional changes. It is highly recommended that you keep a copy of your proposal content and speaker information in a Word document or other external file in case of any errors during the submission process.
  • Seminar Deliverable Timeline*: Selected seminars are expected to follow a deliverable timeline, including submitting a seminar presentation draft (due May 6, 2022) and a final presentation (due May 27, 2022). All deliverables will be reviewed by the Seminar Subcommittee and feedback will be provided to presenters. Presenters are expected to make suggested changes to their seminar content based on this feedback. Final PowerPoints will need to be submitted to the onsite AV provider for the conference by June 17, 2022.
  • Supplier Submissions: American Homebrewers Association members have clearly expressed the sentiment that they prefer not to have supplier-generated presentations that only explore one specific product or solution in the educational tracks at Homebrew Con. Suppliers wishing to present specific information on their products or services should consider a sponsored demonstration. Proposals from suppliers are welcome when balanced approaches and solutions to homebrewing issues are presented and they do not mention specific products or services by name.
  • Submission Maximum: Individual submitters (or supplier groups) are limited to a maximum of 3 proposal submissions total. Any additional proposals beyond the third submission will be automatically rejected.
  • COVID-19 Agreement to Present: Given the uncertainty around health and safety restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, final confirmation of the in-person event remains dependent on health and safety protocols at the time of the conference. If an in-person event is not possible, the conference will move online. By submitting a proposal, all associated speakers agree to, if accepted, present no matter what format the event takes place in.
  • Speaker Registration and Travel: All accepted speakers will receive a full complimentary registration to the event. However, all speakers are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses. We recommend booking your hotel early as they do tend to sell out. Find information about hotels for Homebrew Con 2022 here.
  • Speaker Fees and Honorariums: Selected speakers for Homebrew Con are provided with a full complimentary conference registration in lieu of a speaker fee/honorarium.

For questions or for more information, please contact Brewers Association Educational Content Manager MacKenzie Staples at mackenzie@brewersassociation.org.