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WBC 2012 Program

WBC 2012 offers access to the latest brewing science and technology through a variety of sessions and formats, including plenary sessions, invited symposia, interactive workshops, supplier sessions, and exhibits. All events are at the Oregon Convention Center unless otherwise noted. Portland Hilton (PH) and World Trade Center (WTC) will also host events.

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Friday, July 27

8:00 – 5:30 Mount Hood and Brewpub Tour*
8:15 – 5:30 Hops, Farm, and Field Tour*
10:00 – 6:00 Oregon Wine Country Tour*

Saturday, July 28

8:00 – 5:00 Beer Canning and Double Seaming Technology (PH)*
8:00 – 5:00 Beer Steward Seminar: Understanding Beer (PH)*
8:00 – 5:00 Sensory Application and Quality Control (PH)*
8:00 – 5:00 Setting Up a Brewery Quality Assurance Program (PH)*
1:00 – 5:00 Design of Experiments/Response Surface Modeling (PH)*
10:00 – 4:00 Registration
2:00 – 7:00 Hospitality (PH)
7:00 – 10:00 Welcome Reception (PH)**

*Additional registration and fee required for this event.
** Guests must purchase a ticket to attend this event.

Sunday, July 29

7:30 – 5:00 Registration
8:00 – 9:30 Opening Session and Keynote Address
9:45 – 11:30 BCOJ Invited Symposium: Technology for the Future
9:45 – 11:30 Technical Session: Hops 1
11:30 – 2:00 Exhibits, Posters, Networking & Lunch
2:00 – 3:15 Global Conversation: Raw Materials of the Future
2:00 – 3:15 Global Conversation: Packaging of the Future
2:00 – 3:15 Technical Session: Analytical 1
2:00 – 3:15 Technical Session: Yeast 1
3:35 – 5:45 Technical Session: Hops 2
3:35 – 5:45 Technical Session: Malt
3:35 – 5:45 Technical Session: Quality Considerations
3:35 – 5:45 Workshop: The Trilogy of Barrel Aging

Monday, July 30

7:30 – 2:00 Registration
8:00 – 9:30 EBC Invited Symposium: Resources for the Future
8:00 – 9:30 Technical Session: Sustainability
9:45 – 11:30 Technical Session: Sensory
9:45 – 11:30 Global Conversation: Water & Energy in the Future
9:45 – 11:30 Workshop: Confabulation into the Realm of Saccharomyces: Theoretical and Practical
11:30 – 2:00 Exhibits, Posters, Networking & Lunch
2:00 – 6:00 Open afternoon
2:15 – 5:15 Craft Distillery Tour*
2:30 – 6:00 City Tour*

*Additional registration and fee required for this event.

Tuesday, July 31

7:30 – 5:00 Registration
8:00 – 9:30 Technical Session: Analytical 2
8:00 – 9:30 Technical Session: Microbiology 1
8:00 – 9:30 Workshop: Inline Instrumentation Critical Process Control Points (CPCP)
9:45 – 11:30 IBD Invited Symposium: Workforce of the Future
9:45 – 11:30 Technical Session: Brewhouse Operations
11:30 – 2:00 Exhibits, Posters, Networking & Lunch
2:00 – 3:15 Global Conversation: Innovation for the Future
2:00 – 3:15 Technical Session: Engineering
2:00 – 3:15 Technical Session: Hops 3
2:00 – 3:15 Technical Session: Yeast 2
3:35 – 5:45 Technical Session: Yeast 3
3:35 – 5:45 Technical Session: Packaging & Cleaning
3:35 – 5:45 Workshop: Malting Barley for Today’s Brewers—A Brave New World
7:00 – 10:00 The Global Gathering (WTC)

Wednesday, August 1

7:30 – 12:00 Registration
8:00 – 9:30 Technical Session: Mashing
8:00 – 9:30 Technical Session: Microbiology 2
8:00 – 9:30 Technical Session: Outside the Box
8:00 – 11:30 Workshop: Hops for the Future
9:45 – 11:30 Technical Session: Spent Grains
9:45 – 11:30 Technical Session: Yeast 4
9:45 – 11:30 Technical Session: Finishing
11:45 – 1:00 Closing Lunch and Keynote Address**

** Guests must purchase a ticket to attend this event.

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