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Crowne Plaza Resort Asheville

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Asheville, NC 28806

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North Carolina State University brings you:

The fourth annual South Atlantic Hops Conference: Beer and Beyond: Growing Hops for Multiple Uses and Markets

This conference is designed to educate, enlighten, and engage growers, brewers, beer enthusiasts, and other interested parties about the South Atlantic hops industry. The event will take place all day Saturday, March 16th and the first half of Sunday, March 17th. March 17th is St. Patrick's Day which is quite the event in Asheville, especially for beer lovers. So, plan now to stay over until Monday.

Our special partners for this conference include Catawba Brewing Company, the hops program at Virginia Tech University, and the Old Dominion Hops Cooperative.

The developing program, lodging, directions, and other logistics are included below.

Please click on the green "Get Tickets" button to see all the options for attendees, sponsors and exhibitors. Details are included in the ticket area.

PROGRAM

The program is currently under development. At this time there are two concurrent tracks planned. One will be devoted to growing hops in the Southeast and will have sessions for beginners to experienced growers. The other track will be devoted to new and emerging markets and uses for hops.

LOCATION

The conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Asheville, NC.

TICKETS



TICKETS

With the help of our sponsors, we are able to keep ticket prices the same as in 2018. So early bird registration is $179 per person (through Dec 31, 2018) and regular registration is $220 per person. In addition to access to all the educational programming and trade show, registration includes lunch and two breaks on Saturday and a morning break on Sunday. Prices for sponsors/exhibitors range from $250 to $2,000 are described in detail on the tickets.

Click on the green "Tickets" button in the upper right to get more information on tickets and to order tickets for attending the event or for being an exhibitor or sponsor. Tickets are transferrable and refundable up to February 1 (more info below). We plan to hold the conference regardless of weather conditions, so please plan accordingly. We reserve the right to make modifications to the program to accommodate adverse weather and other unforeseeable situations (e.g., speaker illness).

BOOKING GUEST ROOMS AT THE CROWNE PLAZA RESORT

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Crowne Plaza Resort for the nights of March 15 and 16 (based on availablity, these rates will be offered for two days before and after, too). The special conference rates are $139 per night for a room with two doubles and $154 for a king (pus 13% tax). Check in time is 3 pm and check out is 11 am. The hotel has a 72 hour cancellation policy. Reservations canelled less than 72 hours prior to arrival will be charged one night room and tax. The hotel requires 24 notice for early departure or there will be a $50 fee. The pet fee is $25+tax per night. These rates are available (as long as there are still rooms open in our block) until midnight on 2/13/2019. Reservation requests made after that date will be accepted on a space available basis at the prevailing rate.

  • Call the toll-free number 1-844-330-0296 (24/7) and mention the group name South Atlantic Hops in order to receive the special group rate.

  • For In-House reservations call the local number during normal business hours 828-285-2603 and mention the group name South Atlantic Hops.

  • To book online go to www.ashevillecp.com

    • Check Availability (enter dates of stay)

    • Enter Group Code: CPH

  • This is the link you may use to automatically add the group code when booking online (not mobile compatible).

TRADESHOW

The tradeshow this year will be in the main presentation room so the exhibitors can hear and see the presentations and attendees will have easy access to them. Space is limited, so vendors should register early.

POSTER AREA (no boards or easels will be provided)

There will be a poster area available for you to exhibit posters on research and extension activities related to hops and brewing. This is targeted towards students, researchers, extension specialists and agents, and growers involved in on-farm research. This is not for promoting products or services and those will not be allowed (please reserve a commercial exhibit space for those). If you want to bring a poster, please email Leonora_Stefanile@ncsu.edu and let her know. We will not have poster boards to hang on, so please bring your poster mounted on a board and an easel to set it on.

SPONSORS/EXHIBITORS

We welcome sponsors for our event. Sponsorships give you the opportunity to showcase your business and allow us to make this a special conference affordable for attendees. Sponsorships also support scholarships. All sponsorships include an exhibit table for the Saturday and Sunday, registration for one person, your company logo on all our promotions, and more depending on your level of sponsorship. Details are included on the sponsorship ticket descriptions in the "get tickets" link above. If you need to be invoiced and send a check, please contact Jeanine_Davis@ncsu.edu and please put hops conference sponsorship in the subject line. Exhbitors can set up on Friday after 4 pm or Saturday morning from 7 am to 8 am.

INTERNSHIPS AND STUDENT RATES

These will be posted if funding becomes available to support them.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Contact Jeanine_Davis@ncsu.edu and include "hops conference" in the subject line. You will get a return email from Jeanine or one of her assistants, Leo Stefanile or Margaret Bloomquist.

Is my registration/ticket refundable or transferrable? Tickets are not refundable. They are transferrable anytime, but it is the responsiblity of the ticket holder. You may transfer them to someone else by updating your order information with the new attendee's information. If you are selling your ticket to someone else, that financial transaction is your responsibility. To transfer your ticket, go to Eventbrite.com and log in and find this event. You can easily edit the attendee information. If you are not sure if you have an account with Eventbrite, enter your email and it will confirm by either surfacing a "Password" field to log in or providing a link to "Sign up for free"

Where is my receipt? Eventbrite sends out your receipt right after you register on-line. If it is not in your inbox, please check your spam and junk folders.

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

Jeanine Davis, Leo Stefanile, and Margaret Bloomquist with North Carolina State University; Holly Scoggins with Virginia Tech; and Catawba Brewing Co.. Assistance provided by the board of Old Dominion Hops Cooperative

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND ADA ACCOMMODATION STATEMENTS

North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T State University commit themselves to positive action to secure equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status or disability. In addition, the two Universities welcome all persons without regard to sexual orientation.

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Jeanine Davis at Jeanine_Davis@ncsu.edu or 828-684-3562.

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