Northeastern Cider Conference, Albany, NY
March 24 - 26, 2020
June 17, 2019 - Intended to meet the unique regional needs of the cider community in the Northeastern states, the inaugural NCC will provide important knowledge-sharing and network-developing opportunities, allow for problem solving, priority setting and market development for makers operating at all levels of scale, and enhance the cider culture in the Northeast. Please submit your session ideas here.
Tuesday, March 24: Evening Cider Share reception, registration
Wednesday, March 25: Full day of sessions, trade show, and lunch
Thursday, March 26: Half day of sessions, lunch, and departures.
The conference will include four educational tracks - growing, fermenting, midstream (distribution, packaging, etc.), downstream (retail, education, promotion) - as well as a robust trade show.
Please submit your session ideas here. Pitches will be accepted through August 15. Track working groups will consider submissions thereafter, and are working to have a list of selected sessions by October 1.
Rates and options for trade show space will be made available by August 15. Inquiries in advance can be directed to northeasterncider (at) gmail (dot) com.
The NCC working group identifying price points for participation that will cover the cost of planning and staging the conference while maintaining accessibility. More information to follow later this summer.
Location and Lodging
Set in Albany, NCC will be accessible within a half day drive from Bangor, Baltimore, Buffalo, and beyond, and any person interested in the opportunities and challenges of the cider industry in the Northeast is welcome to attend. We’ve negotiated a room rate of $155/night with the Hilton Albany, our host venue, and encourage you to make your reservations early by following this link and using the group code “1NCC”.
You can reach the NCC working group via email at northeasterncider (at) gmail (dot) com.
Cider Week New York 2019
Launched in 2011 as a way to connect influencers in the restaurant and retail world with exciting developments in New York cider, Cider Week festivals offer a variety of dining, educational and promotional events at a diverse group of venues in four key regions. At participating restaurants, bottle shops, bars and orchards you can celebrate cider in a variety of ways: tastings, food pairings, educational seminars, even orchard and cidery tours where you can see how apples grow, are harvested, and pressed into the juice needed to make craft cider.
If you produce cider from New York State apples and would like to be a part of official Cider Week NYC Activities, please join NYCA to learn more about our plans for trade and consumer events. If you are an NYC venue interested in hosting a Cider Week event during the fall festival, you can learn more here.
If you are a cider producer or distributor representing cider made from apples grown outside of New York State, learn more here.