agenda

RECORDINGS AVAILABLE

KKon session recordings are now available! Registered conference participants have two weeks of exclusive, FREE access (through 10/27).

Missed the conference or don’t think 2 weeks of access is long enough? KBI is also selling recordings (every purchase helps KBI support our industry!) at $199 for KBI Members & $299 for non-members. PDF presentations from all our speakers will also be included with your purchase.

Bonus Content

We are offering additional pre-recorded content available FREE to conference participants for 60 days! We have five exclusive recordings on topics from how to pivot to e-commerce, to being confident on camera to garner press on a budget.

Virtual KKon Tentative Agenda

Welcome to the conference agenda! From this Agenda page, you will also join sessions during the event. “Join now” buttons will be live 15 minutes before the first session of the day and about 5 minutes before other sessions.

NOTE: All times are listed in U.S. Pacific Time or GMT-7.

Participants: Register here to apply credit from April KKon.  Or use the button below for a NEW registration

CONFERENCE CHECK-IN: Your first conference activity is actually on Wednesday, Sep 16. We just need 5 minutes anytime between 9am & 5pm Pacific for you to check in for the conference here.

Virtual KKon Day 1: Thursday, September 17

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.(Pacific = GMT-7)

Opening - ALL WELCOME  
Presented by Hannah Crum & Kim Noble, KBI

9:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.

Break and Breakout!
Beginning at 9:05, as you rejoin the group, we’ll add you to a “table” (i.e., virtual breakout room) so you can chat with some of your fellow Virtual KKon attendees.

9:20 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.

10:20 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.

Break

10:25 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.

Sponsored by SKA Fabricating

Presented by: Toby Tull & David Aycock, Bare Bucha

Sponsored by the 5th Ingredient's Bucha30

Presented by Kyle Oliver, Boochcraft

11:10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Break

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Sponsored by ABS Commercial

Presenter: Thad Fisco, Portland Kettle Works

Sponsored by Teatulia

Presenter: Bart Watson, Chief Economist, Brewers Assn.

12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.

Meal Break

12:50 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Trade show/Sponsor visits
Visit our Virtual Trade Show floor to gather information and materials & meet live with our exhibitors.  See who is offering conference discounts and win prizes through our Passport Program!

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Self-Care for Entrepreneurs Panel
Moderator: Daina Trout, Health-Ade Kombucha
Panelists: Alex Ingalls, Pilot Kombucha
                   Tanya Maynigo, Craft Kombucha
                   Matt Thomas, Brew Dr. Kombucha
                   Matt Witherell, Humm Kombucha

3:00 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.

Break (Grab your kombucha, coffee, or afternoon beverage)

3:10 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Kombucha (or coffee) break…outs
Join us with your afternoon beverage of choice to chat with you fellow Virtual KKon attendees.  As you join us, we’ll send you to ”tables” (i.e., virtual break-outs) to facilitate easier chats.  We’ll pose some icebreaker questions if you need them, but this is your opportunity to meet and engage with other members of the kombucha community.  Ask questions, share stories, enjoy!

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Office Hours/Round Table
Small Business Brewing 

Sponsored by G4 Kegs

Presenters:
Chris Ollis, Spring Branch Kombucha
Barbara Wildhaber, BWild Kombucha
Hannah Crum, Kombucha Kamp

This is your opportunity to ask questions of experienced brewers and engage in discussion on topics critical to our small kombucha businesses.

Office Hours/Round Table:
Hard Kombucha 

Sponsored by Labetronix

Presenters: 
Alexis DeLeon, Lazy Beach Brewing
Thomas Weaver, Dr. Hops
Matt Silbert, Local Roots Kombucha

This is your opportunity to ask questions of experienced hard kombucha brewers and engage in discussion.

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Kombucha Trivia Night
Presented by Go Team Events

Virtual KKon Day 2: Friday, September 18

6:45 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.

Virtual Yoga Session
Led by: Tressa Yellig

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Brewery Member Meeting - for KBI brewer members only
Presented by KBI President and Board of Directors

10:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.

Group Photo

10:10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Kombucha Industry Code of Practice
Presented by: KBI President & Board of Directors
Breakout into small groups to discuss the best way to share the code with regulators and consumers

11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Break

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Breakout 1:
Round Table: Small Business Brewers (T1/T2)
Focus on Marketing & PR

Sponsored by Fogg Filler

Ian Griffin, Booch News
Deanne Gustafson, Kombucha on Tap
Lauren Josey, KBI

Breakout 2:
Round Table: Big(ger) Business Brewers (T3/T4)
Focus on Large Scale Manuf.

Sponsored by Mannanova

Zane Adams, Buchi
Shane Dickman, Rocky Mtn Culture

12:15 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.

Meal Break

12:50 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Sweet n Sour: How Kombucha Analytes Impact Flavor
Presented by: Keisha Rose Harrison, MS, PhD Candidate, Oregon State University

2:30 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.

Break

2:40 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Kombucha (or coffee) break(-outs)
Join us with your afternoon beverage of choice to chat with you fellow Virtual KKon attendees.  As you join us, we’ll send you to ”tables” (i.e., virtual break-outs) to facilitate easier chats.  We’ll pose some icebreaker questions if you need them, but this is your opportunity to meet and engage with other members of the kombucha community.  Ask questions, share stories, enjoy!

3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

Going for Gold: How Competitions Can Elevate Kombucha
Presented by Lindsay Barr, Flavor Maps

3:50 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Break (Get yourself a cocktail to enjoy over closing remarks)

4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

SYMBIOSIS Magazine & BreweryDB - Meaningful Collaboration to Deepen Relationship
Presented by
Diamond Sponsor
Lori Bolin, BrewLogix and
Ian Griffin, SYMBIOSIS Magazine
Hannah Crum, KBI

4:50 p.m. -  6:00 p.m.

Closing & Reception

Passport Program Prize Raffle Giveaway - must be present to win.
After closing remarks, stay to network with you fellow attendees in a member speed dating activity. 

Bonus Content

Below, we are offering additional pre-recorded content available FREE to conference participants for 60 days following KKon!

Social Media Best Practices
Presented by Ian Griffin, Booch News
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How to Be Confident on Camera to Garner Press on a Budget 
Presented by Deanne Gustafson, Kombucha on Tap
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Ethical and Sustainable Sourcing Spotlight: Tea & Sugar  
Presented by Heather Walker, Fair Trade USA

Watch Now
Pivoting to E-Commerce
Presented by Orleatha Smith, Inclusive Pay
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USDA Organic Certification Preparation 
Vickie Natale, Org&nics
Watch Now