The only trade conference in the UK dedicated to Cidermaking is returning! We are delighted to announce that CraftCon 2021 will run as a virtual conference next month, on April 29th & 30th. And you can now buy tickets today, directly via the Hopin platform. When you make an account to buy your ticket, this is also how you will access the conference. The registration page is here: https://hopin.com/events/craftcon
As we move closer to the event, much of the programme is nailed down, but some final changes may appear. You can now look forward to…
A keynote speech on day one from the legendary Dr Andrew Lea, recounting the journey of cider apples and his own adventure to the Tien Shan foothills, with a Q&A after the speech.
Two sessions exploring the technical and business side of kegging your cider – featuring Gabe Cook, Richard Reynolds (Barbourne Cider), Allen Hogan (Hogan’s Cider), Rory Souter (Cotswold Cider Co) and further guests.
An exploration of the history, current situation and future of our beloved perry, with Chris Atkins (Ragged Stone Cider), main organiser of the Perry Festival at the Three Counties Autumn Show.
A Dry Cider panel, diseccting just what it is that makes dry cider, and how many different forms of great dry cider we can have. Hosted by James Finch (The Cider Critic), and featuring the diverse viewpoints of Sam Fitz (ANXO Cider), John Edwards (Ross on Wye Cider & Perry and Fly-be-Night Cider), Rob Clough (Charnwood Cider) and Piotr Nahajski (Chalkdown Cider).
The keynote speech on day two will be given by Cider Women, with exact details set to be confirmed.
Further technical considerations of cidermaking will be explored in a keeving session, a co-fermentation session with Martin Berkeley (Pilton Cider) and Simon Day (Kingsthorne), and taking advantage our online format to welcome another international speaker, Eleanor Leger (Eden Cider) will present a session on Ice Cider.
Those sessions barely scratch the surface of an event that will also feature networking with all your fellow attendees, trade stands and an opportunity to speak to key equipment, material and packaging suppliers, as well as sessions on myths in cider, orcharding, biodiversity, and more.
The Three Counties Cider & Perry Association is also planning on assembling a ‘Tasting Box’ of 13 ciders/perries to go along with the event, available at a reduced rate to ticket holders, to make sure we all enjoy the event as much as possible.
Don’t delay – register for your ticket now at https://hopin.com/events/craftcon
Tickets are available for existing TCCPA Members as well as Non-members. When you register for the event as a non-member, you will be given a form with the option of joining the association as a member, with your first year included in your ticket price.
Questions regarding the event, including for sponsorship, can be sent to the secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org