Symposium Schedule

General information

2019 Daily Schedule

As of October 16, 2018

Click on the links below for detailed program information. Speakers are listed in alphabetical order in the session detail.

This schedule will be updated with more details on a weekly basis and is subject to change without notice. All sessions and events will be held at the Sacramento Convention Center (SCC), the Hyatt Regency, and Sheraton Grand unless noted otherwise.

Monday, January 28, 2019
Time Event Location
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Registration SCC – 3rd Floor
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Time Event Location
7:30 am – 6:30 pm Registration SCC – 3rd Floor
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Press Room SCC – Room 305
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Speaker Ready Room SCC – Room 303
11:30 am – 1:30 pm Keynote Speaker Luncheon
Lance Winters, St. George Spirits, California
Separate Registration Fee Required
Sheraton – Grand Ballroom
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm What Wine Marketers Need to Know about Cannabis and the New Cannabis Consumer
Marketing/Public Relations Breakout Session
Location TBD
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Growing and Making Rosé (includes tasting)
Joint Grapegrowing & Winemaking Breakout Session
Location TBD
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm The Changing Regulatory Landscape
Business/Operations Breakout Session
Location TBD
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm Corks, Koozies and Caffeine
Marketing/Public Relations Breakout Session
Location TBD
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Welcome Reception Sheraton – Grand Nave Ballroom
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Time Event Location
7:30 am – 5:30 pm Registration SCC – 3rd Floor
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Press Room SCC – Room 305
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Speaker Ready Room SCC – Room 303
8:30 am – 11:00 am State of the Industry
General Session
Hyatt Regency Ballroom
9:00 am – 6:00 pm Exhibits Open SCC – 1st, 2nd & 3rd Floors
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm FSMA – What to Know to Be in Compliance and Improve Your Winery
Winemaking Breakout Session
Location TBD
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Virus in the Vineyards
Grapegrowing Breakout Session
Location TBD
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Chardonnay!
Marketing/Public Relations Breakout Session
Location TBD
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Alternative Route to the Retail Market
Business & Operations Breakout Session
Location TBD
2:30 pm – 3:45 pm Global Heat Mitigation in the Field
Grapegrowing Breakout Session
Location TBD
2:30 pm – 3:45 pm Laboratory Quality Systems – What Does It Really Mean?
Winemaking Breakout Session
Location TBD
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm Marketing Exhibits Tour
Exhibits Tour
Location TBD
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Regional Wine Tasting SCC – 1st, 2nd & 3rd Floors
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Time Event Location
8:00 am – 4:00 pm Registration SCC – 3rd Floor
8:00 am – 4:00 pm Press Room SCC – Room 305
8:00 am – 4:00 pm Speaker Ready Room SCC – Room 303
9:00 am – 4:00 pm Exhibits Open SCC – 1st, 2nd & 3rd Floors
9:00 am – 10:30 am

Presentada en español
(Presented in Spanish)
La industria del vino en la era de la automatización
Sesión integrada en español

The Wine Industry in the Era of Automation
Integrated Session in Spanish
Lugar a ser determinado
(Location TBD)
9:00 am – 11:30 am Technology Thursday: Making Quality Decisions in a Digital World
General Session
Location TBD
10:45 am – Noon

Presentada en español
(Presented in Spanish)
Consideraciones de diseño del viñedo en vista de las nuevas tecnologías
Taller de viticultura en español

Vineyard Design Considerations in Light of New Technologies
Grapegrowing Workshop in Spanish
Lugar a ser determinado
(Location TBD)
10:45 am – Noon

Presentada en español
(Presented in Spanish)
Prácticas Enológicas y Características Sensoriales de las Variedades Emergentes en el Nuevo Mundo
Taller de enología en español

Winemaking Practices and Taste Profile of Varieties Emerging in the New World
Winemaking Workshop in Spanish
Lugar a ser determinado
(Location TBD)
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Hosted Buffet Luncheon  
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm How to Understand, Improve and Deepen Customer Relationships with Journey Mapping
Marketing/Public Relations Breakout Session
Location TBD
1:15 pm – 3:15 pm Outsourcing Success Stories: Leveraging Custom Crush, Mobile Bottling and Other Custom Services for Growth & Profitability
Winemaking and Business & Operations Breakout Session
Location TBD
1:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Tour 1
Winemaking Technical Exhibits Tour in English Location TBD
1:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Tour 2
Grapegrowing Technical Exhibits Tour in English Location TBD
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Tour 3

Presentada en español
(Presented in Spanish)
Tour técnico de enología en español Lugar a ser determinado
(Location TBD)
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Tour 4

Presentada en español
(Presented in Spanish)
Tour técnico de viticultura en español Lugar a ser determinado
(Location TBD)
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Managing the Halo-Anisoles (TBA, TPA, TCA) and Halo-Phenols
Winemaking Breakout Session
Location TBD
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm The Cost of Technology  
Grapegrowing and Business & Operations Breakout Session
Location TBD
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Marketing Technologies: Apps and Services That Won’t Break the Bank
Marketing/Public Relations Breakout Session
Location TBD

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