Symposium Schedule

General information

2019 Daily Schedule

As of December 12, 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
Hyatt Regency F
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Rosé Revealed: Farming Reds and Making Whites (includes tasting)
Joint Grapegrowing & Winemaking Breakout Session
Hyatt Regency C
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm The Changing Regulatory Landscape
Business/Operations Breakout Session
Sheraton Grand Nave Gardenia
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm Corks, Kegs and Koozies: Braving Blended Beverages
Marketing/Public Relations Breakout Session
Hyatt Regency F
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
SCC 204
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Virus in Vineyards and a Protocol for Best Management Practices: Managing Leaf Roll and Red Blotch Associated Diseases
Grapegrowing Breakout Session
SCC 202
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm The Powerhouse Appeal of Chardonnay: An Epic Tale of Continuous Evolution
Marketing/Public Relations Breakout Session
Hyatt Regency F
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Alternative Route to the Retail Market
Business & Operations Breakout Session
Hyatt Regency C
2:30 pm – 3:45 pm Hot Off the Vine: Strategies and Tools for Vineyard Heat Mitigation & Maintaining Quality
Grapegrowing Breakout Session
SCC 202
2:30 pm – 3:45 pm Laboratory Quality Systems – What Does It Really Mean?
Winemaking Breakout Session
SCC 204
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm Marketing Exhibits Tour
Exhibits Tour
Hyatt Regency D
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 Información, la automatización y la diversidad en el lugar de trabajo
Sesión integrada en español

The Wine Industry in the Age of Information, Automation and Diversity in the Workplace
Integrated Session in Spanish
Hyatt Regency F
9:00 am – 11:30 am Technology Thursday: From Drones to Chatbots; How the Wine Industry is Embracing Digitalization
General Session
Hyatt Regency C
10:45 am – Noon

Presentada en español
(Presented in Spanish)
Impacto de nuevas tecnologías y mecanización en el diseño de viñedos
Taller de viticultura en español

Vineyard Design considerations in Light of New Technologies and Mechanization
Grapegrowing Workshop in Spanish
Hyatt Regency D
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
Hyatt Regency E
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Hosted Buffet Luncheon SCC – 1st, 2nd & 3rd Floors
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm How to Understand, Improve and Deepen Customer Relationships with Journey Mapping
Marketing/Public Relations Breakout Session
Hyatt Regency F
1:15 pm – 3:15 pm Outsourcing Success Stories: Leveraging Custom Crush and Processing Services for Growth and Profitability
Joint Business & Operations and Winemaking Breakout Session
SCC 202
1:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Tour 1
Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
Winemaking Technical Exhibits Tour in English
Meet in SCC 203
1:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Tour 2
Nurseries
Grapegrowing Technical Exhibits Tour in English
Meet in SCC 203
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Tour 3

Presentada en español
(Presented in Spanish)
Ley sobre la modernización de la inocuidad alimentaria (FSMA)
Tour técnico de enología en español
Comienza en SCC 203
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Tour 4

Presentada en español
(Presented in Spanish)
Viveros
Tour técnico de viticultura en español
Comienza en SCC 203
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Managing the Halo-Anisoles (TBA, TPA, TCA) and Halo-Phenols
Winemaking Breakout Session
SCC 204
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm The Cost of Technology Adoption in the Vineyard: A Fiscal Discussion on Taking the Tech Leap  
Grapegrowing and Business & Operations Breakout Session
Hyatt Regency B
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Marketing Technologies: Apps and Services That Won’t Break the Bank
Marketing/Public Relations Breakout Session
Hyatt Regency F

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