Registration Information - 

  • CiderCon is now $595 per person, until our conference space is full.  This includes welcome reception, non-ticketed seminars, Thursday and Friday lunch and trade show entrance.  Tours and ticketed workshops are add-ons. 
  • CiderCon is only open to current American Cider Association members.
  • Are you a student or academic? We have a special rate for you - $175 per person. Contact for details.
  • View a draft schedule here.

Events Included with your CiderCon Conference Registration

  • Cider Share Welcome Reception - Wednesday, January 29th. There is no additional cost to attend (Note: we have reached capacity of companies that will be pouring cider)
  • Opening General Session with Jill Giacomini Basch, co-owner and CMO of Pointe Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company.  There will be cider and cheese served.  Thursday, January 30th
  • Non-ticketed sessions on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - these sessions are filled on a first come, first serve basis
  • Lunch on Thursday and Friday
  • Happy hour in our newly expanded Trade Show
  • Grand Tasting and Commencement Toast featuring Irish Cidermakers - Evening, Friday, January 31st

Optional Add-Ons

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

  • Charles McGonegal's Elements of Cider: A Reductionist Approach to Taste and Flavor $60
  • Cider Tours: (download descriptions)
    • Parajo Valley and San Jose Cider Tour with guide Ria Windcaller - Sold out
    • Sonoma County Cidery and Orchard tour with guide Darlene Hayes - Sold out
    • East Bay Cider and Food Pairing tour with Jennie Dorsey  $125 Sold out
    • Albert Etter, Historical Orchards & Apples at Filoli Gardens - Tuesday, Jan. 28th Sold out
      • Kate Nowell, Filoli - Horticulture Manager
      • Tom Hart, Co-Owner, Sales, Distribution & Orchards - Humboldt Cider Company
      • Keith Park, Horticulturist & Arborist, National Park Service
      • Daniel Bussey - Lost Orchard Project & Author of The Illustrated History of Apples in the United States and Canada

In-Depth Sessions - Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

  • Orcharding in the Western US Workshop. There will be an informal scion wood exchange at the orcharding session. Bring cuttings of your favorite heirloom, seedling, and cider apple varieties to share with other growers - Sold out
  • Pomme Boots Society Meeting - free
  • Certified Pommelier™ Exam $125 for American Cider Association members who have taken and passed the Level One exam
  • Extended TTB Workshop - free
  • Cider Share Opening Reception - free; there are limited spaces available to bring and share your cider

Optional Tasting Sessions - Thursday, Jaunary 30th - Space is Limited.  Choose only one per time slot

Being Small - Moderated by Darlene Hayes $10 
Sold Out

Aging Cider: That is the Question - Moderated by Eleanor Leger, Eden Specialty Ciders Sold out
Sales Academy: Techniques for Cideries of all sizes - Moderated by Eric McCrory, Angry Orchard 
Sold out

Independent Irish Cider Makers: Their Cider and Their Stories
Sold out
Side by Side: Beer, Wine, Spirits and Cider - Moderated by Lauren Shepard, Shelton Brothers
Sold Out

Optional Tasting Sessions - Friday, January 31st - Space is Limited.  Choose only one per time slot

Principles of Primary Food and Cider: Taste Interactions - Moderated by Darlene Hayes $10 
Sold Out

The Full Juice:  An update on grassroots UK cider projects - $15

Pét-Nat Cider: Techniques & Taste - Moderated by Olivia Maki, Redfield Cider -  Sold out
Cidermaking in The Orchard: Elevating Apple Character Before Press (Beginner level session) Moderated by Valerie Scott, Duluth Cider
Sold out
Building a Sensory Program from the Ground Up - Adam Cary, 2 Towns, Lindsay Barr, Draught Lab $10

Terroir Spotlight: Western Massachusetts - Moderated by Ria Windcaller, CiderChat $10
Sense of Place and Apples - Moderated by Dan Pucci $10


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