Sensory Summit:
A COFFEE roasters guild event

January 24-26, 2019
UC DAVis

 

Sensory Summit is a two-day conference designed to educate, inform, and inspire the Specialty Coffee sensory professional. Centered around the state-of-the-art Sensory Theater inside the Robert Mondavi Institute at UC Davis, topics include incorporating techniques of sensory science into the coffee taster’s repertoire, latest reports about ongoing coffee extraction and consumer research, using new tools to sharpen tasting acuity and repeatability, improving coffee quality and consistency using establish sensory methods, and incorporating learnings from wine, beer, and food science into specialty coffee. Instructors include industry-leading specialty coffee professionals and academic researchers from UC Davis and elsewhere, lending both applied knowledge and academic rigor to the sessions. Delivered over 2+ days of intensive seminars and workshops, attendees can expect valuable information and direct sensory experience (tasting, smelling, and sensory demonstration) in every session.

 
 

 
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PRICING

Coffee Roasters Guild and SCA members will receive discounted pricing. Registration is limited to 100 attendees.

Registration Periods:
Early Bird: October 23– December 10, 2018
Regular Registration: December 11, 2018 – January 24, 2019 (per availability) 

*Please note: This is a professional event. Guests and children will not be permitted. 

Booking Period CRG Member    SCA Member       Non-Member      
October 23 - December 10     $1,125 $1,275 $1,425
December 11 - January 24 $1,225 $1,425 $1,625

Registration for this event opens on Tuesday, October 23, 2018


WHAT'S INCLUDED?

Registration includes all items listed on agenda, including continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Hotel and Transportation for the event is NOT included.


AGENDA

THURSDAY | January 24
3:00 p.m.   Registration and Coffee Service                           Alumni Center
3:30 p.m.   Welcome Mixer – Coffee & Libations                    Alumni Center
4:30 p.m.   Opening Remarks                                               Alumni Center
5:30 p.m.   Dinner                                                         Alumni Center   
6:45 p.m.   Transition to RMI Sensory Theater
7:00 p.m.   Coffee and Dessert Break                                 RMI Lobby
7:30 p.m.   Session #1                                                    RMI Sensory Theater

 

FRIDAY | January 25   
7:00 a.m.   Coffee Service & Continental Breakfast               RMI Lobby
(Please take advantage of the full breakfast buffet at the Hyatt Place prior to heading over to the RMI)
8:00 a.m.   Session #2                                                    RMI Sensory Theater
9:30 a.m.   Coffee Break                                                        RMI Lobby     
10:00 a.m.  Session #3                                                    RMI Sensory Theater
11:30 a.m.  Transition to Putah Creek Lodge
11:45 p.m.  Lunch                                                                    Putah Creek Lodge
12:45 p.m. Transition to RMI Sensory Theater 
1:00 p.m.   Session #4                                                    RMI Sensory Theater
2:30 p.m.   Coffee Break                                                        RMI Lobby          
3:00 p.m.   Session #5                                                   RMI Sensory Theater
4:30 p.m.   Conversation and Coffee                                  RMI Lobby
7:30 p.m.   Dinner                                                         TBD

                                   

SATURDAY | January 26    

7:00 a.m.   Coffee Service & Continental Breakfast               RMI Lobby
(Please take advantage of the full breakfast buffet at the Hyatt Place prior to heading over to the RMI)
8:00 a.m.   Session #6                                                   RMI Sensory Theater   
9:30 a.m.   Coffee Break                                                      RMI Lobby          
10:00 a.m. Session #7                                                   RMI Sensory Theater
11:30 a.m.  Transition to Putah Creek Lodge
11:45 a.m.  Lunch                                                                    Putah Creek Lodge     
12:45 p.m. Transition to RMI Sensory Theater
1:00 p.m.   Session #8                                                    RMI Sensory Theater
2:30 p.m.   Coffee Break                                                     RMI Lobby     
3:00 p.m.   Session #9                                                    RMI Sensory Theater
4:30 p.m.   Closing Remarks                                                   RMI Sensory Theater

*This schedule is tentative. Please check back periodically for updates.