2018 Southern Regional Conference - Recap

The 2018 Southern Regional Conference is currently underway, and attendees are stoked about the educational tools and community they've received thus far. But don't take our word for it: 

Caroline Lease of Tampa Bay joined the USBG 1 year ago because she was inspired by her peers that she respects who were USBG members.
First, for those at the Southern Conference, "You will appreciate this one: "Don't take elevator #1!"


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Caroline shares her SRC #1 Takeaway:  


"Regional Conferences provide great educational opportunities to learn new things and is great for networking and meeting new people in the industry. This truly is a way to unite the bartending community!"



This year's SRC educational seminars covered topics such as: The Giving Spirit, Come At Me, Pro, No Italy-No Cocktail and Liquid Legacy. Attendees were also schooled on Honey Immersion, Rum Classification, Smartphone Photography, Brewlab, and Modernization and Tradition.


An especially impactful seminar, Bystander Intervention Training for Bartenders presented by Alberto Lorenzo, Senior Trainer at Alteristic, is an innovative workshop offered at several of our conferences this year, which focused on preventing sexual assault through bystander intervention. The workshop equipped conference-goers with the tools to respond when they notice behaviors that could lead to or constitute sexual assault and harassment in their bars. Additionally, they were taught how to engage in behaviors that establish a climate of dignity and respect. 


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Finally, USBG members and staff bravely took to the stage to tell stories of a past life and lessons learned during the Storytelling Dinner, sponsored by Diageo.


AND! None of this could be possible without our generous sponsors! 


Their dedication to adjacent education helps make these events a huge success. We appreciate you immensely!

A virtual toast!




See everyone next week at the Northeastern Regional Conference in DC.

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