In his welcome to the 2013 Symposium, Peter Giuliano begins with the origins of the idea of symposium itself, in ancient Greece and goes on to explore whether the intelligence and connection-building function of coffee symposia be the key to helping us solve our challenges.
Botanist Dr. Aaron Davis takes us on a journey through his discovery and exploration of coffee species in the wild. Davis' Symposium 2013 talk is a gripping tale of the beauty and diversity of wild coffee.
Since Symposium’s founding, science has been part of the discussion- new discoveries, compelling analysis, and deeper understanding of the scientific principles that underlie our industry.
Specialty coffee is an industry based on ideas: new ways of thinking about flavor, commerce, and innovation. Since its founding, Symposium has been an incubator for ideas in coffee; bringing thought leaders and business leaders together to solve problems, spark innovation, and push specialty coffee forward.
The most powerful part of Symposium is the unique dynamic between compelling content and the experience of sharing it with others. Delegates bring their own unique perspectives, and the Symposium creates an environment where these are shared, debated, and sculpted. It’s an amazing thing to see.
Symposium celebrates new thinking in coffee- innovative ways to address our challenges, concepts that build our businesses, and fuel to push our industry forward.
We invite thought leaders from a variety of disciplines to share their work at Symposium, and these talks have become a dynamic force for progress in specialty coffee.
Symposium is the place we share new scientific, agricultural, and economic research that are essential for understanding the rapidly changing coffee world.