What is Symposium?
The Specialty Coffee Association of America’s annual Symposium is an event like none other in the industry. Held immediately prior to the annual exposition, The Event, this two-day event consists of presentations by industry professionals, scientists, and renowned global figures in the fields of sustainability, business, and politics exploring key issues affecting specialty coffee, as well as social events and networking opportunities. This unique event allows attendees to interact with the most influential players in specialty coffee and engage in crucial discussions that face our industry.
The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) is the world’s coffee authority and largest coffee trade association with nearly 12,000 member companies and their employees. SCAA members are located in more than 40 countries and represent every segment of the specialty coffee industry, including producers, roasters, importers/exporters, retailers, manufacturers, baristas and coffee enthusiasts. SCAA is dedicated to creating a vibrant specialty coffee community, recognizing, developing and promoting specialty coffee by setting and maintaining quality standards for the industry; conducting research on coffee, equipment and perfection of craft; and providing education, training, resources and business services for its members. Visit www.scaa.org for more information.