July 20-22, 2017 | GREENSBORO, NC
7912 Industrial village road greensboro, nc 27409
JULY 20 -22, 2017
The Coffee Technicians Guild Summit is an event dedicated to educating coffee technicians around the world.
Classes & Sessions
Brewing: Foundation Level Course: Designed to introduce the novice into the core skills and equipment required to produce great brewed coffee. Course delivery, detailing the information required to attempt the qualification, is expected to last a minimum of six hours instruction/practical time, excluding written exam time. No prior knowledge is needed before taking this module, although it is recommended that you take the "Introduction to Coffee" module. A passion for great coffee is essential!
Lecture Series: The CTG Summit Lecture Series will focus on the following topics: Water, Burr Grinder and Multi Meter.
Multi-meters: Their functions, applications and why they are your best friend in the tool bag.
Speaker: Amir Hashemi, Director of Corporate Training at Wilbur Curtis Co. Inc.
Description: A detailed look at what multi-meters do, the difference in their design and function, and how to apply them in your day to day diagnosis of coffee equipment. Discussion will include a in-depth look at both ohms and watts law, and how these two concepts will help you to use your multi-meter as the exceptional electrical diagnosis tool that it is.
Note: BYOM- Bring your own multi-meter!
The Good, Bad and Ugly of Water Treatment
Speaker: David Beeman
Description: Water impacts a coffee technicians world dramatically- learn about water quality, water pressure vs. flow, and common issues related to water and equipment. Technicians will have an opportunity to taste coffee with different waters, learn how to test equipment for water issues and even learn which questions to ask before a site visit. Demonstrations of common water testing equipment will be included.
Speaker: Reiner Stanelle, Sales Director North America, BWT water+more
Take an in depth look at water technology. Review water filtration technologies for the highest quality brewing water. Review the water filtration system installation, set up and operation. Attendees will also have a chance to ask an expert!
Behind the Wrench: The Business of Service
Moderator: Ellie Bradley of Fresh Cup Magazine
Description: You can fix machines, but can you multi-task, organize and dispatch, provide technical support over the phone and still afford to pay your staff? Learn about the decisions that business owners face when running in house and/or independent technician services. Explore cases studies from a live panel of business owners and their experiences and advice for technicians in business, thinking about a business or looking to get hired by one in the future.
Pricing & Registration
CTG Member – Early Bird: $475 | Regular: $575
SCA Member– Early Bird: $525 | Regular: $625
Non-Member– Early Bird: $575 | Regular: $675
*Early Bird Pricing Ends July 1, 2017
Registration Fee Includes:
- All meals & beverages
- Brewing: Foundation Level Course
- Networking opportunities
*Hotel and travel costs are not included in registration fee
hotel & Lodging
Embassy Suites by Hilton Greensboro - Airport | 204 Centreport Drive | Greensboro, NC 27409
The Embassy Suites Greensboro – Airport hotel is situated 10 minutes from Piedmont Triad International Airport, and is an all-suite hotel. We offer complimentary breakfast and an evening Manager’s Reception, daily. We have Park Place Restaurant onsite, featuring an American Menu. The hotel also has an indoor pool, 24 hour business center and fitness center.
Guests who book in the SCA block will receive complimentary in-room internet access, parking, Gym/Fitness Center access, and cooked-to-order breakfast daily.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Unless noted all events take place at:
7912 INDUSTRIAL VILLAGE ROAD GREENSBORO, NC 27409
Wednesday, July 19
6:00PM Reception & Badge Pick Up at Embassy Suites
Thursday, July 20
7:30AM Registration & Breakfast
8:30AM Welcome & Opening
9:30AM Multi-meters: Their functions, applications and why they are your best friend in the tool bag - Amir Hashemi, Director of Corporate Training at Wilbur Curtis Co., Inc.
12:30PM The Good, Bad and Ugly of Water Treatment - David Beeman
2-5PM Brewing: Foundation Level Course – Part 1
6:00PM Happy Hour & Dinner at Gibbs Brewery - 117 W Lewis St, Greensboro, NC 27406
Sponsored by Astoria/WEGA
Friday, July 21
9:00AM Brewing: Foundation Level Course – Part 2
1:00PM SCA Education for Technicians
2:30PM Water Defined - Reiner Stanelle, Sales Director North America, BWT water+more
3:30PM Behind the Wrench: The Business of Service
Panelists: Rebecca McNelly, Heartland Tech, Tammy Baiz, Solutions Espresso Services, Tooti Roe, About the Coffee/Service Call, Cameron Ankele, Kaldi's Coffee Roasting Co.
6:30PM Dinner at The Loft at Natty Greene's Brewery - 2nd Level - 345 S Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27401
Saturday, July 22
9:00 AM Grinder Research - Rich Leeson, Bunn Technical Sales Manager - Western Zone
Interested in sponsoring the event? Download the sponsor brochure.