The NBBQA Annual Conference gathers members and people from across the industry to network, learn and participate in a variety of topics and activities around the Business of BBQ. Whether you are a product owner, run a restaurant, involved in media or any other sector of BBQ, there are boundless opportunities to network, learn and grow at this popular event.
Conference Early Bird Registration:
There are a variety of registration options to meet all needs, time availability and budget.
ALL Registrations go up January 20th after early bird pricing ceases
What are the meals?
What are the Networking Events?
What are the educational sessions?
Are there any additional options?
This year the conference is being held at Galt House in Louisville.
Deluxe Guestroom $179
Executive Suite $209
Book Rooms by phoning 800-843-4258
Wednesday, April 1st
Returning this year is the Culinary Fight Club - Competition Street Food
Attendance at this is included in your conference fee, however, if you would like to compete or attend just this single evening, please register directly on the culinary Fight Club website.
If you should, unfortunately, need to cancel refunds will be given as below:
Prior to 30 days 90% refund
Prior to 7 days 75% refund
48 hours or less 0% refund
|11:00 AM - 3:00 PM||Bus Tour Annual Bus Tour of BBQ Restaurants around Louisville Time and Itinerary to be confirmed|
|5:00 PM - 6:00 PM||Happy Hour Conference Welcome|
|6:00 PM - 9:00 PM||Culinary Fight Club The conference starts with this dynamic event where 8 teams will compete in a Street Food Battle! Take on 2019 Champion Jason Bauer! and 2019 People's Choice Champion Craig Carter as they return to defend their titles . Enjoy finger food while watching the champions prepare their culinary delights for you to eat then vote on to help select the People's Choice Champion|
|12:01 AM - 10:00 AM||Key Note Speaker - TBC|
|10:00 AM - 5:00 PM||Educational Sessions|
|5:00 PM - 6:00 PM||Happy Hour Collect a sticker and free drink ticket then find people with a similar barbecue interests to you and network over a cold beverage|
|6:00 PM - 9:00 PM||2020 Awards of Excellence A more formal event with a 3-course sit down meal as we celebrate the best in our industry. - rub and sauce awards - product awards - media awards - NBBQA Legend's Awards|
|9:00 AM - 12:00 PM||Educational Sessions|
|12:00 PM - 3:00 PM||Meet the Masters This years Masters Panels will be announced as they confirm|
|5:00 PM - 7:00 PM||Rhinestone Steak Competition This annual steak competition is a unique and social event where brands and members combine to pull together wide range of competitors from BBQ stars to first time competitors in a unique event to raise money for the NBBQA|
|9:00 AM - 3:00 PM||Education and Excursion Sessions Participate in a range of longer duration activities to further educate yourself or participate in a unique barbecue related activity. Options and costs will be announced throughout the year.|