Submissions are now closed. 

​All submissions for WBC are closed, and the review process is underway.​

  • Scientific Sessions

    The WBC Leadership Program Team seeks to accept sessions into the meeting program that are timely, well-thought-out and will bring value to the association and the industry. Creativity in session design is encouraged; interactive learning experiences lead to attendees who leave sessions with applicable ideas and valuable knowledge. All sessions are 75 minutes in length.


    Session Proposal submissions: Closed

    As you look to organize a panel discussion, hands-on workshop, or collection of presentations, the Leadership Team is seeking session topics that fall under particular challenges supporting the 2024 meeting theme. The examples below are a tiny subset of what could be included to address a challenge, 

    Raw Materials: Availability and Quality
    Topic Examples
    • Surplus and Shortage
    • Price Increases
    • Climate Change and Quality
    Technology Advancements: AI's Impact on Brewing
    Topic Examples
    • Recipe Creation
    • Supply Chain Impacts
    • Consumer Sensory Descriptions
    New Product Innovation: Meeting Exceeding Consumer Demands
    Topic Examples
    • NALAB
    • Declining Demand for Beer
    • THC/CBD and other Alternative Ingredients
    Regulatory: Global Market Solutions
    Topic Examples
    • TTB Guidance and Requirements
    • New sources of spices
    • Addressing Different Regulations Between Countries
    Resilient Workforce: Recruiting and Retaining Quality Employees
    Topic Examples
    • Improving Soft Skills
    • DEI
    • Increasing the Workforce
    Sustainable Practices: Securing the Future of Brewing
    Topic Examples
    • Sustainability Initiatives
    • Local Ingredients
    • Water Impacts and Supply
  • Technical Abstracts

    Submission Process

    Thank you for you interest in submitting an abstract for oral or poster presentation to World Brewing Congress 2024. All submitters will need an ASBC or Master Brewers account to submit an abstract as you will use these credentials to access the submission system. Submitters and/or presenting authors are not required to be a member of either ASBC or Master Brewers to submit an abstract.

    All submissions are limited to 475 words and must include the following. Do not include abstract title, authors, keywords, or references in abstract text. 

    • Establishment of context and significance of your research to the field of brewing science.
    • Hypothesis or objective
    • Methods
    • Results including mention of quantitative data from representive experiments and data must represent new finds.

    Specifying oral or poster preference does not guarantee format placement. The submission of an abstract indicates you agree to present in the format assigned. Oral presentations are allotted 25 minutes (20 minutes for presentation + 5 minutes for discussion). Posters will be displayed on poster boards in the exhibit hall with presenting authors required to be present at designated times.

    All communications will be sent to the submitter until the acceptance notifications are sent.  Once accepted, all communications will be with the presenting author only.

    Student Travel Grants

    Students have the option of applying for a Student Travel Grant during the submission process. Only students listed as the presenting author on a techinal abstract for oral or poster presentation will be considered for the grant. Awardees will be contacted following the abstract review process.


    Members of the WBC Program Team will evaluate all proposed abstracts based on the following criteria: overall quality, relevance to the industry, well-defined focus within the program track structure, practical applications of material, timeliness of the topic, and speaker qualifications.

    To be considered as a presenter, your abstract must be educational in nature — sales presentations will not be accepted. The final program selections and notifications will be made by early May and acceptance/rejection notifications will be delivered via email to all submitters.


    Oral/poster abstract submissions: Closed

  • Pre-Meeting Workshops

    All workshops will take place on Saturday, August 17. The WBC Leadership Program Team welcomes proposals with hands-on learning activities, clear learning objectives, and a well-thought-out workshop agenda. All workshops must be financially self-sufficient with paid registration fees; budgets and guidelines will be provided.


    Pre-Meeting Workshop submissions: Closed

WBC is hosted by the American Society of Brewing Chemists and Master Brewers Association of the Americas, with active participation by Brewery Convention of Japan, European Brewery Convention, and Institute of Brewing and Distilling