Privacy Policy

World Brewing Congress (WBC) understands that you are aware of and care about your own personal privacy interests, and we take that seriously. The privacy policy describes our policies and practices regarding the collection and use of your personal data and sets forth your privacy rights. As information privacy is an ongoing responsibility, we will continue to update this information as we undertake new personal data practices or adopt new privacy policies. For detailed society privacy policies, please click ASBC​ or Master Brewers

Event Terms & Conditions 

Attendee Information

A full list of attendees will be viewable in the mobile and/or web-based apps for select events. Attendees can direct message through the apps to connect, set appointments, and network with other attendees. The full attendee list will be available in the app for a limited time post-event. A PDF document will be provided to exhibitors and sponsors including attendee’s full name, role, organization/affiliation, and mailing address.

Cancellation and Substitution Policy

Registration cancellations must be made in writing and emailed to WBC at​ by the date specified for each event. Cancellations received by this date may be subject to a cancellation fee. Registration cancellations received after that date, are not subject to a refund.

  • Registration fees will be refunded the same way they were paid to WBC.

  • Attendee substitutions are permitted. If the original registrant is a member of ASBC or Master Brewers, the substitute must also be a member, pay the membership fee or the difference between the member and nonmember rate.

  • Membership fees paid with PLUS registrations are non-refundable after 30 days from registration.

  • In the event WBC cancels the event or associated ticketed events, WBC is not liable for any charges including nonrefundable hotel charges, airfares or change penalties imposed by an airline.

By registering for this event, you agree to the cancellation and refund terms and conditions.

Expected Behavior Policy

We are dedicated to providing a harassment-free meeting experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. We ask all attendees, exhibitors, speakers, sponsors, volunteers, guests and other participants be considerate and respectful to all members and refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech. Please note, if you register a guest for the meeting, you may be held responsible for the actions of the guest. Violations of this policy should be reported to meeting staff.

WBC reserves the right to remove any individual from attendance or other participation in any WBC sponsored event without prior warning or refund, and to take additional action as determined necessary, up to and including expulsion from participation in ASBC or Master Brewers. Any course of action recommended by WBC is final.

Waiver of Liability

You assume all risks associated with, resulting from, or arising in connection with, attendance at and/or participation, in any capacity, in the meeting or any meeting-related activities, including, without limitation, all risks of theft, loss, harm, damage, illness or sickness (including those caused by known or unknown infectious or communicable disease such as COVID, H1N1, or other illness or sickness caused by bacteria, fungi, microorganisms or viruses), or injury to the person (including death) or property damage, whether caused by negligence, intentional act, accident, act of God, or otherwise, and whether occurring before, during or after the meeting.

You further agree that neither WBC nor its agents, officers, staff, members, or contractors shall be liable for illness, sickness or injuries to the person (including death) or loss or damage to property resulting from, occurring at or arising out of the meeting or meeting-related activities, including but not limited to any education sessions presented in connection with the meeting, or for any indirect, incidental, consequential, special, punitive or exemplary damages. You further release and discharge such persons and entities from, and covenant not to sue such persons and entities with respect to, any and all risks, injuries, losses, damages and liabilities described herein.

You further agree that the maximum liability of WBC to you arising from your registration, participation, and attendance at the meeting shall be the return of your fees paid to WBC.

Force Majeure

If WBC is prevented from carrying out its obligations as it pertains to any event as a result of any cause outside of our control, or the event cannot be conducted virtually because of a software issue or issue with the hosting platform, WBC shall have the right to immediately terminate all or a portion of the event without liability and shall be relieved of its obligations to any registrant. An event outside of our control includes, but is not limited to: acts of God, strikes or labor disputes, government requisitions, restrictions or war or apparent act of war, terrorism, disaster, civil disorder, epidemic or pandemic curtailment or restriction on transportation. If the event is terminated due to Force Majeure occurrence before the first day of the event, WBC will reschedule the event and your registration fee will be applied to the rescheduled event.

Legal Drinking Age in the United States

The legal drinking age in the United States is 21 years old. By registering for WBC you guarantee that you are 21 years of age or older. Minors under the age 21 will not be allowed to attend any of the event’s program or functions, including but not limited to the technical sessions, hospitality suite, exhibition, and receptions. Please note, you must be able to produce current, valid identification at any point during the event up request.

Limitations on Use

By registering for a paid WBC event, you agree not to share, sell or trade your access. By registering for a WBC event you agree not to sell, trade, transfer, or share your complimentary access link and/or code, unless such transfer is granted by WBC. If WBC determines that you have violated this policy, WBC may cancel your access, retain any payments made by you, charge an additional fee, and/or prohibit you from attending future events.

Recording, Live Streaming, and Videotaping

To encourage open communication and the sharing of unpublished data and ideas participants agree to not record, broadcast, video, post to social media or otherwise distribute sessions at any WBC events without the consent of the presenter.


Booking a room at a contracted hotel under the official WBC room block benefits you and it supports the sponsoring associations. When you "book within the block," you help our organization secure future meeting sites, you enable us to provide some important features that participants have come to enjoy, and you help keep the meeting registration fees lower. Please book responsibly.

By selecting the housing discount during registration, if available, you are agreeing to stay at the event hotel in exchange for a $100 discount on your registration fee. If you choose other accommodations after registration and/or we are unable to confirm your stay, you will be charged an additional $100 after the event. In accordance with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) you are consenting to WBC's use of your information solely for the purpose of communicating with you and the hotel regarding your room reservations and related services.

​WBC is aware of companies pretending to be the “official” WBC housing company, offering special non-refundable rates, and requesting credit card information. There is NO company that is authorized to solicit directly by telephone for hotel bookings or special discounts. We encourage attendees to book directly with our contracted hotel via the reservation link on the hotel travel page.​

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