​​​Attendee Resources​

Bookmark this section for resources to help you get the most out of WBC Connect 2020.

Virtual Meeting Guide Technical Troubleshooting Guide

  • Upgrade Your Registration Tier

    You can upgrade your registration at any time during the congress. Upgrade to a Premium or Boudnless tier by simply modifying your current registration level. You will have the ability to upgrade your registration until November 8, 2020.​

    Modify Registration
  • Tips for Your​ ​​Virtual Meeting Experience

    Follow these tips to get the most out of your virtual meeting experience. 

    Tip #1: Find A Quiet Space

    The best way to get the most out of your virtual meeting experience is to ensure that you are carving time out of your day to fully immerse yourself in all online programming and activities. Consider requesting time off work and attending from the privacy of a home office or other quiet space. Things you can do to keep distractions at bay, include:

    • Setting devices to "do not disturb" mode
    • Putting away reminders of things that could interfere with your attention, such as keeping to-do lists or household chores out of your view
    • Closing out of email and instant messaging programs on your computer
    • Making roommates, family members, or coworkers aware of your meeting schedule so they know not to disturb you during the times you are participating

    Creating an atmosphere that allows you to devote your full attention to online activities will allow you to make the most of the time you spend at WBC Connect 2020.​

    Tip #2: ​ Familiarize yourself with Zoom

    Our virtual meeting will hold our sessions through Zoom​. The Zoom platform is compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android, although the layout will be slightly different depending on whether you are viewing from your desktop or a mobile device. If you haven't used Zoom, you may want to familiarize yourself with the platform prior to the meeting. If you are planning on using a device that is owned and licensed by your workplace or institution, you should also ensure that Zoom is one of their authorized platforms. If it is not, you will want to plan accordingly.

    We realize that you may not always be able to join us from a space free from unfolded laundry or your kid's toys. To help, we've created a variety of WBC virtual backgrounds that you can download and use throughout the meeting. See the section on this page for "Special WBC Virtual Backgrounds."

    Tip #3: Download and print a "Do Not Disturb" sign​​

    Our first tip suggests that you can keep distractions out of your annual meeting experience by letting your roommates, family members or coworkers know not to disturb you during the times you are participating in WBC Connect 2020.

    To assist in those efforts, we've created a variety of punny "Do Not Disturb" signs for you to download and tape to your office door, cube wall – or even the side of your headboard – to let others know that you are engaging in important education offerings. View and download the following special signs from a below section on this page. We hope you enjoy using these as much as we enjoyed creating them!

  • Special WBC Virtual Backgrounds

    We’ve designed a special set of WBC Connect 2020 virtual backgrounds for you to use during the congress. Simply download any of the images below and set them as your Zoom background!

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    How to add a virtual background in Zoom:*

    Step 1: When you are in a meeting, you should see the "Start/Stop Video" button in the left bottom corner of the Zoom browser.

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    Step 2: Click on the carrot symbol (^) to bring up the options for Videos. Here you will see the option to select "Choose Virtual Background."

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    Step 3: The Setting window will open on the Virtual Background settings.

    Step 4: To add a new background, click on the plus (+)  sign above the Virtual Background gallery. Choose "Add Image" then upload the virtual background image from the desktop/computer location where you previously downloaded and saved one of the above WBC backgrounds.

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    Step 5: Choose your new image from the gallery and your video previewer should update with your WBC virtual background!

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    *Please note that not every computer/device will have the capability to enable virtual backgrounds. We recommend that you test your ability to upload a virtual background prior to when you intend to use it.​

  • Printable "Do Not Disturb" Signs

    View, download, and print any of the following signs to let roommates, coworkers and family members know to turn and walk the other way when you're participating in valuable WBC Connect 2020 sessions. With options for full color, black & white, A4 and U.S. letter sizes, you can find a sign that works for most printers worldwide

    Bad Yeast

    Do Not Disturb. Your distractions are as welcome as bad yeast.

    U.S. Letter-Full Color
    U.S. Letter-B&W
    A4-Full Color

    Favorite Brewer

    Virtual meeting in session. Your favorite brewer is unavailable right now.

    U.S. Letter-Full Color
    U.S. Letter-B&W
    A4-Full Color

    Mind is Steeping

    Do Not Disturb. My mind is steeping.

    U.S. Letter-Full Color
    U.S. Letter-B&W
    A4-Full Color

    Hop Away

    Attending WBC Connect 2020.

    U.S. Letter-Full Color
    U.S. Letter-B&W A4-Full Color

    Pretend I'm in MPLS

    I should be in Minneapolis right now at my favorite brewing meeting. But I’m on Zoom right now at my favorite brewing meeting. Pretend I’m in Minneapolis and Do Not Disturb.

    U.S. Letter-Full Color
    U.S. Letter-B&W
    A4-Full Color

  • Get Social During the Meeting​

    Keep your finger on the pulse of the meeting, locate your favorite sessions, view and post photos, and exchange ideas on social media. Tag #WORLDBREWINGCONGRESS to share your congress experiences!​​


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