We’re aware that many of you are eagerly anticipating the opening of registration for WBC 2020. We are also aware that many of you are still uncertain as to your ability to travel to Minneapolis in August as a result of this global pandemic. Our planning committee is closely monitoring the ever-evolving travel and health advisories of every global region in which our members, attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and presenters reside to determine how to best make our meeting content available to all interested parties.

We aim to provide comprehensive virtual and in-person options for this valuable event before you register. As a result, registration will open as soon as we determine how to best meet the needs of all of our disparate audiences. We will continue to update you on this site as well as in our emails. We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding as we all weather this pandemic together.

R​egistration for all attendees* includes: 

  • 3 days of scientific sessions and poster sessions, including well known, highly respected invited experts and the most recent science taken from the best technical abstract submissions 
  • Saturday Opening Reception and Afterglow
  • Sunday Happy Hour
  • Monday and Tuesday lunches 
  • Tuesday Closing Party: The Great Brewing Get-Together
  • Access to the Hospitality Suite 
  • Unlimited networking opportunities with your colleagues
*This does not apply to Single Day or Badge Share registrations

If you would prefer to register by fax or mail, download and complete the registration form, once available. Once completed, fax or mail the form to:

World Brewing Congress 2020 Registration
3340 Pilot Knob Road
St. Paul, MN 55121, U.S.A.
Fax: +1.651.454.0766

WBC 2020 Registration Rates

by June 25
starting June 26
​Regular  ​$898 $998
​Student  ​$625 $698
​Exhibitor  ​$725 $725​
​Retired  ​$798 $798
​Single Day (limit 1) ​$375 $375
Badge Share ​$998 ​$1,098

Single Day registration includes entrance to all scientific sessions and workshops, posters, networking events, and the hospitality suite ONLY on the day that is purchased.​

Badge Share registration option gives a company or brewery the flexibility to share one full registration between a minimum of two (but up to four) persons at the same company/brewery. ​


As you register, indicate that you will be staying at the Hilton Minneapolis (the official meeting hotel) and SAVE $100 on your registration! This discount does not apply to Student, Single Day, or Badge Share Program registrations.

Optional Ticketed Events

There will be a selection of precongress workshops and field trips that attendees can add to their registration. Additional fees will apply. More information will be posted here as it becomes available. Check back often!

Guest Information

Guests must register and purchase the Guest Bundle, which includes access to the hospitality suite, Saturday's Opening Reception and Afterglow, and Tuesday's Closing Party: The Great Brewing Get-Together. Each Guest Bundle is $289.00. 

Guests are required to have a name badge and ticket to attend ticketed functions and while they are in the hospitality suite. Guests do not have access to the scientific sessions, posters, or exhibit hall. 

Co-workers and business associates are not considered guests and must pay registration fees.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Meeting cancellations MUST be made in writing and received no later than June 26, 2020. Cancellations received by this date are subject to a $75 processing fee; any guest tickets purchased will be fully refunded. Registration and ticketed event cancellations received after June 26, 2020, are NOT subject to a refund. WBC reserves the right to cancel the meeting if a sufficient number of registrations are not received by June 26, 2020. If WBC cancels this meeting, your registration fee will be refunded in full. In the event WBC cancels this meeting, WBC is not liable for nonrefundable airfares or ticket change penalties imposed by the airlines. By registering for this meeting, you agree to the cancellation and refund terms and conditions.

Abstract Presenter Registration Deadline

Every presenter of an oral presentation or poster abstract MUST register by June 25, 2020 or the abstract will be withdrawn from the meeting.

Attendees from Outside the United States​

The United States has updated its visa policies to increase security for citizens and visitors, so the process of applying for your visa may have changed from the last time you applied or may take longer. Please visit the U.S. Visa website for official information. The Department of State encourages ​you to apply for your visa as soon as possible. Some consulates may have backlogs in scheduling visa interviews, so applicants should contact the consulate to find out how long the wait is for an interview. Visa wait times are available at

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 WBC, ASBC, and/or Master Brewers Association.​​​​ Any course of action recommended by WBC is final.