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2011 Conference – The 35th Annual SWE Conference
We are already planning next year’s great conference event so mark your calendars now!
Crowne Plaza Hotel – Providence, Rhode Island, August 3rd-5th, 2011
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Providence-Warwick (Airport)
801 Greenwich Avenue- Warwick, RI 02886
Room Rate: $119 Single/Double Occupancy
Hotel Front Desk: 1-401-732-6000 | Hotel Fax: 1-401-739-5715
CLICK HERE for the Crowne Plaza website
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SWE 2011 Conference Request for Proposals
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The 35th Annual SWE Conference
Providence, Rhode Island
August 3-5, 2011
Rhode Island may be small, but it packs a cultural and scenic punch. Within Rhode Island’s borders is one of the largest concentrations of historic landmarks in the nation, a vibrant arts and cultural scene, miles of pristine coastline and some of the most acclaimed dining establishments in the country.
Providence is never more than a 30-minute drive from anywhere in the state – from the beaches of Narragansett to the City-by-the-Sea, Newport, to the farms and bucolic beauty of Northwestern Rhode Island.
With their vineyards making a mark on New England’s wine industry and the prestigious Johnson & Wales’ College of Culinary Arts, Rhode Island is a fantastic setting for our 35th Annual Conference.
This conference will highlight food and wine pairing and we will be working closely with Johnson & Wales to provide cutting-edge, educational sessions featuring the best new ideas on the subject.
For more information on how to participate in the 2011 conference, including…
- Wines of the World (formerly International Tasting)
- Creative Cocktails (formerly Art of the Cocktail Walk Around)
- Silent Auction
For additional information, or to register for conference, please contact:
Andrew Knerr, Meetings and Events Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Prepare yourself for what is sure to be one of our most memorable, informative and exciting conferences ever! Rediscover Rhode Island will begin with a medley of exciting pre-conference events. See below for an overview of what is planned for this year…
Certified Wine Educator (CWE) Preview 9:00am-5:00pm: This seminar will consist of helpful tips, techniques and practice exams to get those interested in taking the CWE exam prepared. All portions of the exam will be covered, with a large focus on the essay portion of the exam.
Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) Preview 9:00am-2:00pm: This seminar is designed to help participants prepare for the CSW exam. Participants will be provided with an overview of each topic area, along with study tips and exam-taking strategies.
PLEASE NOTE: This session is a Preview, not a Review; due to the volume of material covered in the CSW Study Guide, not all content will be covered in this session.
Certified Specialist of Spirits (CSS) Intensive 1:00pm-5:00pm: In this seminar participants will go through the distillation process as well as learn about the major spirit types and categories. This seminar is helpful to those preparing for the CSS exam.
Certified Wine Educator (CWE) Exam 8:30am–2:30pm
Johnson & Wales University Food and Wine Day 9:00am-2:00pm: Spend the day with culinary extraordinaires, as you learn how to prepare authentic; Italian, French, Peruvian, or Asian cuisines! Then get to taste your creations.
Class options are:
Option 1: The Italian class with Chef Frank Terranova *limit 16 registrants*
Option 2: French cooking with Chef George O’ Palenick *limit 16 registrants*
Option 3: Chef Neal Pal with Asian Cuisine *limit 16 registrants*
Option 4: Peruvian themed Foods! *limit 16 registrants*
Bartending (mixology) Intensive 11:00am-3:00pm: Learn bartending techniques in your own personal state of the art bar station lab from a leading Mixologist and Spirits professional. Also create and name your very own cocktail. **Class is limited to 20 registrants only**
Wine and Dine Around 7:30pm-10:30pm: Dine and enjoy one of four of Rhode Island’s most celebrated restaurants. Participants will choose from the following:
Option 1:Nick’s on Broadway
This contemporary American restaurant is known for serving seasonally inspired foods. *limit 20 registrants*
This Providence favorite is known for using the freshest ingredients when preparing their authentic cuisine.*limit 20 registrants*
Option 3:Hemenway’s Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar – A very upscale and chic restaurant with award winning cuisine.*limit 20 registrants *
Option 4:Al Forno’s
Al Forno’s is known for serving dishes that are re-crafted to reflect the products of New England’s farms and waters.*limit 20 registrants*
Transportation to and from the restaurants will be provided.
Main Conference begins on August 3rd and ends on August 5th. In addition to all of the remarkable sessions we have planned this year, you can look forward to these events:
Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) Exam 9:00am-10:00am
Certified Specialist of Spirits (CSS) Exam 9:00am-10:00am
Water and Wine Seminar 10:15am-11:15am Hosted by the International Division of Nestle Waters North America. Learn how water and wine selections, influence the quality of food.
Wines of Portugal Plenary Luncheon and Seminar 12:00pm-3:00pm Enjoy a wonderful luncheon in the Garden Pavilion while learning of Portugal’s brilliant assortment of wines. Discover how Portuguese wines can compliment various palates.
Creative Cocktails 7:30pm- 9:00pm It started as a one-time event and it has now turned into one of the annual conference’s most popular events! Join is for demonstrations, distributors, great food and networking with some of the industry’s top wine and spirit professionals. Don’t miss out on one of the conference’s hottest events!
Choose from a variety of professional development seminars with some of the best speakers in the wine and spirits industry.
Wines of the World 7:30pm-9:00pm: Sample some of the most exotic and rare wines the world has to offer. Tempt your palate and excite your senses at this event being held at Johnson and Wales University
Rediscover Rhode Island Gala 7:00pm-9:00pm: Come celebrate the close of the 35th Annual SWE Conference with a salute to Rhode Island. Enter for a chance to win a trip to next year’s conference in San Mateo, CA, win one of 35 great prizes and dance the night away to a local band. Sessions may be over but our final night’s event will have you saying next year can’t come fast enough.
Raffle Mania: Purchase tickets for drawings to win a trip to next year’s conference plus other great prizes!
Saturday, August 6th
New England Winery and Sightseeing Tour
Wait! It’s not over yet. For those who want the post-conference experience, there is more! On Saturday, join us as we take you on a journey to Greenvale Vineyards. Enjoy lunch, take a mansion tour, and listen to live jazz while sipping fine wine on this divine tour to historic and picturesque Newport, Rhode Island.
Registration will open on April 22nd, so sign up as soon as possible as sessions fill up quickly!
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