With Orchestrate2016 right around the corner, we wanted to provide a little preview of what attendees can expect this year:
A little Orchestrate history
Orchestrate is an annual 3-day conference in Portland, OR focused on the business side of craft beverage manufacturing. It’s also the largest annual event for Orchestrated users to gather in one place to learn, collaborate, network and contribute to the future of brewery and distillery-specific software.
Orchestrate is an immersive 3-day experience for both current users and potential prospects to deepen their knowledge of Orchestrated through various workshops, training, how-to sessions, customer-led panels or impromptu brainstorming sessions.
But it’s not just about learning. Orchestrate provides the perfect environment to network with fellow users and vendors, strategize and ask questions, all while experiencing the best craft beer, spirits and food that Portland has to offer.
Whether you’re an OBeer customer already or you’re exploring OBeer for the future: don’t miss this opportunity to optimize your investment in Orchestrated and learn about the premier brewery management software platform
More than 200 have already pre-registered, with another 100 expected to attend. Check out the preview video from last year’s conference:
Pre-conference seminars provide the perfect excuse to extend your stay in Portland. Come a few days early to Learn MRP, Crystal Reports or attend an Accounting or Production Bootcamp.
Here’s a quick rundown of the available pre-conference classes:
Accounting Boot camp: Dive into the basics of accounting and sales functionality within Orchestrate in this all day boot camp.
Production Boot camp: In this full day boot camp style class, you’ll learn all the basics of the production process, as well as other valuable logical tools for the brewery floor.
2-Day MRP Training: Spend 2 days learning how to implement MRP at your brewery. Then test your new knowledge on a demo database followed by setting up your own database to be MRP ready… with the assistance from Orchestrated staff members, of course.
Crystal Reports Training: Learn how to create, edit, and run your own custom reports using SAP Crystal Reports and Orchestrated.
Opening Welcome Reception at The Evergreen
Join us Wednesday night for the Orchestrate 2016 Welcome Reception at the Evergreen PDX, located directly above Portland’s premium craft beer bar: The Loyal Legion.
- Sip on great beers donated by members of the Orchestrated community
- Play games (cornhole, giant jenga & foosball, etc.)
- Munch on great food from some of Portland’s best restaurants like Grassa, Pok Pok and Lardo
- A special guest appearance to “Keep Portland Weird.”
Learn, network & engage with 40+ sessions
We’ve got a full slate of sessions spanning 7 different categories including:
- Ask the Experts – 30 minutes of Q&A w/ a product expert
- Beginner Overview sessions – Overview sessions for beginners
- Get More Sessions – Optimize your current add-ons & features
- Product Overview
- Regional Forums – discussions by region
- Sponsored Speaking sessions
Check out the conference website for full descriptions or to customize your schedule.
New Regional Forums
We’re rolling out “Regional forums” at Orchestrate 2016 to provide opportunities to meet other members in their region, as well as get a preview of our new Customer Care Program.
Spend the session brainstorming new Orchestrated features, sharing best practices and hearing what’s to come as Orchestra appoints our new Customer Care Manager. Special swag to help keep participants in touch!
Sponsored Beer Stations
Beer sponsors will be featured during daily happy hours and the Welcome Reception. Big thanks to our beer sponsors like Buoy Beer Co., Full Sail Brewing, Knee Deep Brewing and others for providing a wide sampling of great beer to keep the conference and conversations flowing.
We’ll also have the perfect hangover cure with Kombucha on tap during the morning sessions thanks to the awesome folks at Bend-based Humm Kombucha.
Sponsor Exhibitor Hall
We expanded on last year’s sponsor list to include a full blown exhibitor hall so you can get more 1-on-1 time with the vendors you currently work or establish new relationships.
This year’s sponsors & exhibitors include:
- Baker Tilly – Consulting Services
- HighJump – Barcoding/WMS
- ShipCompliant – Compliance
- ProLeit/BrewMaxx – Brewery Automation
- Keg ID – Keg Tracking
- Crafting a Strategy – Business Curriculum
- FMD Architects – Brewery design
- Live Oak Bank – Financing
- Citrix – IT
- Crosby Hop Farm
- NSI Newlands – Brewery Equipment
- The Crowler – Growler meet can
- VIP (Vermont Information Processing)- Sale data
- Crown – Packaging
Be sure to check out the full agenda descriptions here. It’s also not too late to register. Hope to see you in Portland!