With more than 50 confirmed speakers, registration is now open for the International Cool Climate Wine Symposium (ICCWS), which takes place in Canada from July 12 to 16, 2020. The event is being planned by Brock University’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) alongside its research and industry partners across the country.
Confirmed speakers include acclaimed international wine academics and experts. The 10th installment of the symposium will focus on how climate change is driving innovation in the grape and wine industry, with conference sessions including viticulture, oenology, wine business and science communication.
Nobel prize-winning physicist Brian Schmidt has been named as the opening keynote speaker. He is an expert in issues of climate change and has his own cool climate vineyard and winery.
This is the first time the conference has come to Canada. The federal government is supporting ICCWS with $250,000 in funding through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.
In addition to the conference sessions at Brock, those attending will also have the opportunity to participate in pre- and post-conference programming that will showcase Canada’s wine regions and be introduced to Canadian wines and local culinary offerings through a number of special events.
Early bird pricing is now available at $800, which gives delegates the chance to save $350 off the total conference fee and includes access to research seminars, masterclasses, wine tastings and workshops.
Register and learn more about the conference at iccws2020.ca
Source: Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute October 22, 2019 news release