Next Generation Conference | NBWA: America's Beer Distributors

NBWA's Sixth Annual Next Generation Success in Leadership Conference will take place Aug. 5 - 7, 2018, in Austin, Texas. Find out more in our conference brochure.


The Hyatt Regency Austin is the official hotel for this year's Next Generation Success in Leadership Conference. You can reserve your room online, or by calling the Hyatt Regency Austin at (512) 477-1234. The room rate is $185+ tax per night.

When making your travel arrangements, it is imperative to know:

  • Important conference content runs all the way through Tuesday, August 7 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Directly following the conference, NBWA is excited to invite you to engage in business conversations with beer industry professionals at Brewbound’s Brew Talks Next Generation 2018, presented by Dogfish Head. The meet up will take place from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. on August 7 and will include two discussions focused on the business of beer, ample networking time and Dogfish brews. 

Schedule of Events

Sunday, Aug. 5  
7:00 - 10:00 p.m. Welcome Reception & Next Gen Jam Band Performance
Monday, Aug. 6  
7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - noon Education Sessions
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Education Sessions
7:00 - 10:00 p.m. Networking Beers & Dinner
Tuesday, Aug. 7  
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - noon Education Sessions
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Education Sessions
4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Optional Event: Brew Talks Next Generation 2018
Separate registration required.

Last Year's Conference

NBWA’s Fifth Annual Next Generation Success in Leadership Conference took place Aug. 6-8, 2017, in Boston, Mass. Be sure to check out photos and a video recap of the event below.

How to Join NBWA's Next Generation Group

If you are a next generation leader in your business, we invite you to join the NBWA Next Generation Group. All NBWA distributor members are eligible to become members of the group. 

To join, please contact NBWA Manager, Member Programs and Meetings Maggie Moreland at Once added to the group, members will receive next generation newsletters, member communications and information about upcoming events.