Bakers Journal

International Symposium explores bread’s future

April 9, 2019
By Bakers Journal

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Johnson & Wales University Charlotte will host their third annual International Symposium on Bread, presented with their platinum sponsor, Puratos.

This year, the Symposium will be in the form of a hands-on workshop intensive. The purpose is to act upon and generate definitive outcomes from some of the major ideas presented during the first two Symposiums, which were largely academic.

The university has identified three distinct tracks to pursue in this year’s workshop symposium:

  • The Future of Bread Lies in Its Past: New Frontiers in Sourdough Microbiology
  • Local, Ancient, and Heirloom Grains: The Farmer/Miller/Baker Connection in Baking with Landrace, Heirloom, Regionally Specific, and Polycrop Grains
  • Good Bread is Good for You: Wellness and Healthfulness in the Future of Bread

Each of these tracks will be led by a distinguished internationally recognized team of bakers, millers, and educators, and will include both lecture material and two days of hands-on baking designed to create products and prototypes that extend the boundaries of possibility within these three subject areas. In addition, there will be a keynote address on new discoveries in the world of microbiology and their implications on the future of bread, as well a plenary session on emerging technologies in bread production.


To see the schedule, and presentation roster, click here.
Following the opening keynote address on Wednesday, June 12 at 5 p.m., there will be an opening reception hosted by The Big Green Egg. The workshops will then be held on Thursday and Friday until 4 p.m.
Tickets are expected to sell out quickly, so please check your calendars and get your tickets soon. The landing page will also provide a link to the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, next door to Johnson & Wales, where there is a block of rooms available at a reduced rate
Please Note New Cancellation Policy: Cash refunds can only be guaranteed up until May 12. For all cancellations/refund requests after May 12: The Symposium will attempt to facilitate the sale of cancelled tickets utilizing the waiting list. This does not assure any attendees of recouping all or part of the original purchase amount. 

Because of the smaller, more intimate size of this year’s gathering, only 60 tickets will be made available; 20 for each track. Therefore, attendees will have to register for the specific track they wish to take. Awaiting list for sold out tracks are available. Tickets are US$500 plus the EventBrite handling fee. To register, Click here.

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