Friday, July 22 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
#SEDTalks: Bars & Brands Edition

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#SEDTalks , Tales of the Cocktail's TED Talks (but centered around Spirits, Education & Development of the mixology community) are back! #SEDTalks is ground-breaking new information and new perspectives, presented by the sharpest minds in our industry for no more than 15 minutes each. #SED Talks: Bars & Brands Edition is a 90-minute slot comprising 6 talks, ranging from why London hotel bars are cool to psychological priming & visibility in the on-trade, and from how savvy bars use social media effectively to how to crowdfund your brand (presented by someone why raised $45,784 in less than a month on Kickstarter). Join us! (And don't miss our sister session, #SEDTalks: Cocktails, Spirits & The Bartender Edition).

#SED Speakers:

  • Rebekkah Dooley: The Tipping Point - Mapping the Trends of London Bars

  • Audrey Fort: Naming 101 for Bars, Brands & Companies

  • Oron Lerner: Priming & Visibility In The On-Trade

  • Naomi Levy: Money - Not a Four-Letter Word

  • Sarah Lohman: Distilling Brooklyn

  • Carin Luna-Ostaseski: How to Crowdfund Your Beverage Project 

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Philip Duff

Director, Old Duff Genever
Director of Education for Tales of the Cocktail, bar & beverage consultant, founder of door 74 (Amsterdam), in-demand spirits educator, but I never talk about my work at the orphan dolphin sanctuary, do you hear? Never.

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Rebekkah Dooley

Head of Bar Communications, London Edition
I am the Head of Bar Communications at London Edition, working primarily with the Punch Room team but also Berners Tavern and Lobby Bar. I founded The London Sessions last year, and I do freelance work for London bars including Peg + Patriot. I worked at Callooh Callay for 6 years... Read More →
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Audrey Fort

Co-Founder, The Rooster Factory
A multilingual globetrotter, bon vivant, cocktails lover, Audrey is a worthy overseas representative of the French Art de Vivre. With a Masters degree in English, Russian and international trade under her belt, she spent a first decade exporting and managing French luxury goods such... Read More →
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Oron Lerner

Owner, French57
Oron is the owner and bartender of the newly opened French57 bar in Tel Aviv, bringing New Orleans vibes to the middle east, paying homage to the cocktails originating from New Orleans past and present and to the French 75 bar specifically. Before the French57 bar, Oron helped... Read More →
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Naomi Levy

Naomi Levy is one of Boston’s most promising young bartenders. Starting at the age of 17, she was hooked by the pace and rhythm of restaurant service and drawn to the drama and challenges of the bar. In 2008, Naomi was part of the opening team at Hungry Mother, where she remained... Read More →
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Sarah Lohman

Four Pounds Flour
Dubbed an “historic gastronomist,” Lohman recreates historic recipes as a way to make a personal connection with the past. She chronicles her explorations in culinary history on her blog, FourPoundsFlour.com, and her work has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street... Read More →
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Carin Luna-Ostaseski

Founder and CEO, SIA Scotch Whisky
My passion is Scotch Whisky. I love introducing friends and strangers to this delicious spirit. I love that it's a sit-down and have a conversation kind of a drink, reminds us to go slow and enjoy the time. I created SIA Scotch Whisky as a way to introduce my friends to an approachable... Read More →

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Tales of the Cocktail

Founded in 2002, Tales of the Cocktail® has grown from a small gathering of cocktail lovers into the world’s premier cocktail festival. Each year the international spirits industry is welcomed to New Orleans for a week of seminars, tastings, networking events and much more. With... Read More →

Friday July 22, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm CDT
La Nouvelle Orleans West at the Hotel Monteleone