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Thursday, July 21
 

12:30pm

#SEDTalks: Cocktails, Spirits & The Bartender
In just 90 minutes, #SEDTalks presents six separate talks, TED-talks style, offering ground-breaking new information and new perspectives that represent the distilled insights of the sharpest minds in our industry. #SED Talks: Cocktails, Spirits & The Bartender Edition include talks on why blends may be better than single malts, explore why women are an undervalued asset in the bar world, the real secrets of Canadian whisky and how cocktails can be scaled up and still be sustainable. Join us! (And don't miss our sister session, #SEDTalks: Bars & Brands Edition).

#SED Speakers:

  • Summer-Jane Bell: Three Hashtags Walk Into A Bar

  • Davin de Kergommeaux: Fibs People Tell About Canadian Whisky

  • Ian McLaren: The Sustainability of Scale in Cocktails

  • Ivy Mix: Double Income, Not Double Standards

  • Dr. Nicholas Morgan: In Praise of Blending

  • Liza Weisstuch: Hooch Journos Spill Their Secrets 


Moderators
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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.

Speakers
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Summer-Jane Bell

Co Founder, TrophyCocktail Mobile App
Summer-Jane Bell is President of USBG SF (U.S. Bartenders' Guild San Francisco Chapter) and most recently National Brand Ambassador for The House of Angostura®. She's wild about cocktails, adores craft spirits, and is most interested in the space where education and technology interact... Read More →
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Davin de Kergommeaux

Writer & Author, Whisky Canada
Award-winning author of Canadian Whisky: The Portable Expert, contributor and feature writer for Whisky Advocate Magazine, contributing editor for Whisky Magazine, founder, Canadian Whisky Awards, whisky judge, public speaker.
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Ian McLaren

Director Trade Advocacy & Training, Bacardi USA
A proud Scotsman, Ian started his career in the alcohol business straight from school working for an independent wine merchant in his home town of Edinburgh. From here his formative years in the On Premise were spent in the late night scene working in more sticky floored nightclubs... Read More →
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Ivy Mix

Co-Owner and Head Bartender, Leyenda
Ivy Mix is Co­Owner and Head Bartender of Leyenda, her pan­Latin cocktail bar in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, backed by her long­time mentor, Julie Reiner. Leyenda pays tribute to her years of living and bartending in Guatemala, as well as extensive travels throughout all of Latin... Read More →
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Dr. Nicholas Morgan

Head of Whisky Outreach, Diageo
Dr Nicholas Morgan Head of Whisky Outreach, Diageo Dr Nicholas Morgan is Head of Whisky Outreach at Diageo plc, the largest Scotch whisky producer. Nick is an acknowledged authority on the Scotch Whisky business and a frequent speaker at Whisky and Spirits events around the world... Read More →
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Liza Weisstuch

Freelance writer & editor
Liza used to cut math class in high school to hang out in the stairwell and write short stories. Clearly, she heard her calling early in life. Today she works as a freelance writer and editor. Her stories have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Whisky Advocate... Read More →

Sponsors
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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
 

3:00pm

#SEDTalks: Bars & Brands Edition
#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 


Moderators
avatar for Philip Duff

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.

Speakers
avatar for Rebekkah Dooley

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 →

Sponsors
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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 →


 


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