We believe that Beer Stein College is the most effective venue, that you will ever be able to attend, to learn about our hobby. No large crowds - usually about 40 or less. In fact, that is generally the cut off point for attendance. We want the participants to be up close and personal with the speakers and their subjects.
Our Format is Structured, but Informal
The conference room opens at 8:00 AM for your convenience. Bring your stein for "show and tell" into the main room with you.
We officially kick off the meeting at 9:00 AM on both days and everyone should be in their seats a couple of minutes prior to that. Introductions and other announcements will then commence on time.
During each of the sessions (morning and afternoon) there will be two or three scheduled discussion topics of approximately 30 to 45 minutes each. Between each sharing, the moderator will call on attendees, one at a time to come up and talk about the show and tell they brought. Please bring only one to talk about because we want to give everyone an opportunity to share. Open group discussion about each stein is encouraged for the education of every attendee. We break for lunch at Noon and are back promptly at 1:00. From 1:00 to 2:00 there are stein sales and socializing. From 2:00 to 5:00 the same format is followed as the morning session. For dinner you have the option of going to dinner with the group (much fun), or doing dinner on your own (lonely). Later, the hospitality room is opened for a while.
There are only two rules. You must bring a show and tell and you don't talk out of order during the information sharing.
Constructive interactive discussion is encouraged. The moderator will direct the discussion. It works, and it is both fun and educational.
Speakers and Topics
Speakers and topics are determined prior to each event. If you would like to suggest a topic, or volunteer to share, click on the underlined links.