The most talked about, engaging, and influential gathering for Craft Chocolate is happening in Seattle.
Are you coming?
Presenting the 8th Annual Chocolate Makers UnConference.
One of the most unique and groundbreaking business development conferences in the world today. It's also two-days filled with a lot of fun.
This gathering, rooted in all things chocolate and cacao, is designed for the chocolate professional. Bring questions, share experience, collaborate with colleagues - network with new friends and grow your vision.
Celebrate - Educate - Connect
CHOCOLATE MAKERS UNCONFERENCE
NOV. 3-4, 2022
CONNECT WITH CLIENTS - NETWORK WITH COLLEAGUES - AND SHARE THE SUCCESS.
There's a lot to love about the Chocolate UnConference, including the networking, business discussions, product tasting, and parties. Come for the UnConference and stay for the NW Chocolate Festival:
- Tour several high profile chocolate facilities
- Connect with industry peers around essential business topics
- Celebrate at social parties during the conference
It's time to experience the UnConference, it's a whole new way of business networking and collaboration.
THURSDAY: FACTORY TOURS
Chocolate Factory Tours. Visit select facilities in the Seattle area that make artisan chocolate and confections. Get a behind the scenes look at large and small scale equipment and operations.
8:00AM - 3:00PM
THURSDAY: VISION FOR THE FUTURE OF CHOCOLATE
UnConference Opening Sessions. The first session will be based on creating a vision for the future of the craft chocolate industry. The visions created here will kickstart the UnConference on Day 2.
3:00PM - 5:00PM
THURSDAY: HAPPY HOUR!
Happy Hour and Welcome Party! Free drinks, social games, and good vibes for all attendees. Network, relax, and socialize with industry peers as we kickoff the 8th Annual Chocolate Makers UnConference.
FRIDAY: KEYNOTE TALKS
Following the Women in Chocolate Breakfast (scroll down for more info on that below), we open Friday with two Keynote Panels. Each panel will have a diverse set of voices focused on a burning topic in our industry. Come and explore with leaders from the artisan chocolate industry.
9:00AM - 11:00AM
FRIDAY: TASTE & DESIGN
Enjoy a Chocolate Product Tasting from todays top craft chocolate makers. Plus, learn new evaluation skills for chocolate products. Groups will also deep-dive into key topics for business growth. Design a chocolate factory, build a marketing plan, tackle shipping challenges - and more.
12:00PM - 5:00PM
FRIDAY: PARTY NIGHT
Official 2022 Launch Party for Northwest Chocolate Festival is happening on Friday night. Trust us: we know how to throw a party! Enjoy live music, free drinks, small bites, networking and entertainment. Mingle and enjoy the celebration to kick off the festival weekend.
5:00PM - 9:00PM
Welcome to the hub of the craft chocolate industry.
The Chocolate Makers UnConference 2022
Get a Single Day Pass or a Two Day Pass or just attend the Friday night official Launch Party!
Come for the UnConference and stay for the festival! Northwest Chocolate Festival happens Saturday + Sunday, you can get a combined pass for both events.
WOMEN IN CHOCOLATE.
Gather for breakfast with women leaders from across the chocolate industry. Share ideas, empower through experience, build strategy, change the world.
CELEBRATE - CONNECT - EMPOWER.
Friday, November 4 from 7:00AM - 9:00AM the Women in Chocolate Breakfast is the place for sharing and networking. This gathering is FREE to all working professionals who identify as women in the chocolate industry.
Join this conversation on leadership, empowerment, diversity, and action. Featuring facilitation by Gillian Goddard of Cross Atlantic Chocolate Collective, Alliance of Rural Communities Trinidad & Tobago, Sun Eaters Organics; along with Arcelia Gallardo of Mission Chocolate; Kim Wilson of Good King Cacao, and women leaders from across the industry.
Registration Required for this session.Click Here to RSVP For the WIC Breakfast
RESERVE YOUR PASS
Choose from six options for UnConference tickets. From a single day attendance, to a two day full access pass, to joining for the entire weekend which includes the world famous Northwest Chocolate Festival, or just attend the party!
FULL WEEKEND PASS
THURSDAY + FRIDAY UNCONFERENCE + ALL WEEKEND NW CHOCOLATE FESTIVALRESERVE PASS
The Chocolate Makers UnConference is a professional conference for members of the artisan chocolate industry.
If you are a consumer with interest in chocolate we invite you to attend the Northwest Chocolate Festival and dive into the robust education program hosted by the festival. At the NW Chocolate Festival there will be workshops, tastings, demos, classes and every workshop will allow the opportunity to ask questions, learn about cacao and chocolate and develop your skillset as a chocolate lover.