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Inaugural Social Responsibility Symposium

By Genevieve Porter posted 05-27-2021 15:26


Registration opens June 15, 2021
$25 per person/day  |  $50 for the entire three-day symposium

The USBG Foundation recognizes the interest in, and need for, a dedicated symposium to address diversity and inclusion, interpersonal violence, stress recognition and management, and many other personal development related topics that may be applicable to people who work in the hospitality industry. Along with education sessions, this symposium will provide interactive workshop sessions, and local community organization resources. The symposium will be presented in a safe and engaging online environment that participants can plan to attend no matter what the public health situation brings in August of 2021. Our goal is to bring together topic experts and participants from all parts of the hospitality industry for three days of learning, engagement, and knowledge building.

The United States Bartenders’ Guild focuses on professional growth during their conferences, and now the USBG Foundation is bringing people together to focus on personal and team growth opportunities during this symposium. Topics to be presented include stress recognition & management, intervention, breaking down groupthink, interpersonal violence, conflict resolution, interpersonal relationships, and generosity.

Following the guidance of the United States Bartenders’ Guild’s Belonging, Representation, Inclusion, Diversity, Generosity, and Encouragement (BRIDGE) initiative, the USBG Foundation is committed to including presenters from diverse social and other identities, including BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color), experts, speakers, and trainers.

We will be welcoming participants to our new online conference platform. If you are registered, you will have the opportunity to mingle in the conference hall with other participants, engage with speakers during live Q&A sessions, as well as visit virtual sponsor lounges. We are thrilled to be able to enhance and upgrade your symposium experience with this new platform. We look forward to you joining us August 2-4, 2021.

More information can be found HERE. Regular programming updates will be available on this blog as well as on social media @usbgncf.

For questions regarding program sponsorship, please reach out to Sheila Rosario at For questions about registration or anything else other program-related, please reach out to Genevieve Porter at

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