Tales of the Cocktail 2023®

Further your career at the world’s leading cocktail conference — July 23-28, 2023!

With hundreds of opportunities developed specifically for industry professionals from bartenders to distillers, Tales of the Cocktail® is the drinks industry’s annual meeting place for exchanging new ideas, products, and techniques featuring in-person education, tastings, networking, and awards programming.

Since 2002, the global spirits community has gathered in the heart of the French Quarter for Tales of the Cocktail®. What started as an annual walking tour of historic New Orleans cocktail bars has now become the world’s leading cocktail conference.

Have an idea that will inspire spirits professionals?

Start your seminar proposal today and let Tales of the Cocktail® be your platform to connect with the global cocktail community!

Whether it’s a topic on new spirits techniques, equity and inclusion, or business insights — submit the seminar topics you want to see held at the world’s leading cocktail conference and be a part of evolving needs of the hospitality industry

The 2023 Seminar Proposal Period closes December 1, 2022 at 11:59 PM CT.

Tales of the Cocktail® 2022

2022 Event Recap

2022 Official Sponsors

Tales of the Cocktail FAQs

Please see the event and ticketing full FAQs [HERE]

What is Tales of the Cocktail®?

Who Attends Tales of the Cocktail?

How old do you have to be to attend?

Do you have to have the COVID-19 vaccination to attend?

What are valid proofs of COVID-19 vaccine or negative tests?

What is the cost to attend Tales of the Cocktail New Orleans?

How to qualify for a Tasting Room Wristband:

Where do I get my wristband for the event?

How do I pre-register to Tales?

What do I need to pick up my wristband with my tickets on it at Registration?

How do I get access to the Virtual Tales of the Cocktail Platform?

I do not see my question on the FAQ document:

2022 Theme: PROGRESS

prog·ress /prəˈɡres/

(1): to move forward: PROCEED
(2): to develop to a higher, better, or more advanced stage

PROGRESS illustrates the adaptive change of the drinks industry. Tales of the Cocktail Foundation is inspired to embrace this theme in 2022 to showcase the transformative atmosphere and nature of our community. 


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