DISCUS is committed to providing the industry, and particularly its members, with unparalleled access to education, networking opportunities and advocacy efforts through its live events. DISCUS events spark the in-depth and thought-provoking conversations that will grow your business and drive the industry forward.

DISCUS Annual Conference

March 4-6, 2024

San Diego, CA

Registration is now open! The DISCUS Annual Conference is the premiere event for America’s spirits industry leaders, decision makers and supply chain partners. We are thrilled to collaborate with Women of the Vine & Spirits (WOTVS) on our fifth Annual Conference on March 4-6, 2024, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.
This collaboration between DISCUS and WOTVS will provide an opportunity to interweave the four pillars of WOTVS across the conference – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Business Development & Innovation, Leadership Development, and Community Building, which will complement DISCUS’ robust conference programming.

2023 Conference RECAP

Relive the magic of the windy city and our 50th Anniversary Celebration! Access 2023 DISCUS Annual Conference content, videos, and pictures.

Public Policy Conference

The American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) and Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) brought together more than 200 distillers from 41 states to participate in more than 120 scheduled virtual congressional visits with their home state legislators to discuss the economic impact of the industry and other policy issues. Senior officials from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA), and Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) addressed participants. The conference closed with a virtual toast honoring World Central Kitchen with the first-ever Humanitarian Spirit Award and raising a glass with Shannon Mustipher, winner of Tales of the Cocktail Pioneer Award. Thank you to all who joined us for a memorable two days of advocacy!

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