Tickets on sale for 2023 Tales of the Cocktail

Ticket sales have opened for Tales of the Cocktail 2023 (TOTC), and this year’s conference agenda has also been revealed, with another dynamic line-up of events and seminars on offer.

This year TOTC celebrates its 21st anniversary, and this celebratory occasion will take place from 23-28 July with ‘Vitalise’ bring the 2023 conference theme.

Conference-goers can choose from a variety of daily and weekly ticket passes, discounted bartender passes, event tickets, and complimentary tickets to Tales’ philanthropic- and wellness-focused events, including Beyond the Bar and the Days of Service. Complete details about the variety of ticket options can be accessed on Tales’ ticketing platform

“We are thrilled to welcome attendees back to Tales of the Cocktail with a diverse lineup of signature programming that meets the ever-changing needs and interests of our community,” said Eileen Wayner, TOTCF CEO.

“It’s our honor to be the industry’s annual meeting place, and we look forward to once again hosting an incredible group of talent and participants in our home city of New Orleans.”

This year’s TOTC will feature more than 68 educational sessions, including seminars, workshops, and exclusive tastings across Tales’ three educational streams (Business, Culture and Beyond the Bar), which will be presented by over 175 industry leaders.

This year, the TOTC seminar schedule is proudly led by over 60 per cent women and/or BIPOC presenters, as well as over 40 per cent international presenters from countries including Australia, China, India, Netherlands, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, and more. 

Highlights from this year’s seminar schedule include:


  • A Mob of Mentors: Global “PechaKucha” Showcase with Lauren Mote and Sean Kenyon
  • Black, Brown & Beyond: Success Stories & Opportunities Beyond The Multicultural Brand Ambassador with Joseph Solis
  • Breaking Barriers, Boosting Profits: How Women in Leadership Drive Business Growth with Kaitlin Wilkes Back
  • Empowering Hospitality Businesses to Resist Gentrification & Invest in Their Neighborhoods with Jenny Dorsey
  • Legacy Knowledge: How to Share & Train with Meaghan Dorman
  • Sales of the Cocktail: How ‘Premiumisation’ is Driving a Cocktail Boom with Jacob Briars


  • Africa is Now! with Colin Appiah and Leah Van Deventer
  • An Improbable Hero: How the Irish Coffee Saved Irish Whiskey with Noah Rothbaum and David Wondrich
  • Exclusive Tasting: It’s All Agave with Emma Janzen and Susan Coss
  • Koji Fermented Spirits 101 with Stephen Lyman and Toshio Euno 
  • New World Whisky: The Category you Can’t Afford to Ignore with Becky Paskin
  • Scented Cocktails: The Science of Pairing Cocktails and Perfume with Dr. Kevin Peterson
  • Spirits of the Trees: Acerum, Arrack, and Ogogoro with Brian Hoefling

Beyond the Bar

  • “Do you even like whisky?” The Barriers Holding Women Back in the Industry with Becky Paskin
  • Not All Heroes Wear Capes — Navigating the Challenges of Parenthood in Hospitality with Jenny Feldt 
  • Queer Hospitality: Moving from the Safe Space to the Celebrated Space with Blake Cole 
  • The Truer Vision: Diversity As The Pathway to Profitability with Jackie Summers and Dr. Hoby Wedler
  • This is What Indigenous Representation Looks Like with Chockie Tom

Full details about this year’s conference program and the variety of ticket options can be accessed on Tales’ ticketing platform

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