Lecture Series

Proposal Submissions are now Open 

Each year, World of Coffee welcomes industry respected experts who inspire, educate and motivate nearly 7,000 coffee professionals to reach for their goals and expand their coffee knowledge. 

Lecture presenters are carefully vetted experts who are highly enthusiastic about their area of expertise and have a strong desire to share that knowledge for the betterment of the industry. 

Deadline for lecture proposal submissions is Monday 23 April 2018.

SCA is now accepting lecture proposals in the following categories: 

Humanities & Social Sciences (NEW for 2018!)Topics pertaining to society and the relationships among individuals within a society; this is a new lecture category in place to explore some of the multi-disciplinary study and progressive discussions taking place within the specialty coffee community and beyond around the development, structure, and functioning of human society. 

SustainabilityHuman, economic, environmental and social issues related to sustainable coffee production and consumption. 

Science and InnovationResearch, technological advancement and discoveries that help us to understand and make coffee better. 

Coffee Farming & ProcessingTopics relating to coffee production, including farming, farm labor, processing and export. 

Roasting & RetailingSubjects specifically relating to coffee roasting or retailing, including trends, roaster and barista culture, technology, retail design, craft, business management and techniques. 

Trading & CommerceStrategy, tactics and case studies relating to business, finance, product development, marketing and trade of coffee. 


For information on categories and topics, and proposal submission requirements

Rules and Regulations on SCA Lecture Series 


Any enquiries contact Matt Slater - matt@worldcoffeeevents.org