Annual Conference

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The Society of Wine Educator's 42nd Annual Conference will be in the Finger Lakes region of New York August 15th-17th, 2018 at The Woodcliff Hotel and Spa. Conference Registration and Hotel Registration is now open! #SWECONF2018

Conference Highlights Include:

  • CWE Boot Camp
  • Pre-Conference events include: Finger Lakes winery tours and three Master Classes
  • Evening events 
  • Network opportunities
  • Over 50 different seminars

Since 1977, SWE's Annual Conference has provided a unique venue for educators, students, and enthusiasts to convene and learn more about the world of wine and spirits. We hope you'll be able to join us in the Finger Lakes region of New York!  

Please visit our conference registration website for conference information: conference agenda, conference speakers, conference fees, pre-conference events, and evening events.





SWE’s 42nd Annual Conference will take place at the picturesque Woodcliff Hotel and Spa, located close to the Finger Lakes and just 20 minutes from downtown Rochester, New York. 

The Woodcliff Hotel and Spa will offer a discounted room rate of $135 per night for conference attendees. To take advantage of this rate and book a guest room, please call the hotel reservation department at 585-248-4810 and request the Society of Wine Educators Annual Conference 2018 room block. Reservations must be made by July 8, 2018. 

The Woodcliff is located at 199 Woodcliff Drive, Fairport, New York, 14450. Greater Rochester International Airport is the closest airport to the Woodcliff. The hotel offers complimentary airport shuttle service from 7:00am to 11:00pm. Shuttle service must be arranged prior to arrival and departure by calling the hotel main line at 585-381-4000. The airport is about a 20 - 25 minute drive to the Woodcliff. The hotel also offers complimentary parking and valet services. 

Conference attendees may also choose to stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Rochester/Pittsford, NY, located 2 miles from the Woodcliff Hotel and Spa. The Hilton Garden Inn will offer a discounted rate of $155 to conference attendees. To book a guest room at the Hilton Garden Inn, call 585-248-9000 and request the Society of Wine Educators rate. The hotel also offers complimentary self parking. 


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Please view our Frequently Asked Questions page for 2018 Conference.

For more information on the Society's 2018 Conference, please contact Marisa Gaggi, Meetings and Events Manager, at or by phone at 202-408-8777 ext. 112. We look forward to seeing everyone in the Finger Lakes!