Annual Conference

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2018 Conference Registration will close on July 23rd, 2018. Please visit the following link for Conference information.

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 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 website for conference information: conference agenda, conference speakerspre-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 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. 


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Please view our Frequently Asked Questions page for SWE's 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!