The 3rd annual WYO Craft Brewers Summit will be presented in Cheyenne on September 7th-8th, 2023 at Laramie County Community College. Enjoy 2 days of educational seminars, a stellar trade show showcasing our most valued partners and off-site networking events to get to know the WY Craft Beer community better! We hope to see you there!

Check out the detailed seminar schedule below!

2023 Speakers

Keynote Address: What is Your Profession?

Patrice M. Palmer, Assistant Dean of Social and Cultural Inclusion at Colorado State University’s College of Business

Join us for an empowering keynote that underlines the central question: “What is your profession?” Is it just about brewing exquisite craft beer or is it about something more significant? In a field that has historically lacked visual representation, we are uniquely positioned to challenge norms and catalyze meaningful change. As pillars in our communities, our breweries can do more than just produce beer; they can foster an environment where everyone feels seen, valued, and heard. As we raise our pint glasses, we also raise our voices for those unheard, for a more equitable industry, and for a stronger community fabric. Because our profession isn’t just about brewing beer, it’s about brewing change.

Patrice M. Palmer, (they/them/their pronouns) is an award winning academic and DEI advocate. They currently serve as the Assistant Dean of Social and Cultural Inclusion at Colorado State University’s College of Business. They are dedicated to fostering equity in business and have conducted groundbreaking research on Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) as tools of strategy within the Northern Colorado brewery scene. Patrice’s expertise and consultancy extends far beyond academia, shaping organizations from private equity to Broadway production. Patrice is a lover of lambics and believes in the changing power of craft beer!

Stay tuned for more speaker and seminar info coming soon!