IBDEA Happenings
February 2023
IBDEA Headquarters
14070 Proton Road, Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75244
Phone: 972.233.9107 x 216
Toll-Free: 877.40.IBDEA (42332)
CJ Marchain, Account Executive
Phone: 972.233.9107 x 216
Cell: 214.597.9507

Lenette Egan, Executive Director
Cell: 406.459.8132
Notes from IBDEA Headquarters

Conference! Conference! Conference! We are super excited to see everyone later this month in New Orleans. Happy to share that the conference attendance is similar to 2022; however, Monday's activities (golf and the cooking class) are almost sold out.

As for the hotel rooms, even though the Hilton New Orleans Riverside graciously extended us a few extra room nights, they are sold out. Rooms are still available at the overflow hotel, Le Méridien New Orleans, which is a few blocks away. If you have an extra hotel room at the Hilton, please get in touch with us before you cancel it.

Finally, a few seats are still available for the 2023 IBDEAU schools. Carbonation 101 and Draught Beverage Dispense have limited attendance, allowing for ample hands-on training with industry leaders.

Connect * Network * Succeed

Lenette Egan and CJ Marchain
Conference attendees have been emailed instructions to access the 2023 App!
Visit the official IBDEA Conference page for up-to-date conference-related information and to register for the conference, product fair, and activities.
Conference 2023
SOLD OUT — Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Two Poydras Street
(504) 561-0500
OVER FLOW — Le Méridien New Orleans
333 Poydras Street
(504) 581-7179

LAST DAY to book at the
IBDEA Group Rate $245/night + tax
The IBDEA group rate ends
on February 2, 2023,
or when the block is full.
2023 IBDEAU Click to Register
Carbonation 101 School

Topics include
  • Bar Guns
  • Beer Systems
  • BIB Pumps
  • Carbonators/Water Boosters
  • CO2 Bulk & Cylinders
  • CO2 Safety
  • Cooling Systems
  • Gas Blends
  • Installation Guidelines
  • Nitrogen
  • Regulators
  • Syrup & Tubing Supplies
  • Touch Valves
  • Water Quality
New Members
Draught Beverage Dispense School

Day 1 Curriculum
  • Introduction to Draught Dispense Systems
  • Draught Equipment Hardware & Operations
  • Carbon Dioxide & Carbonation Principles
  • Direct Draw Design & Installation
  • Pouring & Presentation

 Day 2 Curriculum
  • Glassware Styles & Cleaning
  • Beer Foam Troubleshooting
  • Beer Flow Rate & Beer Line Restriction Principles
  • Remote Draw Trunk Line Design & Installation
  • Draught Sensory Analysis Skills

Day 3 Curriculum
  • Remote Draw Cooling System Design & Installation
  • Beer Pump and CO2 Pressure Design & Installation
  • Gas Mix Ratio and Pressure Design & Installation
  • Bright Tank, Coil & Manifold Pressure & Restriction
  • Keg-in-Series Installation and Rotation & FOBs
  • Remote Draw Trunk Line Restriction Installation

 Day 4 Curriculum
  • Retail Dispense System Evaluation & Modification
  • Troubleshooting & Resolving Dispense Issues
  • Dispense System Hygiene & Maintenance
  • Line Cleaning
  • IBDEA Basic Draught Course Exam
  • Graduation & Close 3:00 pm