Monktoberfest is a day and a half of single track sessions, with a relaxed schedule that will allow for an equally rewarding hallway track. Here’s a high level agenda of what you can expect for the event.


Venue: CASCO BAY LINES (56 Commercial St, Portland, ME)
Time: 5:15 PM – 8:30 PM

Attendees arriving the night before the conference will be treated to a special welcome event. If you can make it to the Portland waterfront by 5:15, we will be buying you a few of the best local beers while we take a sunset cruise around the Casco Bay. Bring warm layers suitable for going out on the water.

While we will provide a few things to nibble on, we won’t have a full meal on the boat so plan accordingly. We’ll turn you all loose to grab dinner at one of the dozens of nationally renowned restaurants in the neighborhood upon our return to port.

Getting in to town late? Check the #monktoberfest tag on Twitter or the Monktoberfest Slack channel to catch up with your fellow attendees. We’ll be back to grab food and drinks with you around 8:30.


Venue: PORTLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY (5 Monument Sq, Portland, ME,
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The Main Event. Beginning bright and not early at 10 AM Thursday, we kick off the Day 1 sessions in Rines Auditorium at the Public Library. Plan on arriving at the library at 10 AM and head downstairs for registration.

We’ll provide breakfast, lunch, and snacks, along with high quality coffee and world class beer.

We do not publicize our speakers in advance, but rest assured that you will be treated to amazing talks. Check out the videos on previous years’ agendas to get a sense of the type of material you can look forward to.

Venue: To Be Disclosed
Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The perfect cap to the day. A full spread and beer tasting personally guided by one of the best in the world, the Monktoberfest’s own Ryan Travers. As usual, he’s curating a brilliant beer list and will be walking us through each pairing.

Like our speaker list, we don’t share details about the beers or venue in advance of the conference, but expect an epic evening with your fellow attendees.


: PORTLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY (5 Monument Sq, Portland, ME,
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Sleep in a bit, then rejoin us at the library for our final session. We will have coffee and breakfast waiting for you, as well as another fantastic half-day of talks. Following the conclusion of the show, we will unleash you on downtown Portland for lunch with a new friend or five.

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