Society of Wine Educators 43rd Annual Conference

SWE is pleased to offer evening events during our 43rd Annual Conference. Please join us each evening to network with fellow wine and spirits enthusiasts, taste the region’s flavors, and experience local dining. 

Dinner Presented by SGWS and their Supplying Partners

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Join your fellow conference attendees in the Grand Ballroom at The Mayflower for a welcome dinner sponsored by Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits and their supplying partners. 

Wednesday, August 14th at 6:00 PM 

A Night Out in D.C.

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Attendees are given the night off and invited to explore D.C. on their own to experience the diverse culinary culture the nation's capital offers. The Mayflower Hotel is close to many of the city's best restaurants and nightlife, and attendees are encouraged to take advantage of this free evening. 

Attendees will have the night off Thursday, August 15th.

Board of Directors' Gala


The Board of Directors' Gala will feature dinner, live entertainment, and dancing. Annual raffle winners will be announced. Wines will be provided by the SWE Board of Directors.

Note: While evening attire is encouraged in the spirit of the event, there is not a required dress code for this event.

Friday, August 16th from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM.