Speakers &

We have an amazing lineup set for our 2017 edition of the Chicago Cocktail Summit. Look at this crew: David Wondrich, Julia Momose, Charles Joly, Ed Hamilton, Caitlin LamanErick Castro, and over twenty-five more amazing folks!

Plus, we're excited to announce that our keynote, Dan Pashman, will be recording two special live episodes of The Sporkful, with special guest Peter Sagal of NPR's Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! and others to be announced. 

A few more surprise guests will be posted soon, so please stay tuned! In the meantime, tickets are on sale now... so go get 'em.

Monica Badlani

Robert Bansberg
Kendall College

Chase Bracamontes
The Publican

Kyle Braggs

Greg Buttera

Julieta Campos
The Whistler

Erick Castro
Polite Provisions

Johnny Costello
Woodford Reserve

Cristiana DeLucca
The Office, The Aviary

Punch House, Dusek's, The Promontory, Moneygun

Gina Fossitt
The Bon Vivants

David Gonsalves
The Violet Hour

Ed Hamilton
Ministry of Rum

Kelly Hogan

Monique Huston

Charles Joly
Crafthouse Cocktails

Zubin Kammula
Siegel & Moses PC

Jon Knotek

Caitlin Laman
Mezcaleria Las Flores, Trick Dog

Ed Marszewski
Maria's, Marz Brewing, Kimski, Lumpen

Ryan Maybee
Manifesto, The Rieger

Kyle McHugh
Samson & Surrey

Julia Momose

Thomas Mooneyham
Phillips Distilling

Jerald O'Kennard
Beverage Tasting Institute

Phil Olson
Longman & Eagle

Jake Parrott
Haus Alpenz

Dan Pashman
The Sporkful

Marzi Pecen
Certified Tea Specialist & Sommelier, Writer, Sensory Guide

Clint Rogers
Dogma Group

Peter Sagal
Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

Paul Sauter
USBG Chicago, President

Danny Shapiro
Scofflaw, Slippery Slope, Heavy Feather

Alicia Swiz
SlutTalk, Feminist Happy Hour

Chris Tabor
Heaven Hill

Lauren Viera
Writer & Journalist

Ernest Wilkins

David Wondrich
Author and Historian