Photo Gallery: Cheers to the 2016 VIBE Conference

Located for the first time in sunny San Diego, the 2016 VIBE Conference was a whirlwind of tastings, workshops, and awards. Tony Abou-Ganim, the Modern Mixologist, was the emcee for this year's annual event. The former CEO of Southwest Airlines, Howard Putnam, delivered an inspiring keynote speech focused on vision, healthy corporate culture, and a unique approach to business. Jim Koch launched the first three releases of Samuel Adams’ Nitro Project: Nitro White Ale, Nitro IPA and Nitro Coffee Stout. Attendees showed their incredible commitment to Give Back to Our Own by blowing away the previous record of $115,000 raised for Children of Restaurant Employees (CORE, the official charity of VIBE Conference) by raising $203,000 during a silent auction event. And engaging industry experts hosted workshops and presentations designed to supply attendees with the tools they need to make 2016 a hugely successful year.

VIBE Conference wants to remind VIBE attendees that they can get complimentary passes to the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas. Please contact Rachael Ricci at [email protected] to obtain your passes! VIBE readers receive a discount of $30 on any 2016 Nightclub & Bar Show pass by entering the code SAVE30VIBE when registering online.