The Johnson & Wales University International Symposium on Bread, presented by Puratos, has become the preeminent gathering of global thought leaders in the bread industry. This year’s symposium, On the Rise IV, The Future of Bread, will take advantage of new technology in order to present a virtual symposium series featuring the biggest names and newest ideas in the world of bread baking!
The Symposium will offer a new presentation every Monday, starting May 17th and running through October 25th. As always, we will continue to explore the issues and opportunities facing the future of bread, but this year we’ll do so through a dynamic new lens: “Disruption and the Disruptors.” That’s right, this year’s virtual gathering will highlight individuals and companies that have helped change the game. From technique to technology, we’ll look at how their contributions have altered the present and future of bread.
In addition to the Monday formal presentations, we are also offering a new track called “Bake Like a Pro.” on specific Wednesdays. These will be live demonstration sessions by well-known baking luminaries on various techniques and products, aimed at both the professional and the bread enthusiast community. These demonstrations will be both educational and entertaining, from some of the world's greatest bakers and chefs.