July 25-30, 2022
Learn. Collaborate. Grow. Celebrate.
In-person conference: July 28-29
Virtual workshops: July 25-30
Keynote & Leaders
“If you love bread, the hand-baked variety . . you’ll flip for the Kneading Conference.”
A ONE-OF-A-KIND EVENT AND GOING STRONG SINCE 2007
The Kneading Conference brings together grainiacs and bread buffs from all over the country. Farmers, professional and home bakers, brewers, chefs, cooks, grain researchers, maltsters, food entrepreneurs, and wood-fired oven enthusiasts gather to educate one another about the art and science of growing and milling grains, baking artisan breads, and brewing delicious beer. Whether you are a professional, or just yearning to know more about the craft, we think CNN got it right.
Celebrating all things grain
The Kneading Conference is held on the Skowhegan State Fairgrounds, home to the oldest, continuously run state fair in the United States.
The Kneading Conference Pass – $375
- See details below.
Virtual Conference Pass – $175
- The Virtual Conference Pass includes 7 live-streamed workshops, our keynote presentation, and a plenary session
One Virtual Workshop – $50
- One Virtual Workshop Pass includes access to one virtual workshop, Thursday’s keynote, and the plenary session Friday morning.
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2022 Conference schedule
Join us for dozens of in-person workshops in Skowhegan, Maine as well 9 virtual workshops, demos, panels, and discussions led by grain leaders from around the world!
Full Conference passes will give attendees all day admission to in-person workshops on July 28 and 29 and access to 7 virtual workshops. Registration includes two light morning breakfasts, two lunches, and one dinner.
Registrants can choose to attend the virtual sessions (outlined on the schedule below) by the class ($50) or purchase a full Virtual Conference Pass ($175). The Virtual Conference Pass includes 7 live-streamed workshops, our keynote presentation, and a plenary session. Attendees may watch the virtual workshops live or view the class later (workshop recordings will be available for 6 months). A dedicated page with the video, recipes, links to resources, and a compilation of questions answered during the session will be provided.
2022 Kneading Conference Schedule
Keynote Address – Roxana Jullapat
Photo Credit: Kristin Teig
Roxana Jullapat, she/her
Baker/Pastry Chef Roxana Jullapat, a Los Angeles native of Costa Rican and Thai descent, pursued a degree in journalism before turning to cooking. For the last 20 years, she has held tenures at some of Los Angeles’ most celebrated restaurants including Campanile, Bastide, Lucques, and AOC. In May of 2017, she opened Friends & Family bakery, where every loaf of bread, morning pastry, and decadent cookie reflect her appreciation for ancient grains and California’s seasonality. She’s an advocate for garden-based education, and volunteers often at school gardens around town. Her first cookbook, Mother Grains: Recipes for the Grain Revolution (W.W. Norton), was released in April of 2021.
Our 2022 schedule will be posted here as we confirm our workshop leaders. Check back here soon for more updates on our 2022 schedule!
Full Pass Details
If you have purchased a Full Pass, you will have access to all sessions listed on the schedule, both in person and virtual.
Virtual Pass Details
If you have purchased a Virtual Pass, you will have access to all green, and red sessions listed on the schedule, as well as the Thursday keynote and 9am Friday plenary session.
Single Virtual Workshop Pass Details
If you have purchased a Single Virtual Workshop Pass you will have access to one green or red workshop of your choice AND the Thursday keynote and 9am Friday plenary session.
Simply add your workshops to your individualized schedule upon registering.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to create a sched.com account (you have to do this in order to access the Zoom links)
- When you registered to the Kneading Conference you were prompted to create a password to sched.com. After saving your password you are able to login to sched.com with the password you created. This will allow you to create your schedule.
How to create your Kneading Conference Schedule
- Add any and all sessions/workshops you want to view to your schedule (below you will see where it says “click here to add to my sched).
- If attending virtually, ten minutes before each workshop the zoom link will appear in the workshop information portion of the schedule. Below is a screen show of where you will find all the zoom links for the workshops.
- Remember, if you are attending virutal workshopsyou have to add the workshops to your schedule to see the zoom links (you will see below in yellow it says “add to your schedule to view video stream” – this is where the zoom links will be 10 minutes before each sessions starts).
Where can I find the conference schedule?
The schedule can be found in two places:
Remember all blue sessions are open to all attendees, whether you've purchased a full conference pass, virtual pass, or a single session pass
For virtual viewers, some sessions are open to watch despite what pass you purcahsed. These sessions are labeled by color. Blue colored sessions are considered “open sessions”. Simply add the session to your personal schedule by clicking “Add to My Sched”. Red sessions are virtual workshops and green sessions are virtual and in-person.
Where to find the Zoom link to the workshop
If attending a virtual workshop, once you are logged into your conference schedule, you will be able to click into the virtual session you are interested in attending. Once in the session description, a yellow Zoom button will appear 10 minutes before the session starts. Click the button and it will launch Zoom and you will be in the workshop.
What sessions will be recorded and available to watch at a later date?
Only virtual workshops will be recorded. The videos will be shared with conference pass holders who have saved the workshop to their schedule (including those who attended live on Zoom). Registrants will have access to all sessions for 6 months.
New to Zoom? Here is where you can download Zoom if you have never used it before.
Questions and troubleshooting?
If you need assistance during the week please feel free to reachout to tristan@mainegrainalliance or [email protected] and we will be sure to help.
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The Kneading Conference Work Study Program is intended for those who show high interest in the field of baking and/or local grain growing and who need help in meeting the expenses of the July 28-29, 2022 conference. In exchange for a $275 scholarship and ample time attending conference workshops and lectures, work/study applicants will be asked to volunteer on Wednesday, July 27th through Saturday, July 30th (the day of the Maine Artisan Bread Fair). Duties will include helping with set up, clean up and other tasks in the kitchen, assisting presenters and helping around the conference grounds. You may also be asked to distribute posters and flyers in the months leading up to the conference.
Applications are reviewed and filled on a rolling basis. If you are accepted into Work Study a $50 deposit is required on notification. The remaining balance is due before July 1st, 2022.