Kneading Conference

Skowhegan, Maine

July 25-26, 2024


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, this event is for you.

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2024 Keynote

Arturo Enciso - Gusto Bread

Arturo Enciso is a baker from Lebec, California that has called Long Beach his home since 2008. As a self-taught baker, for the last decade he’s grown his hobby into a career with his business Gusto Bread, a panadería in Long Beach. The bakery, once run out of his home as a cottage operation, makes breads and pan dulces with wild fermentation using masa madre (sourdough), embracing ancient knowledge and using the best quality ingredients to create nourishing food. He believes that bread provides a beautiful way for people to connect with one another and to past traditions to create community and a brighter future together.

2024 Conference schedule

Join us for dozens of workshops, demos, panels, and discussions led by grain leaders from around the world!

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We are hard at work confirming our incredible lineup of presenters and workshops. Check back on this page soon for more details. We will update the schedule on a rolling basis. Our keynote, workshops, panels and more will be held across the downtown of Skowhegan, Maine!

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