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Schedule

10:00am
Opening Remarks
Michael Laiskonis


10:15am
Theobroma Cacao: The Value Chain
Bill Yosses

10:30am
‘Crossroads of Cacao: From Amazonian Origin and Mesoamerican Traditions to the Age of Discovery’
Maricel Presilla, PhD

11:00am
‘How Chocolate Gets Its Taste’
Clay Gordon

Chocolate Break

11:45am
‘From Farm to Bar: Sourcing and Sustainability’
Tim McCollum,
Joes Lopez Ganem
Richard Scobey
Carla D. Martin, PhD

1:00pm
Lunch
(Attendees are invited to explore the many dining options in and around Brookfield Place)

2:15pm
‘Craft Chocolate: The Makers and the Mind-Blowing Flavors’
Bryan Graham, William Mullan, Nick Cardoni, Megan Giller, Alexandra Leaf

3:00pm
‘Seeds of Creativity: Flavors of Dominican Republic Cacao’
Roger Rodriguez


Chocolate Break


3:45pm
‘Chocolate as a Medium for Storytelling’
Marc Aumont

4:15pm
‘Cacao Quality: Past and Present’
Carla D. Martin, PhD

5:00pm
Closing Remarks
Michael Laiskonis

5:15pm
Reception and Tasting

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