Overview

The Re:co Symposium Fellowship program benefits those individuals who may be new to coffee or for a variety of reasons, including financial, have not had the opportunity to attend. We welcome all those who may be able to make a substantial contribution to the discourse at Re:co Symposium or who are recent members of the coffee community.

The ideal Re:co Fellow is a future or current leader in specialty coffee, driving the future of coffee. They might be a graduate student who is focusing on coffee research, a producer/co-op leader who has organized their community around coffee quality, a young entrepreneur who is building a company around a great idea, or a person working for an NGO who is making a special difference.

The Fellowship covers the registration fee for Re:co Symposium and includes complimentary access to  the Specialty Coffee Expo.

The application period for Re:co Symposium in the United States is open between December and January, with selections announced in February.  Please check back for specific dates as that time draws near.

You have so many bright minds in one concentrated room that you get to really have a dialogue, and everyone there is willing to connect. If you have something to say, this is the place to say it.
— Gustavo A. Cerna, Past Re:co Symposium Fellow

application Detail

We intend to award a group of qualified applicants a Fellowship which will cover the registration fee for this year’s Symposium which will be held in Seattle, WA April 19-20, 2018. (Travel and lodging will be the responsibility of the Fellow). The application pool will likely be competitive so please read the application completely to ensure your submission best reflects you and your work.

Purpose of the Fellowship: 
The Re:co Symposium Fellowship Program benefits those individuals who may be new to coffee or for a variety of reason, including financial, have not had the opportunity to attend. We welcome all those who may be able to make a substantial contribution to the discourse at Symposium or who are recent members of the coffee community.

Fellowship Award: 
The Fellowship covers the registration fee for 2018 Re:co Symposium, a $1500 value and includes complimentary access to the Specialty Coffee Expo. Additionally, Fellows can be paired with an industry mentor to help the Fellow navigate their Re:co Symposium attendance.  The Fellowship does NOT cover housing or travel costs. 

Application Deadline: 
Please fill out and submit the questionnaire below by Friday, January 19, 2018. You will be notified of your Fellowship status by Friday, February 9, 2018.

Ideal Candidate: 
The ideal Re:co Fellow is a future or current leader in specialty coffee, driving the future of coffee. They might be a graduate student who is focusing on coffee research, a producer/co-op leader who has organized their community around coffee quality, a young entrepreneur who is building a company around a great idea, or a person working for an NGO who is making a special difference. 

The Fellowship is designed for people who lack the financial resources to attend Re:co Symposium on their own, but who belong in the environment of leadership, deeper understanding, and progress that Re:co Symposium provides. Proficiency in English is required.

If this sounds like you – we encourage you to apply!


Mentor Program

The purpose of the Mentor Program is to pair an experienced coffee professional with a 2018 Re:co Seattle Fellow, a future leader within the specialty coffee industry. The goal is to facilitate introductions to further enhance the Fellow's work, to connect them to personal references who can advance career opportunities, but mostly to foster the future leader into the environment of leadership, deeper understanding, and progress that Re:co Symposium provides.

Deadline to apply: February 28, 2018.


2017 Past Fellows