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Philip Dobard

SoFAB Institute
Vice President & Director

Philip Dobard is Vice President of SoFAB Institute and plays an integral role in all its programs. He serves as Director of SoFAB’s Museum of the American Cocktail and President of Pacific Food & Beverage, the organization’s Los Angeles-based West Coast operations. He publishes SoFAB Magazine and produces Farm to Table International, the CULINARIA Query & Lecture Series, and Touring the Cocktail, a multi-city series of spirits education seminars. Under the SoFAB Media banner, he’s executive producing several web series, among them Drinking Heads, Eating Heads, Touring the Cocktail, and World Eats. He contributes to several publications, including The Tasting Panel Magazine and Eater Drinks, and frequently judges at food and drink competitions across the US.

Philip produced the series Deadtime Stories for Nickelodeon, and his film Grave Secrets enjoyed its world premiere at the 2013 San Diego Film Festival. He served as General Director of Opera Columbus and Professor of Arts Policy and Administration at The Ohio State University. At the University of New Orleans, Philip directed the Graduate Program in Arts Administration and conducted research sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and Pew Charitable Trusts. He completed graduate studies at UCLA, is an advisor to the Art Institute of California, Los Angeles, and serves on the Board of Golden State of Cocktails, an annual festival celebrating California’s spirits culture.

My Moderators Sessions

Monday, November 23

10:00am PST