Age Restrictions

We love kids, but unfortunately a coffee event isn’t the best place for them, given all the hot water, heavy machinery and moving parts.  Please note that there is no on-site child care. 

By Age

  • Infants: allowed only in Activities Hall during Attendee Hours – no other areas, no exceptions

  • 12 and older: allowed in Exhibit Hall, Lectures, and Expo Workshops and SCA skills program courses during Attendee Hours if registered

  • 18 and older: allowed in Exhibit Hall during set up/tear down during Exhibitor Hours if registered

  • 18 and older: able to volunteer

By Area

  • Expo Workshops and SCA skills program courses: 12 and older if registered

  • Exhibit Hall: 18 and older during Exhibitor Hours for set up and tear down if registered, 12 and older during Attendee Hours if registered

  • Lectures: 12 and older if registered

  • Activities Hall: All ages allowed.  Individuals 12 and older must be registered

 Badge Requirements

  • Anyone 12 or older must be registered with a badge to attend the Specialty Coffee Expo

  • All attendees must wear their Re:co Symposium or Expo badge to access any SCA program or event (This includes the Official Launch Party)

  • Registrations of minors age 12-17 must be signed by a parent or legal guardian 18 or older

  • Media Badge: Individuals must be 18 years or older to apply for a Media badge

Badge Pick-up Your confirmation receipt is required to pick-up your badge on-site. No badges will be mailed prior to the show. If you do not have your confirmation receipt, you will be required to present a valid photo ID. 

Badge Reprint Fee There will be a $50 badge reprint fee for lost or missing badges. Attendees requesting a badge reprint will be required to present a valid photo ID. 

Other important policies

 Badge Scanning:  You may be asked to have your badge scanned at exhibit booths; please note scanning of your badge is entirely optional and voluntary. While the barcode on your badge does not itself contain personal information, if your badge is scanned, you are authorizing SCA to securely share your contact information with that exhibitor by way of SCA’s registration and lead retrieval provider, CSI. The scan also confirms your intent to receive communications from that exhibitor. You will be subject to the communications and privacy policies of the exhibitors who scanned your badge and, if you chose to opt-out, you must do it with them directly.

Badge sharing, splitting, duplicating or sale: The unauthorized resale or attempted resale of your badge (the "Badge") is prohibited and will constitute a forfeiture of the Badge without compensation. Each Badge must be used only by Attendee for each day of the Event. Each Badge is a revocable license to attend the Event.

 Badge sharing, splitting or duplicating is strictly prohibited. Any registrant found in violation of this policy will have their badge confiscated, and they will be removed from the Specialty Coffee Expo immediately and forfeit attendance eligibility in current and future years.

Data Security: SCA uses a variety of data security measures that are compliant with U.S. law and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Your personal registration information will reside on a GDPR-compliant server with a third party in the United States to run reports and maintain information integrity within SCA’s database. At the conclusion of this event, if you opt’d in your personal information will be stored on SCA’s GDPR-compliant internal database as an attendee of this event. Past attendees will receive updates about future SCA events. At any time, you may request access to the personal information you provided through your registration. You may also request to review, correct or delete any of that personal information.  Your personal information may be transferred to other countries for processing where it will continue to be GDPR-compliant, and by using this registration website, you consent to the transfer of information to such countries. If you have comments or questions about our personal data management policies or our processing of your information, please view the SCA Privacy Policy

Minors Attending the show: Parents and/or adult guardians that choose to bring minor children under age 18 to the show understand that they are assuming full responsibility and liability for the actions and behavior of the minor children that are brought into any area of the show including, but not limited to the Activities Hall (all ages) or Exhibit Hall, Lectures, or paid options (12-17 year-olds that purchase an Attendee badge or options). On behalf of your minor children, you acknowledge that you have read, understand and are in agreement with the information, statements and legal waivers in the SCA Release of Liability and Indemnity and the SCA Code of Conduct and that you agree your minor children will abide by all SCA policies.

Photography/Videotaping:  Photography and/or video recording of any booths at any time by any attendee/exhibitor personnel (other than recordings of its own booth by an exhibitor or its staff) is prohibited. Exceptions are made only when permission is obtained from SCA, the exhibitor whose booth/product is being photographed/videotaped and all individuals appearing in the photograph or video.

 Photo Release:  By registering for the 2019 Specialty Coffee Expo and/or Re:co Symposium, you grant permission to SCA to use your image in any photographs, videotape, motion picture or any other media taken by official SCA show photographers and videographers during and in relation to the 2019 Specialty Coffee Expo and Re:co Symposium for any of SCA’s publications, social media, advertising or promotional purposes whatsoever, in perpetuity throughout the world.

 While we have no means of managing opt out requests ahead of the event, SCA is committed to honoring requests to not use photos of individuals who wish to not have their photo used in promotional pieces to the best of our ability after the event. If you see a photo of yourself being used and wish to have it omitted from future promotions, please contact