Johnson & Wales University's annual International Symposium on Bread, presented by Puratos, is slated for April 26-28 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The forum will unite influential scholars, authors, agriculturists, historians, media, millers and bakers from across the United States and Europe. It will be curated by Johnson & Wales faculty member and noted author Peter Reinhart, who wrote 'The Bread Baker's Apprentice' and other books on bread.

"Last year, some of the biggest names in the industry gathered to initiate an important conversation about the issues and opportunities we're facing," says Reinhart. "This year we place to take it to the next level."

The symposium will feature two optional labs on the third day for those seeking a hands-on educational experience with leading bakers. For more information, visit