Wednesday, January 24, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Location: Capitol Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Denver
We are a data driven society, understand why it is important to your business and what you need to know. Including what is going on in the current market, future trends and how data can affect your business....
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
J. Michael Boyle
Adapt Analytics
Co-Presenter
Maria Teresa Sampedro-Dayan
Promostyl
Moderator
Nate Fristoe
RRC
Co-Presenter
Ryan Wilson
FiveFifty
  • Education

Wednesday, January 24, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Location: Mineral Hall at the Hyatt Regency Denver
The snow and outdoor sports industries are going through major changes when it comes to engaging with consumers.  From the various sales channels to finding products to the in-store experience, consumer expectations have evolved more in the last few years than any time in history.  Many technologies have converged to... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Ruben Martin
Quivers International Inc
  • Education

Wednesday, January 24, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

  • Location: Capitol Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Denver
It is 2018, governments from around the world have come together to address a challenge that threatens the future of their communities and economies: climate change. All except one, the United States. To fill the void, American corporations, businesses, and state and local governments are taking action to address this threat.... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Amy Roberts
Outdoor Industry Association
Panelist
Chris Steinkamp
SnowSports Industries America
Panelist
Jenn Vervier
New Belgium Brewing Company
Panelist
Mario Molina
Protect Our Winters
Panelist
VALERIE BONE
STANLEY-PMI
  • Education

Wednesday, January 24, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Location: Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
With the collapse of big box retail and the strength of online commerce (Amazon), specialty retailers are facing negative side effects of a discerning consumer. The generation shift alongside technological advances has forever changed the face of specialty retail. Our presentation will address the “shift” within retail, how retailers need... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Josh Reddin
Elastic Suite
  • Education
  • Education

Wednesday, January 24, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Location: Mineral Hall at the Hyatt Regency Denver
More than ever it is critical to connect the dots across channels, devices, and moments to create a consistent and seamless experience that provides value and resonates with outdoor consumers on an emotional level. A well-designed, personalized experience — one based on deep user insights, coupled with the right mix... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Cara Peckens
imre
  • Education

Wednesday, January 24, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Location: Capitol Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Denver
Rob will speak to how Vail Resorts has reimagined the mountain resort experience around the world by carefully curating a unique leadership culture within Vail Resorts, focusing on the personal development of the company’s more than 30,000 brave, ambitious and passionate employees, and leveraging that development to drive innovation both... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Keynote
Rob Katz
Vail Resorts
  • Education

Wednesday, January 24, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Location: Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
As our customers have more options than ever before how can the industry come together to avoid accidents like what we’ve seen in the past? Hear from Steve Berlack about his mission to bring this conversation to the forefront in the wake of personal tragedy. Learn about how you can... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Steve Berlack
BRASS Foundation
  • Education
  • Education

Wednesday, January 24, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Location: Capitol Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Denver
Specialty, online, direct to consumer and changing consumer buying habits. What does it mean for our industries? Is there room for everyone?...
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
BEN JOHNS
REI
Co-Presenter
CHRISTIAN GENNERMAN
180COMMERCE
Speaker/Presenter
Kristin Carpenter-Ogden
Verde Brand Communications, Verde Strategy
Co-Presenter
TEDDY SCHIAVONI
SUMMIT SKI AND SNOWBOARD
  • Education

Wednesday, January 24, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Location: Mineral Hall at the Hyatt Regency Denver
This business was built on an awesome outdoor-worshipping community—and that community is growing fast. Who wouldn’t want in on a lifestyle that celebrates freedom and fun? But rapid progress presents new challenges for brands. How can they connect and engage with a wider audience and not alienate their core supporters?... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Harriet Riley
Nemo Design
  • Education

Wednesday, January 24, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Location: Mineral Hall at the Hyatt Regency Denver
Location-Based Advertising tells us as much about who  companies are, on and offline, by the demographics of the  people that visit them, as it does to tell a story about who  you are. By tracking where potential customers go, what they do, buy, etc., online and offline, our technology is... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Klint Rudolph
Xcite Media Group
  • Education

Wednesday, January 24, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Location: Capitol Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Denver
Join the 130 outdoor industry companies that are already using the Higg Index to measure and communicate their sustainability practices. Whether you’re in the business of apparel, footwear, accessories, or equipment, Outdoor Industry Association invites you to attend this session and learn more about the Higg Index suite of tools... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Nikki Hodgson
Outdoor Industry Association
  • Education

Wednesday, January 24, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Location: Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
Come meet the new SIA research team!  We will discuss the state of the industry, participation, as well as current and future data projects and how to get involved as a member. Join us, grab a beer, and hear the latest on what is happening this season....
  • Education

Wednesday, January 24, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Location: Mineral Hall at the Hyatt Regency Denver
How do we define participation? How can we grow the pie? How do we become more invitational and speak to new potential participants? How can we get the demo graphics of our sports to reflect the demographics of the US?...
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
CONSTANCE BEVERLEY
NWSEF
Co-Presenter
Mike Waesche
Founder
Rocky Mountain Underground
Co-Presenter
Paul Pinchbeck
Canadian Ski Council
Co-Presenter
RYAN LAUER
OUTDOOR INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
Speaker/Presenter
Sarah Wojcik
Ski Vermont
  • Education

Wednesday, January 24, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

  • Location: MR113-SL
In the Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show 2018 Media Preview, top consumer media outlets will have face-to-face conversations that will lead to discovery and inspiration for buyer’s guides, trend stories, gear reviews and brand stories. See emerging brands and new product innovations in one venue before the Show stars....
Sponsored by:

  • Event

Thursday, January 25, 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM

  • Location: Bellco Theatre at the Colorado Convention Center
The challenge of global warming too often leads us to conclude it is overwhelming and unsolvable. Yet there is hope, backed by real science and good old human ingenuity. Join us for breakfast as Paul Hawken presents Project Drawdown, very likely the most comprehensive and positively framed model of climate... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Keynote
Paul Hawken
Project Drawdown
  • Education

Thursday, January 25, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Location: Retailer Lounge (MR111)
Have questions before the show starts? Join Joe and Chris from the Retail Relations team in the Retailer Lounge in Meeting Room 111 on the Street Exhibition Level for Retailer Orientation. Joe and Chris will answer any questions you may have, provide a brief run-through of the show and a... ...read more...
  • Event

Thursday, January 25, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Location: Trend + Design Center (Booth 1014-LL)
So you want to be a designer? There are many roads leading to becoming a designer and developing product, which Melodie Miller will speak to as guidance to achieve a long career. Melodie Miller brings 30+ years of product design, development, project leadership and sourcing experience in outdoor and athletic... ...read more...
  • Education
  • Location: Le Meridien Hotel Denver
Mike Stefaniak, Chief Strategy Officer of Hanson Dodge, will explore how market forces have converged to make it essential to win over consumers who might have been considered outdoor “outliers” just a few years ago. You’ll see what’s changed and why, discover real world examples of brands successfully capturing consumers... ...read more...
  • Education

Thursday, January 25, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Location: The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
In 2017, REI made a big, bold move to further its commitment to gender equity in the outdoors: They launched a holistic effort to elevate women across every touch point of their business and set out to ensure that the outdoors is “the world’s largest level playing field.” This effort... ...read more...
  • Education
  • Location: RANGER Station (Booth VO129-SL)
Why are collaborations still the most impactful way to connect with millennial consumers? We will talk with a panel of both emerging and established brands about the power of partnerships and how they can add value to outdoor products. This session is located on the Street Exhibition Level at the RANGER... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • Education

Thursday, January 25, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Location: The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
Join United By Blue as they present an interactive Merchandising Presentation followed by a Q&A. This session is located on the Upper Exhibition Level at The Camp in Booth 56116-UL....
Sponsored by:

  • Education
  • Location: Grove Ballroom at Le Meridien Hotel
Debate about outdoor recreation, conservation on public lands and energy development and the trade-offs of each is ongoing across the nation. Join Outdoor Industry Association, Colorado College, the Center for Western Priorities and two of the nation’s leading pollsters for the release of the renowned 2018 Conservation in the West... ...read more...
  • Education

Thursday, January 25, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Location: Trend + Design Center (Booth 1014-LL)
Founder, Tom Joule, walks attendees through Joules’ unique design process. Every print Joules creates is hand-drawn by their in-house print team. This dedicated bunch (that will be scribbling and sketching as you read this) is based at the head office in Market Harborough, England but they take inspiration from everywhere... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • Education

Thursday, January 25, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Location: The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
You’re NOT stressed because your business is struggling. Your business is struggling BECAUSE you are stressed! This training will allow you to understand, recognize and manage stress as a business owner. This session is located on the Upper Exhibition Level at The Camp in Booth 56116-UL....
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Leslie Juvin-Acker
Sponsored by:

  • Education

Thursday, January 25, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Location: Grove Ballroom at Le Meridien Hotel
Research suggests that a large percentage of consumers would prefer to customize their clothing and gear. As products continue to be commoditized, customization is an opportunity for brands to create unique experiences and engagement. Join Tom Flierl of Artifi Labs as he shares pragmatic advice on how to engage consumers... ...read more...
  • Education
  • Location: Trend + Design Center (Booth 1014-LL)
When the market becomes saturated, innovation is the only way to survive.  Traveling down the road of past success leads brands and designers towards stagnation, but deviation from this path carries a risk which can be tough to accept.  Tightening our feedback loops allows us to increase efficiency and drive... ...read more...
  • Education

Thursday, January 25, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Location: The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
Please join AIARE and Utah Avalanche Center (UAC) for Know Before You Go (KBYG) Avalanche Awareness discussion. KBYG is the standard for introductory avalanche awareness in across North America and is expanding globally.  KBYG serves as a resource for the snow sports industry, providing avalanche messaging, consulting, and other resources intended to... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Chad Brackelsberg
  • Education

Thursday, January 25, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Location: Trend + Design Center (Booth 1014-LL)
Professional panelists will provide background on their individual companies and will address trends in consumer behavior and product development that are currently influencing the industry. They also will share their thoughts on new directions/opportunities for growth and differentiation in the outdoor and snow sport industries, including new developments and strategies... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
CJ Riggins
Founder/CEO
Rsport
Panelist
Emilee Ortiz
Marketing Director
Krimson Klover
Panelist
Jedd Rose
Company Founder
Topo Designs
Panelist
Melanie Webb
Brand and Market Development
KUHL
Sponsored by:

  • Education

Thursday, January 25, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Location: RANGER Station (Booth VO129-SL)
The voices of women are growing louder than ever. Join us for a discussion featuring industry leaders making waves in action sports and beyond. This session is located on the Street Exhibition Level at the RANGER Station in Venture Out in Booth VO129-SL....
Sponsored by:

  • Education
  • Location: The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
Join Bryhn Ireson, Global Merchandise Manager for Icebreaker, who will be on hand to discuss Icebreaker's new products and technologies for FW18, and immerse yourself in the gorgeous visual imagery of Icebreaker's New Zealand Grower Stations and supply chain. This session is located on the Upper Exhibition Level at The Camp... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • Education
  • Location: Grove Ballroom at Le Meridien Hotel
Driven by consumer demand, regulation, or simply the innate desire to protect the environment, outdoor industry leaders today must operate at a higher standard than ever before. The public increasingly demands products manufactured without toxic materials and, with fair labor practices, and which can be discarded and recycled responsibly. And... ...read more...
  • Education

Thursday, January 25, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Location: The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
Discover how Icebreaker are championing radical transparency in the outdoor industry. Join the Icebreaker team for a Transparency panel discussion, and enjoy NZ wines and refreshments to cap off Day 1. This Happy Hour is located on the Upper Exhibition Level at The Camp in Booth 56116-UL....
Sponsored by:

  • Event

Thursday, January 25, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

  • Location: Four Seasons Ballroom, Colorado Convention Center
The Inspiration Awards champion individuals, groups, and companies whose efforts go above and beyond in inspiring and encouraging others in their communities to enjoy, participate in and support outdoor activities. Last year’s recipients included Kris McDivitt Tompkins, Tahoe Mountain Sports and Keen and we can’t wait to celebrate this year’s winners. Join us... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • Event

Thursday, January 25, 8:00 PM - 11:59 PM

    Come celebrate with friends new and old at the annual Industry Party, brought to you by GORE-TEX® Brand, at Temple Bar immediately following the Inspiration Awards. Don't worry - there will be beer and music from George Clinton & The Parliament Funkadelic!...
    Sponsored by:

    • Event

    Friday, January 26, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

    • Location: The Hyatt, Centennial Ballroom
    Between River and Rim A presentation by writer Kevin Fedarko and photographer/filmmaker Pete McBride In an effort to share the Grand Canyon’s uncharted glory and shed light on the myriad threats it faces, writer Kevin Fedarko and photographer/filmmaker Pete McBride set off on an audacious and demanding adventure this year: to transect... ...read more...
    Sponsored by:

    • Event
    • Location: Centennial Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Denver
    Join NPD for a fast-paced, informative “Outdoor Trend” breakfast session. This is a “must attend” event for those interested in understanding retail trends and sales in outdoor. This session will provide an in-depth update on what’s driving consumers and what they’re spending money on. In today’s complex retail environment, this... ...read more...
    • Education

    Friday, January 26, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    • Location: Retailer Lounge (MR111)
    Have questions before the show starts? Join Joe and Chris from the Retail Relations team in the Retailer Lounge in Meeting Room 111 on the Street Exhibition Level for Retailer Orientation. Joe and Chris will answer any questions you may have, provide a brief run-through of the show and a... ...read more...
    • Event

    Friday, January 26, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    • Location: Trend + Design Center (Booth 1014-LL)
    Design Empathy, Service Design, and UX Design can improve the inner workings of the apparel industry. As designers we apply these concepts to consumer needs on a daily basis, but rarely do we employ these practices in the development of our own design/ product creation process. Take a step back... ...read more...
    • Education
    • Location: Mineral Hall at the Hyatt Regency Denver
    The session will highlight key colors, shapes, and marketing insights-all relevant to the outdoor markets....
    • Education
    • Location: The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
    As a retail shop, how can you leverage your community to act on climate change? Fortunately, the solutions are here and Protect Our Winters is ready to help. Come learn how retail leaders across Colorado are using their storefronts to support advocacy and climate solutions, ensuring a prosperous future for... ...read more...
    • Education

    Friday, January 26, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    • Location: The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
    Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X....how do we bridge the gap between generations and cross-pollinate sound experiences in the outdoor industry? A common phrase used by our industry’s younger generations has been "we’re standing on the shoulders of giants," so as our community grows and evolves, let's learn from the experiences... ...read more...
    • Education
    • Location: Trend + Design Center (Booth 1014-LL)
    Performance finishes are essential chemicals that deliver valuable consumer benefits in outdoor products. Outdoor industry brands are focused on how to identify and specify the best available chemicals, aka “preferred chemicals,” to make products.  To accomplish this, independent third-party assessments have become essential to identify preferred chemicals and promote their... ...read more...
    Sponsored by:

    • Education

    Friday, January 26, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    • Location: Centennial Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Denver
    Join Malakye and Shmooz on Friday, January 26 to check out open jobs in the Outdoor Industry in the Centennial Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m....
    Sponsored by: Malakye
    • Event

    Friday, January 26, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    • Location: The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
    As the modern outdoor retail experience continues to evolve, merchandising is more important than ever before. Join Jeanine Pesce from The Range for an interactive modern merchandising experience with a Q&A to follow. This session is located on the Upper Exhibition Level at The Camp in Booth 56116-UL....
    Sponsored by:

    • Education

    Friday, January 26, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    • Location: Agate Room at the Hyatt Regency Denver
    True, all active brands today need a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution. But do you find yourself asking questions like, ""How do I know if my company is PLM ready? What does my company need to know before we proceed? What obstacles do we need to consider?"" Whether you're looking... ...read more...
    • Education
    • Location: Centennial Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Denver
    Sustainable business practices are now a given in the outdoor industry, but there’s always room to grow. Grab lunch and learn about future trends and the corresponding sustainability considerations. Right now, most brands in the outdoor industry are preparing the products they'll be selling in the third decade of this... ...read more...
    • Education

    Friday, January 26, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    • Location: Trend + Design Center (Booth 1014-LL)
    As the outdoor industry continues to grow and develop as an economic powerhouse, so does the potential for the industry to have significant impact on workforce development by working more closely with product design programs within universities and other outdoor programs. This panel consists of outdoor product educators as well... ...read more...
    Speaker(s)
    Panelist
    Adrian Roadman
    Faculty/Program Coordinator - Outdoor Product Design & Development
    Utah State University
    Panelist
    Ellen Schmidt-Devlin
    CoFounder and Director, Sports Product Management Program
    University of Oregon
    Panelist
    Evelyn May
    Faculty/Program Coordinator - Technical Apparel Design
    Wilson School of Design Kwantl
    Panelist
    Matt Kaplan
    Vice President Membership/Sales
    Outdoor Industry Association
    Panelist
    Sarah Lockwood
    College Outside
    Sponsored by:

    • Education

    Friday, January 26, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    • Location: The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
    Please join Richard Bothwell of AIARE and Chad Bracklesberg of Utah Avalanche Center (UAC) for a comprehensive panel discussion on the role of Media on Avalanche Education. This session is located on the Upper Exhibition Level at The Camp in Booth 56116-UL....
    • Education

    Friday, January 26, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    • Location: Mineral Hall at the Hyatt Regency Denver
    Skimming the surface of all industries and cultures, a new type of cross-pollination in apparel and accessories emerges with comfort top of mind. Join The Doneger Group for a look at concept trends, including sociocultural influences and design inspirations. This session will also break down what’s new and next for... ...read more...
    • Education
    • Location: Trend + Design Center (Booth 1014-LL)
    Taking our passions & professions seriously but taking ourselves a lot less seriously… as people, as brands. We're handcuffed to budgets, shareholders and society's ever-changing standards as though we're under constant scrutiny (because we are). Taking risks and exposing vulnerabilities are often desired but rarely acted upon in today's corporate... ...read more...
    • Education

    Friday, January 26, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    • Location: The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
    If you want to know the truth behind why it is so hard to control anything on the Amazon platform, this session is for you. It is easy to get caught up in all the technical algorithm mumbo jumbo, so let’s cut to the chase and get to bottom of... ...read more...
    Speaker(s)
    Co-Presenter
    Scott Ohsman
    The Cairn Company
    • Education

    Friday, January 26, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    • Location: Trend + Design Center (Booth 1014-LL)
    We all know about The Touch, The Feel of Cotton… but were you aware that the U.S. Cotton industry is one of the most technologically-advanced agricultural industries in the world, making considerable progress over the past 30 years to decrease environmental impact of cotton production, and setting significant goals for... ...read more...
    Speaker(s)
    Speaker/Presenter
    Dr.  Jesse Daystar
    Chief Sustainability Officer
    Cotton Incorporated
    Sponsored by:

    • Education

    Friday, January 26, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    • Location: RANGER Station (Booth VO129-SL)
    After an unprecedented attack on America’s national monuments by President Trump, the outdoor industry came together like never before and fought back. Although the president’s decision to eliminate protections for millions of acres of public land, the largest rollback in the nation’s history, there is much more work to be... ...read more...
    Sponsored by:

    • Education
    • Location: The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
    Hosted by Rebecca Rusch (professional cyclist and adventurer) with panelists Roxanne Vogel (GU sports nutritionist), Meredith Edwards (professional ultrarunner/ski-mountaineer), and retailer Alpenglow Sports. Take your sports nutrition products from “afterthought” to “essential gear.” Learn how to engage your customers through nutrition education and get creative merchandising tips to turn your... ...read more...
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    • Education
    • Location: Agate Room at the Hyatt Regency Denver
    As omnichannel buyer behavior changes and competition gets fiercer than ever, retailers must shift the way they manage products across their selling channels. Data fuels these decisions and makes it possible to create a cohesive strategy. In this session, attendees will learn how to strengthen cross-channel sales by implementing the right policies, as well as pricing, promotion, and enforcement strategies to maximize growth. ...
    • OU Sessions
    • Education

    Friday, January 26, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    • Location: The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
    Stick around after the How Digital Natives are Winning in a Post-Amazonian World for a Happy Hour with Thread Creative. Enjoy FREE beer from Sierra Nevada and great conversations! This session is located on the Upper Exhibition Level at The Camp in Booth 56116-UL....
    Sponsored by:

    • Event
    • Location: The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
    Amazon has most traditional brands and retailers scrambling for a whole new business model. But digital natives have always lived in this strange, new post-Amazonian world. Learn how some of the most successful digital native brands and retailers have survived, thrived and even seen explosive growth by doing things Amazon... ...read more...
    Sponsored by:

    • Education

    Friday, January 26, 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM

    • Location: Red Rocks Amphitheatre
    Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show is partnering with Icelantic’s Winter on the Rocks to bring the Fashion Show to Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Friday, January 26. The night will kick off with the Fashion Show featuring DJ Matt Cassidy, followed by Brother Ali, JAUZ and Rick Ross. We will let... ...read more...
    • Event

    Saturday, January 27, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

    • Location: Four Seasons Ballroom, Colorado Convention Center
    Three years ago, Camber Outdoors (formerly OIWC) launched the highly successful CEO Pledge, a nationally recognized thought-leadership movement that is catalyzing change within the business cultures of over 75 outdoor active lifestyle companies.   Through the CEO Pledge, these organizations are successfully established women’s leadership as an ongoing strategic business imperative that... ...read more...
    Speaker(s)
    Co-Presenter
    Donna Carpenter
    CEO
    Burton
    Co-Presenter
    Jerry Stritzke
    CEO
    REI Co-Op
    Co-Presenter
    Jim Weber
    CEO
    Brooks Running
    Co-Presenter
    Sally McCoy
    Former CEO
    Camelbak
    Sponsored by:

    • Event

    Saturday, January 27, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    • Location: The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
    While the struggle over the preservation of Bears Ears National Monument and other wild places continues, a coalition of American Indian recreation enthusiasts has a unique message about how to protect public lands. The panel, “Indigenous Connections: Re-envisioning Recreation and Public Lands Preservation to Incorporate First Nation Values and Traditions,” seeks to inspire... ...read more...
    • Education
    • Location: Agate Room at the Hyatt Regency Denver
    This panel discussion between Patagonia, a former Patagonia intern, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Greening Youth will discuss Patagonia's hiring strategies, successes and challenges-including what the hiring experience is like from an intern's perspective-and Patagonia's partnership with Greening Youth Foundation. Come learn how businesses can use internships as... ...read more...
    • Education
    • Location: Trend + Design Center (Booth 1014-LL)
    Design is a collaborative process. We are in an an era where no one person can individually hold the knowledge of a product. Sharing knowledge and expertise is critical to growth and development of the field. Conversations with designers about their path and philosophy provide insights into what it takes... ...read more...
    • Education

    Saturday, January 27, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    • Location: RANGER Station (Booth VO129-SL)
    Allyship 101 explores the relationship between the outdoors and social justice. Through an in-depth discussion, we'll examine our individual impact on creating a more equitable and inclusive outdoors from both a personal and professional standpoint. This session is located on the Street Exhibition Level at the RANGER Station in Venture Out... ...read more...
    Sponsored by:

    • Education
    • Location: The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
    Win over any difficult customer, end workplace conflict, and build stronger, confident relationships with this simple, expert strategy that works EVERY TIME. This session is located on the Upper Exhibition Level at The Camp in Booth 56116-UL....
    Sponsored by:

    • Education
    • Location: Trend + Design Center (Booth 1014-LL)
    Sweat odor has been one of the main challenges for sportswear, workwear, and outdoor fabrics for decades. However, the problem is still unsolved. Based on extensive research, we know that there are different levels of odor management. This presentation guides you through the journey from microbe control to odor adherence to odor... ...read more...
    Sponsored by:

    • Education

    Saturday, January 27, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    • Location: The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
    Long walls are valuable retail real estate and need to be broken up to powerfully promote your merchandise and provide a focal point for the consumer. Learn strategies to segment your walls as well as how to tell multiple stories with some hands-on product play! Robin Enright Salcido is the founder... ...read more...
    Speaker(s)
    Speaker/Presenter
    Robin Enright Salcido
    • Education

    Saturday, January 27, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    • Location: Mineral Hall at the Hyatt Regency Denver
    Come to the OIA Industry Lunch for a meaningful discussion centered on the Come to the OIA Industry Lunch for a meaningful discussion centered on the importance of the outdoors and its contribution to a healthy campus community that ultimately creates a healthy outdoor industry community. Hear from the perspectives of two... ...read more...
    Speaker(s)
    Panelist
    Abigal Wyatt
    Southern Utah University
    Panelist
    Alondra Martinez
    Texas Women's University
    Panelist
    Dr. Carine Feyten
    Texas Women's University
    Moderator
    Ivan Levin
    Outdoor Foundation
    Panelist
    Scott Wyatt
    Southern Utah University
    • Education

    Saturday, January 27, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    • Location: Trend + Design Center (Booth 1014-LL)
    Promostyl is a leading Trend Agency helping Retailers adopt "the right approach" to continuously stay one step ahead of trends in their industry. Join Maria Teresa Sampedro-Dayan, Director at Promostyl, for a Fall/Winter 2019 Sport Color Review at the Trend + Design Center in Booth 1014-LL, located on the Lower Exhibition Level. ...
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    Saturday, January 27, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    • Location: The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
    Millennials, with their vast purchasing power and social media influence, have caused seismic shifts in the way marketers engage with their audiences.  This group communicates, learns, socializes, and shops through ever evolving digital pathways and technologies thanks to the proliferation of social media. They are desensitized to traditional advertising, which... ...read more...
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    Speaker/Presenter
    Andrew Higgins
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    • Education

    Saturday, January 27, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    • Location: Trend + Design Center (Booth 1014-LL)
    Biomimicry is the conscious emulation of nature's genius that can be applied to the fields of architecture, product design, energy, medicine, transportation, and social innovation. Drawing on 3.8 billion years of research and development, biomimicry can teach us how to create designs that don’t compete with the rest of the... ...read more...
    • Education
    • Location: Agate Room at the Hyatt Regency Denver
    Recent survey findings profiling soft goods and hard goods product management in specialty industries (outdoor, bike, ski, etc.) have indicated that understanding, defining, and managing new product processes are key to the success of product managers. This presentation will review the research, discuss some simple visual tools that can be... ...read more...
    • Education
    • Location: RANGER Station (Booth VO129-SL)
    Inspired by Audre Lorde’s quote “the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house,” this experiential presentation will feature leaders in the industry describing how their "tools"—i.e. their assets and their strengths—are part and parcel of building a new future for the industry. This session is located on the Street Exhibition... ...read more...
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    • Education

    Saturday, January 27, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    • Location: The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
    Find five simple hacks to grow your business in the age of Amazon.  Join our panel of industry experts as they explore five simple tactics that will help your business not just survive but thrive in the age of Amazon. Panelists include: Scott Ohsman—CEO, The Cairn Co Colin Moynihan—President, Uncle Dans Outfitters Marc Sherman—The... ...read more...
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    Speaker/Presenter
    Rick Saez
    The Outdoor Biz Podcast
    • Education

    Saturday, January 27, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    • Location: Mineral Hall at the Hyatt Regency Denver
    Join emerging leaders in the digital space as we explore the impact and opportunities in using social media to drive the next generation of outdoor advocacy. Learn how to take action and become a powerful voice on relevant topics like public lands, climate change, diversity, and local community issues....
    • Education
    • Location: The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
    As the retail environment and outdoor community evolves, so must everyday business practices. Join us as we share lessons learned from female executives who are building innovative, inclusive businesses and workforces. Come ready to hear some hard truths and uplifting stories and leave with strategies to engage with current and... ...read more...
    • Education

    Saturday, January 27, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    • Location: The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
    Join us as we continue the When Women Lead conversation over free beer and high fives. You won't want to miss the special treat we have in store for you. This session is located on the Upper Exhibition Level at The Camp in Booth 56116-UL....
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    Saturday, January 27, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    • Location: Bellco Theatre at the Colorado Convention Center
    Saturday, January 27, Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show will welcome Backcountry Film Festival’s “Night of Stoke” to the Bellco to celebrate public lands and the importance of continuing to address issues of climate change and conservation, among other environmental issues. Doors open at 6:30 pm and programming will begin at 7:00... ...read more...
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    Sunday, January 28, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    • Location: The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
    After surviving on northern Vancouver Island for 75 days for History Channel's self-shot survival reality series 'Alone', Jim Baird, along with his brother Ted, outlasted six other teams to come home with a cash prize of $500,000. With a background in remote wilderness travel, Jim Baird was unsure how their... ...read more...
    Speaker(s)
    Speaker/Presenter
    Jim Baird
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    • Education

    Sunday, January 28, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    • Location: The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
    In Non-Profits: Using Influencers and Content Creation for Good, we look at how non-profits can build content with and utilize athletes/influencers to broaden and deepen their messaging and grow their community on social media and beyond.  This session is located on the Upper Exhibition Level at The Camp in Booth 56116-UL....
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    • Education

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