Select Criteria: Session Type = Education

Sunday, July 22, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Location: Demo Experience Education Tent
Join overlanding brands to understand the growing adventure-minded consumer group....
  • Demo Experience Education Tent
  • Education

Sunday, July 22, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Location: Demo Experience Education Tent
We continue to see an explosion in the climbing gym culture in the US, many climbers are being introduced to climbing indoors. In fact, many of those climbers will never climb outside. A new population of urban climbers - indoor climbers - are hitting the scene. How can the US... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Azissa Singh
American Alpine Club
Panelist
Brian Block
Business Unit Director
Climbing North America at Black Diamond
Panelist
Chelsea Rude
Professional Climber
Panelist
Jamie Logan
J Logan Architects
Panelist
John and Sierra Tarkington
Owners
Threshold Climbing Gym
Panelist
Ron Funderburke
American Alpine Club
Sponsored by:

  • Demo Experience Education Tent
  • Education

Sunday, July 22, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Location: Demo Experience Education Tent
Learn the merchandising of overland to engage and inspire both existing and new customers. After the session, come tour the overland vehicles and accessories and get hands-on experience....
  • Demo Experience Education Tent
  • Education

Sunday, July 22, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Location: Demo Experience Education Tent
Join Stand Up Paddle Industry Association for a preview into what's new in paddlesports, where we are with safety regulations, SUP in the Olympics, Foiling and more. ...
Sponsored by:

  • Demo Experience Education Tent
  • Education

Monday, July 23, 7:00 AM - 8:45 AM

  • Location: Hyatt Regency Denver
It’s imperative that the outdoor industry leads the movement to get all Americans outside to mirror the changing demographics of our country. From the science behind why humans need the outdoors for their health to the proven community benefits, the Industry Breakfast will inspire and bring to life stories of... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Chris Castilian
Great Outdoors Colorado
Speaker/Presenter
Florence Williams
The Nature Fix
Speaker/Presenter
Yesica Chavez
Colorado Outdoor Industry Recreation Office
  • Embassy Suites Downtown Denver
  • Education

Monday, July 23, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Location: High Altitude Den (Booth 32083-UL)
Get your own Universal Belay Card at the High Altitude Den.  Come by the climbing wall hosted by Eldorado Walls and The American Alpine Club and quickly demonstrate your toprope belay skills.  If you are belaying in a fundamentally sound way, we’ll print your personalized Universal Belay Certificate, on site.... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • High Altitude Den (Booth 32083-UL)
  • Education

Monday, July 23, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Location: Trend + Design Center (Booth 1040-LL)
What if we challenged ourselves to know the consumer so well that we heard their voice in every decision we made? What if by understanding their worries, struggles, dreams and joys we were able to transform a market? This is the story of how you can find victory in reconnecting... ...read more...
  • Trend + Design Center (Booth 1040-LL)
  • Education
  • Location: The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
This year, we celebrate 50 years of the National Trails System. Join us for Goodheart Coffee and a meet and greet at 9 a.m. followed by our discussion at 10 a.m. to learn more about the amazing network of Scenic, Historic and Recreational trails that provide public access to our most cherished... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
  • Education
  • Location: Embassy Suites Downtown Denver
Product customization is a hot trend. Empowering consumers to customize products online is a powerful engagement tool with a long list of marketing and operational benefits. Join Tom Flierl, VP of marketing at Amla Commerce, as he shares insights on how to prepare for product customization in a digital world....
  • Embassy Suites Downtown Denver
  • Education
  • Location: High Altitude Den (Booth 32083-UL)
Get your own Universal Belay Card at the High Altitude Den.  Come by the climbing wall hosted by Eldorado Walls and The American Alpine Club and quickly demonstrate your toprope belay skills.  If you are belaying in a fundamentally sound way, we’ll print your personalized Universal Belay Certificate, on site.... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • High Altitude Den (Booth 32083-UL)
  • Education

Monday, July 23, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Location: The RANGER Station (Booth VO358-SL)
The disconnect between food and fiber is real. They are both agricultural products, but people tend to forget that. There is a real opportunity for outdoor brands to source wool, leather, and food from regenerative agriculture and this panel discussion will provide resources and recommendations through the Savory Institute lens....
Sponsored by:

  • RANGER Station (Booth VO358-SL)
  • Education
  • Location: MR302-SL
Ensuring chemical Integrity in your products and supply chain may sound like a daunting task but some of the first steps are very pragmatic and extremely helpful for your business. Why does this matter so much now, and why is this going to be unavoidable in the near future. It... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • MR302-SL
  • Education
  • Location: The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
In an age of increasing consumer awareness and connectedness, demand for corporate responsibility has morphed into an expectation. Join the discussion with Portland State University School of Business Center for Retail Leadership to explore the behavior gap between consumers’ stated preferences for sustainable innovation and their purchase behavior.   Panelists: Ethan Cotton, Marketing/Supply... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
  • Education

Monday, July 23, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Location: Trend + Design Center (Booth 1040-LL)
Have you ever wondered why your synthetics garments stinks only after a few uses even with a so-called odor treatment? Our new SCENTRY REVIVE® technology will provide you with the most innovative odor control solution available in the textile industry.  Consumers all over the world consider odor a major pain... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Ivan Ong PH.D.
Vice President, Research and Development
Microban
Sponsored by:

  • Trend + Design Center (Booth 1040-LL)
  • Education

Monday, July 23, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Location: The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
No one wants to pull out a cook set and prep a complex meal in the middle of an active day on the trail, but few want to eat soggy sandwiches or yet another bar. Learn to make tasty ready-to-eat snacks and meals for your next adventure in this workshop... ...read more...
  • The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
  • Education
  • Location: Embassy Suites Downtown Denver
Join us as we launch the outdoor industry’s first-ever industry sustainability benchmarking report, looking at how outdoor industry companies of all sizes are tackling supply chain sustainability. For over 10 years, outdoor industry companies have been working together on identifying and scaling the best environmental and social responsibility practices in... ...read more...
  • Embassy Suites Downtown Denver
  • Education

Monday, July 23, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Location: High Altitude Den (Booth 32083-UL)
Come by the High Altitude Den to talk about all things rappelling with American Alpine Club.  See rappel extension rigs, see PASs, and knot blocks, and backups of all shapes and sizes.  ...
Sponsored by:

  • High Altitude Den (Booth 32083-UL)
  • Education

Monday, July 23, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Location: Trend + Design Center (Booth 1040-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...
  • Trend + Design Center (Booth 1040-LL)
  • Education
  • Location: The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
Camber Outdoors will facilitate a conversation on the show floor to explore why industry efforts aimed at inclusion must be intersectional. Research and experience show that companies that focus exclusively on women are often met with limited success in broader inclusion efforts. By understanding where white women and women of... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
  • Education

Monday, July 23, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Location: High Altitude Den (Booth 32083-UL)
Come by the High Altitude Den to talk about all things rappelling with American Alpine Club.  See rappel extension rigs, see PASs, and knot blocks, and backups of all shapes and sizes.  ...
Sponsored by:

  • High Altitude Den (Booth 32083-UL)
  • Education
  • Location: Embassy Suites Downtown Denver
Why are two of your brand’s most important traffic channels operating in silos?  Outdoor retailers know the value of earned traffic and invest heavily into both SEO and PR to drive customers to their stores. So why aren’t marketing leaders insisting that their SEO and PR teams collaborate? Outdoor marketers... ...read more...
  • Embassy Suites Downtown Denver
  • Education
  • Location: Embassy Suites Downtown Denver
Public lands are the backbone of the outdoor recreation economy, but there are many other industries that rely on public lands and waters. We all want the land to be healthy and sustainable, but utilize it in different, sometimes conflicting, ways. “Finding Common Ground” will explore the challenges, opportunities and... ...read more...
  • Embassy Suites Downtown Denver
  • Education
  • Location: MR302-SL
Supplier best practices and the coming age of transparency it’s no longer optional. Get information on trends, practical tools and discuss the transformation in the industry. Presented by: Bluesign...
Sponsored by:

  • MR302-SL
  • Education

Monday, July 23, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Location: Embassy Suites Downtown Denver
Join Outdoor Industry Association, REI, Outdoor Alliance and The Trust for Public Land for a preview of the latest, cutting edge technology and GIS mapping that play an increasingly important role in how we nvest in and protect our public lands....
Speaker(s)
Panelist
ADAM CRAMER
OUTDOOR ALLIANCE
Moderator
Alex Boian
Outdoor Industry Association
Panelist
Breece Robertson
The Trust for Public Lands
Panelist
Marc Berejka Colorado
REI
Tracks:
  • Education

Monday, July 23, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Location: the camp (Booth 56117-UL)
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 retailers. How can they connect and engage with a wider audience and not alienate their core supporters?... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
  • Education

Monday, July 23, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Location: High Altitude Den (Booth 32083-UL)
Come by the High Altitude Den to talk about all things rappelling with American Alpine Club.  See rappel extension rigs, see PASs, and knot blocks, and backups of all shapes and sizes....
Sponsored by:

  • High Altitude Den (Booth 32083-UL)
  • Education

Monday, July 23, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Location: Embassy Suites Downtown Denver
What do brands that have found a way to use the speed, data and reach of Amazon to enhance a broader digital strategy have in common? A different mindset and approach. Brands are confronting a shifting landscape driven by consumer behavior, technology and the interconnectedness of physical and digital platforms.... ...read more...
  • Embassy Suites Downtown Denver
  • Education
  • Location: Trend + Design Center (Booth 1040-LL)
Come learn from Bluesign how consumers have changed their views and expectations as it relates to sustainability. We will look at a diverse set of industries, explore trends and think about the future during this session....
Sponsored by:

  • Education
  • Location: The RANGER Station (Booth VO358-SL)
As manufacturers of physical goods we create pollution and are responsible for cleaning up our mess. We're all on the same page there. But how we clean up our mess is a source of endless debate. Join us for a panel to discuss best practices for reducing our collective footprint... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • RANGER Station (Booth VO358-SL)
  • Education
  • Location: The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
Join Bill Zimmermann and those in the climbing community to explore how retail can impact the bottom line, partnerships between climbing gyms and retail, the future of climbing gyms, what brands are doing to partner with gyms and the synergies between outdoor and indoor climbing. Stick around after the session for... ...read more...
  • The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
  • Education

Monday, July 23, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Location: High Altitude Den (Booth 32083-UL)
Sexual harassment and assault is so pervasive in society that the National Institute of Health considers it a public health issue. While it has garnered much public attention in the wake of #MeToo, the outdoor industry is only beginning to be aware of its prevalence in this space.  Come join Department... ...read more...
  • High Altitude Den (Booth 32083-UL)
  • Education

Monday, July 23, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Location: Peak Design Booth VO20-SL
Join Peak Design at their booth (VO20-SL) for cold draft beers (by Uinta) and get a hands-on look at our most advanced, thoughtfully composed bag line yet. Talk shop with the PD team about soft goods design, crowdfunding, sustainability, and/or Nerf weaponry....
Sponsored by:

  • Education
  • Location: Trend + Design Center (Booth 1040-LL)
Join Bluesign for happy hour after Consumer Insights Around Sustainability....
Sponsored by:

  • Trend + Design Center (Booth 1040-LL)
  • Education
  • Location: The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
Stick around after the Climbing education session to network and hang with those in the climbing community!...
  • The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
  • Education

Tuesday, July 24, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

  • Location: Embassy Suites Downtown 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 session... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Jula Day
The NPD Group, Inc.
Speaker/Presenter
Matt Powell
Vice President, Senior Industry Advisor
The NPD Group, Inc.
  • Embassy Suites Downtown Denver
  • Education

Tuesday, July 24, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Location: High Altitude Den (Booth 32083-UL)
Assisted braking devices provide measurable amounts of security to any belay team, and their almost always worth their weight.  Many of them barely weigh anything any way.  Come to the High Altitude Den, get a Universal Belay Card from American Alpine Club and play with every shape and size on... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • High Altitude Den (Booth 32083-UL)
  • Education

Tuesday, July 24, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Location: The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
Dry stretches on the Rio Grande — in May? Join Western Resource Advocates and leading voices on water, farming, and outdoor recreation to answer essential questions about the challenges and opportunities facing our freshwater lakes, rivers, and streams. From playgrounds to profits, our industry relies on water quantity and quality.   Panelists Include: Eugene Buchanan, Author, former... ...read more...
  • The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
  • Education
  • Location: Embassy Suites Downtown Denver
The presentation will provide a brief overview of the various forms of intellectual property (IP), and deliver insight through examples into how each IP regime can be used to distinguish your products from your competitor’s, build your brand, and prevent counterfeiting.  After a short presentation, Bill and Ian will field... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • Embassy Suites Downtown Denver
  • Education
  • Location: Embassy Suites Downtown Denver
The session will highlight key colors, shapes and marketing insights—all relevant to the outdoor markets....
  • Embassy Suites Downtown Denver
  • Education
  • Location: Trend + Design Center (Booth 1040-LL)
Artificial intelligence and robotics have been around for decades, but are now poised to make a significant impact on human life due to advances in hardware and data collection.  The sentient characteristics of these technologies has inspired, fascinated, and frightened mankind in equal parts.  Our collective perception and understanding of... ...read more...
  • Trend + Design Center (Booth 1040-LL)
  • Education

Tuesday, July 24, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Location: High Altitude Den (Booth 32083-UL)
Direct belays are cornerstone techniques for all multipitch climbing and they use of plaquette-style tools, assisted braking devices, and even the proven munter hitch have signature devices, carabiners, and techniques involved.  Come to the High Altitude Den and see why there are so many options are on the market and... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • High Altitude Den (Booth 32083-UL)
  • Education
  • Location: MR302-SL
Come learn from Bluesign how consumers have changed their views and expectations as it relates to sustainability. We will look at a diverse set of industries, explore trends and think about the future during this session....
Sponsored by:

  • MR302-SL
  • Education
  • Location: Trend + Design Center (Booth 1040-LL)
Learn how to seamlessly incorporate smart clothing technology into your existing product designs.  Join the DuPont™ Intexar™ team as they explore the future of smart clothing technology, discussing applications for fitness, heat, health, and beyond....
Sponsored by:

  • Trend + Design Center (Booth 1040-LL)
  • Education
  • Location: The RANGER Station (Booth VO358-SL)
An interactive Workshop on climbing accessibility for people with disabilities featuring USA Climbing National, and International Federation Sport Climbing champions. Climbing is as diverse as its participants. Hear the stories of pro-athletes from Asia, Africa, and America that are very different, but all share one thing in common. Our world... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • RANGER Station (Booth VO358-SL)
  • Education
  • Location: The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
Design for Feasibility (how it’s made), Desirability (how to make it desirable), and Viability (can it be produced and sold at a price to generate revenue) are qualities needed to be understood not only by product designers, but by sales, retail buyers, marketing and senior management. Faculty from Utah State... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
  • Education

Tuesday, July 24, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Location: Trend + Design Center (Booth 1040-LL)
Demand for unique and educational retail experiences, shifts in buying power towards mega-cities, upgrades in mobile technologies that simplify the shopping journey, dissatisfaction with current apparel offerings, and increasing expectations for product personalization are disrupting traditional retail environments around the world. Understanding the strategies global brands are utilizing to profit... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Justin Coates
Consumer Insights Leader
Eastman Chemical
Sponsored by:

  • Trend + Design Center (Booth 1040-LL)
  • Education

Tuesday, July 24, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Location: Embassy Suites Downtown Denver
Join Centric Software’s Innovation Playground during this product life-cycle management (PLM) lunch-and-learn session. Hear from seasoned PLM user Jeff Soncrant, owner of Eminent Cycles, who will share his PLM insights and use of Centric’s Field Testing app. All active brands today need a PLM solution. Whether you’re looking to drive... ...read more...
  • Embassy Suites Downtown Denver
  • Education
  • Location: The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
The comforts of home cooking can follow you on any adventure with just a few updates to your standard camp cooking routine. Learn tips and tricks to elevate your cooking outdoors without packing the whole kitchen. Featuring live recipe demos from our newly released cookbook, Dirty Gourmet: Food for Your... ...read more...
  • The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
  • Education
  • Location: Embassy Suites Downtown Denver
Join Outdoor Industry Association, The Nature Conservancy, Business for Water Stewardship and our panel of water experts for a discussion about how climate change, drought, water quality and the health of our rivers and waterways may determine the future of the outdoor industry. *Please note that box lunches will... ...read more...
  • Embassy Suites Downtown Denver
  • Education

Tuesday, July 24, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Location: High Altitude Den (Booth 32083-UL)
Get your own Universal Belay Card at the High Altitude Den.  Come by the climbing wall hosted by Eldorado Walls and The American Alpine Club and quickly demonstrate your toprope belay skills.  If you are belaying in a fundamentally sound way, we’ll print your personalized Universal Belay Certificate, on site.... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • High Altitude Den (Booth 32083-UL)
  • Education

Tuesday, July 24, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Location: The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
The outdoor and adventure space is for everyone to enjoy and for everyone to enjoy in their own desired way. Georgina Miranda, founder of She Ventures, will lead a panel discussion with leading industry marketing professionals and business owners around best practices for increased community engagement and communication to better... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
  • Education
  • Location: Trend + Design Center (Booth 1040-LL)
How three consumers used creativity, passion and gut instinct to redesign the garment that resoundingly frustrates all women - bras. With no experience in design and engineering these entrepreneurs surrounded themselves with the best advisors, designers and engineers to bring their vision to reality. We all have creative... ...read more...
  • Trend + Design Center (Booth 1040-LL)
  • Education

Tuesday, July 24, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Location: Embassy Suites Downtown Denver
In addition to bars and energy gels, many versatile food and supplement brands are beginning to occupy shelves at outdoor retail locations. Industry legends such as Jimmy Chin and Jeremy Jones are partnering with superfood supplement company HANAH ONE, and Patagonia Provisions has launched multiple food and beverage products as... ...read more...
  • Embassy Suites Downtown Denver
  • Education
  • Location: MR302-SL
Ensuring chemical integrity in your products and supply chain may sound like a daunting task but some of the first steps are very pragmatic and extremely helpful for your business. Why does this matter so much now, and why is this going to be unavoidable in the near future. It... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • MR302-SL
  • Education
  • Location: RANGER Station (Booth VO358-SL)
How do you turn your side hustle into a full-time gig? Outdoor creatives share their journey, including the challenges and success stories they've experienced while pursuing their dreams and turning their passion into a business....
  • RANGER Station (Booth VO358-SL)
  • Education
  • Location: High Altitude Den (Booth 32083-UL)
Get your own Universal Belay Card at the High Altitude Den.  Come by the climbing wall hosted by Eldorado Walls and The American Alpine Club and quickly demonstrate your toprope belay skills.  If you are belaying in a fundamentally sound way, we’ll print your personalized Universal Belay Certificate, on site.... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • High Altitude Den (Booth 32083-UL)
  • Education

Tuesday, July 24, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Location: Trend + Design Center (Booth 1040-LL)
Clothes provide shelter and protection, but also compromise our bodies’ ability to regulate our temperature. During sports, the body quickly overheats. This seminar gives an overview of available thermal regulation technologies, with a special focus on the dynamic cooling technology HeiQ Smart Temp. HeiQ Smart Temp is a family of... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • Trend + Design Center (Booth 1040-LL)
  • Education
  • Location: The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
D2C wizards and pure Digital Natives are thriving in this strange, new post-Amazonian world. Learn how some of the most successful brands and retailers have survived, thrived and even seen explosive growth by doing things Amazon can’t and being what Amazon isn’t. Whether you’re a manufacturer, eCommerce pure play, or... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
  • Education

Tuesday, July 24, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Location: High Altitude Den (Booth 32083-UL)
Get your own Universal Belay Card at the High Altitude Den.  Come by the climbing wall hosted by Eldorado Walls and The American Alpine Club and quickly demonstrate your toprope belay skills.  If you are belaying in a fundamentally sound way, we’ll print your personalized Universal Belay Certificate, on site.... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • High Altitude Den (Booth 32083-UL)
  • Education

Tuesday, July 24, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Location: Trend + Design Center (Booth 1040-LL)
A comprehensive trend forecast exploring the major macro trends that will influence the activewear market for the Spring Summer 2020 and Fall Winter 20/21 design seasons. Explore the major lifestyle factors, color influences,  innovations in cotton and cotton rich fabrics, as well as styling direction to help inspire the future... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • Trend + Design Center (Booth 1040-LL)
  • Education
  • Location: Embassy Suites Downtown Denver
Join us for a conversation with The Outdoor Foundation, The National Forest Foundation, The Access Fund, Protect Our Winters and Friends of Cedar Mesa. We're coming together to talk about how funding groups, non-profits and outdoor businesses are partnering to protect and steward the lands where outdoor industry customers go... ...read more...
  • Embassy Suites Downtown Denver
  • Education
  • Location: The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
Join us to hear about opportunities to expand your U.S. made business into foreign countries and hear firsthand about the opportunities and roadblocks from brands who have grown into these markets successfully. You will also hear from companies who are working hard to protect their products from IP infringement and... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
  • Education
  • Location: Embassy Suites Downtown Denver
You have a strong brand and a great product. You’ve ebbed and flowed with the best of them as the tides of retail have ushered in a new era of consumer expectations. You’ve tried to take what you know about your customers and translate it into brick and mortar retail... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • Embassy Suites Downtown Denver
  • Education
  • Location: The RANGER Station (Booth VO358-SL)
As workwear continues to disrupt the outdoor industry, join us for a front row seat as we discuss exciting trends in fabric innovations, fit, and authentic customer-based research and development....
Sponsored by:

  • RANGER Station (Booth VO358-SL)
  • Education

Tuesday, July 24, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Location: High Altitude Den (Booth 32083-UL)
Get your own Universal Belay Card at the High Altitude Den.  Come by the climbing wall hosted by Eldorado Walls and The American Alpine Club and quickly demonstrate your toprope belay skills.  If you are belaying in a fundamentally sound way, we’ll print your personalized Universal Belay Certificate, on site.... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • High Altitude Den (Booth 32083-UL)
  • Education

Tuesday, July 24, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Location: Dovetail Workwear Booth VO352-SL
Join Dovetail at their booth (VO352-SL) for happy hour after the Working Smarter panel....
Sponsored by:

  • RANGER Station (Booth VO358-SL)
  • Education
  • Location: The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
Stick around after the Making it in America panel to talk with other U.S. manufacturers and media over free (and cold!) beer. Cheers!...
Sponsored by:

  • The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
  • Education

Wednesday, July 25, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Location: High Altitude Den (Booth 32083-UL)
Get your own Universal Belay Card at the High Altitude Den.  Come by the climbing wall hosted by Eldorado Walls and The American Alpine Club and quickly demonstrate your toprope belay skills.  If you are belaying in a fundamentally sound way, we’ll print your personalized Universal Belay Certificate, on site.... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • High Altitude Den (Booth 32083-UL)
  • Education

Wednesday, July 25, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Location: Embassy Suites Downtown Denver
Social media presents challenges for brand owners to encourage consumer engagement while also enforcing intellectual property rights. Challenges include shutting down imposter accounts, dealing with the rapid spread of harmful information, avoiding a social media backlash and complying with FTC guidelines on endorsements and testimonials. The presentation will discuss balancing... ...read more...
  • Embassy Suites Downtown Denver
  • Education
  • Location: Embassy Suites Downtown Denver
In today’s global marketplaces, brands and brand recognition are now more important than ever to protect a company’s innovations and consumer relationships. The internet has created new opportunities for infringers to free ride on the ideas of brand owners.  It is not a question of whether a company will face... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • Embassy Suites Downtown Denver
  • Education
  • Location: Trend + Design Center (Booth 1040-LL)
Stepping into building your own company can be an unbelievably daunting task, but embracing your fears and taking risks is what being an entrepreneur is really about. More and more female-led companies are on the rise, and the only way we are going to see real innovation in women’s products... ...read more...
  • Trend + Design Center (Booth 1040-LL)
  • Education
  • Location: The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
Join Rapid Media and an expert industry panel addresses key issues facing paddlesport retailers today and tomorrow. What do the new tariffs mean to you. A thin slice of whitewater kayaking comeback. How to accessorize for fishy profits. Demo day delight: how to turn try it into buy it. Where... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
  • Education
  • Location: High Altitude Den (Booth 32083-UL)
Get your own Universal Belay Card at the High Altitude Den.  Come by the climbing wall hosted by Eldorado Walls and The American Alpine Club and quickly demonstrate your toprope belay skills.  If you are belaying in a fundamentally sound way, we’ll print your personalized Universal Belay Certificate, on site.... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • High Altitude Den (Booth 32083-UL)
  • Education

Wednesday, July 25, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Location: Trend + Design Center (Booth 1040-LL)
Join Dr. Jesse Daystar, Chief Sustainability Officer from Cotton Incorporated for a discussion regarding U.S. cotton’s reduced environmental impact, establishment of national level goals for continued improvement, and learn about collaborative research work being done by Cotton Incorporated to explore cotton’s biodegradability advantage over synthetic fibers in soil and water... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • Trend + Design Center (Booth 1040-LL)
  • Education
  • Location: The RANGER Station (Booth VO358-SL)
We're drowning in plastic. From microplastics to single-use bags and straws, over 18 billion pounds of un-recycled plastic ends up in the ocean each year. Join us as we talk shop about how this staggering statistic impacts the health of our environment. We'll provide tips and resources for battling our... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • RANGER Station (Booth VO358-SL)
  • Education
  • Location: MR302-SL
Supplier best practices and the coming age of transparency it’s no longer optional. Get information on trends, practical tools and discuss the transformation in the industry. Presented by: Bluesign...
Sponsored by:

  • MR302-SL
  • Education
  • Location: The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
This presentation will address various factors, including consumer needs and preferences, competition, sustainability, and technology, that may influence outdoor retailers’ decisions about what products and brands to carry as well as effective practices for merchandise inventory control, merchandise placement and presentation, and merchandise pricing.  Strategies for maximizing sales and profits... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
  • Education

Wednesday, July 25, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Location: The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
There’s nothing more motivating than a delicious meal accompanied by a hard earned view at the end of a day in the backcountry. Learn to create comforting backcountry meals without adding complication, weight or perishability with live recipe demos from our newly released cookbook, Dirty Gourmet: Food for Your Outdoor... ...read more...
  • The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
  • Education
  • Location: Embassy Suites Downtown Denver
Does your brand stand for something, or nothing at all? Come for the free lunch, and stay to learn from the industry’s most successful advocates about aligning your brand values with important community and political issues. Learn about the importance of listening through social media, navigating potential public relations issues, and how to become empowered in your... ...read more...
  • Embassy Suites Downtown Denver
  • Education

Wednesday, July 25, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Location: Trend + Design Center (Booth 1040-LL)
Finding inspiration in the right places to design something meaningful and differentiate in a flooding market segment. Jon Rayeski, Senior Industrial Designer with Otter Products shares his story of tight deadlines, choosing manufacturing for design, and diversifying a brand to create an award winning product that a 900lb grizzly bear... ...read more...
  • Trend + Design Center (Booth 1040-LL)
  • Education
  • Location: The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
What does it look like when women’s voices and perspectives are at the forefront of our industry? When Women Lead brings together female industry leaders to discuss the issues that resonate with our community the most. Join us for a conversation out how we can merge profit and purpose in... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
  • Education

Wednesday, July 25, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Location: High Altitude Den (Booth 32083-UL)
Anchor cleaning sequence continues to beguile climbers and climbing instructors alike.  Meet American Alpine Club at the High Altitude Den and see what all the fuss is about, and together we’ll see how the modern array of products on the market fit into this daily chore all climbers in a... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • High Altitude Den (Booth 32083-UL)
  • Education
  • Location: MR302-SL
Come learn from Bluesign how consumers have changed their views and expectations as it relates to sustainability. We will look at a diverse set of industries, explore trends and think about the future during this session....
Sponsored by:

  • MR302-SL
  • Education
  • Location: Embassy Suites Downtown 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 retailers. How can they connect and engage with a wider audience and not alienate their core supporters?... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • Embassy Suites Downtown Denver
  • Education

Wednesday, July 25, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Location: Embassy Suites Denver Downtown
Join Outdoor Industry Association and a panel of women leaders from across the spectrum of the outdoor industry for a conversation about some of the challenges women face in a male dominated industry and how we can develop more women as leaders and advocates. ...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
April Archer
SaraBella Fishing
Panelist
Christy Plumer
TRCP
Panelist
Jessica Loya
Green Latinos
Panelist
Jessica Wahl
Outdoor Industry Association
Moderator
Kim Reynolds
Mind Over Mountains
Panelist
Tracy Stone-Manning
National Wildlife Federation
  • Embassy Suites Downtown Denver
  • Education

Wednesday, July 25, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Location: Trend + Design Center (Booth 1040-LL)
Clothes provide shelter and protection, but also compromise our bodies’ ability to regulate our temperature. During sports, the body quickly overheats. This seminar gives an overview of available thermal regulation technologies, with a special focus on the dynamic cooling technology HeiQ Smart Temp. HeiQ Smart Temp is a family of... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • Trend + Design Center (Booth 1040-LL)
  • Education
  • Location: The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
Once again, we try to cut through all the nonsense, business buzz words and get to the bare bones of the pay per click keyword digital boondoggle you must understand to compete on Amazon and off. Scott will explain in terms we all can understand what to avoid, what... ...read more...
  • The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
  • Education

Wednesday, July 25, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Location: High Altitude Den (Booth 32083-UL)
Anchor cleaning sequence continues to beguile climbers and climbing instructors alike.  Meet American Alpine Club at the High Altitude Den and see what all the fuss is about, and together we’ll see how the modern array of products on the market fit into this daily chore all climbers in a... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • High Altitude Den (Booth 32083-UL)
  • Education

Wednesday, July 25, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Location: The RANGER Station (Booth VO358-SL)
The outdoor community’s inextricable link to public lands is now top of mind but how do we turn intention to do good into real impact and conservation for the long run. This panel, moderated by The Wilderness Society, will unpack the cultural changes we need to reinforce the policy and... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • RANGER Station (Booth VO358-SL)
  • Education
  • Location: Trend + Design Center (Booth 1040-LL)
Solar power is reshaping how today’s connected society recreates. A new breed of portable, affordable regenerative products are expanding consumer experiences and expectations when it comes to time outdoors. This session discusses trends in solar products, as well as impacts on related gear. A variety of solar... ...read more...
  • Trend + Design Center (Booth 1040-LL)
  • Education
  • Location: The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
From paddle sports and backpacking to climbing and snow sports…there are a number of organizations that introduce young people to outdoor adventure. These youth and families represent significant outdoor retail sales annually. Join professionals from the Boy Scouts of America and other invited youth serving organizations for a discussion on... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)
  • Education

Wednesday, July 25, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Location: High Altitude Den (Booth 32083-UL)
Anchor cleaning sequence continues to beguile climbers and climbing instructors alike.  Meet American Alpine Club at the High Altitude Den and see what all the fuss is about, and together we’ll see how the modern array of products on the market fit into this daily chore all climbers in a... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • High Altitude Den (Booth 32083-UL)
  • Education

Wednesday, July 25, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Location: The RANGER Station (Booth VO358-SL)
Join us for happy hour with the Wilderness Society after the Culture Nudge panel....
Sponsored by:

  • RANGER Station (Booth VO358-SL)
  • Education

Thursday, July 26, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Location: High Altitude Den (Booth 32083-UL)
For years, conscientious climbers have been learning to escape a belay.  Why?  Are we really trying to abandon our friends on the cliff?  Join American Alpine Club at the High Altitude Den and  explore some real world applications of belay escape together.  If we do need to escape a belay,... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • High Altitude Den (Booth 32083-UL)
  • Education

Thursday, July 26, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Location: High Altitude Den (Booth 32083-UL)
If you are thinking of replacing hardware at your local crag or if you are developing single pitch crags, head to the High Altitude Den and let the good folks at Fixe Hardware demo some of the anchoring options available to you....
Sponsored by:

  • High Altitude Den (Booth 32083-UL)
  • Education

Thursday, July 26, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Location: High Altitude Den (Booth 32083-UL)
Get your own Universal Belay Card at the High Altitude Den.  Come by the climbing wall hosted by Eldorado Walls and The American Alpine Club and quickly demonstrate your toprope belay skills.  If you are belaying in a fundamentally sound way, we’ll print your personalized Universal Belay Certificate, on site.... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • High Altitude Den (Booth 32083-UL)
  • Education

Thursday, July 26, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Location: High Altitude Den (Booth 32083-UL)
Get your own Universal Belay Card at the High Altitude Den.  Come by the climbing wall hosted by Eldorado Walls and The American Alpine Club and quickly demonstrate your toprope belay skills.  If you are belaying in a fundamentally sound way, we’ll print your personalized Universal Belay Certificate, on site.... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • High Altitude Den (Booth 32083-UL)
  • Education

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