MAY 5-7, 2021

Golden, Colorado

Inspired by independent-minded, hard-working people and communities of the Rocky Mountain region, The Wright Summit is a signature annual celebration of the industry and culture of the outdoors. Featuring panel discussions, workshops, a keynote speaker series and special events, The Summit culminates with the much-anticipated Award Night celebration recognizing the Contenders for the 2020 Wright Award.


Hatched in 2011 as a non-traditional business award program celebrating entrepreneurs in the outdoor industry, The Wright today, at its core, is a community of doers. Those we celebrate are independent-minded men and women creating the products and experiences that draw us into the outdoors. The Wright brings together honest leaders, recognized for their contributions to their respective communities, and known to hold a deep-seated connection to place.

Since its inception, The Wright has had the privilege of highlighting 117 outdoor-inspired businesses representing 48 communities across four Rocky Mountain states. Each year, The Wright endeavors to select a dozen (give or take) companies from more than 100 peer-nominated businesses to join the accomplished and uplifting community of Contenders for The Wright Award. This award is presented annually as the cornerstone event of The Wright Summit, a 3-day symposium and award program showcasing real people, real work and real communities of the Rocky Mountain West. 

May 5-7 2021 | GOLDEN, CO

You just come back from The Wright different than from you came in. You’re just better…It’s the community coming together. It’s a rally.

Jason Blevins

The Colorado Sun

The Wright 2019 Summit in Review – VIDEO

"You just come back from The Wright different than from you came in. You're just better…It's the community coming together. It's a rally," Jason Blevins, The Colorado Sun

Posted by Something Independent on Wednesday, October 30, 2019