April 30 - May 2, 2019 | Golden, Colorado
A 3 day summit and award program showcasing the industry and culture of the outdoors.

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The Wright recognizes outdoor-inspired founders and companies. Businesses born not on the whiteboard but rather on the trail or around the campfire, perhaps even over a whiskey. Meet the contenders of The Wright 2019.

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Golden, CO

The Wright program and Award Night are held in the heart of downtown Golden, as well as on the campus of Colorado School of Mines.


The Wright is made possible through the support of our community partners.

The Wright, a 3-day summit and award program illuminating the industry and culture of the outdoors returns April 29- May 2, to Golden, Colorado. Featuring a 3-part series of lunch-hour keynote conversations and a dozen afternoon panel discussions; all free and open to the public, The Wright culminates in the 8th annual Award Night celebration on Thursday, May 2, recognizing thirteen outdoor-inspired entrepreneurs from the Rocky Mountain region.

Hatched in 2011 as a non-traditional business award program recognizing outdoor founders and businesses, The Wright brings together a cross-section of leaders representing an array of outdoor-aligned industries and communities for discussions centering around core themes of stewardship, sustainability and possibility.


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