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

Tickets & Registration Available

Tuesday, April 30

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11:30am - 1:00pm

American Mountaineering Center

Keynote

Blazing Trail from the Bike to the Boardroom

Marianne Martin, First American Winner, Tour de France

A special collaboration with the Colorado Classic presented by VF Corporation.

Join us for a provocative panel discussion with pioneering women at the forefront of advancing gender equity in pro cycling, business and the public sector. In what’s sure to be a dynamic ride of a conversation, we will hear from women leaders who have performed at the highest levels, advancing gender equity in their respective fields — from the bike to the boardroom. Their stories are inspiring. Their journeys are filled with lessons learned and roads less traveled.

Featured Speaker:

Marianne Martin, First American Winner, Tour de France

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1:30pm - 4:00pm

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Workshop

Scaleable Sales

Sarah Rosen, Founding Partner of Spark Insights

A workshop geared toward small business on the topic of sales success.

A participatory workshop for small business owners/leaders to learn how to diagnose the strengths/weaknesses of their sales team (or selling efforts) Purpose – to provide the business case on why you should be assessing your sellers sales skills; to provide the tools and methodology to enable small business owners to do the assessment.

Featured Speakers:

Sarah Rosen, Founding Partner of Spark Insights

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3:00pm - 4:00pm

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Panel Discussion

Bikes and Sustainable Communities

Al Head, Founder, Golden Giddyup
Matthew George, Founder & Editor In Chief, Front Range Mountain Biking
Jordan Trout, Government Relations Coordinator, People for Bikes

How Biking Enriches Communities

A vibrant conversation on how bikes build relatedness and community that endures.

From bike builders, riders and community advocates this wide-ranging discussion will explore the value of biking as it applies to community building.  Where and how do we navigate the obstacles of trails, maintenance, increased ridership and trail use? What are our opportunities and responsibilities?  How do bike lanes impact population growth and community development.

Moderator

Anne Keller, Co-Founder, The Hot Tomato

Panelists:

Al Head, Founder, Golden Giddyup

Matthew George, Founder & Editor In Chief, Front Range Mountain Biking

Jordan Trout, Government Relations Coordinator, People for Bikes

Wednesday, May 1

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11:30am - 1:00pm

American Mountaineering Center

Keynote

Why Rural? Why Now? And, How

Enoch Elwell – CEO, CO.Starters & Co-Founder, Rural Rise

Russ Schnitzer – Senior Program Director, Gates Foundation

The real people, real work and real communities driving today’s rural resurgence.

It takes just one, or only a small handful of principled, committed people to have an outsized impact in the shaping of a community, its culture and its economy. Paired with an expanded ecosystem of resources and leaders from divergent walks of life there is a small army of people across the country, coming together to reimagine rural America. Join two national leaders who have studied this landscape far and wide to explore the various forces driving America’s interest in rural development. A conversation in partnership with Startup Colorado.

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3:00pm - 4:00pm

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Panel Discussion

Five Bold Ideas on Water Conservation

Carlos Fernandez, State Director, The Nature Conservancy Colorado

Business. Water. Bold Partnerships. Big Return.

Featured Speakers:

Carlos Fernandez, State Director, The Nature Conservancy Colorado

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1:30pm - 4:00pm

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Public Workshop

Building a Sustainable Entrepreneurial Ecosystem 101 – Rural Ecosystem Development

Enoch Elwell – CEO, CO.Starters & Co-Founder, Rural Rise

Learn what ecosystem building is and the tools to better understand themselves, their communities, and ways to grow in their work.

This 2.5 hour workshop from CO.STARTERS helps local community leaders learn what ecosystem building is and gives them the tools to better understand themselves, their communities, and ways to grow in their work.

What Participants can expect to get out of it:
– Make connections and get to know one another
– Overview of what Ecosystem Building is and why it matters (drawing from the Kauffman
Playbook)
– Understanding yourself, your role as an ecosystem builder, and what’s driving you
– Helpful frameworks for working in your ecosystem (CO.STARTERS Canvas & Stages of
Community Growth)
– Developing an action plan to help you grow over the next year…

Featured Speakers:

Enoch Elwell – CEO, CO.Starters & Co-Founder, Rural Rise

Thursday, May 2

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11:30am - 1:00pm

American Mountaineering Center

Keynote

Create for an Audience of One

Maximillian Potter, Editor-at-Large, Esquire Magazine
Brendan Leonard, Writer; Founder, Semi-Rad

Panelists:

Maximillian Potter, Editor-at-Large, Esquire Magazine
Brendan Leonard, Writer; Founder, Semi-Rad; Contributing Editor, Adventure-Journal; Columnist, Outside Magazine

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1:30pm - 2:30pm

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Panel Discussion

The Future of Leadership – Industry + Community + Outdoors

Bruce Dotterer, Sports & Outdoor Market Intelligence, NPD Group (FLA Class 2)
Molly LaBonte, Sales Director, Digital Marketplace, The North Face (FLA Class 1)

Personal sustainability, self awareness and directing your career happiness.

There are multiple paths to your destination. Personal purpose informs your entire career. Work comes before the reward – fill the gap. It’s all about choices. These pillars can help you to build a sustainable career in the outdoor, or any, industry. Seasoned and new outdoor industry leaders from Skip Yowell’s Future Leadership Academy will discuss how to take the reins on a career in the outdoor industry through choices, hard work and personal purpose. Direct your own happiness to make career choices that move you up and in alignment with your values.

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1:30pm - 2:30pm

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Panel Discussion

The Built to Last Business

John-Paul Maxfield, Founder, Waste-Farmers & Batch64

Are Keep Goings the New Startups?

Just how deep is our craving for sustainability? Explore business models that become longstanding culturally-driven organizations, from employee-owned companies to multi-generational legacies.

Panelists:

John-Paul Maxfield, Founder, Waste-Farmers

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1:30pm - 3:30pm

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Panel Discussion

Beyond Equity – Right-Size Your Capital Search

Cory Finney, Greater Colorado Venture Fund, Colorado Lending Source

Identifying and structuring the appropriate capital structures for your business.

Identifying and structuring the appropriate capital structures for your business.

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Panel Discussion

Open Spaces. Open Minds.

Mary Jane Loevlie (Argo Mine)

Opening Our Eyes to How Our Future Workspaces Will Be Designed.

Panelists:

Mary Jane Loevlie, Argo Mine