Gold Medalist Seth Wescott to keynote CES sports and fitness tech summit

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 7, 2011 8:41 am

DeLorme, the innovation leader in GPS and mapping technology, welcomes World Champion and Gold Medal snowboarder Seth Wescott as part of Team DeLorme at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

The Champion snowboarder will be the keynote speaker for the Sports and Fitness Tech Summit, in the Living in Digital Times section at CES in the North Hall. He will discuss his experiences as an outdoors enthusiast who uses a variety of technology to support and enhance his activities as well as his use of technology as he pursues solo adventures in remote locations around the world. Sports and Fitness Tech Summit is part of the Living in Digital Times section at CES.

Photo: L.A. Times

The Sports and Fitness Tech Summit is scheduled for noon on Friday, January 7. Prior to the Summit, Wescott will be signing autographs from 10:30 to noon at the DeLorme exhibit (Booth 3327, North Hall).

DeLorme is featuring Wescott as part of its promotion of the Earthmate PN-60w with SPOT Satellite Communicator. This unique product pairing comprises the world’s first handheld GPS capable of sending custom text messages using SPOT satellite technology – a revolutionary new way to communicate from remote locations beyond the reach of cell phone coverage.
In addition to his participation at CES, Wescott will appear in a 2011 DeLorme print advertising campaign.

Wescott is one of the most accomplished and decorated athletes in snowboarding history having reached the podium in every major snowboard cross event in the world. Wescott, a four-time U.S. National Champion, nine-time Winter X Games medalist, and three-time World Championships medalist, is an ambassador for “Take it Outside,” a state-wide initiative in Maine to encourage children and families to reconnect with nature, and also serves as a spokesperson for “WinterKids,” a program established to encourage and help young people be active, and enjoy all that winter sports have to offer in Maine.

Most recently, Wescott partnered with several other world-class athletes in support of the “Level Field Fund,” a grant making program that bridges gaps in funding for uniquely talented athletes in need of financial assistance. The Maine native resides and trains at Sugarloaf Mountain in Carrabassett Valley.