Aspen Snowmass Announces Conference Speakers for 'The Meeting'

Posted By: The Ski Channel on September 11, 2014 2:59 pm

Aspen Snowmass is proud to once again host The Meeting in Aspen, Colo. Oct. 2-4, 2014. In addition to being the premier snow film festival with the latest ski and snowboard releases, The Meeting serves as the foundation for a weekend of panels, speakers, networking, music, art and fashion. Now in its 10th year, The Meetinghas grown into an influential conference for snow and action sports brands, film makers, media and resorts to attend. Registration for The Meeting starts at $349 per person, which includes all panels, movies, activities, music and parties. Visit http://www.aspensnowmass.com/events-and-activities/events/the-meeting/schedule for the complete film and event schedule.

Outside Aspen Snowmass | Photo Jeremy Swanson

Outside Aspen Snowmass | Photo Jeremy Swanson

“The evolution of The Meeting over its 10year history has set the event on a path of consistently delivering unique experiences and incredible networking opportunities to attendees,” says Deric Gunshor, Senior Manager Event Marketing, Aspen Skiing Company.

Movie Viewing | Photo Jeremy Swanson

Movie Viewing | Photo Jeremy Swanson

On Friday, Oct. 3, top minds from inside-and-outside the snow sports industry will gather to provide unique perspectives that facilitate thought-provoking discussion on a variety of topics rooted in growing and supporting the snow sports business. The event will feature panels on content creation, social activism in business and presentations on digital audience, efficiency and additional topics. The following panelists are confirmed, with more speakers and the final conference agenda to be announced soon.

PANEL SPEAKERS

T.A. McCann – is a CEO, an entrepreneur, a member of two America Cup teams and founder of Rival IQ. www.rivaliq.com

Pat Mcilvain –is Vice President of Global Sports Marketing at Oakley Inc. Pat is responsible for athletes and event integration for Oakley worldwide. Pat is also President of 1242 Productions, a media production group under the Oakley banner, which is responsible for action sport video titles such as: Session 1242, The community Project, Separate Volume, Our life, Push Process, Uniquely, Tracking Erero and more. http://www.oakley.com/

Abe Kislevitz – handles media production at GoPro. He is a media creator, tech geek and an outdoor enthusiast. http://gopro.com/

Chris Miller – Social Mission Activism Manager at Ben & Jerry’s, where he develops consumer facing activism campaigns that support the company’s progressive mission and values. Previously Chris led the sustainability work at Seventh Generation, directed Greenpeace USA’s national climate campaign and served on the staff of then Congressman Bernie Sanders. http://www.benjerry.com/

Kim Coupounas – heads B Lab, Colorado, a state chapter of the Benefit Corporation movement, which supports businesses that want to do good as well as make money. Kim is co-founder of Boulder-based outdoor manufacturer and retailer GoLite, where she served as CEO and Chief Sustainability Officer. She has also served as Chairman of the Board of the Outdoor Industry Association. http://www.bcorporation.net/

Rob Campbell – General Manager and Editor-In-Chief of Transworld Business, the action sports industry”s leading source for trade news, trends, and new product information. Rob has worked in media for Setup:Testing effects of texting while driving schools in bronx vs effects of drunk drivingDone on same day with same weather/road conditionsFocused on driver’s reaction times to a light at eye level, which simulates a lead car’s brake lightsTesting done on a rented taxiway, driving schools in bronx in a straight lineResults:Baseline: 0. over 20 years, serving a number of key roles including editor at Snowboarder Magazine and Editorial Director for Transworld Media. http://www.business.transworld.net/

Panelists at Snow Mass | Photo Jeremy Swanson

Panelists at Snowmass 2013 | Photo Jeremy Swanson

Registration and Tickets

Registration for The Meeting 10 is now live at the OFFICIAL REGISTRATION PAGE.

Event Pass Registration ($349 before Sep. 22, $399 after Sept. 22) includes:

·         Industry Conference Session Day (Oct. 3) with lunch provided

·         Happy hour following conference sessions

·         Go-cart Racing (Oct. 4)

·         Guaranteed entry to the latest released ski and snowboard films

·         Ticket for two nights of music at Belly Up (TBA – Oct. 2 & TBA – Oct. 4)

·         Bike rentals and gondola foot passenger tickets

·         Complimentary drinks at all movies, music and opening party

·         Official Helly Hansen custom event fleece

For only the conference portion, registration is available for $225. This includes lunch and happy hour.

Go Carts part of the 2013 Snow Mass | Photo Jeremy Swanson

Go Carts part of the 2013 Snowmass | Photo Jeremy Swanson

MOVIES

This year’s feature films include: Marie-France Roy – The Little Things, Matchstick Productions – Days of My Youth, Stept Productions – Ten & Two, Level 1 – Less, Teton Gravity Research – Higher, Teton Gravity Research – Almost Ablaze, Shredbots – The Movie, Will Film For Food – Sol Food.

LODGING

The Limelight Hotel will once again be the official headquarters for The Meeting. For reservations please email reservations@limelighthotel.com or call 800.433.0832. http://www.limelighthotel.com/

Video & Photos

Follow @AspenSnowmass on twitter for all the latest updates. Please note the official hashtag of the event: #TheMeeting10 and @limelighthotel. To check out everything that went down at The Meeting 9 last year click here: https://vimeo.com/76007546 or visit https://www.flickr.com/photos/aspensnowmass/sets/72157635947091955/ for photos.

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