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The Meeting: Conference Details

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The Meeting will include a one-day conference powered by Group Y on Friday October 3rd with individual sessions that allow for discussion and networking. The speakers create a compelling line-up that brings outside perspective to facilitate thought-provoking discussion around a variety of topics rooted in growing snow sports business. The only way to attend the conference and select other portions of The Meeting is by REGISTERING HERE.

In 2014, the conference portion of The Meeting will gather top minds from inside snow sports and outside to lead a series of discussions on a range of topics. The conversations regarding content, digital landscape, brand activation, licensing and connecting action sports with the mainstream are certain to continue while new topics will be introduced.

 Conference Schedule
   
 10 AM Panel
   
 10:55 AM Presentation
   
 11:30 AM Presentation
   
12:30 PM Lunch 
   
1:30 PM Panel
   
2:25 PM Presentation
   
3 PM Presentation
   
4 PM Happy Hour

Event Pass Details:

Registration is required to attend the conference as well as gain access to other select elements of the event. The event pass is $349 before Sept. 22nd and $399 after. We are offering access to only the conference on Friday, October 3rd for $225. This does not include access to any other events at The Meeting or benefits of the event pass.

Event Pass includes:

  • Industry Conference Session Day (Oct 3) with lunch provided
  • Happy hour following conference sessions
  • Go Kart Racing (Oct 4) 
  • Guaranteed entry to the latest released ski and snowboard films
  • Ticket for 2 nights of music at the Belly Up 
  • Bike rentals and gondola foot passenger tickets
  • Complimentary drinks at all movies, music and opening party
  • Event gift bag with custom Helly Hansen fleece and items from other sponsor

2014 Conference Speakers

Rob Campbell
is the 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 over 20 years, serving a number of key roles including editor at Snowboarder Magazine and Editorial Director for Transworld Media. www.business.transworld.net

Kim Coupounas heads B Lab, Colorado, 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. www.bcorporation.net

Chris Davenport, two-time World Champion skier, is widely regarded as one of the premier big mountain skiers in the world today. Among his many ski mountaineering achievements, in 2007 Chris became the first person to ski all fifty-four of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks in less than one year. He has numerous first descents of peaks around the globe under his belt, and recently guided and skied on Mt. Everest. Chris has been featured in more than thirty ski films by Warren Miller and Matchstick Productions. www.chrisdavenport.com

Rob Faris is SVP of Programming & Production at Outside Television. www.outsidetelevision.com

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

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 currently V.P. Global Sports Marketing at Oakley. Responsible for athletes and event integration for Oakley worldwide. Pat Mac is also President of 1242 Productions a media production group under the Oakley banner, responsible for action sport video titles such as: Session 1242, The community Project, Separate Volume, Our life, Push Process, Uniquely, Tracking Erero, dispatch series, Naturally and more. Pat is also an autism advocate and sits on board of directors for an autism foundation TACA (Talk about curing autism). www.oakley.com

Chris Miller is 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. www.benjerry.com

About Group Y
GROUP Y is the original and leading collective of professionals focused on youth marketing, action sports, entertainment and other progressive and expressive cultures. Its mission is to share insights across industries and ignite ideas that inspire the current and next generation leaders and decision makers. Using events, outreach, content and consultation, Group Y takes the work out of networking and strengthens the areas where industries overlap.

Check out one of the presentations from The Meeting 2013 



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Paul Crandell – Vice President of Marketing at GoPro, Crandell is a leader in all areas of marketing and staff management, structure build and international business development at the world's most versatile camera company. http://gopro.com/

riCardo Crespo – C/C/O at Th13teen, riCardo is prominent in the design and branding industries as a provocative ronin; driven by his ethos of intelligently provoking and delivering against a brand’s promise through innovative thought leadership and compelling communication. www.th13teen.com

Ian Durkin - Curator of Staff Picks videos for Vimeo by day, and photographer/filmmaker all the other times, Ian Durkin spends a lot of time looking at, and thinking about, film. Particularly, he considers how such things live on the Internet. www.vimeo.com

Danny Grant - As General Manager of The Orchard Sports he works directly with filmmakers and brands to help syndicate and monetize their premium content world wide. http://www.theorchard.com/

Jim Gunning - Managing Director/Partner for RESQWATER Anti Hangover Drink, Jim has almost 20 years of experience leading brand building and marketing initiatives for such brands as Red Bull, Vitamin Water and Target.  Currently he is overseeing the national launch for RESQWATER Anti Hangover Drink.http://www.resqwater.com/

Chase Jarvis - Well known as a visionary photographer, director, and fine artist with a consistent ambition to break down the barriers between new - and traditional media, fine - and commercial art. http://www.chasejarvis.com/

Steven Kotler - The Rise of Superman: As the author of three books on the subject and co-founder and director of research at the Flow Genome Project, Steven Kotler is one of the world’s leading experts on ultimate human performance. In this riveting talk, he provides a stunning tour of current research, primarily focusing on “flow states”—an optimal state of consciousness where we both feel our best and perform our best. Researchers now know that flow sits at the heart of almost every athletic championship; underpins most major scientific breakthroughs; and accounts for significant progress in the arts. So what is this mysterious state? How does it work its magic? And—if this really is the secret to ultimate human performance—how can we get more of it in our personal and professional lives?

Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist and co-founder and director of research for the Flow Genome Project, an international, multi-disciplinary organization dedicated to decoding the state of peak performance known as flow. His books include the non-fiction works “Abundance,” “A Small Furry Prayer” and “West of Jesus” and the novel “The Angle Quickest for Flight.” His articles have appeared in over 60 publications, including The New York Times Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, Wired, Forbes, GQ, National Geographic, Popular Science, Discover and the LA Times. He also writes Far Frontiers, a blog about disruptive technology, guerilla neuroscience and adrenaline sport for Forbes.com.

C.J. Olivares - Currently Senior Media Consultant with Grind Media, C.J. is an executive media and sports consultant providing a range of brands, properties and media companies with strategic and operational guidance in the development, production and distribution of programming on linear and on-demand platforms, as well as strategic growth opportunities.  Mr. Olivares has more than 20 years of diverse experience packaging and producing television, sports and events, having served in an executive capacity with such entities as FUEL TV, Bluetorch, Fox Sports Net, Inclyne Sports and Triathlete Magazine. www.grindmedia.com

Russ Rowan - Russ is Spyder's SVP Sales and Global Marketing with 21 years of experience in the action and wintersports industries having spent time at Helly Hansen, Burton, and O'Neill. www.spyder.com

Nick Sargent – Nick is the Global Director of Strategic Alliance at Burton Snowboards.  For 10 years, Nick has taken the lead on creating, negotiating and managing all global brand partnerships, brand licensing, and event partners for the company. Nick has raised the bar on developing high profile partnerships that have resulted in highly successful and unique brand integrations. www.burton.com

Brooke Wentz – As Founder of The Rights Workshop, Wentz boasts an award-winning music supervisor background and intellectual property rights executive with over 20 years working in the television, cable, film and recording industries. www.rightsworkshop.com

Paul Crandell – Vice President of Marketing at GoPro, Crandell is a leader in all areas of marketing and staff management, structure build and international business development at the world's most versatile camera company. http://gopro.com/

riCardo Crespo – C/C/O at Th13teen, riCardo is prominent in the design and branding industries as a provocative ronin; driven by his ethos of intelligently provoking and delivering against a brand’s promise through innovative thought leadership and compelling communication. www.th13teen.com

Ian Durkin - Curator of Staff Picks videos for Vimeo by day, and photographer/filmmaker all the other times, Ian Durkin spends a lot of time looking at, and thinking about, film. Particularly, he considers how such things live on the Internet. www.vimeo.com

Danny Grant - As General Manager of The Orchard Sports he works directly with filmmakers and brands to help syndicate and monetize their premium content world wide. http://www.theorchard.com/

Jim Gunning - Managing Director/Partner for RESQWATER Anti Hangover Drink, Jim has almost 20 years of experience leading brand building and marketing initiatives for such brands as Red Bull, Vitamin Water and Target.  Currently he is overseeing the national launch for RESQWATER Anti Hangover Drink.http://www.resqwater.com/

Chase Jarvis - Well known as a visionary photographer, director, and fine artist with a consistent ambition to break down the barriers between new - and traditional media, fine - and commercial art. http://www.chasejarvis.com/

Steven Kotler - The Rise of Superman: As the author of three books on the subject and co-founder and director of research at the Flow Genome Project, Steven Kotler is one of the world’s leading experts on ultimate human performance. In this riveting talk, he provides a stunning tour of current research, primarily focusing on “flow states”—an optimal state of consciousness where we both feel our best and perform our best. Researchers now know that flow sits at the heart of almost every athletic championship; underpins most major scientific breakthroughs; and accounts for significant progress in the arts. So what is this mysterious state? How does it work its magic? And—if this really is the secret to ultimate human performance—how can we get more of it in our personal and professional lives?

Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist and co-founder and director of research for the Flow Genome Project, an international, multi-disciplinary organization dedicated to decoding the state of peak performance known as flow. His books include the non-fiction works “Abundance,” “A Small Furry Prayer” and “West of Jesus” and the novel “The Angle Quickest for Flight.” His articles have appeared in over 60 publications, including The New York Times Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, Wired, Forbes, GQ, National Geographic, Popular Science, Discover and the LA Times. He also writes Far Frontiers, a blog about disruptive technology, guerilla neuroscience and adrenaline sport for Forbes.com.

C.J. Olivares - Currently Senior Media Consultant with Grind Media, C.J. is an executive media and sports consultant providing a range of brands, properties and media companies with strategic and operational guidance in the development, production and distribution of programming on linear and on-demand platforms, as well as strategic growth opportunities.  Mr. Olivares has more than 20 years of diverse experience packaging and producing television, sports and events, having served in an executive capacity with such entities as FUEL TV, Bluetorch, Fox Sports Net, Inclyne Sports and Triathlete Magazine. www.grindmedia.com

Russ Rowan - Russ is Spyder's SVP Sales and Global Marketing with 21 years of experience in the action and wintersports industries having spent time at Helly Hansen, Burton, and O'Neill. www.spyder.com

Nick Sargent – Nick is the Global Director of Strategic Alliance at Burton Snowboards.  For 10 years, Nick has taken the lead on creating, negotiating and managing all global brand partnerships, brand licensing, and event partners for the company. Nick has raised the bar on developing high profile partnerships that have resulted in highly successful and unique brand integrations. www.burton.com

Brooke Wentz – As Founder of The Rights Workshop, Wentz boasts an award-winning music supervisor background and intellectual property rights executive with over 20 years working in the television, cable, film and recording industries. www.rightsworkshop.com

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