2022 Schedule

The Meeting speaker sessions will take place at The Limelight Aspen

Monday, September 19

3:00pm- 5:00pm - Registration | Limelight Aspen
6:00pm-6:30pm -
Welcome Reception with Nick Martini (Stept Studios) | Mountain Chalet
6:30pm-8:00pm -
Appetizers, Drinks & Speakers | Mountain Chalet

Tuesday, September 20

8:00 - 9:00AM - Registration | Limelight Aspen

9:00AM - Introduction and Welcome from Deric Gunshor

9:20 - 10:10AM | Speakers Session 1: Steve “Stix” Nilsen (Liquid Death) + Chris Miller (Ben & Jerry’s)

Topic: Independence, humor, individualism and activism as the cornerstones of business success.

10:15 - 11:05AM | Speakers Session 2: Micah Abrams (Outside Media), Brendan Gahan (Mekanism)

Topic: Community Hacking: A Focus on depth over breadth when connecting with consumers and future proofing your brand.

11:20AM - 12:15PM | Speakers Session 3: Melanie Strong (NEXT VENTŪRES), Barrett Christy (former Olympian, Gnu)

Topic: From big brands to startups—harnessing the athlete mindset to achieve business success and how it can be a means for creating more ownership, opportunity, and equity.

2:00 - 5:00PM - Get Outside - Activities

5:30 - 7:30PM - Happy Hour | Mi Chola

Wednesday, September 21:

9:00AM - Introduction and Welcome

9:20 - 10:15AM | Speakers Session 1: Issa Sawabini (Fuse), Jason Brown (NTWK)

Topic: New avenues for connecting with consumers, owning your distribution channels, and the relationship between brand, influencers, and fan communities.

10:15 - 11:05AM | Speakers Session 2: Lindsay Yaw Rogers (Raw Strategy), Lisa Burnes, Torin Yater-Wallace

Topic: Reckoning with the evolving relationships between athletes, ambassadors and brands. Examining how to build a more sustainable model for partnerships, community, and authentic storytelling that benefits brands, ambassadors, and audiences.

11:20AM - 12:15PM | Speakers Session 3: Spencer Reeder (Audi of America), John Rigney (Aspen Skiing Company)

Topic: Corporations confronting climate change: strategy and meaningful action.