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