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More speakers, topics added for The Meeting

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September 19, 2014, 9:05 am

Additional presenters and panel topics have been added to the lineup for the tenth installment of The Meeting presented by GoPro, happening in Aspen, Colo., October 2-4.

The registration fee for The Meeting is $349 per person through Monday, September 22, and $399 if purchased thereafter. Registration for The Meeting 10 includes access to panels, speakers, movie screenings, guest activities, live music and Meeting parties.

themeetinglogo“The combination of these speakers and topics are going to spark discussions that will provide attendees with a chance to evolve thinking on their own business while providing opportunity to expand their network,” says Deric Gunshor, Senior Event Marketing Manager, Aspen Skiing Company.

The Meeting is Colorado’s premier snow film festival with the latest ski and snowboard releases serving as the foundation for a weekend of panels, speakers, networking, music, art, and fun. The Meeting will include a one-day conference powered by Group Y on Friday October 3 with individual sessions that allow for discussion and networking. The conference portion of The Meeting will feature panels on content creation, social activism in business and presentations on digital audience, efficiency and additional topics.

The presentation and panel topics are as follows:

  • Discussion: Business and Social Movements presented by Protect Our Winters

How businesses and athletes can spark positive social change with Kim Coupounas and Chris Miller, hosted by Chris Davenport.

  • Presentation: TA McCann – Learning from your competition to win.
  • Discussion: Brand Content – The value, importance and relevance of content creation as a marketing tactic with Abe Kislevitz and Pat Mcilvain, hosted by Rob Campbell.
  • Discussion: Broadcast TV – The place of action and adventure sports on broadcast TV with Rob Faris and Tim Reed, hosted by Rob Campbell.
  • Group Y Birds of a Feather

Confirmed speakers for the conference are as follows:

  • 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, SVP of Programming & Production at Outside Television, is a four-time Emmy winning producer & executive, has been part of high profile productions like the 2004 Summer Olympics, and ESPN’s signature documentary series “SportsCentury.” But his most rewarding act, is his current one – the creation from scratch – of an exclusively high-def programming environment that enables millions to escape vicariously to the world’s most exotic locales or lose themselves amid the most captivating personalities and stories. 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
  • Tim Reed, Senior Director, Events & Content X Games, oversees creative development and the day-to-day operations and execution of X Games events. In addition to his events responsibilities, Reed drives the year-round content strategy and development for the X Games brand. Prior to his current role, Reed oversaw the planning and daily execution of Sports & Competition, Event Production, Medical and Logistics departments for X Games, where he led development of key X Games sports components including: RallyCross, the first temporary concrete courses, the first fan-voted event around Moto X Best Whip and created the discipline of Moto X Speed & Style. He also launched the first digital X Games competition, Real Street, which has grown into the Real Series franchise. http://xgames.espn.go.com/

Tickets to movies at the Wagner Park Theater will be sold separately through the Wheeler Opera House box office or online at www.aspenshowtix.com. Tickets for music and movies at the Belly Up Aspen will be available through the Belly Up Box office and online at www.bellyupaspen.com/events. The D&E and Four-Mountain Sports Fashion Show at the Belly Up will be free to the public but tickets must be purchased for Spazmatics show that follows. Stay tuned for the concert at the Belly Up on Saturday, October 4.  A conference-only pass will be offered for $225 and includes lunch and happy hour.

Event Pass Includes:

  • Conference session day (Oct 3) with lunch and happy hour
  • Private go-cart racing (Oct 4)
  • Guaranteed entry to the latest released ski and snowboard films
  • D&E Ski & Snowboard Shop Fashion Show at the Belly Up
  • Ticket for 2 nights of music at the Belly Up (10/2 – Spazmatics, 10/4 – TBA)
  • Complimentary drinks at all movies, music and opening party
  • Custom HH Meeting Fleece, bike rentals and gondola foot passenger tickets

For movie trailers and event information visit www.aspensnowmass.com/themeeting.

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