Are you involved in the Colorado Outdoor Industry? Would you like to take an active role in preserving our public lands and their resources in Colorado’s central mountain region? If so then this one-day gathering of industry professionals might be a great way to become more involved. The Colorado Outdoor Industry Leadership Summit (COILSx) for the Colorado Rockies region is happening Friday, May 11 in Breckenridge, Colorado immediately following the Colorado Parks & Wildlife Partners in the Outdoors conference at Beaver Run Resort. COILSx will feature keynote talks by Congressman Polis and Luis Benitez, along with panel discussions, working groups and a happy hour.
What is COILSx?
The COILSx mountain regional meeting is presented by the Mountain Outdoor Recreation Alliance, a group of passionate outdoor recreation leaders in the Colorado Rockies, with the support of ELEVATE coworking spaces, Steamboat Springs Economic Development, Arapahoe Basin, Colorado Parks & Wildlife and Colorado’s Office of Outdoor Recreation.
Leaders in the outdoor industry, nonprofits, startups, businesses and organizations focused on public lands, outdoor recreation, rec tech / innovation attend this event from the central mountain region in Colorado, including Aspen (the Roaring Fork Valley), the Steamboat area, the Vail Valley, Winter Park/Grand County, Leadville and Summit County (Breckenridge, Copper, Frisco, Dillon, Keystone and Silverthorne).
This is the second COILSx meeting for the mountain region and is a “boots on the ground” kind of gathering (or boots in the snow, depending on the weather). Here’s what to expect:
* Skiing and snowboarding
* Inspiring talks and panels
* Work sessions on key topics
* Problem-solving & putting ideas into action
There is a full schedule for the conference that kicks off with an optional morning of skiing and riding at Arapahoe Basin. No pass? No worries! A FREE lift ticket is available courtesy of A-Basin’s sustainability team. Transportation there and back is also FREE with a complimentary shuttle that will leave Beaver Run Resort at 8:30 am, Friday. You must register for a seat.
At 1:30pm COILSx will begin at Beaver Run with Congressman Jared Polis and Luis Benitez, director of Colorado’s Outdoor Recreation Industry Office. Other speakers and facilitators include: Outdoor Industry Association, Aspen Skiing Company, Town of Breckenridge, Steamboat Springs Economic Development and more. A full schedule will run through 5pm that day.
For complete details head to: www.coilsx2018.splashthat.com
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