2018 Winter Education Agenda

OIA, in partnership with Outdoor Retailer, offers FREE professional training opportunities for all Outdoor Retailer attendees. Sessions will be held in the Bellco Theater at the Colorado Convention Center, Hyatt Regency HotelLe Meridien Hotel and around the show floor.

Thursday 1/25
Friday 1/26
Saturday 1/27
7:00 am - 8:30 am

OIA INDUSTRY BREAKFAST

Bellco Theatre – Colorado Convention Center

Project Drawdown: Hope for Climate Solutions

PRESENTER: Paul Hawken, Executive Director, Project Drawdown

The challenge of global warming too often leads us to conclude it is overwhelming and unsolvable. Yet there is hope, backed by real science and good old-fashioned human ingenuity. Join us for breakfast as Paul Hawken presents Project Drawdown, very likely the most comprehensive and positively framed model of climate solutions available today. Find out how we, as outdoor businesses and individuals, can play a critical role in turning the tide on our climate’s future.

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12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

OIA INDUSTRY LUNCH

Le Meridian Hotel

State of the Rockies and Conservation in the West: A Discussion of Bipartisan Issues and Opinions in the Rocky Mountain West

PRESENTERS: Amy Roberts, Outdoor Industry Association; Maite Arce, President & CEO, Hispanic Access Foundation; Dave Metz, FM3; Walt Hecox, Colorado College; Jennifer Rokala, Center for Western Priorities; Lori Weigel, Public Opinion Strategies; Travis Campbell, Smartwool

Debate about outdoor recreation, conservation on public lands and energy development and the trade-offs of each is ongoing across the nation. Join Outdoor Industry Association, Colorado College, the Center for Western Priorities and two of the nation’s leading pollsters for the release of the renowned 2018 Conservation in the West Poll and a discussion of the evolving opinions and priorities in the land management conversation in the West.

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12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

OIA Industry Lunch

Hyatt Regency - Centennial Ballroom

Spring/Summer 2020 Trends: The Collective Consciousness and ‘Multi-use’

PRESENTER: Haysun Hahn, Fast Forward Trending

Sustainable business practices are now a given in the outdoor industry, but there’s always room to grow. Grab lunch and learn about future trends and the corresponding sustainability considerations. Right now, most brands in the outdoor industry are preparing the products they’ll be selling in the third decade of this millennium. We find ourselves at a natural point to check in and check out how we plan for the ideas that will shape the look of the 2020’s. This session will cover social trends, style trends, and color issues that are influencing products that are multi-seasonal, multi-functional, and multi-generational, for people living multi-hyphenated lives –with sustainability top-of-mind.

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12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

OIA INDUSTRY LUNCH

Hyatt Regency - Mineral Hall

The Next Wave of Outdoorist: The Importance of Growing Outdoor Communities on College Campuses

PRESENTERS: Dr. Carine Feyten, Texas Woman’s University; Alondra Martinez, Texas Woman’s University; Scott Wyatt, Southern Utah University; Abigail Wyatt, Southern Utah University

MODERATOR: Ivan Levin, Senior Deputy Director, Outdoor Foundation

Come to the OIA Industry Lunch for a meaningful discussion centered on the importance of the outdoors and its contribution to a healthy campus community that ultimately creates a healthy outdoor industry community. Hear from the perspectives of two different schools, Southern Utah University and Texas Woman’s University, about how they have embraced bringing an outdoor culture to their campuses and the impact it has had on students and the greater community.

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