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Driving Your Sustainability Strategy: How the Higg Index Can Help

PRESENTERS: OIA Sustainable Business Innovation staff DESCRIPTION: A strategic, holistic approach to sustainability is necessary in today’s marketplace. It inspires better business decisions and can result in cost savings, increased production and operational efficiency, improved brand perception and proactive engagement on emerging issues. But where do you start with developing your sustainability strategy? How do…

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AAC Education

DESCRIPTION: Choose your EDU Adventure. Come by the AAC climbing wall to tackle your burning climbing education questions. Do you want to know more about anchoring? Rappelling? Belaying? Do you want to get a personalized AAC Universal Belay Card? The wall will be staffed with AAC educators ready to indulge your questions, have the tough…

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TRENDS in Climbing: Small Teams Rescue is Changing

DESCRIPTION: The AAC has been slowly reformulating the nature of small teams and improvised rescue training. For decades, the top down curriculum taught by guides and climbing instructors has emphasized the least common scenarios in climbing, with load transfer techniques being the foundational skill. All those skills are still valuable, but they might not be…

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AAC Education

DESCRIPTION: Choose your EDU Adventure. Come by the AAC climbing wall to tackle your burning climbing education questions. Do you want to know more about anchoring? Rappelling? Belaying? Do you want to get a personalized AAC Universal Belay Card? The wall will be staffed with AAC educators ready to indulge your questions, have the tough…

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The Power of Livestreaming: Innovating Your Brand

PRESENTER: Fritz Brumder, Brandlive DESCRIPTION: Brandlive Co-Founder and COO Fritz Brumder will be highlighting how major outdoor brands and retailers, such as GoPro, Yakima, Cabela’s and Osprey are leveraging live video to innovate their communication strategies. He will give a voice to this medium, which is continuing to make headway across the outdoor industry and…

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Accessibility and Adaptive Climbing – Making People With Disabilities Welcome in Outdoor Venues

PRESENTER: Craig DeMartino, Adaptive Adventures DESCRIPTION: This session will address how people with disabilities can be welcomed into the adaptive climbing world. From creating a welcoming space within the setting of a climbing gym, to choosing the correct space for an outdoor area, Craig will speak from the perspective of the adaptive climber that he…

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Mental Health in the Outdoors

DESCRIPTION: Mental health affects 1 out of 4 people in the United States. Suicide is the 10th leading death and 9.8 million people experience serious mental illness that substantially interferes with their daily lives and activities. What does this look like in the outdoor industry? How does playing outside affect our lives and/or create a…

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OIA INDUSTRY LUNCH: Just What ARE the State Offices of Outdoor Recreation?

PRESENTERS: Luis Benitez, Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office; Marc Berejka, REI; Dave Glenn, Wyoming Outdoor Recreation Office and State Parks; Carolann Ouellette, Maine Office of Outdoor Recreation MODERATOR: David Weinstein, Outdoor Industry Association DESCRIPTION: There are now 11 state offices or commissions of outdoor recreation around the country, and more are in the works. But…

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Anchors

DESCRIPTION: Every manufacturer at the show has an array of products designed to anchor a climbing team to sets of permanents fixtures (bolts), removable protection points (cams, stoppers, etc), and natural features (trees, boulders, horns, etc). Come see the latest and greatest products to make sure your application adheres to fundamental principles.

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