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Peak Design Happy Hour

Join us for happy hour with Peak Designs after the Reducing vs. Offsetting: Sustainability and the Supply panel.

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NPD Trend Breakfast: Retail and Consumer Trends in the Outdoor Marketplace

PRESENTERS: Matt Powell and Julia Day, The NPD Group, Inc. Join NPD for a fast-paced, informative “outdoor trend” breakfast session. This is a must-attend event for those interested in understanding retail trends and sales in outdoor. This session will provide an in-depth update on what’s driving consumers and what they’re spending money on. In today’s…

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Avoiding Crisis on America’s Rivers: How the Outdoor Industry can Seize Opportunities in a Changing Climate

PRESENTERS: Pete McBride, National Geographic photographer; Bart Miller, Western Resource Advocates; Johnny LeCoq, Fishpond; Kate Greenberg, National Young Farmers Coalition MODERATORS: Eugene Buchanan, Paddling Life What to do when rivers are running dry? Leading voices on water, farming, recreation, and business answer essential questions about challenges and opportunities facing our freshwater lakes, rivers, and streams.

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Uncharted Technology: Exploring the Frontier of Artificial Intelligence in the Outdoor World

PRESENTERS: Greg Aper, Whipsaw Artificial intelligence and robotics have been around for decades, but are now poised to make a significant impact on human life due to advances in hardware and data collection.  The sentient characteristics of these technologies has inspired, fascinated, and frightened mankind in equal parts.  Our collective perception and understanding of both…

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Paraclimbing: The Other Climbing Discipline

An interactive Workshop on climbing accessibility for people with disabilities featuring USA Climbing National, and International Federation Sport Climbing champions. Climbing is as diverse as its participants. Hear the stories of pro-athletes from Asia, Africa, and America that are very different, but all share one thing in common. Our world defines them as people with…

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Cracking the Smart Clothing Code

PRESENTERS: Michael Burrows, DuPont Learn how to seamlessly incorporate smart clothing technology into your existing product designs.  Join the DuPont™ Intexar™ team as they explore the future of smart clothing technology, discussing applications for fitness, heat, health, and beyond.

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Consumer Insights Around Sustainability

PRESENTERS: Jill Dumain Come learn how consumers have changed their views and expectations as it relates to sustainability. We will look at a diverse set of industries, explore trends and think about the future during this session.

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OIA Industry Lunch – A River Runs Through It: Why the Future of the Outdoor Industry Depends on Water

PRESENTERS: Taylor Hawes, The Nature Conservancy; David Leinweber, Anglers Covey; Bob Ratcliffe, National Park Service’s Conservation, Recreation and Community Assistance Programs; Nathan Fey, American Whitewater; Scott Leopold, Leopold Brothers MODERATORS: Alex Boian, Outdoor Industry Association Join Outdoor Industry Association, The Nature Conservancy, Business for Water Stewardship and our panel of water experts for a discussion…

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