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New Tools in the Fight for Sustainable Product Creation

PRESENTER: Andrew Deceuster, Utah State University DESCRIPTION: Companies have been moving more and more to sustainable practices in most aspects of their business. Trying to keep up with the most recent techniques for sustainability can be difficult or off the radar or many designers and developers. Several new tools  in assisting with creating new and…

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Mediums That Matter

DESCRIPTION: Learn how to navigate the murky waters of earned editorial and branded content like a pro. We’ll talk to publishers, editors, and writers from your favorite Outdoor magazines about the future of print and digital storytelling.

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Conservation Alliance Breakfast: Bears Ears and the Battle for the American West

DESCRIPTION: One year after President Obama designated Bears Ears National Monument in 2016, President Trump took the unprecedented step of reducing the Monument’s boundaries by 85 percent. Trump’s action triggered a widespread battle over US public lands that continues to this day. Photographer Aaron Huey will share his images and stories from his most recent…

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Social Hour

DESCRIPTION: Let’s talk social media! Join Lisa Dougherty from RANGE for Social Hour at the Community Space at Venture Out to get your questions answered about social media marketing or just discuss social strategy for your business.   Lisa Dougherty is a digital storyteller focusing on marketing and content production for RANGE, bringing her enthusiasm…

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Conversation Towards Successful Sustainable Design and Domestic Manufacturing

DESCRIPTION: Learn how Green Guru/Alchemy Goods (B-corp certified + Colorado Environmental Leadership Program – Gold Level) has paved the road for successful models of designing world class product while manufactured at a domestic level. Davidson will dive into the importance of keeping close proximity to local Sourcing, MFG and Market as well as the end…

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Combating Sexual Harassment and Assault in the Outdoor Industry

DESCRIPTION: Join Department of Justice veteran and University of Colorado researcher, Dr. Callie Rennison, and data scientist and operations strategist Charlie Lieu, as they present data on sexual harassment and assault, and the business risk it poses to outdoor brands. Learn best practices for preventing, addressing, and handling occurrences, and participate in a roundtable of…

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Concept In Context

DESCRIPTION: Join TOBE on an inside-out exploration of style and design. Here, we make a case for the sociocultural cues behind driving aesthetics. Anchored in consumer sentiment, we take a contextual approach to style, design and environment to weigh what will be most relevant and captivating for your audience.

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Authentic Activations

DESCRIPTION: As millennials continue to prioritize experiences over things, how can companies respond to consumer shifts while adding value to their brand? From pop-ups and events to outsider activations, how can we own these experiences from a holistic, authentic point of view?

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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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When Women Lead: An Evolving Conversation

DESCRIPTION: Join us for an ongoing conversation with the industry’s women leaders on contemporary topics that drive business success including merging profit and purpose in business, diversifying the marketing/ad images of women in the industry, how smaller brands can compete against the heritage Goliath, and more.

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