About the CWA Summit

The CWA Summit is the indoor climbing industry's premier professional development conference and trade show. Hosted by the Climbing Wall Association, we provide industry participants with the networking opportunities, information, and inspiration to move the industry forward. Attendees from around the world include climbing gyms, universities, recreation centers, military installations, top manufacturers, and more.


Pre-conferences: May 16-18, 2022

Keynote & Welcome Party: May 18, 2022

Conference: May 19-20, 2022

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

Airport: Salt Lake City International Airport

Prior to the Summit, the CWA hosts a set of pre-conference workshops, which are in-depth, long-form trainings on a specific topic. They can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.


During the Summit, you'll attend a couple plenary sessions designed to bring all conference attendees together. You'll also get to choose from more than 30 conference sessions presented by business and industry experts. These 75-minute sessions cover various topics including management, leadership, business formation, gym operations, coaching and training.

The exhibit hall will be open during select times from May 18-20. Meet with your current vendors, research new ones, and see all the latest products on the market!


The CWA Summit is a one-stop shop for holds, walls, flooring, retail products, software, insurance, education, and training for indoor climbing industry professionals. 

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