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Conference Schedule | 2019 CWA Summit

2019 CWA Summit

Conference schedule

Take a look at the 2019 schedule to get a peek at what's in store for 2020

 

MONDAY, MAY 13, 2019

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM             Workshops (listings)

TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2019

Ascent Climbing Combine (A.C.C)

Ascent Studio, Fort Collins

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM             Workshops (listings)

5:00 PM - 10:00 PM         Ascent Climbing Combine

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2019

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM             Workshops (listings)

5:30 PM - 10:00 PM         |       Exhibit Hall Open

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM             Opening Ceremony

Keynote: Purpose Driven Leadership

Jennifer Briggs

Room: River Birch

THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2019

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM            Breakout Sessions

Inside Out: Our Industry and the Outdoors

Hilary Harris, EVO Rock + Fitness 

Chris Winter, Access Fund

Room: River Birch

Routesetting Program Review
Nic Oklobzija, Kumiki Climbing

Room: Snowberry

USA Climbing Roundtable
Vanessa Brias, 5.life

John Muse, USA Climbing

Room: Carter Lake

10 Ways to Grow Your Membership Revenue
Joel Graybeal, Triangle Rock Clubs

Room: Aspen Daisy

Five Years Later: Incident Analysis and Claim Scenario Review

Monument Sports Group

Reb Gregg

Room: Goldenglow

The Law of Employee Pay: An Introduction to the FLSA and Wage & Hour Compliance
Jason Pill, Phelps Dunbar LLC

Room: Big Thompson

Coaching: Quality Practice & Mindset

Kris Hampton, Power Company Climbing

Room: Elderberry

Eight Steps to Turn Your Website into Your Most Valuable Sales Tool
Hanna Stael von Holstein, Discover Strength
Room: Lake Loveland

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM             Product Presentations

As Climbing Goes Mainstream, How Is Your Gym Adapting?
Sarah McNichols, TRUBLUE Auto Belay by Head Rush Technologies

Room: Aspen Daisy

Outdoor Retailing 101: Learn How Best to Purchase Products for Resale in Your Gym

Jon Rockefeller, Petzl

Room: Goldenglow

MyClimb: Attract, Engage and Keep Gym Members
Bill Brooks, MyClimb

Room: Lake Loveland

A Brand New Approach to Climbing Gym Software

Andrew Potter, Approach

Room: Big Thompson

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM             Breakout Sessions

Kraft Your Brand: Smart Branding is the Key to Success 

Hannes Huch, Das Bran Ding

Room: River Birch

From Concept to Climbing Gym in 6 Months: Tactics for Rapid Development
Jason McKenzie, Latitude Climbing + Fitness

Room: Snowberry

 

Drive Engagement & Revenues with Personal & Small Group Training
Matthew Wright, CPT

Room: Carter Lake

Mentoring Your Setting Team for Customer Progression & Retention
Jackie Hueftle, Routesetting Institute & Kilter

Room: Aspen Daisy

Systems-Based Risk Management: Simplifying it for Your Gym

Jeff Jackson, PhD, Algonquin College

Room: Goldenglow

Independent Gym Owners Roundtable
Bill Zimmermann, CWA

Room: Big Thompson

Still Unsent: DEI in Your Gym's Culture

Cia Blackstock, Climbers of Color

Room: Elderberry

Prevent & Rehabilitate Climber's Elbow
Dr. Jared Vagy, The Climbing Doctor

Room: Lake Loveland

Walltopia Harmonized System

Adam Koberna and Ani Manova, Walltopia

Room: River Birch

Flashed: How We Serve The Climbing Community
Keith Nalepa, Flashed Climbing

Room: Elderberry

Shaping the Climbing Experience: Where Shaping Meets Setting

Ryan Angelo, Escape Climbing

Room: Carter Lake

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM             Lunch on Your Own

Varied Start Times            Lunch & Learn Sessions

Access Fund Fireside Chat

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Chris Winter, Access Fund

Room: Lake Loveland

GymRealm Manager Overview

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Dimitar Georgiev, Gym Realm Technology

Room: Goldenglow

B Corporation Lunch and Learn

12:45 PM - 1:15 PM

Lindsey Wilson, B Lab

Room: Snowberry

 

Marketing Roundtable

12:45 PM - 1:15 PM

Tori Barnett, Earth Treks

Room: Big Thompson 

 

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM             Breakout Sessions

From Climber to Worker: A Panel Discussion on Work at Height

Rick Vance, Black Diamond, CWA Board

Room: River Birch

Mentorship: The Other Side of Coaching
Chi Harris, Multnomah Athletic Club

Room: Snowberry

Youth Programs Roundtable 
Nicole Brandt, Cypress Roots Consulting

Room: Carter Lake

The 2019 Indoor Climber Survey
Laura Allured, CWA

David Carter, PhD, University of Utah

Ryan Gagnon, PhD, Clemson University

Room: Aspen Daisy

The Case for the Small Gym: A Start Up Story

Fabrizio Zangrilli, Monkey House Carbondale

Room: Goldenglow

Recipes for Successful Climbing Competitions

Mike Rougeux, Joey Jannsen, Rich Bruener, Bend Rock Gym

Room: Elderberry

Progressing and Regressing Strength Exercises for Climbers 

Charlie Manganiello, Climb Strong

Room: Lake Loveland

3:00 PM - 4:15 PM            Breakout Sessions

Strengthening Leadership in the Indoor Climbing Industry

Sasha McGhee, Brown Girls Climb

Room: River Birch

Climbing Movement: The Root of Routesetting, Programs & Experience
Heather Reynolds, Dalhousie University

Room: Snowberry

Best Practices for Using the Latest Rock Gym Pro Features
Andy Laakman, Rock Gym Pro

Room: Aspen Daisy

Some Assembly Required

Jillian Yatsko, Mesa Rim Climbing

Room: Goldenglow

Transitioning from Contract to Staff Routesetters

Chris Cowell, Vertical Endeavors

Room: Elderberry

You Be the Judge

Reb Gregg, Attorney

Room: Lake Loveland

4:15 PM -  6:00 PM             Exhibit Hall Happy Hour

Canadian Roundtable

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Kenneth Cronin, Crag X, CWA Board

Room: Carter Lake 

7:00 PM -  11:00 PM             CWA Summit Party

Stay tuned for updates!

FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2019

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM            Breakout Sessions

Panel: Indoor Climbing Business Expansion

Bob Richards, Climbing Wall Advisors

Room: River Birch

Risk Communication and Reducing Our Exposure to Liability
Jon Heshka, Thompson Rivers University

Room: Snowberry

Coaching Creative Coaches: Helping Your Staff See Results with Young Climbers
Bix Firer & Pat Brehm, The Headwall Group

Room: Aspen Daisy

Gym Managers Roundtable

Dan Jeanette, CWA

Room: Carter Lake

But What Does DEI Actually Mean? Defining the What and Why of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Elyse Rylander, The Avarna Group and OUT There Adventures

Room: Elderberry

Routesetters Roundtable
Jackie Hueftle, Routesetting Institute, Kilter
Room: Big Thompson

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM             Product Presentations

Bouldering Flooring, Business, and Workability

Jamey Sproull & Michael Alvarado

Room: River Birch

Achieving Perfect Balance with Perfect Descent Auto Belays

Andrew Miller, Perfect Descent

Room: Elderberry

The Importance of Retail Sales and How to Make the Most of Brand Partnerships

Kevin McNally, Black Diamond Equipment,

Room: Aspen Daisy

The Latest Technologies in Climbing Holds

Daniel French, Composite-X

Room: Goldenglow

Rock Gym Pro Introduction and Feature Overview

Tod Bloxham, Rock Gym Pro

Room: Snowberry

Padded Flooring: Not Just Foam and Fabric

Chris Morgan, UCS

Room: Lake Loveland

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM             Product Presentations

How to Handle Chalk Dust and Indoor Pollutants

Steve Smith, Patrik Jansson, Matthew Crouch, Camfil

Room: River Birch

Innovation, Sustainability, and Safety in Today’s Gyms

Blair Williams, EDELRID

Room: Elderberry

Latest Technology in Climbing Shoes

Matt Ginley, SCARPA

Room: Aspen Daisy

Insurance 101 - CWA Member Insurance Program
Monument Sports Group

Room: Goldenglow

Digitalize It! How Digital Solutions Can Enhance Your Facility & the Climbing Experience

Matthias Polig, Vertical-Life

Room: Snowberry

The Science behind Climbmat

Bozhidar Oreshkov, Climbmat

Room: Carter Lake

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM             Lunch on Your Own

Varied Start Times           Lunch & Learn Sessions

Sport Climbing at the Olympic Games : Why? How? … and Then What?!

Charlotte Durif, Debra Gawrych, IFSC

Room: River Birch

 

Film Screening: Adaptive

Presented by: Sterling

Room: Aspen Daisy

 

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM            Breakout Sessions

Introducing Youth & Communities to Climbing

Kevin Jorgeson, Co-founder, 1Climb

Room: River Birch

Financial Management for Climbing Gyms
Bob Richards, Climbing Wall Advisors

Room: Snowberry

Adult Programs Roundtable
Nicole Brandt, Cypress Roots Consulting

Room: Big Thompson

CANCELLED: Case Study on Change Management

Risk Assessment & Safety Management Model (RASM): A Comprehensive Approach for Any Organization

Rick Curtis, IncidentAnalytix

Room: Goldenglow

A Strategic Approach to Inventory Management

Philippe Westenberger, EDELRID

Room: Elderberry

Diversifying Climbing Roundtable
Elyse Rylander, The Avarna Group, OUT There Adventures
Room: Carter Lake

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM             All-Conference Session

Cultural Leadership: The Key to Employee Engagement and Motivation

Chris Stevenson, Stevenson Fitness

Room: River Birch

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM             Closing Ceremony

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM             Exhibit Hall Happy Hour

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM           Shape Gallery After Party

CONTACT US

720.838.8284

events@climbingwallindustry.org

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