WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Stephanie Ko Pound
I always leave the Climbing Wall Summit invigorated with cool ideas and best practices to bring back to my team.
As the gym portion of the industry continues to grow, CWA will only become a more important venue and destination event for those serious about maximizing their opportunities.
The Climbing Wall Association Summit is an incredible opportunity for everyone involved in any aspect of the gym business to meet under one roof, share ideas, look at new products and build new relationships.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the CWA Summit?
The CWA Summit is the premier gathering of indoor climbing industry professionals. Attendees and vendors travel from all over the world for training, professional development, networking, industry-defining discussions, and connecting with customers. The Summit is where leaders emerge in the indoor climbing industry.
Who should attend the CWA Summit?
The Summit is designed for professionals who work in or do business with climbing facilities and programs. Content is directly geared to these roles and types of facilities:
What will I learn at the Summit?
Conference sessions cover a variety of topics, including research and trends, business development, marketing, retail development, climbing instruction, standards, risk management, and responsible climbing wall operations.
What else will I gain?
Each year attendees comment about how much they learn from each other. They also tell us that being immersed with the industry’s top professionals ups their game, drive, and creativity. Each day features special events, activities, entertainment and gatherings for attendees to collaborate and grow.
How much does it cost?
Early Bird Pricing through 1/31/2020:
Do CWA members receive registration discounts?
Yes! CWA members receive discounted registration to the Summit. Member organizations usually save around $150 per employee. All active full and part time employees of CWA member companies are eligible to receive the member rate. Employment verification and current membership standing are required to receive this benefit.
When is the CWA Summit?
The conference takes place on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 through Friday, May 15, 2020. Pre-conference workshops will begin on Monday, May 11, 2020.
Where is the 2020 CWA Summit?
The 2020 CWA Summit will take place at the Embassy Suites Conference Center, 4705 Clydesdale Pkwy, Loveland, CO 80538.
Where should I stay?
The conference center is also a hotel, and we have secured a discounted room block for attendees, vendors, and presenters. Please visit the Venue & Lodging page for the link to reserve your room. The room block will be available for reservation on a rolling basis until it is filled, or through mid-April, whichever comes first.
Can I register more than one attendee at once?
Yes! When going through online registration, you can add multiple attendees to your cart. Groups of 3 or more receive a 10% discount. To receive this discount, please call us at 720-838-8284.
What transportation is available?
Transportation is the responsibility of attendees. Super Shuttle and Green Ride are great options for group transportation to and from the airport. If you wish to rent a car from DIA, the Embassy Suites Conference Center is 50 minutes away via I-25N. Parking is free.
I already registered, but I need to change some of my information.
After registration, you will receive a registration confirmation e-mail through which you can access your receipt and modify your registration as needed.
What is the weather like in Colorado in May? What should I pack?
The weather in Colorado can be unpredictable. A sunny day can quickly turn into rain, snow, or even hail, especially in May. We recommend packing a good mix of warm and cold weather layers. It's also a good idea to keep an eye on the forecast leading up to the event.
What meals are offered?
A complimentary breakfast buffet is available to those who stay at the Embassy Suites hotel. Lunch and dinner are the individual responsibility of attendees. An on-site restaurant and cafe are available, and there are many options nearby in Loveland and Fort Collins.
How do I log into my membership account and access member pricing?
What is the cancellation policy?
Registration fees are not transferable to persons outside of your organization or to subsequent events. Requests for cancellations or transfers must be made in writing to the CWA no later than April 11, 2020. Cancellation requests are not guaranteed to be fulfilled. If you cancel your registration prior to April 11, 2020 you may be entitled to a 75% refund of your conference registration payment. Pre-conference fees will be forfeited. No refunds after April 11, 2020 and no refunds for no-shows, no exceptions.