Aspen Snowmass, Colo., May 15, 2015 – Dates are set for The Meeting, Aspen Snowmass' annual weekend to celebrate snowsports film and culture, returning to downtown Aspen, October 1 – 3, 2015. Films will be held in the Wagner Park theatre, situated across from the Limelight Hotel and steps away from the renowned downtown landmarks and hot spots.
The 11th annual installment of The Meeting promises a packed schedule of the top ski and snowboard films for the 2015-2016 season as well as an industry gathering featuring conferences, forums and activities designed to stimulate discussion on topics most relevant to our sport's industries.
The Meeting has evolved over the last decade to become one of the premiere snowsports gatherings. Bringing athletes, industry professionals and snow enthusiasts the chance to network and learn, be entertained and get excited for the upcoming season. The industry conference portion of the weekend plays host to some of the leading minds both from inside and outside the snowsports industry. Last year’s speakers varied from Rob Campbell, General Manager and Editor-In-Chief of Transworld Business to Chris Miller, Social Mission Activism Manager at Ben & Jerry's among many others. Check out panels from #TheMeeting10. In addition to films, activities and the conference there will also be concerts at the Belly Up Aspen and the Four Mountain Sports D&E Fashion Show.
The weekend will kick off on Thursday, October 1 with the NEPSA Video Awards, an annual snowsports/lifestyle video competition featuring short films that offer athletes and filmmakers from the region an opportunity to showcase their talents and compete for their piece of the $3,500 purse. Each submission should have one of these three themes: Jerry; Auto Correct; or Earn Your Turns. Competitors are encouraged to sign up now and choose a theme. Full rules and more information can be found at www.aspensnowmass.com/themeeting.
Event organizers are currently reviewing feature films for The Meeting 11. Interested filmmakers should send a summary of their movie with a teaser or preview to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 3, 2015. Filmmakers also need to send the following information: the production company; producer, director and editor names; athletes starring in the film; a sponsor roster and tour/screening plans.
Follow @AspenSnowmass on twitter for all the latest updates. Please note the official hashtag of event: #TheMeeting11. To check out a great trailer of the action last year by Outside TV and NEU Productions click here.
Aspen Skiing Company operates the four mountains in the Aspen Snowmass area – Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk – as well as the award-winning Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen Snowmass. The area offers unparalleled nightlife and off-slope activities as well. Aspen/Snowmass is accessible by two of the most convenient airports in the mountains – Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE) (3 miles from Aspen) and Eagle County Airport (EGE) (70 miles from Aspen). For more information on Aspen Skiing Company, please call 800-525-6200 or 970-925-1220, or visit the company's website at www.aspensnowmass.com.