Aspen/Snowmass' The Meeting returns for its twelfth annual edition on October 6-8, 2016. Our TransWorld SNOWBoarding film, Insight, will be among those premiering at the famed Wheeler Opera House. Films and speakers for this year’s event have been announced, check out all the information below. Register for what many consider to be the best event of the year, here.
ASPEN SNOWMASS, Colo.— For over a decade, The Meeting has marked the approaching winter season for snow sports enthusiasts, filmmakers, athletes, industry insiders, media and fans. The Meeting 12 will take place Oct. 6-8, 2016 with a weekend that will once again deliver a packed schedule including the latest ski and snowboard films, industry leading panelists and speakers, networking, and live music at Belly Up Aspen. The Meeting has evolved into a snow sports industry staple highlighted with an influential conference for snow and action sports brands that bring together filmmakers, media, resorts and others.
"Each year our team works to curate the right mix of films and speakers that bring together a perfect blend of marketers, media, athletes and content creators,” says Deric Gunshor, Director of Event Development, Aspen Skiing Company. “The first Meeting was built around The Community Project and this year’s return of Travis Rice with his latest project is going to provide the foundation for a fun weekend of networking around thought provoking discussion and amazing content.”
The conference portion of The Meeting is powered by Group Y, an action sports collective focused on uniting industries and igniting ideas. On Thursday, Oct. 6 and Friday, Oct. 7, top minds from inside and outside the snow sports industry will gather to bring unique perspectives and thought-provoking discussion around a variety of topics rooted in growing the outdoor sports business. The conversation will cover cross-platform digital marketing, brand activation, licensing and connecting action sports with the mainstream as well as touch on emerging technology platforms. The following panelists are confirmed and more speakers will be announced soon with the complete conference program.
Registration for The Meeting 12 is now live at www.aspensnowmass.com/events-and-activities/events/the-meeting.
Event Pass Registration includes:
· Industry Conference Session Day at the Limelight including lunch
· Happy Hour following conference sessions
· Guaranteed entry to all ski and snowboard films
· Ticket for two nights of music at the Belly Up
· Bike rental and a variety of activities
· Complimentary drinks at all movies, music and opening party
· Official event Helly Hansen custom fleece jacket
(Full event pass pricing will be $325 before Sept. 23, $399 after Sept. 23. Additional associates from a company attending can receive discounted pricing at $239 before Sept. 23, $249 after Sept 23. Tickets to conference only are available for $179 before Sept. 23 and $199 thereafter.)
· Ben Bryan – Director of Feature Films, Red Bull Media House
· Bo Bridges – Bo Bridges Photography
· Denise Nafarrette – Vice President of Marketing, FoxTales
· Justin Faiber – Sports Marketing Senior Manager, Action Sports and Racing, PepsiCo
· Norb Garrett – Executive Vice President of Sports and Entertainment, The Enthusiast Network
· Travis Rice – Professional Snowboarder, Filmmaker
This year's feature films include: Transworld Snowboarding – Insight, Level 1 Productions – Pleasure, Matchstick Productions – Ruin and Rose, Red Bull Media House – The 4th Phase, Teton Gravity Research – Tight Loose, and more films to be announced shortly.
Visit www.aspensnowmass.com/themeeting/schedule for the complete film and event schedule.
Once again, the NEPSA Awards will take the stage on Thursday, Oct. 6. The themes for this years' show are: Make Aspen Great Again, Tits Deep Pow and It's Always Sunny in Aspen. Entry is open until Sept. 28 and the event will offer $3,500 cash prizes plus a GoPro for crowd favorite