The Summit is THE international event where the climbing wall industry gathers for professional development, trainings, to discuss industry trends and network with peers, vendors and customers. It’s where the industry charts its growth, improves its health and protects its independence. The Summit is where leaders emerge.
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:
Members of the broader climbing industry often attend: association representatives, manufacturers, distributors, competition organizers, coaches, and guides. While many sessions cover advanced topics, the Summit is a fertile learning ground for those about to start a climbing venture or begin a career in the industry.
Concurrent sessions concerning research and trends, business development, marketing, retail development, climbing instruction, standards, risk management, and responsible climbing wall operations. Pre-Conference workshops provide hands-on roll-up-your-sleeves training on topics such as Instructor Certification, building risk management tools, business planning and technical skills like route setting. Preview the workshops and sessions.
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. 2012 schedules more time for networking with peers, meeting vendors, visiting top-rate climbing facilities, and reconnecting with the common ground that compels us into the climbing realm. Each day features special events, activities, entertainment and gatherings for attendees
Regular registration costs $495. Register early to save $100 or register late if you’d like to spend more. CWA members receive special pricing. View Pricing and Registration for details.
Of course, CWA members always get discounted registration to the Summit … usually saving $100 per person. All active employees of CWA members companies receive the Member Rate. Employment verification and current membership standing are required upon request. Join or Renew.
Thursday, May 29 through Sunday, June 2, 2013. Select Pre-Conference workshops may start on Wednesday May 29th. Check the 2013 Schedule for details.
The 2013 Summit will be held in Boulder, Colorado. The University Memorial Center (UMC) on the University of Colorado’s campus will serve as the venue for this year’s Summit. This venue offers a secure, dedicated exhibit space, climate-controlled rooms, ample seating, close proximity to hotels and restaurants, and a lot of flexibility.