Vail, Colo. - March 2019 - CampSight, a three-day gathering and unconference for innovative marketers, adventurous brands and outdoor-inspired entrepreneurs, is expanding to Vail this spring. Hundreds are expected to attend the marketing and innovation camp held throughout the Town of Vail April 10-12 with presenters from the Outdoor Industry Association, Colorado Tourism Office, National Geographic Adventurers, Galvanize, Smartwool and more.
With three days of campfire keynotes, interactive talks, workshops and even group activities, such as skiing and snowshoeing, CampSight is designed to inspire, inform and encourage interaction in non-traditional settings and unconventional ways.
To begin with, attendees don’t sit in a meeting room all day. CampSight sessions are hosted in unique spots, such as local coffee shops and local bars, restaurants and shops - and even on the trails.
According to organizers, CampSight encourages exploration and interaction - and is designed to provide an immersive experience for attendees, as well as to involve and support local business owners and entrepreneurs.
CampSight strives to create a space and place for attendees to have real discussions and lively, energizing debates about things that really matter and - as our friend and Esquire editor-at-large Maximillian Potter, says, ‘to nudge the universe in a positive direction’ together."
In order to encourage everyone to participate and engage, boring Powerpoint presentations are banned, presenters are challenged to experiment with interactive formats and optional group activities are integrated into the schedule (like skiing and snowboarding for the Vail camp).
The focus of Camp has always been on storytelling and giving marketing leaders, brands and business owners the inspiration, as well as the tools and skills to drive business results. For the Vail event, the theme will be on sustainability and storytelling to highlight the community’s work in becoming the world’s first certified sustainable mountain resort destination (through Sustainable Travel International).
CampSight kicks off on Wednesday, April 10 with a focus on economic sustainability and sessions led by Community Builders, Denver Startup Week and the Vail Valley Partnership. The second day (Thursday, April 11) highlights include coffee meetups, happy hour breakout sessions and optional skiing and snowboarding. Presenters include: Vail Valley local and pro skier, Chris Anthony, National Geographic Adventurer Shannon Galpin, Backbone Media, Bonfire Brewing and more. And, the unconference wraps up on Friday, April 12 with sessions led by Cathy Ritter of the Colorado Tourism Office, Molly Cuffe from Smartwool, Kim Langmaid from Walking Mountains Science Center, as well as workshops on digital marketing by Galvanize and PR pitching by Kristin Yanits of MY PR, among others.
Registration for the three-day unconference is only $399 thanks to partnerships and underwriting support by the The Town of Vail, Northwest Council of Governments, Manor Vail Lodge and others. CampSight is offering scholarships for students, startups and nonprofits. Reach out to amy@mountaintop-media to apply for a scholarship.
“We believe that one story, one project and hopefully one interaction here at CampSight will ignite meaningful impact and change,” says Kemp.
For the lineup and more information about CampSight, visit thecampsight.co.
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