Day 3: Make time for these 5 events

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1. Camber Outdoors Thought-Leader Keynote

Steve Rendle, VF Corp CEO

Steve Rendle, chairman and CEO of VF Corporation.

7 to 9 a.m. at the McNichols Civic Center Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave.: Speakers Steve Rendle, chairman and CEO of VF Corporation, and Rue Mapp, CEO and founder of Outdoor Afro, will lead a talk about diversity and being purpose-led companies.

2. When Women Lead Part 3: Merging Profit & Purpose

Women speaking on a panel in the Camp area of Outdoor Retailer

THE CAMP has a long list of panels and events on a variety of topics. Find it at 56117-UL.

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at THE CAMP (56117-UL): What does it look like when women’s voices and perspectives are at the forefront of our industry? When Women Lead brings together female industry leaders to discuss the issues that resonate with our community the most.
Panelists at the third installment are: Victoria Payne from Mountain Khakis, Pema Chamatsang-Sherpa from Sherpa Adventure Gear, Becky Marcelliano from Deuter, Shelma Jun from Flash Foxy, and Aisha Weinhold from No Man's Land Film Festival. Moderators include Jen Gurecki from Coalition Snow and Amanda Goad from BoldBrew and Project16x. 

3. Workplace Equity Working Group

Camber Outdoors Logo

3 to 6 p.m. at The Commons, 1245 Champa St.: Camber Outdoors is convening CEO Pledge companies and key stakeholders in the Workplace Equity Working Group (WEWG) to co-create an active-outdoor industries’ Index for what constitutes equitable and inclusive workplaces where a diversity of experiences and people lead. Modeled after OIA’s sustainability working group that eventually created the HIGG Index, peers and competitors work together in collaboration and confidentiality to create an Index that is larger than any one company or individual. Interested stakeholders should attend.

4. Trek to Everest Base Camp with Google’s Earth Wall

2:30 p.m. at the Access Fund/Leave No Trace Booth in the lobby below the Blue Bear: This virtual ascent is the easiest way to reach Everest’s Base Camp (17,598 feet), with stops at iconic checkpoints along the way via the Google Earth Wall. Keep your beers as cold as the alpine in the killer YETI cooler you could win in the daily raffle! 

5. OR Party with One Eleven Watches and Topo Designs

One Eleven Outdoor Retailer event

9 p.m. to 12 a.m. at The Ramble Hotel, 1280 25th St.: Celebrate your love for the outdoors with party hosts One Eleven Watches, Topo Designs, Ursa Major Skin Care, MiiR, The Outbound's Pursuit Series, and 10 Barrel Brewing Company—all benefiting 1% for the Planet. Free drinks, prizes and swag while supplies last.


From left: Deanne Buck of Camber Outdoors, Steve Rendle of VF Corp., and Rue Mapp of Outdoor Afro

Principle over profits theme of Camber Outdoors breakfast

“Purpose-led” was the term of the day at the Camber Outdoor Thought Leader Keynote during Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, when the VF Corporation's CEO Steve Rendle detailed the company’s plans to redefine the conglomerate’s internal mission. “What’s that common thread that’s more

Person sitting at the end of a dock facing mountains

Day 3: Don't miss these 4 events

1. Mental Health in the Outdoors 10 to 11 a.m. at The Camp, Booth #32005-UL: Mental health affects one out of four people in the U.S. What does this look like in the outdoor industry? How does playing outside affect our lives and/or create a place of healing. Join this panel more

A group of volunteers pose during the Granite Gear summer 2017 trash cleanup in Salt Lake City.

Day 0: Don't miss these 4 kick-off events

1. The "Urban Adventures" Demo Experience 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Confluence and Commons Parks: Try before you buy at the demo day set in a new urban environment along the Cherry Creek and South Platte River, within walking, biking, and free shuttle distance from all points more

Somebody holding a bottle of Brew Dr. Kombucha on a mountain

Day 2: Make time for these 4 events

1. Conservation Alliance Breakfast: Bears Ears and the Battle for the American West 7 to 9 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency: Aaron Huey, National Geographic photographer, Stanford Media Designer, and founder of, will share his images and stories from his most recent more


Day 2: Don't miss these 5 events

1. The Conservation Alliance Breakfast 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency, 650 15th St.: Renowned author Timothy Egan's presentation will put the current battle over America’s public lands in historical context, tracing their path from Teddy Roosevelt to Donald Trump. This more

Colorado metal artist Lisa Issenberg made the Outdoor Retailer Innovation Awards.

Day 1: Put these 4 events on your calendar

1. Industry Breakfast - Retail Isn't Dead: Optimism in the Age of Ecommerce 7 to 8:45 a.m. at the Colorado Convention Center – Mile High Ballroom: Kick off Outdoor Retailer Winter Market with free breakfast with a side of retail knowledge from Outdoor Industry Association. more

Four snowboarders on a chairlift at Whistler, Canada

Don't miss these 6 events at Outdoor Retailer Snow Show

1. Snow Show Kickoff Breakfast: A New Era of Collaboration 7:15 to 8:45 a.m. Wednesday (Day 1) in Meeting Room 401: In order to address important issues, position our industries for success, and continue to innovate for the future, industry-wide collaboration is paramount. more

Outdoor City at Mt. Bachelor

Industry Buzz: Outdoor City, Jeremy Jones and POW, Rue Mapp, PrimaLoft, Rumpl, and more

Keep up by reading Industry Buzz. Here are today's top headlines: Have a news tip? Email us at This weekend: SNEWS Assistant Editor Amelia Arvesen is heading to Bend, Oregon, to attend a new outdoor festival called Outdoor City USA. Bikes will be abundant, more