Breakout Sessions

2021 Breakout Sessions | LOGAN

The Summit is taking place in the Taggart Student Center (TSC), the Eccles Conference Center (ECC), and on the Quad. Click here to see a map with these locations highlighted.

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Track Session Title Description Speaker Company Room
Outdoor Industry & Business





Lighter, Faster, Cheaper: Advancement Manufacturing Opportunities in the Outdoor Industry This panel will discuss manufacturing opportunities, new material considerations, workforce needs, and regional requirements for Utah’s outdoor manufacturing community. This expert panel will discuss materials and manufacturing processes for outdoor builders and services providers, identify specific opportunities available in Utah counties, and identify the workforce issues facing the outdoor manufacturing community. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the economic opportunities and labor solutions available to them as manufacturers, economic development and tourism leaders, and academic institutions. Chanel Flores (moderator) Utah Advanced Materials & Manufacturing Initiative ECC 303/305
Outdoor Industry & Business





Going Global + Marketplace Control In this panel, we’ll discuss what it takes to bring your brand to the global stage and keep control of your marketplace channels. We’ll talk through everything from distribution to price erosion and trends in a post Covid world. You’ll hear first-hand experiences from major players in the outdoor industry and will learn a lot in this dynamic discussion between the experts. John LeBaron (moderator) Pattern ECC 307/309
Ryan Riggs Pattern
Sarah Crockett Backcountry
Trevor Clements Camp Chef
John Walbrecht Black Diamond
Policies & People





Snowsports, Climate Change, & Sustainable Business Practices What changes and policies are businesses implementing to be more sustainable in an industry heavily affected by climate change? Learn more from people who are working on sustainability measures at resorts, as suppliers, and more! Noah Miterko (moderator) Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah (HEAL Utah) ECC 201/203
Jim Grewe Peterson Equipment
Matt Sterbenz Checkerspot, Inc. / WNDR Alpine
Beth Yetter Alta Ski Area
Greg Szewczyk Ballard Spahr
Outdoor Recreation Community Development Show Me the Money: Funding Resources for Your Outdoor Project Have an amazing idea for an outdoor recreation or nature-based project but are not sure how to get funding? Come learn about some amazing opportunities and creative solutions that could work for your community. Evan Curtis (moderator) Governor’s Office of Planning & Budget ECC 205/207
  Stephanie Tomlin Utah Department of Transportation
  Rachel Toker Utah Division of Parks and Recreation
  Tara McKee Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation
  Jamie Hackbarth U.S. Economic Development Administration

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