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Our Community Is Growing! New Conference Speakers and New Industry Vendors at the 2018 CWA Summit

Thursday, March 8, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Emily Moore
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As the CWA's new Events Manager, I have lived and breathed the CWA Summit since joining the team in November. Every day, I have been working towards delivering an amazing experience for our attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors on May 16-18, 2018. And though it will be an action-packed few days, I suspect it will go by in just a blink. 2018 marks a few important milestones for the CWA Summit. Read on to hear what we have in store for you guys this year:


I am proud to announce that this year's Summit will offer more conference breakout sessions than ever before: 39 conference sessions in total. The CWA team has worked hard to convene new thought leaders on topics that will help you push your careers forward and deliver a consistently strong experience for your gym members. Gym management will look forward to breakout sessions that address strengthening employee communications, growing your training programs, and delivering programming that will engage your member base and support environmental causes. Routesetters will have the chance to engage in discussions on competition vs. commercial setting, compensation, and the future of the discipline. We are also VERY excited to offer panels, lectures, and roundtables centered on inclusion strategies for women and minorities in climbing gyms. (These are particularly near and dear to my heart.) Be sure to explore our conference content offerings before heading out to Loveland this year.


Another important milestone for this year's CWA Summit is the growth of our exhibit hall. We have an unprecedented 65 sponsors and exhibitors coming out for 2018, including 16 that are brand new! This year's vendor guide and venue map will have a full exhibit hall listing guide to help you locate your existing suppliers and connect with new ones.


Our regular registration deadline closes on March 28, 2018. Make sure you get your tickets before then to lock in a lower ticket price for you and your colleagues.


If we haven't had the chance to meet in person or speak on the phone, I'm looking forward to connecting with you at the event. If you see me around the Summit, feel free to say hi, or drop me a line at See you in May!

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