Registration Open for Women’s Virtual Summit
Make plans now to attend the Women’s Virtual Summit 2023, taking place online over three Wednesdays in February, from 6-7:30 p.m. MT, February 1, February 8, and February 15.
Cost: $80 (+ additional $40 for non-members)
Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 2 CEUs a session (optional 4 CEUs for the event)
Registration closes: Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Keynote: Body Language – Connecting With What Moves You (Feb. 1) Language is one of the most powerful tools instructors and coaches possess, and we carefully consider how to communicate through words to help each guest or athlete move their body for optimal on-snow performance. But another form of communication gets less attention; how the body speaks through sensations that inform the mind. Our job is to eloquently speak the languages of the mind-body and body-mind. This keynote will weave personal storytelling, applied communication strategies, and tactics for engaging body-mind practices to capture the essence of language: connection.
Networking Hour (Feb. 8 & 15 at 4:45 p.m.) Because this event brings together so many amazing people, it’s essential to set aside time to connect, network, and discuss specific topics such as mentorship, training, community, and snowsports disciplines. Select whatever networking breakout room appeals to you, based on the subject. You can enter and exit rooms at any time. Please note that you don’t need to attend this networking session to earn CEUs.
Session #1 (Motherhood Panel (Feb. 8) This session will dive into the juggling act of being a mother while working in the snowsports industry. A panel of moms — both new and “kid-tested” — will shed light on their experiences with starting a family and discuss ways they’ve found success, where there’s room for growth within the industry, and how we can promote change. Panelists will provide positive feeback and practical advice for navigating motherhood within the snowsports industry.
Session #2: Fostering Community (Feb. 8) Join Mercedes Ortega and Hailey Ronconi — the founders of Park Affair — as they shed light on building and fostering a community of women in snowsports. In this session, you’ll learn how two women created a prominent women’s community known for being inclusive, promoted a positive learning environment, and built a brand that continues to bring women into the snowsports environment. Park Affair is a women’s organization rooted in snowboarding, designed to inspire and encourage women to push their limits on and off snow.
Session #3: Mentorship and Training (Feb. 8) In this interactive and collaborative session, you can contribute to the bag of tricks for finding meaningful mentorship and training. You’ll learn valuable ways to seek out mentorship, get practical training on best practices, and share ideas innovative ideas.
Session #4: Gear Conversations – Alpine (Feb. 15) In this equipment-education sesson, our experts will discuss women-specific gear set-ups for alpine skiing. Learn about the technology influencing the industry and industry trends, and ask questions about alpine gear.
Session #5: Gear Conversations – Snowboard (Feb. 15) In this equipment-education sesson, our experts will discuss women-specific gear set-ups for snowboarding. Learn about the technology influencing the industry and industry trends, and ask questions about snowboard gear.
Session #6: Gear Conversations – Cross Country (Feb. 15) In this equipment-education sesson, our experts will discuss women-specific gear set-ups for cross country skiing.Learn about the technology influencing the industry and industry trends, and ask questions about cross country gear.
Register to reserve your spot at this must-attend event and find out more about each session.