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Advancing Sustainability in Ski Production

January 13, 202212:00pm MT

With over 3 million pairs of skis produced each year and consumer interest growing, as a category we need to start thinking – ‘How can we make skis in a more sustainable way?’. Sustainability for hard goods is a ...

Making Hiring Easier for Everyone

December 2, 202112:00pm MT

Employer branding will be the #1 differentiator when it comes to attracting and retaining elite teams in 2022. Much like a hiring manager scanning a resume, top talent looks for key information on job descriptions and career pages...

Resort Operations: An update on the 2021/22 Winter Season

November 18, 202111:00am MT

Please join us as we reconnect with industry leaders representing regions across the US. We’ll discuss key learnings from last season, what worked and what didn’t, what are the current challenges, and any early indications...

The Evolution of the OR Snow Show and the Needs of the Winter Outdoor Business

October 25, 202111:00am MT

The business of winter outdoor is in a constant state of flux. What worked yesterday does not necessarily work for today. Join Nick Sargent, President of SIA and Hervé Sedky, President and CEO of Emerald (parent company of Outdoo...

Mobilizing the Outdoor State: Climate Action 101

September 30, 202111:00am MT

With the impacts of climate change becoming more visible and costly every day, it’s imperative that the winter outdoor industry use our economic and social influence to drive the policy changes needed to implement the soluti...

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Updates, opportunities and solutions for snowsports brands

September 28, 202111:00am MT

In a few short months, the eyes of the world will descend upon Beijing, as China plays host to the 2022 Winter Olympics in February. With China’s government indicating that development of a winter sports culture has become a nat...

Leadership for Transformation: A Workshop Series for 21st Century Leaders

September 21, 202112:00pm MT

Over the course of the five sessions, participants will learn the importance of 21st century leadership skills and how they play a role in addressing hurdles and creating positive change within their own domains. The five sessions...

Supply Chain Challenges and IP: How Your IP Strategies Can Deliver in the Current Global Trade Environment

August 5, 202112:00pm MT

As the U.S. outdoor industry enters a post-COVID world, disruptions in the global supply chain are among the many challenges Outdoor Brands have and continue to face. Outdoor Brands must consider various business strategies to pre...

SIA at Summer OR 2021 - The Intersection of Technology and Innovation

August 11, 20211:00pm MT

Over the past year we have all adopted new technologies and innovated our businesses at a rapid pace. Let’s look at what works and is here to stay for the long haul. We’ll also look at current trends, best practices and what...

SIA at Summer OR 2021 - The Boom Is Just Beginning

August 10, 20212:00pm MT

The pandemic has given the outdoor industry a tremendous gift: a new generation of outdoor enthusiasts looking to get more involved and connect with the community around their sport. Hear how the outdoor, snowsports, and bike indu...