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Breckenridge, Colorado, to Host Outdoor Industry Event

19 Sep, 2018


CampSight, a gathering and confab for innovative marketers and brands, launches Sunday, Sept. 23 in Breckenridge in partnership with the Breck Film Fest, Breck Create, Denver Startup Week and Something Independent. Hundreds are expected to attend the marketing and innovation camp in Breckenridge with presenters from Meow Wolf, Esquire Magazine, Mammoth Lakes Tourism, Airstream, Carhatt, SmartWool, Outdoor Industry Association and Active Interest Media, among others.

With three days of talks, interactive sessions, group bike rides and hikes, in addition to hands-on workshops, CampSight aims to empower attendees to build and grow connections, as well as develop and grow skills.

According to Amy Kemp, one of the founders, Campsight is designed to get attendees out of the box with their thinking, as well as out of the conference room.

“CampSight is an interactive and immersive event,” Kemp says. “This is not a spectator sport. At CampSight, you’re challenged to get out of your comfort zone and push yourself to engage more, learn more and create something during the three days – whether that’s a story, a new campaign, new connections or a new idea.”

For starters, attendees don’t sit in a meeting room all day. CampSight sessions are hosted in unique spots like around a campfire, in local coffee shops, on the campus of the Breckenridge Arts District and at local bars, restaurants and shops.

“The best collaborations and ideas happen when you’re outside … outside of a meeting room, outside in the mountains surrounded by fresh air, outside with inspiring views and, most importantly, with awesome people and their good energy,” says Kemp. “Think about the conversations you have around a campfire or sipping a coffee at your favorite coffee shop. It’s those deep, meaningful talks with friends sparked by the magic of a special place and time. That’s what CampSight strives to do – to create that space and place for you to have real discussions and lively, energizing debates about things that really matter and –  as our friend and CampSight presenter, Max Potter, says, ‘to nudge the universe in a positive direction’ together.”

At CampSight, the goal is to get everyone to participate and engage with one other. To that end, boring Powerpoint presentations are banned, presenters are challenged to experiment with interactive formats and free time is baked into the schedule for group bike rides, hikes and picnic lunches.

Each day of Camp focuses on a different topic:

Day 1: Innovative stories and branded content with the Breck Film Fest

Day 2: Innovative experiences and immersive marketing with Breck Create

Day 3: Innovative visions, startups and people with Something Independent and Denver Startup Week

CampSight kicks off on Sunday, Sept. 23 with the Breck Film Fest and a new series of talks, workshops and events called Brand Camp that focuses on the power of branded film and storytelling. Presenters include: Airstream, Carhatt, Otterbox, Mammoth Lakes, award-winning filmmakers and Active Interest Media.

Through a unique partnership with Denver Startup Week, CampSight starts Day 2 (Monday, Sept. 24) with talks by Jennifer Pringle of Outdoor Industry Association, artist and activist, Sarah Uhl, followed by a livestream of Denver Startup Week’s opening keynote. John Feins from Meow Wolf closes out Monday with an intimate campfire keynote. On Day 3 (Tuesday, Sept. 24), attendees will hear a fireside chat from Icelantic Skis and Winter on the Rocks. Throughout the three days, campers can attend workshops and hands-on sessions focused on influencer marketing, public relations, sales funnels, marketing automation, event activations, employee engagement and social media marketing.

Tickets are only $399 for the three-day conference, but prices increase on Sept. 14. Thanks to partnerships and underwriting support by the Breck Film Fest, Breck Create, The Colorado Office of Outdoor Recreation and Startup Colorado, organizers have been able to keep the ticket prices affordable for startups, nonprofits and outdoor-inspired brands.

“We believe that one story, one project and hopefully one interaction here at CampSight will ignite change,” says Kemp.

For the lineup and more information about CampSight, visit thecampsight.co.

Thanks to the full lineup of supporters, underwriters and friends: Breck Film Fest, Breck Create, The Colorado Office of Outdoor Recreation, Startup Colorado, MTN Town Magazine, Something Independent, Active Interest Media, The Fireside Inn, Marriott’s Residence Inn, BLK DG agency, SiliPint, Climax Mine, NWCOG and ELEVATE.

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