Mountain Ventures Summit
Join us for three jam-packed days of adventure, insight, and tactical workshops will help you play a role in creating a better future for your community!
Monday, March 23 – Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 3 Days
Three jam-packed days of adventure, insight, and tactical workshops will help you play a role in creating a better future for your community. In a true "unconference" format, we will use the knowledge in the room to help identify best practices and new ideas for specific things that can help us make faster and more reliable progress in our mountain communities. We will have breakout exercises and speakers around our core topics including:
The nuts and bolts of setting visions, getting buy in, and the execution of efforts such as: Coworking, accelerators, incubators, housing, broadband, venture capital funds, angel networks, events, working with governments, working with ski areas, avoiding small town politics, regional strategies, etc.
Learning how to create an entrepreneurship ecosystem in your mountain town. The goal is to learn from other communities and share experiences from your community.
Creating alignment among geographic and functional efforts. No one is alone in their efforts, and together we can help this movement go even faster!
Monday, March 23
2–4pm | Open Registration
4–6pm | VIP Reception
Tuesday, March 24
7:30–9am | Open Registration
12:30–12:55pm | Opening Session - Welcome
2pm | Creative Business Models of Coworking & Coliving Spaces
3pm | The Power of Regionalism
3pm | Why Mountain Towns are Uniquely Suited to Solve National Problems and What YOU Can Do About It
4pm | Transitioning to Working Remotely in the Mountains - Panel
5pm | Why Your Community Needs a Housing Action Plan!
6:30 | MVS Group Dinner
Wednesday, March 25
1pm | Keynote - Balancing the three R's: Recreation, Research, Rural Development
2pm | Best Practice of Leadership in Strong Communities
2pm | Attracting Independent Filmmakers
3pm | Solving the Housing Crisis with Tech
3pm | Creating Equitable and Inclusive Access to Recreation - A How To Guide
4pm | The Black Tie Experience - Building a Franchise Branch
6pm | Community Dialogue: The Future of a Mountain Town
Thursday, March 26
9am | Bringing Broadband to Remote Areas
9am | Insights from 400 Mountain Town Job Seekers
10am | Mountain Life in Film - Amator Montum - short film screening & director Q&A
11am | Improving Experience for Guests and Locals at the Same Time
12pm | Keynote - From Strategy to Execution
Mountainside Conference Center, Main Lodge, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area | 10001 Minaret Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546