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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

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Mountainside Conference Center, Main Lodge, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area  |  10001 Minaret Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546