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Arapahoe Basin Past and Present: A Look Inside One Colorado's Most Admired Ski Resorts


Alan Henceroth is the COO of Arapahoe Basin (A-Basin), a popular ski area one hour outside of Denver, Colorado. Over the years Alan has served in multiple positions at Arapahoe Basin, from ski patrol director, to head of operations, to his current position as COO. Alan has deep knowledge of the ski industry and of course, Arapahoe Basin. Alan's talk focuses on his career at A-Basin, the latest trends in the ski industry, and his future vision for the area.

Check out arapahoe basin at: https://www.arapahoebasin.com/



Photo courtesy of OpenSnow.com

Photo courtesy of OpenSnow.com

Joel Gratz is the founding meteorologist of OpenSnow, a weather forecast website and application. Over the past five years, Joel has developed OpenSnow from its early roots as a weekly email powder forecast into what is widely regarded as the premier powder forecast in North America. Joel’s talk highlights his experience building and growing a business around his passion for skiing and meteorology.

Check out OpenSnow at http://opensnow.com/


A Founders Perspective of the Shared Economy


Remy Carpinito is the founder and CEO of CampusTap, a private career networking and mentoring platform to help students and alumni pursue meaningful careers. CampusTap has raised $1.5M in seed funding and is growing rapidly.

Remy's talk covers all things start-up: from taking an idea to reality to the growing pains of building a successful business. Check out CampusTap


9/11 Today: The 11-Year Relationship That Will Last a Lifetime


Kelsey Morell, LMSW earned her degree from Columbia University School of Social Work. Kelsey now works at PRN for Families serving families and their children across the country. Kelsey received a B.A in Sociology with a minor in education from Colorado College in 2012. Kelsey played lacrosse for her college team and still continues to make exercise and outdoor activity a part of her life. She is both a certified teacher and practitioner of yoga and enjoys traveling to immerse herself in other cultures.


The LA Hustle: Making a Name for Yourself in the City of Angels



Nick Martini, a native of Winchester, Massachusetts, began making movies at age 5. At age 8, Nick and his brother Alex, formally began the film production company STEPT. Through the late 90’s and 2000’s, Nick, Alex, and their motley crew of friends toured the east coast, making ski movies and capturing their lives as energy filled, adrenaline-seeking professional skiers. STEPT Productions has since grown into a top tier commercial digital production company with clients including The North Face, Under Armor, Skull Candy, and many more.


Your Brain: An Owner's Manual

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peter hoversten

Peter Hoversten’s professional work experience includes serving as the CIO of Knowledge Factor, a software company dedicated to accelerating the acquisition, maintenance and measurement of knowledge.  Prior to Knowledge Factor, Peter served as Executive Vice President and CIO at TransUnion, where he successfully led a major effort to replace the US credit reporting system. Previously, he served as the Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Product Management at Sybase, Inc., he led technology development as a Vice President at Goldman Sachs, and he was a Partner at Anderson Consulting (now Accenture).  


The Power of Bad Ideas

Photo courtesy of UC Davis

Photo courtesy of UC Davis

Ben Holmquist

Ben completed a degree in mechanical and aeronautics engineering, with a minor in technology management, at the College of Engineering and Graduate School of Management at UC Davis. After spending some time working as an engineer for Lockheed Martin, Ben launched Penji, a peer-to-peer tutoring app. Ben’s talk highlights the benefits of risk taking and the power of bad ideas.


Why the Newspapers Are More Important Than Ever: Forgotten Headlines

Photo courtesy of 5280 Magazine

Photo courtesy of 5280 Magazine

jesse paul

Jesse Paul has worked at The Denver Post since the summer of 2014, covering cops, courts, politics, environment, skiing and everything in between. He loves telling stories about Colorado's mountain towns and the Eastern Plains and wants to make sure our newspaper's great work extends into their communities (description courtesy of The Denver Post).


Strategies to Inspire the Multi-generational Workforce

Photo courtesy of Brookechesnut.com

Photo courtesy of Brookechesnut.com

brooke chesnut

Brooke Chesnut is a generational expert that consults, trains and mentors organizations to improve profitability. He has the vitality to engage the millennial generation, the wisdom to educate the senior level workers and the experience to connect the millennial characteristics to all the generations for organizational success. With 30 years of experience in sales, mentoring programs and consulting work, Brooke’s passion for these disciplines resonates with the millennial generation to directly and positively impact their performance in the workplace. Brooke has been recruiting, training, and mentoring young professional business talent for decades. 


Trauma and Forgiveness

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desi harless

Desi Harless is a PhD psychologist whose work focuses on helping those that have suffered from trauma. Desi’s talk provides an overview of the effects of trauma on the brain and successful techniques to mitigate them.


Applying Investment Banking Theory to our Daily Lives

bryce daniels

Bryce Daniels is a finance guru. After working at IHSE as an energy consultant, Bryce spent time as an investment-banking analyst at Tudor Pickering and Holt. Bryce now lives and works in Minneapolis, Minnesota for Castle Rock Private Equity. Bryce’s talk breaks down how investment-banking theory can be applied to our daily lives. 


KeeP Looking. Don't settle

Joyce Feustel

After struggling for most of her life to find a calling, Joyce found that calling at the age of 61 - being a social media tutor and trainer. Three years later she retired from her "day job" to pursue her calling full time in her encore career. It may not take you until you are 61 to find your calling, but if you are open and willing, opportunities will come your way.

Joyce Feustel (pronounced foy’ stul) is a social media trainer and tutor and the founder of Boomers’ Social Media Tutor. She provides personalized social media tutoring and social media training to small business owners and others who want to be more effective in their use of such social media sites as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Pinterest.


Atoms: What They Are and Why You Should Care

Joshua Weiner

Joshua Weiner is an experimental physicist who studies how quantum mechanics can be used to improve sensors based on quantum objects (atomic spins). Joshua enjoys the disparate aspects of table-top physics experiments: building data acquisition systems, data analysis tools, ultra-high vacuum systems, analog electronics, optical setups, and making sure our exquisite low-noise sensors are plugged in most of the time. Joshua holds a PhD in Atomic/Molecular Physics from The University of Colorado Boulder and a BS in Physics from the California Institute of Technology.

 Josh’s talk, titled: Atoms: What They Are and Why You Should Care, was presented in August 2016.