COILS 2018

By Colorado Office of Economic Development (other events)

Friday, October 5 2018 8:00 AM 5:00 PM

Luis Benitez and the Colorado Office of Outdoor Recreation invite you to join outdoor industry champions from across the state on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 for the Colorado Outdoor Industry Leadership Summit (COILS). As we collectively strive to develop a flourishing recreation-based economy in Colorado, we seek to gather leaders from all over the state’s outdoor industry to help establish and execute our vision for the future.


CEOs, Colorado government officials, executive directors, entrepreneurs, students, and leaders from across the state that represent different cross-sections of the outdoor economy in Colorado. (Although not every person pushing forward the outdoor economy can be in attendance, note that we have a post-summit regional agenda that will involve anyone in the industry interested in our initiatives)


A day of networking, ideas and expert discussions that are designed to catalyze the action we need to elevate and sustain our flourishing outdoor ecosystem in Colorado. Topics include Economic Development, Conservation, Education/Workforce Training and Health and Wellness.


The Penrose House Conference Center, 1661 Mesa Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80906


Friday, Oct. 5 from 8:00am - 5:00pm


OCTOBER 5, 2018

8:00am    Breakfast
8:30am    Director Welcome - Luis Benitez
8:45am    Keynote - Mahting Putelis
9:30am    Outdoor Recreation Industry Smart Sectors Roundtable - Patrick Davis and Doug Benevento
11:00am   Break
11:10pm   Outdoor Recreation is an Economic Force - Cathy Ritter and Luis Benitez
12:40pm   Working Lunch - Presentation by Michael Kodas
1:30pm     Field Work: Navigating the Journey from Slavery to Selfhood, and the Search for Safety and Black Re/creation in Colorado - Kriste Peoples
3:00pm     Break 
3:10pm     Colorado Outdoor Rx: Elevating Coloradan's Health through the Outdoors - Janette Heung
4:40pm     Closing Remarks

Colorado Office of Economic Development