Breckenridge hosts storytelling, marketing camp for adults
IF YOU GO
What: Public presentation with professional skier Chris Davenport
When: Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Speakeasy Movie Theater, 103 S Harris St, Breckenridge, CO 80424
How much: $35 includes lunch
About 75 people will gather in Breckenridge this week for a new immersive storytelling and marketing experience featuring national-caliber speakers.
The two-day “un-conference” — as organizer Amy Kemp called Camp 9600 — is geared toward content creators in the outdoor and tourism industries and is part summer camp, part hands-on workshop and an excuse to bike, drink and make s’mores.
“Most conferences you have to play hooky to get out and enjoy anything in the outdoors, and we’re just building it right into the schedule,” she said.
The event will feature a talk with World Champion skier and professional ski mountaineer Chris Davenport, known for skiing all of Colorado’s 14ers and Centennial Peaks.
His presentation from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Speakeasy Theatre will be open to the general public, not just campers, for $35, which includes lunch.
Speakers through the rest of the event will include representatives from Warren Miller Entertainment, Strava and Afar magazine as well as the state Office of Outdoor Recreation Industry director Luis Benitez and local photographer Liam Doran.
Attendees will be challenged to create something during the event — be it a story, photo series or campaign idea — and some will be showcased to close the event Thursday night at the Old Masonic Hall.
The Breckenridge Tourism Office is the event’s producer, and leaders of Elevate CoSpace in Frisco, Fathom VR in Breckenridge, Backbone Media in Carbondale and EVB in Boulder have helped organize the event.
Participation in the full event now costs $599, and the organizers are encouraging locals to attend by offering a 25-percent discount with a promo code. For more information, visit http://www.camp9600.com or contact the Breckenridge Tourism Office at (877) 864-0868.
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