THE KORE OUTDOOR REC-TECH SUMMIT
Kimberley Alpine Resort (Kimberley Conference Centre) – October 11-13, 2023
We respectfully acknowledge that for this event we will be gathering on the unceded territory of the Ktunaxa, who have occupied these lands for more than 10,000 years.
ABOUT THE SUMMIT
The 2023 Kootenay Outdoor Recreation Enterprise (KORE) Outdoor Rec-Tech Summit is Canada’s second-ever conference dedicated to the outdoor rec-tech manufacturing and product design sector. The summit will be held October 11-13, 2023 at the Kimberley Alpine Resort’s Conference Centre in the East Kootenay region of British Columbia and there will be an optional “stay and play” day on the 14th for those who would like to explore and recreate.
Industry thought leaders and speakers will be giving presentations throughout the event and anybody interested in outdoor rec-tech manufacturing and product design in British Columbia, Alberta, Pacific Northwest and the U.S. Western States are invited to attend.
Where & When
The 2023 KORE Outdoor Rec-Tech Summit will take place October 11-13, 2023 with an optional day to stay and play on the 14th.
The event is being held at Kimberley Alpine Resort’s Conference Centre in Kimberley, British Columbia.
➡️ Trickle Creek Lodge and Polaris Lodge are located adjacent to the Conference Centre. Rates range from $96/night for a Studio Suite to $215 for a 3-bedroom suite. Visit tricklecreeklodge.com and polarislodge.com for accommodation options but be sure to call 1-877-282-1200 ext 2 and quote the group name “KORE Summit 2023” to receive the discounted rate.
➡️ The Larix Hotel in Kimberley is offering a 10% discount to Summit attendees. Call the hotel directly at 250-427-1500 to receive the discount.
➡️ Alpine Lodging has added a promo code of KORE2023 to their booking engine to receive a 20% discount for all properties available Oct 17-23. Peruse the properties and book directly at alpinelodging.ca.
➡️ Simply Kimberley owns and operates resort-base chalets and condos in and around the city. Lodging options can be seen on their website and you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for Summit attendee lodging rates.
➡️ Kimberley Riverside Campground is offering a 15% discount for Summit attendees on top of the already low price of $40 for a campsite.
➡️ Visit Tourism Kimberley’s “Stay” page for accommodation providers.
• Jonathan Audet – “Commercializing the world’s strongest aluminum for the ski industry.”
• Tanner Fandrey – “How manufacturers can support progression and allow disabled athletes to compete at the highest possible levels without barriers.”
• James Friedrich – “Peek behind the curtain of more than 5,000 products to discover the secrets to explosive growth and save yourself years of trial and error.”
• Jeff Polster – “Creating a Category.”
• Phil Shellhammer – “Creating a cluster of outdoor rec-tech entrepreneurs in Arkansas.”
• Russell McPherson – “End of life versus end of first life for your gear.”
• Kailey Allan – “How to think sustainably and use design and digital technology as a tool to better our futures.”
• Dr. Bryn Crawford – “Partnering with UBC’s world-class MMRI initiative for advancing technologies.”
• Robert Bleier – “How 3D printing, injection molding, and CNC machining can be used at different stages during product development lifecycle.”
• Cam Shute – “Managing new product development and the key tools that are required.”
• Dustin Adams – “Overcoming manufacturing challenges – workforce, retention, space, zoning and more.”
• P.J. Hunton – “Creating the fastest downhill racing bicycle the world has ever seen.”
• Katrina Hillyer – “Upcycling solutions and sustainable business practices for textile waste.”
• Emilia Steinbock – “The innovation of personal protective equipment for female athletes including a unique avalanche airbag.”
• Adam Marchand – “How a young engineer can get their foot in the door in the outdoors industry and turn a passion into a paying career.”
• Beth Gallup & Thomas Archer – “How KAST and New Ventures BC can help your business.”
• Rob Gomme – “Moving the Sustainability Needle.”
When you register for the full symposium, the following is included:
- Two full days of sessions featuring knowledgeable and entertaining speakers and presentations
- Breakfast and lunch on each day of the symposium sessions
- Appies and snacks at the welcome reception, and the last day’s networking event
- An optional “stay and play” day on the 14th with local experts
Kimberley is located in the southeastern corner of British Columbia, 16 km from the Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC) in the city of Cranbrook. It’s also an easy, and beautiful, 4-hour drive from Calgary and a 10-hour drive from Vancouver.
STAY & PLAY
On Saturday, October 14th there will be an optional day for attendees to enjoy the recreational amenities of Kimberley including:
- Mountain biking the Nature Park and Lois Creek
- Biking the Rails to Trails
- Shuttle biking Bootleg Mountain
- Indoor climbing at Spirit Rock Climbing Centre in Kimberley
- Outdoor climbing at St. Mary’s and Perry Creek
- Hiking in the Nature Park
- Fishing on St. Mary’s River
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