Camber Outdoors, the active-outdoor industries organization, has announced eight October events in the 2018 Camber Exchange series.

Hosted by Camber Outdoors partner companies, Camber Exchanges is a nation-wide meet-up series that brings together a community of people with a love for the outdoors and the companies that support their passion. These unique events provide thought-provoking conversation and a chance to connect with leaders, entrepreneurs and colleagues in the active-outdoor industries. Registration is open for all October events.

October 2018 Camber Exchange series schedule:

  • October 16: Portland, OR
    Host company: REI Co-op
    Speakers: Holly Van Fleet, Portland store manager at REI Co-op and Clare Hamill, VP Global Growth Initiatives at Nike Inc.
  • October 16: Newbury Park, CA
    Host company: Liv Cycling and Giant Bicycle
    Speakers: Brook Hopper, global marketing manager at Liv Cycling; Serena Bishop Gordon, Liv Factory team rider and program director for the Conservation Alliance; Jen Gurecki, co-founder and CEO of Coalition Snow; Lindsey Richter, founder and director of Ladies Allride; Jen Audia, US marketing manager at Liv Cycling; Shannon Ellis, senior director of HR at Patagonia
  • October 17: Colorado Springs, CO
    Host company: SRAM
    Speakers: Ayesha McGowan, founder of A Quick Brown Fox and Ashley Rankin, founder of Shredly
  • October 17: West Valley City, UT
    Host company: Backcountry
    Speakers: Diana Seung, EVP of Merchandising at Backcountry; Hillary Benjamin, SVP of Brand at Backcountry; Betsy Haws, assistant general counsel at Backcountry; Nora Stowell, global sales leader at W.L. Gore; Laura Schaffer, sustainability director at POWDR
  • October 18: Ferndale, WA
    Host company: Superfeet
    Speaker: Linda Balfour, director of marketing at Superfeet
  • October 18: Boston, MA
    Host companies: Vibram and Brooklyn Boulders
    Speaker: Sandra Wilson, controller at Vibram
  • October 25: Boise, ID
    Host company: REI Co-op
    Speaker: Julie Lochner, Retail Divisional vice president at REI Co-op
  • October 25: Madison, WI
    Host company: REI Co-op
    Speaker: Karen Repine, Madison store manager at REI Co-op

“Year over year, we have continued to build the Camber Exchange program to elevate the vision of Everyone’s Outdoors through community engagement,” said Deanne Buck, executive director of Camber Outdoors. “Through Camber Exchanges, we are able to give leaders at our partner companies a platform for why and how they’re prioritizing women’s leadership as a business imperative.”

Sponsored by CamelBak, Bell, Giro and Bollé, the 2018 Camber Outdoors series includes 25 Camber Exchanges across the continental U.S. and Canada. With increased interest and participation from individuals and partner companies, Camber Outdoors has grown its Camber Exchange series year over year.

All proceeds from Camber Exchanges support connecting African American people with nature to change the face of leadership in the outdoors through a partnership with Outdoor Afro.