Coffee & Conversation - Monday

Date: May 27, 2013
Start Time: 8:00 a.m.

The Colorado River

Town Talk

The iconic Colorado River’s past, present and future will be discussed by Kevin Fedarko, Outside magazine writer and author of The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon; activist and singer Katie Lee; and Pete McBride, the director of Chasing Water and The Water Tower.

In Person:
  • Kevin Fedarko
  • Katie Lee
  • Pete McBride
  • Jim Whittaker

    Town Talk

    “Big Jim” Whittaker was the first American to stand atop of Mt. Everest 50 years ago. In this one-on-one conversation with Nick Heil (contributing editor at Outside and the author of Dark Summit: The True Story of Everest's Most Controversial Season), Whittaker will share stories from his remarkable life.

    In Person:
  • Jim Whittaker
  • Nick Heil
  • Chicken and Egg

    Town Talk

    Only a third of documentary filmmakers are women. Why is that, and what can be done to change it? Julie Benello of Chicken and Egg, Suzan Beraza (director of Uranium Drive-In), Julie Goldman (producer of God Loves Uganda and Manhunt) and Lucy Walker (director of The Crash Reel) will examine the particular challenges women filmmakers face.

    In Person:
  • Julie Benello
  • Suzan Beraza
  • Lucy Walker
  • Climate Solutions: Corporate Responsibility

    Town Talk

    How can the corporate world work toward climate solutions and also be profitable? Grant McCargo, founder of BioCapital; Jean Oelwang of Virgin Unite; and Auden Schendler of the Aspen Ski Company will discuss the opportunities.

    In Person:
  • Grant McCargo
  • Jean Oelwang
  • Auden Schendler
  • The Limits of Human Endurance

    Town Talk

    Erden Eruç and Jason Lewis circumnavigated the globe individually with their own human power, and Chris Waddell, a highly decorated paralympian, was the first paraplegic to summit Mount Kilimanjaro unassisted. These men will talk about the limits of human physical endurance.

    In Person:
  • Erden Eruc
  • Jason Lewis
  • Chris Waddell
  • Strong

    Film Screening — Duration: 8 mins

    On April 6, 2011, Roger Strong was skinning to one of his favorite backcountry runs on Washington’s Snoqualmie Pass with some friends when he triggered a violent avalanche. The slide tore through the couloir, leaving Strong and the other skiers badly injured. A year to the day after the tragedy, Strong — who spent three months in a wheelchair recovering — returns to ski the Slot Couloir and contemplate the fine balance between risk and passion. The film follows him as he reflects on his family, his love of the mountains and what he can learn from his mistakes.