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Updated: 4/05/2024

Explore the 2024 CWA Schedule

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Thursday May 16
9:00am-11:00am
Roundtables

Owner / Operator

Coaching & Programming

Gym Managers

Future Owners

CWA Routesetting Committee Update & Roundtable

Thursday May 16
2:00pm-3:30pm
Educational Sessions

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Building your Fanbase: The Why, What, and How of Community Building at your Gym

WITH
Patrick Brehm

FOR
Future Owners
Owners / Operators
Sr. Gym Managers / Gym Managers

The Best Way to Increase Employee Engagement and Satisfaction

WITH
Marisa Hoff

FOR
Future Owners
Owners / Operators
Sr. Gym Managers / Gym Managers

Making Programs Accessible to Special Populations

WITH
Kirby Kahl

FOR
Coaches / Programs

Understanding and Overcoming Rock Climbing Finger Injuries
2:00-2:30pm

WITH
Jared Vagy

FOR
Coaches / Programs
Routesetters

Adult Climbing Injury Prevention
2:50-3:30pm

WITH
Tyler Nelson

FOR
Coaches / Programs

Managing Burnout: A Routesetters Perspective

WITH
Abby Wilson

FOR
Coaches / Programs
Routesetters

Considerations for Youth Strength Training

WITH
Charlie Manganiello

FOR
Future Owners
Owners / Operators
Sr. Gym Managers / Gym Managers
Coaches / Programs

Diversity by Design: Reduce your Blind Spots in Routesetting

WITH
Flannery Shay-Nemirow & Geneviève de la Plante

FOR
Sr. Gym Managers / Gym Managers
Routesetters

Capturing Your P&L Using Quickbooks & Google Sheets

WITH
Jeff Compas

FOR
Future Owners
Owners / Operators

Why Personal Responsibility is Not Enough

WITH
Garnet Moore, Jon Heshka & Will Jorgensen

FOR
Owners / Operators

Thursday May 16
3:40pm-4:10pm
Product Presentations

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Unlocking the Value of Customer Data with Rock Gym Pro

WITH
Jon Manz & Trevor James

FOR
Future Owners
Owners / Operators
Sr. Gym Managers / Gym Managers

Pay What You Can: A Toolkit for Gyms to Increase Climbing Access

WITH
Nicholas Ridley

FOR
Future Owners
Owners / Operators
Sr. Gym Managers / Gym Managers
Coaches / Programs

Down The Rabbit Hole: The Evolution of EP Climbing Holds

WITH
Bennett Kornbrath & Chi Harris

FOR
Sr. Gym Managers / Gym Managers
Routesetters

Food For Thought: Performance Wellness in Climbing

WITH
Arianne Jones & Sasha DiGiulian

FOR
Future Owners
Owners / Operators
Sr. Gym Managers / Gym Managers
Coaches / Programs

Unlocking Your Marketing by Leveraging Your Data

WITH
Luke Miller & Ryan Henrich

FOR
Future Owners
Owners / Operators
Sr. Gym Managers / Gym Managers

Introducing the Pinch and the OHM, two revolutionary products that are headed to your climbing gym.

WITH
Blair Williams & Ryan Gajweski

FOR
Owners / Operators
Sr. Gym Managers / Gym Managers
Coaches / Programs

Flashed: Custom solutions you can count on

WITH
Keith Nalepa

FOR
Future Owners
Owners / Operators
Sr. Gym Managers / Gym Managers
Routesetting

Thursday May 16
4:15pm-4:45pm
Product Presentations

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New Safety Products from Head Rush Technologies

WITH
Owen Richard

FOR
Future Owners
Owners / Operators
Sr. Gym Managers / Gym Managers

Dreamwall - A New Climbing Wall Builder

WITH
Ivo Krastev

FOR
Future Owners
Owners / Operators
Sr. Gym Managers / Gym Managers

Routesetting Management: Optimizing Routesetting Programs Through Data

WITH
Andrew Potter & Bennett Potter

FOR
Future Owners
Owners / Operators
Sr. Gym Managers / Gym Managers
Routesetters

A Deeper Look into Flooring: What to consider when selecting your padding

WITH
Chris Morgan

FOR
Future Owners
Owners / Operators
Sr. Gym Managers / Gym Managers

4 Innovative Products to Manage Risk in Your Climbing Gym

WITH
Adam Koberna & Annika Zwirn

FOR
Future Owners

Friday May 17
10:00am-10:50am
Educational Sessions

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Assess the Real-World Implications of Design Decisions: Climbing Gym Case Studies

WITH
Bennett Kornbrath

FOR
Future Owners
Owners / Operators

Creating a Genuine Sales Culture Without Being Pushy

WITH
Matt Mata

FOR
Future Owners
Owners / Operators
Sr. Gym Managers / Gym Managers

Navigating Difficult People and Situations

WITH
Chris Stevenson & Marisa Hoff

FOR
Future Owners
Owners / Operators
Sr. Gym Managers / Gym Managers
Coaches / Programs

Basics of Behavior Management for Youth Coaching

WITH
Debbie Larsen

FOR
Sr. Gym Managers / Gym Managers
Coaches / Programs

The Ins and Outs of Guest Routesetting

WITH
Blake Green & Libby Hatcher

FOR
Future Owners
Owners / Operators
Sr. Gym Managers / Gym Managers
Routesetters

Allies, Not Adversaries: Navigating the Routesetting vs. Management Quagmire

WITH
Foxman McCarthy-James & Justin Wright

FOR
Future Owners
Owners / Operators
Sr. Gym Managers / Gym Managers
Routesetters

Program Managers Roundtable

FOR
Sr. Gym Managers / Gym Managers
Coaches / Programs

Friday May 17
11:00am-11:40am
Educational Sessions

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How to Pursue Indoor Climbing Legislation in Your State

WITH
Michael Lary & Michele Lang

FOR
Owners / Operators

Adult Climbing Instruction: What We All Can Learn

WITH
Natasha Hodges & Samantha Brown

FOR
Coaches / Programs

Are Routesetters Asking the Right Questions?

WITH
Roy Quanstrom

FOR
Future Owners
Owners / Operators
Sr. Gym Managers / Gym Managers
Coaches / Programs
Routesetters

Proactive Mental Training for Climbing Staff and Coaches

WITH
Arno llgner & Sevve Stember

FOR
Owners / Operators
Sr. Gym Managers / Gym Managers
Coaches / Programs


6 Things They Don't Tell You When Opening a Climbing Gym

WITH
Andrew Hou

FOR
Future Owners
Owners / Operators
Sr. Gym Managers / Gym Managers

USA Climbing Update

WITH
Marc Norman

FOR
Coaches / Programs
Sr. Gym Managers / Gym Managers

Ethics of Routesetting: A Discussion of Principles Behind Equitable and Safe Commercial Routesetting

WITH
Holly Yu Tung Chen

FOR
Future Owners
Owners / Operators
Routesetters

Google Analytics: The Powerful, Free Tool You Aren't Using to Grow Your Business

WITH
Merrill Richmond

FOR
Future Owners
Owners / Operators
Sr. Gym Managers / Gym Managers

Access Fund, CWA, & the Gym-to-Crag Pipeline

WITH
Dustin O'Reilly

FOR
Owners / Operators
Sr. Gym Managers / Gym Managers

Increase Gym Awareness and Membership with Viral Videos for Youtube and TikTok

WITH
Sara Wade

FOR
Future Owners
Owners / Operators
Sr. Gym Managers / Gym Managers

Friday May 17
11:50am-12:20pm
Educational Sessions

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The American Scholastic Climbing League: A League for Student-Athletes

WITH
Chuck Lutz, Sharon Bennett, & Theresa Morris

FOR
Coaches / Programs

The Evolution of Yoga in Climbing Gyms

WITH
Dawn Young

FOR
Future Owners
Owners / Operators
Sr. Gym Managers / Gym Managers
Coaches / Programs

UpENDing Parkinson's: Introduction and How to Add to your Gym

WITH
Molly Cupka

FOR
Future Owners
Owners / Operators
Sr. Gym Managers / Gym Managers
Coaches / Programs

Safe Sport Best Practices

WITH
Jessica Doriot, Marc Norman, & Sharlee Strebel

FOR
Future Owners
Owners / Operators
Sr. Gym Managers / Gym Managers
Coaches / Programs
Routesetters

Current Landscape of Government Affairs

WITH
Bob Angell

FOR
Owners / Operators

Google My Business - The "Shadow Website" that Google Builds for Your Business

WITH
Merrill Richmond

FOR
Future Owners
Owners / Operators
Sr. Gym Managers / Gym Managers

Vendor Selection: What, Why, and How

WITH
Mack Maier

FOR
Future Owners
Owners / Operators

What, Why, & How You’re Failing at Being Unique

WITH
Pierre Despagne & Sarah Filler

FOR
Future Owners
Owners / Operators
Routesetters

Emergency! What To Do Before & After

WITH
Robert Angell & Will Jorgensen

FOR
Future Owners
Owners / Operators
Sr. Gym Managers / Gym Managers

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