Category: Explore the Outdoors Seminars

2020 Seminars & Speakers

2020 Seminars & Speakers

 


2020 Seminars & Speakers

Explore the Outdoors Expo is a comprehensive showing of all things related to the outdoors!

The list is growing for our popular seminars!
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FRIDAY SEMINARS: Kannah Plateau/Dominguez Room


Seminar: Survival Firestarter – THE POWER OF LIGHT (Live Demo!)
Presented by: Innovative Concepts
Time: Friday 4 pm
• Imagine you’re in the high country of the Rocky Mountains and the weather is about to make it challenging for your survival. The sky is turning dark and the wind begins to blow hard. Snow starts to fall and you try to start a camp fire but the wood you gathered is wet. What are you going to do now? With FlyHigh’s premium fire starter, you will no longer have to worry about this situation. Place it in your pack for your next excursion! Premium hand-crafted FlyHigh Fire Starter. Proudly made in the U.S.A.

Atlasta Solar logo
Seminar: Hindsight is 2020: What you need to know about solar in 2020
Presented by: Atlasta Solar
Time: Friday 5 pm
• We will discuss solar options for home and business owners. There will also be a drawing for a portable charging kit! You don’t want to miss this!

Trent and Kristen Blizzard, Mushroom seminar
Seminar: Mushroom Foraging 101
(High Country Edible Mushrooms)
Presented by: Trent and Kristen Blizzard
Time: Friday 6 pm
• Learn where and when to collect the top gourmet mushrooms in Western Colorado: Morels, Burn Morels, Porcinis and Chanterelles.
 

FRIDAY SEMINARS: Whitewater Room


SOM Footwear logoSeminar: What does healthy footwear mean?
Presented by: SOM Footwear of Montrose
Time: Friday 3 pm
• This is a simple and controversial question that is not always easily answered, or answered the same way by everyone in the footwear industry. Common sense needs to be refreshed on how the feet work and what shape of footwear is best to help them regain the original sense of motion they were intended to have.


Beyond the GiantSeminar: The Reason Why We Adventure
Presented by: Michael Aschmann of Beyond the Giant Ministries, International
Time: Friday 4 pm
• Some look at a mountain and say, ” Who in their right mind would ever try to climb that?” Others look at that same mountain and say, “Let’s try to do something seemingly impossible.” There’s a lot more to a spirit of adventure that meets the eye, it is not merely a search for the next adrenaline fix.


Seminar: Building an Outdoor Legacy for Your Family
Presented by: Legacy Outfitters
Time: Friday 5 pm
• The seminar will cover how outdoorsmen can build an outdoor legacy for their family.
 
 
 

FRIDAY SEMINARS: Adobe/Escalante


Uforia Science Seminar: What is DNA-based nutrition and why should I care?
Presented by: Sarah Cuoco, UFORIA Science:
Time: Friday 2 pm 
• How UFORIA Science uses an individual’s genetic information, then pair it with peer reviewed nutrients and develop their own custom nutritional supplement.


Leisure Solar logo
 
Seminar: Solar Generators – What are they and what can you do with them?
Presented by: Leisure Solar
Time: Friday 3 pm
• Advances in battery technology has made it possible to build portable generators that use no gas, have no fumes, and make no noise. This new generation of generators are light weight, portable and easy to use. They are perfect for camping, RVs, backup and emergency power, and anywhere that a good clean source of power is needed. This seminar will explore the technology and uses of solar generators.

United Country Real Colorado Properties
Seminar: Factors to consider when buying or selling hunting or other recreational real estate
Presented by: United Country Real Colorado Properties
Time: Friday 4 pm
• Buying and even selling recreational property is not the same as residential property. Whether your passion is hunting, fishing, biking or something else; there are specific considerations you need to make early in your process.

WE Dreams River Supply - GJ

Seminar:
Dream Gear Made Live
Presented by: Wet Dreams River Supply
Time: Friday 5 pm
• Wet Dreams River Supply has been sewing river equipment since 2008. During the seminar you will see “Dream Gear” come to life!

SATURDAY SEMINARS: Kannah Plateau/Dominguez Room


Rocky Mtn Elk FoundationSeminar: Forced Introduction of Wolves to Northwest Colorado
Presented by: Title Sponsor –
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

Time: Saturday 11 am
• Colorado’s economy, elk population, conservation funding, hunting industry, and resident taxpayer dollars are in the crosshairs. An out-of-state, extremist-driven ballot initiative aims to force an introduction of wolves onto the Colorado landscape even though Colorado Parks and Wildlife have confirmed a natural migrating, active pack in the northwest part of the state.


Seminar: Take Your Outdoor Adventures to the Next Level
Presented by: Wacey Clarke, Owner & Founder of Colorado Hemp Solutions
Time: Saturday 12 noon

Colorado Hemp Solutions

• Cannabinoid use for outdoorsmen and women and their four-legged sidekicks. Wacey Clarke, owner and founder of Colorado Hemp Solutions (Grand Junction, CO), will discuss industrial hemp derived cannabinoid options available to aid in overall wellness and athletic recovery.


Seminar: An Introduction to Electric Bikes
Presented by: Justin Manuppella of Colorado Electric Bikes
Time: Saturday 1 pm
• The who, what, when, where and why of e-bikes. Electric Bikes for Hunting, Fishing and Playing. 


Trent and Kristen Blizzard, Mushroom seminarSeminar: Introduction to Colorado Mushroom ID and Edibility
(High Country Edible Mushrooms)
Presented by: Trent and Kristen Blizzard
Time: Saturday 2 pm
• Learn about the top 10 species of edible mushrooms found in Western Colorado and how to identify them. Special coverage given to their preparation for eating and long-term storage.

Rocky Mtn Elk Foundation

Seminar: Forced Introduction of Wolves to Northwest Colorado
Presented by: Title Sponsor –
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

Time: Saturday 3 pm
• Colorado’s economy, elk population, conservation funding, hunting industry, and resident taxpayer dollars are in the crosshairs. An out-of-state, extremist-driven ballot initiative aims to force an introduction of wolves onto the Colorado landscape even though Colorado Parks and Wildlife have confirmed a natural migrating, active pack in the northwest part of the state.


SATURDAY SEMINARS: Whitewater Room


Atlasta Solar logo
Seminar: Hindsight is 2020: What you need to know about solar in 2020
Presented by: Atlasta Solar
Time: Saturday 11 am
• We will discuss solar options for home and business owners. There will also be a drawing for a portable charging kit! You don’t want to miss this!

Western Anglers logoSeminar: Introduction of Fly Casting
Presented by:
Hutch Hutchinson of Western Anglers
Time: Saturday 12 noon
• This short seminar will introduce people to the rods, reels and lines used in Fly Fishing. It will cover the basics of fly casting, including stance, how to grip a fly rod, how the rod and fly line work together and how to perform and execute several basic casts.

Seminar: How to Fish Big Rivers
Presented by: Jeff Powles, of Fish On Colorado
Time: Saturday 1 pm
• Jeff Powles, owner of Fish On Colorado, is a guide and outfitter who provides guided fly fishing services to beginners and long time fly fisherpersons. Fish On Colorado was started to provide more people with the experience of being out in nature, in some of the most beautiful places in Colorado while enjoying a tug on the other end of a fly line.


Western Anglers logoSeminar: How to Increase the Accuracy of Fly Casting 
Presented by:
Hutch Hutchinson of Western Anglers
Time: Saturday 2 pm
 
• Do you want to catch more fish? For freshwater or saltwater ACCURACY IS KING in fly fishing! Come learn some of the methods and tactics of becoming a more accurate presenter of flies! This seminar is well suited for any angler of any experience level. Especially if you consider yourself an expert!

 


Uforia ScienceSeminar: What is DNA-based nutrition and why should I care?
Presented by:
Sarah Cuoco, UFORIA Science
Time: Saturday 3 pm
• How UFORIA Science uses an individual’s genetic information, then pair it with peer reviewed nutrients, and develop their own custom nutritional supplement.


SATURDAY SEMINARS: Adobe/Escalante


Seminar: Survival Firestarter – THE POWER OF LIGHT (Live Demo!)
Presented by: Innovative Concepts
Time: Saturday 11 am
• Imagine you’re in the high country of the Rocky Mountains and the weather is about to make it challenging for your survival. The sky is turning dark and the wind begins to blow hard. Snow starts to fall and you try to start a camp fire but the wood you gathered is wet. What are you going to do now? With FlyHigh’s premium fire starter, you will no longer have to worry about this situation. Place it in your pack for your next excursion! Premium hand-crafted FlyHigh Fire Starter. Proudly made in the U.S.A.

Seminar: Building an Outdoor Legacy for Your Family
Presented by: Legacy Outfitters
Time: Saturday 12 noon
• The seminar will cover how outdoorsmen can build an outdoor legacy for their family. Building relationships through purpose and outdoor activity.
 
 

BeyondTheGiantSeminar: “Carpe Diem: Adventuring With A Purpose”
Presented by: Marc Maurer of Beyond the Giant Ministries, International
Time: Saturday 1 pm
A glimpse into the world of people on a quest for adventure for a greater cause. Carpe Diem takes you on a whirlwind tour from the dizzy heights of the Himalayas in Nepal and the tallest volcanoes in Ecuador to the depths of human depravity pulling back the curtain on the human trafficking epidemic. Find out how charity climbs are bringing real solutions to victims of human trafficking and how you can be involved in something larger than yourself through adventuring with a purpose. Take the ride of a lifetime and join us in “seizing the day” -Carpe Diem!

 


Leisure Solar logo
 
Seminar: Solar Generators – What are they and what can you do with them?
Presented by: Leisure Solar
Time: Saturday 2 pm
• Advances in battery technology has made it possible to build portable generators that use no gas, have no fumes, and make no noise. This new generation of generators are light weight, portable and easy to use. They are perfect for camping, RVs, backup and emergency power, and anywhere that a good clean source of power is needed. This seminar will explore the technology, and the uses, of solar generators.