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COILS Pikes Peak – Regional Outdoor Recreation Industry Leadership Summit

October 4, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Don’t miss our Outdoor Industry Leadership Summit for the Pikes Peak region!

The Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance (PPORA) invites you to attend this one-of-its-kind event for outdoor recreation leaders in the Pikes Peak region. Carve out the time, make it a priority, and you won’t be disappointed.

Confirmed Speakers Include:

Luis Benitez, Director, Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office
Becky Leinweber, Executive Director, Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance
Jody Kennedy, Public Involvement Planning Specialist, Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Ann Baker Easley, Executive Director, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado
Jim Petterson, Southwest & Colorado Director, The Trust for Public Land
Chris Castilian, Executive Director, Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO)
David Leinweber, Chairman, Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance

Why you should come

This is the only event designed specifically for those providing leadership for the Pikes Peak region’ outdoors and only comes once a year. The program is designed to inspire you, connect you, and engage you with one another, exceptional speakers, and forward-looking discussions. We have made it a priority to provide this to you at no-cost to encourage ALL of our leaders to participate!

The Program

Come early and network with local outdoor leaders while you enjoy coffee and refreshments! Bonus: With the statewide COILS planned at Penrose House the following day, some leaders from across the state will join our event and want to connect with you, as well.

COILS Pikes Peak will open with a look back at highlights of what we’ve accomplished since we were last together. This is followed by our keynote speaker, Luis Benitez, Director for the Colorado Office of Outdoor Recreation Industry who will inspire and challenge each of us regarding our role in the outdoor recreation industry.

Next, we have an all-star slate of speakers sharing about the new draft of the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). This is a 5-year plan of the state’s focus for outdoor recreation. We are one of the first groups to see the draft and provide input! We planned ample time to engage with expert panelists representing the four identified priority areas so that you can ask questions and provide feedback into the plan.

After looking at the state’s future direction, we will look closer to home and engage with the Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance strategic plan draft. Following an overview, we will discuss how we accomplish our regional goals for outdoor recreation through a world café style of discussion -this will be a lively discussion and YOUR OPPORTUNITY to weigh in on the things that matter most to you. As we look to the future, how do we work together to strengthen our region’s outdoor recreation industry, of which we are all a significant part? What resonates most with your own objectives for the next two years?

Bonus – Lunch!

This year, we’ve added a bonus – Lunch! One of the most valuable aspects of this event is connecting with other outdoor leaders, so we have included lunch (optional) at the conclusion of the program. Although at no cost to you, thanks to our generous Lunch Sponsor, the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, RSVP is required.


Bonus Bonus – Outdoor Activities!

We think sharing a meal is a great way to connect. But even better is enjoying an outdoor activity together! Doesn’t the saying go, “Those who play together, stay together?” OK, we might be stealing that out of context, but it still rings true. So we have planned four options for you to enjoy in the afternoon: by foot, by bike, by jeep, and hands-on learning. All of these activities leave from the Penrose House, at 1:00 PM and are made possible through our generous Activity Sponsor, the Outdoor Industry Association.

  • Hiking (1:00-3:00 PM)
  • Mountain Biking (1:00-3:00 PM)
  • Jeep Tour (1:00-3:00 PM)
  • Leave No Trace Workshop “Changing Outdoor Behavior through Empathy” (1:00-4:00 PM)


October 4, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:


Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance
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Penrose House Conference Center
1661 Mesa Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80906 United States
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We Appreciate Your Feedback!

PPORA is leading a regional planning effort – the Outdoor Pikes Peak Initiative. Through the last few years of gathering input, the OPPI team has drafted strategies for advancing outdoor recreation and conservation priorities for the Pikes Peak region. Please take our survey to provide your feedback today!