The Meeting 8 is set to take over Aspen between September 27-29

Comments by Henrik Lampert/

The Meeting returns to Aspen next month for its 8th edition, featuring movie screenings, live music, panel discussions and a slew of fun activities. As part of a new format this year, credentials will be sold for $250/person. While that sounds like a hefty price to pay, consider this:

For three days, you’ll be hanging out in Aspen, CO with a horde of the snowsports industry’s biggest influencers—Team Freeskier among them. You’ll enjoy a handful of film screenings from production companies including MSP, TGR, PBP, Level 1 and Voleurz, and you’ll also be privy to live music from Stephen Marley and Brit Floyd, the “world’s greatest Pink Floyd show.” The shows span from Wheeler Opera House, to Belly Up to the Sundeck atop Aspen Mountain. Additionally, you’ll partake in the various activities that have become a staple of The Meeting experience. Rumor has it go-karting is on the docket once again this year.

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Film screenings at Wheeler Opera House during #TheMeeting7. Photo courtesy Aspen/Snowmass.

Perhaps the most exciting change to The Meeting is an expanded list of panel speakers. “This year marks a serious evolution in The Meeting,” says Deric Gunshor, Senior Event Marketing Manager at Aspen Skiing Company. “In 2012, The Meeting sessions will expand beyond action sports and feature a powerful lineup of presenters with knowledge and experience in snowsports and beyond.” Speakers will be touching on a handful of pertinent content ranging from branding, to content distribution, to online activation and more. Confirmed speakers to date include:

  • Chase Jarvis – “Visionary photographer, director, and fine artist with a consistent ambition to break down the barriers between new – and traditional media, fine – and commercial art.” www.chasejarvis.com
  • Robert Scoble – “The web’s most influential gear and tech blogger. He’s a gadget lover, a technology savant, a Silicon Valley insider and author.” www.scobleizer.com
  • Alex Hillinger – “A lover of all things creative, Alex collaborates with designers, artists, filmmakers, scientists and entrepreneurs with an aim to make positive changes in the world.” www.goodchemistry.com
  • Danny Grant – “As General Manager of The Orchard Sports, Danny works directly with filmmakers and brands to help syndicate and monetize their premium content worldwide.” www.theorchard.com
  • Gary Arndt – “Independent travel writer, photographer and speaker. Gary is also measured as the web’s most influential independent travel writer via Klout.” www.everything-everywhere.com
  •  Greg Lucia – “Director of Brand Integration of Saatchi & Saatchi.” www.saatchi.com

If you’re wondering where your $250 goes, much of it supports these distinguished individuals who will lead the group in thought provoking discussion. And speaking of registration fees, you’ll need to know how to get dialed in. The fine print is as follows:

Registration for The Meeting is now live at www.aspensnowmass.com/meetingreg.

Tickets to movies at the Wheeler Opera House and Sundeck on Aspen Mountain will be sold separately through the Wheeler Opera House box office starting the first week of September. Tickets for music and movies at the Belly Up Aspen are currently available. These tickets can be bought individually by the public not wishing to participate in the industry panels and activities.

The Limelight Hotel will once again be the official headquarters for The Meeting. A special $198.25/night room rate is available for guests of the event. To book, call 1-800-433-0832 and reference “The Meeting.”

Last but not least, follow @aspensnowmass on Twitter for updates. Also, be sure and stay tuned to the official event hashtag, #TheMeeting8.

#TheMeeting7 recap.