Western announces Blister Speaker Series

Western announces Blister Speaker Series

Jan 15, 2019

Western Colorado University is proud to announce the new Blister Speaker Series, which will bring to campus each month a high-caliber athlete, founder, activist, content creator or product designer in the outdoor industry.

The guests will deliver a keynote address and hold a question and answer session, followed by refreshments. They also will spend two days on campus, visiting classes and interacting with student clubs and sports teams.

The keynotes will be video- and audio-recorded, to be released on Western’s YouTube account and Blister’s podcast.

This first-of-its-kind speaker series—coupled with Western’s first-of-its-kind Outdoor Industry MBA program—will further Western’s role in cultivating future leaders of outdoor-oriented businesses and media.

Speakers are to visit on the last Thursday of each month. Keynote addresses will be held in the University Center Theater at 6 p.m.

Jan. 24: Brendan Leonard; author, contributor to Climbing magazine, owner of semi-rad.com
Feb. 28: Eric Larsen, American polar adventurer and alpineer 
March 28: Dan Abrams, co-founder of FlyLow
April 25: Ashley Korenblat, owner of Western Spirit Cycling and founder of Public Lands Solutions