The Meeting 2015 moving back to Wagner Park |

The Meeting 2015 moving back to Wagner Park

Staff report
The snowsports film festival The Meeting will return to Aspen Oct. 1-3.
Aspen Times file |

The Meeting, an annual autumn weekend snowsports film festival, will return to downtown Aspen, Oct. 1 – 3, 2015 the Aspen Skiing Co. announced last week. Films will be held in the Wagner Park theatre, situated across from the Limelight Hotel and steps away from renowned downtown landmarks and hot spots.

Due to renovation work at the Wheeler Opera House, screenings will be hosted in the temporary park theater, as they were during another Wheeler facelift in 2013.

The 11th annual installment of The Meeting promises a packed schedule of the top ski and snowboard films for the 2015-2016 season as well as an industry gathering featuring conferences, forums and activities designed to stimulate discussion on topics most relevant to our sport’s industries.

The Meeting has evolved over the last decade to become one of the premiere snowsports gatherings. Bringing athletes, industry professionals and snow enthusiasts the chance to network and learn (and get excited for the upcoming season). The industry conference portion of the weekend plays host to some of the leading minds both from inside and outside the snowsports industry. Last year’s speakers varied from Rob Campbell, general manager and editor-in-chief of Transworld Business to Chris Miller, social mission activism manager at Ben & Jerry’s. Panels from last year’s conference are online here. In addition to films, activities and the conference there will also be concerts at the Belly Up Aspen and the Four Mountain Sports D&E Fashion Show.

The weekend will kick off on Thursday, October 1 with the NEPSA Video Awards, an annual snowsports/lifestyle video competition featuring short films that offer athletes and filmmakers from the region an opportunity to showcase their talents and compete for their piece of the $3,500 purse. Local filmmaking brothers Andy and Charlie Curtis took the prize last year with “Aspen Problems.” Each submission should have one of these three themes: “Jerry;” “Auto Correct;” or “Earn Your Turns.” Competitors are encouraged to sign up now and choose a theme. Full rules and more information can be found at

Event organizers are currently reviewing feature films for The Meeting 11. Interested filmmakers should send a summary of their movie with a teaser or preview to by July 3, 2015. Filmmakers also need to send the following information: the production company; producer, director and editor names; athletes starring in the film; a sponsor roster and tour/screening plans.