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Tuesday 22 Sep 2020

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Tram level sponsors Arrival Day Sessions. Registration open

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Arrival day for all participants and vendors/sponsors. Please meet us at for Happy Hour, meet the steering committee, fellow participants, and sponsors. Registration is open at this event so be sure to pick up your credentials and conference kit.

Wednesday 23 Sep 2020

7:30 am – 9:00 am

Wednesday Breakfast + Registration

Conference Center

Wed 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Meal

8:45 am – 9:30 am

Conference officially starts here. Welcome remarks from Big Sky.
Participate in fun “icebreaker” game, get to know your fellow attendees. Dialogue regarding Symposium mission

Icebreaker Opening Session

Conference CommitteeConference Center

Conference officially starts here. Participate in fun “icebreaker” game, get to know your fellow attendees. Dialogue regarding Symposium mission.

Wed 8:45 am – 9:30 am
Presentation

9:30 am – 10:15 am

Group Brainstorming: Booking a ski vacation in 2030 – whats different from today?
From Booking to fulfillment to on-mountain experience, apres and post trip follow up, What key aspects should we improve first? How can the ski industry standards group help?

Keynote

Conference Center

Topic :Group Brainstorming: Booking a ski vacation in 2030 – whats different from today?
From Booking to fulfillment to on-mountain experience, apres and post trip follow up, What key aspects should we improve first? How can the ski industry standards group help?

Wed 9:30 am – 10:15 am
keynote, Presentation

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Sessions

Sessions / Rountable Discussions

Conference Center

Topic: topic TBD based on survey responses

Wed 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Presentation

11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Wednesday Lunch & Tradeshow

Conference Center

Wed 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Meal

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Sessions / Roundtables

Panel Discussion

Conference Center

Gondola level sponsor

Topic: Topic TBD based on survey

Wed 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Presentation

Wednesday Roundtable Discussion

Conference Center

Gondola level sponsors Panel Discussion / Roundtable

Topic: topic TBD based on survey results

Wed 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Presentation

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Wednesday PM Resort Activities

Big Sky has lots to offer!  We’ve set aside this time on Wednesday so that you can go have some fun while making some new friends in the industry.

Wed 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Activity,

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Apres reception in Tradeshow

Wednesday Après and Tradeshow

Dinner is not included. Have dinner with one or more of the sponsors if you wish. Make your own plans.

Wed 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Appetizers, Discussion, Drink

Thursday 24 Sep 2020

7:00 am – 8:00 am

Thursday Breakfast

Conference Center

Thu 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Meal

8:15 am – 9:15 am

Thursday AM Session 1

Conference Center

Panel Discussion / Roundtable

Topic: TBD

Thu 8:15 am – 9:15 am
Presentation

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Thursday AM Session 2A

Conference Center

Gondola level sponsors and resorts panel discussion
Topic: TBD

Thu 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Presentation

Thursday AM Session 2B

Conference Center

Round Table Discussion

Topic: Resort Payment Processing Challenges Now and Future – Round Table Discussion

  1. One payment processor as opposed to multiple processors
  2. One In-house card processing platform for all sales points and e-commerce platforms
  3. New payment methodologies, Tokenization, ApplePay, Android Pay, SamsungPay, Stored Value, Prepaid Bank issued Debit Cards, Contactless Cards
  4. Resort charging across all sales points
  5. Can the industry get POS companies to participate?
  6. What is the ski resort’s leverage?
  7. How do we get POS and e-commerce platform companies that focus in the Ski industry to work together for the betterment of the ski resorts  and their customers?
Thu 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Presentation

10:45 am – 11:45 am

Thursday AM Session 3

Thu 10:45 am – 11:45 am
Presentation

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Thursday Lunch and Learn Keynote

Conference Center

 

 

Thu 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Meal

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Sessions / Roundtable

Thursday Afternoon Session 1

Conference Center

Sessions / Roundtable Discussions

Topic: TBD

Thu 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Presentation

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

One hour of discussion will be open to all who would like to attend to discuss this years event and improvements for the following year. Topics include: Settle on site for 2021 symposium. Discussion about what went right with the event this year and what went wrong. General feedback

Thursday PM Symposium Closeout Discussion

Conference Center

One hour of discussion will be open to all who would like to attend to discuss this years event and improvements for the following year. Topics include: Seek host resorts for next year’s Mountain Technology Symposium.  Discussion about what went right with the current event and what went wrong. General feedback is encouraged

Thu 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Discussion

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Final Night Reception in Vendor hall

Thursday Après and Tradeshow

Apres Reception in the Tradeshow

Thu 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Appetizers, Drink,

Friday 25 Sep 2020

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Breakfast on your own

Friday Breakfast

Conference Center

on your own, NOT included in event registration

Fri 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Meal

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hackathon to deep dive on solving a particular problem | Time to meet with your software providers

Hackathon – most important fields for transactional API

Conference Center

Hackathon – identifying most important fields for API developoment
Topic: Most important fields in building transactional API’s

Fri 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Presentation

Software Partner Meetings

Conference Center

 time to meet with your software vendors

Fri 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Presentation

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Friday Lunch

Conference Center

Lunch is included

Fri 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Meal