attendee pricing

CWA Member Pricing: $429 for Regular Registration through 3/28/2018 ($495 after 3/28/2018)

Non-member Pricing:  $529 for Regular Registration through 3/28/2018 ($595 after 3/28/2018)

Groups of 3 or more receive a 10% discount, please call us at 720-838-8284 for details!

Frequently asked questions

What is the CWA Summit?

The CWA Summit is the premier gathering of indoor climbing industry professionals. Attendees and vendors travel from all over the world for training, professional development, networking, industry-defining discussions, and connecting with customers. The Summit is where leaders emerge in the indoor climbing industry.

Who should attend the CWA Summit?

The Summit is designed for professionals who work in or do business with climbing facilities and programs. Content is directly geared to these roles and types of facilities: - Owners - Managers - Routesetters - Instructors and Coaches - Staff Members - Climbing Gyms - Recreation Centers - YMCAs - Universities and Colleges - Public Schools - Health & Fitness Clubs - Camps and Youth Programs Members of the broader climbing industry often attend, including: association representatives, manufacturers, distributors, competition organizers, and guides. Many sessions cover advanced topics relevant to experienced professionals. The event is also a base camp for those about to start a climbing venture or begin a career in the industry.

What will I learn at the CWA Summit?

Conference sessions cover a variety of topics, including research and trends, business development, marketing, retail development, climbing instruction, standards, risk management, and responsible climbing wall operations. Pre-conference workshops provide hands-on training on topics such as Climbing Wall Instructor certification, Work-at-Height certification, building risk management tools, business planning, and technical skill developing, like routesetting.

What else will I gain?

Each year attendees comment about how much they learn from each other. They also tell us that being immersed with the industry’s top professionals ups their game, drive, and creativity. Each day features special events, activities, entertainment and gatherings for attendees to collaborate and grow.

How much does it cost?

Regular Pricing through 3/28/2018: Members: $429.00 Non-Members: $529.00 *Groups of 3 or more receive a 10% discount. To receive this discount, please call us at 720-838-8284.

Do CWA members get a discount to the Summit?

Yes! CWA members receive discounted registration to the Summit. Member organizations usually save around $100 per employee. All active full and part time employees of CWA member companies are eligible to receive the member rate. Employment verification and current membership standing are required to receive this benefit. Contact the CWA's Membership Services Manager, Daniel Jeanette, if you have any questions or to check if your company is a CWA member. dan@climbingwallindustry.org

Can I register more than one attendee at once?

Yes! When going through online registration, you can add multiple attendees to your cart. Groups of 3 or more receive a 10% discount. To receive this discount, please call us at 720-838-8284.

When is the CWA Summit?

The conference takes place on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 through Friday, May 18, 2018. Pre-conference workshops will begin on Monday, May 14, 2018.

Where is the CWA Summit?

The 2018 CWA Summit takes place at the Embassy Suites Conference Center, 4705 Clydesdale Pkwy, Loveland, CO 80538.

Where should I stay?

The conference center is also a hotel, and we have secured a discounted room block for attendees, vendors, and presenters. Please visit the Venue & Lodging page for the link to reserve your room. The room block will be available for reservation on a rolling basis until it is filled, or through Friday, April 13, 2018, whichever comes first.

What transportation is available?

Transportation is the responsibility of attendees. Super Shuttle and Green Ride are great options for group transportation to and from the airport. If you wish to rent a car from DIA, the Embassy Suites Conference Center is 50 minutes away via I-25N. Parking is free.

I already registered, but I need to change some of my information.

After registration, you will receive a registration confirmation e-mail through which you can access your receipt and modify your registration as needed. Please note: Registration fees are not transferable to persons outside of your organization or to subsequent events. Requests for cancellations or transfers must be made in writing to the CWA no later than March 28, 2018. If you cancel your registration prior to March 28, 2018 you are entitled to a 75% refund of your conference registration payment (pre-conference fees will be forfeited). No refunds after March 28, 2018 and no refunds for no-shows, no exceptions.

What is the weather like in Colorado in May? What should I pack?

The weather in Colorado can be unpredictable. A sunny day can quickly turn into rain, snow, or even hail, especially in May. We recommend packing a good mix of warm and cold weather layers. It's also a good idea to keep an eye on the forecast leading up to the event.

What meals are offered through the conference?

A complimentary breakfast buffet is available to those who stay at the Embassy Suites hotel. Lunch and dinner are the individual responsibility of attendees. An on-site restaurant and cafe are available, and there are many options nearby in Loveland and Fort Collins.


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