As we confirm sessions, we will add descriptions here. A final schedule with the room locations and timing will be posted closer to the event date. All sessions will be held on Tuesday, June 4.
**Session times are subject to change.
Check back for updates.**
Off-Site Ops Field Trip - 11:45am - 4:15pm
Gunstock & Prinoth Magical Mystery Tour!
If you enjoyed last year's review of Bretton Woods' operations, you'll love this year's tour of some of Gunstock's newer ops features (think Mountain Coaster, RFID gates, and the "snow spreader"). PLUS you'll travel to Prinoth's nearby NH campus in Gilmanton to learn about their business operations and hear about the Tier 4 engine technology and coming Stage V tech.
Session 1 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Meet the Media: How to Make the Media Work for Your Organization
A paneled session with NBC Boston Reporter Katherine Underwood, WMUR-TV News Assignment Manager David Sakowich and Freelancer/Columnist Meghan McCarthy McPhaul to hear about what media experts look for in pitches from marketing, public relations, and communications professionals. Panelists will share their tips, outlook, and advice on how to work with them and their media outlets.
Safety, Statutes & Liability Language: A Legal Update on Keeping You and Your Guests Safe
Led by Tom Quarles and John Eck of Devine Millimet, in this session, you will get caught up on some of the latest legal developments related to liability and skier safety in our state and beyond, plus test your knowledge about the New Hampshire Skier Statute.
Energy & Sustainability: NH Policy & Legislative Overview for 2019
Join Matt Willner of Ceres, Madeleine Mineau of Clean Energy NH, and Lisa Drake of Stonyfield Farm to learn about key energy and sustainability bills that have been debated this session, plus hear about related policies that may impact or be of interest to your daily operations.
Session 2 - 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Tips to Re-engage Lapsed Skiers
Jeff Coveney of Digital Pi will explore marketing strategies to help you engage lapsed skiers that include getting your data in order, leveraging multiple channels for conveying your message, and employing new technologies.
HR Stranger Things: How to Make Sense of Workplace Legal Developments
Conference favorite Jim Reidy of Sheehan Phinney returns again this year to provide employment law updates and a look into the future. Jim will review federal and state workplace issues as well as legislative developments in an interactive session.
The Current Landscape for Clean Energy & Renewable Projects in New Hampshire
This discussion will include input from Mike Nicoloro of Sanborn Head, Michael Behrmann of Revolution Energy, and others, and builds on the first energy policy session to review what ski areas need to consider or be aware of if they are interested in adding clean and renewable energy sources to their properties.
Session 3 - 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Marketing Mashup: Web Accessibility + Online Video
This is going to be a jam you won't want to miss. The DJs of Digital, Dave Gibson from Propeller Media Works and Luke Stafford from Mondo Mediaworks, are going to lay down mad beats and answer two big digital quandaries: What is the latest in ADA website compliance? And are you utilizing online video to its full potential? Mad, right? ;)
Developing Employee Pipelines through New Hampshire's Education Systems
Furthering discussions started last fall and continued over the winter, this session continues to explore ways that the ski industry can partner with NH's educational systems to develop pipelines for new workers and keep young people in the state. Join Christine Carr from NH Career & Tech Education, Anne Banks and Emily Zeien from the Community College System of NH, Sean McLaughlin of University of New Hampshire, and Taylor Caswell, Commissioner of the Department of Business & Economic Affairs to discuss ideas for developing programs and educational tracks that will help ski areas fill positions now and in the future.
Catching up on Point of Sale & Payroll Topics
Join Paul Magowan of Heartland Payment Systems for a discussion about current payment and payroll topics that you should be aware of, including changes in chip technology, POS, and the Work Opportunity Tax Credit ("WOTC") program.