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