Come to the heights of the Rocky Mountains to reach your personal best and make new
connections to expand your EO experience. WEO Leadership Summit is an intimate, personaland professional growth Summit, designed to set you on an "ever upward" path. It will be
different from any other EO event you’ve attended, and the one people will be talking about
for years to come.
AUGUST 12-15, 2016
120 EO women from around the world and prospective EO members will come together to share in a once-in-a-lifetime experience: The WEO Leadership Summit. This groundbreaking summit will bring women together around the most meaningful areas of our lives: business, health, leadership, relationships, family and personal growth.
Fly into Aspen directly by choosing Aspen-Pitkin County Airport [code: ASE], also known as Sardy Field. A van will pick you up from the airport to the hotel if you are staying at the Aspen Meadows or Annabelle Inn. Both are only minutes away, so once you land please call the local phone number and let them know you have arrived. If you have made your own hotel reservations, please check to see if they offer shuttle service, otherwise a taxi is approximately $30 within Aspen.
Fly into Denver International Airport [code: DEN] and
Rent a car: Enjoy the beautiful mountain drive
Take the Colorado Mountain Express Shuttle. Purchase a ticket online; One-way cost is approximately US $120. Note: Ride takes 3.5 hours from Denver Airport to Aspen, but they do have Wi-Fi in the van.
Aspen Meadows Resort
On Campus at the Aspen Institute
845 Meadows Road
Aspen, CO 81611
232 W Main St,
Aspen, CO 81611
Aspen Mountain Lodge
311 W Main St, Aspen, CO 81611
Friday, August 12th - Recommended arrival. OPTIONAL dinner [additonal fee].
Welcome Desk will be open at the Meadows Resort - Friday between 3 PM – 6:30 PM
Saturday, August 13th
7:30 – 10:30 Welcome Desk will be open at the Meadows Resort
7:00 – 9:30 Breakfast on your own (no cost - included in registration)
Optional MyEO events - Bond and see the town of Aspen, hike in the beautiful wilderness, go biking, rafting or share a day of shopping, spa etc. (See below for more information)
4:00 – 5:30 Summit registration – Welcome Desk at the Meadows Resort
5:30 – 6:30 Opening cocktail reception
6:30 – 9:30 Kick-off dinner with a Keynote Speaker
9:30 After Hours in Aspen
Sunday, August 14th
6:30 – 7:30 Morning Outdoor Yoga facing the Aspen Mountains [optional]
8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast Roundtable
9:00 – 10:00 Keynote Speaker
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 12:30 Workshop
12:30 – 2:00 Lunch
2:00 – 4:45 Workshop
5:00 – 6:30 Break
6:30 – 10:00 Reception and dinner (off campus with Special Guests)
Monday, August 15th
8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast Roundtable (women departing should pack for checkout)
9:00 – 10:00 Keynote Speaker
10:00 – 10:15 Q and A
10:15 – 10:30 Networking Break
10:30 – 12:30 Workshop
12:30 – 2:00 Farewell lunch & Conference Close
Samantha Tassone, President, Growth Fuel
"How and Why Do Men and Women Lead Differently?"
Dan Lionello, Chief Hacker & Yoda, Painted Picture
"Hack the Future with the Painted Picture Process"
Kathy Korman Frey, Founder & CEO, The Hot Mommas Project, Entrepreneur in Residence, Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership | The George Washington University School of Business, CFEE
"Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership"
The Women of EO Leadership Summit has negotiated a host of outdoor social activities for an additional fee from local, independent tour operators. If interested, please download and email the registration form with credit card payment to Blazing Adventures no later than July 25, 2016 to reserve your spot in the activity. Spaces are limited and cancellation is required 48 hours in advance. Please read the registration form for specific information about each tour.
On Saturday, 13 August, these tour operators will pick up guests from the Aspen Meadows Resort lobby and return you to the Meadows following the tour (close to all offsite hotels). Water and light refreshments will be provided, and all prices below are inclusive of gratuity and required taxes. On Friday, 12 August between 3pm-6:30pm, Blazing Adventures will have a Q&A table set up at the registration desk at the Aspen Meadows lobby for any questions.
Biking & Rafting: Blazing Adventures Aspen
555 E Durant Ave,
Aspen, CO 81611
Tour 1: Maroon Bells Bike Tour (3 hours door to door) $99/pp.
20 people max
Following a train ride up to Maroon Bells, guests will enjoy sight-seeing and picture taking, followed by a gentle bike ride downhill back to Aspen.
12 miles/ 20 km on pavement.
Tour 2: Road Cycling (4 hours door to door) $150/pp.
5 people min/20 people max
We will road bike up to Maroon Bells and back. This is an intermediate ride that requires pedal preferences and sizing for bikes with advance reservation forms.
24 miles/38 km.
RAFTING: (All trips are 8am to 2pm) $124/pp.
Minimum of 12 people per trip
BBQ lunch and transportation to/from the Aspen Institute are included. Choose from 1 of 2 trips:
Class 3 Rapids: Scenic ride, not vigorous. Steady paddling with breaks.
Class 4 Rapids: Must be in good physical condition. Expect constant, vigorous paddling. This is a thrill ride.
HIKING DESCRPTION: $86/pp.
Experience the essence of Aspen on a hike that explores the natural beauty of the Rockies. This hike is an intermediate trail with an elevation climb 1000-1300 vertical feet and trail time is 2.5 hours over 3-4 miles.
Aspen Art Museum FREE
Founded in 1979, the Aspen Art Museum is a contemporary art venue for visiting international shows and offers a biannual take on works by local artists. World-renowned architect, Shigenu Ban is responsible for the newly designed and new location at 637 Hyman Ave. Free Shuttle service to town will run in accordance with the hotel schedule.
Aspen Shopping FREE
Choices for shopping in Aspen run the gamut from consignment to Prada. Aspen is a great place to buy ski and winter gear in the summer for up to 80% off! Aspen's pedestrian malls are the perfect place for a leisurely shopping excursion where one can find fine art, clothing and gear. Aspen's Saturday Market, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. showcases locally grown produce and artisans with live music while you shop. Your hotel shuttle can take you into downtown or to the Saturday market free of charge.
Morning Yoga or Zumba FREE
14 August 2016 6:45-7:30
50 max people
Join us for yoga or Zumba facing the mountains at the Aspen Meadows grounds with one of the area’s top instructors. This is a general practice class intended for people at all levels of practice. Yoga mats will be provided. Wear comfortable, workout appropriate attire.
Weather / Altitude Advisory / What to Pack
The elevation of Aspen is 8,000-plus feet, and being up that high can do weird things to you. Beware of strange dreams, and sometimes even headaches and chest pains, on your first night. Drink lots of water before and during your visit, eat fruit, and lay low at the start.
Packing: The summers are amazing in Aspen, but remember that it does not get that hot. Expect 70-80°F/21-26°C during the days for most of the summer months in Aspen. Most locals and visitors wear summer attire such as shorts, skirts, dresses, t-shirts and sandals. Conference attire is business casual. It’s best to pack a few cool-weather items such as long pants, a light jacket or a sweater. Packing extra layers is always a good idea as well. This way you can throw on something a little warmer if you plan on being out late. You can get cold at night walking back to your accommodations if you decide to do after hours.
Download the above form for more information about
activities and registration.