2019 #getOutside EXPO Speaker & Presentation Schedule

30 Hours of Free Programs

Learn Something New. Find a New Place to Explore.

All programs are FREE to attend all weekend long. It's just part of the #getOutside EXPO 2019!

 

All programs and presentations are at Alpine Shop Kirkwood ONLY. All presentations are 45 minutes unless indicated otherwise. All programs are FREE!

 

*PROGRAM LOCATIONS:
(C) = Conference Room
(F)= Sales floor to the right of the main entrance
(D) = Outdoor Demo Area between Tent & Building

FRIDAY, MARCH 1

Al-Pint Night Benefiting Missouri Whitewater Association, Team River Runner & St. Louis Canoe & Kayak Club – 6–9 pm

 

The 2019 Get Outside Expo kicks off on Friday night with our first Pint Night of the year. All proceeds will go towards the three paddle organizations we’ve partnered with for this evening’s festivities.

SATURDAY, MARCH 2

9 am [C]: Wake-Up with Yoga by by Alicia Trebus, Yoga with Alicia

Alicia TrebusJoin us before we officially open our doors for a FREE yoga session brought to you by Yoga with Alicia. Alicia is a 200-hour registered Yoga Teacher whose mission is to guide students toward ease and delight in their bodies with clear, safe, and patient instruction.

10 am - [F]: The Amazing Earth: Zion National Park by Marty Koch

Marty KochMarty is a retired St. Louis park ranger and a former Alpine Shop Program Director. He has traveled extensively to the wild areas of America, photographing nature’s beauty. He is a photographer, instructor and freelance writer who has authored two books of his photography and is currently working on a third.

 

Zion National Park is an amazing place full of canyons, rushing rivers, seasonal waterfalls, and astounding views. This presentation will cover the most popular sites as well as a couple of hidden gems.

11 am [F]: Ozark Paddling: The Ozark National Scenic Riverways by Dave Tobey, District Interpretive Ranger, Ozark National Scenic Riverways

Dave TobeyWith its scenic and free-flowing Current and Jacks Fork rivers, caverns, and high-volume springs, this area captured the attention of Congress in the 1960s. Each week the larger springs pour billions of gallons of clear, cold water into the heart of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. This park exists to protect these largely spring-fed streams that run through some of the Ozarks’ most beautiful scenery. We will explore time honored traditions and new recreational opportunities for paddlers in the Ozarks.

11 am [F]: The Ultimate Travel & Packing Tips for Any Adventure by Angel Castellanos, Travel Expert and National Speaker

Dave TobeySponsored by Eagle Creek 

This highly informative presentation is packed with the most up-to-date, savvy travel tips, and inspirational stories from all over the world, to help travelers travel smarter, better and cheaper. Angel will deliver the best travel tips on packing smart, safety, de-stressing the airport experience, saving money, sightseeing hacks, traveling with technology and much more!

 

No matter your level of experience, you are bound to come away with practical current travel tips for any adventure. The packing demonstration included in this talk is one you do not want to miss. Packing in a carry on? After this presentation, packing in any bag will not be a problem! Travel smart, well and often!

 

This presentation will be made twice on Saturday—at 11 am and again at 4 pm.

Noon [F]: Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail by Marlin Miller

Marlin MillerEver dreamed of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail and traversing more than 2500 miles of stunning scenery in the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Ranges, along with six other mountain ranges throughout California, Oregon and Washington? Marlin Miller successfully thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in 2018, traveling from Campo, California to the United States / Canadian border. Hear his story and find out how you could do the same.

SCHEDULE CHANGE-
Noon [C]: How to Be an Adventure Influencer (How to Make Money from Instagram)
by Derek Loudermilk, Author, Adventurer, Digital Nomad, Host of the Art of Adventure

Derek LoudermilkDerek Loudermilk is a professional adventurer, bestselling author, high performance coach, former pro cyclist, world record holder, and host of the Art of Adventure podcast.After near death experience with a blood clot in his brain, Derek dropped out of his Microbiology PhD program and began traveling full time to learn about and teach how adventure can lead to a more fulfilling life. In his quest to understand the future of entrepreneurship around the world, Derek Loudermilk has traveled to every US state, 40 countries, and lived on four continents. He is the author of the forthcoming book SuperConductors: Revolutionize your career and make big things happen.

Brian Rull will now be at 5 pm on Saturday.

Noon [D]: Outfitting Your Fishing Kayak Like the Pros by Jason Griffith, Jackson Kayak Pro Fisherman

Jason GriffithJackson Kayak Pro Fishing Staff will be on-hand near the paddle tent providing a demo on rigging your fishing kayak the professional way.

1 pm [F]: Exploring the Ozark Trail: Over 400 Miles of Trails by Ken Kurtz, Chair of Education Outreach & Race Director for the Ozark Trail Association

Ken KurtzThe Ozark Trail Association is a grassroots, non-profit volunteer group that was founded in 2002 to continue the construction, maintenance and promotion of the Ozark Trail. In 2011, the Ozark Trail was nominated by the US Department of the Interior for America’s Great Outdoors Initiative. In 2013, Missouri was named Best Trails State at the International Trails Symposium – due in part to the increasing popularity of the Ozark Trail and its dedicated volunteers. Discover how you can explore it.

1 pm [C]: Mainstream Nutrition & Physical Activity Myths & Misconceptions by Heidi Williams

Heidi WilliamsHeidi is a MPH RD CSSD LD NSCA-CPT, Registered & Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist, Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, NSCA Certified Personal Trainer and USATF Level 1 Coach. She’s also an ultra-runner, triathlete, cross-country cyclist, and most recently, a new mom. This presentation discusses the most common nutrition and exercise myths, and debunks them through actual science. Learn the facts regarding nutrition and exercise!

2 pm [F]: Camino 101: Introduction to the Camino de Santiago by Joette Reidy

Joette ReidyMore than 300,000 people in 2017 alone set out on the Camino de Santiago - a network of routes throughout Spain, France and Portugal. Many more are looking for information for their own pilgrimage. Join us for this presentation by Joette Reidy, who hiked the 500-mile French Route in 2016, the Way of Saint Francis of Assisi to Rome in 2017 and the Portuguese Route in 2018. Saturday’s 101 seminar will cover general information of completing the Camino de Santiago.

 

Joette will also give a second presentation on Sunday at 2 pm. Sunday’s 201 presentation will go into the specific topics of long distance hiking, different routes available, training and how to pack.

2 pm [C]: High Adventure with the Boy Scouts by Jon Jonas, High Adventure Chair for Greater St. Louis Area Council

The Boy Scouts of America’s High Adventure programs consist of activities requiring basic Scouting skills, advanced outdoor skills, and special preparation and training. These activities include backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, rock climbing/rappelling, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, skiing, snowboarding, and more. Find out more about High Adventure at the Expo.

2 pm [D]: Bike Maintenance 101

Come join our bike shop technicians for a clinic on “What everyone should know about basic bike maintenance” Bring your bike with you to get a free evaluation!

3 pm [C]: Paddling the Mississippi, Source to Sea

Paddling the Mississippi River, Source to SeaThree women dedicated 60 days to travelling over 2,300 miles on the Mississippi River to support Rotary International’s clean water projects around the world. This is their amazing story.

3 pm [F]: Adventure Racing: What is it and why it’s different by Bryan Niehaus and Nathan Graves

Bryan Niehaus and Nathan GravesAlpine Shop has a long history of Adventure Racing. Find out more about this growing sport at the EXPO with Bryan and Nathan, veterans of over 50 adventure races throughout the region. They’ve competed together and against each other over the years and will share experiences, lessons and stories from this team based, navigation driven, multi-discipline, endurance sport.

 

4 pm [F]: The Ultimate Travel & Packing Tips for Any Adventure by Angel Castellanos, Travel Expert and National Speaker

Dave TobeyThis highly informative presentation is packed with the most up-to-date, savvy travel tips, and inspirational stories from all over the world, to help travelers travel smarter, better and cheaper. Angel will deliver the best travel tips on packing smart, safety, de-stressing the airport experience, saving money, sightseeing hacks, traveling with technology and much more!
 

No matter your level of experience, you are bound to come away with practical current travel tips for any adventure. The packing demonstration included in this talk is one you do not want to miss. Packing in a carry on? After this presentation, packing in any bag will not be a problem! Travel smart, well and often!

 

This presentation will be made twice on Saturday—at 11 am and again at 4 pm.

5 pm [F]: MR340 for Beginners by Perry Whitaker, Alpine Shop Community Ambassador & Lead Instructor

Perry WhitakerPerry is an avid paddler and Alpine Shop’s lead kayak instructor. He’s raced in the MR340 11 times; and three times he even brought home a trophy! Come learn important information to help your MR340 experience be the best it can be.

SCHEDULE CHANGE- Originally scheduled for Noon on Saturday

5 pm [C]: Outdoor Emergency Care & Basic First Aid by Brian Rull, Assistant National Chair, National Ski Patrol & Patrol Director, Hidden Valley Ski Patrol

Brian RullLearn from the experts! The Assistant National Chair of the National Ski Patrol — as well as the Ski Patrol Director for our local beloved slope, Hidden Valley— will cover basic first aid and outdoor emergency care.

6 pm [F]: Paddling the Grand Canyon by Myles Arbeeny, former Alpine Shop Manager & Paddle Instructor

Myles ArbeenyWith multiple excursions down the full length of the Grand Canyon to his name, Myles Arbeeny has extensive experience with obtaining the necessary permits, organizing the logistical challenges of a multiple-week long trip, and the trials and joy of the Colorado River, itself. Find out how you, too, can take the trip of a lifetime.

7 pm [F]: FEATURE PRESENTATION - Dam Nation, a Patagonia Film Production

Dam NationThis feature-length award-winning film will be shown outside at our Kirkwood location, with thanks to Urban Chestnut Brewing Company for providing complimentary beer, as well!

 

Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life, giving salmon and other wild fish the right of return to primeval spawning grounds, after decades without access.

SUNDAY, MARCH 3

10 am [C]: Wake-Up with Yoga by Sarah Thornton, Owner of Yoga with Sarah

Join us before we officially open our doors for a FREE yoga session brought to you by Yoga with Sarah. Sarah Thornton has been teaching Yoga since September of 2014 and is a registered restorative yoga teacher. She specializes in restorative yoga, yin yoga, gentle yoga, and slow flow vinyasa.

11 am [F]: The Amazing Earth: Wonders of Canyonlands National Park by Marty Koch

Marty KochMarty is a retired St. Louis park ranger and a former Alpine Shop Program Director. He has traveled extensively to the wild areas of America, photographing nature’s beauty. He is a photographer, instructor and freelance writer who has authored two books of his photography and is currently working on a third.

 

Utah is home to five national parks. The largest of them all is Cayonlands National Park near Moab, UT. As the name suggests, this park is all about the canyons, geologic formations, and big rivers. This program will explore the three sections of the park: Island in the Sky, The Needles, and The Maze. Topics will cover visiting the park, lodging, and camping facilities, other attractions in the area.

 

Come for Marty’s Saturday morning talk, as well!

Noon [F]: The History of the MR340 by Scott Mansker, MR340 Race Director

The MR340The World’s Longest Non-Stop River Race, the MR340, has been listed as one of National Geographic’s Top 100 American Adventures and it draws hundreds of paddlers from around the world. Best of all, it happens right in our backyard. Discover the history of this iconic race with the man who started it all, MR340 race director Scott Mansker.

SCHEDULE CHANGE-
Noon [C]: How to Be an Adventure Influencer (How to Make Money from Instagram)
by Derek Loudermilk, Author, Adventurer, Digital Nomad, Host of the Art of Adventure

Derek LoudermilkDerek Loudermilk is a professional adventurer, bestselling author, high performance coach, former pro cyclist, world record holder, and host of the Art of Adventure podcast.After near death experience with a blood clot in his brain, Derek dropped out of his Microbiology PhD program and began traveling full time to learn about and teach how adventure can lead to a more fulfilling life. In his quest to understand the future of entrepreneurship around the world, Derek Loudermilk has traveled to every US state, 40 countries, and lived on four continents. He is the author of the forthcoming book SuperConductors: Revolutionize your career and make big things happen.

1 pm [C]: Missouri: The Cave State, 6,900 Caves and Counting by Joe Light and Derik Holtmann

Joe and Derik have extensive experience with the caves in Missouri. They are both active members of the Meramec Valley Grotto. They focus on geology, conservation, types of caves, life in a cave and touch on some of the cave projects cavers are working on in Missouri.

1 pm [D]: Bike Maintenance 101

Come join our bike shop technicians for a clinic on “What everyone should know about basic bike maintenance” Bring your bike in to get a free evaluation!

2 pm [F]: Camino 201: Beyond the Basics of Hiking the Camino, Technology, Trails and Tips by Joette Reidy

Joette ReidyMore than 300,000 people in 2017 alone set out on the Camino de Santiago - a network of routes throughout Spain, France and Portugal. Many more are looking for information for their own pilgrimage. Join us for this presentation by Joette Reidy, who hiked the 500-mile French Route in 2016, the Way of Saint Francis of Assisi to Rome in 2017 and the Portuguese Route in 2018.

Sunday’s 201 talk will get into the specifics of long-distance hiking, the different routes of the “The Way,” how to train and how to pack.

In her 101 presentation on Saturday at 2 pm, Joette will cover general information on the Camino de Santiago.

2 pm [D]: Outfitting Your Fishing Kayak Like the Pros by Jason Griffith & Jason Brink, Jackson Kayak Pro Fishermen

Jackson Kayak Pro Fishing Staff will be on-hand near the paddle tent providing a demo on rigging your fishing kayak the professional way.

3 pm [F]: The Backpacking Photographer by by Jacob Trost, Author, Life-long Passionate Photographer & Alpine Shop Employee

Jacob TrostFocused on night-sky and landscape photography, Jake recently returned to Missouri from exploring and photographing northern Minnesota’s exceptionally dark skies for the past three years.

 

He has been thoroughly enjoying exploring the Ozarks via canoe, hike and backpack and finding new areas to photograph the night sky.

 

Find out how Jake captures his images, and how you can discover your own vision for night-sky and landscape work.

3 pm [C]: DIRTY KANZA: How to Plan Your DK200/DK100 Ride by Wendy Davis, Six-time DK200 Finisher

Wendy DavisYour challenge: ride 200 miles on your bike over gravel roads in one day. The Dirty Kanza is a solo, self-supported, non-stop, bicycling endurance challenge on the gravel and dirt roads of the Flint Hills region in east-central Kansas.

 

Wendy Davis was the first woman to complete five DK200 races, earning herself one of the coveted 1000-mile goblets. Find out how you can participate in this epic event in 2019 or 2020!

4 pm [F]: Hiking Philmont by Tori Mack & Will Suggs -15 years combined experience with Philmont

Learn some of the tips and tricks of a successful trek at Philmont Scout Ranch from two experienced former Philmont Rangers. Receive a walk-through of gear required for your trek, what to expect, and a question and answer session.

*PROGRAM LOCATIONS:
(C) = Conference Room
(F)= Sales floor to the right of the main entrance
(D) = Outdoor Demo Area between Tent & Building