Park City to host inaugural Thin Air Innovation Festival

A three-day event, the Thin Air Innovation Festival is scheduled to unite business leaders from around the country in Park City, Utah on April 6-8, 2016.

Designed to help companies improve their meetings with the benefits of a large-scale event, the Thin Air Innovation Festival offers engaging speakers, panelists and networking opportunities along with headlining entertainment. The festival will culminate with a live concert from Thievery Corporation at the base of Park City’s Historic Main Street.

With a theme of Innovation in Peak Human Performance, opening night will kick off on Wednesday, April 6 with a keynote speech from Under Armour CEO and Founder Kevin Plank. The talk will be facilitated by Adam Lashinsky, Editorial Director of Fortune magazine.

Four interactive panels will be held in Park City’s Olympic resort venues on April 7. Guests of the event will start their day with breakfast sessions moderated by some of the biggest names in their respective industries, including Hoby Darling, CEO of Skullcandy; Tiger Shaw, CEO of USSA; and Erik Snyder, CEO of Armada; and Desi Matel-Anderson, CEO of the Global Disaster Innovation Group, LLC.

The event’s panels will feature thought leaders in human performance and technology including Daniel S. Chao, M.D., M.S., CEO of Halo Neuroscience; Andy Stumpf, retired Navy SEAL; and Shanna Tellerman, Co-founder & CEO of Modsy. Throughout the day, attendees will also have a chance to network and meet the speakers at the Thin Air Lounge.

On the last day of the event, April 8, groups in attendance will have more opportunities to create their own breakout sessions. The festival will come to an exciting close with an outdoor concert from Thievery Corporation at the base of Park City’s Historic Main Street.

A growing epicenter of tech-based businesses, Park City is a natural fit for an event that promotes innovation and fresh thinking. The Thin Air Festival not only encourages businesses to supplement meeting agendas with inspiring speakers, but also allows them to experience Park City during the end of ski season; a time when they can take advantage of less-crowded lifts and runs.

“The Thin Air Innovation Festival has a goal of creating a fitting way to end the ski season on a strong note,” said Bill Malone, president and CEO of the Park City Chamber of Commerce/Convention & Visitors Bureau. “The Festival will celebrate the fact that so many people who are involved in so many innovative ideas have a connection to Park City – a one-of-a-kind mountain town known for two world-class resorts and a growing tech-savvy community.”

“I am excited about bringing an event like this to Park City,” said Kim McClelland, Deer Valley Resorts director of lodging. “The Thin Air Innovation Festival is a truly unique concept, allowing corporate groups planning meetings in Park City during this time to “bolt on” to Thin Air’s outstanding programming.”

Participation in the inaugural Thin Air Innovation Festival events – with the exception of the public concert – is limited. For more information and registration, visit