The International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC) is excited to announce its guest speaker lineup for the 2013 IASC Skateboarding Summit on May 8-10, which will be held at the Sheraton Park Hotel in Anaheim, Calif.
The IASC Skateboarding Summit is a three-day event that gives the leaders in skateboarding a chance to come together in a non-competitive atmosphere to educate themselves on topics meant to broaden their perspectives, connect them with their peers, and to inspire and further their business.
This year’s summit focus is on the wealth of amazing technology and tools available to people running businesses today. The Summit program will include Expert Sessions with working professionals sharing their knowledge on best practices in digital strategy, social media, e-commerce and more.
This year IASC’s guest speakers include:
- Mike Lewis, Editor-in-Chief of TransWorld Business: State of Skate, an in-depth, data-driven look at the state of the industry.
- Bobby Kim, Co-Founder of The Hundreds: Skateboarding is up for grabs, so stop talking and start taking.
- Johnny Schillereff, Founder/CEO of Element and Nick Tershay, Founder of Diamond Supply Co. discuss the roadmap for growing skate hardgoods companies into lifestyle brands.
- Kevin Duffel, Editor of TransWorld SKATEboarding; Jamey Stone, Publisher of Skateboarder Magazine; and Jessie Fritsch, Content Producer at Ride Channel: Discuss skateboarding’s current digital media landscape.
All Summit attendees are guaranteed entrance to the Skateboarding Hall of Fame and Icon Awards held on the second night of the Summit on May 9th. The Awards ceremony sold out last year with over 400 attendees. This year’s inductees are Woody Woodward, Tom Sims, Alan “Ollie” Gelfand, Rodney Mullen, Christian Hosoi, Wendy Bearer Bull and Laura Thornhill Caswell. Icon Award recipients are Warren Bolster, Devo and NHS – Richard Novak, Jay Shuirman, Bob Denike, Tim Piumarta and Jeff Kendall.
The night will include a Happy Hour, VIP meet-and-greet, VIP dinner and Awards Ceremony. All proceeds benefit the not-for-profit efforts of the Skateboarding Hall of Fame and the Go Skateboarding Foundation’s Just One Board initiative.