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CWA Announces Keynote for 2023 CWA Summit
CWA Announces Keynote for 2023 CWA Summit

Boulder, Colo., 11/14/2022 – The Climbing Wall Association (CWA) is proud to announce Kareemah Batts as the keynote speaker for the 2023 CWA Summit. Kareemah, a cancer survivor, para-climber, outdoor enthusiast, and an equity, and inclusion professional, will highlight the climbing... Continue Reading

11/21/2022


What I Loved About the 2022 CWA Summit
What I Loved About the 2022 CWA Summit

The lights dimmed, the music flared, and a silver mohawk walked out on stage. Paula Horwitz pumped her fist to the music and the crowd was stoked. As I looked across the hall, I knew I was with my people. Before she introduced our keynote speaker, Kevin Jorgeson, Paula shared a heartfelt story... Continue Reading

06/16/2022


CWA Summit Session Spotlight: The Importance of Cultivating Community
CWA Summit Session Spotlight: The Importance of Cultivating Community

One of the most special things about indoor rock climbing is its ability to introduce someone to the sport in a place where climbing isn’t already woven into the cultural fabric. Stop any person in your gym, and I’d bet a substantial sum that climbing means more to them than just a... Continue Reading

04/28/2022


CWA Summit Session Spotlight: Differentiation: Case Study of the Seattle Market
CWA Summit Session Spotlight: Differentiation: Case Study of the Seattle Market

The Seattle area has been steeped in indoor climbing history. Indeed, being the birthplace of indoor climbing in America, and having numerous climbing gyms in the metro area of almost four million, it’s the perfect case study to discuss market differentiation. As the next CWA Summit... Continue Reading

04/14/2022


CWA Summit Session Spotlight: What Is DEI & How It Helps You Grow
CWA Summit Session Spotlight: What Is DEI & How It Helps You Grow

Getting started with diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in your gym can be difficult. There is so much to learn, so much good you can do, and equally, so many things that can potentially not go in your favor. This cannot be a reason for the industry to not face it, however. We must... Continue Reading

04/4/2022