Dent is coming back to Sun Valley, ID in March 2014. We're working on our Dent 2014 Sessions, and in the meanwhile, here's a reminder of our Dent 2013 sessions:
Skiing can start early in Sun Valley, and for those who want to hit the slopes with the first lift, there will be a shuttle running to the base of Baldy Mountain at 8:30am. Meet in the Inn Lobby Lounge at 8:15 with your gear to head out for the lift.
Sunday is the first activity day at Dent 2014, and there will be plenty of great options. Meet in the Inn Lobby Lounge at 9:30 to connect with other Denters and hitch a ride (or a short walk) to one of the following activities:
Sunday is the first activity day at Dent 2014, and there will be plenty of great options in the afternoon -- including wine tasting. Meet in the Inn Lobby Lounge at 1:30pm to connect with other Denters and hitch a ride (or a short walk) to one of the following activities:
A full day of sessions and content.
Entrepreneur Dan Shapiro's career spans vast behemoths like Microsoft and Google and tiny startups like Photobucket and Robot Turtles. Whether his team is made of one or one thousand, he's found that the magic of leadership is to delegate everything.
Well, almost everything.
In this talk drawn from his O'Reilly book, Startup CEO Secrets, Shapiro will share the exceptions that prove the rule - the six things a leader cannot delegate.
Conversations are best over food and wine. On Monday night, the Dent group breaks off into smaller dinners, around 20-25 people at each, headed to different hand-picked restaurants around Ketchum, ID for great, hosted meals (that means it's on us).
After dinner, the town is open; some people congregate for drinks... but be sure to make it back for the Star Party.
On Monday night, after the dine-around on the town, we'll be hosting a special Star Party where the group can gather and look at the heavens. We'll have an astronomer on hand with telescope and green lazer who will be able to point out and explain all manner of interesting astronomical objects (stars, planets, nebulae, and so on).
Bring a warm jacket or a blanket. We'll have some drinks to share and some music for the group.
A full day of sessions and content.
What does the Vietnam War have to do with The North Face? What does advanced geometry have to do with backpacking? This habit of combining seemingly unrelated ideas led to several breakthrough innovations in outdoor gear that helped establish The North Face as a leading brand by offering products that outperformed the competition.
In this session, Hap Klopp, Founder of The North Face, will discuss the importance of paying attention to industries outside your own, how you can train yourself to notice when something new can be applied to a problem you are trying to solve, and how to use disruptive technology to create new markets.
Once again, for the Denters who want to hit the slopes with the first lift, there will be a shuttle running to the base of Baldy Mountain at 8:30am. Meet in the Inn Lobby Lounge at 8:15 with your gear to head out for the mountain.
Close out your Dent trip with a second activity day - take a walk through the beautiful mountains, grab some ice skates, go bowling, or schedule a massage or spa time at nearby Zenergy. Again, meet in the Inn Lobby Lounge at 9:30am to find a group and head out with whichever group you choose.
The second activity day closes out with some self-scheduled time; take a walk through the beautiful mountains or enjoy the treats of Sun Valley in the company of new friends.
If you will be taking the "nerd bird" flight home with our partner Southwest Airlines, be sure to make it onto the bus for the trip back to the airport.