Women’s conference to debut in Vail this June
G3 Women’s Summit
What: A women’s conference that encourages women to “gather, grow and go.” Includes seminars, activities and a health-and-wellness experience.
Where: Christiana Lodge, Vail.
When: June 14 to 16.
Cost: $799 to $1,300 depending on options. $200 off if you register by April 30.
More information: http://www.g3vail.com.
VAIL — A new event coming to Vail in June aims to attract women looking for personal growth in a healthy environment. The G3 Women’s Conference, an event that started in Sonoma, California, offers women of all ages several days dynamic speakers, workshops and networking, as well as fitness assessments and workouts in a mountain atmosphere.
Speakers at the Vail conference, which goes from June 14 to 16, will talk about topics that include reinventing and being your best self, overcoming physical and mental obstacles, leveraging social media, and of course, how to improve your health. The wellness portion of the conference is held in partnership with Peak Wellness, a Vail Valley-based fitness retreat company, which will give participants a “360 Fit” panel of four medically based fitness assessments that include a functional movement screening and body composition test. Classroom time will be interspersed with outdoor activities such as a guided hike and coaching session with Everest Trilogy climber Ellen Miller, lunch on the mountain surrounded by views of the Gore Range and a llama lunch excursion with Paragon Guides.
“This conference brings together every aspect of who we are as women together,” said one of G3’s founders, Piper Abodeely. “It’s a boutique experience with about 100 women attending. At our last conference, they were from all walks of life from 30 to 70. We have people who are retiring, stay-at-home moms, women at the beginning of their careers and companies who send employees as a professional development opportunity.”
Gaby Milhoan, Peak Wellness co-founder, said that the conferences can appeal to a wide range of women.
“It’s for people who want leadership, to explore their potential, who are looking to grow,” she said. “I saw myself in it, and thought that I would have loved something like this four years ago as a budding business owner.”
From wine country to the mountains
G3 conferences began in Sonoma a couple years ago by Abodeely, Michelle Dale and Anne Marie Sebastiani, using the wine country as a backdrop for the sessions and activities. The conferences are held twice a year in Sonoma, but Abodeely said the goal is to take G3 on the road once a year. Vail seemed like a perfect place — a rugged change from Sonoma, as well as Abodeely’s hometown (Her father and brother run Paragon Guides in Edwards).
She said the conference expects an even mix of locals and destination visitors. G3 will be held at the Christiana Lodge, and attendees can choose between attending just the two-day conference or adding on the one-day wellness package.
“This is also a great way to showcase local businesses. It’s perfect for a girlfriend getaway weekend,” Abodeely said.
The two day conference costs $799, and the full VIP experience including the wellness package costs $1,300. Costs cover the conference, excursions and some meals, depending on the package. Attendees who register before April 30 using the code “g3special” will receive $200 off.