Business of Fun hosts National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Nominees for panel on turning your passion into a career
The Business of Fun, in collaboration with the National Geographic Adventurer Series, is bringing together the 2013 Nominees for the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year honor. Nominees will share their stories on how they found their paths in life, in addition to engaging with Google+ viewers and a live audience about building a career out of your passions. The event will stream live on The Business of Fun’s website, YouTube and Google+ channels, as well as the National Geographic Google+ channel using the hashtag #BOFAdventure.
Host: Skiing legend Chris Davenport
Shannon Galpin, Humanitarian
In October 2012, as U.S. and NATO forces made plans to wind down their 11-year-long campaign in Afghanistan, mountain biker and activist, Shannon Galpin, braved some of the most violent periods in Kabul, Afghanistan while creating a street art exhibition called “Streets of Afghanistan.” Using art as activism and photography as voice, Galpin organized a collection of photos and portraits to show every day life in Afghanistan to bring attention to women’s rights in the war-torn nation.
Jeremy Jones, Backcountry Snowboarder
Snowboarder magazine voted Jones “Best Big Mountain Snowboarder of the Year” nine times. In 2012, Jones starred in Further, a film project in which he explored four of the remotest locations he could find—Japan’s Alps, Austria’s Karwendelgebirge Range, the Norwegian archipelago Svalbard just 600 miles from the North Pole, and Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias. He navigated winds capable of knocking a rider from his feet, lived for days on end in subzero temperatures, and negotiated some of the most challenging avalanche terrain on the planet.
Josh Dueck, Paraplegic Freeskiier
Dueck became the first paraplegic skier to land a backflip in February 2012. He achieved this feat from atop a massive jump at Powder Mountain Catskiing outside of Whistler, British Columbia and repeated it six more times that day.
When: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Program start: 7:00 PM
Where: Battery621 – 621 Kalamath St. Denver, CO 80204