Blister Speaker Series: Tommy Caldwell

Blister Speaker Series at Western Colorado University

Blister Speaker Series at Western Colorado University: Innovators & Influencers in the Outdoor Industry

We are excited to announce the return of this first-of-its-kind series at Western.

Few universities can match Western’s access to world-class outdoor recreation, which is a big reason why Western attracts so many exceptional mountain sports athletes and students interested in careers in the outdoor industry.

Started last year, the Blister Speaker Series at Western brings to the Gunnison Valley preeminent athletes, founders, authors, activists, filmmakers, or product designers in the outdoor industry, allowing Western students to hear from and interact with those individuals who are currently shaping the industry.

This outdoor industry speaker series, coupled with Western’s first-of-its-kind Outdoor Industry MBA program, will further Western’s role in cultivating the future leaders of outdoor-oriented businesses and media.

Climber, Tommy Caldwell, comes to Western Colorado University in Gunnison, CO for the Blister Speaker Series
Tommy Caldwell on the Dawn Wall, Yosemite Valley, CA. (photo by Corey Rich)

NEXT GUEST:  Tommy Caldwell

WHEN: 7 pm WEDNESDAY, February 26th

WHERE: University Center Theater at Western Colorado University, Gunnison, CO

For our next Blister Speaker Series, our guest is Tommy Caldwell, one of the greatest climbers of all time. He is also an author (“The Push”), the subject of the movie “The Dawn Wall,” and a committed environmental activist. Tommy also recently set the speed record for the Nose with Alex Honnold, and you should definitely check out the trailer for the upcoming film on that project:


Each month during the school year, BLISTER founder, Jonathan Ellsworth, will lead a free, open-to-the-public Q&A at Western, and there will be additional opportunities for Western students to engage with our speakers in classroom settings, informal group meetings, or out on the trail or ski hill.
Please stay tuned for updates on our upcoming events.


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