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“The Real side of Safety”

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Roy Tuscany

High Fives

The High Fives Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports the dreams of outdoor action sports athletes by raising injury prevention awareness while providing resources and inspiration to those who suffer life-altering injuries.

“Current State of the Science in Helmet Technology Related to Winter Sports”

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Rick Greenwald, PhD, 
Simbex and Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College

Rick Greenwald is an entrepreneur and biomedical engineer who has long been active in the development of technologies and research related to injury prevention, rehabilitation, and medical devices.  He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), and Past President of the International Society of Skiing Safety.

"State of U.S. Ski Industry: Successes, Challenges, Myths & Trends

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Dave Byrd
Director of Risk & Regulatory Affairs 
National Ski Areas Association

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Mike Reitzell


Ski California

Dave Byrd is the Director of Risk & Regulatory Affairs for the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), which is based in Colorado, and includes 320 U.S. and Canadian ski areas as members, along with ski area suppliers, manufacturers, and vendors of ski resort equipment.  In his role with NSAA, Byrd works with state and federal government officials, state regulators, the U.S. Forest Service, the media, and outside groups to promote safety, education, and advocate for ski industry concerns.  

Ski California is a non-profit organization representing 32 ski resorts in California and Nevada.  In his role, Mike works with government officials, tourism groups, media, and ski industry leaders to advocate key industry related initiatives, including mountain safety, technical training, environmental stewardship, and public relations.

"International Standards for Ski Boots and Bindings– Two steps behind the Market?"

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Veit Senner, Dr.-Ing.

Associate Professor at Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany

Veit Senner is the head of Professorship Sport Equipment and Materials. He teaches and is doing research on the field of sports engineering, dealing with a multitude of topics. With his background in computer modelling and simulation, biomechanics and sports science his focus is on safety equipment and especially for skiing. He serves as Vice President of the International Society Skiing Trauma and Safety and President of the Association Snow Sport Education at German Universities. Since 15 years he is the Convenor of the ISO TC83 SC4 Workgroup 2 on ski bindings. He has published more than 100 articles in national and international journals as first and co-author.

Looking beyond injuries, will a ‘social licence to operate’ benefit snowsports?

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Tracey Dickson, Ph.D.

Canberra Business School, Australia

Dr. Dickson is an associate professor in event and tourism management. Her current research interests include alpine tourism, snowsport safety, mountain bike safety, volunteer legacies of mega sport events such as the Olympics and Paralympics and risk management in outdoor recreation.graph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. It's easy.

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