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TTB: Telluride Welcomes No Barriers USA Summit, August 8-11, 2013

 

Telluride Welcomes No Barriers USA Summit, August 8 – 11, 2013

 

Telluride, Colo., July XX, 2013 – The town of Telluride is gearing up to host the four-day No Barriers USA Summit, providing the world’s top innovators in assistive technology the ultimate mountain setting to redefine what’s possible. The industry’s leading scientists, inventors and practitioners will join forces August 8-11 with those affected by physical limitations to push the boundaries, improve technology and work together toward a limitless future.

 

The 2013 Summit, will offer authentic immersion experiences that push participants out of their comfort zones. The schedule, designed for participants of all physical ability levels, includes rock climbing, hiking, biking, photography, filmography, mural painting, tennis, golf and more. Evening events focus on community building through sharing success stories and showcasing the latest in adaptive technology. Keynote speakers include ABC News journalist Bob Woodruff, who was wounded while reporting in Iraq, and Kyle Maynard, a quad-amputee who climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro last year. 

 

Driven by the philosophy that the human spirit is powerful enough to surpass all barriers and boundaries, No Barriers USA chose Telluride for its adventure offerings, commitment to innovation and belief in the power of community. That belief is shared with Telluride Adaptive Sports Program (TASP), the summit’s non-profit partner. TASP is committed to enriching the lives of people with disabilities by providing therapeutic recreational opportunities that develop life skills and encourage personal growth.

 

"We look forward to welcoming everyone involved in the No Barriers Summit to Telluride this year,” said Michael Martelon, president and CEO of the Telluride Tourism Board. “Telluride is a town built on individualism by those unafraid to pave their own way, much like the inspiring group of people who have developed and participate in the summit.” 

 

For more information on the 2013 No Barriers USA Summit, please visit http://nobarriersusa.org/summit/. For interviews and high res images please contact Annie Carlson, annie@visittelluride.com

About Telluride 

Nestled within Southwest Colorado’s dramatic San Juan Mountains, Telluride, Colorado, (elevation: 8,750 ft.) is known for its world-class alpine skiing, awe-inspiring landscapes and vibrant summer festival season. The former mining town lies in a box canyon, surrounded on all three sides by 14,000-foot peaks, which provides the ideal environment for hiking, mountain biking, trail running and other outdoor activities. Telluride is linked to the neighboring Mountain Village (elevation: 9,540) by a free, scenic gondola – the only transportation system of its kind in North America. For more information or to book a Telluride vacation, visit www.visittelluride.com or call 888-605-2578. 

 

About No Barriers USA

No Barriers USA's mission is to unleash the power of the human spirit. The nonprofit organization provides transformative experiences that empower people to embrace a “no barriers” mindset and discover the potential that lies within themselves and the world. Based in Fort Collins, Colorado, No Barriers engages people of all ages from diverse backgrounds and abilities through outdoor adventure, travel and more. To learn more about No Barriers, please visit www.nobarriersusa.org.

 

About Telluride Adaptive Sports Program (TASP)

The Telluride Adaptive Sports Program, founded in 1996, is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of people with physical and cognitive disabilities by providing year-round recreational opportunities that develop life skills, encourage personal growth, and promote independence. TASP annually serves more than 400 individuals in more than 2,200 activity days. Visit the TASP website at www.tellurideadaptivesports.org.

 

 

 

 

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