Adaptive Spirit's AS2024, the premier networking event in the telecom industry, will be back in Vail April 4 - 7, 2024. We will reunite Adaptive Spirit members with valuable resources that will enhance and positively effect their businesses.
Look for updates to the website in the coming weeks and we can't wait to see everyone in Vail next year!
In 1995, CTAM of the Rocky Mountains wanted to create an event that could raise money for a worthy cause and become a signature experience for the chapter. The chapter’s board members learned the U.S. Paralympics Ski Team had lost its funding and was in danger of disbanding. Chapter leadership quickly concluded the team’s survival was the perfect cause for a Rocky Mountain–based organization to embrace and an event designed to fund the team had the potential to draw executives from across the country and, thus SkiTAM was born.
The first SkiTAM was held in Vail in 1996. SkiTAM ’96 attracted 110 attendees and raised $100,000 for the team — an amount that, at the time, seemed remarkable. That dollar figure, along with the support of the cable industry, caught the attention of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) and helped secure the Paralympic Team’s standing and its future as a team. It also triggered a chain reaction of events that led to SkiTAM ultimately emerging as the team’s financial lifeblood.
In 2010, the USSA announced a management transition to the U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC). The same year, the name Adaptive Spirit was chosen to identify the organization which produces SkiTAM. The telecom industry’s financial support and sponsorship will continue to fund the development and training of those remarkable athletes. And now, Adaptive Spirit’s specific messaging, influence and strategic partnerships will be expanded to include the broader adaptive community.
Since creating the stand-alone organization, the Adaptive Spirit annual event has grown to become the best networking event in the telecom industry. It develops and supports business relationships providing our members with better results than they would have without Adaptive Spirit. The unique dual-purpose premise of the event serves its members with industry education and personal growth through the support of the US Paralympics athletes.
Main Number: 303.225.9732
By mail: 4600 S. Ulster Street, Suite 270, Denver, CO 80237