Adventures 2018-02-27T16:30:13+00:00

Visit our exhibitors and featured adventure providers for various information about their offerings, Adventure Talks, and Live Demos and in person activities.

Exhibitor
Visit a vendor booth for more information
Adventure Talks
10-20 minute talks from thought leaders in various areas
Live Demos
see demos and even try your hand with in person activities

Visit our exhibitors and featured adventure providers for various information about their offerings, Adventure Talks, and Live Demos and in person activities.

Exhibitor
Visit a vendor booth for more information
Adventure Talks
10-20 minute talks from thought leaders in various areas
Live Demos
see performances and even try your hand with in person activities

Adventure Demos*

11:20 – 11:30

12:20 – 12:30

1:20 – 1:30

OC All-Stars

2:20 – 2:30

* subject to change

Saturday, March 3, 2018

   10:30 am – 10:50 am

Get Your Body Ready for Your Adventure!
Kathy Flippin, Owner, Dynamic Touch Massage

Is your adventure physically challenging? From walking the bazaars of Bombay, to running a marathon, you’re going to need to prepare your body for endurance to get the most out of your trip! Learn the top 10 things you need to do to get ready and stay strong to the finish, so your event will be the Best Adventure EVER!  Includes strength training tips, and self-massage instructions to relieve pain and keep you going. Don’t let back, shoulder or leg soreness hold you back from your dreams!  Presented by Kathy Flippin, massage therapist to USA Swimming at the London and Rio Olympic Games.
www.dynamictouchmassage.com


11:00 am – 11:20 am

15 Adventures In and Around Southern California
Josh McNair, Travel Writer

Josh is a travel writer and photographer that has been exploring California for over six years and will share 15 great places for adventures in and around the Southern California area. Come see if there is a new place you should explore during this talk and read more on his blog

www.CaliforniaThroughMyLens.com


11:30 am – 11:50 am

Secrets of Solo Culinary Travel from the Food Market Gypsy
Susie Norris, Award-Wining Food and Travel Writer

Traveling solo blends adventure and time for reflection.  But how do you manage so much time alone?  How do you find the best food spots in a strange city?  How do you carve out time away from friends and family if you NEED to go on a group vacation?  Join award-winning food and travel writer Susie Norris as she shares a few stories on culinary adventures and suggests top spots to visit and experience the best of regional culture and cuisine.

Susie Norris writes about food and culture. She taught baking at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts and ran an award-winning artisan chocolate business in Los Angeles for 10 years. Her books are CHOCOLATE BLISS (Random House/Celestial Arts, 2008) and HAND-CRAFTED CANDY BARS (with Susan Heeger, Chronicle Books, 2013). Her culinary travel blog, Food Market Gypsy, won the IACP Digital Media Award, 2016.

www.foodmarketgypsy.com


12:00 pm – 12:20 pm

Adventures in Imagination with Disney Legend Bob Gurr
Bob Gurr, Imagineer and Disney Legend

Bob shares his insights about one of the ultimate Disney adventures, Waltland, and his 40 years working with the Walt Disney Company.  Bob is one of two remaining original imagineers hired by Walt Disney.   The Tour is an amazing half-day journey significant Walt Disney landmarks and points of interest that played an important role in the life of Walt Disney himself.  This Adventure Talk is presented by the Bob Gurr’s Waltland Bus Tour.

www.waltland.com


   12:30 pm – 12:50 pm

Volunteer Service: The Greatest Adventure
Joel Maguino, International Business Liaison

The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated changemakers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation.   Join Peace Corps for this Talk and learn how “adventurers” are changing lives the world over.

www.peacecorps.gov


   1:00 pm – 1:20 pm

Adventures in Mind Games
Madison Rhoades, Cross Roads Escape Games

Escape games are the latest craze and Madison Rhoades with Cross Roads Escape Games will be at AWE to show you why.  Join her as she shares strategy and offers insights in mastering the escape.  She might even provide some interesting clues for your next game adventure.
www.crossroadsescapegames.com


   1:30 pm – 1:50 pm

Adventures for Girls Who Hike
Sharron McBride, Founder, Girls Who Hike

Join Sharron McBride as she shares the inspiration for a community of women who can connect, network and discover together through hiking local trails.   Girls Who Hike is national group of 50,000 members who discuss trail conditions, buy/sell local used gear, discuss various topics about the great outdoors, receive recommendations on anything from waterfall hikes to new hiking poles, and more.

www.girlswhohike.net


2:00 pm – 2:20 pm

Family Adventures for LBGTQ
Camp Brave Trails

Join friends from Camp Brave Trails to learn about the family camp programs available for LGBTQ adults and youth.  The program focuses on leadership skills, community building, self-realization and service with the goal of supporting and empowering families.  Brave Trails is a non-profit organization.

www.bravetrails.org


   2:30 pm – 3:10 pm

Discovering the Hidden Wonders of LA … and Beyond
Sandi Hemmerlein, Field Agent and Interim Chapter Head, Atlas Obscura Society Los Angeles

Sandi Hemmerlein, Field Agent and Interim Chapter Head from Atlas Obscura Society Los Angeles will lead an Adventure Talk and Q&A on the unique opportunities to explore strange and overlooked places in Southern California. Atlas Obscura Society is the real-world exploration arm of Atlas Obscura, the definitive guide to the world’s wondrous and curious places. There’s plenty out there to discover, so let’s start looking!

www.atlasobscura.com


   3:20 pm – 3:50 pm

Ghost Stories from Orange County
Cris August, Owner, OC Ghosts and Legends

Grab a seat and get ready for a few of the great ghost stories from our friends at OC Ghosts and Legends.  www.ocghostsandlegends.com


   4:00 pm – 4:20 pm

Getting to the Top: The Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge
Jeff Hester, Founder, Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge; Chief Adventure Officer, Social Adventures LLC

Ever looked at the mountains in SoCal and wondered what it would be like to stand at the summit? Jeff describes why he created the Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge, sharing practical advice for successfully completing the challenge. Learn how to create a life full of adventure.
www.sixpackofpeaks.com/socal/

Adventure Schedule*

Adventure Talk

Adventure Demo

10:30 – 10:50

Get Your Body Ready for Your Adventure
Kathy Flippin, Dynamic Touch Massage

11:00 – 11:20

15 Adventures In and Around Southern California
Josh McNair, Travel Writer, California Through My Lens

11:20 – 11:30

South Coast Swords – HEMA Demo

11:30 – 11:50

Secrets of Solo Culinary Travel from the Food Market Gypsy
Susie Norris, Food Market Gypsy

12:00 – 12:20

Adventures in Imagination with Disney Legend Bob Gurr
Bob Gurr, Bob Gurr’s Waltland Bus Tour

12:20 – 12:30

Light Saber League – Dueling Demo

12:30 – 12:50

Volunteer Service: The Greatest Adventure
Joel Maguino, Peace Corps

1:00 – 1:20

Adventures in Mind Games
Madison Rhoades, Cross Roads Escape Games

1:20 – 1:30

OC All-Stars

1:30 – 1:50

Adventures for Girls Who Hike
Sharron McBride, Girls Who Hike

2:00 – 2:20

Adventures for LBGTQ
Jessica Weissbuch, Camp Brave Trails

2:20 – 2:30

South Coast Swords & Light Saber League – Challenge Demo

2:30 – 3:10

Discovering the Hidden Wonders of LA … and Beyond
Sandi Hemmerlein, Atlas Obscura Society Los Angeles

3:20 – 3:50

Ghost Stories from Orange County
Cris August, OC Ghosts and Legends Tours

4:00 – 4:20

Getting to the Top: The Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge
Jeff Hester, Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge

*subject to change