2017 No Barriers Summit Toolkit - Spread the Word!

We are thrilled that you are joining us at this year's Summit! Do your contacts and communities know about the Summit yet? Have you told them why you’re looking forward to being a part of this celebration? We’d love your help spreading the word about the Summit. We created this toolkit to make it easy to do so! Below you'll find resources like photos, graphics, sample text for social media, videos, and downloadable flyers. Please tweak the language as you see fit for your audience/friends/family. If you have any questions about ways to share or the content on this page, please contact No Barriers Marketing Director Jaime Donnelly at 970-484-3633 x316 or Jaime.Donnelly@NoBarriersUSA.org. Thank you for helping spread the word so more people can experience the Summit.

Social Media to Follow

Facebook: No Barriers USA

 

Facebook: No Barriers Women

Facebook: No Barriers Youth

   

Sample Social Media Posts - Copy & Paste into your social!

  • What are you doing in June? I'm going to the @NoBarriersUSA Summit! Join me & get inspired to break barriers, push yourself and tap your full potential. #SummitWithUs http://bit.ly/2017nbsummit
  • So excited to be climbing at the @NoBarriersUSA 2017 Summit! Join the No Barriers movement and see what’s possible when you reach your summit in Lake Tahoe June 1-4! #SummitWithUs http://bit.ly/2017nbsummit
  • Planning any summer adventures? I'll be in Tahoe for the @NoBarriersUSA Summit June 1-4. Register and join me to discover What’s Within You is Stronger Than What’s In Your Way! http://bit.ly/2017nbsummit

Videos to Share

2017 Summit Teaser - Promo Video

What is the Summit? - Overview Video

 

What's the Summit like? - 2016 Summit Recap Video

My Summit Journey - Attendee Stories (Playlist)

Downloadable Flyers -- Email, Print, Share!

Click any document below to download, and then share with your community on email, social, web, etc!

Top Ten Reasons to Come to the Summit (2 pg)

Overview Flyer with Discount


Overview Flyer with Sponsors

Summit Schedule

Graphics To Share

Right-Click any image below and save to download, and then share with your community on email, social, web, etc!

Registration Open - Image

2017 No Barriers Summit Registration is Open

Tracks at the Summit - Image

Tracks at the Summit

Photos to Share

No Barriers Summit Image Gallery on Flickr

Share any of the photos you find in the album linked here -- No Barriers Summit Flickr Album No Barriers Summit Flickr Photos

Sample Ad or Email Newsletter Copy

Copy & paste into your ad or email newsletter!

Join us at the No Barriers Summit in North Lake Tahoe, CA this year June 1 - 4 at the gorgeous Resort at Squaw Creek! The No Barriers Summit is a premiere immersive event that brings together people of all abilities who are transcending barriers to unleash their full potential and live a life of purpose. The Summit provides inspirational storytelling, celebrity performances, authentic experiences, 40+ accessible activities, a showcase of innovations to prove that anything is possible, and connection to others who will help you get from where you are to where you want to be. This is all packaged in a four-day event that feels like an outdoor festival and has the energy of a live concert. No Barriers is an inclusive community and the entire Summit experience is accessible. This family-friendly event is for all ages, and anyone interested in breaking barriers within themselves, their communities, and maybe the world. Your 4-day Summit Pass includes:Opening Ceremonies — featuring Mark Wellman, Marlee Matlin, Azure Antoinette, Noah Galloway • Closing Ceremonies — featuring Sam Morris, Erik Weihenmayer, Liz Murray, Zach Anner • No Barriers University — a collection of presentations that will expand your mind and challenge your perceptions • Innovation Village — a showcase for innovative products and technologies that are changing the world, breaking down barriers, and elevating human potential • Evening Community Events — including an acoustic concert and interview with platinum-selling rock band X Ambassadors • All meals (except $15 community dinner Saturday night) Try Something New. In addition to all the amazing programming offered above, try out over 40 amazing accessible activities — including falconry, kayaking and whitewater rafting, dance and music workshops, photography, scuba, archery, yoga and massage, extreme kite flying, and dozens more! Note: Elective activities are an additional fee. See complete list of activities » Add an Ascent VIP Experience. Start the weekend with an exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hike with No Barriers co-founder Erik Weihenmayer — the only blind man to complete the Seven Summits (the highest point on every continent), including summiting Mt. Everest. Each participant will also receive a signed copy of Erik’s new book No Barriers: A Blind Man's Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon. This add-on experience is $795 and 100% of proceeds go to the No Barriers Summit scholarship fund. Special Offer: Visit NoBarriersSummit.org to register and use the code ‘ROPETEAM’ to save $20 at registration! Hope to see you there!

No Barriers Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

No Barriers Summit prepares to transform lives

 

Summer event at Lake Tahoe highlights accessibility, innovative technology

FORT COLLINS, CO--(Marketwired - April 04, 2017) —More than a thousand people will arrive in North Lake Tahoe, CA, June 1-4, for the 8th annual No Barriers Summit. Produced by national non-profit No Barriers USA, this annual festival brings together families, youth, educators, veterans, inventors, speakers, performers, and people with a wide range of disabilities. The diverse nature of the Summit’s attendees belies a common theme — the desire to overcome barriers. This year’s Summit intends to show participants that anything is possible. After 4 days of inspirational storytelling, over 40 accessible activities, and high-tech presentations, No Barriers promises Summit attendees will leave transformed. “We gather people from all walks of life and inspire them to discover their full potential,” says No Barriers co-founder and world renowned blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer, whose new book “No Barriers” recently hit shelves. “The Summit challenges us all to step out of our comfort zones, try new things, and return home feeling empowered to never let barriers stop us.” Weihenmayer, who has been featured on the cover of TIME magazine, on HBO Real Sports, and is currently in demand on the corporate speaker circuit, will be featured during the Summit’s closing ceremonies and will lead a group of VIP ticket holders on an exclusive day hike. Also among the star-studded lineup of entertainment, Marlee Matlin will speak about her achievements as an Oscar-winning deaf actress and sign language advocate. Platinum recording artists X Ambassadors, whose keyboardist Casey Harris is blind, will give an intimate on-stage interview and acoustic performance. Other headliners include American Patriot of Character Award-winner Noah Galloway, “From Homeless to Harvard” bestselling author Liz Murray, and comedian/author and social media sensation Zach Anner. Performances from wheelchair dance company Infinite Flow and the spoken word singing combination of duo Azure Antoinette and Emily Rex, known as Spare Pages, add to the eclectic flavor of the Summit. With inclusion rising to the top of the needs lists for an increasing percentage of Americans, events like the Summit open new doors. For those with physical (or invisible) disabilities related to mobility, cognition, vision, hearing, trauma, or chronic health conditions, the Summit offers a safe environment to awaken dormant adventurous spirits. Past Summit attendee Daniel Adams said, “No Barriers changed my life. The Summit allowed me to step away from my everyday problems to clear my mind and envision how I want to live.” This year’s Summit is set to be the largest gathering to date, with over 1000 in attendance. It will also be one of the most accessible and inclusive events, due in part to the experience and attention that the Resort at Squaw Creek brings to bear to serve guests with disabilities. Major Summit sponsors include Coors Light, Philips, Vision Service Providers (VSP) and Wells Fargo. Brent Shafer, CEO of Philips North America, commented, "If you are considering sponsoring the No Barriers Summit, I would urge you to do it. It’s a wonderful organization with incredible people and it's a way to make a difference in the world.” For more information about the Summit, visit NoBarriersSummit.org.
The No Barriers Summit is a premiere immersive event that brings together people of all abilities who are transcending barriers to unleash their fullest potential and live a life of purpose. The Summit provides inspirational storytelling, curriculum to live by, authentic experiences, a showcase of innovations to prove that anything is possible, and connection to others who will help you get from where you are to where you want to be. This is all packaged in a four-day event that feels like an outdoor festival and has the energy of a live concert. No Barriers is an inclusive community and the entire Summit experience is accessible. This event is for anyone interested in breaking barriers within themselves, their communities, and maybe the world. No Barriers USA What barriers do you face? This question lies at the heart of our organization. Whether in our personal lives, at work, or in our communities, we all face challenges that can prevent us from reaching our full potential. At No Barriers, we believe that what’s within you is stronger than what’s in your way. No Barriers empowers people of all walks of life to overcome obstacles, live a life of purpose, and give back to the world, all through our ground-breaking curriculum, the No Barriers Life. Learn more about No Barriers at NoBarriersUSA.org. CONTACT: Jaime Donnelly - No Barriers Marketing Director jaime.donnelly@nobarriersusa.org (970) 412-3653 View Press Release on the national wire »