Blister Speaker Series at Western - Luke Jacobson

October 25, 2019 2 min read

Blister Speaker Series at Western Colorado University: Innovators & Influencers in the Outdoor Industry

We are excited to announce the return of this first-of-its-kind series at Western.

Few universities can match Western’s access to world-class outdoor recreation, which is a big reason why Western attracts so many exceptional mountain sports athletes and students interested in careers in the outdoor industry.

Started last year, this new BLISTER Speaker Series at Western will bring to the Gunnison Valley each month during the school year a preeminent athlete, founder, author, activist, filmmaker, or product designer in the outdoor industry, allowing Western students to hear from and interact with those individuals who are currently shaping the industry.

This outdoor industry speaker series, coupled with Western’s first-of-its-kind Outdoor Industry MBA program, will further Western’s role in cultivating the future leaders of outdoor-oriented businesses and media.

NEXT GUEST:  Luke Jacobson, Moment Skis CEO

WHEN: 7 pm TUESDAY, November 5TH

WHERE: University Center Theater at Western Colorado University, Gunnison, CO

Luke Jacobson has been running Moment Skis for years, and they are now the largest ski manufacturer in the United States. Come hear Luke talk about managing the significant growth of this indie brand; manufacturing in the USA; crucial decisions he’s had to make and how he would now assess those decisions in hindsight; and more.


Each month during the school year, BLISTER founder, Jonathan Ellsworth, will lead a free, open-to-the-public Q&A at Western, and there will be additional opportunities for Western students to engage with our speakers in classroom settings, informal group meetings, or out on the trail or ski hill.
Please stay tuned for updates on our upcoming events.