2018 Annual Event

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© Chris Vultaggio

Celebrating Climbing and Conservation

Join Access Fund in New York City on September 22 for the biggest climbing advocacy event of the year! Tickets for both the Celebrating Climbing and Conservation Dinner and Climbing Advocacy Summit are available now. This event is made possible by the generous support of Patagonia.

Celebrating Climbing and Conservation Dinner

September 22, 2018 | 5:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Edison Ballroom | New York, NY

This is Access Fund’s biggest party of the year! Gather with your fellow climbers and charismatic emcee, Timmy O'Neill, to enjoy a 1920’s-inspired cocktail hour, a keynote address from world-renowned climber Lynn Hill, live and silent auctions, and the much-anticipated presentation of our 2017 Sharp End Awards. This unforgettable evening will be a chance to connect with friends, celebrate our access and conservation successes, and fuel the ongoing effort to protect America’s public lands and climbing areas. Get your tickets now! Early-bird pricing is available through July 29.


Climbing Advocacy Summit

September 22, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Reed Smith | New York, NY

Calling all local climbing organizations, volunteers, and passionate climbers! For only $25, this full day of workshops, panel discussions, and training sessions will provide you with the tools you need to advocate for and protect the climbing areas you love. This is a great opportunity to learn new advocacy skills and play an important role in protecting America’s climbing areas and wild places. Check out the Climbing Advocacy Summit agenda! If travel costs are preventing you from attending, please review our travel scholarship application.



Become a Sponsor

Become a sponsor of our annual event and reap marketing benefits that will highlight your brand to more than 300 athletes, industry leaders, and climbing advocates, as well as through social media and email blasts to the Access Fund community. Will you join us?

Summit Schedule

Want to learn more about the Climbing Advocacy Summit? The Summit agenda provides insight on sessions, panels, speakers, and more. Check out what to expect at the full-day Summit. Celebrating Climbing and Conservation Dinner details will be added soon!

https://www.edisonhotelnyc.com/n/Plan Your Trip

Attendees can secure a 25 percent discount at Hotel Edison by using promo code EDBLR. Hotel Edison is within steps of the Edison Ballroom, our dinner venue, and approximately a 20-minute walk to Reed Smith, our Summit venue. Reserve your room today!

Invite Your Friends

Share this page with your climbing friends, family, and community! Join the Facebook event page to receive event announcements and updates. Whether you choose to attend the Summit, Dinner, or both, this is a weekend not to miss!