The Summit

Take a good look—this is what the future of the outdoor industry looks like. In this one photo, you’ve got women who are championing outdoor advocacy, redefining the retail space, pushing the limits of their sport, fighting to save wild places, and doing it all through incredible storytelling and community building. Having a seat at this table is a humbling, uplifting gift and I can’t wait to watch this bright future unfold.
— Katie Boue, @katieboue, freelancer, formerly Outdoor Industry Association

In partnership with DeuterFjallraven and Otterbox for 2018, Project16x is an invite-only, high country summit, focused on uniting storytellers, movers, and shakers to ignite social change, environmental impact and business innovation.  

One part leadership summit. One part industry networking. One part advocate assembly. Uniting our strengths and knowledge to lead progress, innovation and change.

This is a place for diverse artists, athletes, activists and entrepreneurs to meet, be inspired and cooperate. In a space with enough freedom for minds to flow, enough inspiration for ideas to grow, and enough momentum for knowledge and opportunities to flourish. At a setting so vast and primal, it sparks a deep-seeded motivation. With people so unique, each one has something unforgettable to bring to the table.

Our mission is to gather the most inspirational women, to lead forward-thinking ideas and pave a positive economic and social path for our communities, by building more women leaders.

It all started in 2016, with 16 incredible leaders convening at a high country hut. We continue this project by honoring the original 16 attendees that had the likeminded vision to come to our little experiment, by multiplying their collaborations with every summit, and every individual impacted after the summit experience.

At Project16x, we want to build a web of the strongest, smartest, and most determined women, who will work together to cultivate more and more women leaders, to then bring more and more new women to the table — as well as new ideas and new opportunities to build a more inclusive community.


Conservation: What does the word conservation mean to you?*
June 29-July 2 | San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Gathering brilliant women to challenge the momentum needed for today's crucial conversations on climate change, sustainable practices, and public lands.
*Summit is full. 

Entrepreneurship: How do we build more companies focused on both profit and purpose?
July 27-30 | San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Gathering tenacious women who are driven to build more, and stronger, businesses in our community.

Announce Grant Winners | October 2018


Thank You To Our 2018 Sponsors