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Thursday, July 27

5:00pm - 6:30pm  
  Registration Check-in
6:00pm - 7:30pm
  *All Attendee Welcome Reception - Exhibitor Hall
Music provided by Larkin Farrar & Gary Dodgen

Sponsored by Windle Terry Bimbo Construction Law

Friday, July 28

8:30 am - 10:00 am
  *Spouse/Guest Breakfast and Presentation by Wendy Johnston "Stepping into the Unknown; Discoveries from 6,000 Miles of Long Distance Backpacking" - Vanderbilt Terrace

 1:30pm - 5:30pm
  *Young Leader Brewery Tour
*Young Leaders (45 and under)
Sponsored by Milwaukee Tool
5:30pm - 6:30pm
  *New Member/New Attendee Reception -Vanderbilt Terrace
*for all new CAGC members and new Summit attendees
Sponsored by Dobbs Equipment

8:30pm - 10:30am
  *Summer Summit Bash -Seely Pavilion
Music provided by the Asheville Cats
Sponsored by Ritchie Bros.

Saturday, July 29

10:30 am - 11:00am
  *All Attendee General Session: Top Young Leaders Awards Ceremony -  Grand Ballroom
Sponsored by Rosen Hagood

11:00am - 12:00pm
  *Keynote Presentation: Host & Competitor on American Ninja Warrior, Alex Weber
Sponsored by Marsh & McLennan Agency

12:00pm - 12:15pm
  *Closing Remarks

6:00pm - 6:45pm   *Red Carpet for Hall of Fame Reception

6:45pm - 8:45 pm   *Dinner and Hall of Fame Ceremony - Grand Ballroom

Wendy Johnston - the Pacific Crest TrailWendy Johnston to Speak at Spouse/Guest Breakfast

"Life Lessons From 6,000 Miles of Backpacking on Long Trails"

What would it take for you to accomplish a big goal, desire, or dream that has been sitting in your heart? How can you overcome the odds that are seemingly stacked against you to get there? What fears are holding you back?

In this presentation, Wendy Johnston shares some of the wisdom that became clear to her during her 6,000 miles of backpacking across the country (on the Appalachian, Pacific Crest, and Colorado Trails)- lessons that can be applied universally to anyone or any situation in life.

Backpacking on trails that span thousands of miles is as much an internal journey as it is an external, physical journey.

In sharing what drew her to long distance backpacking, some of the obstacles that she overcame to accomplish her goals, how her experiences transformed her life, and what lessons she learned along the way, she hopes to inspire you to move toward your own dreams in life. 

Wendy is passionate about reminding others to remain true to themselves, turn their challenges into opportunities, and tap into their own well of potential.