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2015 IASC Summit: May 13-15, 2015

2015 Skateboarding Hall of Fame: May 14, 2015

2015 Vans Pool Party: May 16, 2015

Orange County, CA

Details forthcoming, hope to see you there!

For events near you check out the Go Skateboarding Day Facebook page or use the Know Skateboarding app if you’re on the go. Remember to hashtag all your social media posts #goskateboardingday and we’ll see you out there!


IASC, the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center, the Polk Museum of Art and the Boardr are celebrating skateboarding’s place in history and culture on Go Skateboarding Day this year at Lakeland Skatepark, come join us!


Innoskate 2014



Keynote Speaker for 2014 IASC Summit – Gary Vaynerchuk
Author of Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How To Tell Your Story In A Noisy, Social World.

Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., (March 2014) – The International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC) is excited to announce the keynote speaker for the 2014 IASC Skateboarding Summit, May 14-16, as well as inductees for the 5th Annual Skateboarding Hall of Fame on May 15. The Summit and SHOF will be held at the beautiful Westin South Coast Plaza hotel in Costa Mesa, Calif. Registration is open now and Early Bird Discounts expire on April 11.
The IASC Skateboarding Summit is a 3-day experience that brings skateboard industry leaders together in a non-competitive environment in order to educate, connect, inspire, and broaden perspectives. Enthusiasts are encouraged to spread knowledge and relay a positive sense of community within the active sports world.
This year IASC is proud to host keynote speaker, Gary Vaynerchuk. Already considered a quintessential maven of modern-day marketing, Gary is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author, as well as a self-trained wine and social media expert. In high school, while working at his family-owned liquor store, Gary started reading The Wine Spectator, among other wine books, and realized collecting wine offered an allure similar to his previous hobby of collecting baseball cards. With a newfound wealth of knowledge, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a clear recognition of the emergence of e-commerce, in 1997 Gary launched Winelibrary.com, which helped grow his family business from $3 million to $45 million by 2005. Although Gary does not consider himself to be a “techie,” he began video blogging in 2005 and established himself as a true social media trailblazer. Gaining nearly 1 million Twitter followers, Gary was included in BusinessWeek’s list of Top 20 People Every Entrepreneur Should Follow.
In the spring of 2009, Gary and his brother A.J. launched VaynerMedia, a cutting-edge branding agency that helps Fortune 500 companies, like General Electric and PepsiCo, to distinguish a voice and online presence in order to stand out among the noise of the digital age.

Gary’s passion for his business and entrepreneurial spirit directly translates to everyone that works in our industry. The fact he has built up a following of smart marketers from within skateboarding is a testament to the universal strength of the information he shares and the strategies he lives and breathes. Having a chance to learn from someone with his grasp on modern digital marketing is an opportunity that no one who is trying to figure out better ways to engage their consumers or grow their brands in our connected world should miss!” –Josh Friedberg, Executive Director, International Association of Skateboard Companies.

Gary Vaynerchuck will join Summit attendees from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, May 16 for his keynote speech, Q&A, and signing of his latest book, Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook. Gary’s appearance is made possible thanks to generous support from Vans. For those not attending the full Summit, a limited number of tickets will be available for Gary’s session online at: http://garyvee.eventbrite.com
The Skateboarding Hall of Fame and Icon Awards ceremony will be held at 7:00 p.m. May 15. The awards ceremony honors the skateboarders, industry pioneers, and cultural icons who have left a permanent imprint on the history of skateboarding and our culture. The 2014 inductees include: Gregg Carroll, Jim Muir, Steve Olson, Lance Mountain, Natas Kaupas, Laurie Turner DeMott and Ellen Oneal Deason.
The night will include a Happy Hour, starting at 5:00, a VIP meet-and-greet cocktail party at 6:30, which will lead into the Awards Ceremony. All proceeds benefit the not-for-profit efforts of the Skateboarding Hall of Fame and the Go Skateboarding Foundation’s Just One Board initiative. All Summit attendees are guaranteed entrance to the Hall of Fame Awards ceremony, which sold out last year, with more than 400 attendees. The Skateboarding Hall of Fame is open to the public.
Following the Summit, make sure to catch the Vans Pool Party Contest at the Vans Skatepark located seven miles from Summit on Saturday, May 17th. 20 City Blvd W #2, Orange, CA 92868.
For information on registration for the 2014 IASC Summit, visit: http://bit.ly/2014iascsummit
For tickets to the Skateboarding Hall of Fame, please visit: http://2014shof.eventbrite.com
For registration questions, please contact Jardine Hammond: jardine@theiasc.org

The International Skateboarding Hall of Fame and IASC are very proud to announce the 2014 SHOF Inductees.

Ballots went out to almost 400 qualified representatives from all eras of skateboarding history to vote for their choice for the Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductions. Congratulations to this years winners!

2014 Inductees:
1960s – Gregg Carroll
1970s Era One – Jim Muir
1970s Era Two – Steve Olson
1980s Era One – Lance Mountain
1980s Era Two – Natas Kaupas
1960s Women – Laurie Turner DeMott
1970s Women – Ellen Oneal Deason

We hope to see you all on May 15th at the beautiful Westin South Coast Plaza Hotel* in Costa Mesa, California.

The Hall of Fame will sell out, get your early bird discounted tickets here: http://2014shof.eventbrite.com/

*Discounted hotel rooms available next week at the Westin.

SAVE THE DATE – 2014 IASC Summit May 14-16, 2014.
2014 Skateboarding Hall of Fame May 15, 2014.
Tickets on sale for both events March 15, 2014. See you in May!

SAVE THE DATE - 2014 IASC Summit May 14-16, 2014. 2014 Skateboarding Hall of Fame May 15, 2014.

2013 was a stellar year for IASC. A few of the highlights:

As always, none of this would be possible without the support of our members. Your contribution to the cause is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

The guest speaker lineup for the 6th Annual IASC Skateboarding Summit is incredible. This year we are proud to host:

· Mike Lewis, Editor-in-Chief of TransWorld Business: State of Skate, an in-depth, data-driven look at the state of the industry.
· Bobby Kim, Co-Founder of The Hundreds: Skateboarding is up for grabs, so stop talking and start taking.
· Johnny Schillereff, Founder/CEO of Element and Nick Tershay, Founder of Diamond Supply Co. discuss the roadmap for growing skate hardgoods companies into lifestyle brands.
· Kevin Duffel, Editor of TransWorld SKATEboarding; Jamey Stone, Publisher of Skateboarder Magazine; and Jessie Fritsch, Content Producer at Ride Channel: Discuss skateboarding’s current digital media landscape.
· Jeff Harbaugh of Jeff Harbaugh & Associates presents: A Business Model for our Times and its Economic Justification.
· Robert Brink, Digital Communications Manager Emerica/Altamont; Joel Jutagir, Owner of Metro Skateshop and Heath Brinkley, Founder of Social Ops discuss digital strategy and tools from a brand, skateshop and rider perspective.
· Todd Richards, Olympian and lifelong skateboarder takes a look at the impact of the Olympics on the snowboarding industry and what skateboarding can expect as it edges ever closer to Olympic inclusion.
· And the closing keynote – NHS Founder Richard Novak and Bob Denike, President/CEO of NHS talk 40 years of Santa Cruz Skateboards with Tiffany Montgomery of Shop-Eat-Surf.

It’s going to be a great event and the most valuable skateboard industry educational and networking event of the year. Don’t miss it! Early bird registration deals end April 5th. Register online here at bit.ly/2013iascsummit. #thefutureisnow