• July 13-14, 2019
  • McCormick Place | Chicago

Speakers & Guests

Patricia Alcivar

Mountaineer, Professional Boxer; Competitive Road & Adventure Racer; Commercial/Fitness Model & Actress

Patricia Alcivar (Patty Boom Boom) is a 2-time NYC Golden Gloves Champion, USA Nationals Champion, NY Metro Champion, Western States Champion, and the first Female ever to be voted and win “Athlete of the Year,” as voted by the United States Olympic Committee. As a professional boxer, she captured the New York State title and hopes to win a world title before retiring from the sport.

Patty’s passion is Alpine/Mountain Climbing and one of her goals is to be the first Latina from Queens, New York to climb the 7 Summits of the World. She has already successfully summited Kilimanjaro (in 2 days!) & Aconcagua and plans on a summit attempt of Mt. McKinley (Denali) this May.

Floyd Landis

Professional Cyclist
President & CEO, Floyd’s of Leadville

Floyd is a former Professional Cyclist (US Postal Service, Tour de France). As a former professional athlete, he has extensive experience with pushing the body to its limits and pain management. After retiring from cycling, Floyd worked in Investor Relations at Williams Trading and then in sales at Brown’s Compounding Pharmacy in Colorado before starting Floyd’s of Leadville.

Brendan Leonard 

Brendan Leonard is a columnist at Outside Magazine, the creator of Semi-Rad.com, filmmaker, author, speaker, and chart-ist. Most of his work centers around adventure, travel, and the human experiences with each. Brendan’s stories have appeared in National Geographic Adventure, Climbing, Adventure Journal, Alpinist, Backpacker, Men’s Journal, CNN.com, Adventure Cyclist, and other publications.

Nathan Fluellen 

Nathan Fluellen is the creator, executive producer and host of World Wide Nate: African Adventures. The reality travel show follows the Chicago native, who is a thrill seeker with a magnetic personality and penchant for pushing himself outside of his comfort zone. To this day, Nate has traveled to over 60 countries in 6 continents. When Nate travels he looks to participate in adventure activities and take his engaged audience on a thrilling ride via social media. He is a professional eater and is willing to try new cuisines and dispel misconceptions about food in other countries. Nate believes the people are the pulse of a destination and love to make friends all across the world.

Ha Ha Tonka Group 

Ha Ha Tonka formed in 2004, when four friends from the Ozarks of Missouri started playing music together. They recorded four critically acclaimed albums, played Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits, and appeared on Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations. Through it all, the individuals made friends, found love, some members got married, some had kids. Especially now, there’s a maturity in being able to assess life’s scenery and look toward the future. And there’s something altogether more powerful in making others want to feel the same exact way. Once aptly summed as “indie-Americana, where Alabama meets Arcade Fire,” Ha Ha Tonka unveils balanced, sublime, pop radio-accessible heights and an emotionally broader, post-punk songwriting range.