SUMMIT WITH US.

September 6-9 in Boone, NC

 
 

The Summit Conference is a gathering of the Wine To Water community designed to help change-makers like you better understand the Global Water Crisis, learn how you might fight this crisis with Wine To Water, and walk away equipped to make a difference in your own community and around the world.

 
 
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What To Expect

Hear from expert speakers on water issues, leadership, and living with purpose. Meet other Wine To Water community members and leaders from across the world. 

Find out more about Wine To Water and how we're working in community to fight the Global Water Crisis. Learn about our projects from many of our global field staff who will be sharing how clean water is directly impacting the regions where they live and serve. 

 

Speakers 

  Doc Hendley   W|W Founder  Doc Hendley dreamed up the concept of Wine To Water while bartending around Raleigh, NC. In August of 2004, he moved to Sudan to install water systems for victims of government-supported genocide.  Forever changed by his experience, Doc was determined to provide clean water for all upon his return home. Wine To Water was launched in 2007 and Doc’s dream of fighting the world’s water crisis became a reality. But that was just the beginning.

Doc Hendley

W|W Founder

Doc Hendley dreamed up the concept of Wine To Water while bartending around Raleigh, NC. In August of 2004, he moved to Sudan to install water systems for victims of government-supported genocide.

Forever changed by his experience, Doc was determined to provide clean water for all upon his return home. Wine To Water was launched in 2007 and Doc’s dream of fighting the world’s water crisis became a reality. But that was just the beginning.

  Justin Forsett    NFL Pro Bowler  Justin Forsett recently closed out his ninth and final season in the National Football League with the Denver Broncos. He played in 122 career games with seven different teams, made the Pro Bowl in 2015, and was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week twice during 2014.   Justin also has a genuine desire to positively impact others with his powerful message of perseverance. This former NFL player engages with all audiences to share his inspirational journey of determination and the importance of legacy.   

Justin Forsett

NFL Pro Bowler

Justin Forsett recently closed out his ninth and final season in the National Football League with the Denver Broncos. He played in 122 career games with seven different teams, made the Pro Bowl in 2015, and was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week twice during 2014. 

Justin also has a genuine desire to positively impact others with his powerful message of perseverance. This former NFL player engages with all audiences to share his inspirational journey of determination and the importance of legacy.

 

  Carly Patterson    Gold Medal Gymnast   Carly Patterson won back-to-back American Cup titles in 2003 and 2004, as well as the title of US Co-National Champion in 2004. Carly was a part of the 2003 World Championships team, where she won a silver medal in the all-around and helped lead the US team to their first World Championship gold medal.  A year later, Carly achieved her ultimate goal in gymnastics by earning a trip to the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. She became the first American woman in 20 years to win the All-Around Olympic Gold medal.   

Carly Patterson

Gold Medal Gymnast

Carly Patterson won back-to-back American Cup titles in 2003 and 2004, as well as the title of US Co-National Champion in 2004. Carly was a part of the 2003 World Championships team, where she won a silver medal in the all-around and helped lead the US team to their first World Championship gold medal.

A year later, Carly achieved her ultimate goal in gymnastics by earning a trip to the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. She became the first American woman in 20 years to win the All-Around Olympic Gold medal.

 

  Jesse LeBeau   Actor  Jesse LeBeau is commonly referred to as the “Ambassador of Attitude” as one of today’s most sought-after speakers, authors, and motivators. He is one of the world’s premiere basketball trick artists and is regularly featured on TV and film. Jesse has played roles alongside Kevin Hart, Heidi Klum, and Kobe Bryant.  Jesse’s current project, “The LeBeau Show,” is a reality series executively produced by Mark Wahlberg that allows viewers to follow Jesse around the country and see firsthand the major impact he is having on people from all walks of life.      

Jesse LeBeau

Actor

Jesse LeBeau is commonly referred to as the “Ambassador of Attitude” as one of today’s most sought-after speakers, authors, and motivators. He is one of the world’s premiere basketball trick artists and is regularly featured on TV and film. Jesse has played roles alongside Kevin Hart, Heidi Klum, and Kobe Bryant.

Jesse’s current project, “The LeBeau Show,” is a reality series executively produced by Mark Wahlberg that allows viewers to follow Jesse around the country and see firsthand the major impact he is having on people from all walks of life.

 

 

 
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Lodging - Book your stay at Chetola Resort & Spa in Blowing Rock, NC

Reservations can be made 24/7 by calling Chetola at 800-243-8652. 

We’ve secured a discount of 25% on Chetola accommodations available only through phone reservations made before August 6 (Limited Availability)    

See available lodging options online at Chetola Resort and Spa (link below).  


Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock is an 87-acre resort within walking distance of a quaint mountain village, neighboring a 3,600-acre National Park and surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina.

Enjoy first-class accommodations in Chetola's Lodge, luxury Condominiums or the Bob Timberlake Inn at Chetola Resort, as well as fine dining at Timberlake's Restaurant. Discover The Spa at Chetola Resort, Health and Wellness programs, and the many opportunities for recreation at Chetola Lake and along the Blue Ridge Parkway. 


 
 
 
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Schedule

 
 
 

Directions

185 Chetola Lake Drive
PO Box 17
Blowing Rock, NC 28605

 
 
 

Three airports are within 2.5 hours of Boone, NC: Greensboro(GSO), Charlotte (CLT) and Raleigh/Durham, (RDU) is approximately 3 hours from Chetola.

 
 
 

FAQs

1. What does the ticket price cover? What else should I budget for other than housing?

  • Ticket price includes: 
    1. Thursday evening 
      • Summit kick-off reception
      • Summit panel with Appalachian State and W|W - W|W in Dahakhani, Nepal
    2. Friday
      • Conference (8:15am-5:00pm) and necessary materials
      • Lunch
      • Beverage service breaks throughout day
      • Shuttle from Chetola condos to main lodge
    3. Saturday
      • Conference (8:15am-1:30pm) and necessary materials
      • Lunch
      • Beverage service breaks
      • Afternoon "excursion" opportunity with W|W staff (in order to take advantage of Chetola activities, you must be a staying there)
      • Dinner & drinks
      • Bonfire & s'mores
      • Shuttle from Chetola condos to main lodge
  • Ticket price does NOT include:
    1. Friday & Saturday breakfasts
    2. Friday dinner (on own to explore Boone or Blowing Rock)
    3. Lodging
    4. Transportation to Chetola if staying at an off site location

2. What is the $25 processing fee and do I have to pay it?

  • Eventbrite service charge (based on 2.5% of payment plus $1.99/ticket)
  • Credit card processing fees
  • The above fees are standard and similar to any fees paid when purchasing conference and concert tickets.

3. Do I have to pay online? If not, can I send in a check and avoid processing fees?

  • No, you can pay via check, but there will still be a processing fee for Eventbrite service. The fee that will be eliminated is credit card processing ($10-$15)
  • Registration will not be confirmed until payment is received (i.e. check received in mail)

    Questions? Email summit@winetowater.org or Call (828) 355-9655