2019 Outdoor Economy Conference

Building an Outdoor Economy
Thursday, October 10
Crowne Plaza Resort
Asheville, NC
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Building an Outdoor Economy

About The 2019 outdoor economy conference

The Outdoor Economy Conference is the southeast's premier event for those looking to grow the outdoor industry in their communities, and craft an economy that's intimately tied to the quality and health of their places.

Outdoor Economy Experts from Across the US (and WNC)

Event Speakers

Amy Allison - square headshot

Amy Allison

Marketing Manager, ENO | Board Chair, Outdoor Gear Builders of WNC
Sarah Shrader

Sarah Shrader

Owner and Co-Founder, Bonsai Design
Kenji Haroutunian headshot

Kenji Haroutunian

Kenji Consults | California Outdoor Recreation Partnership
Drew Simmons

Drew Simmons

Pale Morning Media | Vermont Outdoor Business Alliance
Rob Vessels

Rob Vessels

Senior Campaign Representative, Military Outdoors Program at the Sierra Club
Lauren Rash - Diamond Brand Gear

Lauren Rash

COO, Diamond Brand Gear

At a Glance

Conference Schedule

08: 30
AM

Main Ballroom

09: 00
AM

Main Ballroom, Crowne Plaza

10: 10
AM

Breakout 1A: Outdoor Recreation Driving Vibrant Communities - Case Studies from Across America Breakout 1B: Towards a Regional Brand Breakout 1C: Building Outdoor Culture Within Your Workplace - Using outdoor culture to recruit & retain talent Breakout 1D: Finding Your Way from Idea to Early Growth Breakout 1E: Extraordinary Gear Made Here: Telling a Local-Made Story

Breakout Rooms, Crowne Plaza

11: 30
AM

Main Ballroom

12: 15
PM

Main Ballroom

13: 00
PM

Main Ballroom, Patio, Grounds

13: 45
PM

Breakout 2A: Making Local Sourcing Work - How to Successfully Source Local Manufacturing & Componentry Breakout 2B: "Outdoors for All Abilities" - ensuring a continuum of recreation activities for ppl of all skill levels Breakout 2C: Taking Care of your Outdoor Engine - Creating stewardship capacity and culture Breakout 2D: Profits With a Purpose Breakout 2E: Onto the River and Through the Woods (Panel for Tour Operators & Experience Providers)

Breakout Rooms

14: 45
PM

Breakout 3A: Recreation Done Right: Outdoor Recreation Destination Spotlight Breakout 3B: Activating Your Outdoor Community Breakout 3C: Marketing to the Evolving Outdoor Customer Breakout 3D: Off the Trails - What community assets and ally businesses/orgs are needed for an outdoor community? Breakout 3E: Crafting a World-Class Outdoor Talent Pipeline

Breakout Rooms

15: 45
PM

Main Ballroom

16: 40
PM

Main Ballroom

17: 00
PM

19: 00
PM

08: 30
AM

Thank You to our sponsors

EVENT SPONSORS

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Event Venue, Lodging, and Travel Information

Travel and Event Info

Venue

Venue

Crowne Plaza Hotel
1 Resort Dr
Asheville, NC, 28806
Transport

Transport

Nearby airports include AVL (Asheville), CLT (Charlotte), GSP (Greenville) and TYS (Knoxville).
Hotel

Hotel

Crowne Plaza Hotel
1 Resort Dr
Asheville, NC, 28806
Book a Room - Discounted Rate available through 9/8/19

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