2021 OUTDOOR ECONOMY CONFERENCE: "Stewards of Opportunity"

Working Together to Ensure a Vibrant Future for the Outdoor Economy and Our Outdoor Communities

why you should join

The Outdoor Economy Conference connects, educates, and inspires leaders and doers working to grow the outdoor industry and craft an economy that’s intimately tied to the well-being of their places and communities. Outdoor CEOs, conservation leaders, federal agencies, local officials, state parks to local parks, economic developers to land managers… the Outdoor Economy Conference brings everyone to the table to focus on what matters.

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2021 Stewards of Opportunity Conference Tracks:

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Sustainable Outdoor Recreation Tourism

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Outdoor-Driven Economic Development

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Balancing Conservation and the Outdoor Economy

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Responsible Outdoor Product Innovation

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past speakers

In 2020 we had the pleasure of hearing some of the most prominent movers and shakers in the outdoor industry. Check out some of these all-stars below.

CJ GOULDING
Partner, The Avarna Group

ABBY DIONE
Owner, Coral Cliffs Rock Climbing Center

SARAH CALHOUN
Owner, Red Ants Pants

TERESA BAKER
Founder, Outdoor CEO Diversity Pledge

AMY ALLISON
Director, NC Outdoor Recreation Industry Office

DR. NOOSHIN RAZANI
Director, Center for Nature and Health at UCSF

JESSICA (WAHL) TURNER
Executive Director, Outdoor Recreation Roundtable

RAY RASKER
Executive Director, Headwaters Economics

LISE AANGEENBRUG
Executive Director, Outdoor Industry Association

We can't do this without our sponsors

This event is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors, who recognize the value that the outdoors brings to our communities and our companies. Our 2020 sponsors included…

what makes this event great

Our attendees regularly rate the Outdoor Economy Conference as one of the best events of the year, noting our top-notch production, engaging speakers and topics, and the awesome community of people they’ve connected with. Here’s just a few testimonials…

venue and rooming info

harrah's cherokee conference center

777 Casino Dr. Cherokee, NC 28719

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ticket info

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Early Bird tickets will be available until June 30th. Connect with and exchange ideas with outdoor industry and thought leaders from around the world.

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