Request for Presentations
2017 National Outdoor
Creating a Relevant
and Inclusive Future
May 1-4, 2017 –
We are seeking
presentations from outdoor recreation professionals (e.g., planners, managers,
academics, consultants, etc.) and students that demonstrate how you, your
organization, and/or the profession are creating a lasting legacy of
conservation and stewardship by fostering relevant and inclusive outdoor
recreation opportunities for all. As outdoor recreation professionals, we
will share outstanding examples of innovation and research that invite all
people to share equally in the multiple benefits of outdoor recreation and open
Tell us about your
creative approaches for connecting youth to the outdoors, examples of innovative
solutions to ensure recreation opportunities are accessible, use of technology
to reach visitors who increasingly rely on mobile devices, and other case
studies that present new ideas and tools to succeed today and to create a
relevant, sustainable, and inclusive future for outdoor recreation.
We are seeking
presentations that highlight:
opportunity - To better serve
the broader spectrum of the American people. This may include topics like
frontcountry, backcountry, traditional recreation, new initiatives, underserved
populations, culturally relevant recreation, etc.
engagement - To partner with
communities in decision-making, sustainability, and the identification of
values and experiences.
Diversity of the
profession - To infuse
innovation and excellence in volunteerism, employment, education, and outreach.
October 28, 2016, midnight EST
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