05 October 2016

2017 National Outdoor Recreation Conference

Request for Presentations

2017 National Outdoor Recreation Conference

Creating a Relevant and Inclusive Future

May 1-4, 2017 – Scottsdale, Arizona

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 space.  

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:

Diversity of 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.

Diversity of 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.

Submittal Deadline: October 28, 2016, midnight EST

For more information: http://www.recpro.org/2017-national-outdoor-recreation-conference

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