Building Outdoor Communities Workshop

  • October 13, 2021 12:00 p.m. - October 14, 2021 4:00 p.m.

This workshop is all about building outdoor communities to meet our shared moment, with a focus on economic recovery and resilience, inclusive access for all communities, and place-based culture creation. Guided sessions and a supportive workspace will be provided for addressing the shared needs and opportunities brought forth throughout this pair of half-day trainings.

In partnership with the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable and our workshop sponsor, the NC Outdoor Recreation Industry Office, the Building Outdoor Communities workshop will feature leading voices on the ins and outs of building a sustainable, dynamic outdoor recreation economy that benefits local communities and visitors alike. The session will connect you with other leaders and doers from both your own region and around the country to identify your community‚Äôs top action areas and get hands-on with valuable tools and expert facilitators to help you build strong and lasting partnerships and tell community-driven stories that attract funding and get things done.

Through this session, participants will:

  • Understand the importance and impact of the outdoor industry on rural and urban communities, with data and talking points to be the best salespeople themselves
  • Leave with understanding of existing public and private resources to execute plans
  • Get connected with key resources, models, and leaders to have the tools and network they need to succeed
  • Hear from communities around the country about their successes and challenges thus far in developing economies around outdoor recreation

Key Workshop Details

This workshop is being held as a pair of half-day afternoon digital-only trainings on October 13th and 14th, 2021, from 12pm-4pm EST.

The cost to attend is $50; all currently registered attendees of the Outdoor Economy Conference (which has been postponed to April 4-7, 2022) get a complimentary workshop registration as part of their conference attendee registration. 

If you are a currently registered Conference attendee and are having trouble finding your discount code, please search for an email from Noah Wilson ( sent on 9/15/21.