2021 National Outdoor Recreation Conference (virtual)
Outdoor Recreation: From Resilience to Transformation
November 8-10, 2021

These are pivotal times for outdoor recreation and our theme for this specific conference is "Outdoor Recreation: From Resilience to Transformation". We'll be diving into examples of successful outdoor recreation research, planning, and/or management that demonstrate transformability in response to changing conditions and disruption. What is transformability? On the spectrum of resilience, adaptability, and transformability, transformability is "the capacity to create a fundamentally new system when ecological, economic, and/or social conditions make the existing system untenable." (Walker, B.H. and D. Salt. 2006. Resilience Thinking: Sustaining Ecosystems and People in a Changing World.) Our expert presenters will share stories and examples from the field of transformative solutions of any scale that address the biggest challenges in outdoor recreation – whether they be social, environmental, or economic.
Specifically, we plan to offer four distinct tracks:
1) Access & Experience .
2) Climate & Conservation
3) Justice & Reconciliation
4) Regionalism & Collaboratives

Registration is OPEN!
$50/full-conference SORP members, $75/full-conference non-members
$35/day SORP members, $50/day non-members

REGISTER
CONFERENCE WEBSITE

Scholarships are available, email [email protected] for information.

SPONSORSHIP / EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES
Please contact Laurel Harkness for more information, [email protected]

DETAILED PROGRAM, TBA OCTOBER 8

SCHEDULE
Day 1 & Day 2 of the conference are allocated to the National Outdoor Recreation Conference core program, and Day 3 is being produced in partnership with the Confluence of States and will have a state specific focus.

DAY 1, Monday, Nov 8, 2021
11:00 - 11:50am ET
Morning plenary

Break

12:00 - 1:00pm ET
Breakout sessions

1:00 - 1:30pm ET
Speed 
Networking

1:30 - 2:30pm ET
Breakout sessions

2:30 - 4pm ET
Closing plenary

DAY 2, Tuesday, Nov 9, 2021
11:00 - 11:50am ET
Morning plenary

Break

12:00 - 1:00pm ET
Breakout sessions

1:00 - 1:30pm ET
Speed 
Networking

1:30 - 2:30pm ET
Breakout sessions

2:30 - 4pm ET
Closing plenary

DAY 3, Wednesday, Nov 10, 2021
12-3:30pm ET
Details TBA