2024 National Outdoor Recreation Conference

Starts:  May 6, 2024 08:00 (PT)
Ends:  May 9, 2024 17:00 (PT)

Click the orange Register Now button on the right-hand side!

Please Note:
  • USFS Employee? DO NOT REGISTER YET! The Forest Service will be providing up to 150 free conference registrations to NORC. If you are interested in being considered for a free conference registration, please email Michaela Gold at michaela.gold@usda.gov by February 15. The Forest Service will notify those who have expressed interest if they are receiving the free conference registration by March 8. A separate registration portal will be opened in March for Forest Service employees, even if you do not receive a free registration, you will still be able to register once that portal is opened (at a discounted registration rate).  

  • Interested in sponsoring/exhibiting? Click here to register via this separate registration portal. Once you register as a sponsor, you will need to come back here and register each complimentary registration (if included) via this webpage after receiving further instructions via your sponsor confirmation email. Separate registration is only required if you plan to attend any sessions or eat at the meal functions.


View registration rates below and the early registration deadline.

Field Workshops on Wednesday, May 8 are first come, first serve as they have limited capacity and registration is required, as is the MS Dixie Boat Cruise on Lake Tahoe n Tuesday evening, May 7. Don't delay in registering! All other concurrent sessions do not require registration in advance.



  • Please note: When you start the registration process, you will need to have an account with SORP (member and nonmembers). Accounts needs to be approved prior to continuing your registration.
  • After clicking on the REGISTER NOW button, a base rate of $0 will automatically be applied to your cart (in order to offer single day options). 
  • You will need to select at least one option from the Primary Registration category.
  • If you selected a Full, Student, or Wednesday registration, you will need to select at least one option from Field Workshops (workshops are first come first serve).
  • If you selected a Full, Student, or Tuesday registration, you will need to select at least one option from Boat Cruise for the MS Dixie Boat Cruise on Lake Tahoe (the boat has limited capacity so first come first serve).
  • All attendees must select and agree to the Attendee Agreement option in order to move to the next step.
  • You can learn more about any item/option by clicking on the item link on the second page in the registration process.
  • Guest ticket for certain events can be added onto a registration.
  • Please note: If any edits are needed for a registration, attendees must cancel and re-register as the system unfortunately does not allow for edits. If anything looks off as far as pricing or something else, please email Candace Gallagher, NORC Conference Coordinator, at candace@americantrails.org before finalizing your registration.


Learn more at www.2024norc.org including viewing the draft program schedule-at-a-glance, learning credits available, sponsor/exhibiting opportunities, our host hotels, and more!



NORC 2024 Registration Rates

A full registration, over the course of 4 days, includes all sessions, lunch on 3 days (Tuesday to Thursday), option of one offsite Wednesday workshop (transportation included), refreshments throughout the day, and evening social events including the poster reception, scholarship fundraiser, and silent auction (light apps and cash bar), and film night at Tahoe Blue Event Center (cash bar).

Tickets can be purchased for the MS Dixie Cruise on Lake Tahoe (light apps and cash bar) on Tuesday evening. Cost is $50 for attendees or $75 for guests. The boat has a capacity so register early to save your spot!

Attendees are also invited to the final social event on Thursday night following the close of the conference! Join us for our Takeover Night at South of North Brewing where a portion of the proceeds from beer sales will be donated to SORP!

Full Registration
Type Amount Deadline (EOD)  
Early Member $500 3/15/2024  
Early Non-Member $600 3/15/2024  
Regular Member $600 5/3/2024  
Regular Non-Member $700 5/3/2024  
Student $275    
Single Day Registration (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur options)*
Type Amount Deadline (EOD)  
Early Single Day $275 3/15/2024  
Regular Single Day $325 5/3/2024  

 *Please note that there are no member rates for single day registration options.

Cancellation Policy

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations for registration, workshops, and pre-reserved functions and activities must be in writing and postmarked/emailed by April 6, 2024. All written cancellations are subject to a $25 processing fee. No refunds will be issued on requests postmarked / emailed after April 6, 2024. If minimum attendance numbers are not met, the 2024 NORC organizers reserve the right to cancel any activity. If applicable, a full refund will be issued. Refunds will be issued within 30 days after NORC.




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Candace Gallagher

Registration Dates

Registration Register Before
Early Bird Saturday, March 16, 2024
Regular Friday, May 3, 2024


Tahoe Blue Event Center
75 Highway 50
Stateline, NV 89449