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Registration will be available in January 2024!

To help with budget planning, full registrations start at $550 for SORP members and $650 for nonmembers. 


Candace Gallagher
Conference Coordinator
(530) 645-3096


NORC is the premiere conference for outdoor recreation professionals with opportunities for learning, networking, and field-based case studies. During each conference, we create a program that inspires, challenges, and empowers the broad community of outdoor recreation professionals.



NORC brings together over 400 people that include recreation resource planners, land managers, policy makers, tourism and destination stewardship partners, researchers, consultants, innovators, and leaders in outdoor recreation.



This year’s conference promises to be an engaging 4-day format filled with workshops, several tracks of concurrent sessions, and a stellar lineup of keynotes.



Below is a tentative day-by-day agenda that is included in a full registration and in one day registrations for that particular day. Meal tickets will be available for guests for any food functions.

Monday, May 6, 2024

  • Opening Plenary and Keynote Presentations
  • Exhibit Hall Open
  • Lunch on own
  • Concurrent Sessions
  • Poster Reception and Scholarship Fundraiser 

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

  • Exhibit Hall Open
  • Concurrent Sessions
  • Awards Luncheon
  • Education Workshops (in-classroom longer sessions)
  • Tentative: MS Dixie Dinner Cruise

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

  • Field Workshops (offsite at multiple locations TBD)
  • Tentative: Film Night

Thursday, May 9, 2024

  • Exhibit Hall Open
  • Concurrent Sessions
  • Closing Keynote Luncheon
  • Affinity Group Meetings
  • Closing Social/Takeover Night (offsite at local brewery)

Please note: Schedule subject to change. A more detailed agenda will be available once registration opens January 2024.



We are looking forward to hosting NORC 2024 at the brand new Tahoe Blue Event Center in South Lake Tahoe/Stateline, Nevada! The event center will host our general and concurrent classroom sessions as well as our exhibitors. The meeting rooms overlook Heavenly Ski Resort, providing a one-of-a-kind atmosphere and when outside on the lawn, you’ll get a spectacular view of Lake Tahoe!


Our host hotel is Harveys Lake Tahoe, just a short 7-minute walk (0.3 miles). View more under Host Hotel.