2018 Business of Outdoor Recreation Summit

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Name: 2018 Business of Outdoor Recreation Summit
Date: December 4, 2018 - December 5, 2018
Trip Builder: View Trip
Event Description:

Please join us at the 2018 Business of Outdoor Recreation Summit, December 4-5th, 2018,
Led by the Montana Governor's Office of Outdoor Recreation and co-hosted by Crown of the Continent Geotourism Council and Whitefish Legacy Partners, the region’s first ever Business of Outdoor Recreation Summit will bring together 250 participants ranging from industry, community, and conservation. The Summit will provide a platform to discuss ways to promote and strengthen outdoor recreation in Montana and the Greater Crown of the Continent, including Alberta and British Columbia. Attendees will network, educate and be empowered by tools, tangible data and resources that will help facilitate interaction and create concrete opportunities to utilize and integrate into future work.
Join the conversation to:
  • Turn community vision into community planning; Balance infrastructure growth with sustainable long-term management and funding; Project planning across multiple landowners and land managers.
  • Communicate outdoor recreation and conservation needs to local, state and federal elected officials; Mechanics of money circulating back to recreation maintenance.
  • Increase understanding of the economic value of open spaces and outdoor recreation; Help communities in transition create a vision and action plan for sustainable expansion of their tourism economy; Entrepreneur support and integration of sustainable practices into business plans (conservation & community).
Expect two days of engaging conversation, dynamic guest speakers, film festival and celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and National Trails Systems, along with the kick off of the National Parks Conservation Association Centennial.
Registration is open. Event will fill up quickly, so register early! Registration for two day summit is $125.00. REGISTER HERE

Many thanks to our incredible line-up of sponsors who understand the importance and value of bringing diverse stakeholders to the table to discuss the future of outdoor recreation, in the region. Interested in an opportunity to sponsor this event? Click HERE to learn more.
Interested in having a booth at this year's Summit? There are few exhibit booth spaces left. Contact Sheena Pate (sheena@crownofthecontinent.net) for more information.
Grouse Mountain Lodge is the exclusive summit venue and lodging and will offer attendees special room rates starting at $87.00 USD plus tax per night. (When booking reference “The Business of Outdoor Recreation Summit” to receive special rate).
Outdoor recreation is an economic driver and integral to the economic diversity and wellbeing of communities in the State of Montana and greater transboundary Crown of the Continent region. Knowing now that outdoor recreation is 2.2% of US GDP and is growing at a faster rate than the US economy as a whole, it is important that we take an in-depth look at maximizing this segment of our economies potential while addressing population growth and user pressure. Outdoor recreation, especially on our public lands, is the foundation of our lifestyle, offering opportunity for quality of life that is unsurpassed, thus making our communities attractive places to live, do business, and visit.
Please contact me with any questions.
See you there!
Rachel VandeVoort
Director, Montana Office of Outdoor Recreation
Governor’s Office of Economic Development
State of Montana
Mobile:  406-594-1803
Grouse Mountain Lodge
Whitefish, MT 
Date/Time Information:
Dec 4-5th, 2018
Contact Information:
Rachel VandeVoort 406-594-1803
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