$15 – $199

2nd Annual Outdoor Economy Conference

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Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts Asheville

1 Resort Drive

Asheville, NC 28806

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The Outdoor Economy Conference is the southeast's premier event for those looking to grow the outdoor industry in their communities, and craft an economy that's intimately tied to the quality and health of their places. Building on and connecting the vibrant outdoor community of businesses, nonprofits, community organizations, and supportive governmental & academic leaders in Western North Carolina and the surrounding area, this conference sold out in 2018, and has expanded into a new home in its second year.

Now based at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Asheville, right next to Kolo Mountain Bike Park and the Treetops Adventure Park, 2019's conference will bring the region's best outdoor assets to the fore and find new ways to support them; unlock the capacity of regional supply chains to create and innovate; unveil and dial in new workforce development programs; and build an outdoor brand that holds up our Appalachian mountains as the East Coast hub for outdoor industry.

There's also a special track, "Building Thriving Outdoor Communities", designed to help rural communities capitalize on their outdoor assets. This track, led by acclaimed outdoor community builders Active Strategies, includes a special half-day workshop on the morning after the main conference to help communities move from learning to action. **This workshop requires Team Registration; pick "Team" when purchasing tickets to join your community's team, or set up a new one.**

The full agenda is being released soon, and we can tell you: it's going to be awesome! Reserve your ticket(s) now and save big with our early bird "Trend Setter" pricing!

The conference will include both national and local outdoor industry speakers and media, CEOs and other leaders from top outdoor brands, and renowned experts in the fields of outdoor recreation infrastrcture, building strong workforce programs and supply chains, and branding + building outdoor communities. With a mix of can't-miss shared sessions and high-engagement breakouts, as well as some special outdoor events and gourmet food and beverages throughout the morning and afternoon, this will truly be a spectacular day.


Outdoor Biz Pitch Reception on 10/9

Join us the night before the conference for a reception and Outdoor Biz Pitch competition, starring the eight growing brands in the new Waypoint Accelerator program – the East Coast’s first outdoor business accelerator. Come celebrate and hear from the up and coming businesses building the future of the outdoor industry in WNC. The top pitch will win a big cash prize to help grow their company, and there'll be a crowd vote too! So come grab some bites and tasty beverages, support these growing companies, and meet up with the other outdoor influencers helping to grow WNC's outdoor economy. Special tickets for this event ($15.00) are available below.

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Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts Asheville

1 Resort Drive

Asheville, NC 28806

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

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