Registration Information

Your conference registration will include:

  • AORE's Super Social is included for all non-student and daily packages.
  • Workshops & keynotes, networking, and social events;
  • CareerHQ featuring a job fair, mock interviews, and resume reviews;
  • Exhibit hall with live vendor presentations and 1:1 meetings;
  • Committee meetings

Questions? Call us at 810.299.2782 or email us.


Pre- and Post-Conference Workshops

We are excited to offer additional workshops with our valued partners. Additional registration required for pre- and post-conference workshops.

Workshops being offered:

Keynote Speaker

With our focus on the future of facilitated recreation, AORE is excited to announce Jessica Wahl Turner, President of the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) will be kicking off our conference on Tuesday, October 31 as the keynote. 

Turner and ORR have worked to connect all segments of the outdoor recreation economy, leading to the recognition of outdoor recreation’s contribution to the national Gross Domestic Product. Together Turner and ORR have also worked to pass historical legislation, such as the Great American Outdoors Act. 

Turner has also used her experience and knowledge working in D.C. with The White House and Capitol Hill to achieve millions of dollars in funding for public lands, waters and rural gateway communities. 

Recently ORR announced the launch of its Outdoor Workforce Hub, developed to advance the outdoor workforce. AORE is proud to be a part of this monumental launch featuring interactive tools to help employers, educators, and those looking to join the outdoor recreation industry.

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AORE will dive into hot topics and education blocks on Wednesday, November 1. 

New this year will be the Future of Facilitated Recreation Series. This series will explore challenges, opportunities, conversations and connections that are at the forefront of the profession of facilitated recreation. Attendees are encouraged to join one or all education sessions that address, for outdoor facilitators, relevant insight and perspectives on a variety of curated topics and industry leaders.

In addition to the Future of Facilitated Recreation Series, attendees will be able to select from over 40 sessions — all vetted by AORE’s volunteer OPC education team.  These volunteers reviewed proposals, submitted by potential speakers, grading based on relevance, creativity, impacts to the industry, interest of attendees, and more.

See the full schedule via the link below

OPC Schedule

Registration Rates

Please note that AORE's Super Social is included for all non-student and daily packages.


(until Aug 14)

(Aug 15 - Oct 9)

(Oct 10 - Onsite)

Professional Member




Professional Non-Member




2nd & 3rd Person*




4+ People*




Supporter Member








Student Professional Member**




Student Supporter Member**




Student Non-Member**




Daily Registration




*These packages allow multiple people from your organization access to the full conference which includes education sessions and the expo hall. To receive this multi-attendee discount, attendees from the same organization must register at the same time and pay with one credit card.

**Education & Expo Access Included (socials not included)

^To verify military status, please present a copy of your military ID when picking up your badge

Add-On Options

  • For ALL packages
    • AB Welcome Reception (Thursday; $45.00)
  • For all student and daily packages:
    • AORE Super Social (Wednesday; $45.00)
    • AB Welcome Reception (Thursday; $45.00) 
  • Pre/Post Conference Workshops (registration should be available in early July)

Please note that AORE's Super Social are included for all non-student and daily packages.


If you are interested in helping onsite, we would love to have you join our Conference Action team! 

Volunteer Sign Up


Get a better rate! Learn more about joining the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE).

AORE Benefits

Sponsor? Exhibit?

Are you an organization that would like to gain direct access to highly qualified prospects? Consider sponsoring or exhibiting at the Outdoor Professional Conference!

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I had an awesome time volunteering for the AORE 2022 Annual Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC. I love volunteering with organizations that I'm passionate about. Volunteering with AORE allowed me to help others, meet new people, and have a great time outdoors! What's not to love about that?! I highly recommend volunteering: many hands makes light work!

Beth Johansen 

Recreation and Sport Management Lecturer, Coastal Carolina University

Need help asking for funds to attend? Check out this Justification Letter!

Justification Letter

Attendee Cancellation and Refund Notice & Waiver

CANCELLATION AND REFUND: All conference participant refund requests must be made in writing to the AORE National Office.

  • If you cancel your registration prior to August 15, 2023 the AORE will retain 25% of the total registration fee.
  • If you cancel your registration between August 16 and October 10, 2023, the AORE will retain 50% of the total registration fee.
  • There will be no refunds on or after October 11, 2023.

AORE cannot be responsible for any personal or travel conditions that may prevent attendance at the conference, or costs related to any and all conference and pre- and postconference activities which may be canceled due to conference presenters, pre- and post-conference activity leaders/instructors, weather, permits, or other circumstances. AORE recommends conference attendees purchase travel insurance to cover losses that result from a variety of situations, including canceled trips, medical emergencies, lost baggage and other unforeseen circumstances. Registration fees are not transferable to future years or any other person outside your organization. There are no refunds for no-shows or late cancellations. AORE reserves the right to change the conference schedule and program offerings prior to and/or during the conference period.

WAVIER: I am aware that participation in AORE’s 2023 Outdoor Professional Conference and related activities (hereafter referred to as OPC23) may involve participation in an activity or activities with an inherent risk of damage and injury. Participants in OPC23 are participating in all conference events and related activities at their own risk. Because of the potential dangers and risks, I recognize the importance of following instructions provided and I agree to follow all directions. I understand that following said instructions/directions does not eliminate the inherent risk of damage and injury. In consideration of the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education providing me with the opportunity to participate in OPC23, I hereby assume all the risks associated with my participation in OPC23 and agree to hold the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education, its successors and assigns, officers, employees, agents, representatives, instructors, and volunteers harmless from any and all liability, actions, causes of action, debts, claims, or demands of any kind and nature whatsoever which may arise by or in connection with my participation in OPC23. The terms hereof shall serve as a release of liability and assumption of risk for myself, my heirs, estate, executor, administrator, assignees and for all members of my family. To the fullest extent permitted by law, I hereby waive any rights I may have to sue AORE, its successors and assigns, officers, employees, agents, representatives, instructors, and volunteers with respect to personal injury and/or property damage suffered as a result of my participation in OPC23 and hereby release AORE its successors and assigns, officers, employees, agents, representatives, instructors, and volunteers from any liability for such injury or damage.