Registration Information

Your conference registration will include:

  • AORE's workshops & keynote
  • AB's workshops and keynote sessions
  • AB's Welcome Social
  • Exhibit hall and live vendor presentations and 1:1 meetings

Questions? Call us at 810.299.2782 or email us.

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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.



Plenary Speakers

We will have TWO plenary sessions during the conference. These sessions will bring everyone together to kick off and wrap up the week. We are excited to have Sasha Griffith and Luis Benitez.


Opening Plenary: Forget the Ice, Build Bridges

Known for her engaging and participatory presentations, Sasha will set the stage for a great week of education and networking for AORE’s 2024 Outdoor Professional Conference!


Closing Plenary 

Luis is the emerging face of the outdoor industry’s political movement. He is a former international mountain guide who found his calling as an advocate. He currently serves as the Chief Impact Officer at Trust for Public Lands, a national nonprofit that is committed to making the outdoors accessible for all, for generations to come.




Education

AORE will dive into hot topics and education blocks on Wednesday, November 19. You can learn more about our different types of education opportunities at OPC here. 

Schedule coming soon!






Registration Rates


Package

Early 
(until Aug 14)

Regular
(Aug 15 - Oct 9)

Late 
(Oct 10 - Onsite)

Professional Member

$450

$500

$600

Professional Non-Member

$475

$525

$625

2nd & 3rd Person*

$425

$500

$575

4+ People*

$200

$300

$400

Supporter Member

$465

$515

$615

Military^

$199

$199

$199

Student Professional Member**

$125

$125

$125

Student Supporter Member**

$140

$140

$140

Student Non-Member**

$150

$150

$150

Daily Registration

$200

$250

$299


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


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Get the Best Rate for YOU

  • Register Early - be sure to lock in the lowest rate possible by registering no later than August 14th, before the rates increase

  • Group Registration - bringing 4+ people from your organization reduces the registration fee for all attendees from your group

  • Payment Plans - you can pay your registration fee over the course of a few months vs all at once; the earlier to start the payment plan the lower you have to pay each month

    • To set it up, register for the OPC like normal, then select ‘Pay by Check’, once this is done, complete this credit card authorization form for AORE to automatically process your payments each month as you designate 

  • Justification Letter - use this letter to make a case to your boss on why you should attend the Outdoor Professional Conference 

  • Fundraising - there may be more funding and resources out there than you think, consider 55 Ways to Raise $500.


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*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


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Add-On Options

  • Pre/Post Conference Workshops (registration should be available in late Spring)

Volunteer

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


Membership

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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Donate to Remove Financial Constraints and Grow the Industry - Scholarship Fund

We can’t offer the conference for free, as that would be perpetuating the cycle of low cost, low value. We offer this conference as an opportunity for outdoor recreation professionals to grow their skill sets and know their worth in the industry.  

You can help by donating to our scholarship fund — this helps sponsor professionals trip to New Orleans to learn from industry expects and connect with fellow trailblazers. Attendees will find plenty of networking opportunities, job opportunities, workshops, and a robust exhibit hall.  


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 16, 2024 the AORE will retain 25% of the total registration fee.
  • If you cancel your registration between August 17 and October 18, 2024, the AORE will retain 50% of the total registration fee.
  • There will be no refunds on or after October 19, 2024.

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 post-conference 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 2024 Outdoor Professional Conference and related activities (hereafter referred to as OPC24) may involve participation in an activity or activities with an inherent risk of damage and injury. Participants in OPC24 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 OPC24, I hereby assume all the risks associated with my participation in OPC24 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 OPC24. 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 OPC24 and hereby release AORE its successors and assigns, officers, employees, agents, representatives, instructors, and volunteers from any liability for such injury or damage.