AORE Announces Speaker Lineup for 2023 Outdoor Professionals Conference

The Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) announces industry experts slotted to speak at their annual Outdoor Professional Conference (OPC). This conference will feature new and returning speakers covering topics from leadership to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

OPC will include pre-conference workshops, an industry keynote speaker, a celebration of AORE’s 30th year, research symposium, education sessions, and an expo hall.

Over 40 education sessions will be offered, selected by a 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. 

Attendees will find inspiration around every corner, discover new and innovative ways to run and/or teach outdoor recreation programs and will return to work energized. 

This year’s conference speakers range in expertise including higher education outdoor recreation programs, academia, non-profits, certification providers and  private sector adventure programs.
Here is a highlight of current education speakers and the topics they will cover: Other speakers include: AORE’s OPC kicks off on October 31, and then will be co-locating with Athletic Business’ AB Show in Baltimore, Maryland November 1st. November 2 and 3, OPC attendees can choose from OPC and AB education sessions.   The OPC  will be joining AB’s 40 year conference with over 2,300 facility and program managers from around the world. These decision-makers come to AB Show every year to learn new solutions from industry leaders, find new products and services and build community. This opportunity helps put AORE on the map, while keeping costs low for attendees. 

Registration is now open, with options for individual and group registration. AORE encourages group attendance for teams - to promote program growth and development.  For those unable to attend the entire conference, daily rates are available. 

Registration will go up August 15 — this will be the lowest ticket price for OPC. 

If you are interested in exhibiting and getting your organization in front of over 3,000 attendees, please email AORE at Booths start at $2,950. Discounts are available for nonprofit organizations.
A full schedule will be announced soon. To stay up-to-date on OPC news and learn more, please visit

If you are looking for additional ways to get involved, grow your network, and boost your resume, AORE is always looking for volunteers for the event. Please fill out this form to sign up to be a volunteer.