ADVANCE YOUR OUTDOOR CAREER
October 31 - November 4, 2023 | Baltimore, MD
About the Conference
The Outdoor Professional Conference strives to empower participant facing outdoor recreation and education providers and facilitators by:
expanding collaboration between the outdoor industry and outdoor recreation and education
offering high quality educational opportunities
building and strengthening professional skills and knowledge
broadening networking opportunities
educating on advocacy and public policy efforts within the industry
amplifying the value and impact of outdoor recreation
Why Co-Locating with the AB Show?
We are here to serve our members. As we have watched our membership change and grow over the years, we have taken note of how we can best support you. This partnership will give our members access to the same great networking opportunities and education you all know and love — but also expand opportunities with leadership and management. This will give you the opportunity to learn how to grow yourself - and the business of getting outside! Talking about ourselves, to ourselves is not going to advance our work — it is time to spread our wings and fly!
We will be joining a 40 year conference with over 2,300 facility and program managers from around the world. These decision-makers come to the AB Show every year to learn new solutions from industry leaders, find new products and services and build community.
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We are here to serve our members. As we have watched our membership change and grow over the years, we have taken note of how we can best support you. This partnership will give our members access to the same great networking opportunities and education you all know and love — but also expand
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Frequently Asked Questions
For attendees, your 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
Yes! Check out our registration packages here. We offer options so the more people you bring, the more you save. 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.
There are five area hotels secured for you to choose from. Please be sure to select AORE in the dropdown! Dates reflect the AB Show start date (11/1) but you can do reservations starting Saturday, October 28. See the hotel options here: https://compass.onpeak.com/e/012606559/1
Yes, absolutely! You can attend AB, MFA and NAYS sessions are free for all AORE attendees.
Keep in mind, if you register through AORE, you will get AORE education (October 31 - November 3), plus the AORE social. You will also get to go to AB/NAYS/MFA education (November 2 - 4), BUT you have to pay for the AB social (you can buy a ticket).
If you register via AB, your event access will begin November 1 and you can attend the AB social, BUT you will have to purchase a ticket to the AORE social and will not have access to AORE events on October 31.
Schedule at a Glance
AORE Welcome + Keynote
Location TBD [offsite]
Expo Hall Open
Convention Center Expo Floor
AB Welcome Reception
Expo Hall Open
Convention Center Expo Floor
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.