AORE 2020 Conference


Presenting at the Conference

Be a part of the conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and help deliver diverse and inclusive learning and networking opportunities to nearly 700 outdoor recreation and education professionals. 

AORE's Annual Conference strives to: 

  • broaden collaboration between the outdoor industry and outdoor recreation and education;
  • offer higher-quality educational opportunities;
  • build and strengthen professional skills and knowledge;
  • broaden networking opportunities;
  • educate our attendees in advocacy and public policy efforts;
  • raise awareness of the value and impact of outdoor recreation;
  • and empower attendees to connect people to the outdoors through recreation and education experiences.

 Those attending the conference include practitioners, instructors, program administrators, military personnel, executive leadership and government employees in the outdoor and recreation industry. 


Full details on the calls for proposals, submission & selection processes, information to submit, and presenter requirements can be found in our
Call for Proposals 2020 Details page.

If you're ready to submit a presentation now, please follow the links below under the correct session type.

SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE FOR ALL PRESENTATIONS/PROPOSALS: MARCH 27, 2020 MIDNIGHT EST


Anticipated Call for Proposals Timeline

Close the Call for Proposals: March 27, 2020 Midnight EST

Review Submissions

Approved/Denied Notices Sent: May 1, 2020

Presenter Confirmations Due: May 15, 2020 Midnight EST

Please note these are anticipated dates and are subject to change.

General Education, SNAP & Deep Dive Learning Sessions

Submit a Presentation

General Sessions are featured all three days of the conference in 75 minute time slots.

SNAP Sessions may be featured all three days of the conference in 30 minute time slots.

Deep Dive sessions are featured on Friday afternoon for 3 hour time slots.

Round table, lecture and panel discussion should provide academic and practitioner insight. 

Education sessions need to meet the qualifications for AORE educational design which include the following parameters for each session proposal:

  • Content aligns with and identifies one or more of our educational tracks.

  • Address a bit of theory, data, research, metrics, etc. in order to provide background to support content.

  • Address strategies, tactics, and success stories, etc. to help others implement and apply to their own programs.

  • Allow participants the opportunity to reflect, think, practice, and create action plans, etc. to bridge to their own programs/situations.

Pre- and Post-Conference Workshops 

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Includes trainings, certifications and social events relevant to students and professionals in the industry. 

These are featured before and after the three day conference.

Pre- and Post-Conference Workshops need to meet these parameters:

  • Address a bit of theory, data, research, metrics, etc. in order to provide background to support content.

  • Address strategies, tactics, and success stories, etc. to help others implement and apply to their own programs.

  • Allow participants the opportunity to reflect, think, practice, and create action plans, etc. to bridge to their own programs/situations.

Research Symposium
 

Submit a RESEARCH Presentation

Click here to view the official Call for Proposals for the 2020 AORE Research Symposium.

AORE's Research Symposium strives to connect academics and practitioners of the outdoor and recreation field. The symposium provides an international forum for scholarly exchange and discussion about outdoor recreation and education research, theoretical and applied and creates an amazing opportunity to bridge research and practice.

Poster Presentations

If youre not ready for a full-on research presentation, our poster presentations are a great opportunity to share your work in a less-structured environment. Posters are displayed throughout a common area at the conference venue. We provide a short time where poster owners can do an informal presentation to those interested in their research.

 To learn more about submitting your proposal, selection criteria, presenter requirements and more, go to our
Call for Proposals 2020 Details page.