About The Summit

The 2020 Utah Outdoor Recreation Summit is a three-day event held at the Utah Valley Convention Center. You’re invited to come and be a part of an important outdoor recreation discussion. You will join local stakeholders, industry professionals and land managers that play a role in Utah’s outdoor recreation community.

Network during one of our attendee activities or get outside to play at Utah Lake State Park, Provo Canyon or on the Provo River. Get inspired and stay informed about current outdoor recreation issues in one of our five educational tracks. Give back to local recreation areas and meet new people in the industry during a service project. We hope to see you there!

2019 Presenting Sponsor

2019 Agenda

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    Tuesday 08/25

    8:00 – 4:00 PM:
    Registration Open (Level 2: UVCC)

    8:00 – 5:00 PM:
    Wilderness First Aid Training (Cascade C: UVCC Level 3)

    8:00 – 5:00 PM:
    Trails Forum (Level 3: UVCC + Offsite trail work)

    1:00 – 5:00 PM:
    Activities (Offsite Various Locations)

    6:00 – 6:30 PM:
    Shuttle to Summit Kick-Off Dinner from UVCC (Meet at UVCC)

    • Shuttle from UVCC to TBD Dinner location. Buses leave promptly at 6:00 pm so please arrive early!

    6:30 – 9:00 PM:
    Summit Kick-Off Dinner (Location TBD)

    • Kick off your Summit experience with a special dinner that showcases the beautiful area! Location TBD, but we promise it will be spectacular!

    9:00 – 9:30 PM:
    Shuttle to UVCC from Summit Kick-Off Dinner

    • Shuttle from TBD Dinner location back to UVCC. Buses leave promptly at 9:00 pm so please arrive early!

    Wednesday 08/26

    7:45 – 2:00 PM:
    Registration (Level 2: UVCC)

    7:45 – 2:30 PM:
    Outdoor Market – Booth Area (Ballroom ABC: UVCC Level 2)

    8:00 – 9:00 AM:
    Breakfast (Ballroom ABC: UVCC Level 2)

    8:30 – 9:30 AM:
    AM Plenary Session (Ballroom ABC: UVCC Level 2)

    9:30 – 10:00 AM:
    Networking Break

    • Take this time to network and visit the Outdoor Market and all the amazing vendors.

    10:00 – 11:00 PM:
    Outdoor Industry & Business Breakout Session 1A (Cascade A-E; Soldier Creek Level 3)

    10:00 – 11:00 PM:
    Healthy & Active Lifestyle Breakout Session 1A (Cascade A-E; Soldier Creek Level 3)

    10:00 – 11:00 PM:
    Community DevelopmentBreakout Session 1A (Cascade A-E; Soldier Creek Level 3)

    10:00 – 11:00 PM:
    Policies & People Breakout Session 1A (Cascade A-E; Soldier Creek Level 3)

    10:00 – 11:00 PM:
    Recreation Planning Breakout Session 1A (Cascade A-E; Soldier Creek Level 3)

    10:00 – 11:00 PM:
    Outdoor Industry & Business Breakout Session 1B (Cascade A-E; Soldier Creek Level 3)

    11:30 – 11:15 PM:
    Networking Break + Refreshments

    • Take this time to network and visit the Outdoor Market and all the amazing vendors.

    11:15 – 12:15 PM:
    Healthy & Active Lifestyle Breakout Session 1B (Cascade A-E; Soldier Creek Level 3)

    11:15 – 12:15 PM:
    Community Development Breakout Session 1B (Cascade A-E; Soldier Creek Level 3)

    11:15 – 12:15 PM:
    Policies & People Breakout Session 1B (Cascade A-E; Soldier Creek Level 3)

    11:15 – 12:15 PM:
    Recreation Planning Breakout Session 1B (Cascade A-E; Soldier Creek Level 3)

    12:15- 2:00 PM:
    Lunch Plenary Session + Keynote Speakers (Ballroom ABC: UVCC Level 2)

    2:00 – 3:00 PM:
    Afternoon Break

    3:00 – 5:00 PM:
    Film Showing (TBD) (Cascade A-E Level 3)

    6:00 – 8:00 PM:
    Outdoor Summit Awards Dinner (Ballroom ABC: UVCC Level 2)

    • The Outdoor Summit Awards are a highlight of the Summit. This dinner recognizes organizations and individuals who are working hard to make Utah a better place and positively contributing to outdoor recreation locally and globally. Don’t miss hearing inspiring stories and seeing the winners revealed after enjoying some delicious food and drinks! Awards will be given for the Stewardship Award, Economic Impact Award, Every Kid Outdoors Award, Social Investment Award and UORG Project of the Year.

    8:00 – 10:00 PM:
    Summit Social (Timpanogos Terrace: UVCC Level 3)

    • New this year! Spend the evening with your fellow recreationists and summit attendees! Enjoy drinks, dessert and spectacular views of the mountains from the Timpanogos Terrace at the Utah Valley Convention Center. Network, catch up with old friends and unwind after a great conference day.

    Thursday 08/27

    7:45 – 12:00 PM:
    Registration Open (Level 2: UVCC)

    7:45 – 2:30 AM:
    Outdoor Market – Booth Area (Ballroom ABC: UVCC Level 2)

    8:30 – 9:30 AM:
    AM Plenary Session (Ballroom ABC: UVCC Level 2)

    9:30 – 10:00 AM:
    Networking Break

    • Take this time to network and visit the Outdoor Market and all the amazing vendors.

    10:00 – 11:00 AM:
    Outdoor Industry & Business Breakout Session 2A (Cascade A-E; Soldier Creek Level 3)

    10:00 – 11:00 AM:
    Healthy & Active Lifestyle Breakout Session 2A (Cascade A-E; Soldier Creek Level 3)

    10:00 – 11:00 AM:
    Community DevelopmentBreakout Session 2A (Cascade A-E; Soldier Creek Level 3)

    10:00 – 11:00 AM:
    Policies & People Breakout Session 2A (Cascade A-E; Soldier Creek Level 3)

    10:00 – 11:00 AM:
    Recreation Planning Breakout Session 2A (Cascade A-E; Soldier Creek Level 3)

    11:00 – 11:15 AM:
    Networking Break + Refreshments

    • Take this time to network and visit the Outdoor Market and all the amazing vendors.

    10:00 – 11:00 AM:
    Outdoor Industry & Business Breakout Session 2B (Cascade A-E; Soldier Creek Level 3)

    11:15 – 12:15 PM:
    Healthy & Active Lifestyle Breakout Session 2B (Cascade A-E; Soldier Creek Level 3)

    11:15 – 12:15 PM:
    Community Development Breakout Session 2B (Cascade A-E; Soldier Creek Level 3)

    11:15 – 12:15 PM:
    Policies & People Breakout Session 2B (Cascade A-E; Soldier Creek Level 3)

    11:15 – 12:15 PM:
    Recreation Planning Breakout Session 2B (Cascade A-E; Soldier Creek Level 3)

    12:15 – 2:00 PM:
    Lunch Plenary Session + Keynote Speakers (Ballroom ABC: UVCC Level 2)

    3:00 – 5:00 PM:
    Service Projects (TBD) (Offsite Various Locations)

    • Volunteer with the local community and network during one of our service projects! Exact locations TBD, but they are going to be amazing! We scheduled these at the end of the conference so you can dive in, get your hands dirty and then head home feeling great about giving back!

    2019 Keynote Speakers

    David Vela
    Deputy Director, National Park Service
    Jeff Bradybaugh
    Superintendent, Zion National Park
    Mayor Jon Pike
    Mayor, St. George City
    Kacey Jones
    Assistant Director of Philanthropy, Zion National Park Forever Project
    Kenton Andersen
    Marketing Manager, Intermountain Healthcare
    Kevin Lewis
    Director of the Greater Zion Convention & Tourism Office
    Lilliana Libecki
    Humanitarian, The Joyineering Fund
    Mark Preiss
    Director, Zion Forever Project, Zion National Park Forever Project
    Michiko Martin
    Director, USDA Forest Service
    Mike Libecki
    National Geographic Explorer
    Sue Gander
    Director, NGA Energy, Infrastructure & Environment
    Tom Adams
    Director, Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation   
    Val Hale
    Executive Director, Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development

    Register Now

    Registration is open! Click the link below to purchase your ticket!

    Early Bird

    12/10 - 3/8
    $149 per ticket

    This is a tax free ticket.

    Regular

    3/9 - 6/21
    $205 per ticket

    This is a tax free ticket.

    Late

    6/22 - 8/24
    $255 per ticket

    This is a tax free ticket.

    Onsite

    8/25 - 8/27
    $305 per ticket

    This is a tax free ticket.

    Trails Forum Add-on

    12/10-8/25
    $65 per ticket

    This is a tax free ticket.

    Our 2019 Sponsors

    Presenting Sponsor

    Gold Sponsors

    Silver Sponsors

    Bronze Sponsors

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    Become a Sponsor

    For this year’s sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

    Sarah Kyle
    Sponsorship Coordinator
    801.204.6834
    skyle@eventsumg.com