Save the dates for the regional Outdoor Recreation SummitsSeptember 22-23, 2021 | October 27-28, 2021

About the 2021 Outdoor Summit

Normally a large, three-day event, the 2021 Utah Outdoor Recreation Summit will be two smaller, regional gatherings. We’ll have a limited number of attendees of each event, outdoor space, and of course, outdoor activities.

Both events will be planned under the same theme, but each one will focus the theme on different topics and with different speakers. (Stay tuned for the theme announcement!) 

Get inspired and stay informed about current outdoor recreation issues in one of our five educational tracks. Give back to the local recreation areas during Summit service projects. Have fun in a Summit outdoor activity. 

An annual event, the Utah Outdoor Recreation Summit serves as a gathering place for all sectors of the outdoor recreation industry in Utah to connect, learn, grow and build together with a vision for the future, health and vitality of outdoor recreation in Utah.

The Utah Outdoor Recreation Summit focuses on how we strengthen outdoor recreation communities, the outdoor recreation economy, and improve health and quality of life for all Utahns. Join us!


Stay tuned for our exciting venue announcements!


Registration for 2021 coming soon!
Did you miss the 2020 Summit but want to check out the content? Get an all-access pass for only $10 and pick what you watch: three full-length keynotes, the annual Summit awards ceremony, and nearly 40 breakout sessions. See the 2020 schedule for more details.

All Access $10
This is a tax-free ticket

2021 speakers coming soon. Here are a few of our previous speakers

Click on their names to learn more

Alex AdemaAlex Adema
Alex Adema
Alex AdemaCEO | DPS Skis
Alex Adema is the CEO of DPS Skis, headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. DPS Skis designs and manufactures the world’s most advanced skis.
Stacy BareStacy Bare
Stacy Bare
Stacy BareFounder, Adventure United
Adventure United is a new kind of health company that combines Stacy’s years of experience leading in the outdoors and focuses on improved health outcomes through outdoor adventure. He is also a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year and has completed expeditions to Angola, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
Ricky BegayeRicky Begaye
Ricky Begaye
Ricky BegayeProgram Coordinator, Canyon Country Youth Corps
Ricky Begaye, Program Coordinator for Canyon Country Discovery Center/Canyon Country Youth Corps(CCYC), has been with CCYC for more than seven years working side by side with AmeriCorps members developing leadership and job skills.
Ashley ClevelandAshley Cleveland
Ashley Cleveland
Ashley ClevelandProgram Manager | Millcreek Promise
Ashley Cleveland is ecologist turned city planner. As a millennial of color and new mom she has always cared about equity and what the means for the places we live.
Spencer J. CoxSpencer J. Cox
Spencer J. Cox
Spencer J. CoxLieutenant Governor | Utah
Lt. Governor Cox is by statute the chief election officer of the state and the liaison between the governor and legislature.
Maria EstradaMaria Estrada
Maria Estrada
Maria EstradaDeputy Director | The Nature Conservancy
Maria Estrada is Deputy Director to the Chief Diversity and Inclusion officer at The Nature Conservancy (TNC). She is working to support the organization in building strong diverse partnerships globally to succeed in its mission.
Theresa FoxleyTheresa Foxley
Theresa Foxley
Theresa FoxleyPresident and CEO | EDCUtah
A Utah native, Ms. Foxley is passionate about promoting the Beehive State. She has served as EDCUtah’s President and CEO since 2017 and has helped usher in a new era that is highly focused on internal team culture, driving stakeholder value, and economic development preparedness.
Bekee HotzeBekee Hotze
Bekee Hotze
Bekee HotzeDistrict Ranger | USDA Forest Service
Bekee Hotze oversees the management of 216,000 acres of National Forest System lands adjacent to the capital city of Salt Lake City, Utah. Her role as the Salt Lake District Ranger includes balancing the need to protect watersheds and those of the recreating public.
Olivia JuarezOlivia Juarez
Olivia Juarez
Olivia JuarezLatinx Community Organizer | Southern UT Wilderness Alliance
Olivia is a lifelong Utahn, currently based in Salt Lake City, UT as Latinx Community Organizer at the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance.
Jake PalmaJake Palma
Jake Palma
Jake PalmaMonument Manager | Bureau Of Land Management
Jake Palma works for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) as the Monument Manager at Bears Ears National Monument.
Alex PorporaAlex Porpora
Alex Porpora
Alex PorporaExecutive Director | Utah Society for Environmental Education
Alex Porpora is the Executive Director of the Utah Society for Environmental Education. A Utahn since 2009, she is actively involved in Utah's environmental education and nonprofit community.
David RoblesDavid Robles
David Robles
David RoblesWriter/Rescuer | Melanin Base Camp/Salt Lake County Search & Rescue
David Robles is a Mexican-American mountain-biker living in Salt Lake City, Utah. He serves on the Salt Lake County Mountain Search & Rescue team and enjoys exploring the Wasatch Front on foot and bike.
Kevin StickelmanKevin Stickelman
Kevin Stickelman
Kevin StickelmanCEO / National Ability Center
Kevin Stickelman brings more than 20 years of ski industry and outdoor recreation management experience to the National Ability Center. Stickelman’s success in his previous role heavily influenced the Board’s decision to appoint him CEO in the summer of 2018. An amputee himself, Stickelman recognizes how adaptive recreation empowers individuals of all abilities.
Anne TerryAnne Terry
Anne Terry
Anne TerryNature Center Manager | Tracy Aviary
Anne Terry is the Nature Center Manager at Tracy Aviary's new Jordan River Nature Center in South Salt Lake.
L. James ToledoL. James Toledo
L. James Toledo
L. James ToledoProgram Manager | Utah Division of Indian Affairs
Leander “James” Toledo is a member of the Navajo Nation, he is Ashiihi (Salt Clan) born for Ta’neeszahnii (Tangle Clan).
Bob WassomBob Wassom
Bob Wassom
Bob WassomFreelance Blogger and Writer
Bob Wassom specializes in writing about adaptive outdoor recreation. Initially paralyzed from the neck down, he regained the use of his arms and legs, allowing him a second chance at living life to the max. His passion is pursuing any and all outdoor recreation, utilizing whatever adaptive equipment is necessary. When he can’t get out and do it, he’s most likely writing about it.
Not available virtually1:00 - 4:30 pmTrails Forum
Google Meet2:00 - 3:00 pmA Conversation with Congressman John Curtis and Utah’s Outdoor Industry
Google Meet1:00-2:00 pmUtah At A Climate Crossroads (Open To Everyone)
2:00 - 4:00 pmPaddle Boarding
2:00 - 5:00 pmMobile Active Transportation Tour
Timpanogos Cave National Monument Picnic Area (across the street from the visitor center)5:00 - 5:45 pmWorkshop on Mindfulness and Savoring
Timpanogos Cave National Monument6:00-9:00 PMSummit Kick-Off Dinner





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