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Outdoors: In Session



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An annual event, 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. The Summit is a space that elevates the crucial conversation about the importance of outdoor recreation for the economy, health, quality of life and so much more. It is a place to greet old friends, convene about issues, create new partnerships and play outdoors together. Join us!

We’ll have everyone’s favorites: awesome outdoor activities, a delicious kickoff dinner, educational and inspiring content, the Outdoor Market, a stewardship project, and networking opportunities galore!

Outdoors: In Session

Our 2023 Summit theme, Outdoors: In Session. Come together to learn, discover and share our collective knowledge and passion for the outdoors as we plan, prioritize and purposefully shape the future of outdoor recreation for generations to come.

Are you a student? Contact [email protected] for information about attending at a reduced price!







Summit activities

September 6th

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Outdoor Climbing Trip

9:00 - 10:30 AM: Owls & Morning Yoga

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM: Bouldering + Belay Clinic

11:00 AM - 3:30 PM: Paddle Boarding 101

12:00 - 2:00 PM: Learn To Rappel

12:00 - 3:30 PM: Tube the Ogden

12:30 - 3:30 PM: Rope Access

2:00 - 3:30 PM: Forest Bathing Near WSU

4:30 PM: Pre-dinner activities, including include fly casting and fly tying demos! Dinner at the Weber County Archery Park.

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Summit schedule

September 6th

All Day: Outdoor Learning & Activities

4:30 PM: Activities, Drinks, Dinner at the Weber County Archery Park

September 7th

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Keynotes, Meals, Breakout Sessions, Workshops, Networking

8:00 AM: Doors Open for Breakfast

8:15 AM: Continue Breakfast, Welcome from the Division of Outdoor Recreation, Opening Keynote, Opportunity Drawings

9:35 - 10:35 AM: Breakout Sessions

10:35 - 10:50 AM: Networking

10:50 - 11:50 AM: Breakout Sessions

12:00 PM: Lunch, Keynote, Summit Awards Opportunity Drawings

1:30 - 1:50 PM: Networking

1:50 - 3:05 PM: Hands-On Workshops

3:05 - 3:30 PM: Networking

3:30 - 4:30 PM: Breakout Sessions

4:30 - 4:40 PM: Networking

4:40 - 5:00 PM: Closing Plenary/Final Opportunity Drawings

5:20 - 6:30 PM: Stewardship Project


Weber State University | Ogden

On the 7th, attendees will park in the Dee Events Center and there will be a free UTA shuttle to the Shepherd Union. The shuttle runs from 6:30 am to 8:30 pm. Map below.

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Interested in sponsoring the summit? Learn more here or reach out to Lynnette or Hanna at [email protected].

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