Your Experience

FAQs

Hang out with friends from all corners of the outdoor economy. Professionals from parks, trails, open space organizations, local, statewide, and national businesses, governmental entities and media consultants, and educational and medical representatives —if you love the outdoors, this event is for you!

Hear from influencers in the industry and stay informed about current outdoor issues through educational tracks and panel discussions. Network with business and organizational leaders working to support the outdoors.

To summarize: Greet familiar faces, tackle emerging issues, create new partnerships, and play outside together!

We’ve teamed up with Hotel Indigo to bring you a great deal! A block of standard rooms is available at a discounted rate of $189 per night for Tuesday-Wednesday.

RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE THROUGH THE PROVIDED LINK TO APPLY THE DISCOUNTED RATE.

Through programming, networking, and outdoor activities, this event focuses on how we strengthen our communities and the outdoor economy and improve health and quality of life for all Michiganders. Session focus areas include conservation and stewardship, education and workforece training, economic development, public health and wellness, and diversity and inclusion.

Of course! We’ll have common dietary options available before the welcoming session and snacks prior to the NA happy hour.

More spaces then the venue has capacity for!

Yes! The venue, including restrooms, are all ADA accessible.

Networking is half the fun. Make friends and swap stories before the welcoming session, in between sessions, and at the NA happy hour.

Think outdoor casual. Expect to see a lot of flannels and vests. Bottom line, dress for comfort and for the unpredictable Michigan weather.

The day before (10/9) we’ll be offering a field experience and a technical session. In the evening, the Summit will kick-off in conjunction with The Boardman Review’s Fall Release Party.

Who’s Going to be there?

A growing list of friends!

NGOs
Heart of the Lakes
Six Rivers Land Conservancy
mParks
Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance
TART Trails
Friends of Grand Rapids Parks
Michigan Outdoor Recreation Industry Office
Grand Traverse Conservation District
Huron Pines

COMMUNITY GROUPS
Shades of the Outdoors
Outdoor Book Club

BUSINESS + RETAILERS
Midwest Vertical

EDUCATION
Northern Michigan University

GOVERNMENT

CONSULTANTS + FREELANCERS