Recreation Northwest



Thank you to everyone who joined us for an inspiring day in 2017!

We look forward to seeing you next year – Friday, February 23rd, 2018. 


Friday, February 23rd 
Bellingham Technical College, Settlemyer Hall
3028 Lindbergh Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225
9:00 am – 5:00 pm 
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2017 SUMMIT Schedule & Speakers

2017 SUMMIT Attendees

Building on momentum at the state and national level we are bringing Recreation Industry Professionals – retailers, manufacturers, event & race promoters, policy makers and stewardship organizations – together to explore and share ways to grow and promote Washington State’s flourishing recreation economy. 

“Outdoor recreation is not just fun and games. Outdoor recreation is essential to who we are and our quality of life, and it strengthens our sense of what it means to be a community.”  ~ Governor’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on Outdoor Recreation & Tourism Report


Last year’s inaugural 2016 Outdoor Recreation Summit was well received, so we are expanding this year’s event to a full day. Consequently, we are moving our Recreation Northwest EXPO to a Saturday and into a larger venue in Fairhaven.

“It was a great series of events, which we look forward to participating in again.  In particular the manufacturing roundtable was a tasty bite that we have an increased appetite for!  
Many thanks for a great job! ” ~ Susan, Trayvax

2017 SUMMIT Schedule & Speakers

Keynote Speakers:

Jon Snyder – Governor’s Policy Advisor on Outdoor Recreation and Economic Development

Cailin O’Brien-Feeney – Local Recreation Advocacy Manager, Outdoor Industry Association

We will also have breakout sessions highlighting industry trends & discussions, programs working to get more people outside and unique recreation economy initiatives in the works!


“I enjoyed it a lot.
I’m looking forward to next year!” ~ Jason, American Alpine Institute

Read more about the 2016 Summit: SUMMIT Schedule & Speakers to get a sense of the day. 

Friday, February 24th Boundary Bay Brewery’s Mountain Room
1107 Railroad Avenue, come around back and enter through the alley off Maple Ave
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wrap-up your SUMMIT experience with an exclusive networking event for Summit attendees and EXPO Exhibitors.



Todd Elsworth


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