Tuesday, March 19th 2019
Washington State Outdoor Recreation Summit
Bellingham Technical College
Bellingham, WA 



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

In addition to speakers and panels we have built in facilitated conversations, peer sharing and intentional open space for the magic that happens when you build connections and create opportunities outside your usual circle. 

Check out the 2018 schedule to get a feel for the day.

“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

The 2018 Washington Outdoor Recreation Summit will deliver the consistent value you have had the past two years. 

Keynote Speaker
Linda Balfour – Director of Marketing for Superfeet and Board Chair of the Conservation Alliance 
Welcome Address
Jon Snyder  – Governor’s Policy Advisory on Outdoor Recreation and Economic Development



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

Tuesday, March 19th 
Bellingham Technical College, Settlemyer Hall
3028 Lindbergh Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225
9:00 am – 5:00 pm 
Download a Parking Map


“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

Keynote speakers and 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

Tuesday, March 19th 
Location TBD
Following the Summit

Wrap-up your SUMMIT experience with an exclusive networking event for Summit attendees.


Todd Elsworth



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