Outdoor Recreation Summit
9:00 am: Check in
The Majestic on Forest (1027 N Forest St)
You know the drill: Arrive, get some coffee & tea and network!
Complete list of the 2016 Outdoor Recreation SUMMIT Attendees.
9:45 am: Welcome & State of Washington’s Recreation Economy
Jon Snyder, State of Washington – Outdoor Recreation and Economic Development Policy Advisor.
A presentation on the initiative we are seeing on a state wide level with regards to supporting recreation in Washington State.
10:35 am: 2 Breakout Sessions: Growing Washington’s Recreation Economy
#1 – Made in Washington: Manufacturing Roundtable
Speakers will discuss how they respond to changing demographics and recreation trends to ensure a sustainable business. Roundtable details.
Dodd Snodgrass, Port of Bellingham, Economic Development Specialist
Ray Blotteaux – Transition Composites, President
Ray has nearly 30 years of composite product development and manufacturing experience in the US, Mexico, Asia, Canada, and Europe. Read Ray Blotteaux’s Bio.
Dodd Grande – K2 Sports, Vice President of Product Development – Outdoors Products
Ashley Fullenwider – Nuu Muu, Choreographer
Brian Roche – McNett, Senior Product and Technical Sales Director
#2 Play in Washington: Getting People Outside
Speakers representing recreation businesses, community organizations and sport user groups will discuss collaborative efforts to get more people outside. What are the challenges and possible solutions? Panel & speaker details.
Alexandra Gehring, Moderator
Marc Berejka – REI, Government Affairs Director
Darrell Hillaire – Lummi Youth Academy, Director
Carol Frazey – Fit School, President and Founder
Joshua Brandon – Boots in the Woods, Organizer
11:45 am: Lunch & Keynote Speaker: Tim Niemier, Founder of Ocean Kayak
Hear Tim’s story and perspective on Washington’s Recreation Economy.
1:00 pm: Time to connect with your new friends
1:30 pm: Wrap-up (Get ready for EXPO set-up at 2pm)
April is a co-founder and former co-Executive Director for Recreation Northwest. She has a passion for place and loves exploring, experiencing and sharing the beauty of the pacific northwest. She is currently working with Ocean Conservancy to protect our oceans, specifically the Arctic.