Register now for in-depth discussions on DEI, outdoor recreation, climate action, participation and trade, as well as the catalyst that moves all these issues forward: our shared commitment to advocacy.Read More
Summit Days Education
Watch Outdoor Retailer Winter Online Summit Days education on-demand.Read More
2020 THRIVE OUTSIDE IMPACT REPORT
We’re helping create a more inclusive and accessible outdoor experience for all. See what the Thrive Outside Initiative has accomplished in year one.Read More
TOGETHER WE ARE A FORCE
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What We Do
Outdoor Industry Association collaborates with members and key stakeholder groups to move the needle in our key focus areas of outdoor recreation and trade policy, sustainable business innovation and outdoor participation while providing meaningful benefits to help your business thrive. Read below for more details on our focus areas and how you can get involved by becoming a member.
From recreation access to balanced trade, the issues that affect our businesses and our customers are constantly on the dockets of local, state and federal state houses. Outdoor Industry Association educates and lobbies lawmakers to pass sound policies that support our industry’s growth and viability.More On Policy
Empowering every outdoor company to take bold steps to achieve positive impact. We enable this through two goals:
- 1. Embedding sustainability into business.
- 2. Demonstrating measurable impact.
We’re on a mission to connect not only individuals, but also entire communities to the outdoors and inspire a nationwide outdoor habit. Grants will be given to increase the collaborative ability of a network of diverse groups to get more kids outside more often and engage their families to increase the likelihood of a long-term love of the outdoors. The Outdoor Foundation and our partners are fueling a movement to ensure that people from all walks of life thrive outside.More on Participation
Online and in-person learning about policy, participation, sustainability and general business operations to help advance your career, your company and the outdoor industry.More on Education
As an OIA member, you have access to resources to help you and your company thrive. Access valuable industry research on consumers, sustainability, participation, and the economy.View Research Reports
A Force For The Outdoor Industry
An Interior Secretary the American People Deserve
Outdoor recreation is a cornerstone of American life that relies on the health and wellbeing of the environment. Widespread access to public lands and waters is critical to maintaining and expandin...Read More
Thrive Outside Profile Series: Courtney Baltiyskyy
Q&A: Courtney Baltiyskyy, Policy Analyst for the YMCA of San Diego County Courtney Baltiyskyy, a policy analyst for the YMCA of San Diego County, knows first-hand how the outdoors can immediately ...Read More
Black Conservationists, Environmentalists and Outdoor Advocates Influencing the Future of the Outdoors
In honor of Black History Month, we’re celebrating Black environmentalists, advocates and thought-leaders who have championed work to protect our public lands, mitigate climate change and increase equity and access in the outdoors.Read More
Thrive Outside Profile Series: Kristen Ragain
Q&A: Kristen Ragain, manager of philanthropy and community partnerships for REI Co-op REI Co-op has donated $1 million to the Thrive Outside initiative in hopes of helping kids in urban centers ...Read More
2020 Outdoor Participation Report
Outdoor Foundation Study: Half of the US population did not participate in outdoor recreation in 2019 Outdoor Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), released th...Read More
Audio Outdoorist: Climate Klatch — Episode 2
Welcome to a new Audio Outdoorist series we’re calling the Climate Klatch. A klatch is an informal gathering, usually involving conversations and coffee. In this series, we’ll deliver monthly conve...Read More
Become A Member
As an OIA member, you have access to tools and resources to help you and your company thrive. Take advantage of networking events, education opportunities, research reports, case studies, business savings and brand recognition opportunities. Most important, become part of a community of peers who want to share in each other’s successes.