Capitol Summit

April 16-18, 2018 - Washington, D.C.


Ensure a healthy future for the outdoor industry.

OIA members, we need YOUR voice in our nation’s capitol for OIA’s annual Capitol Summit! Taking the time to come to D.C. allows your business to form lasting and beneficial relationships with key decision makers. OIA ensures that you will be heard.

If you are have any questions about registration, please email Andrew at

Hotel Reservations – deadline to reserve a room at the discounted rate is March 19.

On the Hill


What is Capitol Summit and why should your company participate?

Capitol Summit is the outdoor industry’s premiere advocacy event in Washington, D.C. Industry executives from across the country come to educate their elected officials in Congress on key issues impacting their businesses. You’ll have the opportunity to hear from agency, administration and elected officials during our education sessions, and build valuable relationships with your industry peers.

Register today.
If you have any questions about registration, please email Andrew at

What should I expect while at Capitol Summit?

This event provides great insight into our government’s decision-making process in Washington, D.C. Attendees receive an introductory training on lobbying as well as education on OIA’s policy agenda and legislative priorities. We will serve as your guide to navigating the Hill and provide timely background information and training on the industry’s policy agenda, legislative priorities and members of Congress. Attendees will leave with a full understanding of how to schedule and conduct congressional meetings on the Hill as well as tools and skills to take home and make an impact in your state.
Why is Capitol Summit important to your business and the industry?

Capitol Summit builds the outdoor industry’s relationship with Congress by discussing our business issues and their related decisions, face to face. After each Capitol Summit, leaders in Congress champion our issues, sign on to sponsor and co-sponsor relevant legislation, circulate our legislation to their peers and across the aisle, attend Outdoor Retailer and arrange tours of companies’ facilities in their home state. Capitol Summit has direct results at engaging Congress in the outdoor industry.
Become a Sponsor

We’re looking for sponsors for our 2018 Capitol Summit Event!

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please email Andrew at

Hotel Reservations

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

Book Your Stay
Deadline to reserve a room at the discounted rate is March 19, 2018.

Run D.C.

Capitol Summit Short Loop – 1 to 6 Miles


Capitol Summit Long Loop – 6 to 12 Miles

Why your voice matters. Watch now.

“Once elected, our senators, representatives and administration depend on public input to make informed decisions. Human powered recreation on public land is as American as apple pie. We take it for granted; yet with the pressure of well-funded interests that expound values that run counter to the ethos of outdoor recreation, we need to make sure the benefit of wild places are heard. We all have a personal connection to a special place that influenced our view of the world. Gently reminding our public servants of this is one way I can give back to the land and animals that have shaped my life.”  – Conrad Anker, The North Face

Monday 4/16

12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arrive in D.C.

Welcome to D.C., we’re excited to get started bright and early Tuesday morning.

Tuesday 4/17

8:00 am - 10:00 am
District Recreation Economy Launch

Atrium – Top of the Hill, One Constitution Ave, NE, Washington, D.C., 20002

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Welcome Lunch

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby 101

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wednesday 4/18

7:00 am - 9:00 am

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lobby Day

Capitol Hill

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friend of the Industry Reception

Rayburn Courtyard, Rayburn House Building


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