Capitol Summit - Outdoor Industry Association

Capitol Summit April 25–26, 2017 · 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.

EVENT REGISTRATION: The 2017 OIA Capitol Summit is near capacity, if you are interested in attending, please email Andrew at

On the Hill – Capitol Summit 2016

  • What is Capitol Summit and why should your company participate?
    Capitol Summit is the outdoor industry’s premiere advocacy event in Washington, D.C., truly one of OIA’s most valuable member benefits. Industry executives from across the country come to educate their elected officials in Congress on key issues impacting their businesses. They have the opportunity to meet with their federal elected officials face to face, hear from key players in the administration and relevant agencies at our keynotes and build valuable relationships with industry peers.

    EVENT REGISTRATION: The 2017 OIA Capitol Summit is near capacity, if you are interested in attending, please email Andrew at

  • Hotel Reservations
    Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

    Contact Brehan McDonough for information regarding accommodations, or 303-327-3523.

  • Run D.C.

    Capitol Summit Short Loop – 1 to 6 Miles DC Short Loop


    Capitol Summit Long Loop – 6 to 12 MilesDC long loop


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

Tuesday, April 25
8:00 - 9:30am Recreation Economy Release Press Conference - National Press Club
10:00am - 12:00pm Morning Training Session (Optional)
1:00 - 5:00pm Afternoon Training Session (Mandatory) 
5:30 - 7:00pm Happy Hour Reception 
7:00 - 9:00pm OIAPAC Dinner
Wednesday, April 26
7:00 - 9:30am Capitol Summit Opening Breakfast 
9:00 - 5:30pm Lobby Day 
5:30 - 7:00pm OIA Friends of the Outdoor Industry Awards Reception (all invited) 



  • REI


  • W.L. Gore
  • Costa Del Mar


  • Mountain Khakis
  • Patagonia


  • Lifetime
  • Red Wing Shoes
  • New Balance
  • PMI Stanley
  • Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie (LRRC)
  • Upslope


  • Coleman
  • Smartwool


  • Farm to Feet
  • AOV