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 apappas@outdoorindustry.org.

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 apappas@outdoorindustry.org.
  • Hotel Reservations

    Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 Contact Brehan McDonough for information regarding accommodations, bmcdonough@outdoorindustry.org or 303-327-3523.
  • Run D.C.

    Capitol Summit Short Loop – 1 to 6 Miles

     

    Capitol Summit Long Loop – 6 to 12 Miles


  • A Word From Our Sponsors

    PERKINS COIE

    Perkins Coie’s Retail & Consumer Products industry group understands the highly competitive environment in which world-class retailers, manufacturers and distributors operate. One area of our practice that is exceptionally strong is our work with outdoor industry retailers. We represent iconic outdoor retail brands and have a core group of partners who have participated in OIA events for more than a decade. From the Pacific Northwest to Capitol Hill, we help outdoor clients across the nation meet their strategic goals. Our full service law firm also helps those companies with active government relations design their lobbying and ethics compliance programs. Because of our work with clients in the retail space and our strong presence on Capitol Hill, Perkins Coie has consistently been ranked in the top tier nationally by Chambers USA for both retail and political law. Perkins Coie is proud to be a member of the OIA and a sponsor of the Capitol Summit. We are passionate about outdoor recreation, personally and professionally, and we are committed to staying abreast of outdoor retail industry trends. Protecting our national parks, national forests and wilderness areas are critical—not only to protect the outdoor industry but also our heritage for generations to come. It is our responsibility to come together as an industry and have our voices be heard by elected officials in Congress. Our cause isn’t just about economics, it’s about conserving the environment and allowing everyone the right to enjoy the outdoors.

    LRRC

    The Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie’s Sports and Outdoor Recreation Group has the experience and bench companies demand to fuel growth, mitigate risk and achieve business goals. We don’t just practice law. We live what we practice and are actively involved in recreational pursuits and industry trade groups and organizations. That means we don’t just know law, we know the trends impacting you and your business, how the competition stacks up and where risk lies ahead. Best of all, we have a passion for what you do and how you do it. After all, this is a team effort and we proudly support the Outdoor Industry Association’s Capitol Summit’s mission to advance issues impacting the outdoor industry. Our lawyers speak the language of outdoor recreation. Led by Doug Tumminello, an extreme adventurer, outdoor enthusiast and respected commercial litigator, our attorneys bring a deep, personal understanding of the outdoor industry, its products, and the legal issues facing manufacturers, suppliers, service providers, and retailers in this evolving market. We represent some of the world’s most recognized equipment and apparel manufacturers, organizations, and recreation providers in a range of legal matters, including:

    • Commercial disputes and litigation Intellectual property protection and defense
    • Product liability claims and supply chain challenges
    • Contract drafting and contract disputes
    • Business transactions, including M&A, debt financing, disposition and restructuring Labor and employment matters
    • Human resources and employee benefits

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 - RSVP
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) - MUST RSVP FOR SECURITY PURPOSES

Sponsors

Title

  • REI

Platinum

  • W.L. Gore
  • Costa Del Mar

Gold

  • Mountain Khakis
  • The North Face

Silver

  • Lifetime
  • Red Wing Shoes
  • New Balance
  • PMI Stanley
  • Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie (LRRC)
  • Perkins Coie 2016
  • Smartwool
  • Vasque

Bronze

  • Coleman
  • Orvis

Contributing

  • Farm to Feet
  • AOV
  • Skratch Labs
  • Headspace