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When: Tuesday, June 22 Speakers: Stephanie Maez, Outdoor Foundation Melanie Borger, RIVERSPORT OKC and Thrive Outside Oklahoma City In 2020 the world witnessed incredible upheaval, and Americans across the country took to the outdoors in search of respite from COVID-19. Our 2021 Participation Report reveals that 7.1 million more Americans

We would like to thank all the member companies who participated in the 2021 election. We are happy to announce and introduce the three returning directors as well as the two new incoming directors, who will officially begin their three-year terms at the upcoming board meeting in July: JONATHAN CEDAR,

Congressman Joe Neguse (CO-2nd) speaks with OIA’s Director of Policy, Rich Harper, to discuss his recently introduced Civilian Climate Corps proposal, which has been included in President Biden’s American Jobs Plan. Neguse also talks about his Parks, Jobs and Equity Act, which would invest millions of dollars into urban parks,

We urge you to express your support for a bill to create an Outdoor Equity Grant Program in Colorado: HB21-1318. If enacted, the program will connect more Colorado youth and their families to the benefits of our state’s public lands and will be funded by portions of lottery money that

Speakers: Lise Aangeenbrug – Executive Director, Outdoor Industry Association Representative Joe Neguse (D-CO-02) – Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Key Takeaways: 1. For the outdoors to thrive, it must be open and accessible to all. 2. The American Jobs Plan is a

When: Wednesday, May 5 OIA Director of Government Affairs Rich Harper will lead a discussion with OIA’s outside trade counsels, Ron Sorini and Andrew Samet, on the wide range of issues that impact global supply chains of critical importance to outdoor companies. Sorini, Samet & Associates has represented OIA for

Speakers: Joseph Cooke, President and Co-founder of WPIC Marketing + Technologies; Todd Embley, Host and Executive Producer of The Negotiation podcast Is growing your brand in the world’s largest online market on your organization’s trajectory for the next year? As the world emerges from the COVID pandemic, do you see

Speakers: Dave Metz, Partner and President, FM3 Research Lori Weigel, Principal, New Bridge Strategy The 11th annual Conservation in the West survey sponsored by Colorado College’s State of the Rockies Project is the most comprehensive view of Western-state voters’ attitudes about conservation issues and challenges. In years past, the survey

Presenters: Theresa Conn, Global Distribution and Sustainability Manager, NEMO; Rachel Lincoln, Director of Sustainability & Product Ops, prAna; Joleen Ong, Sustainable Manufacturing Manager, Columbia Sportswear Co; Steve Richardson, Brand Solutions, Archroma US Inc; Jenn Swain, Director of Global Sustainability Burton; Michael Sadowski Advisor to the Climate Action Corps Description: If you’re not

Presenters: Amy Horton, Outdoor Industry Association; Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, (D-RI) Description: Climate change threatens the outdoor experience that our industry depends on. While our businesses invest in ambitious carbon reduction and removals in our operations and supply chains, we must also step up to advocate, engage our consumers and enable broader system

Moderator: Rich Harper; Outdoor Industry Association Presenters: Sara Bowersox, Senior Manager of Global Trade Compliance, OIATAC Vice Chair, Keen; Ben Christensen, VP of Operations, OIATAC Chair, Simms Fishing Products; Brent Meriam, COO, NEMO Equipment; Loren VandenBerghe, Director Global Logistics, REI; Emily Vedaa, Senior Manager, Global Customs & Trade, Columbia Sportswear Description: Over the

Moderator: Miho Aida, NatureBridge Presenters: Janice Tennant, Merrell; Mirna Valerio, Merrell Brand Advocate; Allison Miles, Ruffwear; Vasu Sojitra, The North Face Athlete Description: Diversity and inclusion should not be performative buzzwords. Hear from brands that are doing the work to rethink their marketing strategies, build authentic relationships and incorporate strong representation in their

Presenters: George Cooper, Forbes-Tate; Rich Harper, Outdoor Industry Association; Taldi Harrison, REI; Amy Horton, Outdoor Industry Association; Mike Ratchford, W.L. Gore & Associates; Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.); Jeannie Renne-Malone, VF Corporation Description: The 2020 general election was one of the most consequential in U.S. history for the outdoor recreation economy. And outdoor

Presenters: Lise Aangeenbrug, Outdoor Industry Association; Raina Thiele, Thiele Strategies; Maite Arce, Hispanic Access Foundation; Whit Fosburgh, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership; Marce Gutiérrez-Graudiņš, Azul; Hans Cole, Patagonia Description: Join us to find out more about 30 by 30 for People & Planet — an effort to protect at least 30 percent of

Moderator: Stephanie Maez, Outdoor Foundation Presenters: Lesford Duncan, Outdoor Outreach; Deb Haaland, Secretary-Designate of Interior; Mike Knopp, RIVERSPORT Foundation; Axie Navas, New Mexico Office of Outdoor Recreation; Matthew Millspaugh, California Department of Parks and Recreation Description: The Thrive Outside Initiative is focused on reversing the declining trend of outdoor engagement by working at the

Presenters: Bret Estep, Tenaska Renewable Energy Advisory Services; Michael Sadowski, Advisor to OIA; Sue Long, Sustainability Initiative Manger, REI Description: Green Tariffs. REC. PPA. What does it all mean? If your company wants to source renewable energy in the United States but finds the landscape of acronyms and complex terminology dizzying, join

Presenters: Amy Horton, Outdoor Industry Association; Geraldine Link, National Ski Areas Association; Chris Steinkamp, Snowsports Industries America; Representative John Curtis (R-UT); Representative Joe Neguse (D-CO); Brendan McGuire, Vail Resorts Description: The new administration has the most progressive climate agenda of any administration in U.S. history. There are lots of exciting changes in

Moderator: Lindsay Peoples Wagner; Editor-in-Chief, Teen Vogue Description: Learn how the fashion industry is taking meaningful action to integrate diversity, equity and inclusion principles and how the outdoor industry can find ways to truly allow everyone to use their voice. Customers, employees and other stakeholders are demanding more than just words –

We are faced with a new season where selling virtually and digitally is vital. In this webinar, we will introduce you to Accelerate by RepSpark and cover the lessons learned from other brands during this transition. Get ready as we cover new ways of: Making transactions easier for buyers How going

It is hard to believe a full year has passed since the global coronavirus pandemic shut down our nation, ravaged communities and caused economic disruption unseen in our lifetimes. We won’t soon forget the devastation, and there is still much work ahead to repair the damages the outdoor industry incurred. However,

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