OIA is heading out on the road in 2019 to connect with our members in their communities. Our staff will be hosting seminars related to current and pressing outdoor industry issues, happy hours and Sustainability Boot Camps across the country. You can find a full list of tour dates below.
WE’RE COMING TO A CITY NEAR YOU!
Sustainability Boot Camps
Seattle, WA | March 14
Denver, CO | June 16
New York City, NY | September 19
Costa Mesa, CA | December 5
New England | May
Colorado | June
Midwest | July
Southern California | December
Grassroots Connect Knoxville, TN | June 9-12
Surf Expo Orlando, FL | September 5-7
The Running Event Austin, TX | December 3-6
SUSTAINABILITY BOOT CAMP IN DENVER, CO
OIA’s Sustainability Boot Camps are especially designed for small to mid-sized brands with limited to no sustainability staff or expertise in-house. Boot Camp attendees will get a 1-day crash course on sustainability issues and best practices that are most relevant to the outdoor industry, learn the process (and get free tools!) to develop your sustainability strategy as well as clearly understand what you can do to drive business value in priority areas (climate, chemicals management, social responsibility).
A discussion about the next steps on the US-China trade war, how your business can get more involved with the policy and advocacy work of OIA and engage your elected representatives to remove these tariffs.
The session featured industry experts and attorneys:
Rich Harper – Manager of International Trade – Outdoor Industry Association
Matt McKinney – Attorney at Law – Partner at Koenig, Oelsner, Taylor, Schoenfeld & Gaddis PC
Craig Neugeboren – Attorney at Law – Partner at Neugeboren O’Dowd PC, Board Member CO Active
OIA Sustainability Boot Camps are designed to help small to mid-sized brands with limited to no dedicated sustainability staff or expertise to accelerate sustainability improvements and meet (or exceed!) customer expectations. They are intensive, 1-day sessions combining engaging speakers, educational content, hands-on activities, and take-home resources. At the end of the day, participants will be able to more confidently champion sustainability within their brand, establish their organization’s sustainability strategy and program, and will leave with a customized action plan to guide next steps.