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Watch on demand! Live Date: Saturday, June 11, 2022 Outdoor companies continue to face multiple supply chain challenges stemming from the global shipping crisis, failed reinstatement of key federal trade programs, inflation, and lingering impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. With American outdoor recreation participation at an all-time high, our industry

Watch on demand! Live Date: Friday, June 10, 2022 Outdoor business and recreation alliances across the United States are driving forces behind vitalized outdoor economies. These state-based groups are galvanizing businesses from across the outdoor industry and other key stakeholders to play a leading role in promoting recreation economies, accessibility,

Watch on demand! Live Date: Friday, June 10, 2022 The protection of lands and waters is foundational to the outdoor industry. From the creation and protection of national monuments to the development of neighborhood parks, it is essential to ensure that all Americans and our future generations are guaranteed the

Watch on demand! Live Date: Friday, June 10, 2022 Your outdoor enthusiast consumer is likely receiving over 100 emails a day. Are you sending the same email to your entire customer database?  Since COVID, U.S. adult shoppers shifted to email as the preferred channel to receive advertisements and communication. Has

Watch on demand! Live Date: Friday, June 10, 2022 Join NPD for a fast-paced, informative “Outdoor Trend” breakfast session.  This is a “must-attend” event for those interested in understanding retail trends and sales in outdoor.  This session will provide an in-depth update on what’s driving consumers and what they’re spending

Watch on demand! Live Date: Thursday, June 9, 2022 Join OIA for a presentation on participation in outdoor activities, consumer trends in outdoor, supply chain disruptions, pandemic-to-endemic outdoor habits, and consumer perspectives. Learn what the data is telling us about supply and demand, increased diversity across the participation base, the

Watch on demand! Live Date: Thursday, June 9, 2022 Through community investment and groundbreaking research, the Outdoor Foundation’s Thrive Outside Initiative works with partners across the country to address outdoor equity barriers and help make the outdoors accessible for all. The collective impact model is the foundation upon which the

Watch on demand! Live Date: Thursday, June 9, 2022 Access to the outdoors is a basic human right – yet it’s one that has often been denied to many of our youth. As a result, our underrepresented kids haven’t had the chance to experience some of the best of New

The Outdoor Industry Workforce Assessment looks to identify major trends in workforce hiring and retention, help further educational and up-skilling initiatives, and provide a snapshot of where the industry stands in its efforts to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion. Key findings from the survey include the following: New hires: The

Date: Thursday, August 18, 2022, 1:00 PM MDT Description: Join Lewis Roca and OIA for a discussion about ways to create and foster a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. The presentation will cover the benefits of an inclusive workplace, implicit and unconscious bias, bystander intervention, and best practices for giving

Read the Outdoor Foundation's 2021 Annual Report to see evidence of the transformational impact our network delivers, insights from our 2021 research reports, and success stories from our partners across the country.

    Thursday, June 30, 2022, 1 pm MT  PFAS, or per- or polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a group of over 9,000 synthetic “forever chemicals” that are used to make coatings that can resist extreme temperatures and repel grease, water, and stains. Many outdoor apparel and equipment companies have used PFAS

Watch on-demand: California Outdoor Recreation Partnership and Outdoor Industry Association’s 5th Sacramento Summit!   The California Outdoor Recreation Partnership, with support from Outdoor Industry Association, was pleased to host the 5th Sacramento Summit for outdoor recreation policy. From May 23-25, hundreds of outdoor recreation enthusiasts participated in our Sacramento Summit. Businesses and

Watch on-demand! Merchant Cost Consulting is excited to be a partner with the Outdoor Industry Association and hopes to help members get a better understanding of their merchant fees. Credit card merchant fees are a necessary evil when it comes to accepting payments for businesses. As more consumers shift to

OIA and five of its Climate Action Corps members –Patagonia, Burton, New Balance, REI, and W.L. Gore – are excited to initiate this study to help decarbonize the apparel and textile sector.

Thursday, March 31, 2022, 12 pm MT Climate Action Corps members, join us for the second edition of the Coffee and Climate series! In this live discussion, we will discuss the importance of proper resource allocation to accomplish data collection for GHG measurement, the calculation itself, and target setting. In

OIA's Drinkware CoLab helps drinkware suppliers reduce GHG emissions with less time, cost, and effort by prioritizing factories shared by Corps members.

OIA’s Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) Aggregation CoLab is focused on helping Corps member companies source renewable energy for operations in the U.S. and Canada.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 12 pm MT   Outdoor companies came together last year in record numbers to express support for historic investments to combat climate change contained in the Build Back Better plan (BBB). While the House passed this ambitious proposal, action in the Senate stalled and 2021 ended

Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 12pm MT   In the past 2 years, a major shift in consumer behavior has emerged. In both D2C and B2B channels, personalization, accessibility, and value-based customer experiences have been drivers into key buying experiences. In fact, more buyers expect an omnichannel approach to how they

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