Partners Outdoors

June 1st & 2nd, 2021 – 11:00am-2:30pm eastern

Join us virtually for the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable’s annual conference!

For almost 30 years, Partners Outdoors has been the premiere venue where stakeholders from the federal agencies, business, and non-profit sectors come together to discuss the future of outdoor recreation.

This year we have key speakers and presenters from the National Park Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Forest Service, as well as ORR members and university partners, joining us to work on the outdoor recreation industry’s most important issues. Topics include Outdoor Recreation in a Post-Pandemic World, Recreation and Conservation Working in Harmony, Outdoor Recreation Workforce in the 21st Century, The Future of Recreation Legislation and more!

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Conference Program


Outdoor Recreation in a Post-Pandemic World

  • Technology and Access
  • Growing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Increased Participation and its Effects on Recreation Infrastructure and Resource Management

Recreation and Conservation Working in Harmony

  • Effects of Deferred Maintenance Funding on Recreation and Conservation
  • Making a Fully-Funded LWCF Work for Recreation
  • Sustainable Development for Rural Communities

Outdoor Recreation in the 21st Century

  • Building a Next-Generation Workforce
  • Career Pathways Through Service
  • Fostering Diversity in Outdoor Employment

The Future of Outdoor Recreation Legislation

  • Updating Blue & Green Infrastructure to Drive the Recreation Economy
  • Recreation Package
  • The Future of Surface Transportation Legislation


Partners Outdoors was an outgrowth of conversations between top federal officials and recreation leaders arising from the President’s Commission on Americans Outdoors (1985-1987).

Partners Outdoors focuses on:

  • Solving key challenges facing outdoor recreation through public-private partnerships

  • Sustainable funding models for all outdoor activities

  • Conservation and stewardship of our natural resources

  • Changing workforce needs, visitor expectations and other key issues that engage the next generation of outdoor recreationists