Outdoors Briefs

Outdoor conference to focus on “Connecting the Ecosystem”

A theme has been announced for the Outdoor Economy Conference coming up Sept. 18-21 in Cherokee — “Connecting the Ecosystem.”

The theme aims to bridge the divides between disciplines, seeing and stewarding the outdoor economy as a complex system that thrives from the cross-pollination of communities and ideas. Conference organizers want to create a space for honest dialogue focusing on understanding each other’s histories, needs and capabilities while allowing attendees to find areas of common ground and mutual benefit. Programming will weave across and interconnect four core conference threads, which will be announced soon. 

The conference will take place at the Cherokee Convention Center at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, featuring an expo space, inspirational programming, field visits and facilitated networking opportunities. To get the lowest ticket price, sign up by May 1 at outdooreconomy.org.

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