2020 Virtual National Outdoor Recreation Conference

Outdoors for All: Advancing Stewardship, Equity, and Wellness in Outdoor Recreation

The Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals (SORP) is excited to announce the 2020 Virtual National Outdoor Recreation Conference (NORC)! The 2020 Virtual NORC will run for 7 weeks from September 16 through October 28, 2020 with most virtual content scheduled every Wednesday (September 16, 23, and 30; October 7, 14, 21, and 28) primarily during three (3) time blocks:


  • Block 1: 9:00 - 10:15am PDT

  • Block 2: 11:00am - 12:15pm PDT

  • Block 3: 1:00 - 2:00pm PDT


Click below to view the 2020 Virtual NORC program.


The 2020 Virtual NORC will be available to all SORP members (a benefit of membership!), though several sessions will be available to all (no membership required). If you’re not a member, please consider joining today to take advantage of access and participation in all 2020 Virtual NORC sessions. Become a member today by clicking below.

If your agency/organization will not fund memberships, but will fund "training", please contact laurel.harkness@recpro.org to make arrangements for access to 2020 Virtual NORC.

SORP has scholarships available If the cost of a membership is a barrier to your participation in the virtual conference. Please fill out this form to apply for a scholarship.

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The Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals (SORP) hosts the annual National Outdoor Recreation Conference (NORC). This premier event showcases creative and innovative approaches to outdoor recreation research, planning, policy development, and management. The conference offers participants the opportunity to LEARN best practices, NETWORK with other outdoor recreation professionals, CELEBRATE excellence in outdoor recreation, and MENTOR the next generation of outdoor recreation professionals.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Thanks in advance for the generous support of sponsors,
partners, and donors. We appreciate you!
Hosting Partner
Great Smokies
Rocky Top
Local Partners