PROGRAM

The Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals is proud to present the 2020 National Outdoor Recreation Conference – Outdoors for All: Advancing Stewardship, Equity, and Wellness in Outdoor Recreation. The conference program highlights how connecting people with the outdoors instills a life-long commitment to the environment, creates diverse and inclusive experiences, and improves public health.

Program-at-a-Glance

The conference program is preliminary and subject to change.

MONDAY (9/14)

8:00 - 11:30 Extended Learning                             Sessions

11:30 - 1:00 Lunch (on your own)

1:00 - 1:30 Welcome Plenary

1:30 - 2:30 Welcome to Knoxville!

2:30 - 3:00 Break/Networking

3:00 - 3:45 State of Outdoor                                 Recreation - Policy/                           Economic Updates

3:45 - 4:00 Break/Networking

4:00 - 5:30 Improving Equity and                         Inclusion in Outdoor                           Recreation

5:30 - 6:30 Break

6:30 - 8:30 Poster Reception

TUESDAY (9/15)

6:15 - 7:15 SORP Runs Knoxville

8:00 - 9:30 Concurrent Sessions

9:30 - 10:00 Break

10:00 - 11:30 Concurrent Sessions

11:30 - 1:00 Lunch (on your own)

11:30 - 1:00 onX Learning Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 Concurrent Sessions

2:00 - 2:30 Break/Networking

2:30 - 3:30 Concurrent Sessions

3:30 - 4:00 Break/Networking

4:00 - 5:30 Concurrent Sessions

5:30 - 6:30 Break

6:30 - 9:30 Awards Dinner and                             Auction

WEDNESDAY (9/16)

8:00 - 5:00 Field Workshops

6:00 - 8:00 SORP Member Meeting

6:00 - 8:00 Baker Creek Bike Park                       Sneak Peek Social

THURSDAY (9/17)

8:00 - 9:30 Concurrent Sessions

9:30 - 10:00 Break

10:00 - 11:30 Concurrent Sessions

11:30 - 1:00 Lunch (on your own)

1:00 - 2:00 Partnerships:                                     Facilitating                                         Stewardship, Equity,                         and Wellness in the                           Outdoors

2:00 - 2:15 Break/Networking

2:15 - 3:00 Partnerships (cont.)

3:00 - 3:30 Break/Networking

3:30 - 4:15 Partnerships (con.t)

4:15 - 4:30 Break/Networking

4:30 - 5:00 Closing Plenary

5:30 - 8:30 Closing Reception

The Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals is excited to partner with American Trails to offer learning credits to attendees for most sessions at the 2020 National Outdoor Recreation Conference. Learning credits will generally be available for sessions that are 30 minutes or longer and are included in the registration fee.

American Trails is an approved provider for the American Planning Association (APA) and can offer Certification Maintenance (CM) credits, as well as an LA CES approved provider for the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and can offer Professional Development Hours (PDH). Sessions are also eligible for CEU equivalency petition for park professionals with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and other acceptable organizations.

To receive these credits, attendees must fill out an evaluation survey after each session they attend, as well as have their learning credits tracking sheet initialed by a room host, registration desk, or representative from American Trails. These forms will be available onsite when you check-in. A certificate will be emailed to attendees requesting learning credits within 21 days of the conference.

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