2014 Pre/Post-Conference Workshops

The AORE Conference Host Committee invites you to submit a workshop proposal for consideration as a conference offering at the 2014 AORE Conference. The AORE Conference is the annual premier event for outdoor recreation professionals, students, and vendors to interact, network, and engage in professional development activities and presentations.

This year’s conference will be hosted in Portland, Oregon. The dates of the conference will be November 12-14, 2014. Opportunities for conference workshops are available November 9-11. Through a competitive selection process we encourage innovative and creative presentations and certification courses that are relevant and useful to the development of outdoor professionals and students.

Portland is located on the west coast and is easily accessed by light-rail, taxi, or shuttle service. The Hilton Portland & Executive Tower will be the host hotel and conference center for the event and is centrally located in Downtown Portland, steps away from public transit options.

Opportunities to program a conference workshop are available at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower as well as locations in and surrounding Portland. Our City and Regional Information link on the AORE website may prove useful for planning the logistics of your workshop proposal. For more information on outdoor climbing, paddling or other activity sites please reach out and I will outline possible locations or connect you with those who can.

The following documents and information must be received by May 22, 2014 to be considered a complete package:

  • Conference Workshop Proposal Form 
  • Proof of liability insurance for adventure based workshops listing AORE as additional insured
  • Budget for workshop that includes a figure for 30% of gross workshop proceeds returning to AORE
  • Information sheet to provide all course participants about the workshop to include: workshop dates and times, basic workshop information, pre-requisite knowledge, gear list, workshop learning outcomes, details on transportation if applicable, and any other necessary information
Other important information regarding conference workshops to consider:
  • AV equipment must be supplied by workshop providers.
  • Onsite regulation will be held only for workshops that have met the minimum registration numbers and still have space available.
  • The coordination of transportation to off-site events (not planned at the host hotel) will be responsible of the workshop provider. The provider may choose to transfer that responsibility to the participants.
  • Incomplete proposals will not be reviewed
  • Workshops will be selected by the Conference Workshop Committee utilizing an established rubric. Your proposal will be considered in compliment with other proposed workshops.
  • Once accepted, providers will be asked to review and sign a provider agreement which must be returned by the deadline date below.
  • Workshop providers do not need to be current members of AORE.
  • Workshop providers do not need to register for the AORE Conference IF ONLY providing a conference workshop. If you are planning to attend and participate in the main conference, registration is required.


  • Proposal Packet Submission May 22, 2014
  • Notification from Committee of Accepted Proposals - June 1, 2014
  • Return of Accepted Workshop Provider Agreements - June 30, 2014
  • Minimum Workshop Participant Registration Cutoff - TBD: Will be in alignment with early registration deadline

Please contact us at the email below with questions. We look forward to hearing from you and receiving your workshop submission.

Kind Regards,

Scott Robertson
AORE 2014 Pre/Post Conference Coordinator