Collaborate Session



The “Collaborate” sessions will provide an opportunity for conference attendees to connect with members who share similar qualities or experiences. In essence, the aim of these sessions is to “shrink” the size of the conference in order to facilitate networking and relationship-building among members.

The creation of the Collaborate sessions stems directly from member feedback expressing a desire for more time and space to meet and interact with other members while at the conference. Along with evening socials and networking lunches, the Collaborate sessions will add an additional space to create community within the Association.

 

  
  New Professionals
Wednesday, Nov. 1 | 10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. | Pocahontas A

A community aimed at new and entry-level professionals with 1- 4 years of professional experience and graduate students who are about to complete their degree. Facilitated by Elise Clausen and Donald Schmidt.
 
People of Color
Wednesday, Nov. 1 | 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | Pocahontas A

This community will discuss issues specific to racial and ethnic minorities who work and/or participate in outdoor recreation. Facilitated by Sasha Grifith.
 
Academia
Wednesday, Nov. 1 | 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Pocahontas A

This community will bring together faculty, students, and/or members interested in scholarship and research pertaining to outdoor recreation. Facilitated by Kellie Gerbers.
 
Municipal, MWR, Non-profit Entities
Wednesday, Nov. 1 | 2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. | Pocahontas A

As AORE’s membership continues to diversify beyond the collegiate outdoor recreation sector, this session will create a community of non-college rec professionals to meet and learn from one another. Facilitated by Dave Myers.
 
First-time Attendees and New Members
Wednesday, Nov. 1 | 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Pocahontas A

This session will provide new members and first-time attendees with a space to meet each other and learn about opportunities to get involved within the Association. Facilitated by Lance Haynie.
 
Women and LGBTQ members
Wednesday, Nov. 1
 | 3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. | Pocahontas A


Working and participating in a historically straight/male-dominated industry presents a variety of challenges and opportunities for women and members of the LGBTQ community. This session provides a space for these members to share about their experiences and address continuing issues. Facilitated by Amanda Even.
 
Upper-level Administrators
Wednesday, Nov. 1 | 4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Pocahontas A

A community aimed at senior-mid-level and upper-level administrators with 7+ years of recreation administration experience. Facilitated by Lisa Lemler.
 
One-person Programs
Wednesday, Nov. 1 | 5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. | Pocahontas A

This community is made up of the multi-talented folks at AORE who manage their programs and organizations by themselves or with a very small staff. Facilitated by Steve Robinson.
 
Topic To Be Determined by YOU
Friday, Nov. 3 | 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. | Pocahontas A

There is no preplanned list of topics on Friday, only time slots and an open session room where interested participants propose topics and pick time slots. Prepare to be surprised by the depth and breadth of topics that are discussed in Collaborate sessions. Each Collaborate experience is unique in some way--this spontaneity is part of the fun! Sign ups will occur onsite outside the Pocahontas A session room entrance.
 
Topic To Be Determined by YOU
Friday, Nov. 3 | 8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. | Pocahontas A

There is no preplanned list of topics on Friday, only time slots and an open session room where interested participants propose topics and pick time slots. Prepare to be surprised by the depth and breadth of topics that are discussed in Collaborate sessions. Each Collaborate experience is unique in some way--this spontaneity is part of the fun! Sign ups will occur onsite outside the Pocahontas A session room entrance.
 
Topic To Be Determined by YOU
Friday, Nov. 3 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. | Pocahontas A

There is no preplanned list of topics on Friday, only time slots and an open session room where interested participants propose topics and pick time slots. Prepare to be surprised by the depth and breadth of topics that are discussed in Collaborate sessions. Each Collaborate experience is unique in some way--this spontaneity is part of the fun! Sign ups will occur onsite outside the Pocahontas A session room entrance.
 
Topic To Be Determined by YOU
Friday, Nov. 3 | 10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. | Pocahontas A

There is no preplanned list of topics on Friday, only time slots and an open session room where interested participants propose topics and pick time slots. Prepare to be surprised by the depth and breadth of topics that are discussed in Collaborate sessions. Each Collaborate experience is unique in some way--this spontaneity is part of the fun! Sign ups will occur onsite outside the Pocahontas A session room entrance.
 
Topic To Be Determined by YOU
Friday, Nov. 3 | 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | Pocahontas A

There is no preplanned list of topics on Friday, only time slots and an open session room where interested participants propose topics and pick time slots. Prepare to be surprised by the depth and breadth of topics that are discussed in Collaborate sessions. Each Collaborate experience is unique in some way--this spontaneity is part of the fun! Sign ups will occur onsite outside the Pocahontas A session room entrance.
 
Topic To Be Determined by YOU
Friday, Nov. 3 | 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | Pocahontas A

There is no preplanned list of topics on Friday, only time slots and an open session room where interested participants propose topics and pick time slots. Prepare to be surprised by the depth and breadth of topics that are discussed in Collaborate sessions. Each Collaborate experience is unique in some way--this spontaneity is part of the fun! Sign ups will occur onsite outside the Pocahontas A session room entrance.
 
Topic To Be Determined by YOU
Friday, Nov. 3 | 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Pocahontas A

There is no preplanned list of topics on Friday, only time slots and an open session room where interested participants propose topics and pick time slots. Prepare to be surprised by the depth and breadth of topics that are discussed in Collaborate sessions. Each Collaborate experience is unique in some way--this spontaneity is part of the fun! Sign ups will occur onsite outside the Pocahontas A session room entrance.
 
Topic To Be Determined by YOU
Friday, Nov. 3 | 2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. | Pocahontas A

There is no preplanned list of topics on Friday, only time slots and an open session room where interested participants propose topics and pick time slots. Prepare to be surprised by the depth and breadth of topics that are discussed in Collaborate sessions. Each Collaborate experience is unique in some way--this spontaneity is part of the fun! Sign ups will occur onsite outside the Pocahontas A session room entrance.
 
Topic To Be Determined by YOU
Friday, Nov. 3 | 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Pocahontas A

There is no preplanned list of topics on Friday, only time slots and an open session room where interested participants propose topics and pick time slots. Prepare to be surprised by the depth and breadth of topics that are discussed in Collaborate sessions. Each Collaborate experience is unique in some way--this spontaneity is part of the fun! Sign ups will occur onsite outside the Pocahontas A session room entrance.
 
Topic To Be Determined by YOU
Friday, Nov. 3 | 3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. | Pocahontas A

There is no preplanned list of topics on Friday, only time slots and an open session room where interested participants propose topics and pick time slots. Prepare to be surprised by the depth and breadth of topics that are discussed in Collaborate sessions. Each Collaborate experience is unique in some way--this spontaneity is part of the fun! Sign ups will occur onsite outside the Pocahontas A session room entrance.