AORE CONFERENCE 2022

Join us November 1-4th in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! We are excited to gather in-person again to DISCOVER. CONNECT. ENGAGE.

AORE's Annual Conference strives to:

  • broaden collaboration between the outdoor industry and outdoor recreation and education;
  • offer higher-quality educational opportunities;
  • build and strengthen professional skills and knowledge;
  • broaden networking opportunities;
  • education our attendees in advocacy and public policy efforts;
  • raise awareness of the value and impact of outdoor recreation;
  • and empower attendees to connect people to the outdoors through recreation and education experiences.


Schedule

DISCOVER. CONNECT. ENGAGE. The [one] after the world shut down.  We all know that is has been a long, hard few years but the outdoors has been essential.  As we come back together we have been challenges to create a new experience for our community to learn (Discover), network (Connect), and get outside (Engage).  What's new? This year we will get outside together for a "Play Day" - an experiential day of learning.  There will be an open call for Play Day activity proposals, as well as time to network in a collaborative idea space and enjoy the beautiful landscape of Myrtle Beach. What's staying the same? Our focus on the AORE community, high-level educational opportunities, open calls for workshops, and our exhibit hall will all be similar to previous years. More activities will be announced as the conference nears.  Take a look at our "at-a-glance" one pager to get a quick overview of our redesigned conference agenda (to the right).  *To be updated as more details are confirmed. 


Our Call for Proposals is now live and will close on June 13, 2022 at Midnight ET. Click here for more information! 


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Registration Information

Now is the time to start planning your experience by securing your Early Bird Registration.  We are offering a special 50% discount on registration for those who book a minimum of 2-nights accommodations via our registration platform.  


** Early Bird registration discounts including hotel accommodations are non-refundable after August 3, 2022.  If hotel reservations are canceled for early bird registration discounts including hotel accommodations, the registration price at the time of the refund request will apply. 

Your conference registration will include:

  • Workshops & keynotes, networking, and social events;
  • Play Day - experiential day of learning activities;
  • CareerHQ featuring a job fair, mock interviews, and resume reviews;
  • Exhibit hall with live vendor presentations and 1:1 meetings;
  • Committee meetings

Questions? Call us at 810.299.2782 or email us.

For more information about joining the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE), please click here

Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting? Please contact AORE:
conferences@aore.org | 810.299.2782


Accommodations

We are pleased to partner with the Myrtle Beach Convention Center and the conjoined Sheraton Myrtle Beach Hotel for this year's conference. Attendees staying at the host hotel can easily access the convention center via the connecting walkway. To book your hotel accommodations, use this link


Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is known for its 60 miles of beautiful sandy beaches and this year it will be the stunning backdrop for the AORE Conference 2022. 

Registration Rates 

Early Bird Rates end Saturday, July 9th.


How does the Hotel + 50% Registration package work if two or more people are rooming together and want to take advantage of this rate?

The Hotel + 50% Registration package is contingent on each person booking two room nights - if they will be sharing a room, only one person would be eligible for this package.  Everyone else would register at the Early Bird rate.

How do people add additional nights before and after the two that are included?

If folks are using the Hotel + 50% Registration package with the hotel nights included, further in the registration process is the ability to add on additional room night (before or after for $162.00 per night).
The hotel link would ideally only be used by folks not wanting their conference registration and hotel stay on one invoice.

For additional questions about registration and/or hotel stays, please contact Jenny Hill at jhill@aore.org.


Have a group, class, military unit or multiple colleagues interested in attending together? Group discounts on registration are available.  Contact conferences@aore.org


If you would like to set up a payment plan for your registration please contact jhill@aore.org. Please note that all payment plans must be paid in full by October 3, 2022



CANCELLATION AND REFUND NOTICE & WAIVER

CANCELLATION AND REFUND: All conference participant refund requests must be made in writing to the AORE National Office.  If you cancel your registration prior to August 2, 2022, the AORE will retain 25% of the total registration fee.  if you cancel your registration between August 3 and September 21, 2022, the AORE will retain 50% of the total registration fee.  There will be no refunds on or after September 22, 2022.  AORE cannot be responsible for any personal or travel conditions that may prevent attendance at the conference, or costs related to any and all conference and pre- and post-conference activities which may be canceled due to conference presenters, pre- and post-conference activity leaders/instructors, weather, permits or other circumstances.  AORE recommends conference attendees purchase travel insurance to cover losses that result from a variety of situations, including canceled trips, medical emergencies, lost baggage and other unforeseen circumstances. Registration fees are not transferrable to future years or any other person outside your organization.  There are no refunds for no-shows or late cancellations.  AORE reserves the right to change the conference schedule and program offerings prior to and/or during the conference period. 

Early bird registration discounts including hotel accommodations are non-refundable after August 3, 2022.  If hotel reservations are canceled the current registration price will apply.

WAIVER: I am aware that participation in the AORE Conference 2022 and related activities (hereafter referred to as AORE 2022) may involve participation in an activity or activities with an inherent risk of damage and injury.  Participants in AORE 2022 are participating in all conference events and related activities at their own risk.  Because of the potential dangers and risks, I recognize the importance of following instructions provided and I agree to follow all directions.  I understand that following said instructions/directions does no eliminate the inherent risk of damage and injury. In consideration of the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education providing me with the opportunity to participate in AORE 2022, I hereby assume all the risks associated with my participation in AORE 2022 and agree to hold the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education, its successors and assigns, officers, employees, agents, representatives, instructors, and volunteers harmless from any and all liability, actions, causes of action, debts, claims or demands of any kind and nature whatsoever which may arise by or in connection with my participation in AORE 2022. The terms hereof shall serve as a release of liability and assumption of risk for myself, my heirs, estate, executor, administrator, assignees and for all member of my family.  To the fullest extent permitted by law, i hereby waive any rights I may have to sue AORE, it's successors and assigns, officers, employees, agents, representatives, instructors, and volunteers with respect to personal injury and/or property damage suffered as a result of my participation in AORE 2022 and hereby release AORE, it's successors and assigns, officers, employees, agents, representatives, instructors, and volunteers from any liability for such injury or damage.