AORE offers opportunities for members to engage and form authentic relationships in a variety of settings that are inclusive and accessible in order to grow a thriving, supportive community of diverse voices that will help enrich the field of outdoor recreation and education.

Annual conference brings hundreds of individuals who are passionate about outdoor recreation and education under one roof to learn, collaborate, conduct association business, see old friends and colleagues, and make new connections in the industry. This immersive experience offers extensive networking opportunities from our Super Social, Exhibit Hall, and Demo Day events to skills-building workshops. [Learn More]

Behind the members' login to the website lies a plethora of resources waiting for exploration. Members can opt-in to any of our private message boards to receive email notifications and can always come to the website to browse past threads and current conversations. Communicate with members all around the world to gain insight, advice, and support from our amazing community! Check out message boards here. [member login required]

We promote and partner on numerous networking events for individuals working in the field of outdoor recreation and education. These include formal and informal meet-ups at key industry events, member-led learning sessions, and much more! We make sure that the AORE community is always the first to hear of these valuable opportunities through our targeted member communications. [View Upcoming Events]

Each Spring AORE hosts a multi-day virtual inclusive outdoor recreation summit to provide attendees with a wider recognition of exclusionary practices within outdoor recreation and education and ot help them gain better understanding of how they can actively work to make change as leaders in the industry..  This Summit is designed for people who facilitate outdoor recreation and education programs.  if you guide, train or encourage people to get outdoors, this Summit is designed for you! [Learn more]