PRESENTING AT THE CONFERENCE


Be a part of AORE'S 2022 conference and help deliver diverse and inclusive learning and networking opportunities to nearly 500 outdoor recreation and education professionals. 

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;
  • educate 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.

Those attending the conference include practitioners, instructors, program administrators, military personnel, executive leadership and government employees in the outdoor and recreation industry. 


Full details on the calls for proposals, submission & selection processes, information to submit, and presenter requirements can be found in our
Call for Proposals Details page.

Anticipated Call for Proposals Timeline

Close the Call for Proposals: June 13, 2022 @ Midnight ET

Review of Submissions

Approved/Denied Notices Sent: June 27, 2022

Presenter Confirmations Due: July 6, 2022 @ Midnight ET

Schedule Announcement: July 18, 2022

Please note these are anticipated dates and are subject to change.

General Education, SNAP & Deep Dive Learning Sessions

General Sessions may be featured throughout most of the conference in 60 minute time slots.

SNAP Sessions may be featured throughout most of the conference in 30 minute time slots.

Deep Dive sessions will likely be featured on Wednesday and Friday for 3 hour time slots.

Round table, lecture and panel discussion should provide academic and practitioner insight. 

Education sessions need to meet the qualifications for AORE educational design which include the following parameters for each session proposal:

  • Content aligns with and identifies one or more of our educational tracks.

  • Address a bit of theory, data, research, metrics, etc. in order to provide background to support content.

  • Address strategies, tactics, and success stories, etc. to help others implement and apply to their own programs.

  • Allow participants the opportunity to reflect, think, practice, and create action plans, etc. to bridge to their own programs/situations.

Pre- and Post-Conference Workshops 

Includes trainings, certifications and social events relevant to students and professionals in the industry. 

These are featured a few days before and after the conference.

Pre- and Post-Conference Workshops need to meet these parameters:

  • Address a bit of theory, data, research, metrics, etc. in order to provide background to support content.

  • Address strategies, tactics, and success stories, etc. to help others implement and apply to their own programs.

  • Allow participants the opportunity to reflect, think, practice, and create action plans, etc. to bridge to their own programs/situations.

Play Day Sessions
Thursday, November 3rd

New in 2022, we will be visiting local outdoor spaces in Myrtle Beach and hosting education outside on Thursday, November 3! 

Play Day Sessions need to meet these parameters:

  • Activity sessions must be well planned and aligns with one or more activity tracks.
  • Address risk management, tactics, and success stories, etc. to help others implement and apply to their own programs.
  • Allow participants the opportunity to reflect, think, practice, and create action plans, etc. to bridge to their own programs/situations.

These sessions should put emphasis on particpants acquiring skills, connecting with other attendees or simply having fun outside! 

These sessions can take on any of the following forms:

  • Immersive Activity (90 minute session)
  • SNAP Learning Session (45 minute highly focused session)
  • Deep Dive Activity (3 hour sessions) 

Here are some outdoor spaces we are hoping to utilize for our Play Day:

 To learn more about submitting your proposal, selection criteria, presenter requirements and more, go to our
Call for Proposals Details page.


What About The Research Symposium?

We are shaking things up a bit this year! The research aspect of the conference will look different in 2022.

Look for more information this fall!