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Last week for Outdoor Economy Conference Early Bird tickets

Jul 12, 2023 09:46AM ● By WNC Business

The 5th Annual Outdoor Economy Conference will be an in person multi-day event held in Cherokee, NC on September 18th – 21st, 2023. The convening brings together and builds intentional connections amongst stakeholders from across the outdoor economy; catalyzes meaningful action and sparks collaborations; and showcases WNC as the leading region for outdoor industry on the East Coast. 

This year’s Conference includes a 16,000 square foot Expo Hall, sharing a larger ~34,000 square foot room with our Main Stage and gathering area where meals are served. Conference Sponsors receive Expo Booth spaces as part of their sponsorship packages, and standalone Exhibitor Registration is offered as well. 

To book your Conference ticket, visit or email [email protected] for bulk rates if booking five or more tickets.

Speaker Preview

Here's a sneak peek at at several speakers you'll hear from during this year's Conference...

Activating Partnerships to
Support Rural Outdoor
Communities with Natalie Ooi,
Teaching Associate Professor,
CU Boulder Masters of the
Environment Program
Sustainable Outdoor
Destination Stewardship with
Bobby Chappell,
Tourism Impact Services
Innovative Policy Work
to Advance the Outdoor Industry
with Rich Harper,
Director of Government Affairs,
Outdoor Industry Association
Building Capacity Through Higher Education Partnerships with
Dr. Melissa Weddell,
Director of the Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research,
University of Montana

Book Your Booth by August 1st

If you're thinking about having a booth at this year's Outdoor Economy Conference, now is the time to get your spot booked.

Take a look at the Exhibitor and Sponsor options. The Outdoor Economy Conference can always craft a custom sposnorship for your organization, and they're open to hearing requests to make the Expo space interesting and inviting. The Expo Hall consistently ranks among the highest in attendee experiences, and we look forward to an equally amazing space this year!

Find Exhibitor information here.

Explore Sponsorship opportunities here.