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“Finding the Future”

  • Billings, Montana
  • July 16-18, 2016

A must-attend event for outdoor media as well as outdoor groups, agencies and businesses!

The annual OWAA Conference is an opportunity for outdoor communicators and outdoor groups, businesses and agencies that are involved in the world of outdoor communication to learn and connect with others in the industry. The 89th annual conference will be held July 16-18, 2016, in Billings, Montana. It will give attendees a chance to network with other professionals, allow them to build crucial business outlets and help improve their skills.

Attend sessions geared toward general business and newsmaker sessions, plus craft improvement in multiple genres of outdoor communication including:

  • Photography
  • Writing
  • Book editing
  • Technology
  • and more

Outdoor communicators have incredible opportunities throughout the 3-day event to hone in on their outdoor communication skills by attending seminars, building relationships with other professionals and testing state-of-the-art equipment at “Breakout Day.” Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from some of the best outdoor communication professionals at seminars that will unlock your full potential as a professional. You can also take advantage of pre- and post-conference trips that take you on incredible outdoor adventures to build story material. Possibilities include fishing, paddle boarding/kayaking, hiking, national parks, photography tours and more.


The annual conference also provides additional opportunities just for outdoor groups, agencies and businesses:

  • Showcase new products
  • Network with outdoor communicators
  • Food/beverage and program sponsorships for additional publicity.
  • Advertise in the OWAA conference Program
  • Opportunities for impressive booth displays
  • Market your company

Conference is the best opportunity for OWAA to uphold our mission to improve the professional skills of our members, set the highest ethical and communication standards, encourage public enjoyment and conservation of natural resources and mentor the next generation of professional outdoor communicators. This is the ultimate way for outdoor communicators to improve writing and develop skills and for outdoor industry professionals to build and extend their market to a vast number of outdoor press.

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