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13 reasons why outdoor media should attend conference in September 2013

Back in the Northeast for the first time in almost 20 years, the Lake Placid conference is shaping up to an event to remember. Early bird registration is open until June 15 – save even more when you register today and save.

  1. “Diversify and conquer.” Our conference theme says it all: The business is changing and we are here to help you through it. Our conference program is jam-packed with session to help you improve your business, expand your skills and make more money.
  2. Networking – In the age of social media, digital media, tweets and posts, the best way to break through the clutter is the face-to-face connection. Don’t miss this opportunity to network with some of the best in the outdoor media and outdoor industry and make those connections that really matter.
  3. By combining the Outdoor Writers Association of America conference with that of the New York State Outdoor Writers Association, we are expecting an even bigger crowd with even more new faces and companies.
  4. Kayaking? Rock Climbing? Fishing? Hunting and Trapping? Story ideas and adventures are easy to come by in the Adirondacks! See all of the pre- and post-conference trip opportunities available in conjunction with our conference.
  5. Editors Meet-and-Greet: First, in a Q-and-A session, hear what editors are looking for in submissions and get the inside edge. Aside from questions, bring along your writing samples, photo portfolios and story ideas for a meet-and-greet following the Q-and-A. Editors will represent both local and national magazines to help you sell you conference stories and more.
  6. Test the latest gear and find the right contact for your product questions. Outdoor gear doesn’t belong on a table! At Demo Day, we encourage all of our gear manufacturers to get you using the newest technology and products. See how it works and feels – practice your cast or take a quiet paddle around Heart Lake.
  7. Pull the trigger. Join our firearms manufacturers at Heaven Hill Farm on Monday for an afternoon of shooting demos.
  8. Go fishing practically right out your front door. See this article on fishing Mirror Lake in downtown Lake Placid.
  9. Don’t just hear the discussion, be the discussion at our newsmaker luncheon! Find the roundtable or video screening most interesting to you and enjoy some lively conversation with your meal.
  10. A true Adirondack gem, The WILD Center is hosting OWAA for an evening on their campus. Experience live animal encounters, touch exhibits, and multimedia shows dedicated to the natural history of the Adirondack region.
  11. Relax after a long day of sessions at the hospitality suites Saturday and Sunday night as outdoor groups, agencies and businesses host attendees for some late night fun and informal conversation.
  12. Lake Placid is conveniently located within a day’s drive of much of the East coast and the drive should be even more scenic around conference time as the leaves begin to change. Take a road trip and avoid the airport hassle this year.
  13. Continually trying to make conference as affordable as possible and help new communicators break into the biz – OWAA offers a $75 discount on conference registration to first-time member attendees.

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