Outdoor Communicators, Spouses, Partners and Guests Registration

Learn more about hot topic issues in the outdoors, improve communication skills (or gain new ones!) and network with editors and publishers, outdoor industry representatives and other communicators in the field. Don’t miss these great opportunities:

“Ask the Editors”

  • Hear book publishers and acquisitions editors of outdoors publications discuss their editorial needs and how to sell your work. Get insider tips, ask questions and then get face time at the meet and greet to follow. Clip boxes will be available for you to leave work samples for each editor.

“Breakout Day”

  • Try out the latest and greatest in outdoor and shooting gear. Join outdoor industry representatives as they demo their latest products for you to test and ask questions.

News Sessions

Join wildlife experts, industry association CEOs and more for sessions covering local and national issues facing wildlife, sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts today. Generate story material, interview key sources and make contacts for future work. 2017 sessions included:

  • Public Lands and the New Administration
  • 2018 Farm Bill Outlook — Why it matters to you?
  • Mining the Headwaters of the Boundary Waters: Tracking the Controversy
  • Under Review: National Monuments

Craft Improvement/Business Sessions

Make more money, sign better contracts, take better photos, find new markets – our goal is always to help you learn to improve your business and make more money at each conference. 2017 sessions included:

  • Communicating from the Wilderness
  • The Pursuit of Podcasting
  • Engaging Your Followers on Instagram
  • Ethics in Outdoor Television
  • Finding the Human Story in Adventure Travel Writing
  • Writing Guidebooks

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OWAA conference demo day

Demo Day at the OWAA conference in 2012.

Shooting Day at the OWAA conference in 2014

Shooting Day at the OWAA conference in 2014

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Pricing Information

Early-bird pricing until April 16!

Categories & Fees per Person

Early Bird!
Until April 16

April 17 – June 2

Member/Partner/Spouse/Guest (Full) $225 $249
Member/Partner/Spouse/Guest (Single Day) $85/day $100/day
Nonmember (Full) $425 $449

* “Nonmember Full 3 Day” registration includes price of OWAA Membership dues for the second half of 2018

If you have any questions about registering for our upcoming conference, email Jessica Seitz at jseitz[at]owaa.org or call 406-728-7434.

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