OWAA’s Board of Directors and staff request you save the dates for our first-ever virtual conference and virtual membership meeting!
While our annual conference was postponed until 2021, we’re excited to announce the launch of a virtual membership meeting and a one-and-a-half-day online conference event. The content of the conference-style event will be a mix of newsmaker and craft improvement sessions and it will include EIC awards and Annual OWAA awards.
There will be a fee for the June 26-27 conference but the membership meeting on the evening of June 25th will be FREE to attend by all OWAA members and supporters.
If you’re a conference regular, you will find favorite sessions like “Meet the Editors,” breaking outdoor and conservation news and expert presentations on photography, digital media, book publishing and more. If you’ve never been to a conference, this is a perfect introduction to our dynamic professional development programming. We are working with a digitally savvy committee to devise the most informative and entertaining (and logistically seamless) conference possible.
We will continue to be in touch as we confirm:
- The lineup of speakers
- Award presentation formats
- Sponsors (and possible virtual exhibit areas)
- Registration rates (for members and non-members alike)
- Possible online auction
- Evening socializing and games
We believe this virtual event will offer members an easily accessible chance to improve their skills, collect story ideas and reconnect with familiar faces – all within the comfort and safety of their own homes. We hope you plan to attend, share the event on social and help spread the word by inviting your outdoor media friends!