OWAA conferences and events include: 

  • An annual, in-person conference (between May-September but historically in the June/July time frame)
  • A series of ‘WOW’ (Women Outdoor Writers) virtual gatherings
  • As needs dictate and as we’re able, there are occasional webinars and virtual conferences as well (although none are currently scheduled)

Non-members that attend OWAA conferences and events and then decide to join OWAA later can have the registration fee for the event attended subtracted from the price of their annual dues.

An OWAA 'Off the Record' event in Missoula, Montana.
An OWAA ‘Off the Record’ event in Missoula, Montana. Photo by Chez Chesak.
Annual Conference 2023

9/9/2023 to 9/11/2023 from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM ET

Network with other professionals, find opportunities to sell your work and hone your communications skills. Meet with America’s best in outdoor communication and attend seminars on writing, photography, broadcasting, book publishing, technology and more. From national spokespeople to local experts, get the facts and the quotes you need from newsmaker sessions, exhibitor booths or hospitality suites. Breakout day gives you the opportunity for hands-on learning during this half-day offsite event.  Outdoor opportunities abound in the area. Take advantage of pre- and post-conference trips to experience world-classing fishing or mountain biking, hiking, paddling and more. Use these trips to generate story material or build your stock photo files.

While the schedule and speakers are still being confirmed, you can actually lock in your spot and register now, if you like.

Registration Insurance is now included in all registration fees. This coverage is underwritten Lloyds of London. You will receive a 100% refund, if you are unable to attend the event for a reason outside of your control that is covered under the policy. This coverage starts on the date you pay for registration and ends on the first date of the show. Click here to see the claims website and then click on the tab Policy Terms & Conditions to see what is covered under the policy.

Registration Type

Individual Members - Early Bird


Supporting Group - Early Bird


Not Yet a Member - Early Bird


Spouse/Guest 3-Day Access


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3-Day Exhibit Table (includes Breakout Day)
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Exhibits are assigned on a first-come, first served basis and are subject to change. After your payment has been received, you'll receive a confirmation with a map of the display area including your assigned table location. Setup begins early on Day One. Located near registration, the exhibits are set up for the duration of the conference. Also includes an exhibit during the Breakout Day.

We now include liability insurance which meets all of our insurance requirements - all built into your booth space fee. You will no longer need to go through all the hassles and costs of submitting your own compliant insurance. We hope you appreciate this new benefit.

Rainprotection is our insurance partner, and we are happy to provide exhibitors this no-fuss insurance plan that covers all our exhibiting partners. Every booth purchase automatically includes a fully approved insurance certificate.

Deadline to register is 30 days before the event.


Breakout Day (only) Exhibit Space
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***Please note, you can only purchase a Breakout Day (only) Exhibit Space ticket online if you also purchase a registration ticket. If you would like to purchase an exhibit table without a registration ticket, you can do so by calling 406-728-7434 ext 502.


Hospitality Suite
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***Please note, you can only purchase a Hospitality Suite ticket online if you also purchase a registration ticket. If you would like to purchase a Hospitality Suite ticket without a registration ticket, you can do so by calling 406-728-7434 ext 502.




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