Utah Outdoor Recreation Summit

Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation to host Outdoor Summit

Pete CodellaNews


The Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation will host the three-day Outdoor Recreation Summit anticipated to bring together more than 400 stakeholders, industry professionals and land managers to discuss current and future outdoor recreation in Utah. This year’s event themed, “Think Outside,” will be full of educational workshops, speakers, networking opportunities and outdoor activities. Topics will include talent recruitment, how to support land management, health and wellness, and outdoor infrastructure.


Zermatt Resort — 784 Resort Drive, Midway, Utah 84049


Sept. 4-6, 2018

Interview Opportunities

Gov. Herbert media availability: Sept. 5 at 9:30 a.m.
Lt. Gov media availability: Sept. 6 at 9:30 a.m.
Rick May, senior advisor on Outdoor Recreation, Dept. of Interior: Sept. 6 at 9:30 a.m.
Florence Williams, author of Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier and More Creative: Sept. 6 at 1:30 p.m.

Available throughout the conference:

Tom Adams, director of the Outdoor office of Recreation
Rick May, Department of Interior Senior Recreation Advisor
Bob Ratcliffe, Outdoor Recreation Programs Division, Department of Interior
Celeste Johnson, Mayor Midway
Jessica Wahl, Snowsports Industries America
Maria McNulty, Outdoor Industry Association


Sept. 4, 2018
Trail Building Workshop
Tour of Utah Summer of Cycling Event
Guided mountain bike, hiking, stand-up paddle boarding, OHV rides, and fly fishing

Sept. 5, 2018
Opening address from Tom Adams
Morning keynote address from Gov. Herbert
2-4 Service Projects in the Heber Valley
The inaugural Office of Outdoor Recreation Summit Awards

Sept. 6, 2018
Remarks from Rick May
Morning keynote address from Lt. Gov. Cox.
Lunch keynote address from Florence Williams author of The Nature Fix

View the complete itinerary at utahoutdoorsummit.com.