The 2020 Oregon Trails Summit will be held in conjunction with the Oregon Outdoor Recreation Summit.
Virtual Programming: September-October, 2020
In-Person Leadership Summit with Live Stream:
October 19th, Mt. Hood Oregon Resort | Welches, OR
Mt. Hood, the setting for this year's Summit is deeply valued by many today for its beauty, wildlife, and outdoor recreation opportunities. Before colonization of this region, Mt. Hood also supplied resources for a significant number of bands and tribes, including, but not limited to, the Clackamas (not original pronunciation), Multnomah, Molalla, and the Wasq’úpum.
While we cannot host the large, in-person gathering we originally planned for this fall, the Oregon Trails Coalition and our partners are committed to bringing our community together to learn and build relationships virtually, and with a smaller in-person leadership Summit with live-stream this fall.
You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn and collaborate with the Oregon trails and broader outdoor recreation community!
Sponsorship Opportunities Available!
Request for Session Proposals now closed.
Preliminary 2020 Summit Schedule Overview:
Monday, September 28th: Summit Online Kick-Off: Oregon Outdoor Recreation Community Updates
4:30-6:00 pm: Grab a local beer, tea, coffee, wine, or kombucha and join us from home for a fun and inspiring video and photo tour of awesome projects around the state. Meet the local leaders making the magic happen.
Trail Tuesdays: September 29, October 6, October 14, October 20
1:30-2:30 pm: Join us each Tuesday of the Summit for a webinar or forum focused on different topics related to our shared work to develop, maintain, and increase access for all to a world-class, sustainable trails system in Oregon.
Webinar Wednesdays: September 30th, October 7, October 14,
1:30-2:30 pm: Join us each Wednesday of the Summit for a different webinar with timely information that matters for the outdoor recreation community to thrive in this time.
Thirsty Thursday Film Series: October 1, October 8, October 15
7:30 pm: Find a salty snack and thirst quenching beverage and settle in at home to join a statewide watch party of outdoor films. Make sure to hang around for the online film discussion each night to connect with friends and colleagues from around the state.
Friday Forums: October 2, October 9, and October 16
12:00-1:00 pm: Join a virtual lunch table discussion on a different topic each week.
Oregon Outdoor Recreation Leadership Meeting: October 19-20, Mt. Hood Resort, Welches, Oregon (Summit finale)
Join Oregon’s outdoor recreation leaders for a keynote address and strategic discussion about what’s next for outdoor recreation in Oregon and how we can emerge from current challenges even more inclusive, sustainable, and prosperous.
Monday, October 19th
9-noon: Outdoor stewardship experience in Zigzag Ranger District
12:00 pm: Summit check-in and boxed lunch pick-up (outside if possible)
1:00 pm: Welcome and Opening Plenary in large Ballroom with social distancing (Live streamed) Outdoor Recreation Reset For Oregon: Our Vision for the Future (Keynote and Oregon voices roundtable)
2:30 pm: Outdoor break-out groups/ Walking Meetings
3:30-5:00: Main Ballroom: Breakout Report Back (3:30-4:00) and State of Outdoor Rec in Oregon Leadership Panel and Roundtable Discussion (Live Streamed)
5:00: Break, hotel check-in
5:30-8:00 (or later!) Outside BBQ (on Mt. Hood, Oregon Resort grounds)
Tuesday, October 20th
Open for partner meetings at Mt. Hood Resort