October 17-23, 2021

The 2021 summit will be a statewide, virtual event supplemented by regional, in-person outdoor stewardship events, in-field learning opportunities, and outdoor networking happy hours (as public health guidance allows).

The 2021 summit will bring together Oregon’s outdoor community to learn, build relationships, and find solutions to the challenges we face in developing and elevating outdoor recreation opportunities to best serve Oregon communities and celebrate and protect our natural, cultural, and historic wonders. The Summit seeks to accelerate efforts to: 

  • successfully tackle the issues of the day like sustainable and equitable recovery from wildfires and COVID

  • connect Oregonians of all backgrounds and abilities to the outdoors and increase health equity 

  • build a culture of environmental and cultural stewardship and healthy recreation

  • provide an off-street network for recreating and traveling within and between Oregon communities


2021 Summit Preliminary Schedule: 

(Please note: Captioning and/or ASL interpreters available for virtual sessions upon request.)

Sunday, Oct. 17: Local stewardship events and/or in-field learning events aimed at volunteers throughout the state

Monday, October 18:

Morning: Possible local field learning, tours, or mobile workshops

2:00-3:30 p.m.: Opening Plenary

4:00-5:15p.m.: 50th Anniversary of Oregon Recreational Trails System Act Celebration: Awards and Project Updates

Tuesday, Oct. 19:

9-10:30 a.m.; 10:45-12:15 p.m.: Breakout Sessions

1:30-3:00 p.m.; 3:30-5:00 p.m.: Plenary Sessions

Wednesday, Oct. 20:

9:00-12:00 p.m. Breakout sessions (length flexible: 60 min- 2.5 hours)

7:00-9:00 p.m.: Virtual Outdoor Film Night

Wednesday, Oct. 20-Friday Oct. 22: Possible local field tours, in-field trainings, and outdoor happy hours. Possible extended virtual training sessions. 

Saturday, Oct. 23: Possible stewardship events and/or in-field learning events aimed at volunteers throughout the state


2020 Summit Archive

2020 Summit Webinar Recordings

  • attract a wide range of visitors that contribute to Oregon’s urban and rural economies

  • support sustainable entrepreneurship and a thriving outdoor recreation economy that reduces economic disparities


You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn and collaborate with the Oregon trails and broader outdoor recreation community!

Sponsorship Opportunities Available!


Call for Session Proposals extended through June 14th.