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Recreation Northwest Outdoor Recreation Summit & Expo

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Name: Recreation Northwest Outdoor Recreation Summit & Expo
Date: February 24, 2017 - February 25, 2017
Event Description:

EXPO weekend is a time to experience the best of Washington’s Recreation Economy. We start the weekend on Friday with our Outdoor Recreation Summit – a day of learning and sharing for those in the recreation industry.

Saturday is the BIG DAY – our free to the public Recreation Northwest EXPO where 70 exhibitors and 700 people come together to celebrate outdoor recreation and find new ways to get outside and play.

Bring your friends and family to meet face to face with Apparel and Gear Manufacturers, Retailers, Outfitters, Outdoor Media, Activity Clubs, Stewardship Organizations and representatives from your favorite local recreation events and races. Explore Washington’s outdoor recreation opportunities to find new ways to get outside and play.

2017 Schedule (details coming soon)

9:00 – Arrive

Get some coffee & tea and network

9:30 – Welcome

Todd Elsworth – Recreation Northwest 

10:00 – Opening Address


10:30 – Break


Collaboration to reach the consumer

Facilitator: Brian Roche, Gear Aid

Projects that are increasing outdoor access and improving community wellness

Facilitator: Rob Sendak, Washington Wildlife & Recreation Coalition

Growing our Recreation Economy through Mountain Biking

Facilitator: Eric Brown, Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition

11:45 – Lunch & Networking

12:45 – Peer to Peer  

1:45 – Break


How does your business define success?

Facilitator: Ashley Fullenwider, Nuu Muu

Programs that are improving health by getting people outdoors and the science behind them.

Facilitator: Josh Brandon, Boots in the Woods

Bringing the community together through outdoor recreation planning

Facilitator: Annique Bennett, Snohomish County Strategic Tourism Coordinator

3:00 – Break

3:15 – Keynote

Jon Snyder – Governor’s Policy Advisor on Outdoor Recreation and Economic Development

Cailin O’Brien-Feeney – Local Recreation Advocacy Manager, Outdoor Industry Association

4:30 – Wrap-up/Thank you

Todd Elsworth – Recreation Northwest 

Dinner on the town

7:00 – Reconvene

Basecamp Networking at Boundary Bay Brewery

Friday, February 24th 
Bellingham Technical College, Settlemyer Hall
3028 Lindbergh Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225

Saturday Feb. 25th
Bellingham Ferry Terminal
355 Harris Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225
Date/Time Information:
Friday, February 24th 
9:00 am – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday Feb. 25th
1:00 - 6:00 p.m.


Friday, February 24th

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Summit registration includes access to all the sessions and lunch. 

Rates increase February 11th 

   Early-Bird Rates Regular Rates
EXPO Exhibitors  $75 $90
Public  $85 $100


Saturday, February 25th
1:00 – 6:00 pm

Free for the general public to attend the Expo.  Vendor pricing is below:

Our table rates remain the same as 2016, and by request, we have added a new 10 x 10 booth option for those who want more space.

Rates increase January 21st 

   Early-bird Rates Regular Rates
10 x 10 Booth  $450 $550
Business Table  $250 $325
Non-profit/Race Table   $175 $225

Booth spaces are 10 x 10 with no table provided (please let us know if you need one).

Table registrations will be provided with a 6′ table with white draping in an 8′ x 3′ space.

Everyone: Power will be supplied if requested. All signs, banners, etc need to be freestanding, please do not plan to attach anything to the walls.   


Registration to either the Summit or EXPO includes an invitation to our exclusive Basecamp Networking event.
Friday, February 24th, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm 
Boundary Bay Brewery’s Mountain Room

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