2020 Business of Outdoor Recreation Summit


2020 Business of Outdoor Recreation Virtual Summit | Building Resiliency for the Future


The 2020 Business of Outdoor Recreation Summit took place October 13-15, 2020 virtually and focused on building resiliency for the future. Montana Governor’s Office of Outdoor Recreation, Crown of the Continent Geotourism Council, and Montana Trails Coalition hosted the region’s enhanced follow-up to the inaugural 2018 Business of Outdoor Recreation Summit. The 2020 Summit participants appeared from Montana, Greater Crown of the Continent region including Alberta and British Columbia and beyond, representing industry, community, and conservation interests. The Summit sessions offer a robust dialogue that will lead us to the next phases of the outdoor recreation economy for years to come.

Expect three days of networking, live panels, podcasts, dynamic guest speakers, webinars, live workshops, film festivals and so much more.

Why Now?

In these changing times it has never been more important to discuss the important topics and issues around the outdoor recreation way of life and economy, in Montana, the Crown of the Continent Region, nationally and internationally. More than ever we need to build resiliency in our lives and businesses. The outdoor recreation industry and surrounding economy are renewable and sustainable but require innovative approaches to meet challenges and capture opportunities.

The 2020 Business of Outdoor Recreation Summit covers outdoor recreation education; impacts of recreation on landscape and wildlife; challenges of population fluctuation in gateway and rural communities; recreation use in times of emergency; commercial recreation use now and in the future; Community Outdoor Recreation Realization (CORR) pathway; health and wellbeing of recreation integration; the significance of recreation in veteran’s lives; and how to communicate the needs of outdoor recreation to our elected officials and policymakers. Listen to conversations with national industry leaders and renowned adventurers about topics that are impacting us all and how we can act for the future.