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

The 2020 Business of Outdoor Recreation Summit will focus on building resiliency for the future and take place October 13-15, 2020 virtually. Montana Governor's Office of Outdoor Recreation, Crown of the Continent Geotourism Council, and Montana Trails Coalition will host the region's enhanced follow-up to inaugural 2018 Business of Outdoor Recreation Summit. This year's Summit participants will be from Montana, Greater Crown of the Continent Region including Alberta and British Columbia and beyond, ranging from industry, community, and conservation. Summit will offer tools that will help facilitate interaction between attendees and create concrete opportunities to utilize and integrate into future work. Join us live each day or catch up with our recorded sessions.

Expect three days of networking, live panels, podcasts, dynamic guest speakers, webinars, live workshops, film festival 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 focus on building resiliency in our lives and businesses. The outdoor recreation industry and surrounding economy are renewable and sustainable- together we will work for today and for the future.

The 2020 Business of Outdoor Recreation Summit will cover 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 pathway; health and wellbeing of recreation integration; significance of recreation in veteran’s lives; and how do we communicate the needs of outdoor recreation to our elected officials and policy makers. Listen to conversations with national industry leaders and renowned adventurers about topics that are impacting us all and how we can effectively be a part of action for the future.


Registration OPENS September 1, 2020. Registration fee $50 for Full Summit (includes YETI Presents a Night of Films). If you have any questions contact Sheena Pate at info@crownofthecontinent.net.


We are thrilled to bring you a diverse lineup of keynotes, guest speakers and panelists for this year's Summit. Check out the speakers page often to see who has joinied the lineup as we add speakers and biographies over the next couple of months.

YETI Presents a Night of Films PUBLIC TICKETS:

Public is invited to join us for a night of films. More information coming soon! Tickets will be $8 (processing fee not included) to access virtual Film Festival Oct. 15th 7-9 pm MST.


Do you understand the importance and value of bringing diverse stakeholders to the table to discuss the future of outdoor recreation, in the region, and would like an opportunity to sponsor this year's Summit? Click HERE to learn more.

Exhibit Booths:

Interested in having a booth at this year's Summit? Our exhibit hall is going virtual! Contact Sheena Pate (info@crownofthecontinent.net) for more information.

Summit Questions:

Have questions about Summit? Need another copy of your registration receipt? Contact info@crownofthecontinent.net for more information.


Oct 13 - 15 2020


8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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