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Cultivating a Great Outdoor Recreation Economy

Date: April 12, 2018

Time:  2:30 pm - 4:00 pm ET

Price:  $95 for IEDC members, $135 for Nonmembers

Registration Deadline: April 12 at 11:00 am ET

Instructions will be emailed on April 11

Last date to request a refund or cancel registration: Monday, April 2

Questions? Please contact webinar@iedconline.org


Gone are the days when outdoor activities are limited by location or targeted towards a specific demographic.Today, tourists of all ages and backgrounds are traveling near and far to experience outdoor excitement. And it’s not just tourists. Local residents are also seizing the opportunities available in their own backyards to bike, raft, boat, ski, hike, and more. As millions of consumers enjoy outside activities, is your community building a lively and fun recreation economy that will attract even more? Did you know that this segment of the economy generates billions of dollars every year, and that as this money is recirculated into the economy, the demand for jobs, businesses, and related industries grows? This webinar will help your team understand how to grow commercial and tourism industries that boost and sustain the outdoor recreation economy.

What you'll learn:

• Tools to assist outfitters and other businesses that offer outdoor adventures
• Use of mega-and extreme sports events to promote your community’s economic development efforts and brand
• Tips from creative marketing and branding campaigns to help make your community an outdoor activity destination



Instructions and Technology

Instructions and dial-in information will be sent up to three days in advance and a minimum of two times. If you do not receive an email from IEDC or GoToWebinar 24 hours prior to the start of the web seminar, it is your responsibility to email webinar@iedconline.org. No refunds or credits will be given for not receiving the dial-in information for the webinar.


• Using a telephone: A touch-tone telephone
• Using Desktop VoIP: A computer equipped with the following:
-- a supported sound card
-- speakers or headphones
-- a microphone (for speaking during the conference)


• Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, Mozilla Firefox 1.5 for Windows/Mac/Linux, or Safari 2.0 for Macintosh
• Broadband Internet connection

Learn more about GoToWebinar please review the Attendee Quick Reference Guide(PDF)


Cancellation, Refund and No-Show Policy

• Refunds are available with cancellation until Monday, April 2. There are no refunds for cancellations received after Monday, April 2.

• All cancellations must be received in writing by email, fax or mail to Cherrika Gordon (e-mail: cgordon@iedconline.org / fax (202) 223-4745). Cancellations by phone are not accepted.

• All cancellations and requests for a refund after Monday, April 2 need to be submitted in writing to Cherrika Gordon and will be considered on a case by case basis. There is no guarantee of a refund or credit after Monday, April 2 and each will be given consideration under unforeseen circumstances.


Attend Web Seminars and Earn Recertification Credits from the Comfort of Your Office

We understand that CEcDs have a constant yearning to grow and improve their knowledge and expertise in economic development. Therefore, the IEDC web seminars have been approved as professional development programs for recertification. The web seminars provide a convenient and cost-effective online environment for economic developers to learn about cutting-edge research, techniques, and tools that are prevalent in the field.

CEcDs participating in a minimum of three (3) web seminars during a three-year recertification cycle can now earn recertification credits. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Marjorie Rose at mrose@iedconline.org.