Outdoor Writers Association of America Opens Early Bird Registration for 2022 Conference


From OWAA:

 Scheduled for May 21-23, this year’s conference will be hosted at the Ramkota Hotel in Casper, Wyoming

Missoula, Mont. The Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA) has opened registration for the 2022 conference and discounted “early bird” pricing will be available until February 28. Regular pricing will start on March 1 and registration will remain open until the event.

The conference will be hosted in downtown Casper, WY at the Ramkota Hotel and will provide OWAA media members and supporting brands with an opportunity to network with other professionals, find opportunities to sell work, receive instruction on a variety of topics, and hone communications skills. The downtown location will also give attendees an opportunity to explore all that Casper has to offer.

The event includes pre- and post-tours for media, an editor’s panel, a photo scavenger hunt, networking events, day trips for partners/spouses, storytelling events, and 14 ‘deep-dive’ instructional workshops. The workshops are focused on professional development and will tackle such issues as journaling, finding clients, how to pitch stories, filmmaking, social media, getting a book published, podcasting and more.

“We’re really looking forward to seeing all of our talented members and destination and brand supporters this spring,” said Chez Chesak, Executive director of the OWAA. “These in-person events are a fantastic resource for all of our supporters and we’re looking forward to getting everyone together in Casper.”

Keynote and breakout sessions will focus on a wide variety of timely and important topics, including:

  • Getting your first book published
  • Migration corridors
  • Storytelling in native dance
  • Maximizing article placement from trips
  • The diversification of outdoor participants, and more

The event will also have two awards nights, one to recognize OWAA’s most dedicated volunteer leaders and the other to recognize that year’s winners of the Excellence in Craft awards.

OWAA’s conference brings together world-class outdoor media, including writers, photographers, bloggers, podcasters, videographers and more, from a broad spectrum of outdoor specialties to learn, connect and discover all the outdoor offerings of the local hosts.

“Casper was made for outdoor adventures,” says Brook Kaufman, CEO of Visit Casper. “We’re thrilled that OWAA has chosen our destination for their 2022 conference and we look forward to showing them what makes Casper so special, from our vast landscapes to our touchable history and vibrant downtown.”

About OWAA

Recognized as “The Voice of the Outdoors,” OWAA is the nation’s largest organization of professional outdoor journalists. Its membership includes writers, photographers, videographers, radio and TV personalities, digital storytellers and artists. Formed in 1927, the nonprofit association’s mission is to improve the professional skills and opportunities of its members, set the highest ethical and communications standards, encourage public enjoyment and conservation of natural resources, and mentor the next generation of professional outdoor communicators. https://owaa.org



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