Business Alliances Workshop

The Business Alliances workshop will take place November 3, from 1-5 PM at the Snow King Resort Hotel.

For tickets to the Business Alliances Workshop, click here.

Business alliances around the country are successfully harnessing industry voices to advance public land issues. Such alliances offer a powerful tool that is greatly underleveraged in contemporary conservation: coalitions of business interests that advocate on behalf of public lands.

On November 3, join representatives from successful business alliances from Oregon, North Carolina and other states as we explore how alliances are formed, the challenges they address and how they apply their stakeholder coalitions for collective impact.

A panel discussion will be followed by a “Campaign Workshop” in which participants work in teams to develop toolkits for the creation of business alliances in their respective region.

Moderator: Ray Rasker, Executive Director, Headwaters Economics


  • Lana Weber, Executive Board Member, Idaho Outdoor Business Council
  • Sarah Shrader, President, Outdoor Recreation Coalition of the Grand Valley; Owner and Co-Founder, Bonsai Design
  • Gabe Kiritz, Colorado Outdoor Business Alliance (2017 SHIFT Award Official Selection)
  • Noah Wilson, Executive Director, Outdoor Gear Builders of North Carolina
  • Van Schoessler, President, Oregon Outdoor Alliance

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