The SHIFT Summit

The economic argument for outdoor recreation and public lands has never been more important to make. This year’s SHIFT gives us the tools to make it.

Set at the forefront of this year’s SHIFT is The SHIFT Summit, an in-depth exploration of the ways investments in outdoor recreation and the conservation of public lands create economic prosperity.

The SHIFT Summit will be held at the Snow King Resort Hotel November 1-3.

  • Tickets for the SHIFT Summit may be purchased here.
  • Discounted lodging at the Snow King Resort Hotel is available here.
  • A full schedule of events for the 2017 SHIFT Festival may be found here.

The Summit includes panel discussions, breakout groups, and networking opportunities built around the 2017 Festival’s main theme, “Public Lands: The Business Case.”

The Summit will feature three major topics focused on the business case for land protection, each with a core question for discussion:

  • Closing the Nature Gap: How does access to public lands in urban areas support economic prosperity, healthy citizens and the next generation of stewards?
  • Community Futures: How do we use investments in outdoor recreation and conservation of public lands to create vibrant, resilient communities?
  • The Economic Case: How do we use the economic power of outdoor recreation and public lands to influence federal, state and local decisions?




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