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Attend conferences, enter awards programs, and give back to your community through outreach campaigns – enjoy new adventures, develop more content, find new resources, get recognition, raise your profile, be a role model.


Showcase your work, develop avenues for publication, find opportunities, and improve and increase your portfolio.


Learn from the pros who have years of knowledge and experience – how to pitch stories, ways to improve and leverage images, learn about new media, monetize your content, develop alternate strategies, understanding evergreen content, knowing what and how to write for your target media and/or audience.


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Student Member

Membership for individuals who are students in high schools, colleges, universities, or enrolled in programs geared towards careers in the media is offered at a nominal fee. 


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Professional Member

Professional membership is available to individuals who earn revenue from the creation and publication of informational, educational, and/or entertainment focused content about the outdoors.

These individuals can be currently active in publishing and/or distributing their own material via traditional or new media or retired from the profession.

To become a professional member an applicant must submit a minimum of two published works that demonstrate the quality of their craft and attest to earnings received from such publication.


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Professional Member Terms & Conditions

Supporting Member

Businesses, philanthropic organizations, and groups are encouraged to become supporting members. 


per year
Supporting Member Terms & Conditions

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November 14-17

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