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Outdoor Economy Conference

Cullowhee- October 10, 2019
WCU's Outdoor Economy Conference is the region's premier outdoor industry and networking event to support businesses and entrepreneurs. The inagural conference was held on October 5, 2018, at WCU's Cullowhee campus, and the next conference is in the works for October 10, 2019. Plan on attending in 2019 to hear from leaders in the region's outdoor industry, engage in panel discussions and explore the latest trends. This is a great opportunity to collaborate, network, and promote your ideas, resources, and services.

2019 Gear Design & Manufacturing Summit

 Backpackers on a trail

Companies and professionals who are active in gear design and manufacturing are invited to learn more about WCU’s student, faculty, and equipment resources that help catalyze businesses.

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2018 Speakers & Agenda


Explore the full schedule and the bios for the 2018 Outdoor Economy Conference.

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2018 Sponsors


The future of the outdoor industry in the Southern Appalachian region is within your reach. Gain brand exposure, connect with businesses and build your brand by becoming a part of the Outdoor Economy Conference.

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