About Us

The goals of the IARED Conference include broadening collaboration within the many fields of outdoor education and recreation, creating higher-quality educational opportunities, building professional skills and knowledge, strengthening professionalism with the membership, broadening networking opportunities, leveraging the community in advocacy and public policy efforts, and raising awareness of the value and impact of outdoor education and recreation.

Those attending the conference include instructors, program administrators, military personnel and other individuals in the outdoor and recreation industry. Our conference provides opportunities for established and aspiring professionals, students, and all outdoor enthusiasts. For several days in October, we will come together in a virtual environment to share ideas, learn new techniques and re-energize the industry. IARED Conference is a gathering of friends and colleagues, a place to improve performance and meet new people from many areas of the outdoors.