The Outdoor Industry Summit – Outdoor Products Series has been POSTPONED until Fall 2022.

Due to a number of conflicting events in the outdoor and small business world, we have decided to shift our conference to this fall. We know everyone is overbooked these days, which has been a byproduct of many events trying to shift to new schedules after the pandemic. We want to make sure everyone in the outdoor industry, small business, and manufacturing worlds are most able to make it to Montrose for this summit–so we made the hard decision to move our timing. The Western Slope is beautiful in the fall!

The new date for the summit will be announced soon!

“The outdoor industry is like being on a team that you didn’t know you were on.”


Welcome to the Outdoor Industry Summit—Outdoor Products Series!

Our goal is to bring together decision-makers and problem solvers in the outdoor manufacturing industry to talk about the opportunities available in rural development. We will be highlighting companies and creators on the Western Slope of Colorado—but other regions and states are welcome!

  • Learn from people who have actually done it!
  • Bring together product creators, company founders, funders, and developers
  • Share both pragmatic production concepts and visionary leadership ideals 

Finally, we will offer plenty of networking opportunities—through receptions, breakout sessions, and a major town hall meeting—to help you tap into the best kept secrets of production in our rural region. We understand that the vast majority of entrepreneurs in the outdoor products industry are entering the field because they are passionate about their outdoor pursuits. Our goal is to help you merge your company and personal missions to create a dynamic professional life. 

Registration fee includes:

  • A welcome reception at Mayfly Outdoors on Thursday
  • A full day of programming on Friday
  • An amazing swag bag
  • Meals

Team discounts are available—buy 3, get one free! Please use the ‘team’ registration link, or contact for questions. 


Tom Barney

Former CEO, Osprey

Current Managing Director, ElevenPine


David Dragoo

President, Colorado Outdoors

Travis Campbell

Owner, Eagle Creek

Conor Hall

Director, Outdoor Recreation Industry Office, OEDIT

Bart Taylor

Founder, CompanyWeek


Getting Out of Your Own Way — Leadership and Personal Development

Make Versus Buy — Problem-Solving for Rural Production

It's Not About Backpacks — Marketing the Lifestyle

Finding Funding — Private and Public Partnerships

Manufacturing the Western Slope — A Town Hall Meeting

And more!


Coming soon!

We are excited to bring you a diverse schedule of keynotes, panels, and town hall meetings, along with fun receptions and plenty of networking time!

The conference will kick off with a reception at Mayfly Outdoors on Thursday evening, followed by an exciting day of programming at the Montrose Events Center on Friday. Please consider staying through the weekend to experience all that Montrose and our surrounding region has to offer.