Seeking expert speakers on a range of business topics that benefit buyers from independent specialty stores to mass merchants

Outdoor Retailer and the Outdoor Industry Association are accepting speaker proposals for Outdoor University at Outdoor Retailer, for Winter Market, January 23-26, 2013, in Salt Lake City.

Sessions are aimed at retailers, distributors, sales reps, manufacturers and importers focused on selling products related to outdoor recreation and lifestyle. Past sessions have covered topics such as retail operations, product design, business and consumer trends, eCommerce, retail technology, technology shifts, visual merchandising, social media, retail sales strategies, retail business solutions, sustainability, business growth strategies, new business models, consumer trends, strategic brand marketing and more.

Outdoor Retailer is the nation’s largest trade event for the outdoor industry and Winter Market 2012 hosted more than 21,000 event attendees. Winter Market retail attendees represent independent and mass retail locations specializing in core outdoor markets including snowsports, endurance sports, climbing, hiking, camping, fishing, apparel, footwear, adventure travel and more, from every U.S. state and more than 40 countries.


  • Provide compelling, timely, relevant content
  • Agree to allow Outdoor University/OIA to record the presentation and add it to the Outdoor University library (assuming non-proprietary content)

Proposals are now being accepted at

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