MISSOULA, Mont. – The Outdoor Writers Association of America will kick off its 86th annual conference in Lake Placid, N.Y., by offering a free, half-day workshop titled “Becoming an Outdoors Communicator,” Friday, Sept. 13, from 3 – 6 p.m., at the Conference Center at Lake Placid.

The Becoming an Outdoors Communicator workshop is the perfect opportunity for anyone who thinks outdoor communications may be for them, but doesn’t know where to start and how to be successful! Hear successful communicators share their industry tips and tricks. This year’s line-up explores the many different avenues for outdoor communicators. Don’t miss these exciting sessions:

  • Outdoor Television Shows – Dan Small

  • Outdoor Radio – Ty Stockton

  • Outdoor Publishing – Jay Cassell

  • Outdoor Travel Writing – Risa Wyatt

  • Public Relations in the Outdoor Realm – Bill Hilts Jr.

  • Working with Industry – Bill Brassard

  • Outdoor Photography – Jack Ballard
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No experience is necessary! We all started with just interest and desire. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers. Interested in attending this free workshop? Pre-registration is requested.

Workshop participants are also welcome to attend OWAA’s three-day conference as a guest. After signing up for this free event, learn more about the entire conference at https://owaa.org/about/ or call OWAA headquarters at 406-728-7434.

The Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA) is an international organization representing a diverse group of professional communicators dedicated to sharing the outdoor experience. Headquartered in Missoula, Mont., OWAA’s mission is to improve the professional skills of its members, set high ethical and communications standards, encourage conservation of natural resources, and mentor the next generation of professional outdoor communicators.