2023 Future in the Outdoors Summit

04/21/2023 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM CT


  • $20.00


   Six hikers pose and smile on a snowy winter day. Photo provided by: Lisa Szela.

Join fellow outdoor enthusiasts for a day of hiking, socializing, and discovering opportunities with the Ice Age Trail!

Calling all college students, recent grads, or young professionals looking for a sense of community in the outdoors! Join the Ice Age Trail Alliance for its Future in the Outdoors Summit, a one-day event that gathers those interested in outdoor recreational activities and conservation. Hear from outdoor influencers, volunteers and partners of the Alliance. Whether you are interested in finding a hiking buddy, volunteer opportunities, or getting the best tips and tricks for your next backpacking adventure, you will leave this event with a newfound appreciation for Wisconsin’s landscapes.

Join us: Blue Harbor Resort & Convention Center, Sheboygan, WI (725 Blue Harbor Drive)

Talk directly with professionals from:  

  • National Park Service 
  • Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
  • Ice Age Trail Alliance 
  • And more

Here’s what’s planned: 

  • 9:00 a.m. Welcome and Overview

  • 9:30 a.m.  Moring hike at LaBuddle Creek Segment - Ice Age National Scenic Trail 

    • Walk and talk with Alliance staff and voluneers along this newly updated segement.
  • 12:00 p.m. Lunch - Network with Alliance conference attendees and Trail enthusiasts during a buffet lunch. 

  • 2:00 p.m. Hiking Tips, Tricks and More!

    • TikTok stars, Renee Miller and Tim Beissinger from the Thru-Hikers, will share stories about recent thru-hike adventures, discuss trail food, favorite gear, and other tips and tricks for long-distance hiking. Bring questions for the Q+A.

  • 3:00 p.m.  Behind the Scenes Trail Talk 

    • Hear from the Alliance, National Parks Service, and Wisconsin DNR about how to get involved with the Ice Age Trail. ‚Äč

  • 4:00pm Thank You's, Closing Remarks and Social Hour

    • Join all conference attendees for cocktails (cash bar) and conversation. 

Investment: $20/attendee. Registration is required. Registration closes April 12, 2023. 


Questions? Call 1-608-798-4453 

Added Bonus: You Could Win a Granite Gear Backpack!

All REGISTERED attendees will be entered to win a FREE Granite Gear Backpack, Ice Age Trail Guidebook/Atlas, and more.

Don't delay! This quality pack could be yours.