Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web
Here’s an idea: Why not use all the unspent trade show dollars from 2020/21 to support journalism in the outdoor industry? [Pale Morning Media]
New Connect dates: Grassroots Outdoor Alliance has confirmed upcoming dates for its Connect buying show through 2024. Fall shows will be held at the Kansas City Convention Center on Nov 8-11, 2021; Nov 7-10, 2022; Nov 6-9, 2023; and Nov 14-17, 2024. Spring shows will be held at the Knoxville Convention Center on June 7-10, 2021; and June 6-9, 2022.
Access Fund's Summit Celebration: This year’s event, happening tonight, will feature keynote speaker Erik Weihenmayer, the only blind person in history to climb Mount Everest, and emcee Sophia Danenberg, the first African-American and the first Black woman to summit Everest.
The national parks debate: A two-part podcast series explores whether national parks are really the best way to protect the environment and biodiversity, or if there might be a better way of doing things. [The Guardian]
Adidas’s new HR leader: The sportswear company has tapped Amanda Rajkumar to lead the HR department after the departure of Karen Parkin over employee complaints of racism. [Footwear News]
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Black Folks Camp Too: A consulting company founded by Earl B. Hunter Jr. makes a business case for promoting diversity in the outdoor industry.
Outdoor magazines cease operations: Four of the industry's oldest print publications will stop publishing indefinitely, with all employees furloughed until further notice.