Registration Open for 2013 Rendezvous



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Outdoor Industry Association

Registration Open for 2013 Rendezvous
Hundreds Planning to Attend the Outdoor Industry Leadership Conference

Boulder, Colo., May 16, 2013 — Outdoor Industry Association® (OIA) has opened online registration for 2013 Rendezvous, the annual leadership forum for the outdoor industry. An early-bird rate of $100 off the normal registration fee is available through June 13.

This year’s Rendezvous is designed for both experienced and emerging leaders and will take place at Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego from Sept. 30- Oct. 2. Launched 18 years ago by a small group of visionary industry leaders, Rendezvous has grown to become the must-attend annual conference for the outdoor industry.

This year’s theme — Learn. Connect. Ignite. — describes what industry leaders will do at Rendezvous. OIA has created a robust educational line-up, with a focus on millennial consumer behavior and the future of outdoor retailing. The forum will include tracks dedicated to leadership in a changing world, diversity and inclusion strategies to meet your customer and employee needs, and branding and marketing strategies.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Promote innovation and accelerate company culture to meet the demands of today's 24/7 world.
  • Engage, hire and retain the best and brightest millennials.
  • Explore why diversity and inclusion are critical to a company's health.
  • Reach the next generation of customers.
  • Investigate retail of the future.

In addition, Rendezvous will kick off this year with the 15th annual Rendezvous Service Project Sponsored by Timberland. This is the perfect way to roll up your sleeves, get dirty and give back to the local community. This year OIA is partnering with WILDCOAST, an international conservation team that works to conserve coastal and marine ecosystems and wildlife, to help clean up the Tijuana River Valley, one of the largest open space areas in south San Diego County.

Registration for Rendezvous is limited, and prices increase on June 14, 2013. Register now at

About Outdoor Industry Association
Based in Boulder, Colo., Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) is the leading trade association for the outdoor industry and the title sponsor of Outdoor Retailer. OIA supports the growth and success of more than 4,000 manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, sales representatives and retailers of outdoor recreation apparel, footwear, equipment and services. For more information, go to or call 303.444.3353.