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Aspiring outdoor communicators welcome to attend free workshop June 21

June 17, 2019 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

The Outdoor Writers Association of America will kick off its 92nd annual conference in Little Rock, Arkansas, by offering a free, half-day workshop titled “Becoming an Outdoors Communicator,” from 2 to 5 p.m., Friday, June 21, at the Robinson Center/DoubleTree by Hilton Little Rock.

http://www.stevecafeandcuisine.com/The workshop is the perfect opportunity for anyone interested in pursuing a career in outdoor communication – whether through writing, photography, radio or media relations – to learn about the field, how to break in and how to be successful. Hear established professionals share industry tips and tricks. This year’s line-up explores the many different avenues of outdoor communication. No matter your area of interest, you won’t want to miss this workshop which showcases the variety of opportunities outdoor communications offers with these topics:

Welcome and Overview – Pat Wray

Just Starting Out – Tony Dolle, Advantage Communications

Outdoor Communication in the Digital Age – Nicole Atkins, The Modern Outdoors blog

Writing and Publishing Outdoor Books – Tom Huggler, freelance writer and author of 20 books

The Weird and Wonderful of Outdoor Communication – Steve Griffin, Freelance writer, researcher and photographer

Working with and for Non-Profits – Brian Geiger, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Opportunities with Outdoor Magazines – Tom Carney, The Upland Almanac

Working with and for Government Agencies – Trey Reid, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Outdoor opportunities in Television – Dan Small, host and producer, “Outdoor Wisconsin”

OWAA and the Outdoor Communicator – Phil Bloom, OWAA Executive Director

No experience necessary! We all started with just an interest and desire. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers. Please pre-register at http://owaa.org/2019conference/agenda/boc-workshop/.

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 http://owaa.org/2019conference/about/ or call OWAA headquarters at 406-728-7434.

OWAA is a nonprofit, international organization that represents a diverse group of professional communicators dedicated to sharing the outdoor experience. The mission of Outdoor Writers Association of America® is to improve the professional skills of our members, set the highest ethical and communications standards, encourage public enjoyment and conservation of natural resources, and be mentors for the next generation of professional outdoor communicators. We aim to offer world-class resources, support, and inspiration for our members as they inform the public about outdoor activities, issues and the responsible use of our natural resources. Through OWAA membership and adherence to its creed and code of ethics, members are commissioned to provide honest, thorough, informed, responsible and unbiased outdoor coverage

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