By Emily Thomas, Assistant Director and Membership Manager at the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education

The Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) is pleased to share its Call for Abstracts for the 12th Annual Research Symposium at the 2016 AORE Annual Conference. Both the conference and symposium will take place in Minneapolis, MN from November 9–11.

The AORE Annual Conference strives to connect academics and practitioners of the outdoor and recreation field. That goal is equally consistent with the aims of the Research Symposium. The symposium provides an international forum for scholarly exchange and discussion about outdoor recreation and education research, both theoretical and applied. Individuals whose abstract submission is selected for oral presentation will have an opportunity to publish their abstract in the Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, & Leadership as well as in the AORE Conference Proceedings. There are also opportunities to present research as part of a poster presentation.

In the last two years, Dr. Jim Sibthorp, Professor of Parks Recreation and Tourism at the University of Utah, and Dr. Ed Gomez, professor in the Park, Recreation, and Tourism Studies Program and Graduate Program Director for the Department of Human Movement Sciences at Old Dominion University, have both acted as Research Symposium Keynote Speakers. In 2015, AORE had the largest audience ever attend the day of research presentations. The association hopes to attract an even larger audience in 2016.

The Research Symposium is an amazing opportunity to bridge research and practice. We look forward to what will undoubtedly be another great Annual Conference and Research Symposium in 2016!


For more information about submitting an abstract for the 2016 AORE Research Symposium, please visit the AORE website.