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UPDATE: For 2023, the Responsible Outdoor Travel Summit will be held following the State of Washington Tourism Conference, Oct. 24-26, in Yakima. See details and register here.

Responsible Outdoor Travel Summit Details

Join travel, outdoor recreation, and thought leaders for the Responsible Outdoor Travel Summit at Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle on October 13, 2022. 

Presented by State of Washington Tourism with initiative and foundational support from the Port of Seattle, the summit will focus on promoting responsible travel to ecologically and culturally significant regions in Washington while protecting those assets and enhancing the traveler and host experiences. 

The summit, which will immediately follow the State of Washington Tourism Conference, features a full day of topical presentations and panel discussions, a travel/outdoor media panel, an evening welcome reception, and networking sessions.

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Summit Highlights

Registration & Pricing

Registration is $100 and includes full-day program, reception and all meals during conference. Government rate $75.

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Summit Schedule Overview

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Thursday, Oct. 13

7:30-9 a.m.        Breakfast/networking

9 a.m.                 Opening General Session

10-10:55 a.m.    Panel discussion: How Much Tourism is Too Much Tourism?

11-11:55 a.m.    Panel discussion: Improving the Recreational User Experience                            

12-1:15 p.m.      Luncheon & Keynote Address: Jeremy Sampson, CEO, The Travel Foundation, Inspiring and Challenging Better Destination Management

1:30-2:25 p.m.  Media Panel: Trends in Responsible Outdoor Travel

2:30-3:25 p.m.  Representation in Outdoor Recreation

3:30-4:25 p.m.  Closing Conversation

4:30 p.m.            Closing Reception 

Speakers and moderators


Lodging is available at the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center, 17620 International Blvd., Seattle, WA 98188. 

The Hilton is the venue for the State of Washington Tourism Conference, held October 11-12, and attendees of either conference will receive a discounted rate. A shuttle will provide transportation from the hotel to the summit venue.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Highlight your company’s offerings in front of tourism professionals from around the State of Washington by sponsoring the conference. Sponsorship opportunities include conference registration and recognition.

Contact David Blandford at to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.