During its annual conference in Gulf Shores, Ala., the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA) announced it selected El Paso, Texas, as the host for its 2024 conference.
OWAA’s conference brings together more than 220 attendees, 72 percent of whom are world-class, vetted outdoor media. Attending media include writers, photographers, bloggers, podcasters, videographers and more, who come together from a range of outdoor specialties to learn, connect and discover all outdoor offerings of the local hosts.
El Paso’s event will be Sept. 20-22, 2024. The conference will be at the downtown El Paso Convention Center while guests will stay at The Doubletree El Paso Downtown.
“OWAA’s conference shines a national spotlight on destinations that offer a wealth of outdoor activities nearby,” said Ken Keffer, President of OWAA. “While our event is full of outstanding professional development workshops and lectures, we also make sure members get outside to experience adventures firsthand – and ultimately produce stories about them for their outlets. The El Paso region has a great nature scene and we’re really looking forward to having our members discover all that the area has to offer.”
Pre- and post-tours will allow attendees to discover and cover outdoor experiences throughout western Texas, New Mexico and the Mexican state of Chihuahua.
OWAA is open to professional media, conservation organizations, brands and service providers that are focused on outdoor communication. Its annual conference gives attendees a chance to network with other professionals, build career relationships and help to improve their skills. Sessions are geared toward general business, newsmakers and craft improvement in multiple genres of outdoor communication including:
- Writing and editing
- Digital and social media, and more
For more information, visit https://owaa.org