2023 Schedule

Oct. 23 Event / Panel Topic
9 AM – 1 PM Outdoor Service Project at the Galisteo Basin with the Santa Fe Conservation Trust – Click for Details >>
1:00 PM Tour of Valles Caldera Reserve (must be registered)
5 – 7:30 PM
Welcome Reception at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center with Special Guest Lt. Governor Howie Morales / 201 W. Marcy St.
Live Music by Eileen & the In-Betweens (Indie Folk Music)
Oct. 24 Conference Panels Begin / Santa Fe Community Convention Center / 201 W. Marcy St.
8 – 8:15 Welcome Remarks
Alan Webber, Mayor of Santa Fe
Jeff Steinborn, Executive Director, Outdoor New Mexico
Mark Mitchell, Chairman of the All Pueblo Council of Governors
8:30 – 9:30 Outdoor Infrastructure as Economic and Community Development
Teresa Martinez, Executive Director, Continental Divide Trail Coalition
Juan Dela Roca, Founder, Gravel Adventure Field Guide
Sheri Bozic, Planning Director, Pueblo of Jemez
Warren Unsicker, Director, Economic Development and Outdoor Recreation Initiative, City of Farmington (moderator)
9:45 – 10:45 State of the Outdoors: Opportunities, Challenges, and Sustainability
Jorge Silva-Banuelos, Superintendent, Valles Caldera National Preserve
Theresa Pasqual, Director, Pueblo of Acoma Tribal Historic Preservation Office
Nathan Small, Chair of the Finance and Appropriations Committee, New Mexico House of Representatives
Carl Colonius, Outdoor Recreation Planner, New Mexico Outdoor Recreation Division
Laura Paskus, Senior Producer, “Our Land” PBS Series (moderator)
11- Noon Speed Networking
Facilitated by Jim Glover, Co-Director, endeavOR New Mexico
12 – 1 PM Lunch
Forest Appreciation Day by the Wild Friends
Snapshot of Tourism and the Outdoor Economy, New Mexico Department of Tourism
Victoria Gregg,  Research Director, New Mexico Department of Tourism
1 – 2 Outdoor Recreation Business Roundtable
Justyn Vogel and Mel Graham, Owners, Enchantment Equitreks
Sam Parks, Executive Director, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
Tammy Schurr, Bicycle Tour Manager, Wilderness Voyageurs
Norman Maktima, Owner and Guide, Maktima Fly Fishing
Kristin Pulatie, Owner, Atalaya Outfitters (moderator)
1 – 2 Leave No Trace Training for Reducing Outdoor Impacts / Deep Dive Seminar
Becca and Luke McGraw, Leave No Trace Trainers, Leave No Trace
2:15 – 3:15 Destination Marketing / Deep Dive Seminar
Sam Moulton, Director of Marketing, Outside Interactive Inc.
2:15 – 3:15 Safety and the Outdoors, Setting Up An Effective Local Response System / Deep Dive Seminar
Teal Harbin, Wilderness Paramedic, Owner of Base Medical
3:30 – 4:30 Outdoor Access & Inclusivity
Sarah Candelaria, Youth Program Director for “Nature Niños, New Mexico Wildlife Federation
Greg Trapp, Executive Director, New Mexico Commission for the Blind
Brandi Wells-Stone, Director at UNM African American Student Services and Special Advisor to the President on African American Affairs
Alice Tsoodle, Land Based Healing and Learning, Native American Community Academy
Harold Pope, New Mexico State Senator (moderator)
5:30 PM Party at Hyde Memorial State Park (shuttle service to Park and back)
Live Music by Gilbert Uribe (Latin and Reggae)
Oct 25
7:45 AM Welcome Comments
Anna Hansen, Chair of the Santa Fe County Commission
Macky and Syd, Professional Mountain Bike Racers
8 – 9 AM Native Voices and the Outdoors
Mark Mitchell, Chairman of the All Pueblo Council of Governors
Clarice Madalena, Director, Natural Resources Department, Pueblo of Jemez
Cornell “Corey” Tirivio, New Mexico Regional Representative, Continental Divide Trail Coalition
Phoebe Suina, Owner, High Water Mark Environmental Consulting (moderator)
9:15 – 10:15 Opportunities for the Rural Outdoor Economy
Joe Saenz, Owner and Guide, WolfHorse Outfitters, Gila Wilderness
Arturo Sandoval, Gallinas Retreats & Cultural Tours, Founding Director, Center for Southwest Culture
Kim and Patricia Chesser, Owners, Burnt Well Guest Ranch
Stephanie Garcia Richard, New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands (moderator)
9:15 – 10:15 Next Gen Youth Roundtable
Liv Martinez, Program Coordinator, Charter School and National Archery in the Schools Program, NM Wildlife Federation (moderator)
10:15 – 11:45 Adventure Pitch, Outdoor Company Investor Pitchfest
Facilitated by CNM Ingenuity
Applications Open on Sept. 7
12:00 PM Depart for Outdoor Tours (must be registered)
Birding Stroll Along the Audubon Center and Santa Fe River
Caja del Rio and Diablo Canyon Guided Hike, A JourneyThrough Time
Discover the ‘Secret City’: Bike and Brew
Farm to Table, Sustainable Land Stewardship Tour
Puye Cliff Dwellings, Santa Clara Pueblo
Bike Ride Through Santa Fe’s Urban Bikeway and Trail System
New Mexico Wildlife Center Tour

Santa Fe Community Convention Center / Conference & Welcome Reception on Oct. 23
201 W Marcy St, Santa Fe

In the heart of downtown Santa Fe a short walk from the plaza, the convention center is just as unique as “The City Different”. In this leed certified gold building, enjoy the beautiful landscaped outdoor courtyard and terrace with spectacular views, and underground, on-site parking.

Live Music for the Welcome Reception by Eileen & the In-Betweens (Indie Folk Music)

Hyde Memorial State Park / Evening Reception Oct. 24
740 Hyde Park Rd, Santa Fe

New Mexico’s second State Park is set in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains amongst a forest of pines along Little Tesuque Creek. The park is a short drive from Santa Fe and offers excellent group facilities and campsites. There are beautiful hiking trails with spectacular views. You can enjoy Hyde Memorial State Park in the winter months too with snowshoeing, sledding and cross-country skiing.

The historic Hyde Park lodge was built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, along with the ski runs and tow rope building high above the lodge. The visitor center in front of the lodge is also a historic building that was used by the Boy Scouts, and contains related exhibits.

Park Elevation 8,300 – 9,400 ft

Live Music by Gilbert Uribe (Latin and Reggae)