2024 Schedule

Sept. 23 2024 New Mexico Outdoor Economics Conference
Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E University Avenue
8:00 AM Outdoor Tours by Registration
5-8 PM Welcome Party at the Las Cruces Convention Center
Sept. 24
8 – 8:15 Welcome Remarks
8:30 – 9:30 Outdoor Infrastructure, Funding and Partnerships
9:45 – 10:45 Federal & State Initiatives
11-Noon Small Business Corner – Successes, Challenges, Policy Needs
11-Noon Crucial Partnerships in the Outdoors
12  – 1 PM Case Study of Success – 10-Year Snapshot of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument
1-2 PM Dept of Tourism, Understanding Key Initiatives: Destination Forward, Cooperative Marketing, Clean and Beautiful
1-2 PM Bikepacking 101, Creation of the Monumental Loop and DangerBird
2:15 – 3:15 Destination Marketing / Deep Dive Seminar
2:15 – 3:15 ActivatOR, New Mexico’s Small Business Outdoor Recreation Growth Accelerator Initiative / Deep Dive Seminar
3:30 – 4:30 Adventure Pitch
5-8 PM Party at Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park
Sept. 25
7:45 AM Welcome Comments
8 – 9 AM Multi-Cultural Approaches to Land Use
9:15 – 10:15 Sustainable Ecosystems and Economies
9:15 – 10:15 Innovative Outdoor Opportunities
10:30 – 11:30 Next Gen Youth Panel
Noon Leave for Outdoor Tours, Must be Registered
Slot Canyon
Organ Mountains – Drippings Springs
Yoga in the Monument
Organ Mountains – La Cueva
Organ Mountains at Aguirre Spings – Pine Tree Trail
Apollo Astronaut Crater @ Kilbourne Hole
Top of the World Picnic at Magdalena Peak
Mount Cristo Rey & Vineyard
Historic District and Mesilla Bike Tour
Birding with Audubon