On September 14, 2022, Plug and Play Tech Center will be hosting the first-ever Innovation in Outdoor Recreation Showcase in Bentonville, Arkansas. The event will bring global, top-tier outdoor recreation startups that are developing innovative adventure products and services to the Northwest Arkansas area.
The Innovation in Outdoor Recreation Showcase will allow guests to learn about products from industry startups and hear from leaders in outdoor recreation innovation. We aim to bring together corporate partners, startups, investors, and community members to explore these new ideas.
We’re eager to welcome Phil Graves, Chief Executive Officer at Wild Idea Buffalo as our Keynote speaker and look forward to his address on the future of Outdoor Recreation innovation! We’ll also hear from several esteemed speakers such as Katherine Andrews as we explore the recent contributions Outdoor Recreation innovation has made in our region. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to Bentonville and hope you’ll join us for this momentous event!
- 2:00 - 2:10 PMWelcome Remarks from Plug and Play
- 2:10 - 2:40 PMRegional Overview by NW Arkansas Council and Walton Family Foundation
- 2:40 - 3:00 PMKeynote Address by Phil Graves
- 3:00 - 3:30 PMTaking Flight- Aviation and the World of Outdoor Recreation
- 3:30 - 4:00 PMLand & Sea - Aquatic and Land Based Leisure Innovations
- 4:00 - 6:00 PMStartup Exhibition and Networking