Presentation and Workshop Applications

Seeking presenters for workshops and presentations at the 3rd Annual Outdoor Collective. 

Submission Deadline: Closed. 

We have cancelled the 2020 event in light of the situation with COVID-19. Together we can help support public health in Ontario.


The 2020 Outdoor Collective Theme: Building Capacity in an Uncertain World.

  Call For Workshop and Presentation Application (PDF Version)

What is The Outdoor Collective

The Outdoor Collective is a not-for-profit collaboration between dedicated outdoor organizations seeking to create a space for professional development, collaboration, networking, and peer mentorship for outdoor leaders, educators, and camp staff. After tremendous success in both the 2018 and 2019 events we are thrilled to be announcing the 3rd Annual Outdoor Collective. This year’s event will be hosted at Greenwood College in Toronto on May 9th, 2020. This one-day event offers attendees professional development and networking opportunities to help build capacity and support for anyone working in outdoor and experiential education.

The Outdoor Collective Workshops

On May 9th, 2020 the Outdoor Collective will gather to take part in a full day of peer-led workshops and programming at Greenwood College in Toronto. The workshops and presentations are intended to promote professional development in a variety of skills, facilitation techniques, and educational outcomes. We are seeking workshop presenters for the May 9th event. Presentations/workshops that would be of direct interest to outdoor leaders, educators, international facilitators, and camp staff are being requested. Please consider sharing your skills and ideas. Our general theme for workshops this year is “Building Capacity in an Uncertain World.”

Specifics for Presenters

  • The presenter(s) must be willing to present in-person on May 9th, 2020.
  • All Presentations/workshops must be 75 minutes in length.
  • Presenters have the option to present indoors or outdoors.
  • If selected to present, only the primary presenter will be reimbursed the cost of admission to the Outdoor Collective event. Any additional presenters are required to register and pay for participation in the event.
  • Presentations/workshops are not to endorse products, services or specific companies or organizations. Companies or organizations seeking to advertise and inform participants of their services, products, and job opportunities will be welcome to setup a booth in the corridor or can sponsor the evening social event. There is no additional cost associated with setting up a booth. Please inquire for further details

Presentation/Workshop Topics

We want presenters to think creatively and critically about content that might be of interest to fellow outdoor instructors, educators and camp staff. Rarely do we take the opportunity to build our collective capacity through sharing skills, emerging ideas, or unique facilitation techniques. Workshop content will range from sharing specific technical skills, and teaching techniques or facilitation ideas, emerging trends in risk management, entrepreneurship, job hunting, environmental topics, and professional development. If you think you might be interested in taking this opportunity to share something that will help build capacity in our community, we encourage you to submit a proposal or be in touch regarding your idea. You can also take a look at both the 2018 and 2019 program schedules as an example of what was presented in 2018 or 2019!

How to Submit your Workshop Proposal

  • Complete the required fields and submit by CLOSED.
  • We will let you know if your proposal has been accepted by CLOSED.
  • If your proposal is accepted we will work with you to make sure you are well supported in the development of your workshop/presentation and that you have the necessary technology, facilities or equipment to deliver your workshop/presentation.

Schedule & Workshop Descriptions From Past Events

Interested in previous (2018 & 2019) Outdoor Collective schedules to get a sense of what to expect. 

Download the 2019 Program Guide and Schedule

Download the 2018 Program Guide and Schedule

Thanks again to all the presenters and facilitators who made the 2019 and 2018 events so incredibly memorable. 



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