Keynote 2020 Fall Virtual

Meet the 2020 Virtual Conference Keynote Speaker

Thursday, September 17 (9:00-10:30am)
The Gentrification of Outdoor Programming

  • Crystal Egli - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Consultant;  Co-Founder of Inclusive Journeys 

While many organizations are trying to figure out what to do to engage more diverse communities in the outdoors, who’s paying attention to what the communities are already doing for themselves? Let’s flip the script and look at outdoor programming efforts from a different angle.

Crystal grew up active in the outdoors of rural Vermont. She spent the first 10 years of her career editing film and television, and in 2015, she and her partner decided pursue a work-life balance that included a much higher percentage of backpacking and fishing. Both ended up working for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and shortly after, Crystal began work as a DEI trainer and consultant. In 2020, Crystal co-founded Inclusive Journeys with Parker McMullen Bushman, which is creating a new digital Green Book; an online resource to help people of marginalized identities find safe and welcoming businesses and locations.