This event was cancelled on Wed 03/11/2020, by Ansley Laev for the following reason: Due to our University's response to the Coronavirus, SOEC 2020 is cancelled in the interest of the health of all on the Madison campus and any who would travel to and from. Please check the Facebook event (linked in the post) for further updates and details on how full refunds will be given.

21st Student Outdoor Educators Conference (SOEC)

Friday, Mar 27, 2020 - 4:00 pm through Sunday, Mar 29, 2020 - 1:00 pm

Payment Options:
Regular Registration Fee
Madison Student Fee
Leaders: Joe Webb
Ansley Laev

Event Information


SOEC 2020, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Our Changing Environment: Committing to Justice

1. Complete the Registration Form
2. Complete Workshop Proposal Form by MARCH 11TH (only if you'd like to present at SOEC)
3. Pay on this event!
4. Find Housing Options in the Housing Facebook Group or on the Hotel Options Spreadsheet
5. Join the public SOEC Facebook group for updates! Look to our website for all other info ->


What is it? Hosted by the Wisconsin Hoofers, the 21st annual Student Outdoor Educators Conference (SOEC) offers emerging outdoor education and recreation enthusiasts the opportunity to share, teach, and learn while participating in a professional conference setting. SOEC offers aspiring outdoor educators skill development workshops and networking with other emerging professionals. Reaching out primarily to the Midwest region, SOEC draws students from a variety of backgrounds to share their experiences with the greater outdoor industry.

When is it?  Friday, March 27- Sunday March 29

Where is it? Memorial Union, University of Wisconsin-Madison

What can be expected? The 2020 Student Outdoor Educators Conference will offer professional development workshops, designed and facilitated by students. Workshops will cover a range of topics including technical skills, history and philosophy of the outdoor recreation and education industry, as well as educational programming best practices.

Students interested in creating and presenting a workshop can find out more information by contacting Elizabeth Hayes at

Why come? The Student Outdoor Educators Conference provides attendees with an opportunity to meet and interact with like-minded emerging professionals in the field of outdoor education and recreation. Spend a weekend sharing knowledge and experience with future colleagues while gaining valuable insight into our industry’s foundations and best practices.

Registration Rates:

UW-Madison Student (1/21/20-3/13/20): $45
Regular (2/21/20-3/13/20): $85
Late (3/6/20-3/22/20): $95
Presenter/Volunteer (1/21/20-3/13/20): $35


Find more information:

View our website HERE

View our Facebook event HERE

Visit our Instagram HERE


Contact us:

Ansley Laev- Chair of the Convening Committee (

Elizabeth Hayes- Workshop and Housing Coordinator (

Clark Roberts- Sponsorship and Vendors Coordinator (

Michael Makowski- Panel and Finance Coordinator (

Ellen Pflaster- Outreach Coordinator (

Event Type
Educational Event


There are 8 people in this event, with 117 spots remaining.