In March 2017, Grassroots Outdoor Alliance announced its withdrawal of their four-day Connect trade show from a proposed location in Sandy, Utah for Summer 2018. The decision stemmed from broad membership opposition to Utah’s ongoing efforts to reduce and reclaim public lands for local development, as well as the state’s dismissal of the economic value of outdoor recreation on those public lands.

The spring Connect show will take place in Knoxville, TN – June 14 to 17, 2018.

Photo courtesy Grassroots Outdoor Alliance