Everything you need to know about the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds’ (ARVC) Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo (OHCE) now fits in one hand, according to ARVC officials. 

ARVC has announced a new, official smartphone app for OHCE 2019, providing attendees with up-to-date information throughout the week, highlighted by the ability to customize schedules to sync with phone calendars, session reminders, education overviews, speaker bios and a fully interactive expo floor map. 

The app, sponsored by CampLife, also provides social media interaction and photo sharing capabilities, designed to help spread the excitement, and a local attractions section with links to special discounts only for ARVC members. 

“People come to OHCE to learn and network, and all of that is more effective when they can be focused on the present, not memorizing schedules and anxious about missing any last-minute changes. CampLife creates technology to help park operators do more with ease and focus on human experiences, so sponsoring the ARVC-OHCE app was a natural fit for us,” says Tyler Duffy, CampLife president. “Our team will be using the app to maximize our time at the conference.” 

Aligning with ARVC’s plan to make the education portion of the event paperless, the app will also be used for post-conference surveys, educational tracking and additional conference communication. 

“It’s important to all of us at ARVC to create opportunities for our members to be more connected while also decreasing our carbon footprint on the environment,” says Paula Horwitz, ARVC’s executive director of education and events. “It is our goal to make ARVC completely paperless in the next five years, so this app is just the start of many great things to come.” 

To download the ARVC app, search the Apple or GooglePlay stores for “ARVC-OHCE.” Once the app is downloaded, use the event code OHCE2019 to access the app. 

OHCE is a four-day event from Nov. 4-7 in Knoxville, Tenn., including more than 40 educational seminars, a trade show with more than 120 vendors, Takeaway Tours of local campgrounds, ARVC’s Awards of Excellence dinner and ARVC Foundation auction. 

For more information about OHCE or to register, visit arvc.org/OHCE