Four Points by Sheraton Bentonville
211 SE Walton Blvd,
Bentonville, AR 72712
Phone: 479-715-6388

Shuttle Contact
Ken McClary 479-426-7006 (call / text)

Event FAQ’s

What time does the event start?
Sunday October 27th at 3 PM

What time does the event end?
4 PM on Sunday

Which airport should I fly into?
If possible, fly into XNA. XNA is 10 minutes from the hotel and we will be running free shuttles throughout the day.

TUL is another airport you can fly into if it’s significantly cheaper. We’ll have two shuttles running from there (morning and afternoon) but it’s almost two hours from the hotel and timing return shuttles will get tricky (and we can’t guarantee the return shuttle back to the airport).

Are you providing shuttles?
Yes! There will be a free shuttle running from XNA and we will have limited shuttles from TUL.

How much does the shuttle and car service cost?
Nothing, zip, zilch, nothing, it’s 100% FREE!

What should I wear?
Think fall. October is beautiful in Arkansas but can be chilly with the occasional rainstorm (we’ve even had snow on this weekend, but that’s somewhat unlikely!) Plan fall clothes. The temperature will range from 45 to 70 degrees. We will be outside for the Bike Scavenger Hunt so bring a light rain shell in case.

I would like to explore the option of speaking!
Reach out to and let’s get you set up on a call! One thing to note, we are vetting speaker very heavily and accepting roughly one talk per five pitches. That said, if you feel like you can authoritatively speak on a technical topic related to blogging and digital marketing, shoot us a note!!

What is a blogger and what is a brand?
We are using the terms blogger and brand somewhat liberally. Blogger to us is the same criteria a tradeshow would call media. So print folks, digital publications, freelancers, social influencers, TV media – this is all media to us. Brand just means, non-media, so agencies, brands, retailers, and anyone else who wouldn’t fall into the category of media.

Free Shuttle and Car Service Info

Please note: Limited car service will be available on request for pickup/drop off times outside of the shuttle schedule below. Just ask!

Friday, Oct. 27th Shuttles
– 9:00am – 3:30pm from XNA Airport to Four Points Hotel
– 2:30pm – 3:30pm from Four Points Hotel to event location
– 9:00pm – 11:00pm from Downtown Bentonville back to Four Points Hotel

Saturday, Oct. 28th Shuttles
– 3:15pm – 4:15pm from Four Points Hotel to event location
– 9:00pm – 11:00pm from event location back to Four Points Hotel

Sunday, Oct. 29th Shuttles
– 3:30pm – 7:30pm from Four Points Hotel to XNA Airport
Car service available all day if you have a flight before or after the shuttle times. Just ask

What to Expect

Hotel for Thursday night and Sunday Night
If you tried to reserve extra nights before this email, the hotel probably wouldn’t let you. Well good news! You can now. So if you need to stay extra nights – go ahead and call the hotel now! (mention that you’re a part of Outdoor Blogger Summit). Phone: 479-715-6388

Worst case scenario – you can pay for your extra nights when you get there. There’s not much risk of the hotel selling out on the other nights but just to be safe you can call now.

At the hotel from 10am – 4pm on Friday. If you’re flying in – don’t worry about it. We’ll shuttle you there. If you’re driving in the address to the hotel is 211 SE Walton Blvd, Bentonville, AR 72712

What to Wear
We have an active schedule planned for the weekend so pack for some light outdoor trail activity, causal dinner/drinking, and casual outdoor industry attire. It’ll be late fall, so bring a jacket / rain jacket in case!

Friday we have a free happy hour before we send you out to explore the restaurants.
Saturday breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner is on us.
Sunday breakfast and lunch is on us.

Airport Shuttle
Shuttle service will bring you to and from airports, all events, and tours. See times above.

Speed Date
This fast pace event is on between 4:00pm – 6:30pm. Prepare a 60 second elevator pitch and bring lots of business cards! After the event you are encouraged to group up and explore the town or even, hang out with the OBS crew.

2017 Outdoor Blog Awards (yes, you can nominate yourself!)
Submit nominations here:

Local Tours
We have a general tour setup of some of the walking trails that will be going on from 9:30am – 2:00pm on Friday Oct.27th. Let us know if you would like to go when you get to the hotel.

More updates soon …

Submit a 2017 Blog Awards Nominee Here:

Updated Speakers List:

Updated Schedule: