Welcome to Conversations, REI’s new digital community!
My name is Jen and, as the community manager, I have had the incredible opportunity to help build and launch this community. It has been a fun, challenging and gratifying endeavor and I am so excited to bring it to life for you and outdoor enthusiasts everywhere!
Our goal with this community is to create a vibrant, positive hub of outdoor expertise and inspiration where people who love the outdoors can connect and help each other get outside more. We’ve set up a variety of discussion boards — some are activity-focused, some are locally-focused – and over time we will add more as we hear from you about what you want. Our hope is that the majority of what you see and read in the community is generated by other outdoor enthusiasts, so you won’t see too much content initiated from REI or our employees. That said, we will answer questions directly in the “Ask an REI Employee” board, we’ll jump in as needed in the Activity and Outdoor Life threads, and we may post events in the “Local Happenings” boards. Most of all, we will be moderating to ensure the community stays welcoming and positive.
Ultimately, we hope that this community will provide you with a place to:
- Connect with other outdoorsy folks
- Ask questions, get advice, and share your knowledge
- Connect with REI’s non-profit partners, find inspiration, and link up with local outdoor events
- Provide the co-op with feedback on how this community can better serve you, and how REI can better connect people with the outdoors
In 2019, we ask that you view this community with a “new product” lens – we have just launched, we have lots more planned, and we are listening, learning and innovating as we go. Please join the conversation!