Sierra 2000 O-Fest

USOF Convention

Featured Activities

An Hour Conversation with Mikell Platt

Friday, 7:00-8:00 pm

No one has had more influence on U.S. orienteering in the past decade than Mikell Platt. Winning innumerable U.S. championships, he has been our top male star. He pioneered the Rocky Mountain 1000-Day, the first annual multiday event in the U.S. He is an outspoken and sometimes controversial advocate for orienteering. Don't miss what should prove to be a fascinating evening.

Junior Training Camp

Wednesday, 2:00-5:00 pm
Thursday, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

A really cool camp led by the top junior orienteering coaches in the U.S. Meet under the big map at Northstar Village.

2000 USOF Annual General Meeting

Friday, 3:00-5:00 pm

Come participate in the workings of our national governing body. Major issues will be discussed and voted upon. Candidates will be elected. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

Meet the USOF Candidates

Thursday, 7:00-8:30 pm

Talk with the candidates for USOF office who are seeking to represent you.

USOF Board Meetings

Tuesday, 3:00-5:00 pm
Friday, 5:00-6:00 pm

"Orienteer at Home" Tournament

Tuesday, 7:00-9:30 pm
Wednesday, 4:30-5:30 pm
Thursday, 3:30-4:30 pm

Dennis Wildfogel has been both an orienteer and a computer programmer for over 15 years. His Training Tips have appeared in Orienteering North America, the BAOC Bulletin, and many other club newsletters.

"Orienteer at Home" is a computer simulation of orienteering that runs on either Windows or the Mac. A special course has been designed for the Sierra 2000 O-Fest, so you can see how you stack up against other orienteers when running ability is not a factor. A practice course will be available, so you can get used to the game before entering the competition. There are several time periods that you can select to participate.

National Orienteering Day Photo Contest

Become an award-winning photographer by entering the National Orienteering Day Photo Contest at the convention. It's simple: Just bring a photo or two from NOD 2000 and we will post it on the NOD display board. Everyone in attendance is welcome to vote. We are looking for photos that "best captures the thrill of experiencing orienteering at NOD 2000."

Winning photos will be used in upcoming publicity, for which the photographer will of course be credited. Awards for the top three photographers.

For more details, please contact Rick Hood or George Minarik.