Making sure everyone—no matter what their ethnicity, sexual identity, or economic status is—has an equal opportunity to attend an event, should be a defining trait for any sustainable event. SHIFT takes this seriously as it is devoted to bringing a more diverse audience and voice to the national conversation over the use and protection of public lands. Besides their scholarships for the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) and sponsored grant programs for nonprofits who tackle equitable access issues, SHIFT makes this a centerpiece of their event agenda. The “Trust: The Secret Sauce” workshop discussed how to listen to a community’s needs before trying to incorporate them into city planning for outdoor recreation access. Mickey Fearn—a public servant in packs, recreation and conservation for over 50 years—led a “Conflict Resolution Workshop” in conjunction with 2019 Emerging Leaders Program participants Madison McCoy and Joe Fairbanks, to lead attendees through the challenges and strategies at the heart of constructive dialogue and conflict resolution to transform inclusionary public engagement, end racism and create equity. Several other panels and workshops addressed this issue throughout the event including the “Access for All” and “Community Toolkits and Metrics for Equitable Access to Nature” workshops.