WRMC 2015 Call for Proposals
The Wilderness Risk Management Conference Steering Committee is now looking towards the 22nd annual Wilderness Risk Management Conference and is accepting applications for presentations. The 2015 WRMC will be held in Portland, Oregon at the Red Lion on the River. Dates for the pre-conference sessions are Oct. 12-14, 2015, with the conference following Oct. 14-16, 2015.
Held annually each autumn, the conference strives to:
- Educate wilderness practitioners on risk management and practical safety skills.
- Share field and administrative techniques in risk management.
- Influence risk management’s best practices in the wilderness adventure and education industry.
- Address existing and future issues influencing our industry.
- Provide a networking and professional development forum with today’s leaders in the field.
We are very excited that many of our colleagues make such a valuable contribution to our profession by speaking at this conference. Speakers serve as volunteers and do not receive compensation, but are eligible for a registration discount. If you have a topic that is relevant to the wilderness risk management field and would like to share your knowledge, information, and skills with others, please submit a proposal for a pre-conference, conference opening session, or conference presentation.
The format can be lecture, interactive workshop (panel or small group discussion, scenario or case study), skills training or demonstration, or poster presentation (click here for guidelines).
Presentation proposals should match the theme of wilderness risk management. Conference participants come from the outdoor education, conservation, recreation and guiding industry including secondary schools, camps, therapeutic programs and college outdoor programs. Themes may include: health and wilderness medicine; legal and insurance issues; field practices; program administration; and crisis management; staff training; and emerging issues or trends.
The Wilderness Risk Management Conference Steering Committee will review proposals and make notifications by June 1, 2015. Proposals are due by March 20, 2015.
Please direct questions to Steve Smith, Chair of the Wilderness Risk Management Conference Steering Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-496-1288.