Get Ready for 2020

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Register early for the WRMC and save! Organization rates available, too!
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Take a look at this year's workshops and presenters. Nothing overlaps in this online format, so you'll have access to even more content!
José González

Keynote Speaker

We are honored to welcome José González as this year's Keynote speaker addressing "Holding Space for Equitable Sociocultural Risk Management."


WRMC scholarships are especially important this year as our community faces unprecedented challenges. If you are able, please consider supporting the WRMC Jim Ratz Scholarship Fund.

Reb Gregg Wilderness Risk Management Award

Congratulations to Sara Souza, winner of this year's Reb Gregg Wilderness Risk Management Award! Check out this interview with Sara and find out why she is so deserving.
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Contact WRMC Staff

Please reach out to us if you have any questions about the conference!
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About the WRMC

Valuing Wilderness Risk Management

Attend the WRMC to gain practical risk management skills, network with others in the industry, share field and administrative techniques, and help develop risk management standards for the outdoor adventure and education industries.

More About the WRMC

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Steering Committee

Meet the WRMC Steering Committee! This committee evaluates and selects educational content based on a shared risk management philosphy.
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WRMC Tenets

The WRMC provides a forum to learn and share common practices in wilderness risk management and contributes to a culture of open dialogue among outdoor industry professionals.

History of the WRMC

The story goes that famous mountaineer and outdoor educator Willie Unsoeld was once asked by a fearful parent if he could guarantee her son’s safety on an Outward Bound course...
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Resource Center

Find previous workshops, resources, keynote presentations, conference programs, and conference action steps.
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WRMC on the NOLS Blog

Takeaways, learning, and reflections from WRMC attendees.
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College Credit

Learn how you can earn college credit for attending the WRMC. Also find out how to use AmeriCorps or 529 funding to pay for the credit and WRMC registration.

What WRMC Attendees Have to Say