About the WRMC

Learning and Sharing

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.

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WRMC, Online, October 18-22, 2021

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2021 Schedule

Check out this year's line up of sessions and speakers!

Jim Ratz Memorial Scholarships

Apply for a scholarship to attend the WRMC! Or if you able, please consider donating to the scholarship fund.
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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.

2020 Highlights

José González

Keynote Speaker

Watch the keynote address "Holding Space for Equitable Sociocultural Risk Management" by José González!

Reb Gregg Wilderness Risk Management Award

Congratulations to Sara Souza, winner of the 2020 Reb Gregg Wilderness Risk Management Award! Check out this interview with Sara and find out why she is so deserving.
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Resource Center

Slide presentations from 2020 workshops are now posted! You'll also find previous workshops, resources, keynote presentations, conference programs, and conference action steps here.

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...

Our Letter to the Community

Many in our community are experiencing tremendous pain and grief. The WRMC Steering Committee stands in support and solidarity with Black Lives and with those protesting racism, injustice and state-sanctioned violence.
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WRMC on the NOLS Blog

Takeaways, learning, and reflections from WRMC attendees.
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Valuing Risk Management

Learn about why the WRMC was created and how we believe sharing practices benefits us all in the industry.

What WRMC Attendees Have to Say