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.

Contact WRMC



Register here to Attend, Exhibit or Sponsor!

Be a part of the 29th Annual WRMC and connect with program directors, risk managers, program administrators, field staff, and training experts from North America and around the globe.
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Call for Proposals

You are invited to submit a proposal to share your knowledge and experience with the WRMC Community.
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Resource Center

Slide presentations and videos of past workshops, resources, keynote presentations, conference programs, and conference action steps are available here.
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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.

Jim Ratz Memorial Scholarships

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

Announcing Reb Gregg Award Winner!

Congratulations to Laura McGladrey, winner of this year's Reb Gregg Wilderness Risk Management Award, for exceptional leadership, service, and innovation in wilderness risk management.

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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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.

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.

What WRMC Attendees Have to Say