22WRMC has ended
2023 Here we come! Plan to attend the 2023 WRMC in Portland, Oregon. Celebrate 30 years of Facing Challenges Together.
Save the Date: October 18-20, 2023; Pre-Conference October 16-18, 2023.

Location:  Holiday Inn Portland - Columbia Riverfront,  909 North Hayden Island Drive, Portland, OR 97217

Presentations: Presentation slides that are available will be uploaded to Sched in the next few days.
Video Recordings: You might have noticed that some sessions were recorded. WRMC is experimenting with video recordings and has not yet decided how those will be utilized. If the recordings are able to turn into high-quality learning, they will be made available to conference attendees at no additional cost through the conference app Sched. Sign up to receive WRMC updates to be notified if recordings become available.
The core objective of the Wilderness Risk Management Conference (WRMC) is to offer an outstanding educational experience to help you mitigate the risks inherent in exploring, working, teaching, and recreating in wild places. The WRMC is a collaboration between NOLS, Outward Bound USA, and the Student Conservation Association, in partnership with the WRMC Steering Committee.  See the guiding purpose and tenets.
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Kriste Peoples

Women's Wilderness
Program Director
Denver, Colorado

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As a leader in Colorado’s BIPOC outdoor community, Kriste explores ways to increase the representation of women and people of color in nature. She serves on the executive boards of Running Start, a nonprofit dedicated to helping women overcome obstacles to fitness, as well as the American Trail Running Association. As past Program Manager of the Women’s Wilderness Trailblazers program, she created nature-based events to cultivate a greater sense of agency, community, and engagement among BIPOC women. As Program Director, she expands on her passion for creating new narratives of wellness and outdoor adventure for all women and girls.