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Our 1-day Summit on Connecting to Nature in an Urban World, April 19, features a morning plenary and roundtable sessions followed by interactive workshops and walkshops in the afternoon. Building on the Summit is our Conference, April 20-21, featuring keynotes speakers, hands-on workshops and networking opportunities.

Please note: Schedules are now locked from being changed. If you would like to make changes to your schedule, please come see us at the registration desk. See you in Vancouver!
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Steve Smith

Experiential Consulting, LLC
Risk Management Consultant
Seattle, Washington

Steve Smith (he/him/his) is the founder of Experiential Consulting, LLC, specializing in risk management for outdoor programs and the lead author/editor of Beneficial Risks: The Evolution of Risk Management for Outdoor and Experiential Education Programs. After taking a NOLS course in 1991, he has worked in the outdoor industry for over thirty years (in the field, in the office, and in the boardroom). His career has included leadership roles with national organizations including Outward Bound and The Student Conservation Association. Steve served as Chair of the Wilderness Risk Management Conference for three years (2014 - 2016). He served two terms as a board member for the Northwest Outward Bound School, where he continues to serve on the school's Board of Directors Safety Committee. He has a master's degree in teaching English, along with four years teaching English at Washington State University, and earned a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification from the Society for Human Resources Management, all of which help him view outdoor education through a variety of educational and administrative lenses. Steve lives in Seattle and loves to explore and photograph the wildlife, mountains, and coastlines of the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
Tuesday, April 18

5:30pm PDT

Wednesday, April 19

8:00am PDT

9:30am PDT

10:00am PDT

12:00pm PDT

1:00pm PDT

3:00pm PDT

Thursday, April 20

9:45am PDT

11:00am PDT

11:15am PDT

1:00pm PDT

2:45pm PDT

4:00pm PDT

4:15pm PDT

5:00pm PDT

Friday, April 21

8:00am PDT

8:15am PDT

9:15am PDT

9:45am PDT