Present at the National Wilderness Conference: The application deadline to speak, present a poster, or be part of a panel has been extended until January 10, 2014. All applications must be submitted online and not additional extensions will be offered. Part of the application process entails determining which track and session your program falls under. Please read the track and session information before submitting your online proposal.
What: The National Wilderness Conference will be a historic multi-day event of diverse programs including presentations, panels, exhibits, field trips, and skill-development workshops focusing on recent advances and emerging issues in wilderness stewardship, and culminating in the public Wilderness50 'Get Wild' Festival in adjacent Civic Plaza. The companion Wilderness Celebration Exhibition will showcase organizational booths surrounding the Wilderness Awareness Trail for grade- and middle-school students and will be open to the public for one day in addition to conference attendees.
When: conference occurs October 15-19, 2014; audience-specific pre-conference trainings will be offered October 13-15; field trips will also be available before and after the conference for attendees and during the conference for spouses and families
Goals: Goals for the National Wilderness Conference include:
Details: Download the following brochures:
Cost and Registration: The registration fee for the National Wilderness Conference will be between $200 and $350 and includes participation in all sessions, receptions, exhibitor hall displays, participant packet, and events including the closing day Wilderness50 'Get Wild' Festival, which is open to the public as well as to conference participants. A-la-carte and day registration options will also be available. Speakers who present as part of the tracks (not posters) will receive an approximate 25% discount on registration. Registration, when open, will be conducted online. When available, scholarship information will also be posted online.