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National Wilderness Conference (NM)

What: The National Wilderness Conference program - the first national gathering of the wilderness community in 25 years - will be filled with diverse plenary sessions, presentations, panels, exhibits, field learning, and skill development workshops, all culminating in the public, outdoor 'Get Wild' Festival.

Pre-conference trainingfield trips, K-12 Wilderness Investigations Teacher Workshops, and the People's Wilderness Film Gala are offered before and after the conference.

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; 'Get Wild' Festival occurs October 18; the People's Film Gala has two showings scheduled for October 14 and 19; audience-specific pre-conference trainings will be offered October 14-15; field trips including mult-day backpacking trips, day trips and half-day trips are available before and after the conference.

WhereHyatt Regency Albuquerque (conference), Albuquerque Convention Center (exhibitors), adjacent Civic Plaza (festival), and the historic KiMo Theater (film gala) inAlbuquerque, NM

RegisterRegister online. Registration costs increase by $100 starting August 1.

Program: Download the full National Wilderness Conference program.

Earlier Event: October 4
Growing Up Wild (MD)
Later Event: October 17
Flying WILD Workshop