Midwest Risk Management Symposium

Save the Date! Camp Manito-wish YMCA, YMCA Camp Menogyn, and YMCA Camp Widjiwagan are excited to host the 6th annual Midwest Risk Management Symposium (affectionately known as “the MR.MS.”). The Midwest Risk Management Symposium is an annual conference that provides outdoor educators and professionals the chance to collaborate, network, and contribute to the advancement of risk management practices through seminar presentations, round table discussions, and facilitated workshops. The steering committee, which is made up of Program Directors from all three camps, is currently accepting proposals for presentations and workshops at the 2018 MRMS.

When: November 13-15, 2018
Where: YMCA Camp Ihduhapi, 3425 Ihduhapi Trail, Loretto, MN 55357

Presentation proposals will be accepted through May 1, 2018. Presentations and workshop sessions are a critical component of the MRMS. Please consider sharing your experiences, expertise, and research related to the following areas:
· Increasing Risk Management Effectiveness in Your Organization
· Emergency Planning and Crisis Response
· Supporting Wilderness Tripping (risk management issues related to facilities, transportation, equipment, communication)
· Field Practices
· Legal Considerations
· Program Administration
· Staff Training and Decision Making
· Poster Sessions
Benefits of being a speaker:
· Share your knowledge and experience with peers
· Gain exposure for your research or organization
· Network with other professionals in both casual and formal symposium formats
· Participate in the symposium at no cost
Proposal Submission Components:
· Presentation Topic/Name
· 3 key takeaway points of your presentation/workshop
· Description of presentation/workshop
· Media Requirements
· A short bio

Pat Soldan, our Operations Director, serves on the steering committee of MRMS and if you are interested in attending, presenting, or learning more about the 2018 gathering, you can email him at pat.soldan@manito-wish.org or check out the event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/midwestriskmanagement/