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Resilience Outdoor Conference

Join Wild Diversity, Queer Nature & The Venture Out Project for our first Resilience Outdoor Conference!


Portland, OR & Warm Springs, OR

About the Conference

Resilience Outdoor Conference is about decolonizing outdoor education for People of Color & the LGBTQ communities. We strive to provide support that is centered around our community and fosters a meaningful foundation for diversity.  It is an investment in community knowledge expansion in outdoor education that supports growth today and tomorrow. 

What is ROC?

Resilience Outdoor Conference is a reimagining of what an outdoor conference could look like and an unique way it could serve the community. It is hands-on, in the wild and lead by community leaders in the outdoor industry.  Resilience is a two part conference. 

1- Wilderness First Aid - Wednesday to half-day on Friday. This certificate program is great for those who want to have an extra layer of knowledge when they go in the backcountry with friends or while leading a group. It is a great foundation to build wilderness medical knowledge. We want to provide a safe space for our community to be seen and to learn. We hope to further diversity in the outdoors by supporting leaders who are a representation of our community. 

2- Skillshare - Friday to Sunday. This is the main part of Resilience, learning and growing your outdoor competency with community. It will be a weekend full of community lead workshops where you will pick up relevant skills and knowledge to increase your outdoor preparedness and resilience.

Both parts of the conference are lead by POC & LGBTQ for POC & LGBTQ.


There are three registration options for this conference. 

1 - Both WFA & Skillshare - $135 - $360

2- Skillshare Only - $115 - $300 -  in Warm Springs, OR

3- Wilderness First Aid Only - $35 - $75 in Portland, OR 

You will see a lot of options when you register. There is registration reserved for People of Color and registration reserved for LGBTQ folx who do not identify as a Person of Color. We do this to ensure that we are truly putting on a diverse event that truly serves our community.

Are you an Ally who would like to support this event? Please click our donation button to support diversity in the outdoors.

What Does Registration Include?

We made a commitment for Resilience to be as accessible to our community as possible, that is why we have sliding scale options for our event and scholarships are available. We hope those who can pay more will-- this help those who need a little more support. 

In that spirit, we want to offer more than any other outdoor conference out there. When you register for the Skillshare portion your registration will include:

  • Meals for Friday-Sunday

  • Transportation from Portland, OR (Shuttle Schedule coming soon)

  • Camping Gear - Shared tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad.

*There is no transportation, meals or overnight arrangements for WFA portion of the conference.