CSU, Chico News

Outdoor Leadership Conference Planned for Upcoming Weekend

Date: 02-04-2009

Kathleen McPartland
Public Affairs
Anne Marie Redente
Adventure Outings

Adventure Outings, California State University, Chico, will host the Western Regional Outdoor Leadership Conference this coming weekend, Feb. 6 to noon on Feb. 8. One hundred and thirty professional and student staff from university outdoor programs throughout the state will attend the conference, and representatives of several outdoor companies will have booths.

“We at Adventure Outings are very excited to have the opportunity to host WROLC for 2009,” said Ann Marie Redente, program coordinator. “We can’t wait for everyone to arrive so we can share our city, campus and the amazing environment that surrounds us here in Chico.”

The attendees of the conference will participate in a variety of workshops, including leadership development, how to move toward zero waste and exploring the connection between service projects and outdoor recreation.

Royal Robbins, a pioneer in rock climbing, kayaking, business and global stewardship, will provide the keynote address at the banquet on Saturday, Feb. 7. Robbins revolutionized the sport of rock climbing, making numerous first ascents that include the first grade VI climb in America. He was also an early proponent of “clean climbing” to minimize human impact on the rock. Robbins and his wife, Liz, founded “Royal Robbins” clothing company, including global stewardship in their company’s mission.

For information, contact Adventure Outings at 530-898-4011.