Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education - Event Information
Western Regional Outdoor Leadership Conference
California State University, Monterey Bay's Recreation department is excited to host the 2021 Western Regional Outdoor Leadership Conference (WROLC)! This 3 day conference will be January 15-17, 2021 VIRTUALLY. WROLC is an annual collaboration of university outdoor programs in the west that began in 1991. The conference is regularly attended by university outdoor programs from California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Utah, Arizona and beyond.
The theme for WROLC 2021 is "Making Waves, Breaking Boundaries".
2020 has made us all too familiar with new boundaries, and these new challenges have presented opportunities to reflect within ourselves, the outdoors, and our communities. The wake of the pandemic has separated us from one another; however, it has also connected us in ways we never knew possible.
Our theme this year highlights the importance of challenging norms and reimagining the possibilities and interconnectedness of outdoor adventure in higher education. To make waves is to be comfortable with the uncomfortable; through this mantra we aim to promote leadership that challenges conventional ways of thinking. Our community seeks to break boundaries through creative and innovative approaches that serve our schools.
The framework for this year's conference will be different; however, our ability to provide students the opportunity to learn from one another has never been stronger. We hope you join us at WROLC 2021, where we make the waves that break these boundaries.