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The 2020 Online WTS will include 13 workshops selected from our in-person Symposiums.  This Symposium will also have a special emphasis on the theme of "Diversity & Inclusion" that will span the majority of the workshops.  For more information, please visit the WTS website Schedule page.  

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Schedule

· Expo
Wed Expo Hall (12pm-3pm PDT)
Virtual Expo Hall open - come visit our exhibitors and conference sponsors! Video booths, live chat available, and more
· Expo
Thurs Morning Expo Hall (7:50am-9am PDT)
Virtual Expo Hall open - come visit our exhibitors and conference sponsors! Video booths, live chat available, and more
· Sessions
Thurs morning - Friends of Bill drop-in (8am-8:50am PDT)
Please join us for this "Friends of Bill" (AA) meeting.
Darcy Holt
· Sessions
Welcome/Intro to 2020 Online WTS (9am-9:15am PDT)
Please join us for a short intro/welcome from the OBHC officers; we will also provide some general details about the online WTS format
· Sessions
Thurs Morning Diversity Ed Workshop (9:30am-12:45pm PDT)
"Train the Trainers" diversity ed session lead by Dr. Dante Bryant. Only 1 workshop offered during this time segment
Dante Bryant
· Networking
Thurs lunch break - Networking available
1-on-1 video chat Networking with other WTS participants available through the "Networking" sidebar menu
· Expo
Thurs Lunch break, Expo Hall
Lunch break; Virtual Expo Hall open
· Sessions
Thurs Afternoon Workshops (1:30pm-3pm PDT)
Thurs Afternoon breakout sessions (3 choices; 1:30pm-3pm PST)
Shayne  Gallagher Misty Blakesley Renae Lee Rebby Kern (they/them) Daniel Fishburn (he/him/they/them)
· Expo
Thurs Afternoon - Virtual Expo Hall
Virtual Expo Hall open - come visit our exhibitors and conference sponsors! Video booths, live chat available, and more
· Networking
Thurs afternoon Networking
1-on-1 video chat Networking with other WTS participants available through the "Networking" sidebar menu
· Expo
Fri morning Virtual Expo Hall (7:50am-9am PDT)
Virtual Expo Hall open - come visit our exhibitors and conference sponsors! Video booths, live chat available, and more
· Sessions
Fri morning Friends of Bill session (8am-8:50am PDT)
Please join us for this "Friends of Bill" (AA) meeting.
Darcy Holt
· Sessions
Fri early morning workshops (9am-10:30am PDT)
Fri Morning workshops (3 choices) from 9am-10:30am (PST)
Danny Recio Robert Meltzer Tony Naidoo Karen Scrafford Katelyn Bevard Sanford Shapiro
· Expo
Virtual Expo Hall open
Virtual Expo Hall open - come visit our exhibitors and conference sponsors! Video booths, live chat available, and more
· Sessions
Fri late morning workshops (11am-12:30pm PDT)
Fri Late Morning workshops (3 choices) from 11am-12:30pm (PDT - PACIFIC)
Derek  Daley Natalia Delgado Paredes Jeanine Canty
· Sessions
Breakout sessions - "Sorry, I can't Understand..."
Breakout sessions Natalia's workshop - Please go to Main Workshop session FIRST
Natalia Delgado Paredes
· Networking
Lunch break - Networking available
1-on-1 video Networking with other WTS participants available; See "Networking" in sidebar
· Expo
Lunch break - Virtual Expo Hall open
Lunch break; Virtual Expo Hall also open
· Sessions
Fri afternoon workshops
Fri Afternoon breakout sessions (3 choices; 1:30pm-3pm PDT)
Josh White Jenna Pacelli Christine Norton
· Sessions
Breakout sessions - Women in Wilderness leadership workshop
Breakout sessions for Women in Wilderness Leadership - Please go to Main Workshop session FIRST
Christine Norton
· Sessions
Short Closing Ceremony - 3:05pm PDT
Come join us for a short closing ceremony to end the 2020 Online WTS - starting approx 3:05pm PDT
· Expo
Virtual Expo Hall open
Last chance to visit Virtual Expo Hall - come visit our exhibitors and conference sponsors! Video booths, live chat available, and more
· Networking
Networking session
Last chance for 1-on-1 video Networking with other WTS participants available; See "Networking" in sidebar

Speakers

Josh White

Red Mountain Programs

Derek Daley

Legacy Outdoor Adventures

Darcy Holt

Redcliff Ascent

Shayne Gallagher

Wingate

Renae Lee

Mountain Center

Danny Recio

Bridge School

Natalia Delgado Paredes

Aspiro

Rebby Kern (they/them)

Equality NC

Jenna Pacelli

Evoke

Dante Bryant

Diversity Education (UNCC)

Christine Norton

OBH Center researcher

Misty Blakesley

Mountain Center

Sanford Shapiro

Evoke

Katelyn Bevard

Evoke

Karen Scrafford

Elements Wilderness

Tony Naidoo

Useco

Robert Meltzer

Northlight Family

Daniel Fishburn (he/him/they/them)

SUWs of the Carolinas

Jeanine Canty

Naropa University

Jim Lavin

Symposium Event Director

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Welcome to the 2020 Online WTS! OBH Council is proud to offer this online WT Symposium this year to our community to keep us all connected. To learn more about OBH Council, please visit our website link below

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IncidentAnalytix

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