2018 Keynote Speaker Announced!

WSTC is excited to announce that Glenn Nelson, founder of The Trail Posse, will be the conference’s keynote speaker on Saturday, Oct 27th.  Glenn Nelson is the founder of The Trail Posse, a nonprofit project to cover race and equity in the outdoors. He is an award-winning writer and photographer, a passionate birder and hiker, a proud husband and father, and a lover of the arts, especially ballet.

The topic of Glenn’s talk will be “We Are Outside, Damnit!”  From Glenn – “One of the pervasive false narratives of the outdoors—that people of color are not in it because they are somehow disinclined to be—is used to justify why non-whites are not subjects of advertisements, don’t frequent public lands, or are not leaders in the conservation movement. Allowing this disconnect to play out as exclusionary does not bode well for a country undergoing rapid demographic change and escalating environmental challenges.”