The AMGA’s 2018 Annual Meeting will kick off on the evening of Oct 24, feature technical and classroom clinics, annual awards, AMGA/IFMGA graduation, a Roundtable discussion with the Board, and much more! All the action will be held at the Petzl Technical Institute in Salt Lake City.
The Annual Meeting is our biggest yearly event that offers our members the opportunity for professional development and the chance to network with fellow guides and industry professionals. Plus, this year we have more choices and added clinic spots for Outdoor Technical Clinics.
Our schedule of clinics has something for everyone, regardless of certification level or number of years in the profession. Note some technical clinics have prerequisites so check out the clinic details for more info before you sign up!
Plus, this year we are adding in pre- and post-conference options of Leave Not Trace (LNT) Trainer course (Saturday, October 20, 2018) and a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Re-Cert (Monday, October 29 and Tuesday, October 30, 2018).
In addition to our popular technical clinics, we also offer indoor classroom sessions with topics that aren’t otherwise covered in AMGA programs. These workshops are taught by experts in their respective fields and include subjects such as:
Questions about registration? Email [email protected] or call 303.271.0984.
Annual Meeting ticket | October 24 – 27
Includes daily professional development clinics, evening events as well as food and beverages for those evening events.
Annual Meeting – Evenings ticket | October 24 – 27
Includes Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evening events as well as food and beverages for those evening events.
Telephone: (801) 517-4000
Group Code: AMG
Leave No Trace Trainer Course for AMGA Members
Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21, 2018
Location: Momentum in Sandy
Environmental Stewardship is an increasingly important topic in guiding as the industry grows and more people are accessing the outdoors. As guides we need to hold ourselves to a high standard of knowledge and have the ability to teach outdoor ethics to our clients. The Leave No Trace Trainer Course should be the baseline for working guides to complement their field experience. Come learn the skills necessary to communicate the information effectively to your clients. Learn from AMGA Instructor Team Members who can make the content relevant to you, where you work, and how you interact with land managers and the public.
Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Re-Cert
Monday, October 29 and Tuesday, October 30, 2018
This course is targeted towards working mountain guides and will address and focus on issues, skills and problems that mountain guides will come across while working in mountain environments. This is a 2-day course with 8 hours of online content to be completed before the course. The online content is self paced and will be available 30 days prior to start of course.
This course will be held immediately after the AMGA annual meeting and is open to all mountain guides from any organization interested in education by and for mountain guides. This course will be taught by medical professionals with clinical emergency medicine experience and skills. Instructors bring a diverse background in emergency medicine and pre-hospital care.
WFR cards from other organizations such as WMI, WMA etc are honored and will be accepted as previous certification for recertification purposes. CPR certification will be offered. Contact Alan Oram [email protected] for additional questions.