Missing Activity Template - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Missing Activity Template - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

The Leadership Conference is a fun day of professional development dedicated to thanking, inspiring, and empowering The Mountaineers current and aspiring volunteer leaders.

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Click here to view our current line-up of presenters. 

Click here to view our full schedule of breakout sessions. 

Registration Note: All of The Mountaineers leaders should have received information about a discount registration code. Questions? Please contact Sara Ramsay


  • 7-8:30am, Registration, Breakfast, and Raffle
  • 8:30-9:30am, Opening Keynote
  • 9:30am-12:30pm, Morning Sessions
  • 12:30-1:30pm, Lunch & Exhibit Hall
  • 1:30-4pm, Afternoon Sessions
  • 4-5pm, Mini-Summits
  • 5-6pm, Social Hour

Registration for the Leadership Conference includes participation in speaker sessions, a swag bag, the chance to win raffle prizes, meals... and more!

A light breakfast will be available during morning registration, a "build-your-own" boxed lunch is served mid-day, and hors d'oeuvres with beer and wine will be provided at the end of the day during the evening reception.

For over 100 years, The Mountaineers has enriched the outdoor community by helping thousands of people to explore, conserve, learn about, and enjoy the lands and waters of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. We take pride in that legacy, and we we want to honor our volunteer leaders who make it all happen!

The Mountaineers Leadership Conference is a one-day conference  at the Seattle Program Center in Magnuson Park. The program includes both esteemed outdoor professionals and seasoned leaders from our own community at The Mountaineers. A series of interactive sessions will explore the many facets of leadership – from honing our decision-making skills, to pedagogy and better teaching, to the "soft-skills" of facilitating positive group dynamics.

We're excited to announce several changes to this year's line-up.

  • Exhibit Hall - During lunch, we'll offer an exhibit hall where conference attendees can browse vendors and skills experts. We'll have a variety of volunteer experts ready to answer questions and share their knowledge. No advanced registration is required! Lunch will be a "build your own" boxed meal option to give you flexibility to move around, mingle, and learn from our exhibit hall presenters and vendors.
  • Mini-Summits - We'll close the day with an hour of rich conversation to synthesize everything you learned during the conference sessions. Facilitated discussion will be set-up by activity type. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to connect with like minded adventurers from all branches, and to share some key take-aways relevant to your activity. 

Please check back often for more information about this year's schedule and presenters!



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Please bring your enthusiasm, your desire to learn, an open-mind, and your past experiences. We hope that our schedule of interactive sessions will provide you with the opportunity to share with and learn from other leaders from a variety of backgrounds.

Lunch will be provided, along with light snacks and coffee for breakfast. In the evening, after the scheduled program of presentation, The Mountaineers will host a social hour with light food and drink.

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