CANCELED - Mountaineers Leadership Conference

Our 2020 Leadership Conference is canceled. Read more about our expanded Leadership Development Series.
COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers event.
  • Sat, Dec 5, 2020 from 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM
  • Seattle Program Center
    7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
    Goodman A, Goodman B, Goodman C, Cascade A, Cascade B, Summit Room, Basement: South Bay, Basement: North Bay, North Plaza: Towers & Chimney, South Plaza: Climbing Wall East Side, South Plaza: Climbing Wall West Side, South Plaza: Boulder, South Plaza: Boulder Field, South Plaza: Center Green
  • Sara Ramsay
  • Leadership Conference Planning Committee
  • The Mountaineers
  • vCal / iCal

2020 Leadership Conference Canceled

This December was to mark the seventh year of our annual Leadership Conference, an event that has grown to include more than 350 volunteers and 16+ sessions over the course of one day. The goals of this event are twofold, leadership development and community building, and over the past several months we've explored multiple options to reformat the Leadership Conference during the pandemic.

Given the trajectory of the pandemic, the only practical and prudent way for us to run the Leadership Conference is a fully online program. The soft-feedback we've received from volunteers during our transition to digital programming indicates little interest in attending a full-day of online programming. With this in mind, we've made the decision to cancel the 2020 Leadership Conference, and will instead channel that energy into an expanded Leadership Development Series.


In an effort to retain and build on the momentum of our successful leadership development programming, we will expand our Leadership Development Series in a fully online format. A benefit with online programming is that all sessions will be equally available to leaders from every branch, and, when possible, content will be recorded and posted to the website for later viewing.

We believe ongoing programming - rather than a single day of programming - is the most appealing and impactful option for our community during this pandemic. Sessions will primarily be offered from October through April, and members will receive a continuing education skill badge for each session they attend.