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Bend Snow & Avalanche Workshop 2019

Saturday, November 9, 2019, 4:00 PM


The Bend Snow & Avalanche Workshop presented by Mt. Bachelor is the second annual gathering of snow and avalanche experts in Central Oregon. Join the Central Oregon Avalanche Center on the Central Oregon Community College campus for a full day of speakers from around the country touching on topics from risk and decision making to traveling safely through the backcountry to snow science and human factors. Presentations will benefit all experience levels and attendees will gain new tools and knowledge beneficial to traveling safely and having fun in the backcountry! Mt. Bachelor, Black Diamond, Oregon Ski Guides, Mountain Supply, Cascade Snowbike, Backcountry Babes, Adventure Data, Association of Pro Patrollers, American Avalanche Association, Dynafit, Pomoca and Ortovox will have booths displaying their wares and information. The Crows Feet Commons Cafe and Picky Bars will provide coffee and bar samples to fuel the stoke! 7-8am Women's Breakfast presented by SheJumps @ The Commons Cafe. Free event, coffee provided, breakfast available to purchase. Scroll down for more details. 8.00-5pm Speaker Series at Wille Hall on Central Oregon Community College Campus, lunch included, doors open at 8:00, event starts at 8:45. 5.30-7pm Happy Hour at the Deschutes Tap Room at the Downtown Pub, free event, first drink on Deschutes! Speaker Schedule: learn more about each speaker HERE! 8:45-9:00 Kevin Grove: Opening Remarks 9:00-9:25 John Scurlock: Heart of the Distant Mountain: Photographic Flights Across Western North America 9:25-9:50 Aaron Hartz: The Central Oregon Avalanche Center: A Community Experience 9:50-10:15 Anne St. Clair: How do Recreationists Understand Avalanche Bulletin Information? Opportunities for Making it Better 10:15-35:40 Break 10:35-11:05 Drew Hardesty: On the Nature Of Forecasting - What Happens When the Forecast is Wrong? 11:05-12:00 Laura Maguire Keynote: Cultivating Mountain Craft: Developing Your Backcountry Expertise 12:00-1:00 Lunch 1:00-1:25 Jon Erickson: A look at Mt. Bachelor's Snow Safety Program, Avalanche Reduction and Risk Exposure/Management Plan 1:25-1:55 Chris Borstad: Slab Avalanche Triggering Mechanics and the Subzero Science and Engineering Research Facility 1:55-2:20 Graham Zimmerman: Alpine Principles – Perfect Preparation 2:20-2:50 Katherine Hilst: Risk Management and Decision Making in the Backcountry: Maximizing Your Safety Margins 2:50-3:10 Break 3:10-3:35 Lynne Wolfe: Checklists 3:35-4:00 Bjarne Salen: Human Factors Decision Making 4:00-4:30 Lynne Wolfe: Debriefing: A Look at What/So What/and Now What? 4:30-5:00 Panel Discussion Led by Drew Hardesty: A Conversation About Risk 5:30-7:00 After party at Deschutes Brewery Locations: The Commons Cafe: 875 NW Brooks St, Bend, OR 97703 Willie Hall at COCC: Upper floor of the Coats Campus Center on NW College Way. Refer to this interactive map and look for the building labeled 'CCC'. Deschutes Brewery: 1044 NW Bond St, Bend, OR 97703 Accommodations: BendSAW is partnering with Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott to provide accomodations at a reduced rate for out of town workshop attendees. Book discounted rooms here or call 541.318.1747 and mention BendSAW. The Fairfield Inn & Suites is centrally located in downtown Bend, 2.5 miles from the workshop on the COCC campus and .5 miles from happy hour at Deschutes Brewery. Find a map here. * Women's Breakfast @ The Commons Cafe: Join SheJumps for an opportunity to meet and greet other women and female-identifying snow enthusiasts! Learn about upcoming women-specific avalanche education opportunities, connect with friends old and new, and start planning the upcoming season’s snow adventures! We know there is a rad group of women in the winter backcountry community and the more connections we can faciliate the better! ~~~~ ** In advance of College events, persons needing accommodation or transportation because of a physical or mobility disability, contact Joe Viola at 541.383.7775. For accommodation because of

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