Women Outside Adventure Forum



March 27-29, 2018  Durango, CO

The third annual Women Outside Adventure Forum by Backcountry Experience is coming March 2018! We're setting out to empower and inspire women of all ages (and men, too!) with a rock star lineup of female runners, climbers, skiers, writers, and all-around adventurers. This year's theme is Wild Places & Open Spaces, so we'll hit topics like public lands, rafting and river health, climate change, and other conservation topics.

Speakers include:

Steph Davis
Jacqueline Keeler
Krista Langlois
Jenny Nichols
Dr. Jane Zelikova

Tuesday, March 27, 6-8 pm at the Powerhouse Science Center, 1333 Camino Del Rio, Durango: High Country News and Outside Magazine writer Krista Langlois & Navajo/Dakota author Jacqueline Keeler. An avid rafter and explorer of wild places, Krista will discuss some of river journeys and delve into river health issues. Jacqueline recently edited a collection of essays and poems by Native writers about Bears Ears - she will offer a perspective rarely heard about conservation and Native lands. This event is FREE! Show up early to get the best seats.


Wednesday, March 28, 8-10am at Backcountry Experience, 1205 Camino Del Rio, Durango: Coffee + Conversation in the Outdoor Research Tiny Home. Emily Bowie and Susan Etter of the San Juan Citizens Alliance will lead a group discussion on the everyday actions you can take to make an impact on the issues you're most passionate about.

Wednesday, March 28, 6-8pm at the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. 2nd Ave., Durango: Conservation filmmaker Jenny Nichols and tropical ecologist Dr. Jane Zelikova. Jenny will screen two of her most recent films and discuss the power of storytelling in conservation. We will also watch "End of Snow" featuring Dr. Jane Zelikova, who will share insight into climate change on our western snowpack. This event is FREE! Show up early to get the best seats.


Thursday, March 29, 6-8pm at the Powerhouse Science Center, 1333 Camino Del Rio, Durango: Rock climber, BASE jumper, and writer Steph Davis! Steph has been a sponsored climber since 1996. She’s climbed some of the hardest routes in the world and has recently taken up BASE jumping. On top of that she’s a writer, animal lover, and vegan. Stay tuned for more info on her presentation at this year’s Women Outside.


All proceeds benefit San Juan Mountain SOLES

And many thanks to our generous sponsors:

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