Presenter Information

Weston (Wes) Thelen, Seismologist at the USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory

If An Avalanche Happens on a Volcano, Does it Make a Sound? Seismic Detection of Avalanches on Cascade Volcanoes 

Liz Riggs Meder, Director of Recreation Programs at AIARE

Work With Your Brain to Pay Better Attention in the Backcountry

Nina Aragon, PhD Student in Water Resources Engineering at Oregon State University

CommunitySnow.org: Snowpack Modeling and Monitoring Changes

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 Nick Bond, Climatologist 

Winter 2022/23 Outlook for the Pacific Northwest

Join the Northwest Avalanche Center for a day of learning and take the next step in your backcountry education. At the Northwest Snow and Avalanche Workshop (NSAW) you’ll hear from leading avalanche practitioners and researchers as they present on avalanche safety, mountain stories, and technical innovations. Everyone, regardless of their experience, will walk away with new tools for the backcountry. 

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2022 Northwest Snow and Avalanche Workshop

October 16th, 8 am - 5 pm 

Town Hall Seattle

Event Details

In-person attendance 

Join us in-person in Seattle for a day of snow and avalanche information and community building. We will have brands on-site showing off this year's new gear during a coffee social hour, an exclusive raffle for in-person attendees, and a community happy hour from 4 pm - 5 pm. 

An in-person ticket will include access to the live stream and recordings of the event. 

Location: Town Hall Seattle | 1119 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 

Transportation and Parking Options: Parking is not available at the venue. Please use this site to help with transportation planning. 

Optional Lunch: Lunch is no longer available for purchase at the event. 

Virtual attendance 

A virtual live stream link will be provided. You can choose to watch the event live or at a later date. 

Ticket Cost Information 

In-Person Tickets 

-Tickets are $40

-Online ticket sales are available until October 15th, after that any remaining tickets will be available at the door for $40. 

-Tickets do not include lunch. Lunch can be purchased for $15. Members do not receive a discount on lunch. Lunch must be ordered before October 12th. 

-Coffee will be provided during the pre-event social hour and beer will be provided during the happy hour. 


Virtual Tickets

-Tickets are $20 and are available until the morning of the event 

SpeakersSchedule

Schedule

Amy Jenkins, Ambassador for the All American Heroes Foundation

Overcoming Adversity, Navigating & Improving Mental Health by Recreating in the Backcountry by an Adaptive Athlete

Dr. Alia L. Khan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Science at Western Washington University

Light Absorbing Particles, Snow Algae, and their role in our Changing Snowpacks

Sunday, October 16th | Town Hall Seattle 


8:00 am - Doors Open

Arrive early to meet with brands on this year's new gear and enter the exclusive raffle 


Session 1: Supporting Access to Our Winter Mountains 

9:00 am - Scott Schell and Dennis D'Amico, Welcome and What's New at WAC

9:30 am - Amy Jenkins, Overcoming Adversity, Navigating & Improving Mental Health by Recreating in the Backcountry by an Adaptive Athlete 

10:10 am - Charlotte Guard, Meet You at the Trailhead: Connecting with Our Community 

10:35 am - Break

Session 2: Making and Communicating Pertinent Observations 

11:05 am - Katie Warren, American Avalanche Association Information

11:10 am - Wes Thelen, If An Avalanche Happens on a Volcano, Does it Make a Sound? Seismic Detection of Avalanches on Cascade Volcanoes 

11:40 am - Larry Goldie, Communicating Observations: My Team, Other Parties, The Community 

12:10 pm - Liz Riggs Meder, Work With Your Brain to Pay Better Attention in the Backcountry

Working Lunch with NWAC 

12:45 pm - Lunch, Optional working lunch to get insight into NWAC's operations (Not recorded)  

Session 3: Our Changing Mountain Snowpack 

2:15 pm - Kevin Grove, International Snow Science Workshop Information 

2:20 pm - Alia Khan, Light Absorbing Particles, Snow Algae, and their role in our Changing Snowpacks

2:50 pm - Nina Aragon, CommunitySnow.org: Snowpack Modeling and Monitoring Changes 

3:20 pm - Nick Bond, Winter 2022-23 Outlook for the Pacific Northwest 

3:55 pm - The Bottom Line, Short film premiere 

4:15 pm - Scott Schell, Closing 


4:00 pm - Community Happy Hour

NWAC Members receive a 20% discount


In-person Tickets - $40

Online ticket sales are closed, door tickets available at the event!

Lunch ordering is now closed, attendees are no longer able to purchase a meal for the event. 


Virtual Tickets - $20 

Includes access to the live stream and post-event recordings 


If you have issues accessing your ticket, email katy.wicks@nwac.us

Larry Goldie is an Internationally (IFMGA) Licensed Mountain Guide and AMGA Certified Guide 

Communication in the Backcountry

Charlotte Guard, Program Director at The Northwest Avalanche Center 

Meet You at the Trailhead: Connecting with Our Community 

Kevin Grove, Professor of Physics and Engineering at Central Oregon Community College

International Snow Science Workshop Information

Katie Warren, A3 Board Member and NWAC Avalanche Specialist

American Avalanche Association Information

Thank you to our sponsors

This event took place on October 16, 2022.

Ticket holders: The recordings were sent to you on October 19, 2022. This may not have sent if you have unsubscribed from all NWAC emails.

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