Wildness Events

October 12–14, 2018
Western Colorado University
Gunnison, CO

Headwaters Conference 2018

The FREE 29th annual Headwaters Conference will take place on the campus of Western Colorado University from October 12–14. This year’s topic is “Wild Healing.” “Wilderness” is a word that resonates on a different frequency for each of us. While some see adventure, sacredness, or solace, others find trauma and voids. The 2018 Headwaters Conference explores these wide-ranging wilderness values, and considers the possibility that diversifying the wilderness conversation presents an opportunity to heal.

This year’s conference culminates a week of wilderness conversations among land managers, community groups, and interested citizens at the National Wilderness Workshop, to be held at Western on October 9–13. Dr. Drew Lanham presents the keynote address on Friday night, and participants from both conferences will join with the community in tours, panels, and artistic presentations on Saturday.

Register here for the 2018 Headwaters Conference

Wildness: Relations of People and Place

Wildness: Relations of People and Place