BMC conference on challenge events in the uplands

Posted by Catherine Flitcroft on 01/10/2014

This year's BMC access conference on 9 October is set to look at the cost and benefits of challenge events in the outdoors, and how these can be managed.

There are now endless opportunities to raise money for charity or achieve personal goals by tackling adventurous challenges, but what are the real impacts of this and how widely are they felt? This conference will explore the benefits, complexities and issues of challenge and charity events in the uplands.

From the benefits to the local economy and the opportunities for people to explore our uplands to the pressures on local services and the fragile environment, the conference aims to draw together existing good practice.

We will hear from various National Parks and the John Muir Trust as to how they are managing challenge & charity events, from outdoor providers who organise group events and promote good practice (from the Three Peaks to the Original Mountain Marathon) as well as a presentation from the Institute of Fundraising and Fix the Fells.  

Where and when

The conference will be held at the Rheged Centre in Penrith on 9 October.

Speakers and Programme

The conference schedule has now been finalised with speakers from National Parks, the Institute of Fundraising, Fix the Fells and conservation bodies like the National Trust and John Muir Trust, as well as event organisers.

Cost

The registration fee for the conference is just £30 per delegate for BMC members and £40 per delegate for non-members. BMC membership costs just £14.97 for the first year when you sign up by Direct Debit - join now to take advantage of this discount.

This fee includes a delegate pack, lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

 

Download the conference schedule.

Read our press release.

 

Continued Personal Development

This event is recognised by the Mountain Training Association as Continued Personal Development for MTA members and is worth 1 point. 



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29/07/2014
For those involved in organising upland challenge events we are very keen to get your input at the conference; it will help steer our soon-to-be issued guidance on the subject.

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NK

Chair of BMC Access Management Group

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