The Quiet Adventures Symposium needs that will help you “discover your subsequent journey.”
That’s the tagline for the much-loved, Michigan-based conference of like-minded people who adore the outside. Now in its twenty sixth 12 months of celebrating “quiet” sports activities like paddling, biking, and mountaineering, the symposium is returning with a recent roster of visitor audio system and reside music.
This 12 months the symposium will probably be completely digital, with classes unfold out over 5 evenings this month: Feb. 16, 18, 23, 25, and 27. Tickets are $10 for the whole occasion, and they are often bought at any time throughout or after the symposium as a result of the classes will probably be recorded. Registration info might be discovered at quietwatersociety.org.
Final 12 months, greater than 1,000 folks got here to East Lansing for the occasion. Whereas organizers are uncertain how the digital format will have an effect on turnout this 12 months, they’re optimistic that it may broaden the symposium’s attain.
“We at all times thought that this present was like an enormous reunion of our out of doors household, and so we’re going to overlook that,” mentioned Linda DeKock, one of many occasion’s volunteer organizers. “Nonetheless, as a result of it’s digital, I believe we might be able to attain a wider viewers — probably a special, youthful viewers.”
This 12 months’s occasion boasts greater than 40 audio system, every providing insights on quite a lot of subjects and private experiences, together with yard birding, ultralight backpacking, thru-hiking the North Nation Path, constructing picket boats, exploring Michigan water trails, and extra.
With the previous 12 months seeing a surge of curiosity in out of doors actions, DeKock mentioned the occasion ought to function inspiration to many who’re already dreaming of summer time adventures.
“You’ll come again with every kind of concepts by way of what you are able to do as quickly because the climate breaks,” DeKock mentioned.
To register, see the schedule of visitor audio system and subjects, or to be taught extra, go to the Quiet Adventures Symposium at quietwatersociety.org.