More than 100 people turned out on February 10 for A3’s seminar, Effective Avalanche Communication with the Public and Media: Leveraging Expertise and Factual Information. We were very fortunate to be able to welcome three distinguished guests. Simon Trautman, National Avalanche Specialist for the US Forest Service National Avalanche Center provided some perspective on the tragic spate of avalanche accidents that plagued the first part of February, Tom Nichols, University Professor at the US Naval War College, offered his thoughts on communicating using facts and legitimate expertise, and Amy David, of the Sawtooth Avalanche Center, discussed communicating effectively about avalanches and avalanche danger using social media.

Watch a recording of the seminar below:

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The next seminar, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Avalanche World, will be held on Thursday, March 11 at 6:30 PM MST. A3 members should keep an eye on their email for more details and for the Zoom creds needed to log in to the seminar. We hope you’ll join us for what promises to be an important evening of professional development.

Check out the other videos in our seminar series:

Behavioral Economics and Avalanche Decision-Making with Dr. George Lowenstein (November 5, 2020)

Avalanche Safety Technologies with Pascal Haegeli, Daniel “Howie” Howlett, and Jonathan Shefftz (December 10, 2020)

Avalanches and Climate Change with Ben Hatchett, Christopher Mitterer, and Pascal Haegeli (January 14, 2021)

Feature photo by Les Anderson on Unsplash