AORE Annual Report 2013 - Page 16

th 27 Annual AORE Conference-Building Bridges Leadership  of  this  year’s  conference  looked  a  bit  different  than  previous  AORE  conferences.  The   program  managers  at  the  University  of  Maryland  wanted  to  give  the  student  trip  leaders  of  the  adventure   program  an  opportunity  to  apply  their  skills  and  talents  to  the  planning  and  delivery  of  the  AORE   conference.  We  trust  our  students  to  plan  and  deliver  quality  adventure  education  trips  for  their  fellow   students  in  wild  and  remote  places  with  harsh  consequences  and  inspiring  rewards,  so  we  wanted  to  give   them  the  challenge  to  plan  the  ultimate  adventure  trip;  hosting  a  national  conference.  The  student   leadership  team,  with  the  support  of  professional  staff  from  the  University  of  Maryland’s  Campus   Recreation  Services,  collaborated  with  the  National  Office,  BOD  and  members  of  each  of