c:ore RISK 2021 NEWS UPDATE
Firstly, we hope you are all safe and well in these unusual times.
Secondly, an update. After seeing the 2020 conference scuppered due to Covid19, the 2021 C:ORE Risk Conference will be run by zoom.
The C:ORE Risk team had been monitoring the Covid19 situation since early January 2020.
In January, certainly February, Covid19 was a classic Gray Rhino 🦏- (more on this at the conference)
Towards the end of January, it became clear that there was a very high likelihood of a global Pandemic and team members were advising their clients accordingly.
Our very real fears were realised, health threats to the populace, plans to roll out discounted courses to 2019 delegates scuppered and it became apparent that the world would be changed, with flights and face to face conferences unlikely until a vaccine or effective treatment was discovered.
Team members have been active working with organisations on pre lockdown preparation from January and through lockdown. This includes assisting outdoor, adventure travel, media, exploration and professional services organisations.
Understandably, for many people, Covid19 has taken up all available bandwidth as individuals, families and organisations worked through the new reality.
We made an active decision early on to wait, monitor and review information, which has been changing by the day, before making any key decisions. Now we have a clearer picture, we are moving forwards.
Given the advisory and operational work the organisers are involved with, we were unable to run the planned, face to face, C:ORE Risk 2020.
For 2021, Covid is still having an impact and we decided early in the year that it would still not be wise to run a face to face conference in 2021 given the fact that those in our community may pay for flights and accommodation then be left out of pocket in the event of cancellation.
However, we wanted to do something in 2021 so have planned towards a relaxed, online conference lite in October 2021- with a firm plan to bring back our hugely successful C:ORE Risk Conference as a face to face event in 2022, at our home in Snowdonia - Plas y Brenin.
We also wanted to do something for the C:ORE Risk alumni and so, Remote Area Risk specialists, Remote Area Risk International, will be running a number of their internationally acclaimed delivery of the Royal Geographical Society certified Off Site Safety Management courses exclusively for C:ORE Risk 2019 alumni between the C:ORE Risk 2021 and Christmas - one live and one virtual - the course is the perfect foundation for C:ORE Risk Conference delegates (and, indeed, the conference was intended to delve deeper into subjects on the OSSM course). Existing alumni will be able to access the course at half price.
A host of new sessions will include diverse subjects including topical: safety in the Covid19 environment, the new ISO:31030 Travel Risk Management standard, being launched in September 2021, including hearing from members of the U.K. committee who worked on it...and a host of other sessions to refresh, prepare, educate and enthuse our delegates and alumni as they prepare for the future.
Keep watching this space !
If you have any questions in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org