Crash and Learn

Speakers, submit your presentations HERE.

Attendees, registration is not open.


“Whether it’s crashing patients or crashing helicopters, we all need to learn to do better.” Crash and Learn is the premiere outdoor conference that offers a unique learning experience while maintaining safety precautions during a pandemic. This ‘Resuscitation Retreat’ is not only affordable, but focuses on educating clinicians who are actually performing patient care.

Unlike other conferences, Crash and Learn does not have pre-cons, keynote addresses, slide presentations, or business casual dress. Education sessions will take place in a wilderness environment utilizing whiteboard lectures, hands-on workshops, and high-fidelity simulations. Not only are these methods proven to better promote retention of information, but they will allow students to interact directly with world-renowned instructors.

Forget stuffy conference rooms in a city with nothing to do! Come learn in the forest, under the stars, amongst motivated peers!



When is registration opening?

This will be announced on 1/1/22.


Do I have to be an active flight crew member to attend?

Absolutely not! Our conference is all-inclusive and will include content that is applicable to pre-hospital and in-hospital disciplines.


What subjects will be taught?

Our goal is to cover the entire gamut of pre-hospital medicine. Education topics will include emergency medicine, critical care, wilderness medicine, aviation safety, survival, and more!


Will I get CE’s for attending?

Of course! The entire conference will be accredited by CAPCE and The California Board of Nursing via CME Collective. Rest assured that awarded CE’s are accepted by both the BCEN and IBSC.


How many attendees will be there?

Student groups will intentionally be kept small to facilitate a safe and individualized learning experience. In order to achieve this, we are capping the 2022 conference at 100 attendees. Sign up early before we sell out!


How will I get to the campground?

Two shuttle buses will be providing FREE transportation to and from SLC airport and the campground! Buses have a 50-person capacity and will be on a first come, first serve basis. We will post the departure times ASAP. If you are unable to make it, we recommend utilizing one of the readily available ride-share services and carpooling. (Cost from the airport is approximately $40.) Parking is extremely limited, so vehicles will be charged an additional $50 at the time of registration.


How long will I be there?

September 15-18, 2022. The conference will be two full days of education (9/16-9/17), but we are including the days before and after in the price of admission. That’s right – No hotel costs for 4 days!


Where will I stay?

BYOT (Bring Your Own Tent). Attendees will have their own site to set up a tent. We will offer RV and overlander parking for an additional $50 at the time of registration. Campsites can accommodate multiple attendees, if you prefer to stay with friends. Also, there are local accommodations for those who prefer not to stay on site.


Will I get to pick my campsite?

General camp areas will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis at the time of check-in. Attendees can choose where to set up in their assigned area as long as adequate space is available. We have an overflow site that will be assigned to those who show up the latest.


What will I eat?

Some meals will be included in the price of registration. More details regarding this will follow. Otherwise, it’s camping, so bring something you can eat and/or cook outside. Some fire pits will be accessible for this very reason, but we recommend bringing other means just in case. There is not a place onsite to purchase such items, so come prepared.


What will I do after each day?

The fun and networking never stops! Enjoy outdoor recreation with your fellow attendees by sitting around a bonfire, hiking up a mountain, swimming in a creek, or playing a game. Activities such as corn hole and volleyball will be made available. The sky is the limit!


How do I sign up to speak?

Initially, speakers were hand-selected, but we have now opened up submissions to the public. See the link at the very top of this page.


How do I stay informed?

Listen to the Heavy Lies the Helmet podcast, read the blogs, and follow our social media pages. Also, look for the #CAL22 hashtag!

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