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Registration open for GTE Conference 2021

The IRF GTE Conference 2021 will be an online event. Registration is now open.

The GTE Conference is an opportunity for all Instructors and Assessors to review and update their knowledge and skills of the IRF’s Guide Training & Education (GTE) System. The conference is open to all current and recently expired IRF GTE Instructors and Assessors. Attendance of the event will count toward renewal criteria for Instructors.

An engaging conference:

The pandemic has affected everyone’s lives and opportunities to be rafting. As a result we understand many Instructors and Assessors have been unable to keep up with their required GTE workshops over the past 18 months. Travel restrictions around the globe and our desire to ensure everyone remains healthy and safe, this year’s conference is online. The conference will be a series of presentations and engaging Q&A sessions. Everyone who attends is encouraged to engage in the discussions and activities.

GTE conference 2021 details:

  • The conference will be a three hour online event
  • Participants can join on mobile devices, laptops or desktops. Software download is not required – it is entirely browser based (Chrome or Firefox are preferred browsers)
  • There are two sessions available to choose from. The two events will feature the same presentations and content. Select the event for the most convenient time for you
  • Conference participation fee is $50.00 USD per person

GTE Conference 2021 Agenda (subject to minor changes):

WelcomeIRF President, Joe Willis Jones
GTE overview and current activityIRF 2nd Vice President, GTE Committee Chair, Gáspár Göncz
New White Water Guide AwardsIRF Instructor, Sebastian Larcher
GTE growing internationallyOwner, North West Rafting Company, Zach Collier
GTE workshop reporting and administrationIRF GTE Administration
GTE assessment standards and debriefsIRF GTE Secretary, Mark Hirst
Assessing paddleboat skillsNeil Newton-Taylor
GTE and social mediaIRF Media and Marketing, Sean Clarke
Open ForumSession led by GTE Secretary, Mark Hirst
Summary and closing remarks 

Renewal of Instructor certifications:

The normal procedures for renewing an IRF Instructor certificate are to satisfy the following requirements every three years:

  1. Conduct a minimum of three (3) relevant assessment workshops or GTPs
  2. Attend a GTE Instructor workshop or GTE conference
  3. Be physically capable of demonstrating all skills being taught or assessed
  4. Hold a current Advanced 1st Aid Certificate or higher

Attending the IRF GTE Conference 2021 will be accepted as evidence of meeting items 1 and 2. Physical capability and first aid certification requirements remain as normal for Instructor renewals.

If all criteria are met as above, renewals will be valid for three years from the date of the IRF GTE Conference 2021.

Purchase your ticket to the IRF GTE Conference 2021:

Further information on the IRF’s globally recognised Guide Training & Education (GTE) System can be found through these links:

If you have any further questions regarding the conference, contact GTE Admin.