Convention

Agenda

Convention Agenda

Below is the updated 2023 Agenda.

Please note something new on this 2023 agenda. We have 3 dedicated employee sessions on Wednesday. Two focus on risk management and liability issues and one concerns how to contribute to the health of your company. Bring your managers and employees for these sessions.  The sessions are 10 AM to 2:30 PM so many of you can have staff make a day of it without an overnight stay.

The Tuesday Night Social Event is Casino Night at the Hyatt. We will even feed you while you play. Bring your shades and roll up your sleeves.

The Wednesday Evening Banquet and Silent Auction won’t disappoint either!

Monday, Jan 30st Schedule of Events
1:00 PM – 8:00 PM Vendor Setup
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM CROA Board of Directors Meeting- All Members Welcome
Tuesday, Jan 31st Schedule of Events
7:00 AM – 3:00 PM Vendor Setup
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Show Registration
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Proactive Strategies for a Critical Accident
Ruthie Rivers, Adventure & Entertainment Risk Consultant, Granite Insurance | Boone NC
Leah Corrigan, Founder & Managing Attorney, Recreation Law Group | Driggs ID
10:45 AM – 12:00 AM General Membership Meeting Part 1 – RESTRICTED TO MEMBERS ONLY
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch on Your Own
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM CROA General Membership Meeting Part 2 – RESTRICTED TO MEMBERS ONLY
This meeting will include updates for recent association activities, upcoming legislative work, public relation efforts and plans for 2023. The Board of Directors Election will be held at this meeting.  We will also vote if CROA should become a 501 (3) corporation. A more detailed agenda will be available the day of the meeting.
3:00 PM – 6:30 PM
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Trade Show Opens
Opening Reception in Tradeshow Hall
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM +++ Tuesday Night Social. Casino Night at the Hyatt.
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Wednesday, Feb 1st Schedule of Events
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Coffee in Lobby
Trade Show Open – Make Appointments
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM River Licensing Office Update. Recent updates for the ROL Application and Database program and a review of the final rules for the new Coast Guard PFD classifications.
Grant Brown | Boating Safety and Registrations Program Manager | Colorado River Outfitter Office | Littleton
Michael Haskins | ROL/Swiftwater Investigator | Colorado River Outfitter Office | Littleton
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Legal Liability Updates – What’s the Latest
Ryan Winter, Peter Middleton, & Matthew Hegarty | Attorneys at Law | Hall & Evans, LLC | Denver
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EMPLOYEE SESSION
Calculating Your Way to a Potential Raise
Zebulon Smith | CEO | zebulonllc.com | Durango
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Adapting Colorado’s Water Systems for a 21st Century Economy and Water Supply
Jennifer Gimbel | Senior Water Policy Scholar | Colorado Water Center | Colorado State University
Eric Kuhn | Retired | former General Manager of Colorado River Water Conservation District
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EMPLOYEE SESSION
Factors in Risk Management for Staff Members

Ryan Winter, Peter Middleton, & Matthew Hegarty | Attorneys at Law | Hall & Evans, LLC | Denver
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch for Attendees and Vendors
Keynote Speaker:  Governor Jared Polis
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM EMPLOYEE SESSION
Liability Considerations

Ryan Winter, Peter Middleton, & Matthew Hegarty | Attorneys at Law | Hall & Evans, LLC | Denver
1:30 PM – 6:30 PM Trade Show Open – DEDICATED VENDOR TIME
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM Banquet
Keynote Speaker: Julie McCluskie, Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives.
9:30 PM – 10:30 PM Silent Auction and Door Prize Drawing
Thursday, Feb 2nd Schedule of Events
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Coffee in Lobby
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Trade Show Open
8:30 AM – 9:15 AM  America Outdoors Association Update
Aaron Bannon | Executive Director | America Outdoors Association | Lander/Knoxville
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Outfitter Pricing
Zebulon Smith | CEO | zebulonllc.com | Durango
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM Why Marketers Need to Diversify Paid Media in the Age of Privacy
Melissa McKay | VP of Business Development | Booyah Advertising | Denver
11:15 PM – 12:00 PM The “Cookiepocalypse”: How and why you must know how to leverage your own first-party data in 2023
Ben Waymire | VP of Business Development | Booyah Advertising | Denver
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch in Vendor Hall
2:00 PM Trade Show Closes
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Vendor Take Down