Convention Agenda

The 2022 Agenda for the upcoming show is below. As usual, we have provided several educational sessions.  Bring your staff members to enhance their knowledge.

The Tuesday Night Social Event is Casino Night at the Hyatt. Bring your shades and roll up your sleeves.
The Wednesday Evening Banquet and Silent Auction won’t disappoint either!

Monday, Jan 31st 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, Feb 1st Schedule of Events
7:00 AM – 3:00 PM Vendor Setup
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Show Registration
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Managing Risk and Damage Control
Ruthie Rivers, Adventure & Entertainment Risk Consultant, Granite Insurance
9:45 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 and upcoming legislative work, public relation efforts and plans for 2023. The Board of Directors Election will be held at this meeting.  A more detailed agenda will be available at the meeting.
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM River Licensing Office Update. The new ROL database and its benefits will be presented, and the new Coast Guard PFD Rules will be reviewed.
Grant Brown | Boating Safety and Registrations Program Manager | Colorado River Outfitter Office | Littleton
3:00 PM – 6:30 PM

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Trade Show Open

Opening Reception in Tradeshow Hall
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM +++ Tuesday Night Social. Casino Night at the Hyatt. It is your chance to win the big bucks and go home a winner.
Wednesday, Feb 2nd Schedule of Events
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Coffee in Lobby
Trade Show Open – Make Appointments
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Team Focused Initiatives That Turn Work-Hard-Play-Hard Disbeliefs into Profitable and Sustainable Ways of Life
Zebulon Smith | CEO | | Durango
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Legal Liability Updates – What’s the Latest
Ryan Winter & Peter Middleton | Attorneys at Law | Hall & Evans, LLC | Denver
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Brand Building Versus Discounting: How to Spend Your Marketing Budget
Ethan H Decker, PHD | Applied Brand Science | Boulder
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch for Attendees and Vendors
Keynote Speaker – TBA
1:30 PM – 6:30 PM Trade Show Open – DEDICATED VENDOR TIME
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM Banquet and Keynote Speaker
Update on the Colorado Water Plan and Regional Round Table Efforts by Richard Gytenbeek from
Colorado Trout Unlimited followed by our Keynote Speaker –TBA
9:30 PM – 10:30 PM Silent Auction and Door Prize Drawing
Thursday, Feb 3rd 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 American Whitewater Update
Hattie Johnson | Southern Rockies Stewardship Director | American Whitewater | Carbondale
9:15 AM – 10:00 AM America Outdoors Association Update
Aaron Bannon | Executive Director | America Outdoors Association | Lander/Knoxville
11:00 AM – 12:15 AM Drought risks to Colorado’s commercial rafting industry: learning from the past to plan for the future. A review of the recently completed drought model.

Followed by Panel Discussion of Outfitters Sharing their Drought Experiences

Adam Wlostowski, PhD & Keith Jennings, PhD | Water Resource Scientists | Lynker | Boulder
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch in Vendor Hall
1:30 PM – 3:30PM Federal Motor Carrier Review – Several changes have occurred this year regaring DOT learner licening, short haul exemptions, etc. This session reviews things you need to know.

Ryan Byers | Trainer | Front Range Compliance Services | Arvada
2:00 PM Trade Show Closes
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Vendor Take Down